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#1 eurotrash

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:08 AM

http://news.cnet.com...rginia-highway/

That's going to be one distraught 11 year old boy.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:34 AM

"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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:44 AM

What's a tote precious?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:55 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:04 AM

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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#6 LEGO Guy Bri

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:17 AM

View PostJargo, on 06 March 2013 - 03:44 AM, said:

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

"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)

View PostLegocrazy81, on 06 March 2013 - 06:24 AM, said:

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...

View PostHrw-Amen, on 06 March 2013 - 10:17 AM, said:

Same as Durango,
That's the vehicle model :wink:  http://en.wikipedia....i/Dodge_Durango

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

Poor kid. Poor LEGO! The "Hobbit" statement was funny though, haha.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Poor kid. Poor drivers. Dumb mom...
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:22 PM

View Postcortman, on 06 March 2013 - 06:43 PM, said:

Dumb mom...

View PostJargo, on 06 March 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

View PostFugazi, on 06 March 2013 - 09:22 PM, said:

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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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

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


View PostIm a brickmaster., on 06 March 2013 - 03:00 PM, said:

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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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

I think these they used this kind of Tote:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

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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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

View PostJargo, on 06 March 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

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


View Postlarge88, on 07 March 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

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, 07 March 2013 - 06:53 AM.

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