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do you think we have to be careful buying online in case some of the sets are sold?
In a month we've had two LEGO stories about kids one good and one bad
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.
I'd be down to send this kid a set, hopefully someone can find the address and other info...
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!
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.
"Madness? This.. is.. Grimsby!" (.co.uk)
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.
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...