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Back - Not sure for how long

Hi all.  I've been gone for a little over 5 years.  Just fell out of the hobby with my son aging out temporarily.  I am sure once he has some time he'll be back into it.  

Not sure with all of the price craziness going on if I'll stick around, just because this hobby is so expensive.  Also wondering what some of the best sets I've missed out on over these years.  

Looking to display some of my prior year sets in my basement.   Thinking about Besta from Ikea.


  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Member Posts: 633
    Welcome back!  Someone will chime in soon of display options, I haven’t gotten to display options yet but use kallax with storage bins for Lego parts.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,710
    Welcome back! A few of my favorite sets of recent years:
    #70654 Dieselnaut
    #71766 Lloyd's Legendary Dragon
    #75249 Resistance Y-wing Starfighter
    #75292 The Razor Crest
    #75322 Hoth AT-ST
    #75337 AT-TE Walker
    #80035 Monkie Kid's Galactic Explorer
    #70656 garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON!
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    @560Heliport What is up with Monkie Kid.  Never heard of it.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    Almost pulled the trigger on The Razor Crest when it came out....loved the Mandalorian.  No longer a big fan of Disney.  That Dieselnaut looks awesome.  Thanks for the idea.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,710
    edited December 2022
    @Rainstorm26 Monkie Kid is based on old Chinese stories, The Monkey King, and Journey to the West. Pretty much everything I know came from others on this forum, so maybe someone will chime in. 

    Somehow I forgot to mention #10497 Galaxy Explorer! It's still available. You might be old enough to remember the original #497 #928 Galaxy Explorer.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    My first memorable sets were #565 and #775.  Never had Galaxy explorer but loved the space sets.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,710
    I never got #565, but it sure looked great. I bought #775 with birthday money in 1979 (I was 10). 
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    I just read the notice that the forum will be shutting down in November 2023.  That is sad.  I would like to know some alternative discussion groups.  I don't currently have a FB account, but could always get one if it comes to that.
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Member Posts: 1,186
    Hi! Welcome back! What kinds of things do you like?
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