Hundreds of Canberrans lined up inside the Mugga Green Shed on Saturday evening, waiting for their chance to get in on 1.3 tonnes of Lego, the Canberra Times reports.
The recycling shop was looking to offload the Lego at $30 a kilo between 6pm – 9pm to help raise money for the Canberra Hospital Foundation.
Green Shed co-founder Elaine Stanford said keen shoppers had lined up an hour early despite the oppressive 38-degree heat.
“We brought them into the shed to keep them out of the heat,” Ms Stanford said.
“It’s great. Everyone’s hyped up and all the owners are here and we’re just giving mini-figures to the kids for free. We’ve just got cold drinks in the fridge and we’re keeping everyone entertained.”
“We’ve got rules in place, we’ve got security here and we’ve just handed out pamphlets saying be nice because it’s going to a good cause, so there’s enough for everyone,” Ms Stanford said.
Each person was getting two bags, which could each hold a kilo, but Ms Stanford said that could change depending how it went.
The money was going towards a new MRI trolley and the refurbishment of the parent’s room at the Canberra Hospital.