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G'day from an Aussie in England

G'day my name is CJ, I am an Australian living in England and I am addicted to LEGO. Phew, glad I got that off my chest. An AFOL I believe you call it.

As a lot of you can probably tell due to the lack of posts, I am newbie on here. One could say I of late I have had a strange idea, urge, or whatever you would like call it, to invest my hard earned cash in copious amounts of LEGO. I don't just mean one or two sets.

It all started about 3 months ago whilst wandering aimlessly around the Liverpool One LEGO store, when my little boy (3 1/2 year old) decided to say that he was too old for Duplo. I am not sure how he came up with the idea he was too old for Duplo, however he wanted big boy LEGO. Naturally I said fair enough and started him off on the City range.

As I started helping him build I found a strange enjoyment, excitement maybe, and decided to invest in some sets for myself that I would just build and create to keep on display. I started with the LOTR series and before I knew it, the whole set had been bought and built. I then moved onto the most recent of the Harry Potter sets after finding a guy in Belguim willing to ship me the majority of them on a good deal. I decided then to start on the Mini Figures with him and we started with Series 7, then 6, and so on. Now I have the majority of the series and am just missing a handful from both Series 1 and Series 2. I dread to think how much they have cost me. Hahaha

Now my little boy has most of the recent City set, I have LOTR and Harry Potter, along with the latest 4 modular buildings for myself for Christmas. Haha sad I know.

Anyway that is me, and G'day once again.


  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    g'day mate and welcome on board. sounds like you'll be having a great christmas opening 4 of those at once! nice one.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    Welcome! Since you've already gotten a "g'day", I'll toss you a "no worries". :)

    BTW, if you haven't yet, pickup a Fire Brigade (10197), wonderful build and very fun to play with or just display. Then you have so many more sets to add from the modular line!! :)
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    G'day Si. Haha that's if I don't have to spend the day building the lego for my little guy.

    LegoFanTexas, how'z it goin?
    Yeah I have that in the parcels to myself. I have so far;
    The fire brigade
    Grand emporium
    Town hall
    And the Pet shop.

    I am in two minds whether to build them or just leave them boxed. Decisions decisions.

    I fancy trying to build my own little town maybe in the style of the mini modulars.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    ^ What part of Australia are you from? I live in the USA, however my wife is from Australia, Brisbane, born and raised... Didn't come to the USA until 2004, when she met me on a 3 week trip, then never left. :)

    Build the Fire Brigade, then decide about the others. They are adult sets meant for adults, they are much more detailed and interesting to build than the City sets. Give one a try, if you like it, open the others, if you don't, then don't. :)
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    I was born in Perth on the West Coast. I have the luxury of coming and going from the UK as I please back and fro into Australia :)

    Ahhhh strange how us Aussies don't like Australia yet the rest of the world does.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    ^ My wife loves Australia and wants to get back there as often as she can. She is leaving in about a month to go visit family in December, something she has been looking forward to for some time. I'd go with, but I can't leave work in December in the middle of the Christmas season. :)

    I keep telling her I'll go in July, but it is winter there then and she doesn't like the cold. :)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Member Posts: 4,027
    It's hardly scarf weather in July :-) Of course it depends on what you're used to.
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Very true. I remember going to school in shorts in the winter haha
  • BastaBasta Member Posts: 1,259
    indigobox said:

    Very true. I remember going to school in shorts in the winter haha

    Especially some where like Brisbane, next to no need for a jumper ever up there. A bit cooler down here in Canberra though.

    Anyway, welcome CJ.

  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Thanks :)
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    edited November 2012
    So @indigobox, you can't be that far from Liverpool then?
    I'm always at the Lego store whenever I can! Only about 20 minutes away.
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    @pricey73 nope not to far at all. About 40 minutes away give or take. :)
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    So next time I'm in the Liverpool shop, I've to listen out for an Aussie accent then?
    By the way, welcome to Brickset!
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Haha yeah you could say that. I'd say my accent is not as strong these days with living over here.
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