Jump to content

2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO Sweepstakes to Keep St. Paul School Strong!


Recommended Posts

Hello BrickPickers and LEGO fans from around the world...What a crazy year! Covid and record high LEGO sales and prices made for an interesting year to say the least. Feels like yesterday I was putting the 2020 Brickpicker LEGO raffle together for my son Max's school, St. Paul School in Burlington, NJ.  He is eleven years old now and we started this way back when he was in kindergarten.  The last five raffles...

...have been extremely successful and I am hoping for more generosity and kind souls to take part in this year's version.   Over the past five years, we raised over $200,000.00 for the school, which goes directly to the school and helps pay teacher salaries, utility bills, etc...Another year has passed and it’s time to raffle off some more dynamic LEGO gifts for charity. The money we raised the last five years literally kept the school open...which is a great thing.  It's a special school that once again was voted BEST or ONE of the BEST Private Schools (6 years in a row) in Burlington County, NJ, by The Burlington County Times.  Along with the whole school being voted either BEST or One of the Best, St. Paul School and its faculty also won numerous other awards, such as:

  • Best or One of the Best Private Schools

  • Best PreK-Nursery School

  • Best or One of the Best Teacher(s)

  • Best Fundraiser

  • Best or One of the Best Music Instruction

  • Best Tutor Service (Junior National Honor Society)

  • Best SAT/ACT Preparation Service

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO SWEEPSTAKES FOR ST. PAUL SCHOOL!

As I stated (over and over again) the last five years, St. Paul School (SPS) and its community are special.  My son loves the school, even though he won't admit it. Most days he actually runs into the school.  People from all races and religions attend St. Paul School. Besides excelling in educating the children, the school does a tremendous amount of charity for local people in need. From food drives to helping out at local retirement homes, the children of St. Paul School are required to perform “service hours” that are designed to teach generosity, altruism and instill a hard-working, disciplined attitude.  Excellence is expected and permeates through St. Paul School and the faculty and student body, so does a sense of goodness and frugalness. We make a little money go a long way. For example:

  • All grade levels (Pre – K through 4) are scheduled for “Specials” each week...such as art, music, library, computers, and physical education

  • St. Paul School is nationally accredited by “AdvancED” (the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement – NCA – CASI.)

  • SPS middle-school students have three periods of Spanish and are testing into Spanish II for High School.

  • SPS provides more periods of physical education each week than is required by the State.

  • SPS provides multiple extracurricular activities such as: LEGO Robotics Club, Science Club, Vocal Choir, Rosary Group, Tonal Chimes, Hand Bell Choir, Crafty Kids Club, Basketball (Boys/Girls), Indoor Soccer, Cheerleading, Yearbook Club, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Student Council, MATHCounts, STREAM (Science Technology Religion Engineering Art Math, Activity Tutorial Period (ATP for 5th-8th grades)

But all is not wonderful though.  As many of you know, many Catholic schools have a hard time making ends meet. Enrollments are down and many families do not have the extra money to spend on a private education.  Two neighboring Catholic schools in Willingboro and Maple Shade closed their doors this year.  In person fundraising has been reduced drastically because of social distancing restrictions. Even superb schools like St. Paul School has a hard time keeping the doors open, but unlike many public schools, St. Paul has been OPEN FULL TIME since September. While it’s been difficult, the wonderful SPS faculty and staff has kept the kids safe and in a great learning and social environment.  But it has bee very difficult fundraising with social distancing protocols in place.  Many traditional fundraisers have been shelved, so the Brickpicker LEGO Sweepstakes is even more important this year.  While our enrollment has stabilized, we will still be way short of breaking even; thus the need for the 2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO SWEEPSTAKES. This year’s version of the LEGO raffle will start with FIFTEEN awesome prizes! These include:

 

2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO Sweepstakes to Keep St. Paul School Strong!

SUPER MARIO MASSIVE MULTITUDE!

  • 71374 Nintendo Entertainment System

  • 71360 Adventures with Mario Starter Set

  • 71362 Guarded Fortress

  • 71367 Mario’s House and Yoshi

  • 71381 Chain Chomp Jungle Encounter

  • 71366 Boomer Bill Barrage

  • 71365 Piranha Plant Power Slide

  • 71363 Desert Pokey

  • 71373 Super Mario Builder Mario Power-Up Pack 

  • 71384 Super Mario Penguin Mario Power-Up Pack

  • 71370 Super Mario Fire Mario Power-Up Pack 

  • 71385 Super Mario Tanooki Mario Power-Up Pack 

ST. PAUL SCHOOL MYSTERY LOT (#1)

LOT # 1...Collected over the past six months by the St. Paul community...Dozens of LEGO sets that contain thousands and thousands of pieces.  All types, themes and sizes possible.  Jeff and I even threw some in for good measure.  Guaranteed 10,000 pieces...at least  This prize kicks butt!

THE NEED FOR SPEED SPECTACULAR!

  • 10295 Creator Porsche 911

  • 75895 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0

  • 42093 Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

  • 76898 Formula E Panasonic Jaguar Racing Gen2 car and Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

  • 75892 McLaren Senna

  • 75893  2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 

  • 76896 Nissan GT-R NISMO

  • 76895 Ferrari F8 Tributo

  • 30342 Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO

  • 42107 Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R

OUT OF THIS WORLD...LEGO SPACE SET STOCKPILE!

  • 92176 NASA Apollo Saturn V

  • 21321 International Space Station

  • 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

  • 30365 Space Satellite

  • 6079531 Classic Space Minifigure

  • 21312 Women of NASA

  • 31107 Space Rover Explorer

  • 60226 Mars Research Shuttle

  • 60227 Lunar Space Station

  • 60229 Rocket Assembly and Transport

$500.00 IN GIFT CARDS! (GIFT CARD PRIZE #1)

$500.00 in gift cards of your choice!  Choose from retailers such as...

  • Amazon

  • Walmart

  • Target

  • Apple 

  • Disney

  • LEGO

  • ...and many more!  Choose from many major retailers!

DC & MARVEL COMICS(CON) COLLECTION...

  • 2008 Comic Con Batman and Joker Promotional Box Set (The Video Game)

  • 76139 1989 Batmobile

  • 40386 Batman Brick Sketch

  • 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition

  • 76124 War Machine Buster

  • 77905 Comic Con Black Widow Taskmaster’s Ambush

  • 76114 Spider-Man's Spider Crawl

  • 76165 Iron Man Helmet

IDYLLIC IDEAS LOT

  • 21317 Steamboat Willie

  • 40448 Vintage Car

  • 21316 The Flintstones

  • 21319 Central Perk

  • 21315 Pop-Up Book

  • 21314 Tron: Legacy

  • 92177 Ship in a Bottle

  • 21110 Research Institute

  • 21308 Adventure Time

  • 21109 Exo Suit

  • 21320 Dinosaur Fossils

THE STAR WARS CHARACTER COLLECTION...BB-8 and friends.

  • 75187 BB-8

  • 40431 BB-8 Brick Sketch

  • 75278 D-O

  • 75318 The Child

  • 75255 Yoda

  • 75253 Droid Commander (New/sealed set, box slightly damaged)

  • 75274 TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet

  • 75276 StormTrooper Helmet

  • 75317 The Mandalorian & The Child Brickheadz

"I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS!" HAUNTED LOT

  • 10273 Haunted House

  • 10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1

  • 21108 Ghostbusters ECTO-1 (Ideas)

  • 850487 Halloween Accessory Set

TWO "P"s (PORSCHES) IN A POD!

  • 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 R3

  • 42096 Porsche 911 RSR

HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS HOARD

  • 71043 Hogwarts Castle

  • 30628 The Monster Book of Monsters

  • 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall

  • 75969 Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

  • 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow

AMUSEMENT PARK MADNESS!

  • 10247 Creator Expert Ferris Wheel (New/sealed bags and complete...Box has some wear.)

  • 40346 LEGOLAND

  • 70432 Hidden Side Haunted Fairground

  • 41375 Friends Heartlake City Amusement Pier

  • 31095 Creator Fairground Carousel

  • 60234 Fun Fair CITY People Pack 

THE ARCHITECTURE ASSEMBLAGE

  • 21030 United States Capitol Building

  • 21029 Buckingham Palace

  • 21041 Great Wall of China

  • 21034 Skyline Collection: London

  • 21051 Skyline Collection: Tokyo

  • 21047 Skyline Collection: Las Vegas

  • 21052 Skyline Collection: Dubai

  • 21044 Skyline Collection: Paris

  • BONUS BUILDING: 40415 LEGO Brand Retail Store

ST. PAUL SCHOOL MYSTERY LOT (#2)

LOT # 2...Similar to LOT #1.  Collected over the past six months by the St. Paul community...Dozens of LEGO sets that contain thousands and thousands of pieces.  All types, themes and sizes possible.  Jeff and I even threw some in for good measure.  Guaranteed 10,000 pieces...at least  This prize kicks butt!

$500.00 IN GIFT CARDS! (GIFT CARD PRIZE #2)

$500.00 in gift cards of your choice!  Choose from retailers such as...

  • Amazon

  • Walmart

  • Target

  • Apple 

  • Disney

  • LEGO

  • ...and many more!  Choose from many major retailers!

 

Once again, this year’s total prize value equals or exceeds the previous five year's total prize value.  The last five years, we had 51 raffle prizes and winners from around the world. From Vancouver, Canada to Reno, Nevada to Miami Beach, Florida to the Isle of Man, United Kingdom and everywhere in between, generous raffle participants were rewarded with awesome LEGO prizes. I wish we had some winners in New Jersey so I can hand deliver the sets...maybe this year!  We even had repeat winners!  The 2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO SWEEPSTAKES can be found here on the secure Rally.up.com site:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2021 BRICKPICKER LEGO SWEEPSTAKES FOR ST. PAUL SCHOOL!

Like the last five years, we will ship most of the prizes to anywhere across the globe.  Two of the large lot prizes (SPS Mystery LOTS #1 and #2) are so large I can only ship them to United States customers who live in the contiguous 48 states due to shipping costs.  If there is an issue with shipping or prizes, a comparable prize and/or shipping method will be arranged with the winner. The last four years, the LEGO BRICKPICKER RAFFLES worked very well.  The Rallyup.com site is a first class, secure site that made this all possible. They also issued the school a big fat check(s).  All raffle proceeds and donations benefit the school directly by bridging the gap between what tuition covers and actual educational costs. It also raises money to upgrade the school’s technology, keeping St. Paul School ahead of the academic curve with a dynamic curriculum. The prizes have been donated by Jeff and I, the St. Paul School PTA and by some very generous BrickPicker members. I am hoping, like last year, that more people will donate sets after the raffle begins. It was fun adding to the prizes last year. You never know what can pop up as a prize! I AM ALWAYS ADDING NEW SETS!!!

On a personal note, once again, I would like to thank every person who donated sets/money and/or bought tickets to last five LEGO BRICKPICKER RAFFLES. It helped save a wonderful school and kept dozens of people employed and 175 kids with their friends and teachers. I don’t like asking but will anyway...please help out again this year.  Even buying one ticket can help, and it gives you a chance to win some great prizes. Watching the raffle ticket total rise every day was an intense rush and extremely gratifying experience. It made me so proud to have started this site with my brother Jeff and made me realize there is still good in this world.  I know some people do not approve of donating to faith- based schools or charities.  I respect that, but also please respect my beliefs. This is not about religion. This is about helping a great school remain open and kids in their school and teachers in their jobs.  Please keep negative comments to yourself. Thank you...

***If you haven’t already noticed, we have changed the term “RAFFLE” to “SWEEPSTAKES.” The structure of this year's "sweepstakes" is similar to last year's raffle, with the exception that a person cannot buy entries/tickets/donations for a specific prize.  Due to changes in New Jersey online gaming laws in late 2020, online raffles are no longer allowed.  It would appear that online scammers and thieves were using the pandemic as a way to run fraudulent raffles; thus, honest, charitable causes have been hurt. Rallyup.com has developed the "sweepstakes" system to replace the raffle in states that do not allow such online gaming. 

People can buy entries/tickets/donations to win the prizes. They can also send in for a free voucher to Rallyup.com and mail in the voucher to be entered in the sweepstakes.  One entry/ticket/donation can win any prize.  People can win multiple prizes. The basic $10.00 entry/ticket/donation can win 10 separate prizes!  There are multiple entry/ticket price/amount combinations.  The more entries/tickets you buy, the cheaper the entries/tickets/donations. The more entries/tickets/donations that you have, the better chance you have to win.  The entry/ticket fees/donations will go directly to St. Paul School.  Remember, the school will receive ZERO donations if you choose the mail-in method.  Mail-in vouchers must be received and processed by Rallyup.com before the drawing date to be entered.

Rallyup.com will automatically and randomly pick and contact winners.  Winners should then reach out to Ed Mack on www.BrickPicker.com to arrange for prize shipment.  As with the previous four BrickPicker LEGO Raffles, prizes will be only shipped to a deliverable and legitimate mailing address.  Every effort will be made to get the prizes to the winners...no matter where they are on the planet.  In case safe and reasonable shipment is not possible, suitable prize arrangements/replacements will be made.  The prizes with large amounts of sets (St. Paul Mystery Lots) will only be shipped to the contiguous 48 states of the United States due to the excessive size and shipping costs.  Replacement sets/gift cards will replace those prizes in case of out of country(USA) winners.  

The ability to buy entries/tickets/donations will end on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  The drawing date for the winners will be Sunday, May 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM. If you are a winner, please contact me on the site so we can confirm the prizes and shipping addresses. The Rallyup.com site works very well and is secure, so please feel confident in donating to the school and purchasing raffle tickets. All the money goes to St. Paul School, which is a 501(c)(3), and to Rallyup.com for running the raffle.  I will make every effort to supply the winners with the appropriate prizes. If there are shipping issues, inventory issues or potential problems beyond my control, I will make sure the winners are awarded LEGO sets/gift cards comparable to the original prizes. Any questions, ideas or concerns, please reply below or PM Jeff or me…Thank you.

 

LEGO SWEEPSTAKES START DATE: MARCH 1, 2021

LEGO SWEEPSTAKES END DATE: MAY 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM

LEGO SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS PICKED/NOTIFIED: MAY 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM

 

Thanks again!

Ed Mack


 


View full blog article

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering when the rafflestakes would happen and I hope for a good turnout while we all support a worthy cause.

Obligatory sassy comment:
A prize should have been access to that winner's brickfolio for a day. :-)

Good luck to all and start procrastinating, because that's what we do.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, redghostx said:

I was wondering when the rafflestakes would happen and I hope for a good turnout while we all support a worthy cause.

Obligatory sassy comment:
A prize should have been access to that winner's brickfolio for a day. 🙂

Good luck to all and start procrastinating, because that's what we do.

I like the term "rafflestakes."  It is what it is.  I was surprised when I tried to launch it that there were changes.  I think the sweepstakes is a very comparable idea and will play out the same.  I added 5 prizes to make it more interesting and might add others if we get more sets donated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Please feel free to ask me any questions or help spread the word about this years Brickpicker LEGO Sweepstakes...

17 hours ago, glostik said:

Ill donate like ever year but ill be waiting till closer to the end so i can gauge how my non-lego business is doing 

Waiting till the last minute is the Brickpicker way!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Just got another bag of sets donated.  I will definitely add another SPS Mystery Lot or maybe a themed prize.  I have to organize what I have.  

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...

This may be my year to win!  Not knowing is part of the fun for sure.  I'll be layering my entries in  - a little in the beginning a few in the middle and jump in at the end. Who knows could be a new strategy.  What's your strategy?  What are you hoping to win?  Can't lie - I hoping for the Star Wars but I'll love any.  Thanks everyone - this is a great fundraising supporting an amazing school!  Not many schools can say they were in person for the entire school year - these kids are going to go places and your support will help them get there!  Here's my why - this is why I support and why you should too!

 

FC409660-EDF6-446D-97EB-626074EECC45.jpeg

Edited by LucySPSMOM
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I have not bought my tickets yet but there are so many great prizes this year! Thank you all again for all the support you have given us in the past. This past year has been extremely challenging in so many ways, but it has drawn us closer together in others. And who knew Legos would be a common thread?? lol----When life gives you a bunch of mismatch lego pieces, just pick them up and build something better! The picture is of my 4 kids and grandson, my 3 daughters have graduated from SPS and my son will graduate this year.  AND  my grandson has just started Pre-K 3 there. I am beyond thankful for the fact that they could go to school in-person all week since September! 

PS- we are big Super Mario fans, so I may buy a HUGE number of tickets for that bundle ! 

easterkids.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...