27 Nov

We’re live!

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If you’d like to watch us at anytime during the 24 hours that we’re live you can do so by following this link…


If you’re perhaps still interested in joining us during the live stream, head on over and fill out our lovely Google Form and we’ll see about getting you on!


Now for some updates about the live stream…

We’ve got t shirts! Visit the Creations for Charity BrickLink store to purchase the limited run “Creations for Charity 24 Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick” t shirts. https://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=C4C&itemID=84204479

LEGO designers! During the course of the live stream we will be joined by both Mike Psiaki and Carl Merriam, two extremely talented LEGO designers. With each of them we’ll all be building LEGO sets that they’ve designed in tandem.

For every hour that we’re live The LEGO Group has agreed to donate $40 worth of LEGO sets. Many thanks to the generous folks over at LEGO.

BrickMania has also agreed to donate a certain amount of sets for every hour that we’re on air. Cheers to Dan and the team over at BrickMania.

Additionally, Brick Loot has agreed to provide some products for every hour that we’re on the air. Shout out to the Krex family for their kindness.

We’ll also be accepting donations via Paypal throughout the live stream. If you donate, you may or may not be able to request that we do certain things during the live stream. So, put your thinking cap on and donate wisely!

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy 24 hours of nonstop LEGO awesomeness!


The Beyond the Brick Team

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21 Nov

Announcing the second annual Creations for Charity 24 hour live stream presented by Beyond the Brick!

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Creations for Charity 24 Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick

For a period of 24 hours last year, LEGO fans from all over the world joined a live stream to help support Creations for Charity. From building LEGO sets, working on MOCs, discussing the LEGO hobby, to sorting LEGO; it’s safe to say that everyone involved had a great time and all for a great cause.

This year’s event will be building upon last year’s success and taking the art of building with and talking about LEGO for 24 hours non stop to new heights! With 24 hours of non stop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss. From 5pm EST on Friday November 27th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 28th, we’ll be fighting off sleep to to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness!

What exactly can you expect during the 24hr live stream?

The building of numerous LEGO sets.

The sorting of numerous LEGO parts. (Sorting LEGO with friends makes the pain that is sorting a little bit easier to bear, right?)

The discussion of numerous LEGO related topics.

At least one LEGO related presentation or talk as you would normally witness at a LEGO fan event or convention.

…and much, much, more!

If you would like to participate in this live event and join us on the air to do things with LEGO, please head on over to our lovely Google Form and fill it out and hit submit so that we can see about getting you on!

If you would like to simply watch the live stream you can do so by monitoring either creationsforcharity.org or the BeyondtheBrickTV YouTube channel closer to the date. We’ll be updating creationsforcharity.org with all of the latest information about the live stream and when we are live, you should also be able to view the live stream directly from the BeyondtheBrickTV YouTube channel.

Last year during the live stream, a few individuals pledged certain dollar amounts if the people participating in the live stream did “certain things”. One of those “certain things” was to wear a wig, needless to say lots of wigs were worn. This year we’d like to kick it up a notch. By donating to Creations for Charity you’re directly helping to further its mission. In donating you also may or may not unlock the ability to make certain live stream participants do “certain things”. So, donate wisely and be creative!


Beyond the Brick, Creations for Charity, and LEGO fans like you from across the world!


The 2nd annual “Creations for Charity 24 Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick”


5pm EST on Friday November 27th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 28th


Please visit either creationsforcharity.org or the BeyondtheBrickTV YouTube channel to view or find out how to view the live stream

See you on the internets!


The Beyond the Brick Team

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12 Nov

Over $10,000!

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Just over half a month left in the fundraiser and we have already surpassed our previous record! There are still 3 days left to donate a creation. Check out what’s for sale in our store as many items are now discounted.

Over $10,000

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20 Oct

Over $6,000

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We are going strong into this year’s fundraiser with already $6,000 raised. Let’s keep it going!

Over $6,000

Take a look at some of the new items recently added to the store:

New creations added!

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16 Oct

Over $5,000 raised after the first day!

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We are off to a great start this year! Earlier in the year we received a $1,434 donation from BrickUniverse and a $2,500 donation from Brickworld. Coupled with the over $1,400 from sales from our first day of the store opening, we are now at over $5,000 raised this year. Check out what has sold and keep the donations coming!

Over $5,000

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15 Oct

2015 sale starts today!

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Our annual sale begins today and will run until November 30th. Check out the store to see what’s for sale so far and keep an eye out for more items added until the end of the fundraiser. If you’d like to donate a creation for sale, please fill out a donations form before November 15th.

Creations for Charity store opens today!

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01 Oct

Donations for Creations for Charity 2015 starts today!

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It’s October, and that means its time for the 7th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser! Starting today, we will be accepting donations of custom Lego creations for our sale from October 15th to November 30th. As usual, anyone can donate a Lego creation for sale in the fundraiser. All you have to do is fill out a form and be prepared to ship the creation directly to the buyer. For the budget builders, you can still choose to be reimbursed for the cost of making your creation.

When you contribute $20 or more to the fundraiser, you will receive a double-sided custom-printed brick. The front features “Creations for Charity 2015” and the back reveals part of a design that will become complete when you collect the bricks from any 3 consecutive years!

CfC 2015 thank-you gift

CfC 2014 gift

Learn more about our fundraiser and see a video on the about us page.

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13 Apr

BrickUniverse raises $1,434 for Creations for Charity 2015

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A huge thanks to the organizers of the BrickUniverse convention in Raleigh last month for their efforts to raise over $1,400 for this year’s Creations for Charity fundraiser. The money was raised via a silent auction, raffle, and direct donations. We’ll be off to a great start when the 2015 holiday season comes!

BrickUniverse 2015

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04 Mar

Creations for charity 2014 – Zagreb, Croatia

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Hello from Croatia. First of all, I am very sorry for the delay. After 30 years living in Zagreb, I moved to a different town and to a new job, so it was extremely busy period in my life. I tried to establish some contacts with local orphanages but they weren’t cooperative as I hoped. It was also Holliday season, so most of staff was on vacation and children were taken to temporary foster homes.

Finally I decided to make a donation in Zagreb with help of my parents who still live there. We have chosen the same home as last year – Dom za djecu Zagreb. Around 70 kids are accommodated there – from newborns to early teens. We bought the sets in LEGO store in Zagreb, who also wanted to participate, and generously offered us up to 25% discount on most of the sets. As always visiting the orphanage was quite emotional and touching. Sadly, we couldn’t play with them this year, as the flu epidemic was raging, so we could only wave to them through the glass.

Once again thank you all for giving me the opportunity to help someone in need and making those poor kids a bit happier. I would also like to thank my parents who kind of did almost everything for me this year. They aren’t quite good with technology though, so the photos didn’t turn out as expected. Once I arrive in Zagreb I’ll scan the recognition letter we received as thanks from “Dom za djecu Zagreb”.

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16 Jan

Creations for Charity 2014 – Monument, Colorado

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cfc_wrapupI am so excited that we broke the 10,00 mark in 2014! LEGO was also extremely generous and donated a total of 600 Chima Speedorz sets and 200 of these sets were sent to my location for donation. (100 of the 200 Chima sets are shown in the photo)

I was able to purchase various superhero and friends sets which were roughly 25% off retail. For items that had little or no sale attached to them I altered my original buying plan to try and get the most bang for my buck and decided to purchase various 3 in 1 creator sets.

In total I was able to purchase 121 sets with my funds and donated a total of 321 sets to Toys For Tots with an estimated retail value of $5,000

Shortly after Thanksgiving I got incredibly ill, which took me 5-6 weeks to get over, and because of this I was unable to display, load and transport this years sets for donation. This is also the reason why my 2014 wrap up has been posted so late. I would like to take this time to thank my friend Kathy who helped me load my car and transport 500lbs of LEGO and the Big R employees who helped Kathy unload my car and move the LEGO inside the store to their Toys for Tots drop off station. Without their help I would still have the sets sitting in my house.

cfc_2014_ad_flatWe also tried a something a little different for this years thank you gifts and created a collectible trio of bricks, with one 2×8 brick to be released each year. When all 3 bricks are combined (2014, 2015, 2016) you will be able to view the full image printed on the back of the bricks. Thank you to Queen Creek Bricks, a bricklink seller, who donated a portion of the 2×8 bricks and to Dan Kees, at Print-A-Brick, who donated $500 in printing towards the collectible thank you bricks.

And once again I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this years fund raiser such an incredible success! The generosity of the community and LEGO continues to astound and humble me every year. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, builds, word of mouth and funds which made the 2014 fund raiser our biggest success yet! Because of your efforts thousands of children’s Christmas was a little merrier this year.

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