There has been a fair amount of charity news in the gaming world lately, it’s pretty outstanding.
Carbine Studios, designer of the upcoming WildStar RPG title made a special donation to Child’s Play at PAX East this year.
Partnered with Lego artist Mariann Asanuma to bring a WildStar Rocket House, an in-game item, to life with 50,000 Legos. The sculpture, standing nearly three feet high and four feet long, will be auctioned off at the annual Child’s Play Dinner and Auction taking place later this year, with proceeds going to the partner hospitals and facilities in the Child’s Play network.
First off, the creation of this model is pretty amazing, second the fact that Lego artist is a job has made me question my direction in life.
The charity, Child’s Play is dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in its network of 90 hospitals worldwide.
In addition to the sculpture, $10,000 check was also presented to Child’s Play which will be donated to the Boston Children’s Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Children’s Medical Center.
“Child’s Play is deeply grateful for the support of Carbine Studios and the WildStar team,” said Jamie Dillon, program coordinator and development, Child’s Play. “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.”