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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!

 

Flak 37

We’re pleased to show these preview pictures of the 2014 event kit: the German 3.7cm Flak 37 anti-aircraft cannon.  Every Weekend Pass holder will find on of these guns in their goodie bags… But there’s a catch; the minifigs shown will NOT come with the kit!  Instead we are making speciel-edition custom Luftwaffe crewmen for the guns, which you can get in one of two ways: 1.) You can complete a 10×10″ panel of the Cobra King mosaic and get one for FREE our 2.) You will be able to purchase extra crewmen. Some additional kits wand figs will be available for sale at WWB, but they will probably go as fast as last year’s exclusive Jeep kit!

WWPL

We will be holding a benefit auction during World War Brick to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The auction will be happen on Friday evening and will be open to all Weekend Pass holding attendees. Items to be auctioned include prototype models, rare kits, and other cool items donated by WWB sponsors, attendees and supporters.

Kits

A few of the rare Brickmania kits and instruction book donated for the auction.

WWB attendees will also be able to earn raffle tickets by participating in various activities and can put into the raffle pool for the prizes of their choosing. You can increase your odds of winning by purchasing additional raffle tickets – with all proceeds going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be raffles during both public days, but the best prizes will be awarded during the auction on Friday evening.

Quilt

T-Shirt quilt / bedspread to Auctioned off.

WWB2014SquareLogoMark your calendar!

The next World War Brick military-theme LEGO™ fan convention will be held on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014.  We will once again be convening at the Brickmania Toyworks in Minneapolis, MN USA, home of Brickmania custom LEGO kits. We are in the process of evaluating what worked at this year’s convention and will strive to make next year’s event even better. We have already decided to make more Weekend Passes available, so that even more builders can display their awesome models and participate in the activities.

Join the WWB Mailing List to keep up to be notified when to buy your WWB 2014 Weekend Passes and other important messages.

We hope to see YOU next year in Minneapolis!

M1917A1_04Will has just been pulling out all the stops this week with amazing new releases announced for this weekend’s gathering!  The new M1917A1 is absolutely stunning and a must have for WW2 modelers.

M1917A1_01A gunmetal version will be available at WWB this weekend…

M1917A1_02As will this special Night Raid Assault all-black edition.

M16_ReloadedCheck out the over-molded M16s!

MusketReloadedAnd muskets available in silver and gunmetal hardware.

 

 

 

BA_XLRL

Will announced on Flickr today that he will have four new production releases available this weekend at WWB. The first is a brand next X-weapon, the Experimental Light Rifle (XLR) available in black and gunmetal.

BA_Blades

Also announced are three new bladed weapons: Killstrike, Havoc Blade and Kukri, available in black and gunmetal.

Rumrunner has revealed more pictures of his revamped Juno Beach diorama yesterday. Here’s a little gallery of some of the new details…