Hello, I’m new here and I’ve just re-discovered LEGO and it has hit me like a ton of bricks! (literally! Rolf). Thought I’d share a story about my crazy last few weeks. While on paternity leave for our first baby I decided to buy a Lego set and build. The set was Parisian Restaurant #10243. I built it in 3 days taking my time and enjoying it with my wife, and I loved it. Reconnecting with the bricks was just awesome and triggered a ton of childhood memories.
I've been known to be rather compulsive when it comes to collecting, so of course soon enough my goal became to collect all Lego Modulars in mint condition with box and instructions and keep the budget at $3,500-5,000 (yes, I'm one of the crazy guys who is eyeing all the overpriced sets on ebay and that are made fun of here! rolf....).
The Modulars seemed perfect for me. I have limited time with a crazy schedule which makes MOCs difficult for me to indulge in. My wife also enjoyed the Modular theme and series so that was a huge plus! Next thing you know, I went on a buying spree and picked up Grand Emporium #10211, Palace Cinema #10232 and Pet Shop #10218 on Amazon.
A few days later, I discover bricklink (things have changed a lot in this hobby from 25 years ago!). I discover that retired sets are expensive! I go off any buy Café Corner #10182 (My favorite thus far!), Fire Brigade #10197 and Detective’s Office #10246. Next few days…. I hunt and find Brick Bank and Town Hall … bargain a bit here and there… count my pennies and it’s done! Pull the trigger on it.
So in just less than a few weeks I’ve gone mad and bought 9 of 11 modulars! I’m down to Market Street #10190 and Green Grocer #10185. And I’m on track for staying under budget. I’ve been busy at work and have only had time to build Parisian Restaurant, Palace Cinema Grand Emporium.
I will have plenty of time in the next moths to build though as the closet is filling up with lego boxes..... I will update this thread!
PS: Finding this forum and reading about other Lego nuts is comforting!
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