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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.
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)
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.
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.
This most certainly does not belong in that catagory!
Without doubt a body blow but we can and will recover. That has already started and despite the theft the planned #BuildToGive campaign will be a massive success.
Thanks everyone for the messages of support through various media channels today, it really does make a difference.
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?
We made a decision last week that we needed a vehicle with a greater capacity due to the upcoming Christmas campaign and with an eye to next year with donations and events. At various times throughout this year we have had to hire bigger vehicles because of the amount of stuff we are moving and after crunching the numbers it just made more financial sense to own a bigger one. So on Friday, Vanessa will be joining the Fairy Bricks team.
We have decided against a dedicated fundraising page. Perception can be a funny thing we were uncomfortable that we could be seen as taking advantage if the situation. Now many people wouldn't think that way, but the post on Facebook and the one I would have made here was to make our supporters (who are mainly LEGO fans) aware that a large volume of these sets could be hitting the market and to be vigilant.
Our regular donation page remains there for anyone that would like to make a contribution :-)
Thanks for the update, Kev.
As an aside I just read this http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5090809/Thieves-rob-toy-store-900-worth-Star-Wars-Lego.html
A worrying development, but let's hope not a pattern for the future.
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?
I'll get my coat ...
...But I was happy to read that the new conveyance isn't going to a VW Vanagon!
Now put down those stones.....
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).
Carry on! Don't let one aggressively ignorant criminal discourage your good work.
So if you want TLG to give sets to Fairy Bricks: get building!
On a serious note terrible to hear and definitely worth keeping an eye out for the sets being sold on.