24 Nov

We’re live!

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The Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick has begun! Tune in for 24 hours straight of LEGO talk, LEGO building, and even interviews with LEGO’s community team in Denmark. Click here to sign up to join the live stream.

For every hour that we’re live, The LEGO Group has agreed to donate $50 worth of LEGO sets. Many thanks to the generous folks over at LEGO.

BrickMania has also agreed to donate a a set for every hour that we’re on air. Cheers to Dan and the team over at BrickMania for supporting the charity again this year!

Additionally, Brick Loot has agreed to provide some neat 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!

Purchase a Beyond the Brick t-shirt and 100% of profits go to Creations for Charity.

Click here for more information about the 24-hour live stream. Click here to make a PayPal donation.

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11 Nov

4th 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 hosted by Beyond the Brick is back!

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 24th to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 25th, 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?

  • The building of numerous LEGO sets.
  • Live builds with LEGO designers in Billund, Denmark.
  • The discussion of numerous LEGO-related topics with AFOLs from around the world.

…and much, much, more!

If you would like to join us on the air 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.

New this year: Purchase a Beyond the Brick T-shirt and 100% of profits will go to Creations for Charity.

Click here to watch all or part of last year’s 24-hour live stream.

We hope you join us in helping to brighten Christmas for kids in need!

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24 Dec

24-Hour Live Stream Donations in Indianapolis

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This year’s Creations for Charity 24-hour Live Stream hosted by Beyond the Brick was a great success! Thanks to generous contributions from The LEGO Group, Brickmania and Brick Loot, as well as live stream viewers, we were able to donate $4,000 worth of LEGO sets to Franciscan Health hospitals in Indiana. The toys will go to hospitalized kids in need in Indianapolis. Special thanks to Nannan for his work on Creations for Charity each year. If you missed any part of the 24-hour LEGO broadcast, click here to watch.

Merry Christmas!

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25 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…

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. We will be building LEGO sets that they helped design!

For every hour that we’re live The LEGO Group has agreed to donate $50 worth of LEGO sets. Many thanks to the generous folks over at LEGO.

BrickMania has also agreed to donate a a set or custom Minifig for every hour that we’re on air. Cheers to Dan and the team over at BrickMania for supporting the charity again this year!

Additionally, Brick Loot has agreed to provide some neat 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!

Thanks,

The Beyond the Brick Team

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16 Nov

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

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We’re very happy to announce the third annual 24 hour live stream hosted by Beyond the Brick!

This year’s event will be building upon the last two years of successful live streams 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 25th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 26th, 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.
  • Live builds with LEGO designers in Billund, Denmark!
  • 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.

During our last two 24 hour live streams, a few individuals pledged certain dollar amounts if the people participating in the live stream did “certain things”. This year we’d like to kick it up a notch. We’ve already had one viewer donate $60 to watch us destroy the Brick Bank modular building! 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!

Who?

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

What?

The 3rd annual “Creations for Charity 24 Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick”

When?

5pm EST on Friday November 25th to 5pm EST on Saturday November 26th

Where?

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!

Thanks,

The Beyond the Brick Team

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24 Dec

Creations for Charity 2015 – Raleigh, NC Donation

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CFC Raleigh Donation 2015

Hot on the heels of another successful “Creations for Charity 24 Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick” event this year, it was an incredible honor for me to be able to serve as a Creations for Charity distribution coordinator for the first time.

After rounding up some LEGO sets (purchased on discount to maximize the amount of LEGO given per dollar spent of course) and receiving two very generous donations from both BrickLoot and The LEGO Group; quite an impressive assortment of products for donation was amassed. All tallied up, the total retail value of these LEGO sets would be $3,439.89 USD. Wow!

I chose to donate these sets to the WakeMed Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, an operator of numerous hospitals here in the Raleigh, NC area. The WakeMed Foundation will give these LEGO sets to hospitalized children so that they can enjoy some lighthearted play while receiving treatment. Without a doubt these LEGO sets will bring smiles to the faces of many children.

CFC Raleigh NC Donation to WakMed Foundation

A huge thank you to everyone that contributed to and was involved with Creations for Charity this year! I am continually amazed by the ability of Creations for Charity to leverage the power of the LEGO community for such a worthy cause – bringing joy and happiness to children during the holiday season.

Merry christmas!

Matthew Kay

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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…

(LINK TO WATCH IS UP TO DATE AS OF 2pm EST Saturday)

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!

http://goo.gl/forms/BFKYbQYpYg

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!

Love,

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!

Who?

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

What?

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

When?

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

Where?

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!

Love,

The Beyond the Brick Team

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