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Keep an eye out for high volume #40222 24-in-1 sales

sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,460
Just read on Facebook that Fairy Bricks' van was broken into and 2000 24-in-1 sets were stolen :(



  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,729
    Oh. Wow. That's terrible.
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    edited November 2017
    Gits! >:-(
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,825
    Yeah, just saw this too.  Absolutely horrendous and definitely targeted.  Scum.
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 560
    @SirKevbags, anything the forum members can do, maybe donations of sets to fairy bricks?
  • CalvCalv Central EnglandMember Posts: 904
    Thats terrible Kev.

    All that hard work and it gets stolen by some lowlife. Made a mess of your van door as well.

    Better check your local markets and Gumtree for dodgy Lego sellers.

  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 548
    I`m really sorry to hear that. That is a terrible happening.

    well, if I were the thief(s), I`d just open them up and sell them as bulk lego by the pound. They would be really stupid to sell them locally (on gumtree, craiglist, etc)
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    I'd apparently be on the lookout for the Hulk, as I can't imagine anyone else breaking into a vehicle in this manner.

    Seriously - how is this the best way to get into a van? Isn't it just a million times easier to break a window and unlock things? I'm assuming it was parked in some location where nobody could see this happening, as I can't imagine somebody watching this happen and not call police.
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    I'm so angry at the lowlife that has done this. I work with the police and I know that the best way to resolve this is to stay aware, report any suspicious activity through the correct channels (101 quoting 13170537540) and don't be a vigilante. The less chaff the police have to sort through the sooner they can get to the wheat and get the culprit into custody. Grr!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,362
    I am not a vindictive man, in fact those that have met me would say I was anything but nasty.

    But I really hope that somebody drops the scum sucking arseholes that did this on their heads from a great height. 

    To do this from anyone is low, to do it from a charity (and these low life's went prepared to rip the door off a van so they knew what they were doing) is scraping the effluent from the depths.

    I seriously hope that they get caught and Fairy Bricks gets the stuff back.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,577
    @bandit778 I feel the same, I'd never wish bad on anyone but in these special cases I hope they get the biggest slap of karma! 
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 421
    There are quite a few morally objectionable actions I can fathom, understand, rationalize, particularily for those living in absolute dire situations found in so many places around the world, and who need to ensure the survival of their families,

    This most certainly does not belong in that catagory!
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    Just plain wrong. I hope they're caught and punished to the full capacity of the law.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,572
    So gutted for Kev and all the Fairies :-(
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,454
    edited November 2017
    Whereabouts was this @sirKevbags? I assume Huddersfield. I’ll be keeping an eye and ear out. People know I collect Lego and have a fair few children. I might be approached...
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,504

    Absolutely gutted.  And astounded at the levels some people will sink to.
    Obviously we're all pretty good at helping when it comes to tracking down Lego sets for Fairybricks, but is there anything we can do to help with Roxanne The Van's repairs?

    Can you post a reminder link as to where people can donate to FB, or maybe set up a Justgiving (or similar) page for Roxie?
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,504
    Thanks for the update, Kev.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,075
     Beggars belief that. Really sorry that happened @kev. Don't let it dishearten you too much!
  • AndyPolAndyPol KentMember Posts: 387
    An appalling theft, and although I'm a realist, I still hope that the lowlifes responsible are caught, and with media coverage you can live in hope. I'm going to get my children building those Christmas decorations to help and I'll donate to the cause as well.

    As an aside I just read this

    A worrying development, but let's hope not a pattern for the future.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,075
    So question, I'm a bit of a noob in these social media things and not really on Facebook or Instagram.

    I've added 2 pictures of a decorative thing I've made (one was a MOC for the Secret Santa PM's reveal, but seeing as it was xmassy I'm assuming that's okay) to my flickr, made it public and added #buildtogive as a tag. Is that all I have to do to enter or do I need to subscribe to a group?
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 560
    I’m no expert and too old for Facebook but have seen the tag already on Flickr 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,075
    Cool thanks @brickedin!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,027
    The platform shouldn't matter @snowhitie so long as it's public you are all good
  • bbeck087bbeck087 USAMember Posts: 16
    This is absolutely awful, not sure why someone would sink that low. On another note, Fairy Bricks has the best van names out there: Roxanne (the van) and Vanessa!!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Very sorry to read of such a display of human depravity. Contribution has been made. 

    ...But I was happy to read that the new conveyance isn't  going to a VW Vanagon!

    Too soon?

    Now put down those stones.....
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 749
    edited November 2017
    Posted my #buildtogive on Facebook; hope that works too, @SirKevbags ?

    And to the persons who perpetrated this heinous crime: How and why?! Seriously, come on...  (wanted to write much more nasty a destiny for these people, but decided this is not the place).
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 767
    I despair at the depravity of these scums.  May they rot in hell!
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 749
    Something along those lines, indeed.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,526
    Mr_Cross said:
    CCC said:
    Maybe the next one should be called Van Damme,

    ...or Truck Norris.
    Get your coat ...
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,504
    Eddie Van Haulin' ?

  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 1,151
    Krieger's Van?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    Everything has to turn into 'Red 5, Standing By', now doesn't it?
    snowhitie said:
     Beggars belief that. Really sorry that happened @kev. Don't let it dishearten you too much!
    Carry on!  Don't let one aggressively ignorant criminal discourage your good work.
  • ScatterbugScatterbug WalesMember Posts: 109
    It would be a nice gesture for the Lego Group themselves to reach out.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,526
    ^ They are. That is what the #buildtogive programme is about.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,450
    Exactly. Those 2000 sets stolen are part of the 20000 sets TLG has commited to give Fairy Bricks as part of the #BuildToGive campaign. Details here.

    So if you want TLG to give sets to Fairy Bricks: get building!
  • ScatterbugScatterbug WalesMember Posts: 109
    Ah right. Thanks for clarifying.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 799
    edited November 2017
    Mr_Cross said:
    CCC said:
    Maybe the next one should be called Van Damme,

    ...or Truck Norris.
    Van Diesel? 

    On a serious note terrible to hear and definitely worth keeping an eye out for the sets being sold on.
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