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Have you guys ever had people go and destroy some of your sets? If so, what sets were they?

ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
I certainly have had people destroy my sets. Now I have a room for my Legos. :D I don't want my niece and my nephew going and destroying all of my sets :P At one point, when I was younger and I had left out #4181, #4183, and #4193 and my mom had some friends over and they had a 4 year old and a 6 year old. Sufficed to say, those sets got destroyed really quickly.  

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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,496
    None destroyed as such, but when my son is playing with a set, he never leaves it completely intact. But he does tell me what he's lost so I know what I'm hunting for before the lounge gets vacuumed!
    madforLEGOstluxethanjwallkiki180703
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,688
    I destroy my own. Break them down and mix them up. That's if I even build the official model in the first place.
    ethanjwallkiki180703The_Mad_Vulcan
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    I managed to destroy my Tower Bridge a few months ago when I tried to move it.  Finally got round to putting it back together again last night.
  • alexwilalexwil UKMember Posts: 361
    Never had anything destroyed. Had a few CMF's stolen though. 

    Got all my cmfs up on 1 wall of my man cave/Lego room, we had some friends over and my daughter was showing their daughters the Lego room. Later that day when I went in I noticed straight away that there were some gaps. 

    Since then people are always escorted by an adult when they see the Lego room!! 
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Not destroyed just altered by kids.  And as above its was fun seeing how they figured certain things needed to be.  It was also fun trying to put it all together again.  It was a puzzle.  
    SumoLegostluxsnowhitie
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 464
    Briking said:
    I managed to destroy my Tower Bridge a few months ago when I tried to move it.  Finally got round to putting it back together again last night.
    That's funny. I foolishly thought that I could pick up the entire Tower Bridge from an elevated shelf, as soon as it was removed from said shelf I basically imploded it, dropped what was left which promptly exploded when it hit the floor.

    I turned the entire room into a crime scene which no one could enter and found every single piece. 
    stluxBillyBricks84josekalel
  • FurrysaurusFurrysaurus Hiding in the kitchen.Member Posts: 156
    I had done a commissioned MOC for a Christmas festival at a local high end hotel.  they had a drunken party come through and wipe it out, finding various portions of it scattered throughout the building.   my wife and i got a call to see if we could repair the bits they couldn't get back together, arriving on-site to see they had used superglue to hold things down.    it was... interesting.    
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited October 2016
    Plenty, smashed by my "beloved" ex.

    My nearly 3 year old boy loves to play with all the vehicles and can't always repair them when bits fall off. He does come a nd tell me though and knows to not take it outside or eat it.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I went home to visit my parents a couple years ago and found that my nephew had disassembled and then lost some parts to #1682 Space Shuttle.

    A couple months ago, we had some friends over for dinner and my friend's husband picked up #21028 New York City Skyline and broke off part of one of the towers, but he was really apologetic and no pieces were lost.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,053
    If people have photos of their destroyed sets they really should be included with future posts, makes for great viewing!
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    @Brew on purpose? Need to know more... 
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    Brew said:

    William Shatner did this to my UCS AT-AT...

    I see your William Shatner and raise you a Harrison Ford:

    bookmumTheMaker37gmonkey76BombTecThe_Mad_Vulcan
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    Hey fellow UK based AFOLS, remember that Blue Peter presenter who broke the giant lego statue live on TV. It's probably out there on you tube somewhere but I can't remember which presenter it was. It was on the late 80s I think. 
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 616
    I was moving my Death Star II model from one room to another when I dropped it.  Luckily it fell on carpeting rather than hard tile, but still the resulting explosion was a good simulation of the proton torpedo up the reactor's gut.  When I moved a year or so later I was still finding pieces of that thing hidden around that storage room...

    Nowadays the kids understand very well that they are not to touch Daddy's Lego without his express permission...but they also have plenty of their own to play with too!
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    bookmum said:
    Hey fellow UK based AFOLS, remember that Blue Peter presenter who broke the giant lego statue live on TV. It's probably out there on you tube somewhere but I can't remember which presenter it was. It was on the late 80s I think. 
    1:40.... Curry you wally.


    <3 Caron Keating <3
    catwranglerbookmumGothamConstructionCo
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,496
    This, every time someone comes through the lounge door wearing a dressing gown:

    stluxLostInTranslationalexwilcatwrangler
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    bookmum said:
    @Brew on purpose? Need to know more... 
    He was at Comicon here in Albuquerque and needed 'the' curtain hanging directly behind my AT-AT so he would be hidden until it was time for him to pop out at the right time. Anyone who has built it knows that it is easy to knock over which is what happened when they retrieved the magical curtain for him. 
    stlux
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    @AllBrick thank you. I knew it would be out there somewhere. I don't remember Blue Peter being that funny. (It's still going and is very good though). 
    AllBrick
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 981
    Personally accidentally killed an Imperial Flagship and a UCS Yoda. The kids have killed both of these plus too many more to recall. House record (well my old house) was when the ex wife attempted a tricky and complicated docking manoeuvre with the UCS blockade runner and my head from about 6 metres across the room - surprisingly swooshable...
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  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    I've had more sets destroyed by my cat as opposed to people. Try waking up to chewed up pieces from the Jokerland set under my duvet; or even worse, pieces of treebeard from The Tower of Orthanc being found in various rooms around the house... (I still haven't found all of the pieces) :'(
    Legoboybookmumcatwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,700
    I haven't had a person destroy a set but how about a dog?  Jake the Dog did this....





    stluxbookmumcatwrangler
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    ^I imagine it makes a nice chew toy.  On second thought isn't it a bit sharp?  Well it gets the owners attention anyways!
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    My oldest son is very particular about keeping sets together. He'all move pieces around, but always puts them back. Fascinating to watch really. So no destroying there. But...

    ...minifigs are a different story. Poor things don't stand a chance. Whenever I show him a new one he immediately wants to take them apart. Sometimes it's to trade parts with other minifigs, but more often than not it's to dismember them and leave their parts tossed on the floor. It's quite the crime scene. 

    Those of you that know me, know I collect Iron Man minifigs. Tony Stark has suffered every brutal death you can imagine at the hands of my son...multiple times. 
    bookmumstluxLegogramcatwranglerSprinkleOtterjosekalel
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    My daughter is obsessed with taking apart minifigs too. Sort of drives me nuts. I'm not sure why but I do seem to spend a lot of time having to count all the heads/hairs/hats/bodies /legs and there is always some missing. Found a hair piece in the bottom of a shopping bag today. What was it doing there. Grrr. 
    YodaliciousLostInTranslationcatwranglerToc13
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ I find Batarangs everywhere in my house. EVERYWHERE. 
    stluxcatwranglerSumoLegoSprinkleOtterGothamConstructionCo
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    This isn't lego related as such but daughter is right now playing with her sylvanian families - first thing she does - take all the clothes off! I remember my niece aged about 5 proudly showing me her giant box of Barbies "why are they all naked?" I had to ask. Kids eh! 
    Yodaliciouscatwrangler
  • Scott1Scott1 United StatesMember Posts: 48
    I accidentally destroyed a 7675 AT-TE once by dropping it on the floor. Also my 77-year-old grandmother tripped on my 7662 MTT.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,748
    bookmum said:
    This isn't lego related as such but daughter is right now playing with her sylvanian families - first thing she does - take all the clothes off! I remember my niece aged about 5 proudly showing me her giant box of Barbies "why are they all naked?" I had to ask. Kids eh! 
    This might explain why so many charity shops have a box of naked Barbies!
    SprinkleOtterbookmumstluxLegogram
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,843
    ^ I find Batarangs everywhere in my house. EVERYWHERE. 
    I have similar issues with the tops of Friends ice cream cones.  I don't know where they come from, how they propagate, and how they manage to congregate in the same places...
    catwranglerSprinkleOtterYodalicious
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    @catwrangler the naked bratz dolls are worse....they don't even have feet. 
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,748
    Wait, so the feet are just detachable shoes/boots that go on individually?!
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,041
    My three year old helps build them, my one year old takes them apart & then just drops the pieces on either side of her before reaching for the next. She has been taught not to take any out of the room though so at least the bits are easier to find.
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    My little brother knocked over a large castle set from knights kingdom II. It was being "displayed" on a shelf in my room. made me really mad.
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    I just gotta say if anyone ever ruined my UCS Tumbler no one would be spared.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    @catwrangler yes! 
    catwrangler
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,496
    Wait, so the feet are just detachable shoes/boots that go on individually?!
    Yep. They have ankle pins that the boots snap into.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,226
    bookmum said:
    My daughter is obsessed with taking apart minifigs too. Sort of drives me nuts. I'm not sure why but I do seem to spend a lot of time having to count all the heads/hairs/hats/bodies /legs and there is always some missing. Found a hair piece in the bottom of a shopping bag today. What was it doing there. Grrr. 
    My niece has an obsession with removing the tops on anything, including stuffed toys.  So she always takes off a minifig's "hat" (even if the hat is really hair!).  She's done this since she was about 1, she's nearly 2.5 now.

    Said niece also thoroughly dismantled Wally from one of my display areas in the flat.  It's at her height though, so it was kinda silly of me to think it would escape notice.  I've since built her the Friend's Emma's house and put all the minifigs that I gave her in there (mostly the Lego movie ones; there are a lot of interesting hats in this series).  She is free to dismantle away.
    bookmumstluxtallblocktoo
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,185
    Just another Sunday morning... 
    catwranglerstarwars4everstluxToc13
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,245
    Both @xiahna & James have broken #76018 Hulk Lab Smash, then again I've broken it just trying to put it up after James finished playing with it one afternoon. Hulk Lab Smash seems to be a particularly fragile design.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 485
    Meant to be smashed!
    VorpalRyu
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,281
    I accidentaly dropped a 2015 quinjet yesterday from a 1m50 high shelf. broke very cleanly in 6 main pieces. the main body, tips of the wings, the portions of wings clipped on the front of each wings and the cockpit. and also a single slope came off.

    put it back in 30s, surprisingly sturdy.
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 89
    My 4 year old took his brand new spiderman helicopter to a friend's house the other day and the kid started smashing it against the walls.
    My son, who usually is the one dismantling my builds, was really annoyed, but I was almost freaking out. Ended up putting it away, but not before some real harm was done.
    I had never seen slopes' edges get rounded by "playwear". The little monster did more damage to those bricks in half an hour than you can find in my entire 30+ year old collection!
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