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Brightonphil: Hello, been lurking for a while, but thought it only polite to say hello!

BrightonphilBrightonphil Member Posts: 3
edited January 2012 in Introduce yourself
Loved lego as a child, had my dark ages from early 90's until last year with sporadic purchases in between. Didn't take long until new lego purchases had overtaken my childhood collection and the intitail excuse of our 3 year old daughter no longer washed with the wife. Now 'out' as an AFOL I find myself buying more than ever! Brickset has been a great source of information and there is a huge amount of knowledge between members so credit to you.

I hope that I will be able to contribute to this great resource in the future.


  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Welcome to the forum Phil!
    I look forward to reading your future contributions. What are your main Lego interests?
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
  • BrightonphilBrightonphil Member Posts: 3
    Thanks Guys,

    Main interest now is City, although other themes are starting to appeal to me as well. I mainly build the sets with my daughter and then they are often modified to improve them or so they fit into the growing city in our playroom. Have done some city MOC's from scratch, buildings and vehicles and am gradually picking up better techiniques for these. Trains have also captured my interest recently starting with the yellow cargo and followed up at Christmas by Emerald Night. I have to say that so far EM has been the most enjoyable build ever for me in terms of length of time to build, building techniques, finished model and playability.
    Just started to try a bit of stop animation as well and see this as a good way of capturing all the sets we have built and modifications before breaking and building new MOC's. I have found that although now I have more funds for lego, than as a child, I no longer have enough time to enjoy it!

    I love Brickset and the forum, have to check in at least once a day. Not only is it a great source for deals, but articles like the advent calender reviews everyday upto Christmas give me a daily dose of lego without having to spend a penny. Although often leads to spending a small fortune!

  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,074
    Welcome Phil. Would I be right in assuming you live in Brighton? :-)

    I have relatives in Burgess Hill.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Hi Phil! Brighton seems to have a great Lego store! My friend sent me the christmas exclusives from there for my present - I hadn't heard that any other store had them so freely available for sale (I'm assuming she didn't buy other lego for herself) And I've managed to get poly's in there that were gone elsewhere. So we might all be in need of you soon!
  • MartinMartin Member Posts: 375
    Hi Phil! Assuming you are actually in Brighton, pop along to Brighton Modelworld at the end of Feb if you can - there will be a few Brickish folks there (myself included) displaying MOCs. Make sure you say "hi"...
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    Hi BrightonPhil, given your username I presume you are in Brighton. I'm just down the road a bit in Eastbourne!
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    I enjoyed Brighton when I visited in '08 even though it rained horribly all three days I was there. The Royal Pavilion is spectacular!
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