The 50k LEGO piece WildStar Rocket House blasts off for charity.
If you attended PAX East 2014 this year, you might have seen LEGO Artist extraordinaire, Mariann Asanuma, constructing a WildStar Rocket House made entirely from Lego pieces. As promised, Carbine Studios donated the entire 50,000 piece Rocket House, along with a $10,000 check, to Child's Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games.
Child's Play Development and Program Coordinator, Jamie Dillon expressed her gratitude for the donation.
"Child's Play is deeply grateful for the support of Carbine Studios and the WildStar team. Creative, gamer-focused fundraising is the cornerstone of Child's Play and we're honored to be the recipient of both an incredible donation for two of our network hospitals as well as a work of LEGO art to be featured in our annual auction. These donations will allow us to provide video games to children who are in need of distraction, empowerment, entertainment and more. The contributions have a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of sick kids, and we are so grateful to Carbine Studios and WildStar for their donation.”
Carbine's Vice President of Brands, Mona Hamilton, also had a few words to say regarding the donation.
"We wanted to not only find a fun way to bring a small piece of WildStar to life, but also see the efforts go to a good cause. Child’s Play is a wonderful charity doing really great things with the gaming industry and we’re looking forward to seeing the result of the auction later this year. It was also important for us to say thanks by giving back to the Boston community; they’ve been great to us over the years at PAX East."
The sculpture will be auctioned off later this year at the annual Child's Play Dinner and Auction, with the proceeds going to the partner hospitals and facilities in the Child's Play network.
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