After returning to school from a Thanksgiving break, Concordia Elementary School librarian Jeanna Bassett was distressed to find that vandals had broken into the Californian school’s library and smashed her collection of over a hundred LEGO Star Wars models. Now three months on, 90% of the sets have been rebuilt.

“Most of the big Legos are back: the Death Star, Star Destroyer, X-wing fighter, Sandcrawler, Snowspeeder, Y-Wing and all the TIE Fighters. Ninety percent of the Legos are back together.”

Bassett was ecstatic, recently, over the support she has received since a collection of 30-year-old Lego sets she had on display in the school’s library were destroyed by vandals in late November.

The incident was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Nov. 26 after Bassett and her students returned from Thanksgiving break to find about 125 Lego sets had been destroyed.

In December, school officials said some of the vandals were identified as local middle and high school students.

Since the incident, Bassett has received an outpouring of support, first from the school’s parent community and then from Goodwill of Orange County, where two Lego builders assembled a new Millennium Falcon made of 7,541 pieces and presented it to Bassett just before Christmas.

Read more at the link below, and well done to all those involved in rebuilding the collection.