It’s Black Friday, that magical time of year when people are willing to smash their way into a store and stab one another over a discounted tablet.
As is customary, The Lego Car Blog will not be taking part in the annual celebration that leaves one in four Americans in debt, forces thousands of retail employees to work over thanksgiving, and which exceeds the annual GDP of around half the world’s countries (and that’s just the spend within the U.S and our home nation).
Thus instead of bringing you a round-up of the best Black Friday discounts*, here are some wholesome alternatives to the greedpocalypse that will help you to preserve your soul, and keep you safe from discount-fuelled shop violence.
Creations for Charity – Awesome one-of-a-kind Lego creations, with all proceeds used to buy LEGO sets for children in need.
Unicef Market – The United Nations Childrens Fund, providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Buying your Christmas gifts here will help to save and transform some of the youngest lives in the world’s poorest nations.
Finally, the revenue generated via the advertisements that appear on this site is also used to help those who need it more than we do. If you like the look of an ad, give it a click, and if you like what we do here at TLCB, then please consider sharing us. The more eyeballs the ads get, the more money we can give : )
*Most of which are actually not discounts at all. 75% of products ‘discounted’ on Black Friday are cheaper in the 6 months afterwards.