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2016 Brickset Secret Santa

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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    26 UK members for Secret Santa at the moment!
    MattDawsonpaul_mertonSpeedman29Renegade007cjhGothamConstructionCoiso3200kezbrickedin
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 865

    Wanted list updated so I'm officially in!  I may have also nicked the setup for a ss for my local Lug :)

    snowhitie
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    @snowhitie count me in...I missed this last year, so happy to take part this year!
    snowhitie
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,023
    My wanted list has been updated and the capn has my name to throw in the hat....can't wait.

  • VaderFan2187VaderFan2187 MustafarMember Posts: 15
    What about for the rest of the world? :(
  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 276
    How do we set our list to public?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    What about for the rest of the world? :(
    Whereabouts are you? It's possible you could piggyback on one of the others, but it might be difficult because international shipping and import tax can be ridiculous sometimes.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,500
    I have not yet signed up as to send anything in a box is 20 euro outside of Ireland. (Regardless if it is USA, UK or Europe! ). Also how do you really buy for someone. I'd hate to get someone with 
    A) No wanted list / obvious interests or
    B) Only interested in very rare or expensive products or
    C) Total be disappointed with what I have given.
    Couple of questions 
    1) is it ok to debox  gifts to reduce shipping?
    2) is the date of 7th November definite drawing. Not to be bad but I can always avail of the apparent 3 for 2 in argos next weekend?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    @VaderFan2187 yes, where are you? I think it's impossible to do one in every country/part of the world. Even for the EU one there are much less participants than the UK/USA one. There are just many more people from those places on here percentage wise. But like @plasmodium said, tell us where you are and we can see if anything is possible.

    @scoiltreasa
    A) Well, most people you can look up some of the info, even if it's just what they own, but part of the fun is getting something you might not have thought off, and trying to figure out what a person might like. If it would just be 'buy a set from the list' it might be a bit redundant.
    B) everyone who enters knows what the limit is and most people don't say: I only want exclusive comic-con stuff - there is a price bracket
    C) that is always a risk but I think most people who enter are happy with the fact that someone has put some thought into it.

    If all of these things stress you out though - it might not be for you, it's supposed to be fun ;) But I think if you look back at the thread last year most people were really really pleased with what they got, it's just nice to have a surprise under the Christmas tree. So I wouldn't worry to much.

    Then to answer your questions:
    1) I think some sort of box might be necessary - a jiffy bag is possible if you send a load of polybags/minifigs, I guess. 20 euro is very steep and I can imagine that worries you then. Is there no way to use a courier service or anything? Or a special rate for a small box? But then it might just be expensive for Ireland, but there were some people who posted they were going to enter, so maybe they've got some tips for you.
    2) Well, the final date for people to enter is the 7th, and we don't want anyone miss out. We'll only do the draw on the next day or so and with time differences and our non-Lego lives we might only be able to send you the Santee on the 9th or 10th. However, I know plenty of people who start loading up on fun polybags or cool presents beforehand and then try and see what works that year.

    Hope this helps a bit.
    stluxRenegade007cjhkiki180703
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,500
    Thank you both for your help. I'll have a look at what I have and hopefully sign Up! 
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 423
    @scoiltreasa have a read of the previous threads and you will see how much fun this thing is 
    snowhitiekiki180703
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    One more week to sign up for the Secret Santa!

    We've already got 35 participants from the UK.
    stluxkiki180703Renegade007cjh
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    What's the status for the other regions?
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    5 for Ireland/EU ...
    stluxkiki180703
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    19 for North America.
    piratemania7stluxkiki180703starwars4ever
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,023
    ^I can't wait for names to be drawn and to begin shopping!
    Mordoor
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    @snowhitie
    35? We need one more then!
    AllBrick
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,943
    @snowhitie
    35? We need one more then!
    Why's that? Struggling to think what's special about 36!
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 865
    ^me too, perhaps likes even numbers? Like the volume must end in a 5 or a 0.
    MattDawsonkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    @paul_merton I would imagine it would be in pairs exchanging, unless it's being done in a sequential list where you get the gift for the person above you in the list.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    It's completely drawn at random I think. So it doesn't at all matter how many people there are. 
    Shibkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    19 for North America.
    I am on the list, correct?
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,049
    secret santas are almost always random draw - if it were done in pairs you'd know who was buying for you and then wouldn't be so secret ;-)
    Renegade007cjh
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    To all the above, yes there are no pairs involved - it's totally random draw, so as long as we have a finite integer number we're fine.
    piratemania7kiki180703
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 778
    edited November 2016
    Are there enough Asian residents here so that we can have one too?
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,023
    Ugh I cannot wait to have names drawn!
  • MeganLMeganL California, USAMember Posts: 68
    I'm looking forward to doing some shopping!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    @SprinkleOtter - Yes you are.
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,023
    @CapnRex101 just throwing this out there - would it be worth it just before names are drawn to publish one comprehensive list of everyone who has submitted their name?  That way if people don't find it they can send you or the appropriate contact a message to ensure they are added?  Just a thought....
    starwars4everLegogramMordoorkiki180703
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,030
    Sing it.... "Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Just one more day to go...."
    snowhitiebandit778starwars4everkiki180703AllBrick
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,780
    edited November 2016
    All the UK people should have had a reply message from me that they're added, if you haven't contact me again ;)

    I think if you make a list it might make it easier to guess who your Secret Santa was - and that's part of the fun right? But I might be wrong (it's happened once before).
    bandit778kiki180703Renegade007cjhAllBrick
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    I was quite vocal last year in that I would rather not know who my Santa was, so I'd be against publishing a list. But if I'm in the minority, so be it. 
    bandit778kiki180703AllBrick
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,030
    I'd rather not see a list either. Less idea of who to blame if I hate what I receive.

    :-P
    MattDawsonRenegade007cjhAllBrick
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 733
    edited November 2016
    OK nearly forgot to sign up this year. I've sent a pm @snowhitie
    snowhitiekiki180703
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    There are just a couple of hours left to sign up so get your skates on if you are intending to do so!

    I will soon be responding to everyone in North America who has signed up.
    Legogramkiki180703piratemania7
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    @CapnRex101
    I want to sign up for the North America one but when I click on your profile I can't send you a message. It says I'm not even signed in, even though I'm signed in on other pages.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,030
    @brickmatt I've PM'd the Captain for you just in case he's dozed off ;-)
    SprinkleOtter
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 87
    @iso3200
    Thanks :)
    SprinkleOtter
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 680
    So? Are the names drawn and is the secret Santa underway?
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    "-Names will be drawn on the 7th of November.
    - Within a day or two of the draw, everyone who entered will be PMed with the name and address of the person they have been assigned to buy a gift for. "
    piratemania7Bricklover18bandit778SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,023
    ^Yay!
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    I'm in the no list camp, please.
    bandit778
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    I pitch my tent in no list camp on no list mountain
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703bandit778stluxRenegade007cjhAllBrick
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    I'll take a one way ticket to no-listville, with my friend here, no way Jose. 
    bandit778kiki180703bendybadgerSprinkleOtterstluxAllBrick
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,027
    @CapnRex101 I didn't receive a response from you. Did you receive my message?
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 680
    I also sent @CapnRex101 a message, I'm assuming he just hasn't gotten the replies out yet. 
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 680
    Looking forward to this fun gift exchange!
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Suspense... Gift ideas swirling in my head...
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 683
    Let's keep the mystery; no list vote from me.
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