Brendan Hoffmann started collecting unwanted Lego a year ago all with the goal of giving it to children who have never had the chance to play with the toy.


Cape Town, South Africa – Growing up, most children developed a love for Lego. The building blocks are fun because your imagination is the only limit! Lego isn’t only a child’s toy anymore, it is for everyone. Brendan Hoffmann knows the joy the blocks bring and started a project a year ago to make it happen.

Knowing full well that there are many children in South Africa that will never get the chance to play with Lego, Brendan started collecting unwanted blocks. He eventually collected over 100kgs in blocks, enough to move to the next phase of his charitable idea.

Brendan washed 100kgs of blocks, making them safe to play with and look good as new. Then he went on to separate the different pieces into shape and colour variations.

After that process, Brendan was able to conceptualise what the blocks could be built into, making step-by-step guides. In doing this, Brendan has created a gift that can give the underprivileged children the same experience of a full Lego set.

Once everything was ready, Brendan set off to the Blessings School in Delft, where he gave the children their own little Lego sets. These children now have the joy of building their lego sets of building something entirely new.

Take a look at the children’s happy faces. Brendan achieved his goal, he shared his love of Lego and brought joy to their lives.

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