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Cobra King

Cobra King Mosaic Build
When: Friday 9am until completed
Location: Main Room
The Battle of the Bulge is one of the main themes of World War Brick 2014 (this being the 70th anniversary) and no image is more iconic than M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman named Cobra King with it’s inscription “First in Bastogne” after leading the 3rd Army’s relief column into the besieged city. We are recreating this image as a giant mosaic measuring nearly 12 feet wide by 9 feet tall as part of a permanent installation at the Brickmania Toyworks. Participants will build one (or more) 10″ by 10″ sections until all 140 are complete. Participants will be rewarded a special custom-printed minifig for each section completed. If the mosaic is not completed the first day, we will open up participation to the general public on Saturday.

Check out other activities now being added to the Action Page.

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?

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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.

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We hope to see YOU next year in Minneapolis!

RamadaWe have chosen the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis as the official Hotel of World War Brick 2013. Located just north of Downtown Minneapolis on Interstate 35W and a few minutes from the Brickmania Toyworks.

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
1330 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-331-1900

They have given us a group rate of $95 per night (plus tax) for a double occupancy room with a single King or two Double beds. Call the hotel directly or toll-free 1-877-774-4315 to book your room. Use group code BRICKMANIA. Group rate valid through May 31st or until the hotel reaches capacity.  Brickmania’s will provided limited shuttle services to a from the Ramada.

There are other hotels nearby in downtown Minneapolis and nearby north suburbs.

 

WWB Ticket

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. The Weekend Pass is your all-access ticket to all the action at World War Brick 2013.

The Weekend Pass gets you the following:

  • Access to all official World War Brick activities happening 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 7pm Sunday evening.
  • Space to display your MOCs (MOC=My Own Creation) and participate in collaborative displays.
  • First crack at all all the stuff for sale, including new releases and event exclusives.
  • All-you-can-eat ramen noodle buffet throughout the event, with “real food” provided Friday and Saturday at dinnertime.
  • Goodie bag including an exclusive event T-shirt, event kit, exclusive items from our sponsors and more (you must be registered with a weekend pass by June 1st to receive the free T-shirt)
  • A 10% discount on all items purchased at World War Brick!

Weekend Pass purchasers must be 15 years of age or accompanied by an parent or guardian with their own weekend pass. The price for a weekend pass is $50 if purchased by April 1, 2013, after April 1st, weekend pass will be $60.  There will be a limited number of Weekend Passes issued.

Order your Weekend Passes HERE

PUBLIC EXHIBIT

If you do not wish to attend the full World War Brick gathering, you can see the exhibits and make purchases during one the public hours. These are 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday only. Admission costs $5 per person. Children four and under are free. Discounted tickets for the general public will be for sale starting in April.