Good Causes - Other

We are based in Sheffield in the UK and we really like to support local causes. Here here are some of the things we have done for local charities and organisations:

  • Given £650 to Sheffield Steel Junior Rollers (to help get them to the World Cup in France)
  • Donated £3500 to the S6 Food Bank
  • Given over £2000 worth of LEGO sets to the Sheffield Women's Refuge

At the start of the pandemic, when there was a shortage of personal protective equipment, we decided to get to work using our 3D printer. We made LOADS of 3D printed face shields to act as a stop-gap for workers while they waited for the proper tried and tested PPE to arrive. 

We ended up making and distributing over 3000 face shields. We focussed on getting them to paramedics, GPs, care homes and anyone who was working closely with vulnerable people. Some of the recipients are pictured below.

At the same time, we were running weekly competitions where people could doodle their own minifigure designs of inspiring key workers. Winners got to keep one copy for themselves and give one copy to the inspirational key worker that they had based their drawing on. We hoped it would raise some smiles while everyone was in lockdown. Pictured below are some of the winners!

Winning entries and doodlefigs (theme of the week: teachers & school staff)

We're no longer running these competitions, but we do still make doodlefigs. So, if you'd like to doodle your own minifig, make sure to check out this link!