09 Dec

Australian Creations for Charity 2018

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Australian Creations for Charity 2018

Once again a huge thanks to Nannan, the Creations for Charity team and the greater AFOL community for giving me and others the opportunity around the world to help out disadvantaged kids to a LEGO Christmas!

Armed with another sizable donation from C4C, $1700 Aus, and another cracking success for Graham’s LEGO raffle, raising $2800 Aus, we hit the stores looking for discounted LEGO for the Kidzwish Christmas Party. The Kidzwish Foundation hosts a yearly party catering for over 4000 disadvantaged and disabled kids from Sydney to the Victorian border! You can read more about the great work they do here

Graham and I hit the stores and bought up big! 240 LEGO sets from themes like Friends, City, Star Wars, Ninjago and more!
This was one of our trips to the shops!

Stocking up!

Here is a better look at the haul

Total

The Kidzwish team were once again amazed by the number of sets we were able to donate.

Final haul

The Christmas party was another massive success, here are some shots of some happy kids with their choices.

Happy

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Yet again it was an amazing effort, and we are so glad up to 240 kids could go home with the Christmas gift of LEGO putting a smile on their face.

Thanks Nannan and team for 2018!

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07 Dec

Over $16,000 raised!

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Together we raised over $16,000 this year from Creations for Charity! A huge thanks to all the donors and buyers for this phenomenal result. Please check back by Christmas to see our donation stories and photos. In the meantime, here are all the items that were sold.

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26 Nov

5 days left!

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Just 5 days left in this year’s fundraiser and prices are reduced substantially. There’s still some great creations left!

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24 Nov

2018 thank-you gifts are ready!

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If you donated a creation that sold for Creations for Charity, you can look forward to getting one of these in the upcoming weeks! A huge thanks to Kevin Hinkle for the design and Victor from EclipseGrafx for the printing!

Creations for Charity 2018 thank-you gift

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23 Nov

We Are 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 designers and community team members 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!

Our auction of the UCS Millennium Falcon runs until the end of the live stream! All the money raised will be used to buy more sets for Creations for Charity. https://www.ebay.com/itm/323555367801

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23 Nov

Over $10,000 and one week left!

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One week left in this year’s Creations for Charity! Many prices have been reduced, don’t let the opportunity pass to buy a creation before November 30th!

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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 also be auctioning off a copy of the UCS Millennium Falcon built during the live stream! Head over to our Ebay auction to bid on the set. 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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