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Yet Another AFOL... ;-)


Like many people here, I played with LEGO as a child, but grew up and discovered other pursuits. However, now that I have twin five year old daughters, who have discovered the delights of building mad towers of bricks, I've sort-of caught the bug that a lot of people on here seem to have!
It all started when we all went to visit my parents last Christmas and she had dug out all my brother's and my old toys, which included a large selection of LEGO, so I idly started putting together some of the old sets, so that my daughters and their cousins could play with them.
I found myself at 2am digging through a huge pile of LEGO, trying to find the last couple of pieces to put back together my old #6970, #6821, #6801 and a load of even older LEGO. After all that, I ended up bringing it home and I have been replacing missing pieces from, and adding to, my classic LEGO Space collection since then and now have all the following proudly displayed in my study:
885 Space Scooter
886 Space Buggy
889 Radar Truck
891 Two Seater Space Scooter
894 Mobile Ground Tracking Station
897 Mobile Rocket Launcher
918 One Man Space Ship
920 Rocket Launch Pad
928 Space Cruiser And Moonbase
6801 Moon Buggy
6821 Shovel Buggy
6822 Space Digger
6841 Mineral Detector
6970 Beta I Command Base

Only a few to go! :-)

The trouble is that I thought that would be the limit of my personal involvement, but I've managed to get interested in a couple of other themes, so now have all the Minecraft sets (I just love building landscape dioramas), about 10 The LEGO Movie ones (that all started with Benny's Spaceship, of course) and, finally, Ninjago, which I never liked previously, but fell in love with the Temple of Airjitsu and just had to get a couple of dragons (Master Wu and Titanium) and Enter The Serpent.
Oh, my daughters love Friends, Disney Princess and generally building strange, amorphous creations made up from all their sets jumbled into one, which is great!
So, there you have it in a nutshell. I'm in trouble! Thank heavens I haven't seriously looked at the Technic sets but, having said that, being a huge 24 Heures du Mans fan, I'm eyeing up the 24 Hour Race Car... And that Mobile Crane looks rather nice as well... Oh dear... ;-)

Anyway, well done, if you made it this far!




  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,729
    Welcome fellow addict!
  • SalamalexSalamalex Member Posts: 297
    That was some intro - like it! Welcome aboard.

  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    Hi! and welcome.
    I still have that Beta Command Base too from back when I was a little kid, epic space set!
    Thanks for sharing some of your Lego interests, see you around on the forum.
  • crazycarlcrazycarl Member Posts: 392
    " being a huge 24 Heures du Mans fan"

    As well am I and all FIA World Endurance Challenge races and IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship racing.  If your a fan of this check out the Speed Champions line by Lego!!  There are 7 sets this year and more to come in 2016 including an Audi LMP car (my favorite class)!!!  Ive also built some MOCs of these series cars.
  • crazycarlcrazycarl Member Posts: 392
    Set #75912 is a must buy!!!   Welcome to the addiction!!!!
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck Member Posts: 1,591
    Those are rather nice, I have to say! Oh please, not another theme to collect! ;-)
  • crazycarlcrazycarl Member Posts: 392
    Those pics above are my MOCs.

  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck Member Posts: 1,591
    @crazycarl yes, I understand that. I was referring to your suggestion to check out the Speed Champions theme.
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