Brickmania in Virginia for Two Events in August!
Brickmania will be returning to our fifth annual visit to Brickfair Virginia (formerly Brickfair DC), the hands-down largest LEGO fan event in the USA. Our giant sized booth (8 tables!) will have a large selection of Brickmania kits and BrickArms accessories, including rare and new items not available on the web site! Julie from GI Brick will also be joining us at the booth, along with a selection of exclusive figures and printed BrickArms accessories. Joe from Bullseye Brick will also have a selection of his custom kits based on realistic models of actual firearms (no they don’t actually shoot anything). We will have some beautifully hand-painted premium custom figures from Brick Mercenaries available. Attendees with full registration will have first access to the rare items for sale (many still to be announced) plus a chance to talk face to face with Dan, Will, Julie, Joe, Landon and the rest of our crack team of LEGO commandos!
You may remember the long lines to get to the Brickmania booth during the public days at Brickfair VA. We’ve worked with the event organizers on a new booth design that should allow for twice as many people to “pass through” our booth at a time. We are also placing a focus on bringing only the newest, best selling, and exclusive items, so you’re not sifting through bins of the “same-old same old” while trying to find that new M1919A1 prototype. Brickmania is planning to release the new DUKW kit and roll out our newest T-shirt design (featuring a rather menacing-looking T-34/85 tank).
Brickfair organizers also made special accommodations for our massive World War II diorama: “Operation Stalemate II” the invasion of Peleliu island by US Marines in 1944. The diorama measures an impressive 5′ x 24′ and features a ten foot long Landing Ship Tank, dozens of tanks and other fighting vehicles, plus more than 400 custom minifigures. Brickfair Viriginia is one of the few LEGO fan events that has a regular large contingent of military modelers and we’re excited to be a part of this continuing tradition.
VMMV / NMAW Open House, August 17 & 18
Brickmania is pleased to announce that we have been invited to set up a display at the VMMV (Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles) / NMAW (Americans in Wartime Museum) Open House at “The Tank Farm” in Nokesville, Viriginia. Each year thousands of visitors come to see a vast array of fully restored military vehicles, displays and demonstrations by living history units, and more. Suggested donation is a minimum of $10 per adult, with proceeds going towards creation of a permanent museum in Prince William County, Virginia. Brickmania will have our Operation Stalemate II diorama and a number of other military models on display inside The Tank Farm pavilion. The event’s permit rules do not allow for us to sell product on site, but we will have special web store discount coupons available for those who visit us. If you are coming to the Open House, please RSVP through the NMAW web site.