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Sharing my childhood with my Kids
I've been reading Brickset for a while now, since I started looking at Lego again, and figured I'd sign up and join the discussions from time to time. I grew up with Lego being my toy of choice right after GI Joe and they often shared play dates. I'm in the process of sorting out my modest collection and deciding where to go with my collecting.
Right now I buy Super Hero sets because I'm a recovering comic nerd, although I'm saving them for an awesome birthday or Christmas when my toddlers are truly old enough to enjoy them. Until then I've been buying the TMNT sets because my oldest loves, nay LOVES, the current cartoon and I think it's great as well. I open those and play with him from time to time. I buy the occasional city set just for fun and I build a train for some of my favorite holidays which is a favorite activity for my kids as well.
Budgets being an issue I have yet to really jump into the awesome modular stuff but at some point I might change my mind on that and just sell a kidney.
I'll end my intro with a quick story. When I was a kid we had some foster kids move in with us and it hit me super hard. In my yearly letter to Santa I wrote about how things have changed and in the response I got, not from my parents as I dropped the letter into a blue mailbox, I also got a Lego Pirate Ship. This would have been the early 90s. It was awesome and while I don't still have the complete set I've decided I'm going to rebrick it from what I still have because it's actually once of my favorite Lego memories and I loved that set (though I need to sort out which one it was exactly).