28 Dec

FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where can I buy a creation?
You can buy a creation from October 15 – November 30 each year at our Bricklink store.

When and where can I donate a creation?
You can donate a creation from October 1 – November 15 of each year. Doing so is simple, just fill out a donation form.

How do I buy a creation?
You can buy a creation after you have registered for an account on Bricklink. When you place an order, you will receive an invoice within 48 hours, where you can then pay by PayPal.

The prices seem high, why?
These are the original and one-of-a-kind LEGO creations by fan builders, several of whom are among the best at what they build. All creations are custom designed from the builder’s imagination, which doesn’t come in a snap. A medium sized creation usually takes hours or even days, and the LEGO bricks aren’t cheap either. The money is going towards making the holidays better for the children, what could top that?

Are there discounts?
Creations may be gradually discounted as time goes by, but each one is gone for good once someone buys it.

How long is shipping?
After payment is received, we will mark your order as paid and notify the creator to ship out the package. The time varies between how fast they can pack up the creation and go to the post office. We leave the order status marked as “paid” even after your order ships, and if you would like to inquire about the status of the package, send us a message with your order number and we will promptly get back to you.

Can I get the builder to autograph the model?
Sure, just add a comment letting us know that in the comments section when you place your order.

Where are the models shipped from?
Creations will be shipped from their respective builders whose name and country is indicated in each item’s description.

Do I need to rebuild the models?
Models may require some reassembly but this should be manageable if you have built with LEGO before.

Will I get reimbursed if I donate a model to sell?
We give everyone the option to get reimbursed for the cost of making the creation (ex. cost of the Lego bricks) plus the cost of shipping the model to the buyer. We send out reimbursements through PayPal in early December after the fundraiser ends.

Can we see some results?
In our first year in 2009, we sold 43 creations and raised $2,010. We purchased and donated almost $3,000 worth of LEGO sets to Toys for Tots in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In 2010 we sold 120 creations and raised $9,035 from sales and monetary donations and we donated over $14,000 worth of LEGO sets along with a check for $723 to Toys for Tots in Dallas, Texas.

In 2011 we sold 66 creations and raised $5,700. Despite the lower funds, we still donated almost $9,200 worth of LEGO sets to Toys for Tots in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, and to Children’s Hospital and Make-a-Wish in Dallas.

In 2012, we sold over 100 creations and donated LEGO sets to Toys for Tots in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital In Dallas, an orphanage in Croatia, and a school for the underprivileged in Chile.

In 2013, we sold over 100 creations and raised $8,600 and donated over $20,000 worth of LEGO sets to Toys for Tots in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Colorado Springs, Children’s Hospital in Dallas, an orphanage in Croatia, and a children’s rehabilitation hospital in Toronto, Canada.

In 2014, we sold over 130 creations and raised over $10,000 and donated LEGO sets Toys for Tots in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Monument, Children’s Hospital in Dallas, an orphanage in Croatia, three orphanages in Hungary, and a family shelter in Toronto, Canada.

In 2015, we sold over 140 creations and raised $18,056 and donated over $18,600 worth of LEGO sets to children in USA, Canada, Brazil, Hungary and Australia.

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