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Hello BrickPickers and LEGO fans from around the world...Feels like yesterday I was putting the 2019 Brickpicker LEGO raffle together for my son Max's school, St. Paul School in Burlington, NJ.  He is ten years old now and we started this way back when he was in kindergarten.  The last four raffles...

...have been extremely successful and I am hoping for more generosity and kind souls to take part in this year's version.   Over the past four years, we raised over $177,000.00 for the school which goes directly to the school and helps pay teacher salaries, utility bills, etc...Another year has passed and it’s time to raffle off some more dynamic LEGO gifts for charity. The money we raised the last three years literally kept the school open...which is a great thing.  It's a special school that once again was voted BEST or ONE of the BEST Private Schools (5 years in a row) in Burlington County, NJ, by The Burlington County Times.  Along with the whole school being voted either BEST or One of the Best, St. Paul School and its faculty also won numerous other awards, such as:

  • Best or One of the Best Private Schools

  • Best PreK-Nursery School

  • Best or One of the Best Teacher(s)

  • Best Fundraiser

  • Best or One of the Best Music Instruction

  • Best Tutor Service (Junior National Honor Society)

  • Best SAT/ACT Preparation Service

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2020 BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE FOR ST. PAUL SCHOOL!

As I stated, the last three years, St. Paul School (SPS) and its community are special.  My son loves the school, even though he won't admit it. Most days he actually runs into the school.  People from all races and religions attend St. Paul School. Besides excelling in educating the children, the school does a tremendous amount of charity for local people in need. From food drives to helping out at local retirement homes, the children of St. Paul School are required to perform “service hours” that are designed to teach generosity, altruism and instill a hard-working, disciplined attitude.  Excellence is expected and permeates through St. Paul School and the faculty and student body, so does a sense of goodness and frugalness. We make a little money go a long way. For example:

  • All grade levels (Pre – K through 4) are scheduled for “Specials” each week...such as art, music, library, computers, and physical education

  • St. Paul School is nationally accredited by “AdvancED” (the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement – NCA – CASI.)

  • SPS middle-school students have three periods of Spanish and are testing into Spanish II for High School.

  • SPS provides more periods of physical education each week than is required by the State.

  • SPS provides multiple extracurricular activities such as: LEGO Robotics Club, Science Club, Vocal Choir, Rosary Group, Tonal Chimes, Hand Bell Choir, Crafty Kids Club, Basketball (Boys/Girls), Indoor Soccer, Cheerleading, Yearbook Club, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Student Council, MATHCounts, STREAM (Science Technology Religion Engineering Art Math, Activity Tutorial Period (ATP for 5th-8th grades)

But all is not wonderful though.  As many of you know, many Catholic schools have a hard time making ends meet. Enrollments are down and many families do not have the extra money to spend on a private education.  Two neighboring Catholic schools in Willingboro and Maple Shade will close their doors next year.  Even superb schools like St. Paul School have a hard time keeping the doors open. While our enrollment has stabilized, we will still be way short of breaking even; thus the need for the 2020 BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE. This year’s version of the LEGO raffle will start with TEN awesome prizes. These include:


 

Keep St. Paul Strong BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE 2020

$1000.00 in gift cards of your choice!  Choose from retailers such as...

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Apple 
  • Disney
  • ...and many more!  Choose from ShopWith Scrip.com!
  • 76139 1989 Batmobile
  • 40433 Limited Edition 1989 Batmobile promo
  • 76023 The Tumbler
  • 75144 Ultimate Collector Series Snowspeeder
  • 75060 Ultimate Collector Series Slave I
  • 40333 STAR WARS Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary promo

PLUS BONUS STAR WARS SET(S)!

  • 10175 Ultimate Collector Series Vader's TIE Advanced
  • STAR WARS 10th Anniversary "Black Chrome" Darth Vader minifigure
  • 75251 DARTH VADER'S CASTLE

PLUS BONU40333 STAR WARS Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary promo!

  • 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier
  • 76105 The Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition
  • 40334 Avenger's Tower promo
  • 76108 Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown
  • 10253 Creator Expert Big Ben
  • 10247 Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
  • 10243 Creator Expert Parisian Restaurant

ST. PAUL SCHOOL MYSTERY "A LOT"

This is the best prize!  Just sayin'...Collected over the past six months by the St. Paul community...Dozens of LEGO sets that contain thousands and thousands of pieces.  All types, themes and sizes.  Jeff and I even threw some in for good measure.  Guaranteed 15,000 pieces.  This prize kicks butt!  IT IS ALREADY AT 10,000 PIECES AND THE ST. PAUL COMMUNITY IS STILL COLLECTING THEM UNTIL THE RAFFLE ENDS!!!!  

Multitude of sets from various LEGO movies!  The lot will include:

  • 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg
  • 70618 Destiny's Bounty
  • 70903 The Riddler Riddle Racer
  • 70615 Fire Mech
  • 70835 Rex's Rexplorer
  • 70900 The Joker Balloon Escape
  • 70834 MetalBeards's Heavy Metal Motor Trike
  • ...and many, many more!  HUGE LOT!  Thousands of pieces!!!
  • 71044 Disney Train and Station
  • 71040 The Disney Castle
  • ...and a few other Disney sets!!!

BRICKPICKER RESELLER SPECIAL!!! 

Dozens of sets... GUARANTEED 15,000 PIECES AND THEN SOME!!!!  This lot is so huge, it can only be shipped within the contiguous 48 states of the United States! Many retired sets ready to resell.  From all major themes from Architecture to Trolls!  Great for beginners or pros.  There are multiples of some sets. This prize also includes a discount from West End Toys on their toy consignment program which I utilized the past year and a half selling my large inventory of LEGO sets!!!  Please contact me for details. This is the most valuable prize we have raffled off in the five years of the BrickPicker LEGO raffle.  Go big or go home!!!


Once again, this year’s total prize value equals or exceeds the previous three year's total prize value.  The last three years, we had 31 raffle prizes and winners from around the world. From Vancouver, Canada to Reno, Nevada to Miami Beach, Florida to the Isle of Man, United Kingdom and everywhere in between, generous raffle participants were rewarded with awesome LEGO prizes. I wish we had some winners in New Jersey so I can hand deliver the sets...maybe this year!  We even had repeat winners!  The 2020 BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE can be found here on the secure Rally.up.com site:

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2020 BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE FOR ST. PAUL SCHOOL!

Like the last three years, we will ship most of the prizes to anywhere across the globe.  Two of the large lot prizes (SPS Mystery lot and Brickpicker Reseller lot) are so large I can only ship them to United States customers who live in the contiguous 48 states due to shipping costs.  If there is an issue with shipping or prizes, a comparable prize and/or shipping method will be arranged with the winner. The last four years, the LEGO BRICKPICKER RAFFLES worked very well.  The Rallyup.com site is a first class, secure site that made this all possible. They also issued the school a big fat check(s).  All raffle proceeds and donations benefit the school directly by bridging the gap between what tuition covers and actual educational costs. It also raises money to upgrade the school’s technology, keeping St. Paul School ahead of the academic curve with a dynamic curriculum. The prizes have been donated by Jeff and I, the St. Paul School PTA and by some very generous BrickPicker members. I am hoping, like last year, that more people will donate sets after the raffle begins. It was fun adding to the prizes last year. You never know what can pop up as a prize! I AM ALWAYS ADDING NEW SETS!!!

On a personal note, once again, I would like to thank every person who donated sets/money and/or bought tickets to last three year’s LEGO BRICKPICKER RAFFLES. It helped save a wonderful school and kept dozens of people employed and 165 kids with their friends and teachers. I don’t like asking but will anyway...please help out again this year.  Even buying one ticket can help, and it gives you a chance to win some great prizes. Watching the raffle ticket total rise every day was an intense rush and extremely gratifying experience. It made me so proud to have started this site with my brother Jeff and made me realize there is still good in this world.  I know some people do not approve of donating to faith- based schools or charities.  I respect that, but also please respect my beliefs. This is not about religion. This is about helping a great school remain open and kids in their school and teachers in their jobs.  Please keep negative comments to yourself. Thank you...

The structure is slightly different this year.  Unlike in the past three years when, for example, $10.00 would buy a single chance, this year $10.00 will buy 10 chances or raffle tickets in some of the raffles.  This is done for several reasons. For one, the Rallyup.com site has come up with a way to help put more money into the charity’s bank account. They will ask if a person who buys chances will “donate” money to support the raffle.  In years past, St. Paul School would have to pay a percentage back to the Rallyup.com site to run it. This year, people can donate a few dollars to help out, and they will GET MORE CHANCES FOR PRIZES if they do so. Donors will visit the campaign page and choose how many raffle entries they want to purchase. During checkout, they’ll be asked if they want to add a small "tip" to help fund the campaign costs. In exchange, they’ll receive a limited number of “bonus” entries into the drawing. Tipping is entirely optional.  This is a win-win for the school and for donors!  

The contest will end on May 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be notified by Rallyup.com early on the 18th of March.  If you are a winner, please contact me on the site so we can confirm the prizes and shipping addresses. The Rallyup.com site works very well and is secure, so please feel confident in donating to the school and purchasing raffle tickets. All the money goes to St. Paul School, which is a 501(c)(3), and to Rallyup.com for running the raffle.  I will make every effort to supply the winners with the appropriate prizes. If there are shipping issues, inventory issues or potential problems beyond my control, I will make sure the winners are awarded LEGO sets/gift cards comparable to the original prizes. Any questions, ideas or concerns, please reply below or PM Jeff or me…

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL: May 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

DRAWING DATE: May 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST

 

Thanks again!

Ed Mack

 

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39 minutes ago, belljohn said:

Excited to where these super lots end up.  I’ll be sure to donate soon and then at the last minute too.

Thanks for your past generous support...The St.Paul lot will continue to grow daily until the raffle is over.  We have a few events that we will promote at as well and my family is throwing a pretzel/cupcake/pizza party for the top two classes that bring in the most pieces.  

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1 hour ago, Saruman said:

I love to support fellow Catholics. Count me in! Will try donating at the last minute/hour this year.

Last few hours is always fun!

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On 2/3/2020 at 5:39 PM, Ed Mack said:

TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL: St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM

It's been Hinted site problems have slowed the raffle participation, I know I'm just waiting until a little closer to MAR 17  to contribute. Perhaps other the same. Good luck All:)

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20 hours ago, Belac said:

It's been Hinted site problems have slowed the raffle participation, I know I'm just waiting until a little closer to MAR 17  to contribute. Perhaps other the same. Good luck All:)

I appreciate that.  This is our 5th LEGO raffle, so I realize people wait till the end.  Plus we have to send out a few emails to remind people. Here are just a few of the sets from the St. Paul Mystery A LOT!

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CHANGE IN LEGO RAFFLE DRAWING DATE!!!!

Due to factors outside of our control, we will extend the BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE  until Saturday April 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.  The recent server issues with the site has forced Jeff to move the entire site to faster and more reliable servers.  This has also affected our exposure of the LEGO raffle.  Jeff is planning to start releasing the "new and improved" Brickpicker.com over the next few weeks.  He will be posting more on this over the next day or two, with images and information on improvements and changes.  By the end of March, we will like to promote the new site improvements and LEGO raffle together.  

Also, the Coronavirus situation has put a damper on many activities across the globe and I am praying that it calms down and people can focus on fun things once again.  Any questions or comments, please feel free to ask and let me know.  

Thanks...Ed Mack

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20 hours ago, Ed Mack said:

CHANGE IN LEGO RAFFLE DRAWING DATE!!!!

Due to factors outside of our control, we will extend the BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE  until Saturday April 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.  The recent server issues with the site has forced Jeff to move the entire site to faster and more reliable servers.  This has also affected our exposure of the LEGO raffle.  Jeff is planning to start releasing the "new and improved" Brickpicker.com over the next few weeks.  He will be posting more on this over the next day or two, with images and information on improvements and changes.  By the end of March, we will like to promote the new site improvements and LEGO raffle together.  

Also, the Coronavirus situation has put a damper on many activities across the globe and I am praying that it calms down and people can focus on fun things once again.  Any questions or comments, please feel free to ask and let me know.  

Thanks...Ed Mack

Well that gives me another month of tithing to buy more tickets, so yay, I guess.

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Just bought our tickets!  Kids love seeing what is new each year.  Thanks to everyone for supporting - and as always a special thanks to Ed and Jeff for organizing and putting everything into it that you do!  These kiddos here in this pic send special THANKS too!

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On 2/27/2020 at 1:03 PM, Ed Mack said:

CHANGE IN LEGO RAFFLE DRAWING DATE!!!!

Due to factors outside of our control, we will extend the BRICKPICKER LEGO RAFFLE  until Saturday April 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.  The recent server issues with the site has forced Jeff to move the entire site to faster and more reliable servers.  This has also affected our exposure of the LEGO raffle.  Jeff is planning to start releasing the "new and improved" Brickpicker.com over the next few weeks.  He will be posting more on this over the next day or two, with images and information on improvements and changes.  By the end of March, we will like to promote the new site improvements and LEGO raffle together.  

Also, the Coronavirus situation has put a damper on many activities across the globe and I am praying that it calms down and people can focus on fun things once again.  Any questions or comments, please feel free to ask and let me know.  

Thanks...Ed Mack

The rally up page shows 33 days left.

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5 minutes ago, Saruman said:

The rally up page shows 33 days left.

Yes, I changed it an hour ago.  Sorry.  I was going to make a post, but since you beat me to it.  It's a fluid situation and I would understand if people who bought raffle tickets would be upset if I changed it again, but considering the current situation, I thought it was best to move it out of April.  I am hoping things improve drastically around the world by May and maybe people can celebrate by buying some tickets for the LEGO raffle.  

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2 hours ago, Ed Mack said:

Yes, I changed it an hour ago.  Sorry.  I was going to make a post, but since you beat me to it.  It's a fluid situation and I would understand if people who bought raffle tickets would be upset if I changed it again, but considering the current situation, I thought it was best to move it out of April.  I am hoping things improve drastically around the world by May and maybe people can celebrate by buying some tickets for the LEGO raffle.  

Already bought my tickets, but since LEGO is selling like crazy on eBay right now, I might buy some more later.

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21 hours ago, waddamon said:

Ed, I appreciate you moving this out.  Business is upside down and inside out, in this crazy world we find ourselves.  I will pick up a bunch soon.

Thanks...Believe me, I want it to be the way it used to be.  I am hoping the whole world starts to come out of this in May and attitudes explode with positive vibes.  Right now, I am stressed the f*ck out.

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22 hours ago, Saruman said:

Already bought my tickets, but since LEGO is selling like crazy on eBay right now, I might buy some more later.

I will say that whoever wins the St. Paul Mystery lot and reseller lot will be set up big time to go into the reselling business.  I wish I could sell them right now.  $$$$$$

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