This week, The LEGO Group announced LEGO Replay, a pilot program that will accept used LEGO bricks and donate them to children’s non-profits in the United States. This partnership with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston aims to give your unused LEGO collection a second life!.
To make a donation, simply round up any loose LEGO pieces (can be Duplo, small bricks and big bricks and they don’t need to be full sets), place them into a cardboard box, and visit www.lego.com/replay to print out a free UPS shipping label.
The donated bricks will then be sent to the Give Back Box facility, where each brick will be inspected, sorted, and cleaned.
Tim Brooks, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group, and his team spent about three years planning LEGO Replay to ensure that the process meets the highest quality and safety standards according to U.S. regulations.
“We know people don’t throw away their LEGO bricks,” said Brooks. “The vast majority hand them down to their children or grandchildren. But others have asked us for a safe way to dispose of or to donate their bricks. With Replay, they have an easy option that’s both sustainable and socially impactful.”
The majority of LEGO elements collected will go to Teach For America, which will then distribute them to thousands of classrooms across the country. Bricks will also be sent to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for their after-school programs. Both non-profits should receive their first shipments this November.
Once the LEGO Replay pilot ends in spring 2020, the LEGO Group will consider the possibility of expanding the program. To learn more or to print out a shipping label for your donation, visit lego.com.