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Sad story, boy has Lego stolen

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Thieves-steal-3k-Lego-collection-Grimsby-home/story-17575031-detail/story.html

I sent an email to the site asking for a method to send the kid another set. If I get a response I can share if anyone else is interested.

Hope I posted this in the appropriate place.

Comments

  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Oh dear....
    do you think we have to be careful buying online in case some of the sets are sold?
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 937
    Wow, what kind of heartless person could do such a thing? Right around Christmas too.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Probably someone who needs money for drugs/alcohol and would sell anything.

    In a month we've had two LEGO stories about kids one good and one bad
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    I almost posted something similar to a much smaller extent. But basically a rotten kid in a neighborhood was stealing minifigs from another boy. I'm sure this happens often, terrible to say of course, but true.

    The parents let it happen too long, not wanting to confront the child. Then they ask me, "the Lego guy", about replacing the figs. I give them a cheap Bricklink estimate of $100, and they couldn't believe it.
  • wilburwilbur Member Posts: 49
    I feel like if we knew what this collection consisted of, between all of us it'd be pretty easy to replace it all... Give this kid a good Christmas... Also a bit charitable IMO....
  • flyernutflyernut Member Posts: 12
    I agree, I'm working on it...
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    Probably some darn reseller!

    Hah, kidding!

    I'd be down to send this kid a set, hopefully someone can find the address and other info...
    FollowsClosely
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    I would too.
  • DanGPDanGP UKMember Posts: 66
    Me too. If we move quickly we could get some to him for Christmas.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    Well, I'm in the states, so no xmas, but Lego is a 365-day thing.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,382
    I'm tagging @legonut80 as I believe that's the police department her husband works for, maybe he could help get stuff to the kid.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    I am in the US, but I can probably send something along to him.
  • flyernutflyernut Member Posts: 12
    I've also sent an email to his school, hopefully someone will get back to me tomorrow.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    I would send some sets out, but I've only got 4 sets in my collection, tons of figures though, might try and find a spare figure
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 937
    I would definitely send this kid a lego set even though I am in the US. If anyone gets any information, please pass it on to me.
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184
    I want to say that this is the same kid that was on Yahoo news a couple of weeks ago. Sad story! My son got one of his sets stolen while he had it outside. He did get it back a few days later from a Mom who knew her son didnt own that boat but I doubt this story is a kid stealing another kids Lego set.
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    y2josh said:

    I would send some sets out, but I've only got 4 sets in my collection, tons of figures though, might try and find a spare figure

    Really, though, wouldn't your time be better spent on just solving this case? We can probably even get @drdavewatford to be your sidekick.

    Didn't I tell you? It's hard to find a job these days with all these foreigners taking our jobs! My job was taken by columbo!
    XD
  • MaskieBoyMaskieBoy Member Posts: 25
    Wow that is really cruel. I don't think a child did this. Sounds more like a re-seller.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    MaskieBoy said:

    Wow that is really cruel. I don't think a child did this. Sounds more like a re-seller.

    From the article: Many of the models were already built and were taken without the boxes or instructions.

    I doubt it is a lego re-seller, rather just a nick anything, sell anything at a bootsale type reseller. A lego reseller would have taken the boxes and instructions.

    I also doubt it was targetted. How would someone know they had a huge stash of lego stored in a shed? More likely it is someone breaking into a random shed to nick whatever tools are there, find a stash of toys and they nick the lot to flog cheap at a bootsale.

  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,765
    edited December 2012
    Stealing a sick kid's lego? This is Blasphemy! This is Madness!

    "Madness? This.. is.. Grimsby!" (.co.uk)
  • flyernutflyernut Member Posts: 12
    I'm striking out here, emailed the newspaper and the kid's school with no response. Could someone who lives in the UK call his school and see if we can send a lego to his attention at the school? School name is Weelsby Academy. Thanks!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited December 2012
    NOT SUCH A SAD STORY, BOY HAS FOUND LEGO:-

    Having just called the newsroom to investigate how we could get in touch with his parents, it appears following the publication of news article, the whole lot of LEGO was returned in a black bin liner or similar and left outside his residence - the theives took it back!

    They also said that they had been inundated with offers of replacements with sets arriving at the newspaper office out of the blue. Brandon's parents have donated the new sets they received to the hospice where he is being treated.

    An update for the story will appear on the paper's front page tomorrow.
    LostInTranslationricho
  • flyernutflyernut Member Posts: 12
    That's awesome man, I'm glad he has hits Lego back. Great of the parents to donate the replacements as well.
  • flyernutflyernut Member Posts: 12
    Just rec'd a reply from my email to the newspaper:

    Thanks so much for your email.
    It’s really kind of you to offer, but Brandon has been inundated with Lego – including from Lego themselves and as a result of the story, the thieves obviously had a change of heart and returned all the Lego they stole!
    Thanks for the thought though

    Even Lego stepped up, great company...
    LostInTranslation
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184
    Great to hear!! Sad that someone would steal the Lego in the first place but I'm glad he got his sets back.
  • thelegoguy421thelegoguy421 Banned Posts: 64
    I am so glad the boy got his Legos back. It is terrible what some people do. This discussion also shows how caring and generous people can be.
  • MaskieBoyMaskieBoy Member Posts: 25
    I'm glad the thief or thieves did the right thing. I hope they learned their lesson.
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