Hi all. I'm a Lego lover from the Hunter Valley in Australia (great wine country), in my mid 30s and going through a huge change in my Lego interests.
I've always been a Lego city kind of guy. Although I had a bit of space and pirate stuff as a kid (never the epic ships though!), I have traditionally stuck with the city building themes and never gave other themes a second glance.
I don't have loads of cash so I had been buying some bulk second hand Lego and trying to make sets from them when I bought a lot that had a Ninjago dragon in it (2509 Earth Dragon Defense) and I loved it. I've since really gotten into the Ninjago dragons but especially the temples, which are all so well designed with intricate details and mechanisms. I've since built both 70728 Battle for Ninjago City and 2507 Fire Temple (both I managed to pick up for a steal!) and they have blown my mind with design and execution. Plus I love the dragons! Huge change from fire engines and police cars (which I still love I will admit).
Well, I just wanted to share my hobby with other people enthusiasts, maybe get some tips on some awesome sets to try to find, and possibly even other Australians to trade with.
Thanks and peace to you all!