I am writing to announce that Jon and I are no longer making the Lego Cocker Spaniel for sale. In fact, we had not been doing this for a long time due to drop off in interest. There are more effective ways to raise money for rescues than the Lego cockers anyways.
The last of our inventory has been donated to ACSR WA and is currently listed on the Life's Little Paws Auction:http://www.lifeslittlepawsauction.com/auction_details.php?auction_search=1&auction_id=105632&option=basic_search&src_auction_id=&keywords_search=&buyout_price=&reserve_price=&quantity=&enable_swap=&list_in=&results_view=&country=&zip_code=&username=&basic_search=Annie
Jon and I both love Lego. Jon has created many Lego sets over the years for me. A few years ago, we have decided to make one in the likeness of our rescue boy Louie, whom we have adopted from ACSR WA. The first Louie cost quite a fortune to make. Thanks to Jon's creativity and by stocking up a few of the more popular sets ahead of time, we were able to bring the cost of good sold down to make it more affordable. The profit that we made could be donated to ACSR WA. Although it was a small amount per sale, we enjoyed doing it for a cocker rescue and was happy to share the love of Lego and Cocker Spaniels with other Lego lovers on the forum.
And we are pleased to create the likeness of Oliver and Annie because they are truly special dogs to us and thank Cindy A for letting us use their likeness for the cause.
However, there was really not enough demand for the sets to sustain the supply chain for the donation per set. And we simply don't have time to meet the customization requests from many. And keeping all of the invoices, receipts and keeping track of all of the transactions take a lot of time. Jon and I both have very demanding jobs and can no longer afford the time and effort.
That said, this effort has raised a total US$341.27 for ACSR WA. There was only 13 orders total.
Profit = Sale Price - Price we paid Lego for the bricks and cost of shipping from Lego- PayPal charges.
The cost basis does not include the cost of gas to cash the checks or parts of inventory that could not be sold off or cost sets that we have donated to auctions (2 to ACSR WA and one for Justice for Oreo). Those were our personal donations.
For the first nine sets sold, a donation of $216.11 was made in March 2010 to Second Chance Dogs (a 501c3 organization) to benefit the cause of ACSR WA. The subsequent 4 orders generated an amount of $125.16. A donation of $400 was made in December 2010 to Second Chance Dogs to benefit ACSR WA. Despite the drop off of interests, we have rounded up the donation amount to $400 because there was a dog in need in December of 2010 at the cocker rescue.
I would like to thank all of the Lego lovers for ordering the set and supporting the rescue cockers in WA.
I do want to mention that these Lego designs are copyrighted and the designs are owned by Jon and I.