Most fans of Star Wars will know the tragic tale of Katie Johnson, and how her father Albin rallied the community to help her through her illness. Since Katie’s passing both Albin and R2-KT continue to work to raise money for children’s charities – in particular the Make-A-Wish Foundation whose vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Numerous Star Wars groups including the 501st Garrison, Lucasfilm and the R2 Builders Club continue to support Albin and his cause – and this charity auction, with 30% of all sales going to Make-A-Wish, for a custom LEGO R2-KT Minifig is another way for us all to be a Force for Change in our own way. Click on the thumbnail above but be quick because stocks are limited.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 22nd of May, 2017.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.