Announcing Creations for Charity!

Creations for Charity has officially kicked off!

 

In this month-long event, builders can contribute MOCs to sell to raise money to buy LEGO sets for Toys for Tots. You can read the short announcement on Brothers Brick or visit the store.

 

MOC contributions are open to anyone over age 13. If you are under 18, please make sure you have a parent’s approval.

 

Please contact me via Flickr or by email (mr.bley@gmail.com) with the following details:

1.A clear picture of the creation

2.Gallery url if available

3.Price of starting bid

4.Name of the creation and optional short description of the model

5.Builder’s full name

 

I will list your MOC(s) online and contact you with the shipping address of the buyer if your creation has sold. In some cases I may collect payment from the buyer after the MOC is received. The deadline for contributing a MOC is December 1st.

 

What to sell:

First and foremost you should consider the ease of shipping the MOC without it getting damaged beyond repair. Generally vignettes and vehicles/crafts are easy to ship and doesn’t require disassembly. Your target buyers will be people who have had some experience with building, so they should be able to put basic components together.

 

Pricing:

Come up with a price for a MOC based on size and complexity. If your price seems too low or high, I will contact you to recommend adjustments.

 

Packaging:

Most MOCs will ship if packaged well. Use Ziploc bags to contain the MOC so its contents won't get lost in case of damage. Stuff all other empty space with a filler material such as newspaper or packing bubbles. When you shake the final package, you shouldn't hear any noise from things rattling inside.

 

Where does the money go?

All sales will be hosted on my Bricklink store and money will be collected in my Paypal account. I will transfer the funds to fellow LEGO fan Don Wilson, who will purchase the sets and donate them to the charity group Toys for Tots in mid December. In the past years Don has made annual LEGO contributions to charity, so I would like to thank him for his experience in handling the transaction.

 

The page that lists all the MOCs for sale can be accessed here and will be continuously updated:

 

By Christmas, I will publish the results of our combined efforts at fundraising along with the names of all the contributors and any pictures taken by Don.

 

Feel free to ask me any questions!

 

Special thanks to Tristan Bowersox and Tommy Williamson for the banner design!

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Uploaded on November 8, 2009