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(Daily Mail)   Boy with Asperger's saves up money for two years to buy his dream Lego set only to find out it's no longer made. He and his therapist write a letter to Lego and they C) find him a copy and get it to him for his birthday. So damn dusty in here   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 143
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2012-12-01 07:58:48 PM  
Great now we're going to hear of 1000 Bronies doing the same thing with their out of print desired playset.
 
2012-12-01 08:07:07 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Great now we're going to hear of 1000 Bronies doing the same thing with their out of print desired playset.


The Lullaby Nursery is real to me, darnit!
 
2012-12-01 08:17:25 PM  
Please stop with the stupid "dusty" thing. It was only cute the first 800 times.
 
2012-12-01 08:21:55 PM  
Two things:

The parents are pricks. They made him save up for TWO FARKING YEARS? Have a heart and go 50/50 on in with the kid for fark's sake. Maybe 6 months to a year at the outside. Not two years.

Secondly, this was from a story linked on the side. She's 46.

i.dailymail.co.uk 

Holy shiat, what a goddess.
 
2012-12-01 08:23:06 PM  
Dear sirs,

My name is derpyhoovesBrony and I am 32 year old.
I have been playing with many My Little Pony sets
and products since I was about 27 years old. I have
Pony playsets, Plush, Pedophile Lure sets and more.
I participate in a Brony Meetup to get tips on luring
7 year olds into my mom's basement. (I haven't been
diagnosed with pedophilia yet) I love rubbing my little
pony merchandise against my genitals at home (I play
with them every day).

A couple of years ago, I saw the PRINCESS LUNA MINKY
SOCKS PLUSH (Hasbro #37436) and fell in love with it. I
wanted it right away, but my mom told me that I had to pay
for my part of the cable bill instead. For two years I kept
all the money I got from unemployment and SNAP money
(I claim a fake child for tax purposes). I also get money
for letting doctors experiment on me. At last, a couple of months
ago I had my $40 and was ready to buy the Plush My Little
Pony of my dreams!
 
2012-12-01 08:27:13 PM  
I was going to make a snarky comment about the kid, but yeah, the parents need to raise his allowance. Less than $1 a week? shiat I know times are hard for some people but damn. You can't expect him to learn how to save money if you don't give him any.


//I bet they are Teabaggers
 
2012-12-01 08:36:13 PM  
To love
 
2012-12-01 08:38:17 PM  

revrendjim: Please stop with the stupid "dusty" thing. It was only cute the first 800 times.


Agreed. Especially when the story is hardly dusty inducing. It's a nice story, but not crying-big-crocodile tears story. Not every 'hey, someone was nice to another human being!' story is a sob one.

AdolfOliverPanties: Two things:

The parents are pricks. They made him save up for TWO FARKING YEARS? Have a heart and go 50/50 on in with the kid for fark's sake. Maybe 6 months to a year at the outside. Not two years.

Secondly, this was from a story linked on the side. She's 46.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x612] 

Holy shiat, what a goddess.


Not to studman or anything, but not really? She's average, isn't fat, and has giant tits. Her face is..not that great. The tits look like they're being trussed up with some major industrial engineering too. Not every woman with giant tits is the new Christina Hendricks.
 
2012-12-01 08:38:27 PM  

cretinbob: I was going to make a snarky comment about the kid, but yeah, the parents need to raise his allowance. Less than $1 a week? shiat I know times are hard for some people but damn. You can't expect him to learn how to save money if you don't give him any.


//I bet they are Teabaggers


Pretty much my sentiments exactly. Two years to save up $100? I mean, good on the kid for deciding to do it and sticking to it, that's admirable tenacity right there, but damn.

/that IS a pretty sweet train set, and I'm not even into trains
//wish they'd re-release the Cafe Corner and Green Grocer modular building sets
 
2012-12-01 08:39:31 PM  
Aspergers is no excuse for comic sans.
 
2012-12-01 08:40:12 PM  
So much dust in here.
Do I have the flu, because my eyes are watering.
Must be a lot of pollen in the air.
Are my allergies acting up again?
Is someone cutting onions?
futuramadog.jpg
I think I have glaucoma, my eyes are hurting from these tears.
Subby owes me a keyboard.
 
2012-12-01 08:42:18 PM  
FTA: "...I commend your willpower and patience..."

You would think a company that makes toys that are insanely popular with quirky children would understand how monomaniacal they can be.

/now I need to apply for a job with Lego.
 
2012-12-01 08:43:15 PM  
Or he could have waited two weeks and said "3D printer, LEGO set" to the wall unit. The bonanza is just around the corner, according the Fark PhDs in mech eng and materials science.
 
2012-12-01 08:43:38 PM  

revrendjim: Please stop with the stupid "dusty" thing. It was only cute the first 800 times.


What's going on, I'm not cutting an onion over here!
 
2012-12-01 08:47:10 PM  
Its no longer made what?
 
2012-12-01 08:48:23 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Two things:

The parents are pricks. They made him save up for TWO FARKING YEARS? Have a heart and go 50/50 on in with the kid for fark's sake. Maybe 6 months to a year at the outside. Not two years.

Secondly, this was from a story linked on the side. She's 46.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x612] 

Holy shiat, what a goddess.


Maybe it's the angle but her face kinda reminds me of trollface. like trollface if it had its mouth closed.
 
2012-12-01 08:48:35 PM  
It does look like a cool set.
 
2012-12-01 08:50:27 PM  
cretinbob


I was going to make a snarky comment about the kid, but yeah, the parents need to raise his allowance. Less than $1 a week? shiat I know times are hard for some people but damn.
Typical leaching libtard. "Just hand out more money and all problems will be solved."

diaf.
 
2012-12-01 08:50:56 PM  
An Asperger's kid wants a Lego train set? How unexpected.
 
2012-12-01 08:51:23 PM  
So they've never heard of ebay? Oh. They did. But they hate capitalism.
 
2012-12-01 08:51:28 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Dear sirs,

My name is derpyhoovesBrony and I am 32 year old.
I have been playing with many My Little Pony sets
and products since I was about 27 years old. I have
Pony playsets, Plush, Pedophile Lure sets and more.
I participate in a Brony Meetup to get tips on luring
7 year olds into my mom's basement. (I haven't been
diagnosed with pedophilia yet) I love rubbing my little
pony merchandise against my genitals at home (I play
with them every day).

A couple of years ago, I saw the PRINCESS LUNA MINKY
SOCKS PLUSH (Hasbro #37436) and fell in love with it. I
wanted it right away, but my mom told me that I had to pay
for my part of the cable bill instead. For two years I kept
all the money I got from unemployment and SNAP money
(I claim a fake child for tax purposes). I also get money
for letting doctors experiment on me. At last, a couple of months
ago I had my $40 and was ready to buy the Plush My Little
Pony of my dreams!


COPY PASTA!
 
2012-12-01 08:52:33 PM  

cretinbob: I was going to make a snarky comment about the kid, but yeah, the parents need to raise his allowance. Less than $1 a week? shiat I know times are hard for some people but damn. You can't expect him to learn how to save money if you don't give him any.


//I bet they are Teabaggers


you sound like an asshole. How many asperger kids did you raise?
 
2012-12-01 08:54:00 PM  
I hope the research project that only partially met his 100$ goal was done by real researchers and not some deviants with a video camera.
 
2012-12-01 08:54:04 PM  
Well, that was pretty cool. Good on ya, LEGO.

Yay! LEGOs! Best. Toy. Evar.

Well, maybe lawn darts, but...A CLOSE SECOND! (and really first)
 
2012-12-01 08:54:37 PM  
Hey. That does look like a neat set.

I wonder if there are any on ebay.

Yep. Here's one. $175 starting bid. Seems a bit steep, but this seller j.groccia, is just over in Massachusetts so shipping should be relatively short.
 
2012-12-01 08:55:14 PM  
Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.
 
2012-12-01 08:59:07 PM  
What's the deal with retards... er... "gifted" children and trains??? WTF???
 
2012-12-01 08:59:29 PM  
My childhood LEGOs remain sealed in a beer box: fitting.
 
2012-12-01 08:59:47 PM  
As an Aspie who loved Lego when I was a kid, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-12-01 08:59:54 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.


Parts list
 
2012-12-01 09:00:32 PM  
I loved my giant Lego set I got a long long time ago. It was just bags of different bricks. I made all sorts of things with them.

A few years later the specialized sets started to come out, with the weird shaped pieces and hinges and other doo-dads. But I really just needed that big pile of regular Legos for building.
 
2012-12-01 09:01:22 PM  
It's a nice story and all, but wouldn't this have been easier? http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=emerald+night+lego&_sacat=0&_odkw= emerald+night+lego&_lncat=0&_osacat=0&_from=R40
 
2012-12-01 09:03:10 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Or he could have waited two weeks and said "3D printer, LEGO set" to the wall unit. The bonanza is just around the corner, according the Fark PhDs in mech eng and materials science.


You really are just an angry, unrepentant dick, aren't you.
 
2012-12-01 09:03:44 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.


Can't modify it? What in the hell do you mean "can't modify it"?
 
2012-12-01 09:04:17 PM  
Wow, that's a biatchin' train set.

They don't sell the good Legos in America anymore. Now they're all "modular construction for easy build" crap, because apparently kids are too dumb to build a real Lego in 2012.

It's nice to see Europe still gets the good stuff, at least.
 
2012-12-01 09:05:16 PM  

HortusMatris: Its no longer made what?


The Asperger's saves up money is no longer made. I guess.
 
2012-12-01 09:05:39 PM  

BobDeluxe: God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.

Can't modify it? What in the hell do you mean "can't modify it"?


Once you put a Lego set together, you can't take it apart and arrange it in different configurations. Everyone knows that.
 
2012-12-01 09:06:33 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.


Yeah, I don't understand this at all. My kids could build a kick ass space ship with the bricks in this set.
 
2012-12-01 09:07:35 PM  

cretinbob: I was going to make a snarky comment about the kid, but yeah, the parents need to raise his allowance. Less than $1 a week? shiat I know times are hard for some people but damn. You can't expect him to learn how to save money if you don't give him any.


//I bet they are Teabaggers


Raise his allowance, why? And it sure looks like he learned how to save money just fine.

Stupid farkin libtards.
 
2012-12-01 09:10:20 PM  

WhippingBoy: BobDeluxe: God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.

Can't modify it? What in the hell do you mean "can't modify it"?

Once you put a Lego set together, you can't take it apart and arrange it in different configurations. Everyone knows that.


Oh.

So that massive box of Legos that I passed down to the boy that is now 3 massive boxes is wrong? I have no idea how many Lego sets are in those boxes.....
 
2012-12-01 09:12:13 PM  

Giltric:
Parts list


That's good to see. I've seen some really crappy LEGO "sets" these days.
Damn, lego "feathers" look like flames. I would have used the hell out of those. The LEGO people could have been on fire escaping a train wreck.
 
2012-12-01 09:12:33 PM  
Real autistic kids play with those razor sharp erector set pieces.
 
2012-12-01 09:14:30 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: As an Aspie who loved Lego when I was a kid, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


I enjoyed the texture of a mouthful of LEGO bricks.
 
2012-12-01 09:14:34 PM  
I wonder if it's just coincidence that I fnished reading the Aaron Tucker mysteries only yesterday.
 
2012-12-01 09:21:37 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net 

Was it this guy?
 
2012-12-01 09:22:06 PM  
Fark, subby, THIS makes you cry?

Grow up.
 
2012-12-01 09:22:52 PM  
 
2012-12-01 09:38:07 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Oh, and as for the article: This shows how much LEGO has changed.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x425]

Look at that crap. How much of that is actually assembled by the kid? There's probably a base model that's 90% of the thing itself, and there's nothing you can do creatively with it.
There's puzzles for that thing, even 3D puzzles. LEGOs should be stimulating young minds about turning concepts into designs.
This is a train. It will always be a train. You can't modify it, because then it wouldn't be a train.


dude, look at the picture YOU LINKED
it says there are 1,085 parts in the kit. if there are 1,085 parts and they only make up 10% of the set, then you still have a f*cking awesome set!
 
2012-12-01 09:39:46 PM  
If it's such a serious disease, why don't they call it meningitis?
 
2012-12-01 09:40:12 PM  

kroonermanblack: Not to studman or anything, but not really? She's average, isn't fat, and has giant tits. Her face is..not that great. The tits look like they're being trussed up with some major industrial engineering too. Not every woman with giant tits is the new Christina Hendricks.


The new Christina Hendricks? That pale ginger whale wishes she could look as good as Salma Hayek. Hayek has been causing spontaneous boners since before Hendricks even guested on an episode of Firefly.
 
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