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UTV

The event kit for World War Brick Minneapolis is the Black Ops UTV (Ultralight Tactical Vehicle) with two custom minifigs and serious BrickArms firepower. Once again it is a collaboration between Brickmania and BrickArms, with the addition of custom printed balaclava masked heads from Citizen Brick. The only way to get one of these awesome kits is to get a Weekend Pass for World War Brick. This kit is a $90 value (provided you could even buy the rare items) and it is included free in the goodie bags for all Weekend Pass holders.  Minneapolis is very close to selling out, but have no fear, because a similar kit is also in the works for Hartford.

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Each UTV kit comes with a rare “proto” M249 SAW and special printed (and machined) BrickArms Crate commemorating WWB Minneapolis.

Here’s a gallery with more pictures of the UTV:

 

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Prototype Event Kit for WWB Minneapolis and Hartford.

Each kit will have custom printing on it specific to the event.
This event kit is included FREE in your event swag bag for all Weekend Pass Holders for World War Brick Minneapolis and Hartford.

If you are planning on meeting us for our third annual World War Brick Minneapolis June 19-21, 2015, taking place at the Brickmania Toyworks. Or if you are planning on meeting us on the road for our first annual World War Brick Hartford July 24-26th, 2015.  Ticket prices increase on June 1st.  Get your tickets today and you can save $25 off the ticket price for WWB Minneapolis and $35 off the ticket price for WWB Hartford Weekend Passes.  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 Veterans.

Get Your Tickets Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robotics Poster

A points-based competition using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics system. Each player or team will control a Robot Tank that will complete a series of tasks, with double points for each task completed autonomously (i.e. without remote control). We encourage participants to create their own Robot Tank, but will have 2-3 robots available. Tournament map will be available for practice during any Open Game Play session on the schedule. Complete rules, game mat, building ideas and signup page to be posted soon.

Micro Tank Battle

We are holding a bracket style tournament of the fast-paced table top Micro Tank Battle game. Matches will be take between 30-45 minutes and winners of each battle will be eligible to advance to the next battle. As the battle progresses, new weapons will be introduced for an added twist. The Micro Tank Battle game can played by most ages and the outcome is determined by a combination of tactics and luck. All participants will receive on raffle ticket per battle played. The grand champion will receive a premium out-of-production Brickmania kit. Four randomly selected players will be eligible to participate in a bonus “King of the Hill” four-way battle for an additional prizes and glory! The tournament begins Friday morning and winners will advance through additional challenges throughout the weekend, with the Grand Champion crowned at the closing ceremony. Advanced registration is required. Signup link active soon.

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Micro Tank Battle

We’re building more sets of Rumrunner’s Micro Tank Battle game for a bracket-style tournament to be held all day Friday during World War Brick. Many people enjoyed played this rapid-paced battle simulation last year at WWB and we’re making it even better! This year we will be holding a tournament where new scenarios and new weapon systems are available as the tournament progresses.  There will be prizes for the quarterfinalists and the grand champion, plus possible bonus games. You must have a Weekend Pass to participate in the tournament.

Look for a full list of activities  to be posted soon!

Black Hawk Down

Brickmania will be unveiling a brand new Battle of Mogadishu diorama at World War Brick 2014! The diorama measures 5 x 6.5 feet and documents several of the main events described in Mark Bowden’s “Black Hawk Down.” More info on this and other exciting new displays will be posted soon. WWB 2014 is less than 12 weeks away… how are your MOCs coming along?

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.

 

 

 

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Photo by TooMuchDew

BullseyeBricksLogoJoe Popelka has been helping us at Chicago-area events for the past several years, including the last World War Brick. His area of expertise is modeling full-sized handgun replicas made from LEGO bricks. Joe has also recently released is third such custom kit under the brand name Bullseye Bricks. We are pleased to announce that Joe will be joining us again at World War Brick with an updated “Gun Rack” plus his latest kits.

Note:  These are toy guns that do not shoot projectiles of any kind.. While toys they should be handled with extreme care as to not be confused with real weapons (in other words not a good “show and tell” item).