Do you have a Lego lover in your home with so many bricks they’re taking over the house? We know the feeling. The brand sells some incredible building sets that make collecting bricks all too easy. But sometimes, you just need to unload them.
Lego Replay encourages builders to box up whatever bricks they’re no longer using and send them back to the company. From there, Lego takes the donated bricks and gives them new life by shipping them to the nonprofit groups Teach for America and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.
“The Lego Brick is recognized by Lego owners to last for generations,” said a Lego representative in a press release about the Replay program. “We pride ourselves on the high quality and longevity of our brick … We found a donation partner with Give Back Box who takes safety and quality as seriously as we do.”
Give Back Box, the group Lego is working with on this initiative, is a company that provides shipping labels to people who want to donate items to charities around the world.
Lego’s partnership with Give Back Box makes the donation process so simple. All you have to do is gather up your Lego bricks and put them in a box. The best part? You don’t have to separate them by size or color or anything. You can even mix and match Lego bricks and Duplo blocks (the larger, chunkier building bricks for littler kids).
Seal up the box and then go to www.givebackbox.com/lego to print your free shipping label. Attach the label and drop it off at your local shipping office. The Replay website will even allow you to print a donation receipt for tax deduction purposes. Lego has really made the process quick and easy.
According to Lego, as of September 2021, more than 32,000 boxes of bricks have been donated and more than 67,000 children have played with the donated bricks!