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2013 Brickset Raffle *ENTRY TO RAFFLE NOW CLOSED*



  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Ah hah! I see a mod has knighted the hairy fairy at last! Speech!
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Although sirbollockbags has a more truthful ring to it.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543

    Right... what did i miss?

  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    ^ @sirkevbags congrats, well deserved! We will be tagging your name through all the threads for years to come! Unless you retire lol
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526

    if you think the Oscars is bad you aint seen nothing yet!

    Sounds like part number 3626bpb368 will be in action. Which way around will the head be ...

  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Congrats SirKev and SirMark - deserved honours.
  • Reki_LobsheekReki_Lobsheek Member Posts: 0
    Pffff, this is when I truly miss a Forum like Bricklink's ... :(
    There is no clear oversight here, I feel like I have to read through ALL the posts (of which 95% are nonsencial - fun, but nonsencical) and have to fish for Kevbags posts to see who won what or more importantly if I would have won something (or do the winners get mailed personally?).

    @kevbags: please put up a CLEAR link to ONE SINGLE page with all the winners, preferrably on the Brickset home page and not on the Forum here, this is utter chaos and unworthy IMO of such a nice raffle
  • princedravenprincedraven Member Posts: 3,764
    @Reki_Lobsheek What an idiotic first post!
    Completely against the mentality of the Raffle.
    If that is your normal way of introducing yourself I doubt that many here would miss you if you go back to Bricklink....
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    edited May 2013
    @Reki_Lobsheek The list is coming and will be with Huw shortly as was always the intention :-)

    And winners are sent a personal email. A process I'm currently dealing with.
  • bogeymanukbogeymanuk Member Posts: 30
    Switch on the news and you'll see death, war, poverty, austerity, anger, all the most negative human traits laid bare. Contrast that with the generosity and kind-spirited nature shown by all in this thread, brought together by a love of a plastic brick.
    I think that things like this can serve as a reminder that, even if we ourselves are suffering hardship, simple acts of kindness can brighten the day for someone else. In that vein, when I find a good Lego bargain I will try to pick up a second when I can for donation, and will start donating to a local foodbank.
    Thanks to @sirkevbags and all the kind donators for the raffle and for inspiring me to try and do some good.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    @reki_lobsheek: the raffle is posted in the Community and Events category - therefore the Community were encouraged to participate in the Event, as it unfolded. And we had a lot of fun doing so. Sure, Sir Kev could've just drawn the winners by himself and then posted a list but then there wouldn't have been any member interaction at all. And I think that seeing as this raffle was driven by members' donations, with Sir Kev's organisation of course, we deserved to be involved.

    As for there being no full list published yet, give the guy a break, the raffle didn't finish til midnight here!
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Member Posts: 380
    @reki_lobsheek, also lest not forget that bricklink's forums are not so much forums as news feeds more reminiscent of usenet type 'forums' that are a nightmare to navigate.

    It was chaos trying to keep up with it live last night and I'm sure many lost sleep partaking in the fun that was had, or at least following the fun that was being had. @sirkevbags didn't have to do this but he did and it's a great thing that was done.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526

    Pffff, this is when I truly miss a Forum like Bricklink's ... :(
    There is no clear oversight here,

    So you think there is clear oversight in bricklink's forum?
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    @Reki_Lobsheek - DO NOT make me set @flump on you!!!
  • greekmickgreekmick Member Posts: 710
    Right, now what do we do in the evenings?? Suppose I will have to start talking to the wife again.

    It was surprising good fun to follow the thread and I couldn't help myself refreshing every few minutes to see what everyone had to say. Well done everyone and especially @sirkevbags who made the suspense drag out over two days. Genius!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    edited May 2013
    So all prize winners have been notified by email and I'm breaking for dinner. To avoid any confusion with international viewers I'm from northern England therefore I have my dinner at 12pm and tea at 5pm. Cups of tea whenever one is brought to me :-)

    Oh @princedraven I know where you are!
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Member Posts: 380
    ^ makes me think of that Harry Enfield tim nice but dim sketch where they talk about dinner, tea and supper with drinks - mastermind sketch or something like that.
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    edited May 2013

    To avoid any confusion with international viewers I'm from northern England therefore I have my dinner at 12pm and tea at 5pm. Cups of tea whenever one is brought to me :-)

    I think there's a 'cup of tea' waiting for you near the 'wheelie bin', sirkev
  • legoprodslegoprods Member Posts: 445
    If BL's forums were as half as fun as these are, I'd be participating there more often than here.

    Also, was it easy to keep up with threads like the one about fees or those humongous discussions? It's much harder on BL than here.

    You could always just look at these thread's top yellow comments and you'll get a pretty good resume ;-)
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor Member Posts: 1,258
    I enjoyed quietly watching this smorgasbord, doling out some "likes" here and there. Could not participate in real time because (despite my contrary protests to the wife) the garden simply refused to weed, plow, plant, and fertilize itself. A hearty thanks to the organizer(s) and the donors of money and Lego. It is wonderful to see the Interwebs used for something besides self-aggrandizement, inane squabbling, and advertisement. The prizewinners are certainly fortunate, but we all are simply by virtue of being (more or less) well, and I hope the gifts to hospitalized children will provide a much deserved reprieve from absolutely undeserved misfortune.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    edited May 2013
    @legoboy Come on down!

    Pleased to announce (with a rediculous delay it has to be said, pesky tickets!) that James will be distributing goodies in Wexham! Thankyou James.

    More announcements soon!
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @Reki_Lobsheek: As sirkevbags has already stated, winners will be or have been notified directly, and a complete list is forthcoming

    But there were other ways to extract the winners, or ascertain if you were a winner, short of reading the entire thread. Each announcement included a tag to the username which would send a notification here:
    Or you could have accessed kevbags posts by clicking his username and choosing to view his posts:

    So beyond the lack of a master list (which is forthcoming) you weren't going to see oversight in the form of moderating comments in this organic discussion that was great fun for the participants and for a such a tremendously good cause. I think at most I removed one of @polarbomber's gifs, but by and large even he got a pass because I understand he spent all day searching for them :P
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    If you are bored tonight without any raffle antics just imagine you're spending one of the £400 allocations. Allow for some discount so lets go with a let's pretend value of £600 rrp. What would your list be?
  • Dare_WreckDare_Wreck Member Posts: 23
    Wow, I scanned through the pages here last night and completely missed that I got the very last regular prize (the BR minifig)! Really wasn't expecting that and was surprised at seeing my name in Huw's news post just now. Very cool! I can only reiterate what others have said - very nice job putting this together (sir)kevbags! =)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    @Dare_Wreck Have you not had an email to the address supplied via paypal?
  • Dare_WreckDare_Wreck Member Posts: 23
    @sirkevbags - oh yes, sorry, I did in fact get your message about 7 or 8 hours ago. I just have a secondary email account linked to my paypal account, so I hadn't yet checked it today. I'm replying now. Thanks again!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    Our donation location tour is now taking a short flight to Stuttgart Germany where @Legopants will be putting his English charm and fine linguistic skills to good use to make sure the hospital recieves the sets they need. Thank you Paul!
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 889

    If you are bored tonight without any raffle antics just imagine you're spending one of the £400 allocations. Allow for some discount so lets go with a let's pretend value of £600 rrp. What would your list be?

    Stuff that is easliy buildable/playable in hospital beds I would say, that kids like. A collection of Hero Factory, and the smaller TMNT, Chima, Ninjago, and SW sets.

    15 of the $10-$13 HF sets
    12 Chima sets, a few 70000 and a variety of Speedorz
    9 TMNT sets - 3 each of 79100, 79101, 79102
    12 Ninjago - 3 each of 70500, 70501, 70502, 70503
    12 SW - 2 of 9496, 2 of 75003, 2 of 75002, 3 of 75001, 3 of 75000

    No sure whether bigger sets work well here or not, but I just focused on $25 and under sets to spread the wealth. :)
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    As I said earlier some of the easy build 4+ sets would be good eg Fun with Vehicles. They also have alternate builds online for these sets (although they're hard to locate!)
  • legoprodslegoprods Member Posts: 445
    Bring in the small creator houses and vehicles!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    edited May 2013
    @caperberry I do like that idea, they made my list when you suggested them before

    However its hadly a £600 rrp list now is it? This slack behaviour is not going to help your apprentice application...... ;-)
  • pantboypantboy Member Posts: 211
    I think in todays world of H&S including a couple of Duplo sets so the under 3's will have something to play with would be a good idea.
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    @bandit and the girls get? I'm with you on set size though, for hospitals that want sets to give individually to kids.
  • BanditBandit Member Posts: 889
    Jenni said:

    @bandit and the girls get? I'm with you on set size though, for hospitals that want sets to give individually to kids.

    Good point. I've only got boys, so have tunnel vision in that regard. I'd replace some of that with some Friends stuff. :)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    Would it not be best to ask each hospital (in fact Im sure thats happening) it seems some want little in-bed sets but I know some still have the play rooms with boxes of toys to play with - for which larger sets would be better perhaps. And as Jenni says, make sure to include the girls - Im sure they get just as many hospital admissions as boys.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    They are all being heavily involved and some have very specific ideas re themes and size
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Probably best to stay away from the hospital sets :-)
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    @bandit :) And I only have a girl. Who, by the way, has significant Ninjago and Star Wars collections but not nearly as large as Friends. I think the Creator tool shed would probably work too, and also some of the Bricks and More. We should also probably add Duplo for the little ones, there's always little ones.

    @cheshirecat I'd include the girls but not assign half the money to girl sets. I'm assuming that there are other toys available to the children, and sad though it may be LEGO just doesn't have quite the market share with girls as it does with boys. Though to date I haven't found a little girl who dislikes LEGO it doesn't mean that it is at the top their wish lists.

    It's more difficult than it sounds isn't it?
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    I know hospitals are definatly on mine. They have been requested as an empathy play thing, the minifig or duplo one can be said to be going through the same issue etc
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    ^ They'd probably need some extra minifigs added. A man with a banana doesn't quite cut it. Maybe PAB online for some short legs - or a mini BAM station so kids can make themselves in Lego.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    edited May 2013
    ^ You're a top man, Mark - we salute you !
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    @sirkevbags Awesome Job!!! Its heart warming to see people being generous with their time and money. I missed out on participating this time around, count me in for the next one.:-)

    If I might make a suggestion on the sets to be donated, Seattle Childrens has " small lego sets " listed as greatest needed items on their wish list. So how about sets around
    Bricks and more #6166 #5560 #10661, #10665 #10656 , #10662

    #6910, #6911, #31001, #31002, #31002, Friends series 1 & 2 polys.

    Oh yeah, don't forget to ask all those people who got the free Chima Speedorz during May 4th event to donate those.:-))

  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Ok add to the list custom minifigs for each hospital of St Martina and St Kevin of the Wheelie Bin. Or...

    Overall I am against including much in the way of licensed themes. I know kids like them and I'm being prejudiced but IT WEREN'T LIKE THAT IN MY DAY. And naughty kiddies will steal the figs :O) They're also poorer value for money usually and I vote lots of bang for our brick bucks.

    So Creator & non-licensed themes say I! And I doubt hospitals will appreciate Speedorz
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    ^ the kids ward in our local ban toy cars - matchbox style ones - outside of the playroom. I think they were getting in the corridor and being tripped / slipped on. I can imagine speedorz being worse.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    At last Sir Mark makes an appearance :-) Bravo! Just to point out while he said it was ok to reveal his secret identity he had no idea I was planning to do it last night. Well planning is a stretch, more crackpot scheme at 6pm last night.

    We wouldn't be here without you Mark. Thankyou
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    ^ and just disappointing if the kid who ends up with it can't get out of bed.
  • lluisgiblluisgib Member Posts: 225
    Congratulations to all the winners. It has been an exciting week
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