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(Lego)   The Little Prince is the last book submitter's wife read to her son who was dying of brain cancer two years ago and she'd be really pleased if this Lego set became reality. Please go vote for it and make it happen   (lego.cuusoo.com) divider line 31
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2014-03-26 01:56:34 PM
Call me old fashioned, but I distinctly remember the days when THE EXACT SAME Lego set could make a rocket ship, a sailboat, a race car, a house, a small village, and pretty much anything else you could imagine in square, blocky, pseudo-rounded terms.

The new Lego "Assemble shiat we already molded to look like something, and that will involve zero skill and imagination on part of the assembler" is a travesty.

/off my lawn
 
2014-03-26 01:57:58 PM
Oh and sorry to subby and his wife on the loss of your son..  Cancer sucks infinitely worse than anything imaginable, especially if it takes a child.
 
2014-03-26 02:32:04 PM
Lord, how ancient are you? 30 years ago when I was playing with Lego they were all pre-molded branding things. The fun was taking them apart and re-purposing them. Also if you look at the linked picture, the blocks used are pretty generic.

The Little Prince set looks cute. I hope it works out, subby.
 
2014-03-26 02:40:40 PM
I read that book to my kids and I'm going to now think of you and your family every time I read it to them from now on, submitter. My deepest sympathies, and I hope this happens for you.
 
2014-03-26 03:18:16 PM
Needs a mouton (sheep) mini-fig in a box.
 
2014-03-26 03:21:08 PM
Yeah, well, I remember when you had to mold your own damned Lego bricks.

Also.  Fark Cancer.
 
2014-03-26 03:37:48 PM
Condolences to you and your wife  sadmitter. I can't imagine how painful this is.
 
2014-03-26 04:06:51 PM
Awesome book.  This is kicking my ass.

I CAN'T STOP CRYING.

/goddammitsomuch
//deepest of the deep
 
2014-03-26 04:25:55 PM
Done. Sorry for your loss, nice tribute to the boy
 
2014-03-26 04:36:44 PM

markie_farkie: Call me old fashioned, but I distinctly remember the days when THE EXACT SAME Lego set could make a rocket ship, a sailboat, a race car, a house, a small village, and pretty much anything else you could imagine in square, blocky, pseudo-rounded terms.

The new Lego "Assemble shiat we already molded to look like something, and that will involve zero skill and imagination on part of the assembler" is a travesty.

/off my lawn


Sure they're based on licensed content now-a-days (what else were they going to do when their patents ran out and anyone could make bricks just like theirs?), but the core of the sets are still reusable blocks, they just have a higher density of flavor pieces and come from things you're familiar with from elsewhere instead of largely lego randomly created universes.

I don't begrudge this era of lego as long as the kids are reminded they can build whatever the heck they want often enough to realize that it's true.

/lego movie covered this pretty handily
 
2014-03-26 04:43:35 PM
Oh, and by the way  Submitter, I'd buy the crap out of a Le Petit Prince set to give to my wife for her desk at work.  You've got a vote from me.

/especially if it had a Mouton "Mini-Fig" as previously mentioned
 
2014-03-26 04:58:43 PM
Needs more Baobab trees.
 
2014-03-26 05:05:18 PM
barbaraensor.com

Needs an elephant minifig that fits inside a very satisfied snake
 
2014-03-26 05:18:00 PM
Got my support
 
2014-03-26 05:54:43 PM
 
2014-03-26 06:33:51 PM
I read that as "be really pissed" and got confused.
 
2014-03-26 08:03:56 PM
Fark cancer. Of course I signed up.
 
2014-03-26 08:12:19 PM
Signed up and supported. Condolences to your family.
/it's nice to do something other than argue about politics on Fark
 
2014-03-26 09:03:52 PM
Subby here

My wife promises a hug to everyone who votes.

She signed up for a Fark account but can't comment until later tonight.

She wanted to post this quote from the book: "And when sorrow is comforted (tie soothes all sorrow) you will be content that you have known me"

She thanks you for all the kindness
 
2014-03-26 10:18:47 PM

illuminaeti: She wanted to post this quote from the book: "And when sorrow is comforted (tie soothes all sorrow) you will be content that you have known me"


How in the fark did she manage to choke that line out, reading the last book she would ever read to her child who was dying of cancer?

Jesus. I can't even read it to myself, in my head, without completely breaking down.

fark cancer.
 
2014-03-26 10:19:47 PM

illuminaeti: My wife promises a hug to everyone who votes.


Oh, also...she hasn't met many farers, eh?
 
2014-03-27 12:46:30 AM
What an awesome choice for what would become his last book.

/voted
//need my hug
 
2014-03-27 03:40:47 AM

markie_farkie: Call me old fashioned, but I distinctly remember the days when THE EXACT SAME Lego set could make a rocket ship, a sailboat, a race car, a house, a small village, and pretty much anything else you could imagine in square, blocky, pseudo-rounded terms.

The new Lego "Assemble shiat we already molded to look like something, and that will involve zero skill and imagination on part of the assembler" is a travesty.

/off my lawn


Heh...from the link, you could probably use the Prince's asteroid for a belt-onion...
 
2014-03-27 06:26:14 AM
I voted.  Fark cancer.  I'm so sorry for your loss.
 
2014-03-27 06:48:56 AM
Subby's wife. I haven't met many farkers, but have "been around" long enough to know you all are really good people at heart.

Thank you all for taking the time to click through, (Two hugs if you "share" the link)

Radak, if we are ever in close proximity, you will get your hug. But for now... *hug*
 
2014-03-27 08:58:17 AM
You know, I really hate the fact that you can't vote for or support anything without tying it to your facebook, twitter or countless other accounts anymore. It keeps me from supporting. I don't want to have to login to countless social media accounts to vote. Let me just click a button and be done with it.

/sorry for your loss
 
2014-03-27 10:28:42 AM
You can use your secondary email account to do this. Husband doesn't have fb/twitter/whatever and did it successfully. I also did it without tying it to any other social site.
Thank you for the condolences.

/congrats to illum for his first and probably only greenlight. Means the world to me.
 
2014-03-27 11:03:37 AM
Voted...

As an employee of LEGO (I work part time in a store in Houston), We would sell the hell out of those sets... Adults and kids alike

Condolences to you and your family...

//Rant- If you think that LEGO is nothing more than prepackaged sets and no one has any imagination anymore, you are a right fool. The best things I have EVER seen are sets kids turned into something else entirely different than what Marvel, or Star Wars had intended. You are the one with no imagination if you can't see past some instructions and see the blocks for what they are, a gateway to pure awesomeness...

///Told kid I refused to buy a $150 set on Ebay for $700, so we printed out the instructions and he is going to create a Green Grocer and Corner Cafe "re-imagined"
 
2014-03-27 02:23:55 PM
Where's the P-38?

/pet peeve
 
2014-03-27 04:28:15 PM
No thanks. I hate the book and am pro cancer.
 
2014-03-27 04:33:40 PM

markie_farkie: Call me old fashioned, but I distinctly remember the days when THE EXACT SAME Lego set could make a rocket ship, a sailboat, a race car, a house, a small village, and pretty much anything else you could imagine in square, blocky, pseudo-rounded terms.

The new Lego "Assemble shiat we already molded to look like something, and that will involve zero skill and imagination on part of the assembler" is a travesty.

/off my lawn


Couldn't agree more.
 
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