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Get the BrickArms MAAWS with RGB warheads for $5 this week (soldier and motorcycle not included)
We also have good quantities of the Gunmetal BrickArms MAAWS for the same price
And we even have a few of the limited edition MAAWS T-shirts in our clearance page for just $5. That’s right – just five box for a T-shirt!
The M10 Wolverine was main US Tank Destroyer in World War II and participated in the North Africa campaign, invasion of Italy, the liberation of France and the Low Counties, as well as the final push into Nazi Germany. Powered by twin diesels, it was based on the same chassis used by the M4A2 Sherman, but traded in armor protection for speed and better armament. Designed to hunt tanks, it packed a powerful 3″ naval gun that was effective against German armor until the end of the war.. Distinguishing features are it’s sloped hull armor, pentagonal open top turret, and steel-shod tracks.
The M10 Wolverine Allied Motorized Tank Destroyer kit has the following features:
Since the Renault FT17 tank was so well received, we’re going to continue the World War I theme throughout the rest of the year (even more fitting since we’re now 100 years from the start of the Great War). Look for more WWI custom mini kits and minifigs in the next few weeks. And yes we’ll have Central Powers represented too!
Leading off this new campaign with a new Australian Light Horse Infantry soldier. The uniform is supplied by MMCB Custom Capes (From Australia) and he’s equipped with a BrickArms SMLE rifle and LEGO horse, saddle and short sword. This figures will be limited in nature, so don’t miss out!
The Army Rangers for our Task Force Ranger (Black Hawk Down) kits were the most expensive and difficult custom figures we’ve ever made. Because of this we’re not planning on selling them individually—even we are constantly being asked to do so. To find some sort of middle ground, we are giving everyone a limit-time opportunity to obtain up to three extra Rangers with the purchase of the Task Force Ranger version of the M35A2 “Deuce and a Half” Truck. And don’t forget the Humvee also comes with two rangers!
The first batch sold out so quickly we quickly asked Thomas to make us more… on the double! These are standard M1 Steel Pot Helmets with a hand-applied fabric camouflaged net. They are durable enough to play with and look great too! Look for other color M1 Steel Pots and Brodie Helmets coming soon…
For a limited time we’re offering the Minifig Customization book bundled with a Roaglaan’s Customs WW2 decal sample pack and a sheet of ultra-fine grit sandpaper (useful for removing the old printing off your old figures).
Our featured BrickArms weapons of the week are those under $1. Take an extra 10% off through Monday, July 21st! Discounts are applied in shopping cart before checkout. No coupon needed!
Second Saturday means the train room will be open for the Brickmania Toyworks Open House. Come and see the displays by the GMLTC and TCLTC in the Train Room! We’re open 10am to 4pm on Saturday and so is the train room! Rob from Brickstuff will also have a booth set up for those interested in learning about lighting up their LEGO models with some of the coolest after-market hardware yet made for the LEGO system.
With the expanded play area we have more space to place than ever before! Smaller even have their own DUPLO area. We also have several tables full of the regular ol’ LEGO bricks for making houses, race cars and more. If you ask nicely we might even bring out the stash of Bionicle! We also have the a find Waldo scavenger hunt set up throughout the space – if you play you will be eligible for a raffle prize!
Displays set up this weekend at the Toyworks includes the followings:
Remember the open house is a FREE event!
Brickmania opens at noon on Sunday, but you can join us down the hall Diamonds Cafe for their all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast happening 9am to noon.
“Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, July 13th!
“$8 buys all you can eat. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, juice, and of course, Diamonds’ unbelievable, rich, yummy coffee!
“We’re hoping for good weather…and the M2M crowd will be here as well, so come and swap stories and stoke up on cakes!!
“Remember, you need to come in from the north (18th Ave side) because of the construction. The street is closed, but the median is now gone, so you can turn around right in the street and even drive the wrong way on Central – take advantage of that!
“Come have fun and EAT!
“go go go”
We graduated our first class of Boot Campers today and are happy to report that all of our graduates completed their project objectives with flying colors!
Each student spent time in class learning the fundamentals of robotics and programing and then translated that into hands-on building projects.
The students learned the fundamentals of robotics by building and programing their first robots. They used this experience to build an autonomous robot of their own design, which was used to complete a set of objectives. The students demonstrated their projects to an audience of family members prior to graduation.
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics Boot Camp is the first project of the new Brickmania Education program, designed to teach STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum in a fun and hands-on environment at the Brickmania Toyworks. We currently have space available in all five remaining weeks of camp, but they are starting to fill up as additional students sign on every day. We plan to develop additional after school, weekend and evening programs and classes and of course are looking forward to advanced level Robotics camps next summer. Click HERE to see the currently available camps.
Brickmania will make our fourth appearance at Toronto’s Brîckfete next weekend (public days are July 19th and 20th… starts earlier for exhibitors). Brîckfete is Canada’s first and largest LEGO® fan event and this year promises to be the biggest one ever! We’ll have a booth featuring Brickmania’s custom kits, custom minifies, and of course a large selection of packs and loose BrickArms. Here are some of the Brickmania kits I sent in advance. We have a few left over items from last year being stored for us – all of which is now sold out in our web store.
This selection of custom minifigs was sent up for our booth earlier this week. These are all the minifigs we have for the entire event, so get there early for the best selection! We do have a vast array of packs and loose BrickArms for those who’d like to make their own. Keep in mind that Brîckfete is moving to a bigger location this year – and now with free parking!