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Fondest LEGO Memory

What is your fondest LEGO memory? Was it finally getting the set or part that you always longed for? Was it a build that you found satisfying or a MOC that you enjoyed building?

If i had to pin down one thing it would be #6000. I spent countless hours paging through the book. I got lost on the pictures and daydreamed about building similar creations. It also inspired many of my early MOCs, though my collection was anything but large, so they were all multicolored catastrophes that were only pleasing to me.

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  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    3. Building Fabuland cities with my sister. We used to run out of bricks, so the lesser liked Fabuland citizens had to live in rooms which were only 3 or 4 bricks high.

    2. "Reading" #6000. I think the only letters that really appear in the story are "S.O.S."? Of course that didn't make a lot of sense for me at my age. In fact, there were so many things I didn't understand. For example, it was years later when I recognised that one of the buildings early on in the city is supposed to be a supermarket.

    1. Building #928 for the first time. For a brief time, I actually believed that all these blue buildings and spaceships had been modelled after original bases standing on the moon. (Which later on prompted me to build Voyager clones from Lego.)
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    In regard to #6000, the movie theatre baffled me since it's such a low-ceiling room. I always thought it was more like a ground control room for the spaceship that Bill and Mary board afterward.
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    I third the 6000 book - I pored through that book so many times as a child, longing for the bricks necessary to build some of the models - particularly the space models, and the aliens with the brick-built heads. :-) The castle section was another great favourite. My happiest day was the birthday when I received #383-2: Knight's Joust, which meant I finally had the correct hairpieces to build the two characters from the book - characters which, decades later, I still have!
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 804
    For me, it was probably building certain MOCs. I built a few large transformers and a huge space base that I remember loving.

    One thing that I recall loving to do was trying to construct the alternate models that were featured on the sides and back of the old packaging. In particular, I remember being pretty proud that I was able to construct the robotic-bird-ship that was featured on the 6985 Cosmic Fleet Voyager. I remember repeatedly trying to build the models on 6080 King's Castle, but I never ended up being satisfied with my attempts.

    I think the idea books (I didn't have #6000, but I had the 200 Idea Book) were fun for me, but mostly just looking at the vast spreads, which were pretty similar to the catalogs and "posters", just bigger! I do remember being disappointed with some of the models, though, since I didn't have the right colors or elements to build what I really wanted.

    DaveE
  • mikersoftmikersoft Member Posts: 57
    edited December 2012
    As a kid, I dumped all my classic space sets ( #483, #497, #6970, #6927, #6929, etc, etc...) into a large box to just "build". In hindsight, it wasn't all that many parts, but it seemed like a massive amount to an 11 year old). I created a strange space/industrial hybrid factory MOC using as many parts as possible. I spent hours & hours building & playing with that..

    -Mike
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,874
    Getting the classic town Main Street set as a 6-year-old for Xmas and building it with my dad.

    I'm working on finishing a re-issue Main Street right now, and boy is that sucker hard to complete!
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    I'm not sure about my fondest all-round Lego memory (too many good childhood memories with Lego), but two of the ones which stick in mind were receiving and building the (reissue of) the Black Falcon's Castle and #5987 (on separate Christmasses). 5987 was probably the biggest Lego set I had as a child and at the age of about 10 it absolutely overawed me.
  • dino_girldino_girl LondonMember Posts: 107
    edited December 2012
    1. Playing with my Fabuland as a nipper

    2. Getting #6803 space patrol one wet windy October Saturday afteroon in Woolworth's

    3. Finding all my Fabuland and space sets in my dad loft after I came out of my dark ages

    4. Last xmas when 3 generations of the family help to build and playing with all the city sets my daughter got
  • LegoZombiesLegoZombies Member Posts: 25
    For me I would have to say my parents bringing home just a few lego bricks when I was just 5 and me playing with them with them for countless hours starting my love for Legos.

    I still have those few bricks next to a picture of my parents as a reminder of who started my collection
  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    My best Lego memory was when my mom got me the SP-Striker #6781 for Christmas in 1989. I loved that set cause of the lights! All I have left now is the battery pack and light bulb bricks. I wish I could build this set again.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,169
    Getting #6377 for Christmas. Pretty much any LEGO moment around Christmas.
    Recently, it was getting all the Town and train sets in LEGO lots that I could not as a kid (like #1490, #6391, #6383, #6393, #7730).
    prevere said:

    Getting the classic town Main Street set as a 6-year-old for Xmas and building it with my dad.

    I'm working on finishing a re-issue Main Street right now, and boy is that sucker hard to complete!

    Main street reissue is nice, it allowed me to get a set I REALLY wanted as a kid, but could never get. I actually have the #6390 now as well but still will keep the re-issue.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 775
    A small backstory. Back when I was seven, my absolute favorite video game was #5704 Lego Racers. Jonny Thunder was my absolute favorite character. So when Orient Expedition came out, I HAD to have them all!

    So the mission was to save up for #7419 Dragon Fortress. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we were off to a local toy shop that carried the set. When I saw the blue rimmed box, I thought it was the biggest, most beutiful box ever. When we walked out, my brother (who was excited for it just as me and saved up for it as well) and I had to open it and look at the instructions. We opened the flip open lid and saw the big box of Minifigures and we were dazed at the size of the instruction booklet. That set completed our first series of sets ever. It was a defining moment at my days of early collecting.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,463
    Hard to choose but I have to pick getting #6085 Black Monarch's Castle with my sister for Christmas. We spent hours building that along with our other Castle sets and then using leftover blocks to make a few hovels for the Pirates who never stood a chance in the quest to battle the Knights
  • midwestguymidwestguy Member Posts: 41
    edited December 2012
    I got to go to Legoland in Billund, Denmark when I was ten. It was great, and I managed to pick up #6285 many months before we had even heard of the pirate theme in my area.
  • RomanticWarriorRomanticWarrior United StatesMember Posts: 248
    Going to K-Mart and using the paper route money I had saved up to buy #6062 Battering Ram. There were many more castle sets to come. That set was the one that started it all.
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    For me it was hands down on our family's trip to lake Powell. It was my birthday and I remember finally getting Black Monarch's Castle. I was so excited when I ripped off the wrapping. I begged to build the castle on the house boat my family had rented.

    The build took me a few hours and the string for the draw bridge had stuck to my shirt. When we where out on my grandmothers skiing boat my mom picked the string off my shirt and asked me where it had came from. Neither of us knowing what it was she threw it off into the lake.

    When we returned to the floating house I resumed my build only to discover the string for my bridge was forever gone. I finished the build without the string and had to take it apart to store it back in the big box for the trip home. I remember looking through the lid on the box at least a million times to see all the amazing parts and pieces.

    Oh what I would give to go back to those days!
  • duilimduilim Member Posts: 61
    edited December 2012
    My three fondest memories were all as a kid and all involved building 3 sets that I had wanted badly. I'd have to say that building the original King's Castle (6080) was probably top of the list. I had endless hours of fun with that set. Unfortunately, I broke the clips on 3 of the 4 horse saddles but the set is still otherwise complete.
    Second would have to be building 6985 Comsmic Fleet Voyager whilst third would be 6980 Galaxy Commander.
    I loved all three of those sets and wish I had taken better care of them. Whilst all three are still largely intact, they look a little worse for wear.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    My most vivid memory (but definitely not fondest) was building the King's Castle by myself only to drop it when carrying it out to show my parents. Lucky most LEGO is break proof and it went back together easier, but I'll admit I cried and cried and cried. Of course I was 6 at the time.

    My fondest would be every summer. My mom taught at my school so she'd be off each summer with me. She'd let me bring out all my LEGO each summer and basically take over the living room. I'd build houses, stadiums...basically anything but the actual sets. Loved every minute of it.
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,329
    Space 928 - what a set at 8 years old, wish I had a time machine.....
  • Dread_PirateDread_Pirate Member Posts: 184
    Too many memories to think of just one... Prolly sometime around my 10 th b-day when I got the kings castle and the intergalactic command base. I got one for x-mas and the other a month later for my b-day. I was in Lego heaven.

    My most recent Lego good memory is how I came out of my dark ages. My wife came home with a Queen Anne's Revenge for me as a get well present because I had a tooth break the day before and had to have it pulled. I sure made a bad day turn good. Next thing you know I have almost 100 new sets between my son and myself and this x-mas "Santa" is going to be generous to my son in the Lego department.
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