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Post by aussiechef67 on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 1:22 am

Hello all.
I'm new to the whole online communities thing. Having only just recently come out of the closet as a LEGO fan.
My own story is so similar to everyone's that it doesn't really bare repeating.
But I will.
I loved LEGO as a kid. My favourite set was the Yellow Castle 375. I built and re-built that castle so many times. But at about 15 my parents decided I was too old for such things and I was made to give away ALL my LEGO. javascript:emoticonp('legosad2')
Flash forward to nearly twenty years in my future and while investigating the relative merits of eBay I was told that one can buy ANYTHING on eBay. The first thing to come to mind was that lost yellow castle of mine. So I searched for LEGO castle and was bowled over by the number of hits. I bought a castle and basically went crazy from there.
A good deal of my time and my income went in to LEGO for the next 5 or so years (feel free to psychoanalyse that)

Now I am slowing down my consumption and focussing on quality of work not quantity. I have yet to create any big or significant MOCs - but I have lots of ideas. I am more a collector than anything else.
I don't have a speciality - but I like all the Star Wars UCS models. And I also like the Sculpture sets. I like castles/trains/cars in fact if it's LEGO I'll collect it.

I still have difficulty justifying my obsession with NON fol adults. (hence the closeted comment above) but I have found it worth the occasional upraised eyebrow from an acquaintance - no one has yet failed to be interested when they see the collection on display. Even the most sceptical finds something they like.

I am married with two sons. Both of whom are LEGO-haulics too.

I am a self employed chef javascript:emoticonp('legochef') born and raised in Canberra. (only those born in the 'berra get to bash the 'berra!)

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by guymontag on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:01 am

Let me be the first to welcome you.

Don't worry I know your exact feelings with Lego. I'm forutante my wife is understanding (most fo the time) and actually will go out and buy it whilst I'm at work.

Being in Canberra will interest Captain Zuloo, as another fellow Canberrian Lego holic.

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:18 am

Welcome To ANZFOL
I too live in canberra. Given you are in Canberra I will direct you to the Brick Expo link at the top of your screen which is a lego event started by afew ANZFOLians who live in canberra one of them been Captain Zuloo


But anyways Welcome aboard most of us are quite nice

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:30 am

Haha, welcome Stephen, fellow Brick Expo committee member. legoeyeshutlaughing

I'm sure you'll find our IT based LEGO discussions almost as cool as the face-to-face ones. legowink

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Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 2:41 am

Ahhh so your helping out with brick expo well if you need any help then i've helped out at previous conventions not lego ones but i know what im doing legotounge

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 4:09 am

Thank you Mister Petrie, although I'm confident that we'll be ok. legowink

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by marvinblue on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 4:59 am

Welcome along aussiechef67! I'm fairly confident in saying this is a great online community. I'm sure you'll fit in well here and everyone will spend hours psychoanalysing you and your addiction!! legoeyeshutlaughing

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by aussiechef67 on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 5:24 am

Thanks for all the warm welcomes.
Yep I am on the organising committee for the Brick Expo (with Cptn Zuloo) and while we have the organisational aspects all stitched up - we will need all local members to tell a friend and bring a gang to the Expo in August.

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Post by Captain Havoc on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 6:43 am

Hallo! legohappy

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Mon 08 Mar 2010, 7:51 am

Captain Zuloo wrote:Thank you Mister Petrie, although I'm confident that we'll be ok. legowink

It be Swashbuckler Petrie to you Captain Zuloo

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Free Spirit on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 4:16 am

Welcome aboard, aussiechef67 !

Sounds like I might have to fire up the engines of my beloved Passenger Plane 3182, tickets please !

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by aussiechef67 on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 5:07 am

ooo Tassie - my favourite place in Australia other than Canberra.

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Free Spirit on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 5:28 am

Fasten your seat belt then, this plane of mine is fast and travels non stop all the way legowink

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Swashbuckler Petrie on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 10:14 am

What way may i ask is that Backwards, Forwards, Left, right, up, down, or is it just a whirl wind tha just spins around

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by aussiechef67 on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 10:40 am

Is this a bad time to mention I get motion sick legoscared

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by Free Spirit on Tue 09 Mar 2010, 1:35 pm

I fly this baby solo in a forward direction like all other Passenger Planes however should you choose my loyal companion (the four legged kind) and I to fly my Millennium Falcon then expect the lot.

We don't know any other way around the asteroid meteor showers that seem to greet us after using the Hyperdrive so, legotounge

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Re: Greetings From Sunny Canberra

Post by BrickTango on Thu 12 Aug 2010, 8:21 am

aussiechef67 wrote: we will need all local members to tell a friend and bring a gang to the Expo in August.

I think that was well and throughly over done!!! legolaugh legolaugh legolaugh

Thank you for all your efforts!

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