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.
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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.