Great news for BrickArms fans! BrickArms will be in Chicago for Brickworld, along with Brickmania and G.I. Brick. You may have heard by now that due to space limitations in the Westin Hotel, Brickmania is unable to participate in Brickworld Chicago this year – so Brickmania, BrickArms, and G.I. Brick have coordinated to put on a complimentary event right down the street from Brickworld for everyone to enjoy! 🙂
Brickmania (Dan Siskind), BrickArms (Will Chapman), and G.I. Brick (Julie) will all be there with numerous LEGO military displays as well as tons of custom minifig accessories and building kits to vend. They will have a large banquet-hall to display large LEGO models and dioramas that highlight products of BrickArms and Brickmania in their proper historical (or fictional) references.
Brickmania founder Daniel Siskind will also bring many of his award-winning LEGO models to display, including an 8 foot long replica of the famous battleship USS Missouri plus scores of aircraft, armored vehicles and more. This will perhaps be the largest collection of LEGO militaria ever assembled for a single display.
Of course there will also be products for sale at this event, including the complete line of Brickmania custom LEGO kits, a dazzling array of BrickArms custom molded weapons, custom minifigs, T-shirts (including exclusive designs to this event) and more.
➡ The event will be held at AMVETS post 66, 700 McHenry Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090. The AMVETS hall is just a quick 2.5 mile drive away (see map) from the Westin (the location of Brickworld Chicago), and you can’t miss it; just look for the tank parked out front! 🙄
➡ Dates & hours of the World War Brick event: Friday, June 15th: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday, June 16th: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday, June 17th: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
➡ Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking available. However donation boxes will be set up in the hall and all money raised will be donated to the AMVETS hall and/or other organizations that benefit military veterans and their families.
Please note that this not a convention but a show, and there is no registration for the event; just walk in the door to start the fun! Of course, everyone attending Brickworld Chicago – registered and public attendees – is welcome and encouraged to come by, and with both events so close, it should be a snap to enjoy both in a single trip or for registered attendees to swing by World War Brick at some point during the Brickworld convention to check out what Brickmania, BrickArms, and G.I. Brick have to offer. 😀
BrickArms, Brickmania and G.I.Brick are all currently working on fun exclusives and premiers for the show. Most will be kept as fun surprises until just before the event, so keep your eyes open for updates.
You can learn more about BrickArms at BrickArms – Overview, or by visiting their website at BrickArms.com. You can also visit Brickmania.com and G.I.Brick.com by clicking on their names. For information and updates for the 2012 BrickWorld Chicago event visit Brickworld.us.
Are you planning to go to Brickworld or have you been before? Are you going to stop by the BrickArms event? Or would you like to go? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉