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2013 Brickset Raffle *ENTRY TO RAFFLE NOW CLOSED*

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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @richo Remember you are putting in a raffle prize. Don't trade it for chips if things go badly on Friday night ;-)
    richo
  • CheekaCheeka UKMember Posts: 236
    Whelp, there's my 'donation' sent - it's been said before, but this is such a wonderful thing to be a part of, it's nothing short of awe inspiring to see the community pull together for such a great cause.

    The amount of money raised is going to make such a difference to the kids on the receiving end of all this kindness - having a chance of winning one of the generously donated items is just the icing on the cake. Thanks to @kevbags for organising, and to all those who donated prizes. You guys are all sorts of awesome.
    SirKevbags
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    kevbags said:

    ^ Fingers crossed the folks distrubuting sets will be able to get some pictures with staff/children but it will depend on parental consent which can be difficult.

    Should at least try to get a pre-distribution picture of the LEGO bounty!

  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ Oh I'm sure that won't be a problem :-)
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    It would be a nice piece of PR for LEGO to see what we are doing and make a generous donation as well
  • LosimagicLosimagic UKMember Posts: 397
    Just paid, it's great that we can help get lego into the hands of kids who will really appreciate, and more importantly, enjoy it!
    SirKevbags
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    5 days left people, get your tickets, remember, you gotta be in it to win it!!
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    Edit. Wrong place!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Second batch of tickets bought - I decided on a certain chance of winning, but with the total always going up I might need to buy a third batch! But its all for a good cause!
    SirKevbagsprincedraven
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    Great to see how much this has raised. Can't wait to see pics of the hauls each location was able to deliver to the kids.
    indigoboxSirKevbags
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited May 2013
    Given that (I think) the total has far exceeded initial expectations (how brilliant is that!) is it worth getting a few extra hospitals involved? Just wondering if 4 hospitals (is that the number?) getting about $1000 worth of LEGO each has as much impact as say 8 getting $500 each? Assuming we don't buy a death star, then $500 could go a hell of a long way! More kids benefiting over all?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    ^ Already in hand Martyn :-) Another two locations will be announced before long.

    It will bring the total to seven locations.
    cheshirecatatkinsar
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    Just to clarify my post above. Tolouse was always on the list however the hospital contact that deals with these things is on holiday until the 21st.

    As rediculous as this sounds considering we are giving things away it isn't always easy to make the initial contact and turning up to a childrens ward/hospital un announced obviously wouldn't go down so well.

    Extra places are needed because one it spreads the joy to more kids and two, practically if to much money was spent in the same place they couldn't store it!
  • CoraHarrisonCoraHarrison Member Posts: 242
    Hi,

    I entered the raffle about a week ago but I have been having troubles with my Paypal account. I know its an extreme hassle but could you confirm if you received my entry?

    Thank you so much :)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Hi Cora. Did you recieve my email last night? I can see your entry there so no fear, you are in :-)
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    @kevbags , you should change your picture to an angel, not a devil!
    :)
    princedraven
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I had a nightmare about this raffle last night. It was me paying the first winner $400 for their #1 draft pick only to find out Mr. Gold was missing from the selection. Woke up sweaty and emotionally distressed. It made me laugh out loud when I realized it was just a dream.
    LostInTranslationbeegeedeeSirKevbagssidersddindigoboxJennicarlqbassbison
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    Ha. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has Lego nightmares. last night it was someone givig me the UCS MF for free and i had terrible guit because i asked if they still had rhe box.

    If I got first pick I'd settle for the monster fighter zombies.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030

    @kevbags , you should change your picture to an angel, not a devil!
    :)

    I'm bad to the bone ;-)

    @BrickDancer To ensure a peaceful nights sleep I think the only solution is more tickets ;-)

    Thanks to @legoboy and with compliments fron TLG this arrived today for direct donation to the hospital pile :-)

    Thankyou James and thankyou LEGO :-)



    samiam391atkinsarprincedravencarlqColoradoBricksLostInTranslation
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,508
    ^not 70113?!?!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,339
    kevbags said:

    @kevbags , you should change your picture to an angel, not a devil!
    :)

    I'm bad to the bone ;-)

    @BrickDancer To ensure a peaceful nights sleep I think the only solution is more tickets ;-)

    Thanks to @legoboy and with compliments fron TLG this arrived today for direct donation to the hospital pile :-)

    Thankyou James and thankyou LEGO :-)



    Did you get a free Speedorz set with it?
  • DeadareusDeadareus Member Posts: 264
    Entered! Thanks gang, great idea!
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    With the raffle soon to close people distributing sets will be turning their attention to purchasing everyones generously donated money. Any ideas on sets you would like to throw in folks? Have you seen your own child play with a particular set and been completely captivated by it? Remember the key age group is around 5-11.
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    Well my 4 year old son was totally obsessed with The Shellraiser and in general the TMNT theme.
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    Are they going to be gifts for kids to keep or for the department to re-use? If being re-used in the wards then maybe basic brick sets and larger city sets would be welcome. Licensed minifigs are more likely to go walkabouts.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    Mainly used for in house play but being involved before its very difficult to keep sets together for long. Depends on the children passing through. Things will go missing though regardless of whats purchased.

    The hospital could of course give a smaller set away here and there as they see fit.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I would say Creator is a fairly obvious choice, not gender specific, lots of standard bricks, no licensed figures to go walkabout.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    From previous feedback Creator houses work well as they appeal more to girls to. I'm just repeating what I've been told before this turns into what girls can and can't play with ;-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    houses are great because they can be built and re-built and re-built, and if a few parts go astray you build the house a little smaller, it all still works.
    Cars are always a risk as once a single wheel is gone...
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    I know when our LUG has done donations to the local hospital they have asked for small sets to give out as gifts for the kids to keep. The kids may build the sets there in the hospital to keep their minds off of recovery, or they may be goodwill parting gifts. They've indicated the Hero Factory style sets are most popular (it pains me to buy them, but I keep reminding myself they are for a good cause...)
    Jenni
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    It will be interesting how many variations we have from nation to nation after things are discussed with the individual locations.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I agree that the "Bricks & More" type sets would be very useful for general play in the hospitals playrooms etc. The creator houses are also good as mentioned.

    My 5 year old is a huge fan of the city theme, loves the emergency service sets. For example Helicopter Rescue #4429 this would be cool as it has a hospital.

    We should probably include some Friends sets as well.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    Delighted to announce that thanks to @lluisgib getting involved some raffle proceeds will now be allocated to a childrens hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Great work Lluis!

    http://www.hsjdbcn.org/portal
    BOBJACK_JACKBOBlluisgib
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    All personal feelings aside, don't forget there will be some very girly girls who would love the Friends sets. A good variety of small sets would be a good idea, but the idea of larger sets has it's merits as well.
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    A handful of the £5-£8 friends/city/SW battlepacks would be great for gifts and then 4-5 large sets for the departments probably a good way to go.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I think a serious contender if you can get it for a reasonable price should be: #5695
  • SkyFireSkyFire Member Posts: 1
    Sounds very very dodgy, specially as it's going to an unknown hotmail address!!!

    Hate this bit, why can't they hand the money to the hospitals??? Delivered locally to where????

    No cash will be handed over. It will be given to trusted Brickset members to spend on Lego and be delivered locally. With our collective buying knowledge we are much more likely to get maximum value for money and therefore more bricks into sick kids hands.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    Hmm... nice bit of thinking, but i'm not so sure about the hospital theme... wouldn't the kids want their minds taking off the subject of being ill, and prefer to imagine something else.

    Children's wards usually (from my very limited experience) attempt to reduce the 'hospitalness' with bright colours and picture murals, don't they?

    I like the idea of creator sets, houses and so forth, gender neutral is definitely the way to go - with a mix of colours including pastels for those who appreciate a more delicate shade. :o)




  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @SkyFire I'm well known here to other board members worldwide including the site owner and several administrators whom I consider personal friends.

    The Lego acquired with the proceeds will be delivered directly to the hospitals involved.

    I'm sorry you feel somehow this project is in someway dodgy. A similar one operated last year without any problems. True it was on a smaller scale but the principle was the same.
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    ^ I think its the devil image @kevbags. It just screams scammer!!
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited May 2013
    SkyFire said:

    Sounds very very dodgy, specially as it's going to an unknown hotmail address!!!

    Hate this bit, why can't they hand the money to the hospitals??? Delivered locally to where????

    Simple reason is that we, as AFOL's & members of Brickset, want to give the sick kids Lego, it's what we are all about.

    I'm also sure that we will be able to make the money go further than if the Hospital staff just go and buy Lego from the local department store at RRP, assuming they can even do this and don't have to put all donation money into some kind if consolidated revenue.
    SirKevbagsMatthew
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    Do you not think a scammer would have been called out a long time ago? And they certainly wouldn't have raised over £2000 from the community.
    SirKevbags
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    This whole dodgy talk makes me sad. I remember this from last year and saw the mountain that was donated. I obviously wouldn't mind winning something but if I don't I don't mind, it was money well spent.

    Years ago we (wife and I) donated an original (#4709) Lego Hogwarts Castle we had picked up from TK Maxx to a hospital through a friend who was volunteering in the children's ward - boxed and everything although opened and before I was collecting again. I sometimes think "Why did we do that?" just because it's so rare these days but in the end a bunch of kids got to play with it and that makes me happy and glad we did.

    This is the same sort of thing.
    SirKevbagsy2josh
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    @SkyFire I can confirm that I have traded with and contributed to previous raffles run by @kevbags and seen photographic proof of the end result, happy children!
    I would encourage you to join, we here at Brickset are generally a very positive, giving bunch.
    My wife also suggested that we should just give the money, but that would miss our special unique ability which is to get maximum Lego or the children and spread the joy that these little bricks can bring, even at the most distressing times.
    SirKevbags
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    SkyFire said:

    Sounds very very dodgy, specially as it's going to an unknown hotmail address!!!

    Err... that's how Paypal works?

    After your ill-thought-through post I hope you can find the time to apologise to the people working so hard to bring happiness to ill children.
    SirKevbags
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    @skyfire, you have all the responses you need in the above comments. This is entirely legitimate and being run by trusted and long standing members of the Brickset community, something which would have been obvious if you had taken 5 minutes to read the full thread and look up the posting history of the organiser @kevbags.

    I see this was your first and only comment in the forum, you only get one to chance to make a first impression, I guess you blew yours.
    SirKevbagskempo81brickedinbeegeedeecarlqLegoboypricey73Mad_Dogy2josh
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