To celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela on his birthday today, local online auction site bidorbuy has teamed up with The LEGO Movie and The Awesome Project to give you the a chance to purchase a one off, customised three-piece Nelson Mandela Life-Time Moments LEGO minifigure collection.

Bidding is currently at R550, and closes on 27th July. The most awesome thing about the whole awesome thing? You can choose which three moments of Mandela’s life you want commemorated. Current office voting favours “Big Trousers Nelson” as a surefire winner.

The auction winner will also get a copy of The LEGO Movie on Blu-ray and DVD. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Nelson Mandela Library initiative.

In the spirit of doing good this Mandela Day, bidorbuy has also launched the Donate a LEGO Brick for Good promo, where you can pay for a brick for as little as two rand which bidorbuy will donate to the Nelson Mandela Library initiative in various rural communities to help bridge the education gap and set up LEGO education and play areas for children. By donating a brick, you also stand the chance to win the Nelson Mandela Life-Time Moments LEGO set, the LEGO Movie on DVD and a limited edition Emmet in pyjamas minifigure. You get one entry for each brick you donate.

Full details and where to bid are over here.

UPDATE 22nd July – FireStar Toys have been in touch to let us know that it’s the company behind the collectable Mandela figure in the BidorBuy advert, which is – as LEGO would say – awesome.