Saturday, June 2, 2018

Tamiya Philippines to Open "The BrickYard" at Glorietta 2, Makati


Attention Tamiya fans: home to the great wall of Tamiya cars, a racetrack, and modifying stations, The BrickYard is set to open its doors on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the third floor of Glorietta 2, Makati City.

Tamiya President and Chairman, Mr. Shunsaku Tamiya will be present at the event to meet fans and to see how well the Tamiya brand has grown in the Philippines. He has visited many times before, as the Tamiya kits are produced in their manufacturing plant in Cebu. He also drops by at Lil’s Hobby Center, the official distributor of Tamiya Kits in the Philippines every now and then. This time, however, the purpose of his visit to the BrickYard is to meet and greet the lively Mini4WD, Model Kit, and RC fans in the country. He will be signing model kits and taking photos with fans of the Tamiya brand.


Tamiya-san, or the “Master Modeler” as he is known better known through his book of the same title, is the son of the late Yoshio Tamiya who founded the Tamiya Corporation.

The BrickYard opened in the last quarter of 2017 and was at Glorietta 5. During that run, the Filipino’s love for Mini4WD was brought into the spotlight once again. But the new destination for Mini4WD fans had to temporarily close as they moved to their permanent home at Glorietta 2, right beside Lil’s Hobby Center where racers and builders can get more kits and parts.

“As a fan of Tamiya kits myself, I wanted a place where builders and racers could hang out and play,” said Ferdie Kahn, owner of the BrickYard. “More than that though, I wanted the BrickYard to be a place where we can introduce the hobby to more people, whether they be kids or kids-at-heart,” he continued.

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