Donate Your Old LEGO Bricks to Children’s Non-Profits

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With LEGO Replay, your old LEGO bricks will find a new home!

hands putting LEGOs in box for LEGO Replay program

Have your kids outgrown their LEGO collection?

In 2019, the LEGO Group announced LEGO Replay, a program that accepts used LEGO bricks and donates them to children’s non-profits in the United States like Teach For America and Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

Aimed at giving your unused LEGO collection a second life, the LEGO Replay program has collected over 30,000 boxes of LEGO bricks (nearly half a million pounds!) so that a whole new generation of young builders can experience the joy of LEGO.

children playing with LEGO on table

Tim Brooks, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group, and his team have been working hard to ensure that the LEGO Replay process meets the highest quality and safety standards according to US 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.”

Legos in box

To make a donation, simply round up any loose LEGO pieces and place them into a cardboard box. LEGO Replay accepts loose LEGO, DUPLO, and Technic elements. This includes Minifigures, Mini-Dolls, and baseplates. They do not need to be full sets.

Head on over here for more tips on preparing your LEGO shipment. Then, follow the steps to print out a free shipping label. Once received, your donated bricks will be inspected, sorted, cleaned, and passed along to a whole new generation of builders!

children in blue shirts looking into cardboard box

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.

You can discover more about this unique program and find answers to frequently asked questions here.

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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 13

  1. Terry

    Legos are a hot item on eBay and everywhere else. I think the non-profit idea is nice but after all we invested in the years I’ll keep the change. : )

    • laura-24

      I agree. We sold ours for a ton of money. Especially if you have the instructions and post a pic of it built. Some of the older sets go for BIG money.

  2. LChapman

    Love this idea! Thanks for letting us know. ☺️

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

  3. Mom

    This would be nice if the Legos went to Boys and Girls Clubs across the country, not just in Boston. I have 10 kids and we take Lego donations as well 😁

  4. Jeannette Bair

    How does an organization apply to receive Replay donations?


    Love this! My son has gotten to where he really likes building the large sets and displaying them rather than playing with them now. So I have quite a few Legos he no longer plays with from when he was younger that will be sent their way and I’m glad they can be reused!

    • Lora

      Schools and libraries will gladly accept Legos or Megablocks. They take board games, too.

  6. C Robin

    Check with your child’s school. I know teachers who are buying legos with money from their own pockets.

    • alisha-3

      I agree! Teacher here! I’ve spent a lot of money on legos! We also use them for lessons.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the helpful suggestion!

  7. keira

    hi i need the phone number to the lego replay program so i can donate to them if anyone knows the number to lego replay then tell me it pls.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! Be sure to head through the link above and click through “Ready to Donate”. There you’ll be able to see all of the details on boxing up your donation and you can print the label! Hope this helps! ❤️

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