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Join us June 10-12th, 2016 for our 4th Annual World War Brick Minneapolis event, taking place at the Brickmania Toyworks and co-sponsored by Brickmania, BrickArms, and GI Brick. There will be displays created by LEGO® enthusiasts from across the country, fun and games, friendly competitions and more. Our gathering is meant to share our enthusiasm for historic modeling, building with LEGO® bricks, and to raise awareness and money for our nation’s military Veterans.
World War Brick 2016 will take place at Brickmania’s world headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Also known as the Brickmania Toyworks, we are located in a huge factory complex that built military armaments during and after World War II. Roughly 15,000 square feet of air conditioned space will be available for all WWB activities, with approximately 10,000 SF worth of displays viewable by the general public.
A World War Brick Weekend Pass is Your All-Access Ticket
Weekend Pass holders will be eligible for all three days of activities and will receive a goodie bag that includes a T-shirt, event kit, and special gifts from the event sponsors. They will also be the first to see and purchase new products from the event sponsors, participate in various building challenges, attend the charity Auction (proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project) and interact with the creators of the most cutting edge custom LEGO® and after-market products. Weekend Pass holders are also invited to bring their MOCs (My Own Creations) to share with the general public and be eligible for one of the prestigious WWB MOC Award Trophies. There are discounts available for purchasing your weekend passes early. PURCHASE NOW
The merely curious are invited to attend during the Public Exhibition hours taking place Saturday and Sunday. During this time you will be able to see hundreds of unique historic military models, shop exclusive items from our sponsors, watch exciting tournament action, meet the craftspeople behind the exhibits, and join games and activities that benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The public exhibit hours are 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday only. Visitors who pre-pay online will be admitted entrance starting at 9:30am and will receive a free ticket good for one activity or the public raffle. Advance ticket sales end June 9th. There are discounts available for purchasing early. PURCHASE NOW
Museum Quality Displays
World War Brick was founded by Daniel Siskind, an award-winning creator of historical models and displays built from LEGO® Bricks. Founded in 1999 under the name Brickmania, Daniel and his team produce the finest quality historical displays featured in museums, memorials, reunions, and schools, and whose custom kits are enjoyed in homes around the world.
There will be many other creations and models on display created by World War Brick attendees, mainly in historical themes, but also a smattering of science fiction and other subjects.
We’re Building to the Next Level
The official LEGO® product line does not include military themes. To help fill this void, BrickArms founder Will Chapman began manufacturing his own injection-molded plastic toy weapons designed specifically for use with the LEGO system. Since it’s humble beginnings in a garage, in a suburban Seattle neighborhood in 2006, BrickArms has gained a huge international following and a reputation as one of the finest quality American toy manufacturers. BrickArms has been a major sponsor of the World War Brick event since its inception. Will Chapman is giving the featured presentation on Friday evening to Weekend Pass holders.
Supporting Our Veterans
World War Brick has been dedicated to supporting our Veterans since the first one was held in Chicago in 2012. Many activities such as the raffle and auction are specifically designed with fund-raising in mind, with all proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. At World War Brick 2015 we raised over $10,000 and plan to far exceed that figure in 2016!