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legotaku: My name is Legotaku and I am a Lego Maniac
I've been a Brickset user for quite sometime through a couple of user names. I am 24, married, I live in California, and I am currently studying graphic design. I went into my dark ages when the Phantom Menace sets started coming out and came out of it at the end of high school when I got a job and was able to start buying sets. Curse you Lego Star Wars! Recently I have been feeling the dark ages creeping up on me again. I've joined a local lug and hope to start attending meetings so I can really get back into it. I've had Lego around me my whole life and I don't see how I could ever let them go. My first notable set was 6086.
My wife is very supportive of my hobby and she has actually got into it herself. Whenever we go anywhere for a long trip she likes to make sure have our sig figs with us so we can take pictures of them. They have a lot of fun whenever we go to Japan. It's really adorable..
My name, Legotaku, should be pronounced with a Japanese accent. It combines Lego and the Japanese word Otaku (a person that is obsessed with something). I came up with it when I was studying Japanese and wanted to change my username on some sites that I use. I tried using it on Xbox Live, but people would always call me Lego Taco. Which may or may not be a good thing..
My favorite themes are Star Wars, castle, city, and trains. Castle and Aquazone are my favorites from the older themes. I don't really make my own stuff, although I am ready for the moment when creativity strikes. My collection is very organized.. I'm always looking at Flickr for ideas and follow The Brothers Brick. But I usually just buy sets to build. I'm a purist and only own a few parts that I display with my sets that aren't Lego. What? My Boba Fett and Han Solo minifigures needed their blasters!
I love video games, music, vinyl figurines, and taking pictures.
I can't wait to get to know everyone here. My goals are to build more of my own creations and avoid the dark ages as much as possible.
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