December hashtag giveaway month: Rules and how it works!

It is December, and Brickmania has decided to run another hashtag social media giveaway event for the entire month! We often receive questions about how it works, and have decided to make a FAQ to answer general questions.

How do I enter the giveaway?

  • On Facebook, share one of our posts to your timeline and insert the hashtag #bricksofbastogne into the post. Alternatively, make a post on your timeline/wall with the hashtag #bricksofbastogne. Note: Unless your Facebook account is set to public, we cannot see a private post on your wall.
  • On Twitter, tweet using the hashtag #bricksofbastogne. Alternatively, retweet one of our posts and use the hashtag #bricksofbastogne in your share.
  • On Instagram, make a new image or take a picture and use the hashtag #bricksofbastogne. Note, unless your profile/image is public, the post cannot be seen by anyone but you!

Can I enter more than once?

  • Yes, you can enter as many times as you like! It can raise the chance of becoming that week’s winner.

What do I get if I win? How will I know if I won?

  • Each week, Brickmania staff will compile a list of everyone who has entered to that point in the month (it is retroactive, so if you entered on December 3rd, later in the month, it will still count)
  • A winner will be selected for each week randomly from one of the three social media networks we are doing the giveaway on. The winner will be contacted through that platform’s Direct Messaging system (it is important that if you want to enter, make sure you have a way to directly communicate with us)
  • When the winner is selected, they will recieve a kit (new or restock), which will be sent through the mail straight to their address!
  • Upon selecting a winner, Brickmania staff will produce one post per social media platform announcing the winner to the world!

*These rules can be changed at any time, and Brickmania reserves the right to change and tweak things if needed

New Release: 2×2 Balkenkreuz Tiles

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This 2×2 tile is perfect for adding detail to your Axis vehicles. Features custom printing by Brickmania.

New Release: 2017 Elite Membership

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We have just released our 2017 Elite Membership passes! Order them through our website now.

What is the Brickmania Elite?

Brickmania Elite is an exclusive builders club and discount program for Brickmania supporters and history buffs. Brickmania Elite members will have access to exclusive offers and bonus materials. Membership is good for one calendar year, starting on January 1st. When renewing your membership, you will recieve a discount on the following year’s elite membership. You can recieve the elite membership in our retail stores as well, and costs will be the same. We also offer 10% off with proof of ID for military/vets, first responders, and educators in our retail stores. Membership benefits include, but are not limited to, the list below.

Brickmania Membership benefits 2017

  1. 10% Discount on orders through the website throughout the calendar year. (You must sign into your account and the discount will automatically apply.)
  2. 10% Discount on all Brickmania kits if you show your membership card at our booth during any show that we are present.  See our Events schedule for the full list of events.
  3. A free members-only custom designed Brickmania Elite Patch.
  4. Additional members-only sales and special offers will be posted periodically throughout the year. Watch your email for discount information.
  5. 10% off next year membership card if ordered before December 31st of current year.
  6. Members will occasionally recieve e-mails with advance pre-releases of upcoming product, purchasable before the general public
  7. If you loose a copy of kit instructions, we will replace and ship them to you *restrictions apply, see below

*In order to recieve the lost instructions, we will need proof of purchase. Limit 1 per kit. You will need to still pay cost of shipping.

Exclusive Brickmania Elite patch will be sent with your membership card 1-2 weeks after registration.  Each year you order a new Elite membership you will receive a chevron with the year on it to add below the original patch!

Membership Rules (Fine print)

Membership will cost $50.00 and run on a calendar year beginning January 1st and ending December 31st of the same year. Membership cards and patch will be mailed 1-2 weeks following registration deadline and may be shipped separately from other items in your order. Your membership card must be shown to receive your 10% discount at events and Brickmania Toyworks Open House.   You must have a registered account at Brickmania.com and be signed in to see discounted prices. If you do not have an account, one will be assigned to the email used to place the order. We encourage (but do not require) wearing your Brickmania Elite Patches during group activities. We may ask to see your membership card to participate in some activities. By joining the Brickmania Elite, you authorize Brickmania to send you emails with our current news, announcements and deals. Brickmania reserves the right to end this program at anytime. Membership is non-transferable.

Brickmania respects your privacy and will not sell your information to anyone else.

New Release: “Big Bertha” Krupp 42cm M-Gerät L/12 Mortar

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Special Offer:

Buy “Big Bertha” by December 5th and get free shipping on your entire order*

*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

About “Big Bertha”

Big Bertha was a WWI heavy siege gun manufactured on the eve of the war, by Krupp in Germany. It’s a type of super-heavy howitzer that provided Germany with a way to shell and destroy enemy lines and forts. Big Berta’s history started with the newer version of the 30.5-cm Beta-Gerat howitzer. There, the Germans wanted vastly superior offensive power, and had Krupp create the Gamma-Gerat howitzer. This was Big Bertha, but mounted on a stationary carriage that was emplaced in a concrete foundation. It was so difficult to move that the APK asked Krupp for a more mobile version, and thus, Big Bertha was delivered in June 1914.

Krupp and Daimler developed a tractor for the Bertha to tow the guns, which were broken down into five loads when on the road. Big Bertha gained a strong reputation on both sides of the lines due to its early successes in smashing the forts at Liege. A total of 12 complete M-Gerats were built before the war, and 10 more were built during the war. As the war ground on, several Berthas were destroyed when their barrels burst due to faulty ammunition. Two Big Berthas were captured by the US Army at the end of the war.

Specifications

  • Weight: 47 tons (94,000 pounds)
  • Length: 5.88 m (19.3 ft)
  • Shell: HE; 820 kg (1,807 lbs)
  • Traverse: 4 degrees
  • Muzzle velocity: 400 m/s (1,312 ft/s)
  • Effective firing range: 12.5 km (7.8 mi)

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

Big Bertha comes with the following features

  • Functional gun elevation and traverse mechanisms
  • Opening sliding breech block
  • Functional shell hoist and 42cm shell
  • Custom printed WW1 gunnery officer included
  • Kit includes 553 genuine LEGO® elements
  • Over-all color is dark gray
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania model kits
  • Advanced building level (6-8 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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Restock: Easy Eight M4A3E8 Sherman

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“Easy Eight” was the nickname for the final World War II production model of the famous American Sherman Tank. It’s official designation is the M4A3E8(76)W which denotes the following features: Welded steel hull, Ford GAA V8 gasoline engine, horizontal volute spring suspension, 23-inch wide tracks, 76mm main gun in a T-23 turret, and “wet” ammunition stowage. While never designed to battle heavy German armor, this model was far more capable than the original Sherman tanks rolled out just three years earlier. The “Easy Eight” was the only Sherman to remain in American service following World War II and it would see further action on the Korean Peninsula supporting UN forces. The “Easy Eight” was also the basis of the famous Israeli “Super Shermans” which saw action well into the 1970’s. More than 49,000 Sherman Tanks were built during World War II. Many thousands were distributed to the Allies through the Lend-Lease program.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The Easy Eight kit has the following features:

  • Fully articulated triple-wide LEGO tracks
  • Four opening crew hatches on turret and hull
  • 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 713 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)

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. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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Restock: M1025 HMMWV “Humvee” with M249 SAW & TOW Launcher w/ 2 minifigs

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Since the late 1980s, the HMMWV (“Humvee”) has been the backbone of the US military’s utility vehicle and light weapons carrier fleet, serving in all theaters of operation in dozens of uses.

This new dark gray version of the HMMWV is both a challenge to build and has some exciting play features, including the rotating armament turret and the new BrickArms M249 SAW light machine gun.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The M1046 HMMWV “Humvee” with TOW Launcher + Two Figures kit has the following features:

  • Has four opening doors, hatchback and tailgate
  • Rotating armament turret with TOW anti-tank missile and coaxal mounted M249 SAW
  • Two modern soldier minifigs equipped with BrickArms weapons and gear
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Includes 267 genuine new-condition LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatible accessories by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled,includes complete, full color printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box.

Restock: M1025 HMMWV “Humvee” with M249 SAW

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Since the late 1980s, the HMMWV (“Humvee”) has been the backbone of the US military’s utility vehicle and light weapons carrier fleet, serving in all theaters of operation in dozens of uses.

This new dark gray version of the HMMWV is both a challenge to build and has some exciting play features, including the rotating armament turret and the new BrickArms M249 SAW light machine gun.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The M1025 HMMWV “Humvee” with M249 SAW kit has the following features:

  • Has four opening doors, hatchback and tailgate
  • Rotating armament turret with BrickAms M249 SAW
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Includes 239 genuine new-condition LEGO® and BrickArms® elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatible accessories by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled,includes complete, full color printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box.

Restock: M2/M3 Bradley

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About the M2/M3 Bradley

The M2/M3 Bradley is a tracked fighting vehicle designed to transport armored infantry at speeds matching the M1 Abrams tanks. The M2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle configuration has a crew of three and space for six infantry men, while the M3 version is designed as an armored cavalry vehicle with a crew of three, two scout troopers and space for additional ammunition. Both vehicles are armed with a powerful 25mm chain cannon, a 7.62mm coaxal machine gun, and twin TOW anti-tank rocket launchers. This model is based on the A3 upgrade package that includes reactive ERA armor and advance targeting and communications electronics.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

This is the first premium level model in Brickmania’s new line of modern AFV kits. Features include:

  • Eight opening hatches, doors and ramp
  • Fully articulated Brickmania tracklinks
  • Rotating turret with elevating main gun and deployable TOW launcher
  • The interior is semi-detailed and includes accessible driver’s and troop compartments
  • Includes 3 minifigs with BrickArms weapons, vests and helmets.
  • This model is the same 1/35 scale as other Brickmania kits.
  • Over all color scheme is tan
  • Intermediate difficulty level (4-6 years with LEGO suggested)

This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO bricks and is shipped disassembled. Also included are full-color printed building instructions, and is packaged in a sealed box.

All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.

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Restock: Panzer III

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About the Panzer III

Designed to be Germany’s tanks for fighting other tanks, the Panzer III saw it’s successful battlefield debut during the invasion of Poland. It proved to be a reliable and wining design and was continually upgraded and refined throughout the war. The Panzer III’s hull and chassis was also used to create the highly successful series of low-profile StuG III assault guns and tank destroyers.

The Panzer III is one of Brickmania’s most popular kits and we are constantly making upgrades and improvements. This edition incorporates a lot of upgrades over the previously more austere version. There are lots of nice “extra” features such the new 1.5 wide Brickmania Track Links, a BrickArms MG-34 on the anti-aircraft mount (in addition to the one in the hull), accessible interior spaces (upper and lower hull sections separate to reveal the interior), and more.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The Panzer III has the following features:

  • Fully rotating turret with elevating main gun assembly
  • Fully articulated Brickmania Track Links™ tank treads
  • Three opening hatches on the turret
  • Radio antenna can be displayed in raised or lowered position
  • Custom pad-printed panzer commander minifig
  • BrickArms MG34s in the hull MG position and the anti-aircraft mount
  • Sturdy construction means lots of play possibilities
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Includes 501 genuine new-condition LEGO®, Brickmania and BrickArms® elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks, Brickmania Track Links and BrickArms elements. This model comes disassembled, includes complete full color printed building instructions, and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and may be discontinued at any time.

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Free shipping information

As of present, when Brickmania offers free shipping, these areas will be eligible:

*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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