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ktmo: Hi from a Lego mom in MD

ktmoktmo Member Posts: 73
edited February 2012 in Introduce yourself
I found this forum a few weeks ago. I think I am officially out of the Dark Ages, although I have been buying a few sets here and there since I had my first DD. A few years ago, I raided my mom's attic and found a few of my old sets. I realized I was missing a lot of bricks. I put them under the bed and forgot about them. Over this past winter break, I went back in her attic and found the majority of the rest of the sets. I found 4 blue storage bins with drawers filled will all the pieces, nice and neat. For the last month, my oldest DD and I have been working on building the sets and seeing what is missing. We have a lot of Town sets from the 80s and a lot of smaller Pirates sets.

Since my oldest was born, I would pick up Lego sets that I found on clearance. I never really bought anything with a purpose, just what I could find cheap. We have a small closet in the basement, which is now referred to as the Lego closet. Last year, she really took an interest in Lego, so I started buying more and building more. Now it is something we both enjoy. We are working on my youngest DD. She is almost 5 and is getting the Lego bug. Although, our biggest problem with her is the fact that she likes to hide the minifigs. We were putting away the Winter sets and we were missing the gray haired man from the Toy Shop. Luckily I found him sailing away on the Mayflower with the Little People.

We are enjoying collecting all the new Lego Friends sets. My girls love them.

I am glad that I found this site. It is a wealth of information.


  • giraffefrecklesgiraffefreckles Member Posts: 100
    Welcome, ktmo. That's a really nice story to read. Your daughters are getting the full treat, eh? Your vintage sets, the clearance items from earlier, and now LEGO with a purpose. :)

    I'd like to be able to share my LEGOs with my daughter some day. Right now, 1 is a little early, so we watch her when plays with big LEGOs. She's gotten used to the Duplos already, so those hold less excitement.

    Yes, I always learn something new on this site. Don't get to read/post all the time, but it's nice to know it's there.
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    Hi again,

    I was wondering who your Friends polybags were for, round here you can't assume that there are daughters involved. I have one daughter who is 7 and is the reason we're out of our dark ages. She too loves Friends but is currently distracted by clearance Pharoah's Quest sets, the pyramid is currently the site of a Halloween party that requires the minifigures all to swap heads regularly. Her LEGO table regularly includes Strawberry Shortcake and Disney princesses so she'd probably get on great with your younger daughter :).

    Glad you're here,

  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Hello! I'm another lego lady (as my friends call me now), though not a mum yet. Welcome to the site, lovely to read your story :)
  • ktmoktmo Member Posts: 73
    edited January 2012
    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    @Jenni my daughter is also loving the Pharaoh's Quest sets I have found on clearance. I think I picked up most at 50% off. I did buy the Flying Mummy's Attack at RRP, it was the only one that I couldn't find on sale. After we got the others, we had to have it.
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    ^ I seriously went to a store today just to buy the Scarab Attack because my husband was incredulous that I hadn't bought it when I was there last. While I was lucky to find a very beat up Flying Mummy Attack for $7.50 I just bought another for $15 because the plane would just be so outnumbered otherwise :). I like the vehicles in this theme.

    Wish you were closer so your girls could come play but I'm in TN. We're doing really well at making LEGO fanatics out of my daughter's friends though.
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    Great to have another female AFOL here! I don't have any kids, so I don't have anyone to blame for the Lego collection but myself... :)
  • JenniJenni Member Posts: 1,390
    ^ I don't think anyone will buy that the Tower Bridge is my daughter's, kids only give you so much cover :)
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