Open House @ Brickmania Toyworks

ATTENTION!  Brickmania Toyworks closing January 31st! Read more HERE.

Brickmania Toyworks

The Brickmania Toyworks is located in a repurposed WW2 armaments factory the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. We have a large collection of permanent and rotating collection of models, dioramas, sculptures and mosaics made of LEGO® bricks. These are in. We also have a large collection of bricks in our play area, including a DUPLO assortment for the younger kids, and we invite you stay and create a while. And of course the Brickmania Toyworks store stocks a complete line of Brickmania custom LEGO kits and minifigures, BrickArms accessories and the largest selection of new and vintage official LEGO sets around.


  • Saturdays 10AM-4PM (Train Room open 2nd Saturday only)
  • Sundays 12-4PM (Train room closed Sundays)
  • First Thursday of every month 5-9PM (Train Room open)

Party Room


Brickmania is the perfect place to hold your birthday party!  We now have a small area especially dedicated to birthday parties that can be reserved in 2 hour blocks for $40. We’ll throw in the folding tables, chairs and a fun location for your party – you’ll have to supply the rest. Reservation of the birthday party space can be made through the web using the special contact form or you can call 612-545-5263 and ask for Jim. The room is only available during regular Brickmania Toyworks hours.


Brickmania has and extra room where we host epic displays of the Greater Midwest Lego Train Club and Twin Cities Lego Train Club. These two clubs are staffed by volunteers and only open their space to the public during the following times:

  • First Thursday of every month 5PM-9PM
  • Second Saturday of every month 10AM-4PM

Train Room Hours


Still noot sure if you want to visit? Take the virtual tour here (need Flash Player to view). The tour is a bit dated now, but you can get a glimpse of the type of stuff we have at Brickmania Toyworks:


We are located in an old in a repurposed industrial complex known as the Thorp Building and CBC. Our address is:

Brickmania LLC
1620 Central Avenue NE, Suite 170
Minneapolis, MN 55413

IMPORTANT! We now have our own street entrance on the north side of the building. Although our address is on Central Ave NE, our outside entrance is on 18th, between Central and Jackson (look for our banner by the door).


From the south:

  1. Take Interstate 35W northbound past downtown Minneapolis
  2. Exit on Johnson Street
  3. Turn left on 18th Ave NE (2nd stoplight after exit)
  4. Proceed to Central Ave (next stop light)
  5. We are 1/2 block past Central on your left

From the north:

  1. Take Interstate 35W south toward downtown Minneapolis
  2. Exit on Stinson Boulevard, take right turn at end of ramp.
  3. Proceed past New Brighton Blvd, take immediate left on 18th Ave NE
  4. Proceed to Central Ave (two stop lights)
  5. We are 1/2 block past Central on your left

From downtown Minneapolis

  1. Go north on 3rd Ave, cross bridge over Mississippi River
  2. Proceed north on Central Ave (3rd Ave turns into Central)
  3. Turn left of 18th Ave. • We are 1/2 block on your left

Please refer to the maps below for your convenience.

Brickmania Building Map

We strongly encourage guests to park near the northwest loading docks and enter the building through the door located next to loading dock #5.

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