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heinzfaust: Big Lego fan remeniscing about good times with lego.
I'm a 27 years old guy from Holland. I've been a big fan of Lego all my life. I dug up my old Legos this week. Don't know what got me started exactly, but I couldn't stop building for the last few days. Started working on a large spaceship (I always wanted to have a big spaceship but I never had the patience to build one).
My first lego set ever was a Duplo set. I must have been around one year old. I probably must have said something like "this is stupid, I want REAL Lego!!" because that's the only duplo set I ever had. Next was a Basic set (510). That one still had me confused because the inner space of the house was like only 1 brick wide, so how is anyone supposed to live in that house, right? I also remember being confused about the fact that the box showed multiple models, while you obviously can only build one (and a half) at a time. I guess this problem still confuses young ones today. After that I quickly went to proper lego, like some castle sets and lots of legoland stuff. Some of the highlights of my lego carreer probably are: 6061 Siege Tower, 6386 Police Command Base, 6077 Forestmen's River Fortress (castle between trees, one of my favorites), 5550 Custom Rally Van, and ultimately the 8094 Control Centre (which actually wasn't that much fun in the long run).
The biggest moc I ever created was a huge ferris-wheel, compsed of 2 complete round railway tracks (from a used 726 western Train which I received for free from relatives who didn't use their legos anymore). The two tracks were lined up and connected with almost any brick I could find.
The craziest thing I ever build was a crash-test site on some road plates, where I had build several small cars and connected them to a thick lego wall using a rubber band, pulled throuhg a technic brick. I had to build a roof and extra walls around it because the cars slammed into the wall quite strongly.
At the end I had a 3-drawer wooden cabinet completely filled with lego's, and some seperate boxes for the minifigs and techinc stuff. I lost interest around the age of 13, whith my last set being the 6350 Pizza To Go. I was quite sad actually that I no longer liked playing with Lego because it had always been such a pleasent experience. Lego really was my safe world during my childhood.
I decided to buy a brand new nice little set a few days ago, sort of as a hommage to the good old times. It became the 6743 Creator Street Speeder. I took this one because it mostly uses bricks that were also around at "my time" and also because green bricks were quite rare back then. I think the Creator sets are pretty awesome because the use many useful bricks instead of some strange large parts that are used in modern sets often. No bionicle or new space-police for me, sorry. I like what they're doing with the Star-Wars stuff though. I actually feel a little sorry for all the grown-ups out there who where fans of star wars when the first Space legos came out. Now they have to buy all those amazing (and expensive) sets. Fortunately for my wallet I never was a Star-Wars fan, but if there ever will be Lord of the Rings lego than I'm going to be in trouble as well....
Thanks for reading!
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