Lucia gave me permission to share her letter and picture that she made and wrote for the LEGO company. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books (1-3 thus far) and LEGO sets have been her twin passions for the past several months, and she was thrilled beyond measure when her grandfather gave her the last twenty dollars she needed to purchase the Hogwarts LEGO castle set for which she'd been saving. Even though Lucia has not yet read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, she has been fixated upon the bright pink Dolores Umbridge mini-figure. The mini-figure is rare, and the House of Glee has deemed that the asking prices from the various online marketplaces are unreasonable.
Today, Bede suggested that Lucia write a letter to the LEGO company to request a reissue of the figure. At least, then, Lucia will have done something besides repeatedly bemoan the preposterous asking price for the mini-figure. (Bede and I wish that LEGO would say, "Hey, that's a great idea!" and the marketplace merchants will suddenly find that they have a lot of extra, hard-to-sell pink plastic on hand. Wishing is free, after all. )
Dear LEGO group,
I like Dolores Umbridge's minifigure. I wish you could reissue her. I also want you to make a new set called Dolores Umbridge's office. I drew it on another piece of paper. I really like the creativity you put into sets. Why is there a snake in Hogwarts 2011 and why is there a rat in the astronomy tower in Hogwarts 2010? Why was there a gold stud in Freeing Dobby? The owl droppings [in the Hogwarts castle] are really funny.
Lucia of the House of Glee