With just 5 days left to buy an item from the Creations For Charity store, time is quickly running out to help raise money to buy LEGO sets for underprivileged children this holiday season. I’ve been honoured to be a part of this charity in my own small way for the past two years and just shipped off my 2012 donation to it’s new home over the weekend. All the items from the store have been reduced to their minimum price and at last glance there were items priced at as little as $2 like the CFC bracelet, so if you haven’t helped out yet but planned on making a purchase please take a look!
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Nannan Zhang of The Brothers Brick runs Creations for Charity every year and every year it astounds me how much he and his team are able to donate. In case you don’t know, Creations for Charity raises money by selling MOCs donated by AFOLS. The money raised is used to buy LEGO on discount leading up to the holidays. Those LEGO sets are then donated to Toys for Tots by the truckload. You can check out the About page to get a better idea of what they’ve done in the past and for information on how you can participate. If you’re already familiar with the process and want to see what MOCs are for sale, you can hit up the Creations for Charity Bricklink store and browse the current offerings. More stuff will be added regularly as time goes on until November 30th so keep an eye on the store. In it’s first day of sales, they’ve already raised $1,200!
Our very own Ken “buriedbybricks” Robichaud is donating his Chokutō, pictured below, for the cause. I’d link directly to the item but Bricklink’s framed pages make it impossible to do.
Nannan Zhang, blogger at the awesome The Brothers Brick site, does a charity drive called Creations for Charity every year. People donate MOCs, people buy MOCs, and the money raised is spent towards LEGO and donated to Toys For Tots. Last year, they sold 120 creations and raised $9,035 from sales and monetary donations and donated over $14,000 worth of LEGO sets along with a check for $723.00. It’s a great cause and as of November 12, they’ve raised only $3000. I’m not sure what their dollar amount is now, but their deadline to sell through their inventory is November 30th. There are eight days left to help raise some money for a great cause, and you get a cool LEGO model to boot! You can browse the available MOCs for sale on the Creations for Charity store page.
Following their successful two-year old Creations for Charity, our fellows at The Brothers Brick have turned their attention toward Japan and helping the relief effort after the devastating disasters that began there almost 3 weeks ago. Bricks Helping Japan is their latest effort, and you can read all about it here.
In a nutshell, here’s how it works: AFOLs voluntarily donate a model (of all sizes, shapes, and genres) and all the models are put up for auction. 100% of the winnings go to the Red Cross, who are heavily involved in humanitarian relief in Japan. Buyers get original Lego creations from our awesome building community, and the money goes to a worthy cause. You can donate a MOC, bid on the auctions, or donate money straight to the Red Cross here.
More models are being added to the auction page every day, so keep checking back for updates! MOCs donated include cupcakes, CubeDude Porkins, steampunk, Keith Goldman originals, and even giant spaceships. I’ve also donated the Power Miners podracer from the 2009 Podracer Challenge, and which we continue to feature in our current banner for this year’s contest.
Please consider donating a MOC or bidding on these fine items. Also, please read the auction descriptions fully: some of the items were erroneously entered as US only, but most if not all of the items are available to be shipped internationally!
FBTB’s Charity Drive is not the only game in town. I am way, way, waaaaay overdue in posting this, but Nannan over at TBB is once again hosting Creations for Charity. To date, he’s raised over $5,000 in funds so far which is just mind boggling. The money he’s raised goes towards buying LEGO products for Toys for Tots. He’s constantly trolling the boards for deals to help stretch every last penny. Quite a task, but well worth the effort.
If you’re not familiar with Creations for Charity, Nannan’s Bricklink account is set up with all the details where you can browse, buy, and support his efforts. If you’re looking for a gift for a LEGO fan that is one-of-a-kind and not your everyday run-of-the-mill LEGO set, consider buying a MOC. Not only do you get something cool, you’ll be giving to charity to help kids discover what we already love: LEGO.
Cad Bane is depicted in Clone armor used when he escaped from … danger? I don’t know, I can’t remember the episode. In any case, the auction won’t go live until later on tonight so keep your eyes peeled. I’ll also update this post when I see it go live.
Nannan from The Brothers Brick is organizing a charity event. Dubbed Creations For Charity, Nannan will be selling MOCs through his bricklink store and 100% of the proceeds will be going towards Toys for Tots. His words below:
I’m excited to announce a new online charity event that has just started! The event, called Creations for Charity, sells custom LEGO creations from fan builders to raise money to buy LEGO for underprivileged children. 100% of the funds raised will be used to buy LEGO sets for the charity Toys for Tots. From now until early December, there will be new creations listed to be auctioned. Come visit the store to see what we have! If you’re interested in contributing a creation, you can read the details here.
Feel free to ask me any questions here. Happy holidays everyone!
If you’re interested in helping out, browse the goods over at Nannan’s Bricklink store!