By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 07, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Tosa Block Party has opened in its new location at 10600 W. Bluemound Rd. in Wauwatosa, according to the its Facebook page.

Formerly located in a much smaller space at 72nd and North Avenue, where it opened in 2017, the new space is nearly three times the size.

According to its page, Tosa Block Party is, “The only place around to have a party with infinite LEGO bricks, join LEGO education programs for kids 3-14, We have added a Play Well Cafe and Brick Bar!

“We offer LEGO birthday parties, and many other LEGO programs including, school events, building classes, work place team building and much more.”

Tosa Block Party also offers STEAM classes using LEGO Education kits

While it’s a LEGO-themed play zone and party venue, Tosa Block Party also has The Brick Bar, which offers adult beverages and charcuteries boxes – along with LEGOs, of course – every day from 7 until 10 p.m.

Family memberships are available by the month or year.

Tosa Block Party is open daily from 8:45 a.m. until 5 p.m.

During the current Covid-19 conditions you can reserve the entire space available for private reservations for $50 per session. It is free for members.

Open build sessions take place 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 12:15-1:30 p.m. Admission is $8.

Pre-packaged snacks are available during the open build for now, but the venue does offer pizza, nachos and other snacks, too.

Two-hour birthday parties are $225.

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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.