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Set Donations... Go On... Please...

SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
edited November 2013 in Community and Events
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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  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    This must happen! Just imagine... two hospitals of happy children and one eternally embarrassable Kev.
    LostInTranslationSirKevbagscarlq
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    I think he should be covered in glitter too :)
    LostInTranslation
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^Pink leotard too?

    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?!?
    LostInTranslationMinifigsMeJenni
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    I'm afraid, very very afraid. I've had a text calling for Lycra!
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    We'll need someone to do his makeup for him, any volunteers?
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    *hands in air* ME ME ME!!!



    *evil cackle*
    margotLostInTranslation
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    You're hired! Let's discuss eyelash length...
    MinifigsMe
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    I'm fairly sure I can get ahold of a wand...unless some MOCer wants to build him one? And possibly a Lego tiara? ;-)
    MinifigsMeJenni
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    And I was so pleased to see the end of the abuse button....... Talk about short sighted!
    carlq
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Genius idea Carlq! :)
    carlq
  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    Wow... This is such a fantastic idea.
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited November 2013
    Caroline will be along later with the details but she told me last night that everyone donating a set will be entered into a draw to win one of her fantastic custom minifigs! So thats three incentives. Happy children, shamed Kev, custom minifig.

    Huge thanks to all the contributions so far.
    cheshirecatkhmellymelcarlqcaperberrybrickedinsidersddCam_n_Stu
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,280
    Splendid idea - mailed you, SirKev.
    SirKevbags
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    Pm set @SirKevbags
    SirKevbags
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    As for me, I've started a money raising incentive for this brilliant set donation cause by selling some unique stuff you can't buy in shops, having been given the green light from @SirKevbags. The thread is here if you wanna get involved: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/12862/used-and-new-sets-moc-s-and-polybags-sale-in-aid-of-the-fairy-bricks-set-donation-campaign-uk-eu#latest
    SirKevbagsLostInTranslation
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    SirKevbags
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I'm a bit cash-strapped at the mo so have pulled out some sealed sets that frankly will do more good in the hands of children than they will gathering dust in my flat.

    How much donation do you need for the Hairy Fairy to make an appearance at Steam 2014?
    SirKevbagsLostInTranslation
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ One day or two? Just actually at STEAM or the full weekend including champagne in the quiet coach?
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Ooh I'll donate my inside tour set to see you entertain the Southerners in the Quiet Coach with your pantomime Dame shtick.

    Maybe.
    SirKevbagsMinifigsMeStormKittyLostInTranslation
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    edited November 2013
    Hello all! The first sets have arrived at MinifigsHQ (I'm nearer than Kev to Bluebell Wood, so they're coming here first).
    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 :)
    http://minifigs.me/product-category/our-minifigs/special-occasions/christmas/
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  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    @SirKevbags - you could get some little plastic wings, rent a construction crane and strap yourself to the cable, and behold! You would have a flying hairy fairy! :-P
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @rancorbait If someone owns a cherry picker or similar then I'm up for it. Can't be wasting funds that can be spent on bricks though ;-)
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Ha ha, I would give just about anything to see that!

    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
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    ^^ I'm sure the Brickset community could knock something together to see that! You could gain some serious publicity (and therefore donations) from a real life flying Hairy Fairy :o)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Sets are arriving :-) I hope the Amazon offers last just a little bit longer!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited November 2013
    Just a little update for people wanting to donate from their own "stock", especially those in the US.

    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 ;-)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    We now have a very basic Facebook page up there

    https://www.facebook.com/FairyBricks

    So if you're social media inclined please let your friends know what we are up to :-)
    Basta
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    Looking good, Kev! :-)
    SirKevbags
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    So that's the FBFB page then? ;O) Have shared on Facebook and Twitter.

    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!
    SirKevbagsMinifigsMecheshirecat
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Well it's a start. As some of you will know I'm very much a social networking Dino. I will talk and text all day but facebook, twitter etc are very alien to me. I'm being coached though.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @caperberry So you're saying we are really providing a social service by taking sets away? ;-)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Why yes! I think everyone should do it for their mental wellbeing :O) Seriously though... I'm such a hoarder. All those "but it's so cheap I have to buy it" sets... I have loads of amazing sets in my build queue, did I really need that third copy of Quinjet?
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    ^ @caperberry - you obviously need help...perhaps an intervention. Just to help you get over your obsession, I'll step up and take one of your Quinjets. Isn't that nice of me? ;-)

    (Seriously, Tim, I'm probably worse than you are...but at least I mostly restrict myself to polybags....!)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I'm getting better @carlq. In this whole current Amazon bonanza I've only bought one £10 set :O)
    carlq
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^Strength and growth.
    caperberry
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    First sets have arrived! It's been like Piccadilly circus today! Why can't all the amazon orders arrive in one go??
    LostInTranslation
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Just been doing a bit of maths and the part count of sets already delivered for all the numbers people is 5690. That includes Duplo. Amazing effort so far everyone :-)
    caperberrycarlqLostInTranslation
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259

    Just been doing a bit of maths and the part count of sets already delivered for all the numbers people is 5690. That includes Duplo. Amazing effort so far everyone :-)


    Only 232 pieces to go and you can build a Taj Mahal.

    Great effort everyone.
    JenniSirKevbagscarlq
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Basta said:

    Just been doing a bit of maths and the part count of sets already delivered for all the numbers people is 5690. That includes Duplo. Amazing effort so far everyone :-)


    Only 232 pieces to go and you can build a Taj Mahal.

    Great effort everyone.
    That would be one freaky Taj :-) No idea where the boat hull would go!
    carlqLostInTranslation
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    ^ The boat hull would obviously go into the man-made pond in front of the Taj Mahal.

    :-P
    carlq
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Just been chatting to Caroline with re the prize draw. If you want your donation to allow you an entry into the draw to win a £50 voucher for www.minifigs.me I need to know about it by 11pm on 22/11/2013. It's ok for it to be delivered after then.

    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.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    I've finally got round to ordering some sets to donate for Fairy Bricks!
    I'll have a rummage at home this weekend and see if I've got any other suitable boxed sets to send too:-)
    SirKevbags
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Apologies if you have not received a thank you pm or email and your set(s) have arrived. Been a bit hectic these last few days but tomorrow I'll be putting deliveries to names and letting you all know things are here safe and sound.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Only a couple of days to go until the cut off to be entered into the @minifigsme draw for the £50 voucher.

    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!
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,372
    Just get a sparkling ball gown from a second hand store, they generally have plenty. Then go to a toy store to buy wings, wand and tiara. You are not getting out of this so easily :).
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    It's these big hips of mine. Makes getting gowns to fit a bit of a problem ;-)
    StormKitty
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,372
    Puffy skirt!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited November 2013
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENTLEMANS-PANTOMIME-DAME-SLOSH-SCENE-COSTUME-/121215933370?pt=UK_Period_Theatre&hash=item1c39085bba

    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!
  • JenniJenni USAMember Posts: 1,372
    @carlq Does your group have something Kev could borrow?
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