When 7 year-old Luka Apps spent all of his hard-earned Christmas money on a new specialized LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider set, it was a pretty big deal in his world.
But then, the Wiltshire, England boy went against his father’s sage advice and took one of the set’s character’s along on a shopping trip and promptly lost the new toy piece somewhere out there in the world.
So, according to a Yahoo! article from yesterday, Luka decided to write to the big guys and emailed the folks at LEGO themselves. His email, which was posted on the ITV News site, is pretty charming, too.
My name is Luka Apps and I am seven years old.
With all my money I got for Christmas I bought the Ninjago kit of the Ultrasonic Raider. The number is 9449. It is really good.
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 am really upset I have lost him. Daddy said to send you a email to see if you will send me another one.
I promise I won’t take him to the shop again if you can.
Shortly thereafter, as Yahoo! points out, the lad received a response from Richard, a a LEGO customer service guy, who said that he had held conference with Sensei Wu (a LEGO character known as a high-up master) and, well,…oh, here’s the phenomenal response the little boy received:
We are very sorry to hear about you losing your Jay minifigure but it sounds like your dad might have been right about leaving it at home. It sounds like you a very sad about it too.
Normally we would ask that you pay for a new one if you lose one of your minifigures and need to have it replaced.
My bosses told me I could not send you one out for free because you lost it but, I decided that I would put a call into Sensei Wu to see if he could help me.
Luka, I told Sensei Wu that losing your Jay minifigure was purely an accident and that you would never ever ever let it happen ever again.
He told me to tell you, “Luka, your father seems like a very wise man. You must always protect your Ninjago minifigures like the dragons protect the Weapons of Spinjitzu!”
Sensei Wu also told me it was okay if I sent you a new Jay and told me it would be okay if I included something extra for you because anyone that saves their Christmas money to buy the Ultrasonic Raider must be a really big Ninjago fan.
So, I hope you enjoy your Jay minifigure with all his weapons. You will actually have the only Jay minifigure that combines 3 different Jays into one! I am also going to send you a bad guy for him to fight!
Just remember, what Sensei Wu said: keep your minifigures protected like the Weapons of Spinjitzu! And of course, always listen to your dad.
You will see an envelope from LEGO within the next two weeks with your new minifigures. Please take good care of them, Luka.
Remember that you promised to always leave them at home.
Pretty great stuff, huh?
I think LEGO just roped themselves a bunch of new customers all over the world.
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