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Another hello from Scotland!

I've been here on the forum for a few days but haven't introduced myself yet. I live in Edinburgh and have done for a lot of years - I played with Lego as a child when the most complicated parts they made were wheels! Fast forward to 2009 when my morning paper gave away some Star Wars mini sets, which I enjoyed building for nostalgia sake. That didn't draw me back in though, and neither did the Big Bang Living Room set when it came out a few years ago. What did it was the Saturn V, a magnificent beast. I've been a big space fan since I was a child (yes, I did try building rockets back then) and this made me want to look for more. The last straw was seeing a YouTube video of the Bucket Wheel Excavator, which I just couldn't resist. I justified it as my birthday present to myself and I've made myself wait until my birthday arrives before I open it. (Tomorrow, hooray!) I also fell in love with the big Mobile Crane, also after seeing it on YouTube, and managed to get a brand new set on eBay. That is on hold until my birthday too. And I've taken the decision to stop watching YouTube as it's costing me too much money!


  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Member Posts: 2,525
    Welcome and happy birthday! You will definitely enjoy constructing the bucket wheel excavator - it's a beast and needs a little nurturing but the engineering is fantastic. Toy fair rumours suggest that there's a new Rough Terrain Crane coming in the summer for Technic so there's always something to look forward to too!
  • CommanderRaabCommanderRaab Member Posts: 660
    Welcome! And yay another member in Edinburgh. There are a fair few of us who live in the central belt and meet up every now and again. @nexander @khmellymel yay more members in Scotland
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Member Posts: 500
    Welcome & Happy Birthday!
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    Happy birthday! Always good to see more central belt folk around, as anyone who was at the Edinburgh meetup last week can agree, there is a lot now!  @DougTemplar and I do a few events with him taking the lead in the east and myself in the West.

    The main thing coming up in the east that we are involved with is Edinbrick on 26th May but there are other things too such as a display at Edinburgh comic con and then there is the bi-monthly meet ups which is always open to new people. Any questions just ask us!
  • GordonEdinGordonEdin Member Posts: 17
    I always go to the ComicCon and I'm looking forward to the Lego display this year. Last year was before I got dragged back in to the hobby so I only had a passing interest in their stall that time.
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    edited April 2018
    Feel free to say hello, I'm only there on the sat (my mocs are there all weekend) but I'm easy to spot, the tall guy at the display awith scary bricks tshirt. If you spot someone running about with a blue beetle hoodie it's @DougTemplar and everyone else in the Lego bit is very friendly as well.   It will be qa good range of suitably themed mocs, assuming we get them built in time!
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    Just to add there will be a Lego panel at 1030am on Saturday of ECC you might want to attend. Doug is hosting with Warren (Elsmore) and Rod (Gillies) the guests. Should be fun.
  • DougTemplarDougTemplar Member Posts: 638
    Dont promise it should be fun.... Just say it could be ;)
  • GordonEdinGordonEdin Member Posts: 17
    Dont promise it should be fun.... Just say it could be ;)
    It *was* fun - really enjoyed it.
    Went to the Lego stall too - some impressive stuff there including Rod's steampunk ship. I saw somebody who I assume was nexander but he was busy speaking to people so I didn't get the chance to say hello.
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    Glad you enjoyed it! The display went down well which was a relief. Expect to see a lot more mocs and afols if you come along to Edinbrick.
  • MinifigminuteMinifigminute Member Posts: 20
    Bucket Wheel looked insane! What an odd build, but so cool! I wish I lived "across the pond"... would be closer to Billund :)
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