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    THANK YOU! OBRIGADO! GRACIAS! MERCI! GRAZIE! DANKE!

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    We went past 9950, with almost 300 votes in the last day, so it looks like we really might make it to 10,000.  I wanted to make an update here before the update window closes and it becomes too late to say "THANK YOU" to each and every person who has voted for the project.  I greatly appreciate your support in helping to make this dream come true.

    Thank you to my wife for her constant support, her understanding of the time spent on the project, and her many efforts to share the project with friends and acquaintances.  Thank you to my older two children for supporting the project and to my youngest for helping with the building and photographing/filming.  Thank you to everyone in my family for voting and spreading the word.  Thank you to all my friends - both old and new! - for all of your help.  Thank you to GlenBricker for your willingness to partner with me on this project, as well as all of your advice and guidance along the way.  

    The help that we have received from the Saint-Exupery Estate has been absolutely amazing!  Thank you to "M" and "T" at the estate for their unwavering support throughout this journey.  And I greatly appreciate the fantastic "M" in France for being willing to work so closely with me to get the word out about the project.  

    I want to say a special thank you to some friends I've made around the world (I'm in the U.S.) as a result of this project: "A" in Italy, "R" in Brazil, "C" in Canada, "E" also in Canada, "S" in Argentina, "G" in Mexico, and "J" in Malaysia.  Your passion and your efforts to share the project with friends in person and/or on social media sites have been extremely helpful in getting us to the finish line.  

    Thank you to the LEGO Ideas staff for selecting this project as a "Staff Pick" back on February 4th.  

    Thank you to these websites, TV station, and newspaper - and others - for their articles and stories on the project: 

    Thank you to Antoine de Saint-Exupery for writing this wonderful story that I've loved for three decades, and to Ole Kirk Kristiansen for creating these imagination-inspiring plastic bricks that I've enjoyed for four decades.  Thank you to my Mom and Dad for buying my siblings and me all of those LEGO sets when we were kids.  

    Finally, THANK YOU again to YOU for taking to the time to register and vote for this project.  I cannot fully express in words how much I appreciate people from around the world logging in to this site and voting to make this dream come true.  If I could play music in this update, I would play "Kind and Generous" by 10,000 Maniacs... "I want to 'Thank you!' 'Thank you!'.." 


    Why "The Little Prince" LEGO project would be a successful LEGO Ideas set

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    Here's just a short list of reasons why "The Little Prince" would be a successful LEGO Ideas set: 

    • The themes in the book are a perfect match for LEGO - for example, the adult aviator who hasn't forgotten what it was like to be a child is like the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) who enjoys using his or her imagination to build wonderful creations, the importance of imagination in the story matches the importance of imagination in playing with LEGO, and more 
    • It appeals to literature lovers as well as aviation and space enthusiasts
    • It is a story loved and appreciated by children and by grown ups who haven't forgotten they were once children 
    • The set itself - the airplane has the "swoosh" factor, the asteroid uses interesting (SNOT) techniques, this would be only the 2nd appearance of a fox in a LEGO set, and it captures significant elements of the story (the asteroid/home of the little prince with the rose under glass, the airplane flown by the narrator, and the fox with the foxhole & apple tree where the little prince first met him). 
    • It will have achieved 10,000 votes (crossing my fingers!!!) 
    • There are millions of fans of the story around the world (for example, 7+ million FB followers for The Little Prince FB pages) 
    • The fans of the story are very passionate about it (for example, check out the fan art, tattoos, and the books about the story and about the author) 
    • There have been 300,000+ cumulative "likes" when the project was posted on Facebook
    • The Little Prince LEGO Ideas Campaign Facebook page has the most followers of any project campaign page on Facebook (over 6,200 fans)
    • It was voted the best 20th century French novel 
    • There 200+ million copies of the book in print 
    • It is the most translated book in the world (other than the Bible and the Quran) 
    • The recently released movie (directed by Mark Osborne - "Kung Fu Panda") has enjoyed critical and commercial success in France and Brazil, and will be release around the world in the coming months (so the timing of the movie would also help any set succeed)  
    • Any possible LEGO set based on the story would be "unique in all the world" 

    Many Thanks to Our Supporters!

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    <<< Rolar para baixo até INSTRUÇÕES EM PORTUGUÊS sobre como votar >>>

    Thank you to everyone who is voting and sharing the project with others: 

    As well as all our fans who are retweeting our campaign to Little Prince fans everywhere

    It is only with your help that we can reach 10,000 votes before the deadline and we thank each and every one of you!!!


    Clique em "Suporte" votar para o LEGO projeto "O Pequeno Príncipe"!

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    Estamos pedindo a todos os fãs de O Pequeno Príncipe do mundo todo para votar em um projeto da LEGO para criar uma edição especial baseada na história. Para votar, você precisa primeiro se cadastrar no site. Leva apenas 2 minutos para se registrar e votar.​ Siga estes passos:

    • Clique no botão azul «Support».
    • Se você não tiver um ID LEGO já, clique em «GET YOUR OWN LEGO ID».
    • Registrar para a nova conta: o método mais fácil é clicar em «Register with Facebook» (Registrar-se com o Facebook) ou «Register with Twitter» (Registe-se com o Twitter). A outra opção é criar uma conta com seu e-mail (crie um nome de usuário, senha e digite seu aniversário - dia, mês e ano).
    • Responder a quatro perguntas:  
    1. Em primeiro lugar, qual valor você considera justo para o produto?
    2. Em segundo lugar, quantos conjuntos você acha que a maioria das pessoas compraria?
    3. Em terceiro lugar, para quem você acha que este projeto seria bom  (selecione todas as caixas)?
    4. Em quarto lugar, quão difícil seria a execução deste projeto?

    Ajude a compartilhar a história de O Pequeno Príncipe com crianças e adultos utilizando LEGOs!  Agradeço a todos que votaram!

    Se LEGO decide produzir o conjunto Little Prince LEGO, vamos usar 25% de nossos rendimentos para doar cópias de "O Pequeno Príncipe" para bibliotecas carentes em todo o mundo!!!!


    Literary LEGO and Libraries

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    Reading is fundamental!  It teaches and inspires and gives us that much needed escape.  LEGO is a lot like that too.  It allows us to translate our imagination to the real world so we can express our selves and share our ideas.  

    With "The Little Prince" LEGO set we are hoping to use the power of LEGO to bring this literary powerhouse to whole new audiences.  And for those adults who are already fans of the book, give them the opportunity to embrace the joy of taking a moment for themselves and play with some LEGO.  

    We realize that this project actually has a lot more potential than that though.  

    There are Libraries everywhere across the world in need of books. 

    If LEGO decides to produce The Little Prince LEGO set, we will use 25% of our proceeds to donate copies of "The Little Prince" to needy libraries all over the world.  

    What you can do to share "The Little Prince" 
    • Please vote for this project!  
      We need to get to 10,000 votes for any of this to be possible. 
       
    • Please Share this project!  
      This is so critical!  You can only vote once, but when you share it with others you create the opportunity for others to learn about the project and vote for it as well.  You can tell other people about this LEGO campaign OR share it on your social media like facebook, google+, and twitter. 
       
    • Donate a Copy of The Little Prince! [or other books if you must ;)]
      There are many organizations which will be thrilled to receive a book and distribute it to a needy library.  

      Here is a handy information sheet for donating books to libraries in the the United States. 

      Here are several organizations that distribute books Internationally

    Check out our Facebook page

    <Thank you to Brickset.com for the great photo of our project - featuring Asteroid B-612, the Breguet 14 airplane flown by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and the apple tree and foxhole.  And, of course, it includes the aviator, little prince, and fox minifigures!> 


    LEGO "O Pequeno Principe"!

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    Estamos pedindo a todos os fãs de O Pequeno Príncipe do mundo todo para votar em um projeto da LEGO para criar uma edição especial baseada na história. Para votar, você precisa primeiro se cadastrar no site. Leva apenas 2 minutos para se registrar e votar.​ Siga estes passos:

    • Clique no botão azul «Support».
    • Se você não tiver um ID LEGO já, clique em «GET YOUR OWN LEGO ID».
    • Registrar para a nova conta: o método mais fácil é clicar em «Register with Facebook» (Registrar-se com o Facebook) ou «Register with Twitter» (Registe-se com o Twitter). A outra opção é criar uma conta com seu e-mail (crie um nome de usuário, senha e digite seu aniversário - dia, mês e ano).
    • Responder a quatro perguntas:  
    1. Em primeiro lugar, qual valor você considera justo para o produto?
    2. Em segundo lugar, quantos conjuntos você acha que a maioria das pessoas compraria?
    3. Em terceiro lugar, para quem você acha que este projeto seria bom  (selecione todas as caixas)?
    4. Em quarto lugar, quão difícil seria a execução deste projeto?

    Ajude a compartilhar a história de O Pequeno Príncipe com crianças e adultos utilizando LEGOs!  Agradeço a todos que votaram!


    Power of the Brick news story!

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    Thanks to Power of the Brick for this great story about the project titled "Help turn this beloved children’s book into an official Lego set"!  


    WCCO CBS Television News Story

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    WCCO CBS TV in Minnesota, USA ran a great story about "The Little Prince" LEGO project on Saturday, May 8, 2015.  Thank you for the coverage of the project!  Please share this with your friends (including social media) and ask them to support the project at this link.  THANKS! 


    Brickset.com article about The Little Prince LEGO project

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    Thank you to Brickset.com for the fantastic article about the project!  I think the "Brickset" effect really helped, as we received over 700 new votes after the article was published.  A number of people remarked that they didn't realize there was an airplane or a fox included with the project, so now you can see the whole thing all put together!  We are now at 7,294 votes, with 139 days to go.  
    [photo by Brickset] 


    LEGO O Pequeno Principe!

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    Estamos pedindo a todos os fãs de O Pequeno Príncipe do mundo todo para votar em um projeto da LEGO para criar uma edição especial baseada na história. Para votar, você precisa primeiro se cadastrar no site. Leva apenas 2 minutos para se registrar e votar.​ Siga estes passos:

    1. Clique no botão azul «Support».
    2. Se você não tiver um ID LEGO já, clique em «GET YOUR OWN LEGO ID».
    3. Registrar para a nova conta: o método mais fácil é clicar em «Register with Facebook» (Registrar-se com o Facebook) ou «Register with Twitter» (Registe-se com o Twitter). A outra opção é criar uma conta com seu e-mail (crie um nome de usuário, senha e digite seu aniversário - dia, mês e ano).
    4. Responder a quatro perguntas. Em primeiro lugar, qual valor você considera justo para o produto? Em segundo lugar, quantos conjuntos você acha que a maioria das pessoas compraria? Em terceiro lugar, para quem você acha que este projeto seria bom  (selecione todas as caixas)? Em quarto lugar, quão difícil seria a execução deste projeto?

    Ajude a compartilhar a história de O Pequeno Príncipe com crianças e adultos utilizando LEGOs!  Agradeço a todos que votaram!

    Mais informações sobre o projeto em Português está aqui.