Name is Brad and I am currently living on the central coast of California. My son turns four in October and is just getting started into LEGO. I am pretty excited about it since that means I get to play with them again. We recently scored a couple tubs of loose parts at a thrift store and I have been working through those to figure out what sets we got. I think we will continue this bulk tactic as it seems the cheapest way to accumulate a collection, and its really a lot of fun figuring out the puzzle of what the pieces go to.
Unfortunately I sold all my sets from the early to mid 90's back when I got too old to play with them and a couple hundred bucks sounded better than letting them sit until I had kids. Definitely regret that one. I know who has them and I am actually trying to talk them into selling them back to me! I want my Ice Planet back! Ha.
Looking forward to learning and all the help that can be gotten here... Thanks!