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Postby Staff » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:09 pm

LEGO Santa Yoda


You may have seen the post I made in the forums last week about LEGOSantaYoda.com pledging to donate up to 1 million gifts to the US Marine Corps' Toys For Tots program. The catch is they only donate one gift for each e-greeting sent from the website and so far the total is limping along at just over a hundred donations a day.



Let's see if we can't kick that number up a notch. Ace has generously offered a MISB 8095 General Grievous Starfighter set to one lucky winner chosen at random who sends an e-greeting from LEGOSantaYoda.com to [email protected] Make sure the message reads FOR THE TOTS! and feel free to send as many as you like. The more you send, the more chances you have and the more donations get made to a great charity. The giveaway ends when they shut their program down, so be quick and get those greetings in!

As an added bonus, I'll send a little extra something to the person who sends the most greetings so let's get to work spreading the holiday cheer!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby GroudonMan » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:38 pm

There doesn't appear to be a way to set the subject of the message, or even include a message in the email itself. It simply shows up when you click on the link in the email. I guess just include FOR THE TOTS! in the message?

Also, I'm not sure about this, but it appears that the donations are made when the recipient clicks on that link, and not when the card is sent. While there are only 1800 donations made, the IDs of the cards I sent to myself were in the 4000s. If that is the case, you're going to have a lot of links to click!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby buriedbybricks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:48 pm

Yes, put FOR THE TOTS! in the message section. If you need me I'll be clicking...
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby onions » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:23 am

got the clicks all covered... yep... sure do.....
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby GroudonMan » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:29 am

Sent a whole bunch of e-greetings earlier. I'll send more when I can, especially happy to take time for this. Such a worthy cause, helping children have nice LEGO sets to play with!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby onions » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:59 am

@GroudonMan: i noticed! and thank you. don't worry about the clicks being registered for the toys. i guarantee they will be viewed. send those egreetings folks!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Darth Mitz » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:11 am

i think I can touch type "for the tots!" - this is a defo worthy cause. if it generates more donations its worthwhile, a little time spent sending some e-mails is nothing compared to the joy the LEGO will bring.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Morgan19 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:13 am

Oopsies... I didn't see the part about FOR THE TOTS! before doing a few. You're going to have a few random non-compliant messages from me at first. Will the ones with a message other than that not count towards the donation effort?

(I have to admit I was just going to help out, and ended up really enjoying the carolling Ewoks one. :lol:)

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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Astrote713 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:32 am

Wow great idea! I was visiting there the other day and was disappointed how few messages had been sent so far. I'm going to get sending right away! Also, I'm assuming that we're supposed to put our FBTB name as the sender, right?
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby darth_fett » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:50 am

Oh wow thanks for reposting this! It completely slipped my mind. I was planning on using it this year for my family/friends but even this contest is still pretty awesome.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Mofo Jones » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:29 am

I used this the first day it was out to send greetings to a few friends. I'll send a few to FBTB each day, I say we do our part to help LEGO give away 1 million toys to kids in need!

edit: I have to agree with Morgan19, the caroling Ewoks one is the best!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Stardusty » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:38 am

Well, I guess it's confirmed: FBTB is the most generous site dedicated to LEGO on the Internet.

I've send a few already, and I'll keep sending them. Since it's for such a good cause.
Besides, setting a record would be pretty neat. :)
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby onions » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:18 am

i'm going to up the ante. stay tuned.....
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby volumex » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:54 am

onions wrote:i'm going to up the ante. stay tuned.....

You sir have a heart of gold ;)
I'm going to get involved, this is a community that can do something here... lets build and up those numbers!
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby onions » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:41 pm

we're at 6,091 toys donated. keep those greetings coming.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby volumex » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:50 pm

onions wrote:we're at 6,091 toys donated. keep those greetings coming.


nice, lets see what the weekend brings.... ;)
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby LuxorV » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:52 pm

Seems a worthy project. I'm sending some right now.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby onions » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:52 pm

at this pace we'll break 10k by end of day.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby Altair1371 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:33 pm

I hope I'm sending them right. I would hate to have sent those dozens of e-greetings to who-knows-where. Great idea for a contest, and incentive for the Toys for Tots program.
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Re: Giveaway For The Tots!

Postby hansok49 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:20 pm

I just sent them for like two hours. UGH my hands hurt last message I sent to myself and it was numbered 12462. Looks like this contest is motivating people. Great job and a great cause.
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