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Looking for 853875 Sweet Mayhem Pod for my poorly little girl.

Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
edited February 16 in Marketplace
Hi all,
Big request time.
My little girl has come down with Chicken Pox and is a bit sad. She'd like a Sweet Mayhem minidoll. She doesn't want her with the helmet, just the lovely shiny hair.
Has anyone got #853875 Sweet Mayhem Pod or is anyone going to a store today and would you be willing to send to us at cost, please, my guess is approx £11 delivered?
We are obviously housebound so any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks.

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,552
    It should be on [email protected] now, have you tried there? Hope she gets well soon!
    Mr_Cross
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    I'm possibly in London next week and was planning a trip to Leicester Sq. If they have them I'll pick one up for you.
    LobotMr_Crosskiki180703
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
    edited February 16
    Out of stock online unfortunately. Thanks chaps, @Speedman29 if no-one else comes through, that would be really cool, cheers!
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    If you have Amazon prime you could get her 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi  which has Sweet Mayhem with helmet or hair option and will cost almost same as you’d have had to pay postage. Plus it’s got more play value!
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FNS6P77/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_ZKcACbPTNEV9E
    Mr_Cross
  • eddieweddiew South JerseyMember Posts: 68
    DeMontes said:
    If you have Amazon prime you could get her 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi  which has Sweet Mayhem with helmet or hair option and will cost almost same as you’d have had to pay postage. Plus it’s got more play value!
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FNS6P77/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_ZKcACbPTNEV9E
    This is what I was going to suggest. I have two of the pods which I purchased in store, but, alas, I am in the US. Pardon my ignorance, but do kids not receive a chicken pox vaccine there?
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
    Thanks @DeMontes - good suggestion.
    @eddiew - It's not available on the NHS and you have to get referred by your GP if you want to do it privately... which is not always straight forward.
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    not on the NHS, you can pay for the vaccine and vaccinate your child but it is considered an 'acceptable' childhood disease that is mild in kids but more worrisome in adults (both chicken px and shingles) which might be an issue if they rolled out UK-wide vaccination.
    andhedrdavewatford
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 339
    eddiew said:
    Pardon my ignorance, but do kids not receive a chicken pox vaccine there?
    Is that even a thing in the US? Vaccinating for Chicken Pox? When I was a kid, parents were encouraged to expose thier children to it, as the body then naturally establishes antibodies (helping to prevent contracting Shingles later in life). 
    SumoLegogmonkey76Onebricktoomany
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    Mr Cross, I reviewed 70824 Introducing Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi for New Elementary and its a nice little set so I would go for it!
    Mr_Cross
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    klinton said:
    eddiew said:
    Pardon my ignorance, but do kids not receive a chicken pox vaccine there?
    Is that even a thing in the US? Vaccinating for Chicken Pox? When I was a kid, parents were encouraged to expose thier children to it, as the body then naturally establishes antibodies (helping to prevent contracting Shingles later in life). 
    The US and Canada both vaccinate.
    klintonSumoLegokiki180703
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
    @DeMontes, just got one off ebay for £14.45 all in! Thanks.

    Thanks everyone :-)
    DeMontesToc13gmonkey76snowhitieBaby_YodaOnebricktoomany
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 294
    In the UK its not unheard of for parents to let their kids play with other kids who have chicken pox in the hope, as mentioned by @klinton , that they will then have chicken pox themselves and develop their own antibodies to it.
    klintonSumoLegoOnebricktoomany
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 339
    DeMontes said:
    The US and Canada both vaccinate.
    Yeah, I Googled it just after I posted that. I don't have kids, so it was just something I hadn't heard of until just today. It was just not a thing fourty years ago. Parents used to actively try to expose their kids to it, hahaha. 
    SumoLegoandheOnebricktoomany
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,499
    klinton said:
    Parents used to actively try to expose their kids to it, hahaha. 
    Prior to 1995, getting a mild case of chicken pox was essentially a vaccine against a more serious case later in life.  Since 1995, the vaccine serves that purpose without the necessity of getting a mild case.
    LittleLorimak0137CathyVTBaby_YodaOnebricktoomany
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,016
    Letting children play is more cost-effective than rolling out a vaccination program
    Both my older two had a mild case last year. One one week, one the following
    Onebricktoomany
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    @Mr_Cross In case you're still looking for Mayhem'a Pod, it is now back in stock online.
    Mr_CrossOnebricktoomany
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
    Thanks for the heads up @stlux.
  • CathyVTCathyVT VermontMember Posts: 76
    Toc13 said:
    Letting children play is more cost-effective than rolling out a vaccination program
    Both my older two had a mild case last year. One one week, one the following
    I wouldn't recommend letting them get chicken pox (too late for you, now). If someone has chicken pox, they might get shingles later in life. If they don't get chicken pox (because they were vaccinated), then they won't ever get chicken pox. I've had many people say shingles was the most painful experience ever. There's a vaccine here for shingles - two, actually, but one vaccine is only 50% effective, and the other (which is more effective), there's a shortage of. And they won't give it to people under 50, even though I know many people who got shingles before 50 (including my husband and several friends). And the pain can linger for life - some people have residual pain forever. Plus, some people have scars from chicken pox - could even scar a kid's face. So... yeah... I'd vaccinate for chicken pox...  (I'm aiming this mostly at US folks, since it's covered by insurance - I know it's a different story if it isn't)
    thenosSumoLegoBaby_Yodabluedragonmak0137kiki180703Onebricktoomany
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 339
    CathyVT said:
    I wouldn't recommend letting them get chicken pox (too late for you, now). If someone has chicken pox, they might get shingles later in life. If they don't get chicken pox (because they were vaccinated), then they won't ever get chicken pox. I've had many people say shingles was the most painful experience ever. There's a vaccine here for shingles - two, actually, but one vaccine is only 50% effective, and the other (which is more effective), there's a shortage of. And they won't give it to people under 50, even though I know many people who got shingles before 50 (including my husband and several friends). And the pain can linger for life - some people have residual pain forever. Plus, some people have scars from chicken pox - could even scar a kid's face. So... yeah... I'd vaccinate for chicken pox...  (I'm aiming this mostly at US folks, since it's covered by insurance - I know it's a different story if it isn't)
    Wait... what now? You are aware of what a vaccination is, right? They introduce a weakened version of the virus into your system so that your body creates antibodies to fight it off in the future. Encountering the catalyst virus naturally produces the same result. 

    The only difference is that by vaccinating against it, your child can avoid the discomfort of the outbreak itself. The likelihood of developing Shingles later in life is no higher or lower based on how you encountered the virus (via vaccine or naturally). You don't magically develope stronger antibodies via vaccination, hahaha. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,499
    Imagine that an actual vaccine is more effective than a pre-vaccine practice that was partially effective against an immediate and more dangerous risk, but left a distant, but less frequent longer term lower risk.

    Huh.  Get the damn vaccine so my great grandkids don't need to hear me complaining about a polio outbreak in 45 years.
    Muftak1Baby_YodaM_BossdavetheoxygenmanMr_Crossmak0137kiki180703
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 339
    thenos said:

    So... Read up. What you're introducing in the vaccine is a weak version that doesn't give varicella zoster the room it needs to be shingles later. 

    But I think we're getting off topic. 
    Well, once again I stand corrected. I've been reading up after your comment, and it appears you were both correct. Thank you for the information. :) 
    SumoLegogmonkey76Baby_YodathenosMr_Crossmak0137LittleLorikiki180703
  • CathyVTCathyVT VermontMember Posts: 76
    It is confusing, no worries, klinton. It's ONE virus, that causes both chicken pox, and then later, if you had chicken pox, can re-awaken and cause shingles. But there's 2 (actually 3) different vaccines - one to prevent chicken pox (which will also prevent shingles, because if you don't get chicken pox, you won't get shingles), and then 2 different varieties of a shingles vaccine, which only people who DID get chicken pox need to get. One variety is older, and less effective, and then recently there's a new one that is much more effective, and there are shortages of this vaccine in the US right now.

    I wonder, in the UK, does the health system provide the shingles vaccine? If so, it's just silly to NOT provide the chicken pox vaccine, because you don't need both - they could give kids the chicken pox vaccine and then won't have to give the shingles vaccine to them decades later... 
    SumoLego
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 666
    Phew!  At least we haven't talked about the anti-vaxxer movement I've been seeing (on the interwebs) and hearing more of...*here come comments about how sniffing essential oils cures measles and how Luluroe is goinf to be the next Fortune 500 company in 3...2...1...*

    ;)
    Baby_Yoda
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    CathyVT said:
    I wonder, in the UK, does the health system provide the shingles vaccine? If so, it's just silly to NOT provide the chicken pox vaccine, because you don't need both - they could give kids the chicken pox vaccine and then won't have to give the shingles vaccine to them decades later... 
    No, neither is routinely given.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,318
    Coming soon to a CMF series - child with chicken pox! We could do with some poorly kids (and more injured adults) for City style hospitals.
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76Baby_Yodakiki180703
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 723
    Are those spots on that LEGO child's face freckles, or chicken pox? You decide!
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,181
    back on topic, @Mr_Cross I assumed you were sorted now. I was in Leicester Square yesterday and picked up the two TLM2 pods they had in for my daughter. Fun builds and she loved the super sparkly hair too.
    Mr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 908
    @Speedman29 yeah, thank you, I am sorted. In fact #70824 as recommended by @DeMontes arrived this morning. My little girl has really enjoyed playing with it, it was a fun build with enough to play with afterwards to keep at least two children pretty happy for a couple of hours!
    Thanks again to all!
    stluxSumoLegoomniumLittleLoriBaby_YodaDeMonteskiki180703msanders
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,499
    Mods, please close the thread.  @drdavewatford; @CapnRex101
    Mr_Crossgmonkey76
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