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RobotchilliRobotchilli ScotlegolandMember Posts: 7

 Hi all, congrats on a great site and what seems like a fantastic community.

I am a supernoob to Lego and just started collecting in May this year. I don't have a dark ages as Lego was something I drooled over but parents couldn't really afford when I was young.

Hence like a few of the posts I have read I am starting a collection for my boy who has just turned 1 and got his first Duplo set. I have another little one due in Jan next year so let the fun begin :)

I have gotten hooked and find myself buying as much for myself as I do for the little guy hence what brought me here.

I am a big superheroes fan - DC first but also enjoy everything else and have started my collection here along with the collectible series of Minifigs.

Series 13 was my first entry and so far I have that, along with some ebay wars for complete sets of Series 1,2,3,4,12, 13 also the movie series, Simpsons Series, a few superhero keyrings and polybags along with some specific minifigs I happened across Also a couple of special edition Moleskin Lego notebooks (weird I know but they just looked so cool) and a few of the superhero sets which I haven't even got round to opening yet.

Getting ready for Series 14 CMF's

Wish list includes - Jokerland, retired Arkham Asylum, Ghostbusters, Big Bang Theory and currently eyeing up Scooby Doo but not sure yet.

All in all probably spent around £700 on Lego this year - it's not long in creeping up on you LOL but in the way that I have done it I do feel like I have a lot for my money.

Nice little pile building up in the garage.

I am enjoying my entry into Lego and see it being a hobby long-term and something I can share with the kids.

Right now I am fighting the temptation to collect the backlog of everything I am interested in and warring with myself between what to open and build/display and what to keep sealed for the kids when they are older and give them the decision to either keep/sell or build.

Seems a bit of a minefield.

Been frequenting a few of the sites, this is my first sign up, and got into the Blocks mag, who knew there was such a wonderful world of Lego fans and fanatics out there.

So far I have got the support and interest of the other half but can see that changing when I start justifying a couple of hundred quid on 1 set....we shall see.

Sorry for the war and peace intro - I have read so much about you all whilst lurking so thought it only right I give you a braindump on me LOL


Looking forward to being part of the community.

Thanks


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  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525
    Welcome to Brickset, keep saving up while you can, I know a few of us have series 14 sets already.


    Remember to check out Bricks / Bricks Culture magazine as well.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 673
    You're right: it's nice to keep track of your collection via Brickset's inventory and easy-to-use interface, but it's so easy to slide down the slippery slope of "gotta have 'em all"!  Best of luck to you in your LEGO journey!
  • RobotchilliRobotchilli ScotlegolandMember Posts: 7

    Thank you theLEGOman and Oldfan - I will certainly check out that other Magazine.

    I didn't know series 14 was on sale yet, suppose you guys know how to get your hands on such things a little earlier :) Thanks for the welcome.

  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 297
    edited August 2015
    Take care @Robotchilli that slope is very very slippery.  Three years ago I had 3 plastic tubs of lego and, having moved from the little bedroom to the middle one, I'm now expanding on to the landing.  Put the shelves up yesterday. ;)

  • RobotchilliRobotchilli ScotlegolandMember Posts: 7
    I can feel myself losing footing already on that slope Salamalex...just had a stroll round TRU and left empty handed because I couldn't make my bloomin mind up LOL. Just the sheer size of some of the sets I have my eye on will quickly see me space planning! Thanks for the comment. - cheers
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    Welcome. I feel where you're coming from. The Brickset inventory says I have spent around £800, that's since I started collecting, this January. But, thanks to frantic bargain hunting, I know its half that at the most. I've started storing LEGO in my locker at work, unopened sets and 2 big sacks of loose bricks. Addictive is not the word, modulars are my next target.
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