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Set Donations... Go On... Please...
A small Christmas event for Fairy Bricks was always on the agenda but with the current fantastic Amazon prices I would like to launch a donate a set drive today. It will enable people to donate a set at a fantastic price and not have to worry about delivery charges. The prime recipient would be http://www.bluebellwood.org/
They are a childrens hospice based in Sheffield but covering all of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire.
Of course other places could be added if the amount of donations demands it! Couldn't be more simple. Drop me a line [email protected]
ask for my address and send over a set. Big or small the choice is yours. Maybe club together with friends if you wanted something bigger? Unless they are amazing bargins then licensed themes are best avoided with other themes offering better value! Think City, Creator, Friends, Duplo etc.
As an incentive. If we get to the point where another place is needed I promise to let my beard return to STEAM proportions and wear a fairy costume to hand these sets over. The Hairy Fairy will be brought to life. So make a child smile and make a fool out of me? What are you waiting for!
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Hard to think of a more deserving bunch of kids. Although not sure they deserve to have to see that - havent they gone through enough already?!?
Huge thanks to all the contributions so far.
How much donation do you need for the Hairy Fairy to make an appearance at Steam 2014?
As Kev alluded to, we'll have a draw to win a voucher worth £50 to spend in our Christmas category. Get your loved ones their own personalised festive minifig :)
A while ago, a friend wanted me to lift him up by his pants with my dads' cherry picker, so, like the mature guy I was, I decided that was an awesome idea, so we hooked him up and started jacking him up, after he was up in air a feet, his pant ripped and he was on the floor X-D Needless to say, that was the last time we tried that :-P
I've had several messages from friends saying they want to send things over. While I appreciate and view each donation be it big or small equally one of driving factors behind Fairy Bricks is to reduce wastage of money on costs. FB wouldn't be baring the costs obviously but senders would be. That's money that could be better spent on say raffle tickets in 2014 ;-)
With that in mind if you do want to contribute from your stash and keep costs down I would encourage you to contact @sidersdd . A well known and respected member here at Brickset and LEGO Ambassador for IndyLUG. They are planning on a holiday donation to http://peytonmanning.stvincent.org/ and I'm sure any assistance you can make with that would be much appreciated.
Oh and @Matthew let's save the Jackass cherry picker antics for next year ;-)
So if you're social media inclined please let your friends know what we are up to :-)
It was actually very cathartic getting rid of those sets :OD No more guilt about never getting around to building, parting out or selling them!
(Seriously, Tim, I'm probably worse than you are...but at least I mostly restrict myself to polybags....!)
Only 232 pieces to go and you can build a Taj Mahal.
Great effort everyone.
Thank you and virtual high fives all round. Or a more traditional handshake if you prefer :-)
This is so a winner can be drawn over the weekend and they can get their order in before the 1/12/2013 Christmas deadline. I hope that makes sense.
I'll have a rummage at home this weekend and see if I've got any other suitable boxed sets to send too:-)
A little good news. We should have enough stuff to help out at another place. The bad news is that means I will be slipping into the Fairy costume :/ Any ideas would be appreciated. I'm struggling to find costumes that are not more suited to hen parties!
Im thinking pantomime dame fairy may be less issue for a CRB (or whatever they are called now) than a skin tight leotard fairy. Actually, thinking about it your local theatre might even lend you a costume!