Lego for heros

by Tim Sherlock-Brown in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

Lego for heros

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This project inspires young children and benefits both homeless veterans and sick children through creative recycling of old lego bricks.

by Tim Sherlock-Brown in Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom

We dont want money, we want Lego, old Lego, preferably anything colourful, 'Lego Friends is ideal'. Please send your donations to Crossways, Meare Green Lane, Taunton TA36DB

I have a friend, an army veteran and an all round amazing guy. He served in the British Army for many years and completed tours in Afganistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland. Like so many he faces an on-going struggle with PTSD, bought on from his experiences in the forces. To cope with life, he has taken to Lego, and creates amazing works of Lego art, aimed at the younger children, which he displays around the country at Lego events. The works are seen and enjoyed by thousands of children, which he hopes will inspire them to create and think about the world around them, and how they can recycle materials for the good of the planet. He uses his own money to pay for the Lego and receives a small contribution towards his fuel costs from the Lego show. On his travels he collects money for a homeless veteran charity. The shows are tiring, he spends hours talking to children and parents about his work and it takes its toll. He soldiers on regardless.

One day I rounded up my 3 children and we went through the 2 enormous boxes of mixed lego pieces that we'd accumulated over the years. We spent half an hour sifting through and extracting all the 'Lego Friends' bits and bobs, easily identifiable by their bright colours - He was over the moon at the gift we gave him and this gave me an idea - What if people could donate their old Lego for him to keep building, so I set up this page. 

All donated Lego will be used to create his ever growing masterpiece, for him to take around the country for all to enjoy. In addition, all un-used Lego will be sent to 'Fairy Bricks', a children's charity that distributes Lego sets to Children's hospitals. As such, 100% of the donated Lego will go to a worthy cause, one way or another.

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