In February, we reported on the sad plight of Mark Benz
, who suffered something of a real estate crisis. The massive, painstakingly detailed San Francisco landmarks he'd crafted out of Legos were stolen out of his truck, parked in the driveway of his Fremont home.
Today Benz -- an engineer and president of the Bay Area Lego Users Group
-- announced he has recovered the last of his filched creations. A person who wishes to remain anonymous purchased Benz' Legos at a San Jose flea market, and contacted a member of the Lego Users Group, who in turn contacted Benz. The Lego hand-off was made, fittingly, at the Bricks by the Bay
Lego exhibition at the Fremont Marriott.
Along with the San Francisco Lego landmarks recovered last month in the back of a stolen pickup truck in
Castro Valley, Benz now has just about all of what was earlier ripped
off. He acknowledges that rebuilding the wrecked San Francisco
landmarks will take months -- but it's not as if San Francisco hasn't been rebuilt before.