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JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 945

I have been reading the forums since summer 2015 and occasionally posting comments since January 2016.

I am in my 40s and, along with my 2-year younger brother, grew up with LEGO in Latin America. At some point (as I am sure it happen to most) I was "too old for toys" and my attention went elsewhere. My kid brother (9-year younger) who 'inherited' all the LEGO sold it (the bastard)... and all our Hasbro Star Wars toys (double #$%%^ bastard).

I briefly got back to LEGO in my late 20s with the Star Wars theme, but it was expensive back home... so back to the dark ages.

Move to the USA in 2003 and got back into LEGO Star Wars for a few years... small apartment + cost + wife drove me back to the dark ages (OK, wife was the main factor).

With the wife gone (divorce), it took me a while but I got back to LEGO in late 2015.

It has been a good ride getting to know how deep the LEGO community is, all the different and interesting themes (e.g. Modular Buildings and Ideas), and excellent sites like Brickset.

I got back to LEGO with #75052 Mos Eisley Cantina (my favorite Star Wars scene) and #21302 The Big Bang Theory (how I discovered Ideas). I now expanded to trains which in turn has me looking to some City sets.

I just want to point out that I am still in a small apartment (divorced... doh!) and cost is still an issue... so it was the WIFE! :)



  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,728
    Thanks for sharing your story, and welcome to the Forum!
  • Jezebel_19Jezebel_19 Perth, AustraliaMember Posts: 31
    So funny, love the story and the bastard reference and pfft to the my advice with all these factors that keep sending you back to the dark ages, stay single and have a "Happy Lego Life"...
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