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Today I've been at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. They were really thankful about the donation. They were also happy because they recognized the quality of LEGO and how useful are the LEGO bricks helping kids with lacks.
They are going to use all the sets in the playroom of the Hospital, or in special rooms when kids are not allowed to play in common areas.
The polybags will be given to kids who suffer because of some medical test.
Instead of post some pictures, check this link. My wife has done a small video of the donation.
Thanks to Kevin, Huw and all the others who make this wonderful donation possible.
City Police Station #7498 1
City Garbage Truck #4432 1
City Museum Break In #60008 1
City Flatbed Truck #60017 1
City Fire Emergency #60003 1
City Helicopter Rescue #4429 1
Bricks Basic Bricks #4630 2
Bricks Fun With Vehicles #4635 2
Bricks Deluxe Brick Box #5508 2
Bricks Large Pink Box #5560 2
Bricks Doors And Windows #6117 2
Bricks Wheels #6118 2
Games Creationary #3844 2
Creator Seaside House #7346 2
Creator Small Cottage #31009 2
Creator Log Cabin #5766 2
Baseplate Green #626 5
Baseplate Blue #620 5
That is a full list of the sets Lluis handed over along with 200 polys!
They have just sent me some pictures to share with everyone.
"Thank you so much for your involvement in donating Lego to Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital. The Lego was a HUGE hit! It was fantastic seeing the smiles on the faces of not only the children themselves but also their parents. I have attached photos of some of the children that received the Lego.
Also, we would love to put a post on our Facebook page in recognition of yourself and the Brickset Forum if that’s ok?
Just wanted to say another huge thank you to @SirKevbags as without him and his organisation none of this would have happened. Also thanks to everyone who bought tickets, it really did make a difference to the sick kids.
City Satellite Launch Pad #3366 2
City Garbage Truck #4432 2
City Fire Truck #60002 2
City Flatbed Truck #60017 2
City Dirt Bike #4433 2
City Helicopter Rescue #4429 1
Duplo Build And Play #4629 1
Bricks Basic Bricks #4630 1
Bricks Large Pink Box #5560 1
Bricks Bricks Deluxe #6177 2
Bricks Creative Bucket #10662 1
Friends Stephanies Outdoor Bakery #3930 3
Friends Hedgehog Hideaway #41020 4
Friends Poodles Little Palace #41021 3
Creator Fierce Flyer #31004 2
Creator Super Soarer #6912 2
Creator Blue Roadster #6913 2
Creator Construction Hauler #31005 3
Creator Highway Speedster #31006 3
Creator Small Cottage #31009 3
Creator Mini Speeder #31000 3
Creator Mini Skyflyer #31001 2
Creator Mini Fire Truck #6911 2
Technic Hovercraft #42002 2
Technic Off Road Racer #42010 2
Technic Race Car #42011 2
Baseplate Green #626 2
Baseplate Blue #620 2
Brick Separator #630 2
A full list of the handover by @Basta .Fantastic selection.
Full list of items:
Star Wars A-Wing #75003 x1
Star Wars Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter #9498 x2
Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper #9488 x4
Star Wars TIE Interceptor and Death Star #9676 x2
City Patrol Car #4436 x4
City Police Minifig Collection #7279 x4
City Excavator Transporter #4203 x4
City Fire Plane #4209 x1
City Fire Helicopter #4900 x1
Creator Power Mech #31007 x6
Creator Blue Roadster #6913 x7
Hero Factory XT-4 #6229 x2
Hero Factory Voltix #6283 x1
Monster Fighters Swamp Creature #9461 x1
Monster Fighters The Mummy #9462 x3
Monster Fighters The Werewolf #9463 x1
Galaxy Squad Swarm Interceptor #70701 x2
LEGO Batman Visual Dictionary #DKBATMANVD x1
LEGO Minifig Encyclopedia #5002506 x1
LEGO Notebook #850686 x1
Duplo Grow Caterpillar #6758 x1
Friends Bunny's Hutch #41022 x2
Friends Poodle's Little Palace #41021 x2
Friends Hedgehog's Hideaway #41020 x2
Friends Stephanie's Outdoor Bakery #3930 x2
Friends Mia's Magic Tricks #41001 x2
Chima Ring of Fire #70100 x1
Chima Target Practice #70101 x1
Chima CHI Waterfall #70102 x1
Chima Boulder Bowling #70103 x1
Chima Jungle Gates #70104 x1
Chima Nest Dive #70105 x1
Chima CHI Battles #70113 x23
Total MSRP of these sets: $1507.12
Big thanks go out to many Brickset members for contributing a good number of those CHI Battles sets, which were given out for free in every order by [email protected] in the U.S. Also a big thanks to @graphite, who was able to pick up many of those Creator sets at 50% off at Target and worked to get them to me via Brickworld, so as to avoid any shipping fees.
The hospital has indicated they will attempt to take some photos and post on social media. I'll keep you updated as I know more.
Hopefully the ones she took with the hospital camera turned out better. Supposedly they'll be posting on their social media outlets:
Anyway, they went with my original photo with all the sets. Here's the Facebook post FWIW (dunno if I'm posting this link correctly or not; I gave up on Facebook a couple of years ago):
#4636 Police Building Set x 37
#4637 Safari Building Set x 37
#4630 Basic Bricks x 2
#853195 Calendar x 3
#850581 Friends Calendar x 4
#40080 Friends Pencil Holder x 3
#628 Doors And Windows x 1
#620 Blue Baseplate x 3
Big thanks to Warren for driving them over and Claire for being so patient.
Great job everybody.
@bmwlego We left the hospital this morning with my friend/translator full of plans for organizing our church to collect Christmas presents to donate. The "Brickset effect" is moving outside the AFOL community :).
I love the international flavour to this handover. Sent from an Brit to an Aussie to be delivered in France. Great work Jenni!
kinda makes me want another raffle though :D
And for those that say you can't ship an old lawnmower box with 19kg of LEGO inside internationally, well those people are quitters ;-)
I want to thank you Kevin and brickset for your trust and organisation. It was a great experience, and I am very proud of being part of it.
It feels good to help those children, I have met a few and it can not be easy every day i must say. I was not able to take pictures of them for privacy reason, but the staff at Astrid lindgren's hospital was very thanksfull, and I am sure those Lego will lighten up their days!
When I arrived this morning to deliver the lego, my contact was not there as she was taking care of a child with her parents, but I said I am here to deliver the lego, and all the staff seemed to know that the "legoman" was coming ;)
and for the lawnmower box...the man at the post office said: why did you buy a lawnmower, you do not have a garden! LOL
I can't wait for the next event to raise funds for the newly inaugurated Fairy Bricks :-)
As with Eric's visit, most staff knew to expect the LEGOman and had told some of the kids to expect something special that morning too. The buzz in the ward was phenomenal and the staff and kids could not have been more appreciative.
I was completely humbled by what I witnessed and felt so proud to have been part of what us all and the Hairy Fairy did for them. I sense our efforts are going to make a big difference in the ward.
Well done folks. Thank you.
The vast majority of their requests were for Duplo so thats what was supplied. Christian is on the left handing over the sets to Dr Dördelmann. Thanks for helping out Christian!
I should also mention thaa little something arrived in the post this morning. Well done everyone involved.
If you recall, half the donation amount went towards sets purchased by @norm103 , who answered my public call to procure sets at the 50% off Target clearance sales, since nothing was available in my area.
The other half of the donation I used to "purchase" sets from my inventory at my cost, which varied between 50-90% off.
Like others, I had contacted the hospital beforehand and spoke to various staff who helped me identify characteristics of sets that worked best for them given the environment and programs in place. Some large sets would go into the community playroom, and smaller sets would be given to children that couldn't interact with the general population. LEGO games, brick buckets and Hero Factory foil bags were pointed out as being particularly useful due to the packaging doubling as storage containers.
Eight of the ubiquitous 70113 CHI Battles that LBR were giving away free made their way into the donation, of course, including one forwarded on to me by @n8er who won the Sopwith in the raffle.
I'm pleased to say that the final retail value of the sets was an amazing $1818!
The sets were as follows:
3180 Tank Truck
3841 Minotaurus x 4
3843 Ramses Pyramid x 4
3847 Magma Monster x 4
4202 Mining Truck
4203 Excavator Transporter x 2
4625 Pink Brick Box x 4
5538 Duplo Creative Bucket x 4
5658 Pizza Planet Truck x 2
5659 Great Train Chase x 2
5749 Creative Building Kit x 4
6138 My First Fire Station
6758 Grow Caterpillar Grow x 2
6858 Catwoman Cycle x 2
6865 Captain America x 5
6913 Blue Roadster x 4
7789 Lotso's Dump Truck x 2
9467 Ghost Train x 4
10558 A Fairy Tale x 2
31007 Power Mech x 4
79004 Barrel Escape x 4
70113 Chi Battles x 8
The hospital didn't allow photos with the kids due to patient privacy and general health concerns, so here are photos of the haul and my children and I in the lobby playing the role of santa claus and elves.
Anyone remember the name of the bloke @Jenni beat up when he dared to question why money isn't donated? If I remember correctly I passed over $600 which became $1818. I think that's pretty conclusive that us doing the shopping works :-)