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How did you start.

Post by Cpt. PB on Tue 24 Mar 2009, 7:08 am

Basically what was your defining moment(s) in becoming a Adult Fan of Lego?

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Post by Redboost on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 1:15 am

I'm not sure if you'd call it a defining moment but rather a re-awakening of my interest in Lego. I've always been interested in Lego since I was young but its only recently that its exploded into a full on hobby. Last year, I was cleaning out my garage and gathering stuff together to sell when I came across my old boxed Blacktron sets. Knowing I was going to sell them, I decided to build them up to see if any parts were missing before I put them on ebay. It was at that moment that I realised what I had been missing all these years. I collect numerous lines such as transformers, macross and gundam, but the key difference with them was, once I'd transformed and played with them a few times, most times, they'd go into storage. With the Legos, I found added playability - I could create my own stuff. No longer did I need to wait for the next wave of TFs to hit retail to get my "fix". I could create "new" toys with what I had. It was at that time I decided not to sell those sets and because there was a lack of new stuff to buy as far as my other toy collecting habits went, I decided to grab a few newer sets at retail. I remember going down to my local K-mart last July when they had a 20% off Lego sale and, being a Space fan, grabbing all the Mars Missions sets I could find. Since then, I've branched out into Agents, Batman, Aqua Raiders, Castle, Exo-force, Ferrari, Power Miners and more, whilst at the same time, chasing down all the classic space sets of yesteryear. I still collect my other stuff but lately, they've taken a back seat to my Lego collecting habits. legohappy:

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Post by peterab on Sat 04 Apr 2009, 8:40 am

For me it was a combination of things. During 1996 I found rec.toys.lego, and the town and space sets at the time were awesome compared to what I had as a kid. I had also gone through a big breakup and move a while before and had to put HO model railroading aside. I finnally had a professional income and realised that lego trains were more portable and cheaper.

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Post by Paul Baulch on Sat 04 Apr 2009, 11:22 am

Cpt. PB wrote:Basically what was your defining moment(s) in becoming a Adult Fan of Lego?

The first for me was back in 1994, I wandered up to the toy section of Myer out of curiosity... and laid eyes on the 8880 Super Car. Right then and there I said to myself, "ok I have to have that"...

But the moment I *finished* becoming an AFOL was the first time, when asked by the checkout person, "do you need this gift-wrapped for someone?", answering, "nah don't bother, it's for me". legohappy

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Post by marvinblue on Tue 07 Apr 2009, 2:39 am

Basically, it was 7891, the Airport Fire Truck. It snowballed from there. Once I got one thing, then I had to get everything that supported that, i.e. an Ambulance, Paramedic's Car, a Fire Station, Police Station, plus a City to put it all in!! legohappy: I have always loved Lego from my childhood, but this new stuff has definately helped me along, plus the fact my six y.o. daughter can play with me!! legowink

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Post by Darth Legois on Tue 07 Apr 2009, 3:02 am

I dont think I really stopped LOL. There were times where I would play with my action figures & Transformers more or something but I always had my LEGO.

About 5 years ago I stopped collecting SW Action Figures & Transformers, So now all my funds are going mainly to LEGO.

Anyway I guess I've always loved LEGO. My first set was a LEGO Duplo Police bike. Since im only a teen I havnt gone through a dark age yet and I want to save my LEGO for my future kids.

Also what really got me started again on LEGO was the 2005 LEGO City Line. [And Star Wars]

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Post by brickfreak99 on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 3:51 pm

Well, I had a 'sort of' dark age, when I was about in grade four, I obsessed about Lego City, especially the airport line, but sadly, I never got any sets from it legosad2:
After a while, I got bored of obsessing, once my brother bought World of Warcraft for his birthday. Then, I got addicted to this game, and I shifted from Lego to games. When I went to my friends house early this year, we looked on the Lego site, and THIS is what got me back into Lego. I was annoyed that I just respawned my interest to Lego after Christmas legounsure:

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Post by Keetong on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 3:39 am

This is a long time ago but in 1998 I got a lego postman and he had a little bike for some reason I loved him, and mum and dad kept getting me more lego. There were a few on and off years of lego were I only bought a few, but it was genrally I kept to my lego. So thats the story. :legosmile10:

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Post by Optimus Dragon on Thu 11 Jun 2009, 9:10 pm

Cpt. PB wrote:Basically what was your defining moment(s) in becoming a Adult Fan of Lego?

Well.... I started with my first Lego Space set back in 1983.... During the 90's I started collecting some castle sets, but I lost it because of university and parties legolaugh
Then "becoming an Adult Fan of Lego" I can say that it was around 9 years ago, when I saw for the very first time the Star Wars sets, not that I have all of them, actually none left in my house :O:
Any way, I turned my focus of attention later with sets from City, hmmm Dinoattack (don't remember the exact name)... Exoforce, alpha team, now Agents, and city sets are the best ones in my opinion.
But has been a long time relationship with Lego over the last 20 years always feeling like the lost dog in the city (?) he he he legolaugh

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Post by Nick on Tue 04 Aug 2009, 8:34 am

A couple of years ago a had some tax money that was burning a hole in my pocked so I picked up the technic Ferrari (as I am also a fan of the F1). That was fun to build, but funnily enough what actually got me over the edge was finding the Police Copter semi-impulse at Kmart one day and getting it around 18 months ago. Haven't looked back :D

Old space and city is still very close to my heart though (as that is what I grew up with) and I am always scouring ebay for it :P

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Post by Star_wars_rules on Wed 12 Aug 2009, 6:35 pm

Well I started back in the 80's. Got a really cool castle set that transformed from a castle into a defense wall. I also had some classic space stuff as well. Now I am mainly focused on the star wars line. I have dabbled a bit in the exo force sets as they were the closest thing to a mech warrior theme.

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Post by Guest on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 2:38 am

Mine was last night when I decided to get it all out and start to build them up again legohappy

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Post by Optimus Dragon on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 4:15 am

tanger32au wrote:Mine was last night when I decided to get it all out and start to build them up again legohappy

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Nice way to re-start! and if I may ask... what are your favorite themes?

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Post by Guest on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 5:20 am

Optimus Dragon wrote:
tanger32au wrote:Mine was last night when I decided to get it all out and start to build them up again legohappy

Paul

Nice way to re-start! and if I may ask... what are your favorite themes?

I am a Technic guy with some use of "normal" blocks and plates at times.

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Post by Optimus Dragon on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 5:36 am

tanger32au wrote:
Optimus Dragon wrote:
tanger32au wrote:Mine was last night when I decided to get it all out and start to build them up again legohappy

Paul

Nice way to re-start! and if I may ask... what are your favorite themes?

I am a Technic guy with some use of "normal" blocks and plates at times.

That's a fascinating combination indeed! I like to mix those two styles.... And what you get from them is very interesting... Technich gives the possibility of doing extra features that you normally can't.

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Post by Free Spirit on Mon 21 Dec 2009, 3:46 am

It looks like my collection began in 1974 having just browsed through all the instruction pamphlets that I have kept in my possession.

My obsession with Lego began to take off in the 1980's as a 10 year old as I often created many different houses, townships with my two brothers and friends before things sort of changed in late 1985.

We moved house and didn't have the space to create and play with it until now because I have my own home with a garage that has been converted into a rumpus room which has therefore rekindled the passion for it.

At this stage I am rebuilding all of the 1980's City/Town Collection as best I can having broken some parts.

I've also began re-collecting the City Lego as I am working on building a large display for an Expo here in Hobart, Tasmania in March 2010.

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Post by peterab on Mon 21 Dec 2009, 9:17 am

Welcome to ANZFOL Free Spirt,

You can probably replace any broken or missing parts on Bricklink if you want. Do you have any Lego trains? They always seem to be popular at exhibitions.

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Post by Free Spirit on Mon 21 Dec 2009, 10:13 am

Most of the broken pieces are from the 1970's which doesn't faze me a great deal.

As for the Train Lego, one of my two brothers has it in his possession because most of it was purchased for him or he bought it.

We chatted about it overnight and it was resolved that my brother is keeping it for his kid(s) when they finally arrive !

I currently have no Lego trains, so it has been resolved that a fellow lego enthusiast will be displaying his set at the event.

My focus will be on building a large scale township featuring an old dressing table mirror as the base of being the river/sea.

Interesting challenge putting it together.

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Post by Blockbuster on Wed 17 Feb 2010, 1:36 pm

Man I'm old. It was 1980. Age 5. LL918.

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Post by peterab on Wed 17 Feb 2010, 2:21 pm

Blockbuster wrote:Man I'm old. It was 1980. Age 5. LL918.

That was one of my last sets I got before my dark age legohappy You're a youngster. legolaugh

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Post by cabaretboy on Sun 25 Apr 2010, 4:43 pm

Mine was the Combine Harvester a bit over a year ago, since then I have probably spent way too much on lego, just can't get enough! My wife knows what to get me for my birthday now legohappy

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Post by TheFallen on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 4:40 am

I was a Lego fan in the early 80's before action figures took its place. I got back into Lego because of the Batman sets which I bought for my son but kind of became mine legohappy

I am not a big fan of Batman but it was a very interesting license and I was disappointed when it was discontinued.

I have also bought a couple of Star Wars sets and I really enjoyed the new Space Police sets.

I know that the minifigs have become the biggest thing in Lego but I am not really a fan of them. I prefer good set designs and the building process over a minifig. I have a good deal with my son, I get the set and he gets the minifigs legohappy

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