21 Apr

Battle of the Bricks live building competition happening April 21st

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Nick Della Mora (BrickinNick) is hosting a live building competition on Twitch showcasing some amazing talent from North America, and proceeds raised from the event will benefit Creations for Charity. Tune in for the event on April 21st at 9pm EST on Twitch for the show where you as the viewer will determine what the builders will create and whose creation will reign supreme!

Battle of the Bricks - Live Brickbuilding Competition

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25 Dec

Creations for Charity 2016 wrap up

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2016 marks another tremendous year for Creations for Charity as we were able to donate Lego in 9 locations over the world. With the help of the Lego fan community, we sold over 100 custom creations raised $13,877 and purchased numerous Lego sets for underprivileged children. When I see photos of the Lego donations each year knowing that many children will be happier during the holidays, I consider it one of the greatest gifts I receive. It is my motivation to organize the fundraiser year after year.

Merry Christmas from Creations for Charity!

This holiday season has been busy for many of us, and I am always grateful for everyone involved including the donors who spend time crafting unique creations for the store, the buyers who support us through their purchases and our coordinators who purchase Lego sets and donate them to the kids. When I organized the first Creations for Charity fundraiser in 2009, I was a college senior with plenty of spare time. Now my free time is scarce as I go through training as a resident physician in neurology. Between taking 28-hour calls and working through both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I relied heavily on our coordinators this year to manage as much of the fundraiser as they can, and they delivered beautiful results. I couldn’t have asked for a better present this year than seeing all the donation photos on Christmas Day.

We also reached an important milestone this year when we became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization just this month (Employer ID Number 81-3162510). This means that our future purchases will be exempt from income tax in the US and our US donors will also be able to make tax-deductible contributions to our charity. With these privileges we look forward to acquiring even more Lego sets for future donations!

Over the years Creations for Charity has become the Lego fan community’s annual tradition of giving back during the holiday season. It is a tradition that is too good to stop. Going forward, I plan to continue the fundraiser and expand to new areas of distribution. We welcome suggestions for improvement and hearing from individuals interested in offering their help or expertise. Happy holidays everyone and I hope you’ll join us (again) in 2017!

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01 Dec

Creations for Charity 2016 final results

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The 2016 fundraiser is over and we have raised $13,887! A huge thanks to BrickUniverse for donating $4,000, to Brickworld for donating $2,500 and to Bricklink for matching 10% of our sales and donating $581.75. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in making a donation, purchasing from our store or helping out in various ways. Take a look at the items sold this year and come back by Christmas to check out photos of our Lego donations over the world! Happy holidays everyone!

Creations for Charity 2016 final results

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24 Nov

Over $11,000 and one week left!

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Only one week left in this year’s fundraiser! Prices have been reduced and there’s still many great creations to choose from. Check out what’s for sale today and don’t forget to tune in to the 24-hour live stream happening from 11/25-11/26!

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06 Nov

One month left!

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Thanks for everyone’s support so far in getting us to over 10K with nearly one month left! A huge thanks to BrickUniverse for their $4,000 donations and to Brickworld for the $2,500 donations this year. We could use some more MOC donations, hope to see some more creations donated in the next week!

Over $10,000

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16 Oct

Over $4,000 off the start!

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We’re off to a great start! We sold over $1,500 sold from the store in the first day on top of $2,800 from direct donations from BrickUniverse. Let’s keep going!

Over $4,000

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15 Oct

2016 sale starts now!

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Our store is now open for the 2016 fundraiser! Visit our store to see what’s for sale this year and check back often as new creations will be added until November 15th. Anyone can donate a creation to the store before November 15th. Here’s to another record-breaking year!

Creations for Charity 2016 store now open!

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02 Oct

Donations for Creations for Charity 2016 starts today!

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Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of custom Lego creations for our 8th annual fundraiser. Any Lego fan can contribute a custom Lego creation to our online store opening from October 15th to November 30th. Sales will be used to buy Lego sets for children in need across the world. Participation is easy! Simply submit a donation form and we will notify you when your creation sells and where to ship it. Learn more at our about us page!

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When you contribute $20 or more to the fundraiser through donations, you will receive a double-sided printed brick. The front features “Creations for Charity 2016” and the back reveals part of a design that will become complete when you collect the bricks from any 3 consecutive years.

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18 Jan

Creations for Charity 2015 wrap up

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In the seven years that I have organized Creations for Charity, I am most grateful for the growing support from the Lego community in making the fundraiser a success year after year. This holiday season, we donated over $18,600 worth of Lego products to children around the world from USA, Canada, Brazil, Hungary and Australia. We gave Lego sets to kids in hospitals, orphanages, shelters and to organizations like Toys for Tots that specializes in distributing Lego to underprivileged children. I want to thank everyone who played a role in making this possible and hope for your continued support in the future.

Creations for Charity 2015 wrap up

2015 was our biggest year for Creations for Charity. We set a new record of $18,056 raised and distributed Lego sets to 8 locations in the world. Over the years we have had a steady growth of donors who contributed creations for sale in our store. This year was no exception as we received more than 230 unique custom creations from builders of diverse skill levels and nationalities. You see a list of all the items sold this year. In addition, we received monetary donations from organizations including Brickworld, BrickUniverse, Bricklink and Beyond the Brick, which accounted for over a third of our funds raised this year. Even after donating $18,600 worth of Lego sets, we still have over $4,000 left in our funds to grow our organization next year.

Szent Mihány Children’s Home in Budapest, Hungary

Numbers aside, it brings me more joy to hear from our distributors about their donation experiences. This year, we had the help of 8 amazing individuals who volunteered to spend our funds to buy Lego and distribute them in their local area to kids in need. They have each taken photos of their donation, which you can see in the posts on our website from December to January. Some were able to build the sets alongside the children. For many of the kids, it was their first time playing with Lego and owning a Lego set.

Casa Lar Fraternidade OraAçao in Vila Velha, Brazil

Going forward, I am optimistic about what lies ahead for Creations for Charity. Now that we have grown to a sizable organization, we plan to apply for recognition as a 501(c) nonprofit organization to achieve tax-exemption on our purchases in the US. With our remaining funds, we are looking to expand our distribution next year to new countries. In the meantime, we are seeking help to revamp our website and to connect us closely to popular social media platforms to improve our outreach. The Lego community is full of talented individuals and generous donors, and I am grateful for everyone’s support in making Creations for Charity an annual tradition of the Lego community to give back. Here’s to another successful year in 2016!

Creations For Charity Australia 2015

KidzWish in Wollongong, Australia

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11 Dec

Special thanks to our 2015 direct donors

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We owe a huge thanks to the organizations that made direct donations to our fundraiser this year. Their contributions accounted over $6,000, that’s more than a third of the total raised this year. This year marks the most we’ve ever received, and I’d like to share a few words from each group on their continued support of our cause.

Brickworld has always targeted charities that benefit kids with the money raised at the Esther Walner Memorial Charity Fundraiser held every year at our Chicago convention. The people participating in the fundraiser all support doing whatever we can to benefit kids. Creations for Charity fits perfectly in this mold as it is not only about kids, but it is also about LEGO sets bringing them some comfort.


We chose to support Creations for Charity because it really embodies what the whole LEGO community is about: sharing and giving with one another. All of us at BrickUniverse love that Creations for Charity brings the whole community to together for a great cause -bringing joy to underprivileged children during Christmas time through something we all love: LEGO.

We feel grateful to be able to help support a cause that is close to our hearts. Our community and staff are filled with adults who were once inspired by LEGO as children and who understand the positive impact it can have on young lives. Thanks, Creations for Charity, for bringing that inspiration to future AFOLs and for involving us in the process. It feels great to “pay the LEGO forward”.

We have been big fans of Creations for Charity for many years. As avid LEGO fans we deeply value the ability of LEGO to serve as a creative medium enabling anyone and everyone to take ideas and concepts and turn them into physical things. We like supporting Creations for Charity because of it’s unique ability to harness the talents of the Adult Fan of LEGO community for the greater good. We hope that through leveraging Beyond the Brick we can raise awareness of the charity and help to spread awareness of it to a larger audience. Creations for Charity is a fantastic organization and we hope that through our 24 hour live stream we are able to lend a helping hand to the overall cause.

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09 Dec

Creations for Charity 2015 final results

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We’ve set an incredible new record for the funds raised this year at a staggering $18,056! Here’s the breakdown:

Creations for Charity 2015 final results

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