Hi my name is Wes (aka collect-that!) I'm 31 and live in Worcestershire in the UK with my wife and son.
Like most on here I'm a complete Lego nut. I've been collecting Lego for a very long time and will one day finally get all my sets listed on brickSet (1000+ I think?) I've never had a dark ages, just a couple of grey phases so I picked up a lot of sets upon original release, although I have a habit of leaving purchases saying ' I'll buy it next week' and then months later a set gets discontinued!! I did this with 10184 Town Plan for some unknown reason and almost cried.
Even though I've been collectin' a while I've never really been into the whole online community thing, so I've pretty much kept myself to myself. but since takin' the plunge and being active on this forum it's been a great experience and I've been in contact with some truly awesome people. I was looking to set up a display in the Midlands sometime but since my son has been born time is a commodity I don't always have, but I'm hoping to display as much as possible next year!!
My main Lego interest is my Town layout which resides in one of the rooms in my house and sits on a board that measures 3m x 1.5m. the town is 3 baseplates by 10 baseplates and has 9V and PF train track circling it complete with sidings and 2 stations. An elevated monorail runs through the town passing modular buildings aswell as custom houses and shops.
My next project which I'm just starting is a 1m x 1m medieval riverside village which I'm hoping to document in a blog - http://my-build-blog.blogspot.com/
when I get the time!!
I'm not a big builder, luckily my wife loves Lego aswell so apart from MOCs she pretty much builds all my standard Lego sets that go on display around the house. My favourite themes and sets are -
6601 Ice Cream Cart - My first Set I had as a child and still sits proudly in my town, although it is a bit big!!
Star Wars - sets 6211 Star Destroyer, 7658 Y-Wing and 8038 Battle of Endor
I'm a huge Star Wars Fan (Geek) (I'm writing this listening to the Commentary on the new ANH Blu Ray)
Divers - 6559 Deep Sea Bounty
Trains - 4512 Cargo Train and 10128 Level crossing
Pirates - 6243 Brickbeards Bounty and 6278 Enchanted Island
Sets I don't have which I want - 10027 Train Shed (might build from scratch) and 6766 Rapid River Village
Apart from lego my main interests are
Football - Tottenham Hotspur FC
Films - I have a HUGE collection faves include Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Kevin Smith,Zack Snyder, Coen brothers and cheesy Zombie Movies!!
Music - Springsteen,Bon Jovi, Oasis,SRV, Kenny Chesney and I play a white Fender Strat
TV - Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Blue Bloods, Frasier, American Dad, ER.
Check out my Trades thread and say HI!!