Fairy Bricks is an amazing charity which uses Lego sets for a fantastic cause. But they need your help, especially now!
Fairy Bricks is a charity with the simple purpose of bringing some joy to children who are suffering. This joy is brought to them through LEGO. Regular readers of the eduKidz blog and visitors to our store will notice we have a thing for LEGO, therefore this particular charity and a recent news story struck a chord in our hearts.
Working with children's hospices and hospitals Fairy Bricks donates LEGO sets to children with the aim of brightening their lives. However, in mid November, just before they began their Christmas campaign their van was broken into by thieves. 2000 sets were stolen meaning 2000 opportunities to bring happiness to sick children could be lost.
To help combat this loss there are two ways we can all help:
Option 1 - Donate directly to Fairy Bricks to soften the blow at their giving site
Option 2 - Take part in the #BuildToGive campaign run by LEGO themselves
The #BuildToGive campaign is designed to allow get you using your creativity and imagination to design the greatest LEGO Christmas decorations! These could be decorations to hang on the tree, adorn the shelves or act as a grand centre piece for your dining table. Wherever they go LEGO wants to see them.
For every entry including the hashtag #BuildToGive LEGO will gift a whole set to a local children's hospital. They have pledged to give up to 20,000 sets nationwide! So it's time to get building!
Make sure to share your creations on social media and tag eduKidz in your posts too. We love to see your creations and we'll feature the best ones we see!
Furthermore some LEGO stores are hosting #BuildToGive events! Take yourself along to a store between 4pm and 6pm on the dates below and you can build your decorations right there.
- Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November
- Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November
- Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December
- Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December
Participating Stores: LEGO Store, Bluewater Shopping Centre – DA9 9SR – Greenhithe LEGO Store, Churchill Square Shopping Centre – BN1 2TF – Brighton LEGO Store, St. David’s Dewi Sant Shopping Ctr – CF10 2EF – Cardiff LEGO Store, Buchanan Galleries – G1 2FF – Glasgow LEGO Store, Albion Street, Unit 3:12 – LS1 5AT – Leeds LEGO Store, Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre – L1 8BJ – Liverpool LEGO Store, 3 Swiss Court – W1D 6AP – London LEGO Store, Westfield Stratford Shopping ctr – E20 1EH – Westfield Stratford City LEGO Store, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush – W12 7GF – London LEGO Store, Arndale Shopping Centre – M4 3AQ – Manchester LEGO Store, 33 Midsummer Place – MK9 3GB – Milton Keynes LEGO Store, Unit 73, Metrocentre – NE11 9YG LEGO Store, Meadowhall Shopping Centre – S9 1EP – Sheffield LEGO Store, Intu Watford – WD17 2UB – Watford
We can't wait to see what you've got up your Christmas jumper sleeves! Very much looking forward to seeing your creations!