The move was widely seen as a necessary precaution in response to recent land grabs on the continent, especially the Empire of Legoland's claim of the Central Basin (also called Central Attica) and North Attica.
The military budget will balloon from a paltry $50 billion to over $150 billion per year. The additional funds apportioned will be used to develop military technology and bring the LR's armed forces into the modern age. Analysts predict that at least one new battleship will be constructed; the air force and army are also widely expected to be overhauled.
President Bricks's top military advisers released a statement applauding Parliament's decision.
"Both new and returning threats continue to menace the Lego Republic's national security, and with the additional funds, we will be able to overhaul several areas of the armed forces that have been neglected in recent years. This new budget has made our country much safer and we look forward to giving the public progress reports as the modernization of our military moves forward."
President Bricks also noted her approval of the bill in a press release.
"I congratulate Parliament for setting politics aside and working together to keep our country safe. As commander-in-chief of our armed forces, I can surely say that these funds will be put to good use. I look forward to signing the bill into law right away."