Hi, all. I seldom use forums so hopefully this will be posted in the “Introduce Yourself” section. A narrow & hopefully short intro: I'm getting old & at nearly 49 im an OG Star Wars fan from way back. I was fortunate to have all of the SW toys a kid could ever want & made the best of it. TIEs, X-Wings, Death Star, Jabbas Palace, all the figures a couple times over, play-sets, mini vehicles, records, books, comics I just love SW & anything associated. After passing everything on to my younger brother & he passed them on to our nephews, nieces & cousins not much is left of the vintage stuff.
When I was older I collected figures & ships through the years & have a fairly large collection all nice, neatly boxed & displayed. I wasn’t satisfied though & i wasnt sure what exactly i could do about that feeling. Playing with the figures wasnt going to work because it really difficult to get another grown human to play SW, especially in rual KY., & im not sure i wanted to either. One day I purchased a LEGO 75208 Yoda’s Hut because it looked really “cute” & it tugged on my nostalgia for my favorite SW movie TESB. I got home, built the set & it was awesome. I found exactly what i needed. Something i can actually play with, like a kid, & satisfy that part of me who want to actually open my toys. Not that i never opened my figures but what i got from the LEGO set was totally different feeling.
Anyhow i cant imagine this is a rare story & most people can and do relate. The odd part is the fact it took me this long to pick up a LEGO set & discover the fun inside. On top of that LEGOs ARE collectable & that satisfies my collector desire too. Comics, cards, figures & other items are all boxed in acid free bags w/acid free backing boards. They’re great to have but its just stuff. The LEGO is FUN! I save the box, manual & even the sets extra pieces neatly stored while i get to build & for me is more like “play” with my sets by posing, setting up scenes & occasionally breaking down & rebuilding. My great-nephew is 3 so hopefully he & I can start building sets soon.
Ok thats a goofy into & reasons why i love my newly found LEGO obsession. I want to say thank you to: Brickset, Bricklinks, & Rebrickable. Theres other cool sites but these three are the one I use daily. Especially Brickset for tracking my sets, reviews, Capnrex101 is really really good, pointing out discounts & all of the other info provided. Bricklinks for making parts incredibly easy to buy & for providing all the data on the sets such as number of parts, type of parts, variations etc. These sites are priceless.
best wishes to all,