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Creations for Charity – Donate & Shop for the Holidays!

Creations for Charity is an international charity event funded by LEGO fans donating custom creations, custom instructions, custom printed minifigs, and other LEGO-related items, which are then sold off to other fans. The raised funds are distributed to volunteers around the world, who purchase LEGO to donate to local organizations. If you would like to participate, below are the details.

Take part in the online LEGO community’s annual tradition to give back! The 13th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser is now accepting donations of custom LEGO creations to sell and raise money to buy LEGO sets for kids in need! The annual sale runs from October 15th to November 30th, and anyone can contribute items for sale in the Creations for Charity store by filling out the donation form on their home page and then shipping the creation directly to the buyer when it sells.

If you would like to participate by purchasing unique items, you can visit the Creations for Charity store to browse the current selection. Please note that new donations are added to the store regularly. The store is currently filled with a large selection of custom printed minifigs, custom models, monochrome and transparent minifigs, and even an adorable custom Baby Yoda in a custom moulded pram!

If you can’t think of anything to donate, and you don’t want to make a purchase, you can also contribute via the PayPal donation tab.

Creations for Charity is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that was founded by a well-known LEGO fan, Nannan Zhang, back in 2009. In the first year, over $2,000 were raised, which was enough to purchase and donate almost $3,000 worth of LEGO sets to Toys for Tots in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This created a lot of enthusiasm in the LEGO fan community, and Zhang continued to organize the event each year, with a growing number of people participating with donated items, purchases, and monetary donations. Starting in 2012, Creations for Charity expanded into several countries, donating LEGO sets to hospitals, orphanages, family shelters, and other organizations. In the video below, Nannan talks more about the organization, and you can also learn more about the history and past fundraising efforts of Creations for Charity through their website. And you can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. It’s really cool to see that after all these years, the event is still going strong.

What do you think? Have you participated in past Creations for Charity events? Feel free to share in the comment section below, and if you have any questions, you’re welcome to share those as well. Happy Holidays!

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  • brickmaster October 27, 2021, 10:15 PM

    I participated the first or second year, I think. It’s a great endeavor. I also met Nannan personally and talked about the fundraiser. At that time, they only did Toys for Tots. Great to see it still going.

  • yoladiel October 28, 2021, 8:05 PM

    I got some custom minifigs a couple of years ago. Those are the best value. The custom sets are too expensive.

  • j.j. October 28, 2021, 8:40 PM

    I just went through their listings, and the baby yoda is adorable! 😀 I wonder how stiff/brittle are those translucent minifigs. I thought that’s why lego didn’t do them.

    • Undercover AFOL October 30, 2021, 1:54 PM

      Lego does some transparent body parts, but they usually connect them to normal ABS parts. I can’t think of any that’s totally transparent. But they are more concerned with durability than collectors.

  • k.k. October 31, 2021, 4:18 PM

    I got some custom chromed stuff a few years back when they ran their store on bricklink. But bricklink no longer allows custom items, so there is that.

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