After posting here a few times, I’ve decided that it would be a good idea if I introduced myself a bit! My name is Lucy and, as is probably obvious from my username, I’m a translator of texts from French, German and Spanish into English, living in High Wycombe.
I’ve always been into Lego since childhood, and that’s all due to my big brother indoctrinating me at a young age (which also accounts for my love of Star Wars, Indy and Tintin). So thanks for that @robnwcc
! He had loads of classic space and town sets; unfortunately I can’t really work out which ones they were, though there are still a couple of boxes of Lego bits n bobs at my parents’ house. As I was growing up, I had Fabuland, Town, Pirates, Paradisa and Space sets which I have now repatriated to my own home, and have spent many a fun hour rebuilding using downloaded instructions.
I don’t think I’ve had a proper Dark Ages, just a Fairly Murky decade starting in my teens when I was only buying the occasional set – mostly Star Wars and Harry Potter (and man am I glad I did get some of those early Star Wars sets because it would cost me a fortune to play catch up now!) – and not really keeping up with what was being released. Maybe that is a Dark Ages after all? Around a year ago my brother sent me a picture of the Lego Jack Sparrow at ComicCon which kind of reignited my love of Lego (I’m a massive POTC fan), and since then I’ve discovered sites like Brickset and decided that I am really going to treat my Lego purchasing as a serious collecting hobby and, well, I’ve been expanding my collection ever since!
Next month, I’m going on a kind of pilgrimage to Legoland Billund, the home of Lego, which I am mega-excited about!! I was just wondering if anyone has been there and can let me know if I should be expecting to spend a fortune while I am there. I know Denmark is a pretty expensive country so I guess it probably won’t be worth buying regular sets but does anyone know if they have exclusive sets there? Also any tips or suggestions about what I absolutely should not miss would be appreciated :-)