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2013 Brickset Raffle *ENTRY TO RAFFLE NOW CLOSED*

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  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    And now a return to our regular scheduled programing.....
    sidersddatkinsarLegoKipcarlqmargot
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    edited May 2013
    Lol, I thought you were on your way out! Off to the gym weren't you? :op

    I know we only have a couple of days to go, but my money is on we smash £3k! :o)
    Basta
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    kevbags said:

    And now a return to our regular scheduled programing.....

    Blimey, I am really taken aback by the amount raised. @kevbags Did you have an amount in mind when you first mentioned your idea? I was kind of thinking £500 would have been amazing.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    edited May 2013
    ^ Yes, I think we have a lot to be grateful for in terms of the level of donations received and especially Mr Gold making himself available. Thank you, whoever you are. They certainly have had an impact on the level of entries.

    Let's hope for a Mrs Gold next year, hey? ;o)
    caperberry
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 961
    it's a real shame to read that post from @skyfire and i think all that needs to be said, has been. except maybe this - plank...

    great news on the total @kevbags and i'm with @legoboy - come o for the £3k!!
    SirKevbags
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 890
    sidersdd said:

    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...)

    This makes a lot of sense. HF figures are fun and easy to play with and put together, especially in, say, a hospital bed, and it's hard to actually lose pieces. So those are actually probably a really good idea...
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    what about the brickmaster books which come with a little set/minifig?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Legoboy said:

    Lol, I thought you were on your way out! Off to the gym weren't you? :op

    I know we only have a couple of days to go, but my money is on we smash £3k! :o)

    I did go and just took things steady ;-)

    @greekmick Way beyond expectations to be honest. Pre Mr Gold at the start I had a dream of £1000. There was a fear that the value of tickets would be less than the value of just selling the prizes. This fear was highlighted further with the inclusion of Mr Gold. As crazy as this might sound but I did have to think about adding him. I didn't want his "value" to be wasted if that makes sense.

    I think the totalizer is proof that the correct decision was made though and what an achievement it would be to get to £3000 now.
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    ^ mr gold really is only a 2 quid minifig but this way money is raised AND someone here who loves Lego will get him too. It's a win-win.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    I had lunch with Kev yesterday. He's legit! Don't worry! I mean, he does have "interesting" taste in shoes, but other than that he's a great guy! And he paid for lunch. In fact great guy doesn't go far enough. He's something very special. As is this community. So pleased to be part of it :)
    carlqLostInTranslation
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    ^ Indeed!

    His snakeskin boots may suggest 'Cowboy' but @kevbags is a top fella and I'm proud to have him as a mate friend!!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ More like that annoying little brother!
    beegeedee
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 861
    As far as suggestions, I have to say that #31003 (Red Rotors) is an awesome choice. Simple, yet great playability with a really sturdy helicopter. In fact, any of the plastic canister box Creators are great: #31000, #31001, #31002, etc. I love the plastic canisters to pack up the set when done. They would for easy pick-up for a sick child in a hospital bed!
  • PraiasPraias Member Posts: 51
    Already participated but probably will do again. It's a great initiative and even though I've not been around for ages and am not the most vocal member around, this place always seemed like a community to us and we never had doubts it was legit (despite not have realized that this already took place last year).

    About the suggestions: I agree that houses are a great one or just assorted bricks.

    I would also make a suggestion: would it be possible to have some sort of little book with building suggestions? Some kids like to have a starting point and a little book that shows small and simple models would be great in my opinion.
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    The 4+ 'easy to build' sets would be great to include. Very good sets for the younger ones with lots of nice small builds that create a scene.

    Shame Lego haven't released a hospital for a long time that would have been great to give!
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,384
    edited May 2013

    Shame Lego haven't released a hospital for a long time that would have been great to give!

    What about #4429 ?

    :-)

    image

  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 563
    edited May 2013
    If the hospitals are giving the sets as gifts to the children, my suggestion would be #6862-2: Superman Vs Power Armor Lex. It's a nice build with a lot of playability.
    YellowcastleLostInTranslation
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    I know when my son and I donated his toys to the Queenscourt Hospice(for the children who visit their terminally ill parents) here in Southport they were very conscious of whether the toys we donated could be cleaned and sterilised.

    We donated all of his Duplo (as he said he was too old at 4) and his wooden kitchen stuff by Le Toy Van. They where reluctant to take the Le Toy Van stuff though due to cleaning even though every child that came to our house and played with it loved pretending to make a cake or pizza. :(

    I wonder whether you could source those bigger bricks they have at Legoland. I think from memory they are about 25cm by 10cm by 10cm and can take a lot of battering. They can be washed and cleaned to help fight bacteria and would be a lot harder for pieces to go missing.

    I know in the play area at Legoland my little boy starting brick laying with the help of many others. He even built a step when it got too high for him.

    Sets wise for the kids to play with or take home I think most children would appreciate anything, even Chima :)
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288

    I had lunch with Kev yesterday. He's legit! Don't worry! I mean, he does have "interesting" taste in shoes, but other than that he's a great guy! And he paid for lunch. In fact great guy doesn't go far enough. He's something very special. As is this community. So pleased to be part of it :)

    Did he pay for lunch with a PayPal debit card?

    SirKevbagscarlqMatthew
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    In light of the current total, the probability that my initial purchase of raffle tickets would yield a result have dropped precipitously, and I already fancy myself an unlucky person. Time to buy more, I guess.
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    rocao said:

    I had lunch with Kev yesterday. He's legit! Don't worry! I mean, he does have "interesting" taste in shoes, but other than that he's a great guy! And he paid for lunch. In fact great guy doesn't go far enough. He's something very special. As is this community. So pleased to be part of it :)

    Did he pay for lunch with a PayPal debit card?

    Just to clarify that this was a personal meeting not a business one. No raffle bricks were lost by paying for cloudy lemonade ;-)

    beegeedeecaperberryLostInTranslation
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 440
    Second tickets bought two days away from the D Day!

    I think I've never seen an Internet community so close!
    SirKevbagsLegoboyprincedravenLostInTranslation
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ Thats good quality double dipping :-)
    legoprods
  • milokutakmilokutak Member Posts: 5
    Sent a little donation for the kids :) appreciate for doing this
    SirKevbags
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Is there a way to know if our ticket purchases went through?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Just ask the question :-) I can yours there @BrickDancer
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    2400 Tickets are now written, seperated and folded. Still quite a few left in the next book. You wouldn't want me to waste them would you? :-)
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    Blimey Kev! I assumed you were going to do it digitally, not with an actual hat!!
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Everything's done traditionally by the Hairy Fairy! ;-)
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    He's old school. :o)
    SirKevbags
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 516
    Just bought a few more. Such an amazing job from everyone.
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Matthew said:

    Blimey Kev! I assumed you were going to do it digitally, not with an actual hat!!

    I enjoy the honest toil :-)

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,314
    If you are after suggestions for things to buy, especially if they are for small "take-away" type gifts, then the activity books are quite good. Cheap (so able to buy lots), minifigs and a few parts, so not much to get lost, and some reading / activity to do as well as the lego.

    And obviously polys too.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Now obviously to those that know me realise what a cold heartless man I really am. Nearly showed emotion today though. While meeting @indigobox box who was generously donating some polys to the cause his little lad Jack (4) pops over and says he wants to donate the Chima set he has just won in a competition to the hospital effort.

    The cold steely exterior nearly cracked ;-) Thankyou @indigobox and thankyou Jack. Great family.
    LegoboyLostInTranslationYellowcastlerichocarlqflowerpotgirlMinifigsMe
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    It was our pleasure and what a lovely store Leeds is. :)
    Jack has now decided to go back in for the 5th time today to get yet another Chima.
    LegoboySirKevbagskempo81carlqpillpodMinifigsMe
  • pantboypantboy EnglandMember Posts: 211

    Is there a way to know if our ticket purchases went through?

    I was thinking the same thing myself, when I posted that I had bought tickets @kevbags didn't like my post, now thinking about this does that mean he never got my payment?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @pantboy Apologies for not hitting like. Sometimes I think I've done it but the touchscreen lets me down. Just checked and I can see you're there.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited May 2013
    While checking the entry of @pantboy I did a count and it means its update time :-)

    Now there is only one space on the totalizer left. @LostInTranslation can't make it bigger because it won't fit in the camera shot so this will be the last picture until entries close.

    From around 10:20pm tomorrow night I'll be posting a running score of where the total is. Like the EOL Amazon countdowns except counting up. Hopefully I'll be struggling to keep up!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    I still think £3,000 is easily do-able.

    Come on, £3,500!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!
    SirKevbags
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    Sorry I'm late to the game, but we are now £10 closer to £3000.
    LegoboySirKevbags
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 440
    I really think a mod should move this thread to "Collecting" just for tonight and tomorrow.

    It's a really special thing here in the forum, and I wouldn't have found about it if another member hadn't linked to the topic in another thread!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    Certainly needs a little more publicty for the final 24 hours. I think a further nudge on the front page might be an idea. :-)

    @Huw? :oA
    legoprods
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    ^^^^Wow, that's high. Don't fall off, @kevbags, or the Hairy Fairy's going to NEED that parachute.....;-))
    SirKevbags
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    edited May 2013
    I'm still new to PayPal, but which option do I select?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^Money to friends or family.
    LegobrandonCPSirKevbags
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    Thanks! Well I just contributed 1 pound to the raffle. Good luck everyone! And thanks for this, @kevbags.
    SirKevbags
  • shawn_lowshawn_low Member Posts: 27
    Better late than never! Tickets bought!
    SirKevbags
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