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Please Keep an eye out for Stolen Helm's Deep MOC

StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
edited March 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics
Hi everyone, I am asking for information, My van was stolen from a car park in Manchester. Main car park at the andale centre. Inside was my complete Helm's deep mock(i was taking it to be photographed). I have spent months and alot of cash building this model. If any lego fan's get offered or given a helm's deep mock/model. Please could you contact me at [email protected] The set can be ident'ed be the montain's helm's deep is built into are black 2x4 1x2 3x1 bricks, the deep is made from two of the helm's deep sets, 4 of the wall/army packs, There a 8 cross bows, 60 urki(from sun promo). Plus the clown mini figure(from collecter series) is on the walls with 30 rohan troops, with Elrond figure(from LOTR video game) 30 light tan bushes, 10 green bushes. 16 grey base plates, glued together on a wooden base. Any information would really help. I can't offer much of a reward, but i would be happy to take person to lego shop for a mini shopping spree, on return, information lending to the return of my mock.

Regards Stomping

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  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ Not really in your area, but will keep an eye open.
    Really hope you get it back though, sounds like a lot of time, effort and love went into the creation :-(
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    Thankyou, anywhere in cheshire, lanc's etc. Its is my first moc, i'm really proud of it, 42 yrs old an i'm gutted. Thanks again.
  • coachiecoachie South WalesMember Posts: 476
    edited March 2013
    Sorry to hear that mate. I'll keep an eye on ebay, but you should look around some local boot sales.
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    coachie said:

    Sorry to hear that mate. I'll keep an eye on ebay, but you should look around some local boot sales.

    Thanks my GF is on that, but i live 25 miles out of Manchester, I live in Northwich, in Cheshire, just out side of the city. If they don't know what they have, e-bay between 100-250 opening bid. easy money as they say. Thanks Stomping

  • SiESiE Member Posts: 237
    There is a lot of cctv round there. I am surprised they havent picked the thief up. Might be worth checking out some of the bigger car boots.
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    SiE said:

    There is a lot of cctv round there. I am surprised they havent picked the thief up. Might be worth checking out some of the bigger car boots.

    You would be amazed how many blind spots there are. Not being a car thief myself, i wasn't aware how their cam's work. ak the police, when they show you nothing on the CCTV an you have to prove you still have your your ticket. Sorry, not ment for you. Still feel very angyer.

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    That is shit! I am really sorry to hear this mate. I can't really offer anymore advice than has already been given but will keep my eyes open for you and have a scout around online. That is shit! I'm angry for you. :-(
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,025
    edited March 2013
    This is devastating. I really hope you find your Helm's Deep. On the positive side I was following two stories recently where LEGO sets were stolen but because the person posted on all possible venues (both online and offline) they were found.

    Make sure you also post on Facebook, Google+, Bricklink, your local news channel, local paper, flyers around the neighborhood. Someone should have seen your van. The more people are aware of it, the more eyes can look out for you. Please keep us updated. I'm far away from you, but wishing you the best!...(c:
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Really sorry to hear this mate, its really sad. Very very far away from you but I really wish and hope you get the your Van along with your MOC back with you soon.
  • JezzatheshedJezzatheshed Member Posts: 153
    The baseplate is going to be easy to spot (even for a cop) at a carboot being glued, trouble is you will have to be up early to see it as most lego is sold in the first ten minutes of any start up time, lets just hope the police can find the van and then the scally that nicked it.
    I will certainly keep a lookout for it round my way.
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    Hi every one. Here's a update for you. The have found my van. Burnt out. There were bits of Lego outside but 99% of it was distroyed. Police think it was kids/teenagers. My insurecance wont cover the contents as it was over a 1000 pounds. But i would like to thank every for there messages. Its nice to know there are kind people out in the commuity. Don't think I'll be building another moc for some time. I'll stick to the sets. Thanks again.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,685
    edited March 2013
    I am so so sorry. :o(
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,197
    I can imagine that this is very distressing news.

    I know it is no consolation, but this could have happened if it was sets or MOCs. If you enjoy doing it, then don't give up MOC'ing. Don't let the little sods take away your hobby. I reckon it is better for the mind in the long run too. Setting yourself a challenge and solving the problems encountered on the way is better than copying someone else's building instructions.

    Yellowcastle
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    CCC said:

    I can imagine that this is very distressing news.

    I know it is no consolation, but this could have happened if it was sets or MOCs. If you enjoy doing it, then don't give up MOC'ing. Don't let the little sods take away your hobby. I reckon it is better for the mind in the long run too. Setting yourself a challenge and solving the problems encountered on the way is better than copying someone else's building instructions.

    I agree. But alot of time went into this. Also alot of cash. I haven't lost my love of lego by any means. I just don't want to tackel another big project at this time. I have always found building Lego a great stress reliver. So no dout i will find something that fires up my imagination again. Its just a shame only a hand full of people got to see it. I was really proud of what I achieved on this build. My GF has bought me two 10223 sets for some thing to do. So i just need to find out how to combine them. Thanks again to everyone for thier comments.

  • dfurndfurn Member Posts: 189
    Was this in the Arndale multi story car park or another? The Arndale multi always seemed secure to me. I'm surprised there's no CCTV I would have thought all car parks had coverage of entrances and exits to catch people tailgating. Very sorry to hear of all these events.
  • bricknationbricknation Member Posts: 663
    ^ good point. How did they get out of there unnoticed without paying and without the parking ticket?
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    edited March 2013
    I'm sorry to hear that.
    So what you gonna do now?
    rocao - removed violent text
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59

    ^ good point. How did they get out of there unnoticed without paying and without the parking ticket?

    you gess is a good as mine. Yes it was from the multi in the ardale, lift brings you out right next to eaterarys and lego store. Are you the same bricknation who has the e-bay store?

    StompingFreak

  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,233
    I'm incredibly sorry to hear this @stompingFreak. Some people these days, are just the worst, and find sport in the sickest of things. It's just awful some people would think it "fun" to destroy something that someone obviously put hours of dedication and hard work into.

    Reading your above post though... the only thing that would make this entire story sadder is if this destroyed your obvious passion for MOCing. I do hope that you can attempt to move on from this, and eventually even have a go at another MOC.

    It may be hard to first pick up the pieces and begin re-building, but once you do you may find yourself re-invigorated and re-energized to making something even bigger and better :-)

    I admire your composure, and please let me know if there is anything I can do.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Gutted for you @StompingFreak, can only imagine how you feel :-(
    Can't believe that people do this sort of thing for fun, what kind of upbringing do these kids have that they have no respect for others belongings??
  • StompingFreakStompingFreak United KingdomMember Posts: 59
    Hey folks. As this is now over. Can we close this thread. I really am greatful for everyone's kindness. I will build again. I need time and money to start again. If anything could intrested me, it will be the new castle(castle/kingdoms) sets. I love the old ones. These new sets look amazing. If a admin could please close end this, I have set two 10223 sets to put together. Thanks again to everyone on here.
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