Good Causes

We started out as a husband and wife team, making minifigures in our living room.

Things have changed a little bit since then! As we continue to grow as a company, we get really excited about using our good fortune to increase the number of charities and good causes that we can support. For more information about some of the good causes we've supported, take a look below!

  • NHS staff who were very pleased with the 3D printed visors we made for them in the early stages of the pandemic.

  • Mercy (one of the girls we sponsor from the Chrysalis School in Uganda) playing the board game Terra Mystica.

Kiva

$14535 USD currently loaned through KIVA

Kiva is an international non-profit microloan organisation which supports people in business and education. We have used a portion of the money earned from all our “International Women’s Day” (IWD) minifigs to support women through this platform. When they pay back the loans, we lend it right back out again.

THE CHRYSALIS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT NETWORK

£3,445 GBP donated so far (plus around £700.00 GBP worth of LEGO)

The Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network is a secondary school in Uganda with a strong focus on female empowerment. Following the success of our “International Women’s Day” (IWD) minifigs, we decided to increase the number of good causes we support with this money, so we are now donating to Chrysalis too!

BLUEPRINT FOR ALL

£3550.31 GBP donated so far

Blueprint For All is a UK-based equality charity, formerly known as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. We support them with donations based on the sales of our Black History minifigs.

AKT

£6042.52 GBP donated so far

We have started to expand our range of LGBTQ+ minifigs and parts, and we donate a portion of the sales to AKT. This is an LGBTQ+ homelessness charity, formerly known as the Albert Kennedy Trust.

CAT-CHING

£2826.45 GBP donated so far

Nick and Caroline (the company founders and directors) are massive cat lovers, so this was a no-brainer. CAT-ching is a Sheffield based charity supporting homeless cats in the local area. We support them with donations based on sales of LEGO cats and cat-related items!

LET'S F CANCER

£196.75 donated so far

When Ryan Reynolds donned a pink Deadpool suit to say "Let's F Cancer", we decided to make an exclusive minifig in his honour.

St Luke's Hospice

£421 donated so far

St Luke's provide palliative care to people in Sheffield (where the Minifigs team are based). Some Staff have family members who passed away there, and they are incredibly grateful for this amazing charity and the wonderful staff who work there.

We donate 20% of greeting card sales to this charity.

HELP MUSICIANS COVID RELIEF FUND AND SHEFFIELD MUSIC ACADEMY

£1,171.71 GBP donated to each

During the pandemic, we used a portion of the money earnt from our musicians minifigs to support these two organisaions. The Help Musicians COVID Relief Fund Help Musicians COVID Relief Fund is exactly what it sounds like: a fund for musicians who have found themselves in financial hardship due to the pandemic. The Sheffield Music Academy is a charitable organisation (based in Sheffield, UK) which supports young people in music.

THE SHEFFIELD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

£1,600.00 GBP donated

The Sheffield Children's Hospital does critical work for young people in the region. In Christmas 2021, we donated £1000 and £600 in 2022 to them to sponsor a snowflake. This was a lovely way to support a good cause, whilst simultaensouly adding some Christmas cheer to the city,

CIER

£1,381.88 GBP donated

Following a collaboration with Blasbeball Cares, we started donating to CIER - a charity who work with Indigenous communities to build environmental capacity. Donations were based on the sales of Blaseball minifigures.

OTHER GOOD DEEDS

We have donated over £200 to The Prince's Trust, which provides supports young people from disadvantaged communities, and we have donated £500 to the Naimh Louise Foundation, which supports people affected by suicide and self-harm.

During the panedemic, we got involved in the production and distribution of 3D printed face shields. Remember that weird old time? We also enjoy supporting local charities and good causes. Read more about this below.