Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
The correct answer is that the 2 red brick players would each get 6 points and nothing for "third" place player.
I don't think so. The rules are explicit that all the tied players receive the points for second place, they are not split. If you are not convinced from the wording, read it again while considering the case of a three way tie for first. Hopefully that will convince you of the correct interpretation