When it comes to iconic rock stars, there are few as easily recognizable Elvis, Freddie Mercury, and Michael Jackson. And now, talented builder Dan Ko has taken those memorable personas and transformed them into miniature LEGO statues. These tiny titans combine instant name-recognition with very clever part usage. For example, check out the ingots forming Elvis’ sideburns, the yellow handlebars in Freddie’s jacket, and the white croissants as Mike’s arms – clever stuff!
If you’re interested in building your own set of these, instructions will be available for purchase starting October 15th as part of 2022’s Creations for Charity drive. But while you wait, be sure to check out our archives for more musical goodness!
HBO’s House of Dragons has nothing on Dan Ko. Dan has crafted an adorable dragon rider as part of the yearly Creations for Charity fundraiser. Both the rider and the dragon have short limbs that extend from big cylindrical pieces for the torsos, almost like a couple of fantasy corgis. We’d be delighted to catch a glimpse of this duo flying overhead.
Batman movies are synonymous with being blockbusters, but rarely ever a “bust.” Now Tim Lydy makes that uncommon instance all the rage through the reveal of The Batman bust. Tim’s creation displays the cold stone-faced expression of Robert Pattinson, who is the latest actor to portray Batman in the forthcoming film. Since the film’s announcement this year, details around Batman’s cowl and suit have been a hot topic of conversation on social media.
The long ears are back after their short stint on the caped crusader in Justice League and Batman vs. Superman. Tim also uses two pairs of elements on each side of the chest’s silhouette. The medium barrel automatic pistol and the black pistol revolver both reflect how firearms shape the new logo in The Batman. Around the base, the placement of the black cat, question mark and umbrella reference the film’s villains: Catwoman, Riddler and Penguin, respectively.
Starting today through November 30, Tim’s The Batman bust is for sale to benefit 2020’s Creations for Charity event. Four copies of the bust will be available for purchase, and all of the sales fund LEGO sets for underprivileged kids this Christmas.
The 9th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser is approaching the end, and there’s just one day left to buy a custom creation donated by fans to support giving LEGO sets to underprivileged children. So far almost $12,000 have been raised. Take a look at some of the great items still left for sale at their Bricklink store. You can check out creationsforcharity.org at the end of the year to see their LEGO donations around the world.
Joshua Hanlon and Boone Langston from Beyond the Brick are again hosting the annual Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream this weekend. From 5pm EST on Friday, November 24th to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 25th, you can tune in to watch and participate with fans from all over the world who join the stream to share their creations, talk about LEGO, and do some live building. There will be special guests joining, including LEGO designers in Billund, Denmark, along with other exciting events happening during the show. You can find more info on Creations for Charity’s website.
Well here’s a fine collection of vintage furniture, perfect for adorning the study of any LEGO professor. I’m assuming spacecolonel intended these for an academic’s office because of the crystal skull on display atop the bookcase — seems like the sort of thing a historian or antiquarian might have lying around. Whilst the models are fairly simple, there’s a couple of nice techniques on show here — I particularly liked the window shutter at the base of the grandfather clock, and the depth of detail provided by the brown ice-cream scoop parts used in the coat stand.
If you fancy getting your hands on these fine pieces of furniture, and helping a good cause at the same time, they’re for sale as part of this year’s Creations For Charity event.
The annual Creations for Charity sale has just started, and from now until the end of November you can buy a custom Lego creation to raise money to provide Lego sets for underprivileged children. Visit creationsforcharity.org to learn more about the organization and find out how you can donate a creation.
Take a look at some of the items for sale this year and keep in mind that new creations will be added regularly until the end of the fundraiser on November 30th.
Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of custom Lego builds for its 9th annual fundraiser. From now until mid-November, you can donate a creation to sell and raise money to buy Lego sets for children in need. Take a look at their donations from last year and find out how you can make a donation. This year, the nonprofit organization is planning to expand their donation locations to areas that were affected by the recent natural disasters in North America. Visit creationsforcharity.org for more info.
Every year since 2009, Creations for Charity has sold custom creations donated by generous builders to raise funds and purchase LEGO sets for underprivileged kids during the holiday season. In 2016, they sold more than 100 creations and raised $13,877, which in turn helped them purchase and donate LEGO sets in nine cities in the US, Canada, Brazil, Hungary and Australia. You can see the massive amounts of sets they donated in the photo below.
TBB’s own Nannan Zhang founded Creations for Charity, which notably became a non-profit this year. This means future donations will be tax deductible, hopefully ensuring that such a worthwhile cause within the LEGO community continues for many holiday seasons to come.
The 2016 Creations for Charity fundraiser ends on November 30th. Now is the last chance this year to buy a custom creation donated by LEGO fans to raise money for giving LEGO sets to underprivileged children. There’s still handfuls of excellent items on sale that are truly one-of-a-kind works. Check out what’s for sale and don’t forget to tune in to the 24-hour live stream happening from 11/25 – 11/26.
You can now visit Creations for Charity’s online store to purchase a custom creation to support donating LEGO sets to underprivileged children. The fundraiser runs until the end of November and anyone can donate a LEGO creation to the store. Learn more at creationsforcharity.org.
Creations for Charity is now accepting donations of custom LEGO creations for its 8th annual fundraiser. Any LEGO fan can contribute a custom LEGO creation to the online store opening from October 15th to November 30th. Sales will go towards buying LEGO sets for children in need across the world. To participate, simply submit a donation form and you will be notified when your creation sells and where to ship it. Learn more and see previous years’ donations at creationsforcharity.org.