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Cam_n_Stu: Cam'n'Stu, well Stu anyway...

Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
edited May 2011 in Introduce yourself
Hello all,

I'm a 30' something dad who couldn't wait for his son to be old enough to play with 'real' Lego and I bought a few sets that I liked the look of in anticipation of that day, some of which he is still too young to play with ;-)

I love 'traditional' Lego bricks and as such I'm not a massive fan of sets with a lot of pre-formed custom elements, e.g. the new police motorbike (7235) and the nose and tail sections of the Fire Helicopter (7206) as I think it compromises the future playability.

For myself I'd love Fallingwater (21005) from the Lego Architecture range but cannot justify the expense and I'm intrigued by the concept of Lego SERIOUS PLAY as a facilitator for the creative development of groups, so much so I might even buy 2000414 just to see what you get!

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  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    Hello all, ... I bought a few sets that I liked the look of in anticipation of that day, some of which he is still too young to play with ;-)
    Ha ha, I've bought about 300 sets under that pretence, he's only 2 and a bit, I reckon I've got birthday's and Christmas sorted for the next 15 years easy.

  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    It'll be interesting to see whether you actually give your kids the sets when they ARE old enough to appreciate them..... I suspect they'll have become an integral part of your collections by then and you won't want to part with them. It's a rare child indeed who will at that age treat LEGO bricks, the instructions and the boxes, with anything like the reverence of an AFOL.

    My boy's still too young to really enjoy building with 'proper' LEGO, although he's mad on the collectible minifigs which he plays with all the time and also loves to play with the models I build if he can get his hands on them. Trouble is I seldom let him get his hands on them....!
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
    I am a somewhat irreverent AFOL, but then I am relatively new at returning to Lego. So far almost all of the packaging has gone to the recycling and I have been intercepting the instructions once the initial build is complete and filing them away. The bricks are in the main robust so he can just get on with it and any losses can be replaced from BrinkLink if necessary.

    [ I wonder if I be this easy going about it in a couple of years...? ]
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,222
    edited March 2011
    I wonder if I be this easy going about it in a couple of years...?
    Indeed ! It's not so much bricks getting broken, more the icky sticky fingers and various parts (particularly the minifigs) going walkies around the house when I'm not looking.......
  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
    edited April 2011
    Oops! So it seems no one spotted the deliberate mistake, me included... It looks like I typo'd my username, it should be Cam_n_Stu as per the subject line! My question is can it be changed without messing up all my posts to date?
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    My question is can it be changed without messing up all my posts to date?
    Yes ... as it turns out ;-)

  • Cam_n_StuCam_n_Stu UKMember Posts: 368
    Thanks! Very much appreciated ;-)
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