Skip to comments.Boy writes letter to LEGO after losing minifigure, gets awesome response
Posted on 01/09/2013 7:52:58 AM PST by Altariel
Seven-year-old Luka Apps spent his Christmas money on the LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider set. A sound investment, if you ask us. But the thing about LEGOs -- those small pieces are easy to lose. They don't call 'em minifigures for nothing.
Against his father's recommendation, young Luka took his newly procured Jay ZX shopping. And then, wouldn't you know it, the figure went missing, never to be seen again.
Luka, not one to admit defeat, decided to write a letter to the good people at LEGO seeking a replacement.
(Excerpt) Read more at games.yahoo.com ...
Disgusting way to use an “antique”.
You, sir, need to just STFU!
“I just wish I had money for every one of those darn things I have stepped on with bare feet,”
When I sold my house my kids had been long gone.
When they pulled out the refrigerator there were a couple of legos under it.
It made me grin——and feel a little sad.
That’s what I’m talking about. Why debate when it’s so much more fun to namecall? I miss good old snowball fights.
Lego’s CEO is now dealing with the consequences of putting quality, inventiveness, and customer attention FIRST.
He’s also dealing with the consequences of not outsourcing an iota of the products sold outsicde China, to China.
The company is almost too successful for words right now, and everybody - from townspeople who want to get into the factory to top PR, marketing and international executives - wants to work for them.
Time to brush off those how-to debate books and bone up on some badly needed skills. LOL
They are only expensive if you don't compare them to other "similar" small pieces of plastic. There are several companies that make Lego-like bricks, but the fit of these knock-offs is pathetic. The tolerances of the manufacturing processes that the Lego Group uses is tighter than just about any other industrial process you'll see, and they quite literally will last for decades. I have Lego that I had as a child, that my girls used when they were growing up. They still work fine now 30 years later. About the only problem I've had with older bricks is that the clear ones turn yellow with age. It's a common failing amongst plastics, and I'm not really going to yell at Lego about it. If everything were made as well as Lego, the world would be a different place.
If you strip away the hook of the cute little boy and his “precious”letter what you have is an adult who is training his child. Did the adult use this incident to “train” him that there are consequences to disobedience or did he “train” him that your first recourse is to ask some company to make it right? BTW you guys do realize that a 7 yr old would never be capable of writing that letter. So in essence we are discussing the adult(dad)who dictated to the kid what to write.
You wanna see Lego’s maxed out, check this. http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2012seniorsolutions
I mentor a high school FIRST Robotics Team. Many of the kids start out with Lego Leagues and do some amazing things. There are something like 9000 teams worldwide.
I love seeing the stuff my son comes up with. Every month, when his Lego magazine arrives, he wears it out reading it. He ‘inherited’ a huge box of Legos over the summer. They were left in my brother’s old closet at our parents’ house and he told me to give them to my son. You would have thought I had given him gold, as excited as he was. Those Legos are over 20 years old, but they are as good today as they were when my brother was a kid.
My younger daughter (8 years old) loves the Lego Friends sets. For Christmas, we bought her a big set (700 pieces) that builds a house, complete with all sorts of accessories and figures. She built it in less than a day over Christmas break. She absolutely adores it.
You’re welcome. ;o)
I put a $10 Lego Star Wars set in my 23-year-old son’s stocking this year. It made his Christmas, and his reaction made mine.
Agreed. They also assist in a career choice. When I first encountered Expert Builder sets in the late 70s I knew that complex mechanical engineering was probably not for me.
That’s because so few use diapers. In Obamaphone land they slap a tiny pair of Nike gym shorts on the little ones and wait for the first of the month check to replace them when they are soiled.
When you get names like 1rudeboy and BipolarBob interacting, don't expect white gloves at high tea. ;)
Something similar happened to me some years ago...
I was speaking with a Fluke representative, and in passing he asked me if I had any complaints with Fluke’s meters. My only complaint was that some evil-doer stole my tool box, and my Fluke 87 along with it!
A week later there was a box for me at work from Fluke, with a brand new Fluke 87 VOM!
Any time I need meters or recommend them, the one I always go with is Fluke!
When I was the kid’s age I was writing to beer companies asking for beer bottle labels.
I’d include a stamped return envelope and 3 or 4 weeks later it would arrive stuffed with beer labels.
That kid did not write that letter.
I live by two mottos:
No Guts, No Glory
It Never Hurts To Ask
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