Announcing Creations for Charity!

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    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!

    Don Quixote 2x4!, daveexmachina, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Johŋ 54 months ago | reply

      Ah, that logo looks good. Sorry I couldn't get mine done in time. At least I tried.

    2. Lloyd W [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      Ah! Very nice! Kudos to whose ever design Nannan chose! Good luck with this Nannan!

    3. Proudlove 54 months ago | reply

      How much of the proceeds are actually being used to buy the toys? Are you guys taking a cut?

    4. Nannan Z. 54 months ago | reply

      Nope, no cut at all. I will mention that in the store.

    5. moop2000 54 months ago | reply

      Sweet! With this, Child's Play, and Donor's Choose, I'll have a charity filled holiday! :)

    6. Proudlove 54 months ago | reply

      ^^ Awesome. Great job. I wish you much success.

    7. Nannan Z. 54 months ago | reply

      Thanks, I'm eager to see how the community's participation in this new idea. Hopefully it's something that can be continued in the future years.

    8. Lloyd W [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      I just took a look on Bricklink and am glad it's coming along! Thank you very much for thank you mention, and I hope for the best!

    9. Quаrk 54 months ago | reply

      I must say, I'm very interested in this. Since I'm doing a good deed and Lego is involved, you've got my attention. Also, would you know if donating a MOC to the auction (and it getting sold) would count as school community service hours? After all, this is a bit better than selling candies door-to-door.

    10. Nannan Z. 54 months ago | reply

      If you're spending time to build MOC to contribute, I don't see why it shouldn't count for your service hours. I remembered trying to get service hours for NHS back in high school.

    11. _lichtblau_ 54 months ago | reply

      Best wishes for the project, a fantastic idea, great you got this going!

    12. Legohaulic 54 months ago | reply

      Sweet graphic. Far better than mine ;)

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