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Yorkshire reporting in

Hi everyone, I've just registered here and wanted to say 'ay up' to you all.

This week I bought my first lego since, well, a long time ago. I used to be properly into lego when I was young. I used to get £1 every Saturday and looked forward to saving up for a few weeks and then going in Woolies in town and getting something new. I had loads of the little trucks and cars (a couple of big plastic storage boxes full) as well as a few of the slightly bigger, slightly less pocket-money-friendly sets. My favourites were 6274, 4021 and a couple of the M-TRON sets 6877, 6833 and 1478.

Then I 'grew up' and decided I was too old for those bricks and sold them all at a car boot sale for probably a fraction of what they were worth.

Anyway, fast forward about 20 years to this week. I was in Tesco picking up my lunch and there happened to be a few of the Simpsons minifigures blind bags hanging on a display in the crisp aisle. Decided to get a couple just because I'm a massive Simpsons fan, and thought they would look pretty damn cool sitting on my desk.

Well I opened them, and then started looking at the other characters in the series, and then at all of the other minifigures that were available and I think my obsession with all things lego might be starting to awaken again.

I spent the remaining part of the week buying more blind bags and now I know I won't be able to stop until I get the full set. I already have some duplicates, so hopefully I'll be able to trade with some of you...I'm just hoping I don't get too hooked because this could turn into an un-pocket-money-friendly hobby all over again!


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  • legofanfromleedslegofanfromleeds legoland...England Member Posts: 363
    Ill give u a ay up and welcome to brickset ..lego is very much like pringle crisps , once u pop ( the box seals ) you just cant stop...unless youve got plenty of pocket money now id stop now while u can....the more I visit the forum the more I want and the more i buy..
  • HiMyNameIsDanHiMyNameIsDan Member Posts: 10
    By gum, a local lego-er! I'm only a few mile outside of Leeds.

    I know that feeling, am already looking around the forum and seeing all the cool stuff lego does now and deciding I need to buy it. Thankfully being a Yorkshireman I have deep pockets and short arms...does't stop me 'window' shopping though haha
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,507
    They just had the 1st birthday at the Leeds store, you could have come along and met some of the forum members.

    Nevermind though, we'll spend your money another way instead.
  • HiMyNameIsDanHiMyNameIsDan Member Posts: 10
    Wow didn't even know Leeds had a store...but why did you have to tell me, do you want my wallet to hate me?!

    Seriously though, where might the store be? Y'know, just for reference like...
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,507
    It's in the Trinity centre.
  • HiMyNameIsDanHiMyNameIsDan Member Posts: 10
    Thanks mate, will make a point to visit it next time I'm in town!
  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539
    edited May 2014
    Hi Dan,

    There's quite a number of us in Yorkshire you know - in fact, enough to have a regional LEGO club.

    Have a look at www.brickshire.org.uk, we have regular meets locally.
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