Who is BrickResales?
BrickResales is so much more than a ‘pre-loved LEGO brick business’. BrickResales is a community of people, connected through the amazing LEGO world! Building fun things using only LEGO pieces and your imagination is something millions of people of all ages, cultures and experiences do every hour, of every day. BrickResales loves that no other "toy" (because really, LEGO bricks are a lot more than that) has provided access to a world of this scale.
What we do know and understand through many years of experience in Event Management and PR & Marketing is that our combined efforts work… really work! Part of our success can be credited to the team spirit we all share. As they say, ‘None of us are as strong as all of us!’. Simply asking the BrickResales community what they want, then delivering to the best of our abilities, has helped us grow and support others on a scale that still surprises even us!
We hosted pop-up events once upon a time, where we would ask for a small gold coin donation or entry fee. This combined effort has had a MASSIVE impact on the community! Many of us have more than we really need, and while your 'couple of dollars' entry may not feel like much at the time, we have been able to donate over $50,000 to RizeUp Australia and various community organisations through our pop-up events.
We also hosted community groups who held sausage sizzles at every event - not only did we get to do what we LOVE to do through our pop-up events but, as a bonus, through our BrickResales friends, much needed funds were raised for those who need help.
Since opening our permanent showroom at 836 Boundary Road, Coopers Plains, in January, 2021, we have been delighted to have an opportunity to keep this community fundraising going. We found that we needed to register each and every visitor that came through our doors during our opening weekend (#thanksCOVID), so we turned it into yet another opportunity to raise money for RizeUp and donated 100% of each $5 entry fee.
When our community members feel great, that’s when our job is done.
So yes, in simple terms we are buying and selling pre-loved LEGO parts, but what we do involves much more than that. Adults and children who love building with LEGO bricks can sometimes be isolated, and sometimes this is a choice. LEGO toys are an amazing way to escape into a world of creativity, of non-judgement and a world of simply ‘being’. As you are aware LEGO play is used in many educational centres, for rehabilitation and for helping those with mental illnesses and disabilities.
Building with LEGO bricks can be as simple or as complex as you like. It has a special kind of magic that brings people together and helps them smile 😊
This is what BrickResales is about, too - bringing people together through LEGO products, creating places that are free from judgement, and unleashing imaginations! Buy as much or as little as you choose; we hope instead to create a space to help others find their treasures.
There are so many stories to tell of our BrickResales friends - we don’t call them clients or customers. Stories of people who have been socially excluded, who turn to, or come back to building with LEGO toys as adults. Our events are created for you to connect or reconnect through LEGO bricks and to help you create the experience for someone really special… you!
If you have any ideas or feedback about ways we can improve what we do, please let us know. This is how change is made and new ways of having fun are discovered.
Now go build something!! 😊
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