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And if you get through many bottles of wine in one sitting, you'll also get the fun of staring in wonderment at your otherworldly creation the following morning... before looking for the box to find what it was meant to be. ;oD
I've always thought that the version of their wedding photo that Katie & Ryan Wood did in Lego together was pretty special -
She always builds the people. Sometimes she helps with sets. On Christmas day we built santa's workshop together. She built the reindeer, minifigs, sleigh, tree and north pole sign. I built the workshop and toy machine. She finished about 5 minutes before me.
Interestingly she loves friends. She prefers to build them as there are less moving parts, easier to identify colours and are generally simpler models. Last christmas I built the Lone ranger mine and stagecoach while she built the Friends pet salon.
This is the best way for us to build together. Rather than try to build a set together, we both build something each. So we are building separately but together.
We may only do this 4-5 times a year but these are my favourite building sessions.
Is there a possibility that some DS II parts have been "accidentally" mixed with those from the SSD? ;-)
Nope - all elements present and correct for both models I'm relieved to say! Both had been on display for more than 3 years and hence I was concerned they might have shed a few elements during that time, but all safely sorted, bagged and packed away now.
Separate sets are the way to go i think. Im thinking either a mini or vw camper for her while I do ecto 1.
She realy wants more modulars, not quite in the 'just because I love you' present price range!
We agree with the person who recommended three-in-ones: we each do one of the builds plus switch off during the building and sorting and dissembling. We've got it down to a science now, hardly uttering a word when it's time to switch over.
See our web page: elderplay.weebly.com/three-in-one.html
Don't forget the making of wish lists and shopping together, very romantic!
We've got it sorted...she sits on the left, I sit on the right, the instructions are open in front of us, she completes the left page then hands it to me to do the right, when it's not our page we search for the others pieces.
Actually, if you have a non-AFOL partner who also finds our world annoying and/or baffling, they might want to check out my wife's blog at https://brickwife.wordpress.com/
Actually our plans for this weekend include continuing work on her Parisian Restaurant and my Palace Cinema while watching the 24 Hour race that's on.
For Christmas I got her the Friends Jungle Sets and she built those while I worked on the Death Star (the playset one). During the summer when we weren't living together yet we would sit on her porch at night and build smaller sets we had gotten.
I'm very lucky in that my wife encourages me (and sometimes does the old build herself).
Can't believe you have so many unopened poly bags! Imagine being able to build those in one go :-)
Next we're planning on an MOC-ing a castle together, which should be fun. Now to gather all the necessary pieces and sets...
Is the brickwife blog still ongoing? I haven't noticed a new post in ages, and I like reading it.
Personally I don't have any romantic Lego experience but the thought of it is nice. I guess finding a girlfriend who loves LEGO like I do is rare.
Once my wife and I move into our new house, I am going to suggest we 'relax' a bit by building the Parisian Restaurant. It's been sitting boxed up for over a year. Taking it out and building with her will be great. Stress of moving=bad. Wine+Wife+LEGO=good!
Then there's also this, which was on the table with a bunch of other things when I proposed. The minfigs are as close an approximation to us as is possible in Lego form (had to buy a $30 DC set just for that hair...). She absolutely loved it and most people claim that's their favorite of the pictures from that night.
There is #40165 Wedding Favor Set with a bride, groom, alternate hairpieces and head, and a white arch with flowers and jewels. US [email protected] has it marked down from $9.99 to $7.99.
I remember an MTG thread about some design accents. Someone said that's nothing, they knew of entire ceremonies conducted in Klingon or Elvish.
I suggest a trip to Bluewater, tell my wife to go and enjoy herself, she does, she is overjoyed with her shoes/clothes etc, she is pleased with me for suggesting the trip and meanwhile I manage to get my supplies in the boot of the car before she finishes! Then with the skill of a cold war spy swap, the boot gets emptied at home and she is none the wiser, unless my children tell her "Dad got that the other day at Bluewater", then the romance dies slightly!