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Getting Started with MOCs, Tips or Tricks?
I have recently returned to Lego after my son fell in love with them earlier this year. It has been so fun getting to see his creativity and excitement grow as he discovers new ways of making things for his imagination to run wild with. It has also reminded me just how much I loved Lego when I was young. I have a few loose bricks left from my childhood that I've been tinkering with. Not much in the grand scheme of things. We've also purchased a few smaller sets for my son.
However, as with so much in my life, when I get the bug for something, it becomes an obsession. We just visited the Americana Lego Roadshow at a local mall and my mind has been running ever since. I would really love to get into building MOCs buildings/houses, but don't want to jump in too deep too fast and get frustrated. I've already built 3D models in my computer as well as out of cardboard for what I want them to look like...(did I mention I go overboard sometimes).
The reality is that I don't have a lot of discretionary money to go buy 4 modular buildings to scrap parts from and create my own. It will likely need to be a slow process with many orders from Bricklink or local stores (Bricks and Minifigs coming soon near me!), and I think I'm okay with that.
That being said, I felt it important to join a community and try to glean as much wisdom and knowledge as possible to ensure a smoothER ride than if I tried it on my own. So, aside from just looking at created models, reading posts, looking through books, does anyone have a suggestion(s) on the best starting point? Videos or articles I could read? Really anything you'd be willing to share would be of significance to me.
I'm fortunate enough the my mind can interpret and digest spacial concepts quickly...it's my lack of Lego knowledge that will likely be my biggest hurdle.
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read and who may be willing to offer suggestions!