Following the success of the “Dyipne”, a Mini 4WD that’s dedicated to an iconic piece of Philippine history, The Brickyard by Lil’s Hobby Center celebrated the official opening of its newest branch up north!
Located at the 2nd Level, Building 4 of Ayala Malls, Vertis North, the store opens up a new venue not just for Mini 4WD fans and enthusiasts, but for model kit builders and families who want to spend some quality time as well. This is in line with the company’s goal of being able to sustain and expand the popularity of the hobby as an enjoyable and educational activity for every generation.
The Brickyard’s northern branch is home to a wide selection of Tamiya products – Model kits, tools, paints and more. There’s also a dedicated building area, and a track where racers can try out their creations.
“We continue to study feasible areas and locations where we both feel that there are a good audience and good amenities. We want the Brickyard to continue to be the destination of choice for any enthusiasts looking to feel comfortable while enjoying the hobby experience.”
“We will be trying to reach places that we know Mini 4WD has a following. We will not only race in Metro Manila, but we will attempt to race in several other cities outside of Metro Manila. We will go to Tacloban and Cavite. We are working on scheduling on Baguio. Then we can end the season with a championship race to crown the Philippine champions. This will be challenging and exciting.
– Ferdie Kahn, Owner of The Brickyard
Along with the new branch is the launch of the Mini 4WD Philippine Cup. A competition composed of a series of races around the country, starting at Circuit Makati from August 24 to 25. The winners of this cup will not only be crowned as the Philippine champions, but will also represent the country in the 2020 Asia Challenge in Taiwan.
The event also hosted a mini 4WD tournament for attendees, all of whom were given a kit to build and use. In the end, winners were given a set of special prizes.
Lil’s Hobby Center, Philippines’ distributor of mini 4WD as well as scale models of over 50 years, is located at the 3rd Floor of Glorietta 2, the Basement level of SM Megamall Building A, 15 West Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City, and Ayala Malls Vertis North.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.