BRIKWARS is the plastic-brick tabletop wargame that throws the peaceful worlds of construction toys into wanton chaos and destruction!

Bring and build your own armies, vehicles, and monsters in an all-out war for construction toy glory, with a robust system to incorporate whatever you create. If you can build it, you can bring it to battle in BRIKWARS!
Inspirational Media

The guys at Brickmania are re-launching their Micro Tank Battle game from the past couple years of World War Brick conventions as the new and improved Micro Brick Battle, now with an updated rulebook and a supporting line of mini tank kits for sale.

Micro Brick Battle has a more streamlined rule system and a more specific focus on 1:120 scale WWII military conflicts than you may have come to expect from other brick-based wargames you might be familiar with. The $30 rulebook includes detailed building instructions for a whopping forty-four 1:120 scale WWII tanks from seven countries.

Mike - May 15, 2016 - Artwork, Inspirational Media

No bricks in this one, but otherwise a perfect toy experience. By shaycarl on YouTube.

Mike - April 11, 2016 - Artwork, Inspirational Media, Other Games

The title speaks for itself on this one! Courtesy of Hydraulic Press Channel.

Mike - March 22, 2013 - Inspirational Media

There are no construction bricks in this video, but fish? Check. Blasphemy? Check. Zombie cowboys? Check.

These may be some of the most BrikWarsy fifteen minutes ever set to film. Lazarus’s resurrection, in particular, is as fine an example of a Heroic Feat as I’ve ever seen.

Mike - January 28, 2013 - Inspirational Media, Other Games

Kid President has some words of wisdom for all of us.

In related news, Tales of Game’s Studios’ Kickstarter for the sequel to Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden was a success! The sequel will be under development for a while, so there’s still time to download and play the original.

Mike - December 13, 2010 - Brick Links, Bricks, Inspirational Media

Just saw a stop-motion video by Keshen8 that’s not to be missed – it runs like a highlight reel for BrickArms weaponry (though I think I spot at least a couple of Brickforge pieces in there as well – am I wrong?).

I try to update the links every now and then with new custom-weapons shops that catch my eye, but I really only get a tiny fraction of what’s out there, and there are a couple of sites that are much more dedicated and do a much better job.

Most of the customs news I follow these days comes from the Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog and the FireStar Toys reseller site. These will give you a much better idea of the full range of minifig options available, and I figure this is as good an excuse as any to pass along some links.

Keshen8’s channel on YouTube
BrickArms custom molded weapons and custom minifigures
BrickForge custom minifigure accessories
The Ugly Duckling at Bricklink minifig news blog
FireStar Toys
Counterparts to the Deadly Spaceman: Spacefemme Fatales?
Mike - April 2, 2010 - Artwork, Brick Links, Inspirational Media

There are some truly epic battles going on in the forums right now, so rather than posting links to any of those, I’m going to leave it to you to find them and send you to go look at this other thing instead.

Swedish freelance artist and Diglett fan Niklas Jansson has posted a massive pile of concept sketches and thoughts to his Android Arts site about redesigning classic LEGO Space themes. There’s a whole lot of material to plow through, but look towards the bottom half of the page for highlights like a massive OTC tunneler for Ice Planet, some Zaku-styled Blacktrons, and of course the sexy Space Babes.

– Mike
Android Arts: The LEGO Project
Prometheus Spawning Grounds
Niklas’s art blog
Why was Copenhagen selected for a meeting of world leaders? Easy access to Billund, experts say
Mike - December 17, 2009 - Artwork, Battle Reports, Inspirational Media

There have been plenty of awesome battle reports coming in over the last couple of months that I’ve been too lazy to post, but there was no way I could let this one pass without comment. It’s the first one I’ve seen to put Obama and his well-known superpowers to use in combat, to truly stupendous effect. This is a moment that will shape history.

The pictures aren’t the best quality, but from start to epic conclusion this is truly a battle not to be missed.

Arkbrik’s Copenhagen Climate Conference
Dan Lacey, Painter of Pancakes
"Engaging in imaginative play helps my development!"
Mike - March 27, 2009 - Brick Links, Inspirational Media

As all experienced BrikWars players know, playing with Lego, combined with learning that rules are made to be changed, leads directly and inevitably to massive psychotic explosions of violence. Surprising no one, this is the combination of factors that lead SkyNet to destroy humanity, as shown on tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

As much as I hate to promote anything on the Fox network, I felt that this one had to be shared.

YouTube: “TSCC 2.20 To The Lighthouse Preview” clip shows Lego’s role in the downfall of humanity
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Oleetku fighters!
Mike - September 30, 2008 - Inspirational Media, Podcasts
I came across a couple of BrikWars reviews today – the first is great for its use of the term “Brick nipples,” but the second is simply amazing. It may be the single best BrikWars review I’ve ever listened to. It’s only four episodes after the Dwarf Fortress review, and they only used the phrase “really retardedly broken” once.

The verdict: “This is a game where you can have dueling spider robots covered in ninjas crashing into each other under an airship exploding.”

Play This Thing Game Reviews: Tabletop Tuesday: BrikWars
Oleetku Studios Freeware Game Review #15: BrikWars (scroll down to episode 15)