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Zombie Apoc BrikWars

“The Megablox virus is running rampant throughout Bricksburg!  Come and test your survival skills in the world of LEGO! Bring a minifigure that represents you and fight back the hordes of plastic! In a The Walking Plastic!  A Zombie BrikWars game.”  Up to six players per game can join one of several Zombie Apoc themed BrikWars games held throughout the weekend. See brikwars.com for overview of rules. A Weekend Pass is required to play. Signup link posted soon!

M249 LMG

We just received a consignment of “proto” M249 (“SAW”) Light Machine Guns from BrickArms. These will be used in the exclusive World War Brick Anaheim event kit, which will be included free in the goodie bag for each Weekend Pass holder. In the event we don’t sell out of Weekend Passes, the remaining event kits will be made available to purchase by the public attendees. Get there early for a better chance at getting one (better yet, get a Weekend Pass and be guaranteed you’ll have one waiting for you!). More details on the event kit coming soon…

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We are pleased to announce that there will be no less than two World War Brick events in 2015:

WWB Anaheim

World War Brick Anaheim, CA – February 13-15:

We will be hosting our first-ever West Coast event at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South. It will follow the same format as our other World War Brick events: Activities for Weekend Pass holders will happen all day Friday through Sunday, with a six-hour public window on Saturday and Sunday only. Weekend Passes will cost $75 and single-day Public Tickets are $10. Of course we will offer a discount spread for people who buy their passes early. For your convenience, we are encouraging guests to stay at the Embassy Suites a have secured a discounted room rate if you book HERE.

Brickmania on Tour:

As part of our preparations for World War Brick Anaheim, the Brickmania team will be driving from Minnesota to California with several of our large displays. We will make stops in four cities on each direction of our trip and set up one-day-only displays to help offset our travel costs.

  • Kansas CityVFW Post 1000,  1002 E. US Highway 24, Independence, MO  on Sunday, February 8, 2015 – noon to 6pm
  • Oklahoma City, OKAmerican Legion Post 73,  500 SE 24th, Del City, OK  on Monday, February 9, 3 – 8pm
  • Albuquerque, NMVFW Post 41, 2011 Girard Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, February 10, 3-8pm
  • Flagstaff, AZAmerican Legion Post #3, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday, February 11, 3-8pm
  • Las Vegas, NVAmerican Legion Post 40, 425 East Van Wagenen Street, Henderson, NV on Tuesday, February 17, 3-8 pm
  • Provo, UTElks Lodge No. 849, 1000 South University Ave, Provo, UT on Wednesday, February 18, 3-8pm
  • Denver, COVFW Post 2461, 1350 South Broadway Blvd. Denver, CO on Thursday, February 19, 3-8pm
  • Omaha, NEVFW Post 2503, 8904 Military Rd, Omaha, NE on Friday, February 20, 3-8pm and Saturday February 21st, 10-5pm.

Entrance cost is $5.00 per person, Family of 4 or more $20.00 maximum. With each paid admission you will receive a coupon for $5.00 off a $50.00 purchase either that day or through our web store.

World War Brick – Minneapolis, MN: June 19-21:

At Brickmania Toyworks, which is a gallery space located in a former WW2-era armaments factory in Northeast Minneapolis and is currently the world headquarters of Brickmania Custom Kits. Weekend Passes will cost $75 and single-day Public Tickets are $10. Of course we will offer a discount spread for people who buy their passes early.

World War Brick 2014 Visitors Survey

Did you attend WWB 2014? If so we’d like your feedback to help make the next events better. Please follow THIS LINK to complete the survey.

World War Brick staff in front of the mosaic built at WWB 2014

World War Brick staff in front of the mosaic built at WWB 2014. Photo by Bill T. 

World War Brick 2014 is unanimously being considered an unqualified success, thanks in large to the effort of our wonderful Weekend Pass holders, volunteers, guests and staff.  What did we do at WWB 2014?  Here’s some highlights:

  • We collectively built a giant mosaic measuring 14 feet across by 9 feet tall
  • We played games such as the Micro Tank Battle and Brikwars
  • Built two massive group dioramas
  • Put 100’s of our own creations on display
  • Had awesome workshops on customizing minifigs, lighting models, decal application and more.
  • Learned how BrickArms “Reloaded” weapons and made and witnessed the release of new BrickArms weapons and a new Brickmania kit.
  • Went for rides in Brickmania’s 2 1/2 ton truck
  • Made new friends and caught up with old ones
Will Chapman about to release a bunch of new BrickArms... Photo by Bill T.

Will about to release a bunch of new BrickArms weapons. Photo by Bill T.

The over-all attendance figures are as follows:

  • Weekend Pass holders, presenters and volunteers: 269
  • Public hours guests: 320
  • Total at WWB: 589
Saturday night Auction and Raffle

Saturday night Auction and Raffle.  Photo by Bill T. 

FUNDRAISING RESULTS

Throughout the weekend we held several raffles and an auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, for which we raised $5487.00.  Thanks to everyone who made this happen, including the sponsors and generous individuals who donated tons of great prizes!

Micro Tank Game Tournament Finals

Micro Tank Game Tournament Finals. Photo by Bill T.

MICRO TANK TOURNAMENT

Tournament winners:

  1. Brett S. (Grand Champion)
  2. Cam W.
  3. Bennet R.
  4. Yisroel K.

King of the Hill:  Andreas B.

Laying a Hero to Rest

Laying a Hero to Rest by Will and David Y. photo by Bill T

MOC AWARDS:

NPU = Nice Parts Usage TIE
MOC # 7 Sith Holocrons? By Aidan D.
MOC # 13 The Battle of Saipan By Seth C.

Most Iconic
Laying a Hero to Rest By Will and David Y.

Most Over the Top
Normandy Invasion: Omaha Beach By Massimo & Christopher S.

Best use of Brick Arms
Warehouse Of Destruction By Andrew W.

Best Special Effects
Normandy Invasion: Omaha Beach By Massimo & Christopher S.

SNOT (Studs Not On Top) Champion
Lenticular Mosaic By Jeremy F.

Public Favorite
Laying a Hero to Rest By Will and David Y.

Black Hawk Down

Yitzy and Dan revealed their Black Hawk Down diorama at WWB 2014. Photo by Bill T.

Flickr Photo Group

If you’d like to see more photos from World War Brick 2014, please see our group on Flickr. Feel free to join in and add your pictures to the group pool!