I've been a member of this site for a few months and reading many other Bricksetter's posts so thought I'd finally say hello.
I've been drawn back into the world of Lego over the past few years as I'm now a Dad to three great boys currently aged 5, nearly 4 and a 7 month old. Over the past 3 1\2 years quite a large Duplo collection has been amassed and I have to say, I was quite impressed with the variety that these larger bricks are now made in, they allow some pretty impressive constructions with decent details and the Duplo figures are excellent. I'm sure Duplo will continue to fill our lounge for many years to come as it doesn't have so many tiny pieces easily swallowed by an enquisitive baby. (or Baby-Zilla as I call him when he's crashing through DuploLand
I had all the best intentions of resisting temptation to purchase traditional Lego until my boys were ready for it. This came undone however when in Jan 2011 I came across some lego sets in an Adsa for about 75% off! This started a steady flow of sets into my possession (for the boys, when they're bigger, of course!) and I now seem to have sets stashed all over my house and even at work! LOL.
My eldest son turned 5 late October and with it he received his first "proper" lego set. After much deliberation on which set to go for we went with #3221
, the big yellow truck. I had been a bit concerned about presenting something that was too much of a challenge and putting him off. I needn't have worried and apart from a bit of confusion around the rear trailer axle he pretty much built the whole thing by himself. He's also old enough now to understand why it needs to be kept out of the babies reach.
If I ever find time I'll enjoy re-discovering my own original lego collection at some point. I know I still have my #928
Galaxy Explorer in a box in the loft as well as many other sets all mixed into a great big tub. No idea what condition it'll all be in though! As I'm sure is the case with many others on here, it all stopped being played with reguarly when computer games, work, cars, drinking and members of the opposite sex all started to compete for my attention.
Now, How do I convince my wife that 20,000+ bricks isn't excessive?