Hurricane IIc Trop Premium Edition Kit – Limited to 100!

Hurricane

Brickmania is proud to release a premium “Black Box” edition kit of this legendary World War II warbird. Kit includes premium-quality, spiral-bound instruction book, die-cut vinyl sticker set, custom printed minifigure and more than 500 LEGO and BrickArms elements!

Background:

The Hawker Hurricane was one of the primary British fighter aircraft of World War II. Although it was responsible for a greater number of Axis planes destroyed in the war, history relegates the Hurricane to the shadow of it’s more famous cousin, the Supermarine Spitfire. While equipped with the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin XX V12 engine, the Hurricane’s relative large size and thick wings meant it would never be as fast as sleek German Bf-109s and Fw-190s. As the Spitfire took over the role of Britain’s main dog fighting aircraft, the Hurricane was transformed into a ground attack aircraft, a task for which it was ideally suited. This configuration, known as the Hurricane IIc, was armed with four powerful Hispano 20mm cannons and up to a 1000 pound bomb load.  Many such aircraft were “Tropicized,” with additional air filters and desert camouflage, and sent to North Africa in support of British forces.

Hurricane IIc Trop Vitals:

Dimensions: Wingspan 40 ft, 0 in (12.19 m), Length 32 ft, 3 in (9.84 m), Height 13 ft, 1 in (4.0 m)
Weight: Empty 5745 lbs (2605 kg), Loaded 5745 lb (2605 kg), Max 8710 lb (3950 kg)
Armament: 2 x 20mm Hispano Mk II cannon, 2 x 250 or 2 x 500 pound bombs
Speed: 340 mph
Range: 600 miles
Service Ceiling: 36000 ft
Years Produced:1941-42

Hurricane

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The Hurricane IIc Trop kit has the following features:

  • Premium spiral-bound full-color instruction book included
  • Die cut premium vinyl sticker sheet with complete wing and fuselage roundels sets
  • Custom pad-printed British desert pilot minifig
  • Authentic camouflage pattern
  • Sturdy construction for active play
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
  • Includes 506 genuine new-condition LEGO and BrickArms elements
  • Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
  • Strictly limited edition

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition elements from LEGO and BrickArms. This model comes disassembled, includes printed building instructions, and comes packaged in a sealed box.

LEGO Building Contest at Science Museum of Minnesota

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Brickmania is proud to be a sponsor of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s first annual LEGO contest! If you love to create original designs with LEGO bricks, this is your chance to show them off! The finalists will have their creations displayed at the Science Museum of Minnesota and win awesome prizes.

The contest is open to all, but all finalists must be able to transport their designs to and from the Science Museum of Minnesota on the designated dates. Judging will be based on the following age categories:

  • 4 – 7 years old
  • 8 – 12 years old
  • 13 – 17 years old
  • 18 and older
  • Groups/Families (multiple people working on one design such as a class or a family)

The deadline for entering the contest is March 1. Visit smm.org/lego for more information.

Roundup of Brickmania Specials – Many Ending Soon!

Flak 36 Bundle

You’re call for greater firepower has been answered! For a limited time you can get the Flak 36 (the famous German “88”) with a Luftwaffe crewman for a $10 savings over buying each item individually. Offer ends when one or there other runs out!

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Send the Undead back to their graves with our Apocalypse Bundle! All of the latest post-apoc goodies—including two minifigures—at one nice price! Almost sold out!

Mashup Bundle

By a fluke we have three Cyber Monday BrickArms Mashup bundles back in our hands, and one could be yours if you hurry! You get three BrickArms Mashup packs (Sentry Gun, 20mm Hand Cannon and Bug Out Crate), plus a free BrickArm Value Pack, for way less scratch than buying them separately.

Armed to the Teeth Special

We’ve combined two of our favorite products into one solid bundle. Combining the BrickArms v5 Modern Combat Pack with our US Ranger, you’ll have access to a wide array of weapons for any combat situation.

DAK Bundle

Last chance for the DAK Bundle. Order the Panzer III and Kübelwagen together and save.

VAB

Also last call on the VAB with up to ten extra UN Troops!

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Don’t forget all T-shirts are on sale!  When they’re gone they’re gone for good!

World War Brick Anaheim News Digest #2

World War Brick 2015

Less than three weeks away from southern California’s first military LEGO fan event. Here’s a roundup of some of the new developments since the last update.

T-55

DESERT STORM GROUP BUILD
Saddam is back and his Republican Guard has Saudi Arabia in their sites! World War Brick is excited to announce the first of three group builds will be a 1/72 scale diorama based on Operation Desert Storm. A Weekend Pass and pre-registration will be required to participate. Details posted soon! (special thanks to Aleksander Stein for the T-55 model design)

Maxim

BRICKARMS EXCLUSIVE RELEASE
BrickArms announced today that they will have a new triple over-molded MG-08/15 kit available at World War Brick Anaheim!

BrickWars

BRIKWARS ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
“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.

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WWB ANAHEIM EVENT KIT
Brickmania and BrickArms are collaborating on the event kit for WWB Anaheim and have been releasing teaser pictures all week.  The photo shown here are likely to be the final design of the event kit, with only some slight variation in colors and additional printed elements. This includes a BrickArms “proto” M249 SAW  and will be included free in the Goodie Bag for all Weekend Pass holders. In the event we don’t sell out of Weekend Passes, the remainder of event kits will sold to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, with all proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Purchase price is $90 (The Weekend Pass is $75 purchased in advance… do the math smarty pants).

Weekend Pass

WEEKEND PASS WEB DEADLINE THIS SATURDAY!
The last day you will be able to purchase a Weekend Pass online is January 31st.  After that you can take your chances and try to get one Friday February 13th in person for $100. We’re strictly limiting Weekend Passes to 200 guests and the only way to guarantee getting one is to order online now.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION – ADVANCE TICKETS
If you’d just like to see the displays or shop the exclusive deals at WWB, then you’re welcome to visit World War Brick during the public hours of 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. People who purchase passes will be let in 1/2 hour earlier than those paying at the door. Beat the masses and purchase your advance tickets HERE.

Special Edition WW2 Jeep with 101st Airborne for WW2 in LEGO Tour

101st Airborne WW2 Jeep

We have created a special run of our WW2 Jeep with 101st Airborne minifigs especially for our upcoming trip to the West Coast. We only have enough to sell a handful at each stop, so come early to be sure to get one!

WW2 in LEGO

Here is the list of times and locations of the tour.

  • Kansas City – VFW Post 1000,  1002 E. US Highway 24, Independence, MO  on Sunday, February 8, 2015 – noon to 6pm
  • Oklahoma City, OK – American Legion Post 73,  500 SE 24th, Del City, OK  on Monday, February 9, 3 – 8pm
  • Albuquerque, NM – VFW Post 41, 2011 Girard Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, February 10, 3-8pm
  • Flagstaff, AZ – American Legion Post #3, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday, February 11, 3-8pm
  • Anaheim, CA* –  Embassy Suites Anaheim South, 11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove,California, 92840, February 14 & 15
  • Las Vegas, NV – American Legion Post 40, 425 East Van Wagenen Street, Henderson, NV 89015 on Tuesday, February 17, 3-8 pm
  • Provo, UT – Elks Lodge No. 849, 1000 South University Ave, Provo, UT on Wednesday, February 18, 3-8pm
  • Denver, CO – VFW Post 2461, 1350 South Broadway Blvd. Denver, CO on Thursday, February 19, 3-8pm
  • Omaha, NE – VFW Post 2503, 8904 Military Rd, Omaha, NE on Friday, February 20, 3-8pm and Saturday February 21st, 10-5pm (additional models by talented local builders will also be on display in Omaha).

Click HERE for more information on the tour and a tentative list of all of the displays we are bringing.

Sneak Peak: A look at Brickmania’s Upcoming Releases

IS-2

The Soviet Union’s answer to the Tiger and Panther came in the form of the IS-2 Heavy Tank. With a a massive 122mm main gun, the IS-2 was the most powerful tank fielded by any army during World War II. Brickmania will be releasing a limited run of “Black Box” edition IS-2 kits in February.

Desert Rat

The British are coming!  Continuing with out North Africa Campaign theme, Brickmania will be issuing new tropical British & Commonwealth troops. Look for them in upcoming kits, plus limited opportunities to purchase extra figures to fill out your ranks!

Brickmania Prototypes

A line-up of prototype models for the next Brickmania kits to be released over the next couple of months. Front Row (L-R): P-40 Warhawk, Hawker Hurricane IIc, Bf-109 E-4 Trop. Back Row (L-R) M26 Pershing, IS-2 Heavy Tank, M3 Grant, A12 Matilda, Bren Carrier LP2, SdKfz 10 with Pak 36, M1025 Humvee,  and UTV (World War Brick event kit). More details to follow…

M26 Pershing Heavy Tank – Premium “Black Box” Edition Kit

M26 Pershing

Brickmania is proud to release the latest in our series of “Black Box” premium edition custom LEGO kits. These limited edition kit go the extra mile with spiral bound printed instructions and packaging that is a cut above the standard Brickmania kits.

M26 Pershing Box

The M26 Pershing was produced for American forces in response to heavy German tanks encountered in Western Europe towards the end of World War II.  While it barely arrived in time to see action, the M26 proved itself more than capable at standing toe-to-toe with the Tigers and Panthers, a task not suitable for the earlier M4 Sherman medium tanks. The M26 soldiered on into the Korean War, where it again proved itself deadly against the Soviet-built armor of the Communist forces. Lessons learned from the M26 directly lead to the development of the M46/M47/M48 Patton series of Main Battle Tanks

  • Weight: 46 tons (41 metric)
  • Armament: 90mm Gun M3, 1x Browning .50 cal MG, 2-3 x Browning .30 cal MG
  • Armor: 76-102mm
  • Speed: 25 mph
  • Range 100 miles
  • Years Produced:1944-45

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The M-26 Pershing kit has the following features:

  • Premium spiral-bound full-color instruction book included
  • Fully articulated triple-wide LEGO tracks
  • Two opening crew hatches on turret
  • Fully rotating turret with posable main gun
  • Custom-printed WW2 US Tanker minifig with Armored Division sleeve patch
  • M2HB and M1919 machine guns from BrickArms
  • Sturdy construction for active play
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
  • Includes 696 genuine new-condition LEGO, Brickmania and BrickArms elements
  • Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
  • Strictly limited edition

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition elements from LEGO and BrickArms. This model comes disassembled, includes printed building instructions, and comes packaged in a sealed box.

Additional Photos:

US Army Ranger + Modern Combat Pack 5 = Armed to the Teeth!

Armed to the Teeth Special

We’ve combined two of our favorite products into one solid bundle. Combining the BrickArms v5 Modern Combat Pack with our US Ranger, you’ll have access to a wide array of weapons for any combat situation.  With all of the Task Force Ranger kits just about sold out, this could be your last chance to get one of these truly unique custom figs!

RESTOCK: Bug Out Crate – New with “Trans Smoke” Colored Crate!

Bug Out Crate

We’ve intercepted a weapons shipment from an unsanctioned BrickArms cartel. During the raid, we managed to confiscate a limited supply of never-before-released Smoke BugOut Crates. We’ve been approved to release them to the public. Get yours today.

Brickmania’s 1/2 Price T-shirt Sale (Out With the Old….)

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Tired of wearing regular civillian clothing? Take your building to the next level with our professional certified apparel. These shirts are perfectly crafted to meet the intense demands of late night building marathons. All 2014 (and older) designs are being discontinued and are now 1/2 price. Get them while you can!

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