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#1 RoryoCox


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

Today we received the unfortunate news that Dan Jezek, the owner and founder of Bricklink has passed away. He has such a positive impact on all LEGO fans around the world and I am sure the LEGO online community would not have been the same without him. Go here to see the full article.

It is always sad to hear of another death of a prominent LEGO enthusiast and I hope the next time you use Bricklink you think a little thought of him.

Our condolences go out to the Jezek family.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:11 PM

R.I.P Dan

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:16 PM


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:23 PM

not a very big buyer/seller in bricklink. but feel shocked/sad about this. very nice site Bricklink is. RIP Dan

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:24 PM

View Posthappymark, on 27 October 2010 - 10:23 PM, said:

not a very big buyer/seller in bricklink. but feel shocked/sad about this. very nice site Bricklink is. RIP Dan
Even if not, the database is just immense, this sucks.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:44 PM

RIP Dan. He was so young too.  :sadnew:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:48 PM

View Postprateek, on 27 October 2010 - 10:44 PM, said:

RIP Dan. He was so young too.  :sadnew:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

Rest in peace.   :sad:



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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:04 PM

So young.  Does anyone know how he passed?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

Bricklink is such a wonderful site and a tremendous idea.  A visionary such as he will be missed.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

That really makes one go quiet.

R.I.P. Dan.

You really left the Lego community a wonderful legacy.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:14 PM

R.I.P. Dan.
His site is so great, he died young but achieved more than most.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:17 PM

How awful.  R.I.P Dan.  You were a genius who changed all our lives for the good.  Our thoughts are with you and your family.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:22 PM

his creation made my life happier

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:29 PM

Craziness! Condolences to his family.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:36 PM

Rest in Peace Dan. He made a great website which we love. :cry_sad:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:39 PM

Rest in Peace, Dan, one great AFOL.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:57 PM

Very sad news. He overcome many adversities and to just die so young.  :cry_sad:  But he will be remembered; his work has affected so many around the world.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:01 AM


My condolences to his family. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential AFOLs around. Gosh, first nnenn, now this....

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:39 AM

Despite never meeting him or even knowing his name until today, i feel deeply saddened. Not only was he just 33 but without this man the AFOL hobby would be very different. He achieved more in his 33 years than I could ever hope to achieve.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:09 AM

Terrible news. We can just be grateful to him for his massive contribution to our worldwide community in his all too short life. There is a memorial page on bricklink here.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:10 AM

RIP.  He came up with one of my favorite sites.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:48 AM

Wow. It's funny how your day can go from great to terrible. RIP Dan. :sad:  His insperational act of creating what he wanted to has really helped the LEGO community. Have fun in the Promised Land, Dan.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:01 AM

Rest in Peace Dan, knowing that your creation made the lives of thousands better.  :sadnew:
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:16 AM

This is truly a sad day for the AFOL community. I agree that Bricklink has been a very useful source of our beloved passion for all lego-lovers throughout the year. Dan has made a great service to all of us through Bricklink, and he will forever be remembered for this. Our condolences to the Jezek family. May you rest in peace Dan. Posted Image

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