15 Nov

New items added

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Take a look at the latest items for sale from this year’s fundraiser. There’s only two weeks left until the store closes for the year, let’s help sell these amazing creations!

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13 Nov

5th Annual Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream

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We’re very happy to announce the Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick is back for the fifth year!

As in past years, LEGO fans from around the world are invited to watch and participate in this day-long live web broadcast. With 24 hours of nonstop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss.

From 5pm EST on Friday, November 23rd to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 24th, Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon and Boone Langston will be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness.

What exactly can you expect during the live stream?

  • Live build of the UCS Millennium Falcon, the largest LEGO set ever made!
  • The building of numerous LEGO sets and MOCs.
  • The discussion of numerous LEGO-related topics with AFOLs (including LEGO designers!) from around the world.

…and much, much, more!

If you would like to join us on the broadcast and participate in the live event, please fill out our brief Google form. All ages of LEGO fans from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the fun!

If you want to simply watch the live stream, you can do so by returning to the blog you’re reading now or monitoring Beyond the Brick on YouTube. We’ll post right here on creationsforcharity.org as soon as the broadcast begins.

Donations of LEGO sets or funds to purchase LEGO sets are encouraged. Once again this year, all sets/funds raised as part of the 24-hour live stream will be used to purchase LEGO sets for kids in Indiana hospitals. If you make a monetary donation, feel free to suggest fun LEGO activities for us to do on the broadcast. Click here to donate. Beyond the Brick will match any monetary donations up to the first $500!

We will be auctioning off a copy of the UCS Millennium Falcon built during the live stream. Check back soon for details on where to bid. All proceeds from the auction will go to Creations for Charity.

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09 Nov

Support CfC by shopping from EclipseGrafx

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Throughout the month of November, the custom LEGO accessories and minifig store EclipseGrafx will be donating 10% of its sales to Creations for Charity. Whether you’re looking to pick up a Bricktendo Entertainment System or a panel of stained glass windows, EclipseGrafx has what you’re looking for!

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06 Nov

Halfway there!

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This year’s Creations for Charity is halfway over, don’t forget to donate a creation by November 15th or buy something from the store before November 30th!

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31 Oct

Over $7,000

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Creations for Charity has raised over $7,000 in the first two weeks since the store opening for this year’s fundraiser. We could use more creations as many items are selling quickly! Donate one today, it’s super easy!

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29 Oct

New items added

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Take a looks at what’s new for sale! Don’t forget to donate donate a creation before November 15th and shop before the fundraiser ends on November 30th.

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22 Oct

Over $5,000 raised in the first week!

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This year’s Creations for Charity is off to a good start! We’ve sold over $1,700 worth of custom creations, and coupled with a generous donation of $4,000 from Brickworld, this brings us to over $5,000 raised in the first week. There’s still plenty of time left to donate a creation or buy a creation before the end of November. Don’t wait until the last minute!

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15 Oct

Store now open for 2018 fundraiser!

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The 2018 fundraiser starts today! Visit our store to see what’s for sale this year and check back often as new creations will be added until November 15th. Don’t forget you can donate a creation by November 15th. Let’s go for another great year!

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01 Oct

Creations for Charity 2018 now accepting MOC donations!

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Starting today, you can donate a custom Lego creation for sale in the Creations for Charity 10th anniversary fundraiser! Sales will go towards buying Lego sets for underprivileged children in multiple locations around the world. We welcome anyone who has made an original Lego creation to participate. All you have to do is submit your creation on our website and we will list it in our Bricklink store, which opens from October 15th to November 30th. When the creation sells, we will tell you where to send it. It’s that easy! Check out our donation page to learn more about the process and take a look at last year’s fundraiser results and photos. Start building and take part in the online Lego community’s annual tradition of giving back!

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19 Feb

Creations for Charity 2017 wrap up

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Creations for Charity 2017 donations

Another spectacular Creations for Charity fundraiser is in the books, and we raised $14,926 and donated Lego sets in 10 locations across 6 countries. That’s the most places we’ve ever donated to in one year, and it’s all thanks to the amazing talent and generosity of the Lego community. This year, we donated to some of the places that were affected by natural disasters in 2017 such as two schools in Houston that were flooded during Hurricane Harvey and an orphanage in a part of Mexico City affected by the earthquake. In addition, we donated for the first time in Jordan thanks to David, who is a US foreign service officer based in Saudi Arabia.

As Creations for Charity grows each year, so does the volume of work to make sure our operations run as smoothly as possible. Even though we are a nonprofit organization, all of our coordinators work as unpaid volunteers. Our distribution coordinators have done remarkable work year after year finding the best deals on Lego and personally delivering the sets to kids in need whenever possible. I’d like to highlight the work of our store manager, Ethan, who has spent numerous hours informing builders that their creations have sold and assisting buyers with questions and concerns. Our donors are not professional sellers or shippers, so there will inevitably be delays in shipping or setbacks in packaging on some orders, and we thank our buyers for their patience and understanding. Lastly, I’m pleased to reveal our thank-you brick for donors who have contributed to our sales. The item below is the outstanding work of Kristi from CustomBricks, who has overcome a personal illness to continue to design and produce these tokens of appreciation. We expect to have the bricks shipped in the next three weeks after we complete the printing process.

Creations for Chariy 2017 thank-you brick

Going forward, we expect continued success of Creations for Charity as we head into our 10th annual fundraiser in October 2018. We are proud that many fans look forward to participating in the Lego community’s annual tradition of giving back during the holidays. It is an honor for me to be able to continue this wonderful tradition.

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03 Jan

Creations for Charity 2017 donation in Mexico

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The donation for Mexico was made to the home of “Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación,” which is located in one of the poorest parts of the State of Mexico (Ecatepec) where they help the children who doesn’t have family or are orphaned. We introduced ourselves to the children and they in the same way, they told us a little about who they are and what their aspirations are when they grow up. Most of these little ones didn’t know what a LEGO toy was, so we explained what the toys consisted of, how they could build them and how they could help them to develop their creativity. Each of them was fascinated when we gave them the toys and immediately they started to build. Although it took a little bit of work initially, when we explained how to use the instructions it was much easier for them to build the models. We feel very grateful to be part of this great project because seeing so many smiles from each of these children will be an unforgettable moment.

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