One year go, a Capetonian by the name of Brendan Hoffman began collecting used LEGO blocks to distribute them to children who could not afford them.

LEGO has long been a childhood favourite bringing joy to children of most generations for years. It allows those who play with it to flex their creative muscles and brings countless hours of entertainment but it is indeed an expensive thing for most.

After dedicating a full year to collecting used LEGO, Hoffmann was able to collect a large amount and design cool instructions to guide children at a school in Delft as they play with their very own LEGO.

“A year ago I started collecting used LEGO with the plan to get it to kids who don’t have any. We collected a 100kg! Then we washed it, sorted it and designed cool creations (with instructions). Yesterday we handed out the first 65 sets at Blessings School in Delft,” said Hoffmann in a Facebook post.

Children playing with their lego sets.

Hoffmann was familiar with the joy LEGO can bring and he wanted to share it with those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to experience it.

Each year when Christmas rolls around there are many children who go without presents and their families simply can’t afford buying gifts, but this year Christmas came early for the children at Blessings School in Delft.

Big smiles while the children enjoy their new lego.

Hoffmann put a great deal of effort into making each block look as good as new and went the extra mile to create instructions and builds that perfectly utilise each piece collected while inspiring the children to create.

This allowed the children to experience what it is like to have a full LEGO set and Hoffmann’s effort definitely did not go unappreciated.

All of the neat new Lego sets made by Hoffmann.

One block at a time, Hoffmann was able to share his passion for LEGO and creativity with children in need, building up their lives and making something special that the children will never forget.

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Aimee Pace

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