Help My Son!! Jerk Smashed his city

Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
hi all!!! So. Long story short: my son and I hand built his entire city. It even survived the the hurricane. Then we moved and some jerk decided to move our LEGO tables/set up without me knowing  and stopped to stuff his face with pizza and instead of going straight to our new house. While he was eating pizza he wasn’t paying attention and slammed on his breaks.  So the guy just joked about it and meanwhile 2k worth of my sons set up was smashed up on his seats and multiple years of my sons hard work gone. Anyway he can’t get back into it anymore. The kid is 5 he shouldn’t have to feel like this. So I want to buy someone’s prebuilt set up. I don’t care how big. Please guys help me out and get my once fanatic boy a huge suppise and help me get my special hobby (maybe) back with my son again. Please help or connect me with someone you know is getting rid of their rig. I promise it is going to a great loving home. 
FizyxLEGOFan2

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    Rebuild bigger and better!
    LEGOFan2Oubird
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,788
    Yeah, you now have the fun of building it again.
    LEGOFan2
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 205
    Agree with all of the above - even better is you will have inevitably had thoughts after you built the city of "I wish we did this differently" or "it would have been really cool to add this to that". Well now's your chance!
    The_StudLEGOFan2
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 269
    Maybe look at Craigslist; sometimes people post a collection of modulars which I guess would be mostly pre-built. 
    LEGOFan2
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 549
    Can someone explain what happened to me - I get moving, pizza and a 5 year old but I totally don't understand the story, was a 5 year old building LEGO whilst in a car with someone eating pizza on the way to a new house???
    Thanks
    BumblepantsSprinkleOtterpharmjodPyrobugLEGOFan2Jern92The_Stud
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    I'm curious as to how "some jerk" got ahold of a whole LEGO city, and got it in the back of their car...
    LEGOFan2Jern92The_Stud
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 546
    My brain has interpreted it as someone from the removal company loaded the Lego onto the van without letting the owner know, so wasn't made aware of how to load it correctly/the value of the Lego. Said removal person then had an accident during the journey due to lack of care whilst driving.
    pharmjodDeMontesCymbelineLEGOFan2The_Stud
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 549
    My brain has interpreted it as someone from the removal company loaded the Lego onto the van without letting the owner know, so wasn't made aware of how to load it correctly/the value of the Lego. Said removal person then had an accident during the journey due to lack of care whilst driving.
    Ah...on the plus side, LEGO is actually hard to break so it can all be rebuilt...especially if a 5 year old built it....think how much better it will be if he's six next time.
    pharmjodCymbelineLEGOFan2The_Stud
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 322
    Am I the only one who thinks there are several elements of this that don't make sense? Maybe I'm skeptical, but I think it strange that a city or any kind of layout of any size isn't packed for moving, or that any mover worth their cost would just arbitrarily throw stuff, Lego or otherwise, in their truck.  My layout's table is specifically built so that it can't be easily dismantled; before I built the table my wife didn't understand why I  needed to build a platform and didn't just set it up on folding table.  Its size and permanence are a safeguard against ever being told to take it down for whatever mundane reason or another.  [We don't need more stuff from Amazon choking the house]  Regardless, rest assured that if we ever move, everything of value, Lego and otherwise, is getting deliberately packed.  Not to mention, the above posters' queries about timelines and age are not without merit. 

    Maybe I'm totally off base here, though. 
    TkatthoyatablesThe_Stud
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    I had all the same questions. I'd think any decent mover would ask specifically about how to move the LEGO. Also, I don't think a five-year-old would want someone else's city; he'd want his.
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    Lot of missing details here as others have pointed out.  Does "some jerk" = moving company?  Since when do moving companies just put things on back seats?  Is it a friend you asked to help move?  If so, beggars can't be choosers.  And how do you not move that yourself? 

    And your 5 year old son has 2k worth of Lego just like my son does.  "Sure...they're my kids' Lego..."


    560HeliportpharmjodPyrobugThe_Stud
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