The LEGO Group to replace stolen Fairy Bricks sets

The LEGO Group will replace sets intended for sick children that were stolen from the warehouse of Fairy Bricks.

Each year, thousands of LEGO sets are distributed to children who are in UK hospitals by Fairy Bricks on behalf of the LEGO Group. A few days ago, Fairy Bricks found a hole cut in the warehouse wall, then discovered that thousands of LEGO sets and the organisation’s branded van had been stolen. While the van has been recovered, the boxes have not, and the charity has shared images of the sets that were taken.

Thankfully, the LEGO Group has confirmed via social media that the sets will be replaced so sick children will still receive a care package: “We were devastated to hear this news and are doing everything we can to help @fairybricks in these difficult times. We will work to replace the sets as soon as possible”.

Fairy Bricks robbery tweet

Founder and Chief Fairy Kevin Gascoigne told the Guardian: “I came down and that was it really. I witnessed the devastation and saw what they’d taken. We’ve been in bits.”

It is not the first time that thieves have targeted the charity.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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