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Lego spill temporarily closes Interstate 79!

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"I imagine what took so long was the crews having to locate the pieces for, and put together, the entire "Hobbit" Bag End kit." LOL.

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I just had to post one of the comments from the News stations page...

"I saw this happen. A giant lego man was driving a car made out of legos, lost control, hit the guardrail, and exploded into a thousand pieces. Investigators are trying to reconstruct the scene, and the car."

Bwa-haahahaha!

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Well, hopefully they're easily replaceable if he's missing anything. It'd be a shame if it was a set with rare pieces.

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That was about two hours from me. Poor kid, but it's not very often LEGO and West Virginia are together in the news :classic:

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Either she had that Durango packed with stuff or those were some big a$$ totes that she needed to strap them to the roof. 11 or 31...I'd be crying my eyes out if this happened to me. :grin:

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What's a tote precious?

It is a company in the UK that sells slippers and umbrellas, that sort of thing. Not sure what the meaning is in this context though? Same as Durango, I am sure they are not talking about a load of LEGO bricks falling out of some slippers strapped to the top of a Mexican State? But I have no idea what the meanings are in this particular case?

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"no doubt giving drivers traumatic flashbacks to the last time they stepped on a Lego brick in bare feet." :laugh:

All these poor little Lego pieces :cry_sad:

I saw something similar but at a smaller scale one morning when going to work: in the street a few dozen Lego parts, most already damaged by passing cars. I didn't try to salvage some, as it was rather dangerous to go on the road picking parts... (even if it was in a city street and not a highway like in that article)

11 or 31...I'd be crying my eyes out if this happened to me. :grin:

Ditto.

With a few luck, after that story is relayed everywhere, something will be organized to donate some Lego to the kid to replace the lost...

Same as Durango,

That's the vehicle model :wink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Durango

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Poor kid. Poor LEGO! The "Hobbit" statement was funny though, haha.

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Poor kid is scared for life! Im surprised that no crazy AFOL/TFOL's ran out into the street

and tried to save as many pieces as they could!

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Ok, after a bit of googling I discovered that a tote is a sort of bag. like this. Though quite often these bags are without a fastening. Which would seem to be the sort of bag in this case. So yeah, dumbest place to put it is on the roof of a car travelling at speed. I hope the kid makes his mother suffer for her stupidity. :devil:

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Dumb mom...

So yeah, dumbest place to put it is on the roof of a car travelling at speed. I hope the kid makes his mother suffer for her stupidity. :devil:

Without knowing exactly how and why the event happened, please avoid gratuitous statements about the people involved. Don't make me close this topic.

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Without knowing exactly how and why the event happened, please avoid gratuitous statements about the people involved. Don't make me close this topic.

's/dumb/not very intelligent, judging by the idea and the subsequent FB post.../'

But hey. Bad stuff happens. Not sure what I would have thought if I'd been driving down 79 right then. :)

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I feel sorry for the kid, hopefully he'll be able to replace anything damaged or lost.

Im surprised that no crazy AFOL/TFOL's ran out into the street

and tried to save as many pieces as they could!

LOL! I can just imagine dodging cars and scattering all over for the bricks! :laugh: :laugh:

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I think these they used this kind of Tote:

totes-large.jpg

Not handbags and slippers :wink:

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Man, I feel really bad for this kid. :( Hopefully he did get back most of his pieces; I applaud the people who commented saying they'd donate their own bins of Lego to the mom. Epitome of selflessness and caring right there.

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Ok, after a bit of googling I discovered that a tote is a sort of bag.

I think these they used this kind of Tote:

[plastic]

Not handbags and slippers

Yeah, I am in no doubt this is what she was referring to. I am sure no one would not stick a bag on top of their car, unless it absolutely crammed full. You can almost always find a spot for a bag to fit. Most likely a poor job anchoring it to the car or a strap failure... :classic:

Lesson of the day: (states the obvious) Don't put your LEGO on top of your car/SUV... Totally not worth it :tongue:

Edited by LEGO Guy Bri

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