Thursday, August 25, 2016

Nice shout out in the Refuge Services of Texas newsletter today.  We are so thrilled to partner with them.  We also just recently received a request for Lego boxes from Peru!  Sadly we've run through our last batch, so if you know anyone looking to unload some please tell them about RePlay.

Dave from RePlay!
RePlay is a great new non-profit that re-purposes donated Legos to be gifted to other non-profits!  They give the gift of creativity to our clients, check them out!  http://www.replaybricks.org/

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Owen and Dave recently made a trip to Seattle.  One of their favorite things to see on the trip was an exhibit at the Pacific Coast Science Center called The Art of the Brick.  Artist Nathan Sawaya has recreated famous art pieces using Lego bricks.  He also created many of his own unique pieces.  It is incredibly impressive and a great way to teach kids about art.   The biggest piece Owen and Dave viewed was a dinosaur skeleton made of 80,000 bricks. If you are ever near this exhibit be sure to check it out.  You can learn more at http://www.brickartist.com/.

  

 

 

 










Saturday, July 30, 2016

This week we delivered our 3rd collection of little red RePlay boxes to Refuge Services of Texas.  15 boxes this time, bringing our total so far this summer to 57 boxes of joy for kids new to the U.S. Thank you to all of you who have contributed in some way to our cause.  We are now awaiting our next shipment of Legos to clean and distribute.  Please spread the word!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

We're back at it again.  After some generous donations from the Barham family in North Carolina we have 28 RePlay boxes ready to go to Refugee Services of Central Texas.  Time to go spread a little joy to some kids!   And these days couldn't we all use a little joy.



Keep those Legos coming folks.  We can't get enough!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

This week we made our first delivery of used Legos to the Refuge Services of Texas here in Austin. We delivered 14 boxes and they were quickly distributed that same day to refuge children.  Thanks to all of you for helping this dream become reality.  We couldn't do it without your generous contributions of used Legos.  More Legos have come in this week so we are back at work.



Saturday, June 4, 2016

We've received our first Lego donations!  What a wonderful surprise to get two boxes full of Legos in the mail yesterday.  Thanks to Eric George, Ashley Bobo, Gene and Judi Frame for their support of RePlay.  Time to get to work!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Welcome to RePlay


Would you like to make someone's day?

Our mission at RePlay is to bring the joy of Legos to kids who otherwise would not have access to them or be able to afford them.  You can join us by donating used Legos to RePlay.  We will clean them, package them, and get them in the hands of kids who will enjoy them for years to come.

Why Legos?  Well, first, because we love them.  You probably do too.  Our family has been enjoying Legos for years, and while our window for playing with them is closing, we know there are plenty of kids who have never experienced them.

Legos are simple, foster creativity, don't require any batteries or set-up, and they have staying power. They were first created in 1949, and as of 2015, 600 billion Legos have been produced.  Forbes Magazine named Legos the Toy of the 20th Century (sorry, Mr. Potato Head).

So how can you help?

 - Explore the rest of our website.
 - Get the word out to others.
 - Like, and share, our Facebook page.
 - Donate - used Legos or monetary donations.
 - Let us know of organizations that could use Legos.
 - Keep playing!