Bricks Busting Boredom Celebrates Lego Milestone

Suncoast High School junior Jonathan Clein delivers 125 pounds of Lego bricks to the children at the YWCA shelter program.

he Wellington-based nonprofit Bricks Busting Boredom marked its milestone 5,000th pound Lego donation by delivering 250 pounds of Lego bricks to the YWCA and the Project REACH emergency shelter programs in West Palm Beach in February.

In 2015, siblings Daniel, Sarah and Jonathan Clein observed a lack of color and creative outlets for children undergoing treatment in hospitals.

Recognizing the need for expression during extended hospital stays, they founded Bricks Busting Boredom, a nonprofit dedicated to supplying new and used Lego bricks to children’s hospitals.

While Daniel led the organization in high school, expanding donation sites to include homeless shelters and foster homes, his sister Sarah assumed leadership in 2017. Sarah initiated “Lego parties,” providing not only Lego bricks but also organizing events for children to create, play and take home new sets.

“We will host parties for children, bring the used Legos for them to play with, and leave new Lego boxes for each child to take with them,” mother Deborah Clein said.

These Lego parties offer children a chance to express themselves, and parents a respite to watch their kids be kids.

“Bricks Busting Boredom has grown into a great family project,” Deborah said, highlighting the collaborative efforts of the Clein family.

Jonathan, the youngest Clein, now heads the organization. Under his leadership, Bricks Busting Boredom has organized events for various organizations and introduced a community outreach program, including a presence at the Village of Wellington’s Lakeside Market.

“Since 2015, we have collected and delivered more than 5,000 pounds of “upcycled” Legos and 2,000 new Lego sets,” Deborah said.

Those interested in contributing can contact Bricks Busting Boredom through, e-mail or call (954) 682-3816.

Bricks Busting Boredom makes donating Lego bricks easy. They do not need to be in complete sets, and they come to you to pick up donations. Make a difference in children’s lives by donating Lego bricks today.