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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brickmania Toyworks

The Real LegoLand. 

Tucked away in the bowels of the Thorp Building, Brickmania Toyworks is a veritable wonderland for Lego enthusiasts.

In case you were wondering where you can pick up unofficial custom lego brick kits under themes such as modern military, world war 1 & 2, medieval castles, and pirates, Brickmania ought to be your destination.

Operating only online or as a vendor at Lego conventions nationwide, this quirky retailer used to open its warehouse doors to the public each second Saturday of the month. However, starting in 2017, they discontinued their open-house events. Their website indicates they plan to have limited access events in December, and now have retail locations in the nearby Great Mall of America and in Schaumberg, Illinois.