Mr Gold Charity Auction

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Here's an opportunity to acquire a Mr. Gold, pay as much as you want for it and know that your money is going to a good cause and not in someone's back pocket.

The BrickBrats family is auctioning one on eBay, with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Lung Association in California, which is a charity that's helped their son with his asthma.

It sounds like a very worthy cause and I applaud them for auctioning it in this way, so please bid as much as you can. The current high bid is $355.

28 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Well done them. Such a positive thing to do, and no one can whine about how much it costs!

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By in United Kingdom,

Fantastic idea! Nice to see something positive come from the promotion.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is great to see :-) I never thought I'd say this about a Mr Gold auction, but I hope it goes for the highest price yet!

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By in United Kingdom,

Kudos to them! I second all the comments above!

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By in Denmark,

Me like!

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By in United States,

Great Idea.

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By in United States,

That a good idea

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By in United States,

Yes, I was trying to think of a reason to say there is something wrong with this, (I know, I'm evil) like cheating people out of their money for Mr. Gold, but I realized there is no bad reason. Awesome idea!

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By in United States,

That's really great to see!

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By in United Kingdom,

At last a positive about Mr Gold Great Idea

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By in Canada,

I would like to see Lego Corporate bid on their own figure.

A nice donation from the people who started the Mr Gold Dilemma.

Other then that, this is a great cause...

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By in United States,

Great to hear positive stories like this! I like the idea of LEGO bidding on it for a large amount then turnaround and donate the minifigure to some deserving kid. Probably who is suffering from the disease the charity is for.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hahaha! Fantastic idea @fuelbreak!

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By in Puerto Rico,

Lego take note. And while we are it, why doesn't Lego made Mr. Gold only available through an event like this?

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By in United States,

I really like this idea. It is an uplifting story that shows not everyone is looking to make a quick buck for themselves. I am cynical enough to always question everything, so I can't help but wonder, is it a lie? It is a terrible thing to even think, but I always look at both sides of every situation. On one hand, wonderful idea and it would be very beneficial to that particular charity. On the other, someone could be playing the sympathy card hoping for more money (for themselves). I genuinely hope (and believe) that this is real and all proceeds will go to the charity, I just always have a lingering doubt.

If I come across a Mr. Gold, I want to do this same thing. I would sell it either way, but I like the idea of giving the money to a much better cause than my bank account.

Best of luck to the family!

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By in United States,

Thank you for all the kind words. This is my listing to benefit the American Lung Association of California. I have listed other items for ALA in the past on eBay and all of the information provided is verifiable. I have the support of the San Bernardino/Riverside office and they have notified the California office and perhaps even the National office of the ALA.

Again...Thank You Huw for promoting this...I hope this continues to be a positive way to share Mr. Gold and to do something wonderful for the American Lung Association of California. Big Lego Hearts all around. ~Lisa Woods

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By in United States,

Finally for once some news about mr gold that doesn't upset me! If I was rich I would by from them and if I didn't win than at least i helped them make more money

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By in United States,

I'll do that If I get Mr. Gold. Not 100% though. :P Then use the money to buy that LEGO Technic mobile crane that's coming out.

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By in United States,

AWESOME! I was hoping to see one of these positive auctions pop up...

This is exactly what I would have also done if I were to find one...

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By in United States,

I was planning on posting a video of me destroying the Mr. Gold minifigure in protest of this kind of marketing, if I happened accross one. This is a better use.

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By in United States,

@fuelbreak: if only...

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By in United States,

I like that someone was both able to find one of these, and be thoughtful to people at the same time. I doubt they were just being greedy when they found it; this was likely just a surprise, and they thought to do something good out of the opportunity. Well done!

On a side note, I find it very strange that I never noticed Mr. Gold had white hands. It makes perfect sense given that last year's chromed TC-14 had normal hands, with a fairly good reason. Still, I'm baffled that it took me this long to realize that Mr. Gold isn't a solid-gold figure. :P

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By in United Kingdom,

That's more like it!

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By in United Kingdom,

@ brickbrats
I love your reply ....

Question & Answer
Q: Hello, can you tell me and send me a photo how many bumps are on the bottom of the original bag he came in. There is something called a bump code on all the figures bags and I want to find out what Mr Golds bags bumps look like. Thank you for all your time and help in advange. May-02-13
A: I have read the bumps...and the bumps say "I hope only true Lego fans will find me"... and something about "May the Fourth"...

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By in United States,

Good evening!

After 10 days, 6600+page views, and an army of Lego Community members publicizing this listing...it ended tonight with a winning bid of $761 and has been Paid by a lovely lady in Virginia. Thank you Huw for your help...the Lego Love is strong...keep it going!

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By in United States,

*shivers* ....................................

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