World War Brick is a gathering of hobbyists and fans dedicated to modeling historical and military-related scenes, vehicles, and weaponry using LEGO® brand bricks.*† At WWB we provide ample space for activities, displays, collaborations and of course products for sale from Brickmania, BrickArms, GI Brick and other top-tier custom vendors who seek to expand and enrich the building experience.
For the less hardcore, we are also opening the doors for a limited public exhibition. During this time, the curious will be allowed to experience what amounts to the world’s largest collection of LEGO military models and dioramas ever assembled. The public will also have access to all of the products for sale.
Public hours are 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday only. Admission costs $13 per person Saturday, or $11 per person on Sunday in advance. Prices are higher at the door.
Children 4 and under free, but keep in mind LEGO pieces are small and present a choking hazard to small children!
For the most dedicated we offer the World War Brick Weekend Pass. This gives you full access to this unique gathering of like-minded builders sharing their love of modeling with the LEGO brick. This includes showing off your own creations, participating collaborative builds, networking, workshops, speakers, games, tournaments and more. The purchase of a Weekend Pass is required to attend at this level and space is strictly limited.
A weekend pass gets you the following:
- Full access to all official World War Brick activities happening 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.
- Space to display your MOCs (MOC = My Own Creation) and potentially participate in collaborative displays.
- First crack at all all the stuff for sale, including new releases and event exclusives.
- Ability to join game tournaments including the Micro Tank Battle, the World War Chess Tournament, and more.
- Goodie bag including an exclusive event T-shirt, event kit, exclusive items from our sponsors and more.
Weekend pass purchasers must be 15 years of age or accompanied by an parent or guardian with their own weekend pass.
World War Brick is presented by Brickmania LLC. However, we are seeking interested parties to co-sponsor the event. Co-sponsorship could include such things as contest prizes, stuff for the goodie bags, or anything else that may help make World War Brick a better event. Get in touch if you are interested.
The first World War Brick took place outside of Chicago, IL during the Summer of 2012. It was organized by Brickmania, a company dedicated to releasing historically accurate models from LEGO bricks. On display were more than 200 military models by several designers from across North America. There were also custom kits available for sale, a huge assortment of BrickArms weapons and accessories, T-shirts and more. Approximately 2000 people attended the first event.
*Since LEGO bricks were not specifically designed to suit military modeling subjects, we do believe in including additional third party and aftermarket products to increase levels of realism and improve the play experience.
World War Brick is not about warmongering or supporting any particular ideology. We are, however, interested in honoring the historical significance of our modeling subjects, as well as the actual sacrifices, hardships, triumphs, and defeats as experienced by those who were there, and their loved ones.
†World War Bricks is not in any way connected to the LEGO Company nor do they endorse or authorize this event in any way.
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