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Restocks and restock preorders for #VietnamsBricks and the start of #DesertStormBricks! The Abrams, Bradley, Hue Marines, Vietnam SEAL, and more are back in action on brickmania.com! Remember, the Vietnam Bricks instruction book is still $15 off through the end of the month and our Vietnam MOC Contest ends on June 1, 2021! Enter your build and you could end up with an epic prize arriving at your door! Have a great week everyone!
Here’s a look at everything back online…(more…)
For those who have been following our blog closely, you’ve seen how the Customer Service team has continued to ship our awesome building kits throughout the holidays. Regular readers also know that our Production team was off last week, even the UV Print Room fell silent for a time. But as the new year is underway and everyone is back in the swing of things, we wanted to give you another look at the process at the end of the line. This picture shows the bins, full of bags and parts lists, that are ready for packaging.
#VietnamBricks continues with the Bell® OH-58A™ Kiowa preorder and ARVN Ranger minifig new release! We also have a special release of Little Green Men minifigs. Plus, you can still save $15 on our Vietnam Bricks instruction book all month long! It’s all live now at brickmania.com – be sure to check out our Friday SitRep for a closer look and the latest happenings here at Brickmania! Happy building everyone!
Here is a look at another view of our production warehouse. We are exceedingly proud to be a part of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District and in the historic Thorp Building, which was once a top secret manufacturer of the vaunted Norton Bombsight and other war material during WWII. This particular view is taken near our Quality Control team, and the boxes shown are used to transport final building kits to the Customer Service team for shipping.
On the other side of the dividing wall is our official test builder’s desk, full of future releases. Our entire team takes pride in our work, and although these boxes might ferry new kits to the Customer Service team, in reality it was the entire staff from design to QC that made it all possible. Every kit in your collection is the result of the combined effort of everyone in the Thorp Building. Every kit, from those on your doorstep to those you see on the shelves of our Retail Stores passed through the doors you see on the right.
Brickmaniacs! Variant three of our Hue Marine MOTM is ready for it’s debut! Get them now at brickmania.com. Our goal is to have more of all three variants back online Monday, 1/11/21. Don’t forget to arm your minifigs with a Perfect Caliber™ BrickArms® M16 and/or Perfect Caliber™ BrickArms® M79 Grenade Launcher as well! For a closer look at the MOTM, check out Lando’s Designer’s Studio episode live now on our YouTube channel!
Throughout all of the turbulence of 2020, and through the busy holiday season, this room has boxed and shipped every kit in your collection. Even if you bought your models from the Retail Stores, those kits originally passed through this room and these hands. Our fantastic Customer Service team has fielded your questions and delivered your sets with grace and hard work each and everyday of the year. You’ve seen how the pallets of cheer and you know that they even worked from home during the Stay-At-Home order.
This team is dedicated to providing the very best customer service in the world, and we stand by every product that ships from this room. When issues have arisen, or customers need to reach out, we have always done whatever we can to ensure that our fans have been taken care of and the problems addressed. Our community has stood by us during thick and thin, and our supporters know that this team is the vanguard that keeps the community building! As we begin a new year and look forward to the amazing sets to come we take a moment to appreciate the team that ships around the world, and thank the fans that make it all possible. We are extremely proud to be doing what we do for each and every one of you.
Two heavy hitters return! The F-22® Raptor® and F-16® Fighting Falcon® are back on restock preorder! Plus, the MiG-21PF, MUTT M151, Perfect Caliber™ BrickArms® M16, and Donut Dolly are back for Vietnam Bricks! And did we mention you can save $15 on our Vietnam Bricks instruction book all month long? Yeah, that too! It’s all live now at brickmania.com!
Now that 2021 is officially underway, we wanted to send all of our New Year cheers to the entire community who supported us over the last two decades in general and 2020 in particular. We are all extremely excited to see what new kits we will be producing, and we can’t wait to see them become part of your collection and become center pieces for your newest MOCs! With the return of themed months and some of the most highly anticipated new releases, 2021 is surely going to be a marquee year! What will you build in the new year?
The first 2021 preorders and new releases have arrived! The Bell® AH-1G Cobra® – Attack Helicopter, PT-76 Amphibious Tank, M825 MUTT, Vietnam War US MP, and more! Plus, it’s your final day to save 10% with code: BKM10 at checkout! Excludes preorders. Please note the third variant of the Hue Marine MOTM is undergoing an artwork change and will be available at a later date. Happy New Year everyone!
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As we close the book on 2020, our production warehouse continues to be silent during the earned weeklong break for our production teams. These fine individuals who hand count every part in your kits, and help make your collection the greatest in the world, we look back on 2020 and recognize that the reason we are able to continue to do what we do is because of the uncompromising support of our fans. When the world felt upside down, and the entire planet seemed to be sailing against the wind, Brickmaniacs from every continent and time zone came out to support us.
The last time the production warehouse was this quiet during the work week, it was during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order. Since we have returned to work, we developed and shipped many amazing builds, and our entire team appreciated the opportunity to see what our fans built during their quarantine with the hashtag #StayHomeWithBrickmania. We produced The Coloring Book, which we continue to sell and continue to use to raise money for the World Central Kitchen to help fight hunger caused by COVID-19. We also conducted a successful fundraising campaign to help support military veterans and their families for Veteran’s Day 2020, and once again our community supported that cause with a level of generosity that warmed our hearts.
We know that the pandemic and ensuing economic recession has been tough on small businesses like ours, and we have made it part of our mission to help support other small businesses during these tough times in whatever way that we can. We consider ourselves both lucky and honored to have the supportive community that we do, and we know everyday we are on the clock is because of you. From everyone here at Brickmania, to each and every one of our fans around the world, we wish you a Happy New Year, and we are all excited to see what we can build together in 2021.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you all. Happy New Year!