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(Yahoo)   Seven-year-old boy writes letter to LEGO after losing his minifigure, gets awesome response   ( divider line
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30746 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2013 at 8:43 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-09 08:52:06 PM  
17 votes:
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2013-01-09 05:36:31 PM  
13 votes:
Does he still live on the second floor?
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-01-09 05:34:36 PM  
12 votes:
Dear Consumerist,
Please tell all of the interwebs to boycot Lego forever. My son just wrote their customer service department to kindly point out that there product wood be better if there peaces woodnt fall out of his pockets, and rather than fix it and give us moneys, they sent us some peaces we dint ask for.
The Average Consumerist Reader
2013-01-09 05:14:53 PM  
10 votes:
Another damn liberal, asking corporate America for a handout. Stupid crotch-crab should've spent his Christmas money on bootstraps, so he'd have something to pull himself up by.
2013-01-09 06:16:58 PM  
8 votes:
My name is Luka Apps and I am seven years old.

He lives on the second floor.  He lives upstairs from them.  Yes, I think they've seen him before.
2013-01-09 05:06:34 PM  
8 votes:
That's how you do customer service, PR, and marketing all at the same time.  Well done Lego.

Bank of America would have foreclosed on the family home in addition to charging $39.99 for the replacement figure.
2013-01-09 06:14:24 PM  
5 votes:
"My Daddy just took me to Sainsburys and told me to leave the people at home but I took them and I lost Jay ZX at the shop as it fell out of my coat."

I wonder if confession is always part of Apps' solution?
2013-01-09 08:52:37 PM  
3 votes:
I keep trying to get my son to write a letter to Mythbusters, but a) the little jerk hates writing and b) I'm afraid of what they might send back...
2013-01-09 08:51:54 PM  
3 votes:
I wonder if Molson would do the same for me
2013-01-09 06:19:16 PM  
3 votes:

Godscrack: Does he still live on the second floor?

Aw, damnit!  I didn't see your post.
2013-01-09 09:39:44 PM  
2 votes:
darth_badger: "Will they send my daughter a new LEGO astronaught because we got it stuck in a tree after a ride in a model rocket?"

2013-01-09 09:12:20 PM  
2 votes:

BlackMtnMan: Isn't spinjitsu some kind of kinky Japanese sex act?

If it isn't, it should be.
2013-01-10 01:12:43 PM  
1 vote:

Sin_City_Superhero: Another damn liberal, asking corporate America for a handout. Stupid crotch-crab should've spent his Christmas money on bootstraps, so he'd have something to pull himself up by.

LEGO is Danish.
2013-01-10 09:16:52 AM  
1 vote:

Thunderpipes: Legos are neat, but you pay 50-50 bucks for a tiny set that makes one specific thing.

No wonder you don't understand taxation.
2013-01-10 08:43:50 AM  
1 vote:

Jon iz teh kewl: traylor: [ image 690x506]

This shiat goes under the LEGO name???


you need a brick remover

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A brick remover?! Do today's children not have teeth?!
2013-01-09 11:08:11 PM  
1 vote:

Ebenator: Your move, Mega Bloks.

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2013-01-09 10:49:57 PM  
1 vote:

Ebenator: Your move, Mega Bloks.

That reminds me, I strayed from Lego for the only time ever a few days ago. I saw a Best-Lock Terminator set in Toys R Us and had to have it. The minifigures were all garbage except the awesome mini T-800s. I thought, "Well, they can't be any worse than Mega Bloks, can they? And those aren't that horrible." Well, I was wrong. Soooooo wrong. Those dreams of all those wonderfully assembled Aerial Hunter-Killers and Hunter-Killer Tanks roaming a building block wasteland with my little T-800s came crashing down when it took almost two hours to build the small Hunter-Killer Tank because the instructions were lousy and the pieces wouldn't stay together. In sorting through the pieces I noticed several that were mismolded, the decals aren't cut correctly, I had to trim the excess plastic off most of the pieces with an Exact-O Knife, it just went on and on. Thankfully the set was on sale for more than half off (making it seriously dirt cheap), so I don't feel horrible about it. I think I'm going to take an inventory of the parts, hit up the Pick-A-Brick section of the Lego site and reconstruct this thing with real building blocks.
2013-01-09 09:55:42 PM  
1 vote:

addy2: digitalrain: Some companies really go out of their way for kids. The year my youngest turned 10, he was
nuts about the THX trailers. He has Asperger's and tends to really hyper-focus on his interests.
At any rate, he really wanted a DVD of nothing but the THX trailers. Problem is, no such thing

I emailed the PR department at THX and explained the situation. A couple of days before my
son's birthday party, a box arrived from the good folks at THX. In it where 3 different DVDs of
the THX trailers, a birthday card with a handwritten note, and a squishy THX mechanic figure.

It made my son's birthday like you would not believe.

These days, and for some time now, his big interest is weather. He wants to be a meteorologist
like nobody's business. I emailed all of our local news stations to see if they allowed any kind of
tours of the studio. About a week later I get an email from the chief meteorologist from WESH 2
in Orlando wanting to know when we could get up there for a 6pm newscast.

So that Friday, my husband, my mom, my son and I drove out to the station. They brought us
into the studio to watch the news being broadcast. My son got to sit up in the computer nest
with the tech who controls the cameras and about halfway through the broadcast, he got to sit
up in the Weather Center (off camera, but still there) with the meteorologist.

All of that was cool enough, but he had the tech leave up all of the weather graphics and the
green screen and after the news cast was over, he let my son do a run through of the weekend
weather report and 7-day forecast.

It was the coolest thing. Even though my son is only 11, nobody talked down to him. He and the
meteorologist talked weather, what he needed to do in school to become a meteorologist, all of
the different jobs available in the field, etc...

Here is my little guy (pardon the fuzzy pics - we only had my husband's cell with us and the
camera on it is crap):

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Yep :) Me too. We were watching him do his run through, and he took to it like a duck to water. He was
rattling off the cities and temps and talking about a cold front coming in and there was going to be fog
the next morning, etc...

We thought he was doing an awesome job reading off the teleprompter. Then we noticed that the
meteorologist was staring at my son like he'd grown a second head. Turns out, there IS no teleprompter.
My son was winging the whole thing. He watches the weather reports everyday and has the format down
to a science. It was a total trip.
2013-01-09 09:46:52 PM  
1 vote:
To Lego

2013-01-09 09:30:23 PM  
1 vote:
CSB time...

My son managed to lose 2 out of 3 of the plastic cookies that came with his Count'n Crunch Cookie Monster. Knowing that the third one was on borrowed time, I emailed Playskool customer service to see if I could buy more. Within a day, I got a reply saying they were going to send us a replacement set for free. Ten business days later, got the package.

Completely agree that this kind of customer service goes a long way.

/just glad my son and I can now count to 3
2013-01-09 08:58:17 PM  
1 vote:
I have to praise the father for letting the kid take the toy with him

Dad: I don't think we should take your toy with us. It will be too easy to lose a piece. Why don't you take this toy instead? (picks up other toy)
Kid: but daaaaaad! I want to take THIS toy! I won't lose it, I promise
Dad: ok, fine.
*kid loses toy*
Kid: Daaaaaad, I can't find my toy!
Dad: Then I guess we learned a valuable lesson, didn't we?
2013-01-09 08:57:16 PM  
1 vote:

Sin_City_Superhero: Another damn liberal, asking corporate America for a handout. Stupid crotch-crab should've spent his Christmas money on bootstraps, so he'd have something to pull himself up by.

Typical Braves/Falcons fan derp.
2013-01-09 08:47:47 PM  
1 vote:
Will they send my daughter a new LEGO astronaught because we got it stuck in a tree after a ride in a model rocket?
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