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Man Steals $200,000 Worth Of Legos  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

So that's, what, three lego sets?

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/11/25/lego.theft.ap/index.html


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineLutenist From Canada, joined May 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Did he think he wouldn't get caught? What a blockhead!

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Being a self confessed Lego addict, i must note that i had nothing to do with it !!


....honest



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting Lutenist (Reply 1):
Did he think he wouldn't get caught? What a blockhead!

Bad, very bad pun  Smile

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Quoting Lutenist (Reply 1):
Did he think he wouldn't get caught? What a blockhead!

Where is the "boo / hiss" smiley when you need it !!  Wink



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
So that's, what, three lego sets?

Only two if it was the deluxe edition...  Big grin


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Funny! This story was on the Reno local news the other night. They showed the guy's house being raided. They said the raid was led by US postal inspectors and they would not say what crime the guy was suspeced of, or what the investigation was about. The reporters did say they saw boxes of Legos being removed. I've never seen such a secretive search and arrest - all over Legos.


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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1867 times:



The high security unit where Swanberg is being held.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Awesome posts in this thread!


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I had a police station when I was a kid as well. But it was more modern that that one. And it had a heliplatform  Smile

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

$200,000 worth of Legos, also known as the "Danish Crown Jewels."


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineLutenist From Canada, joined May 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 3):
Bad, very bad pun

UTA



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 4):
Where is the "boo / hiss" smiley when you need it !!

Talk about uptight. You guys need to Lego. Or, simply get the A-Net administrators to block me.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4621 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 9):
I had a police station when I was a kid as well. But it was more modern that that one. And it had a heliplatform

I had the airport, it was yellow for high visibility. I also had two planes - twinjets with a passenger capacity of about 2. No pilots.

Trent.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 12):
twinjets with a passenger capacity of about 2. No pilots.

Ah, the Airbus A390  Smile


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1756 times:

Actually Lego is pretty fun to play with still. There are so many things you can build with it. You just got to have a good imagination  Smile

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32571 posts, RR: 72
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

And to top it all off, this guy was a very active member of the large online LEGO builder/collector community. Most of the stuff he sold was resold over the internet on the website Bricklink, which is like eBay, just for LEGO bricks. So he was essentially selling half-stolen merchedise to a pretty tightly-knit community.

On a related topic, for "kids" like me that still like to buy some LEGO sets every now and then, LEGO has a new Airport collection for 2006...

Terminal:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1419018

Jet:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1419017

Airport Fire truck:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1419012

Mechanic:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1419019



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User currently offlineVS772LR From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Okay, who in the hell other than a 5 year old wants $200,000 worth of Legos? I don't mean to be harsh but when is he due at the mental asylum?  crazy 


So what if Virgin's motto is Four Engines for Long Haul!
User currently offlineNicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Heard on the news tonight at 11 it seems that guy stole more than $600,000 worth of Lego's not the previous $200,000 as the police thought.
Nick



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting VS772LR (Reply 16):
Okay, who in the hell other than a 5 year old wants $200,000 worth of Legos? I don't mean to be harsh but when is he due at the mental asylum?

I sure do if I had the space for it. Even if I'm 25 i still find it pretty funny to bulid stuff with Lego Bricks.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13005 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1714 times:

It is amazing how D-U-M-B crooks are. At least this guy had a twist to his theft scam. He, like most crooks, figured probably figured that he wouldn't get caught. This is a real problem with the rise of the internet, that stolen or bootleg merchandise being sold on e-Bay or specalized auction/resale sites.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Quoting VS772LR (Reply 16):
Okay, who in the hell other than a 5 year old wants $200,000 worth of Legos?

The obvious answer was in the post just above yours:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
Most of the stuff he sold was resold over the internet on the website Bricklink, which is like eBay, just for LEGO bricks. So he was essentially selling half-stolen merchedise to a pretty tightly-knit community.



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