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Right... what did i miss?
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
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....
And winners are sent a personal email. A process I'm currently dealing with.
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.
As for there being no full list published yet, give the guy a break, the raffle didn't finish til midnight here!
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.
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!
Oh @princedraven I know where you are!
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 ;-)
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!
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: http://www.bricksetforum.com/profile/notifications
Or you could have accessed kevbags posts by clicking his username and choosing to view his posts: http://www.bricksetforum.com/profile/comments/1531/sirkevbags
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
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. :)
However its hadly a £600 rrp list now is it? This slack behaviour is not going to help your apprentice application...... ;-)
@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?
At least the diet is out of the window now, as I don't need to fit in that size 12 dress.
Oh and win ( get given ) a sopwith camel.
Thanks to all for the wonderful comments, and PM's. On finding Mr Gold it seemed the right thing to do to put him forward as a prize, the grand total indicates that was the right thing to do.
Still not sure I should be knighted, but anyway.
Congratulations to all the winners. And thank you to all who contributed.
And many thanks to Sir Kevbags for organising.
As for LEGO to buy, what about the friends animal sets for the girls.
I think the SW planet sets have already been mentioned. They are great as you have a ready made storage box in the planet.
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.:-))
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
We wouldn't be here without you Mark. Thankyou