Australian and New Zealand Fans Of LEGO - Forum
Login to ANZFOL!

Don't have an account? If you're in the Australia and New Zealand region, then why not make one?

It's free, it gets rid of those annoying unrelated ads when browsing the boards, and it only takes a few seconds to set up before you can start posting and discussing LEGO with the great ANZFOL community!

We look foward to seeing you on the boards!


Cheers,


Darth Legois, Captain Zuloo and the ANZFOL team!

Addiction.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Addiction.

Post by bazron on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 1:30 pm

so im not sure if its been posted here before but when did you first know you were addicted to Lego.

Me i would have to say right now!
Ive got almost $300 of Lego coming in the mail and i lost my job last Friday but yet i still cant stop buying Lego...
i need a new job fast lol..

bazron
Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog

Number of posts : 5
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-06-27

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Free Spirit on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 3:54 pm

We are all addicted to LEGO in our own ways legohappy

However my definition of it is when you raise the bar and buy a custom made modular or piece that nobody else owns because you've really become obsessed with the fascination of the brick.

This moment happened at the start of this year after originally been brought up with it as a child and returning to it in 2008 !!!

_________________
My BrickSet Collection
My Brickshelf Collection

Free Spirit
Kelly Gang Member
Kelly Gang Member

Number of posts : 506
Location : Hobart, Tasmania
Registration date : 2009-12-20

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brent_prins/

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Kaila on Wed 25 Jul 2012, 4:42 pm

LOOOOOOOL yes right now Bazron and for me it's the 12v 80's stuff! Got $600 worth on it's way and already bought heaps of the current PF stuff (bit lame compared to the old days meh)
Adding to what Free Spirit is saying, im actually considering to buy the original sealed stuff to keep sealed, perhaps a couple of small train engines or something. Does that mean im officially gone XD

Kaila
Silver Fern
Silver Fern

Number of posts : 460
Location : Brisbane
Registration date : 2012-07-07

http://www.giantess.ws

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by TazManiac on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 2:59 am

All is not lost folks, there is an amazing seven step program to help you kick the brick and return to a normal life.

Link to salvation

TazManiac
Pirate Master
Pirate Master

Title : Expert Convict Brick layer
Number of posts : 382
Location : Hobart, Tasmania
Registration date : 2010-09-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Kaila on Sat 28 Jul 2012, 6:27 am

TazManiac wrote:All is not lost folks, there is an amazing seven step program to help you kick the brick and return to a normal life.

Link to salvation

+1 internets for TazManiac ^_<

Kaila
Silver Fern
Silver Fern

Number of posts : 460
Location : Brisbane
Registration date : 2012-07-07

http://www.giantess.ws

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Red_Five on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 1:26 am

Well... I became addicted to Lego when I got my first System set in 1997. lego:3

Red_Five
Vegemite Eater
Vegemite Eater

Number of posts : 210
Location : Brisbane
Registration date : 2012-03-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by brickie on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 5:04 am

I believe that you are addicted to Lego when you build with it whilst eating a meal.
I became aware of this many years ago and it has continued to this day. *<legotoungesmall

_________________
brickie

http://www.brisbricks.org/

brickie
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator

Number of posts : 556
Location : Logan City
Registration date : 2011-02-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by peterab on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 4:39 am

^ So does sandwiches count or does it have to be something more awkward like eating chinese with chopsticks? (doesn't really matter I've done both legosmile2

I don't see LEGO as an addiction, I see it as therapy. One of the very few good ways I justify having a job is it means I can buy LEGO.

peterab
Town Moderator
Town Moderator

Title : Slippery roundhouse fingers
Number of posts : 662
Location : Melbourne Australia
Registration date : 2009-04-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Kaila on Tue 31 Jul 2012, 9:08 am

peterab wrote:^ So does sandwiches count or does it have to be something more awkward like eating chinese with chopsticks? (doesn't really matter I've done both legosmile2

I don't see LEGO as an addiction, I see it as therapy. One of the very few good ways I justify having a job is it means I can buy LEGO.

I totally agree, not just therapy but it opens your creativity right up. I'm no doctor/professor/psych but I would go so far as to say playing with it is healthy and stimulating for your mind. The power of creation is something very special and endless.

Kaila
Silver Fern
Silver Fern

Number of posts : 460
Location : Brisbane
Registration date : 2012-07-07

http://www.giantess.ws

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Jasen on Fri 03 Aug 2012, 1:27 pm

My addiction really took hold last year when I saw the BLTG display at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane. Blew me away and set me on the path of "out of control" :D
I remember seeing all the Modulars and MOC's and was just taken in big time.
And now that my carport is a display area rather than somewhere to park the car (if it hails it hails :D) - I knew I'd crossed back over from the Dark Ages legohappy

Jasen
Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog

Number of posts : 52
Registration date : 2011-07-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by brickie on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 6:32 am

Jasen,

My car hasn't seen the inside of the garage for 2 years now; the space has been taken over by plastic bricks all marked with some lettering. I can just make out an L and an E and a G and one more letter; i just can't read it.

There is a rubbish box in the corner for all those blocks that sneak in with ebay wins that have strange markings starting with M or C or .... legoheadbang

_________________
brickie

http://www.brisbricks.org/

brickie
Forum Administrator
Forum Administrator

Number of posts : 556
Location : Logan City
Registration date : 2011-02-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Jasen on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 12:02 pm

Glad to know I'm not the only one - after all - Lego doesn't fair as well outdoors legohappy

Jasen
Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog

Number of posts : 52
Registration date : 2011-07-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Lightningtiger on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:08 pm

I'm not addicted.....I'm just on Lego-themed web-sites twice a day for hours on end ! legolaugh
Every room has Lego in it.....no I'm not addicted ! legolaugh
Brick On ! legolaugh

Lightningtiger
Kelly Gang Member
Kelly Gang Member

Title : Town MOC builder genius !
Number of posts : 1668
Location : Adelaide
Registration date : 2009-10-30

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Jasen on Sat 04 Aug 2012, 2:34 pm

You've come to the wrong place for justification legohappy cough biased cough legohappy

Jasen
Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog

Number of posts : 52
Registration date : 2011-07-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by SnapLock on Tue 25 Sep 2012, 4:53 pm

I got to admit im addicted, even down to the sound Lego pieces as they rattle around in the box in their little plastic bags. legohappy

SnapLock
Vegemite Eater
Vegemite Eater

Number of posts : 264
Location : Adelaide
Registration date : 2012-09-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Paul B on Wed 26 Sep 2012, 12:53 am

I don't have a problem, I don't have a problem legohappy

Paul B
Silver Fern
Silver Fern

Number of posts : 430
Registration date : 2010-01-08

http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Ajax on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 7:29 am

My addiction startd just recently, I wish i could go back a few months and walk straight past the Lego at K mart and not buy that damm City Harbour which started my collection. I remember thinking at the time that it could be a bad decision. Since than I have bought almost every current City set plus most of the recent retired sets.

Ajax
Vegemite Eater
Vegemite Eater

Number of posts : 285
Location : QLD
Registration date : 2012-10-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Lightningtiger on Wed 10 Oct 2012, 9:05 am

Remember it could be worse.....you could collect Mega Bloks ! legolaugh

Lightningtiger
Kelly Gang Member
Kelly Gang Member

Title : Town MOC builder genius !
Number of posts : 1668
Location : Adelaide
Registration date : 2009-10-30

Back to top Go down

Re: Addiction.

Post by Sponsored content Today at 6:41 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum