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Just out of interest, have you guys thought about what you want to do as adults?

I wanna be a general engineer :)
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| November 13, 2012, 8:56 pm
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Set Designer for Lego
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| November 14, 2012, 5:44 am
Either ichthyologist, engineer, or LEGO set designer/ master builder. Or someone who grows wealthy through inheritance, though I'd have to befriend some rich people...
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| November 14, 2012, 2:42 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Set Designer for Lego

is that a dream, or realistically what you actually want to do?

(please take no offense)
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| November 14, 2012, 4:26 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Either ichthyologist, engineer, or LEGO set designer/ master builder. Or someone who grows wealthy through inheritance, though I'd have to befriend some rich people...

gee, that's a big word! ;)

is LEGO designer a dream, or realistically what you actually want to do?

(please take no offense)
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| November 14, 2012, 4:28 pm
I'm working at a garage door sales and service company, but hey, I would love to be a LEGO designer! Doesn't hurt to dream!
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| November 14, 2012, 4:50 pm
A architect, a graphic designer or a lego designer.
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| November 14, 2012, 4:56 pm
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I'll be an electrical inventor dude.
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| November 14, 2012, 6:39 pm
Architect, Video Game Programmer/Designer
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| November 14, 2012, 7:25 pm
Disney Imagineer
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| November 14, 2012, 7:52 pm
Quoting The Timinater! (Moving to AUS 17th Dec.)
gee, that's a big word! ;)

is LEGO designer a dream, or realistically what you actually want to do?

(please take no offense)

I don't really know. I suspect that if I got some arts degrees and practiced quite a bit I'd have a good shot at getting a career in LEGO, but I don't know if I'd really want it to be my job. I fear that I wouldn't be able to build for fun or post stuff here anymore, like how Sir Nadroj practically disappeared after being hired. Still, it's interesting to consider.
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| November 14, 2012, 9:24 pm
Quoting daevster !
Disney Imagineer

Cool job, but if you worked on Star Wars it'd be my solemn duty to get you banned from MOCpages. Just saying... ;) Sounds like an interesting career though, what does it entail?
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| November 14, 2012, 9:26 pm
Possibly joining the U.S. marines as a designated marksman, for vengeance's sake.
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| November 14, 2012, 10:17 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Cool job, but if you worked on Star Wars it'd be my solemn duty to get you banned from MOCpages. Just saying... ;) Sounds like an interesting career though, what does it entail?

Haha! No, the Imagineers don't really work on the Disney movies, per se, though that's were they originally came from. They are actually the people that design the theme park rides, shows, shops, etc... I'm mainly interested in writing scripts/brainstorming ideas for future attraction concepts.
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| November 14, 2012, 11:30 pm
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Quoting The Timinater! (Moving to AUS 17th Dec.)
is that a dream, or realistically what you actually want to do?

(please take no offense)

No seriously. I want to help kids have a childhood. That is the goal is to find my way towards Denmark and create Lego Sets. I need to practice on functions though.
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| November 15, 2012, 5:42 am
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Quoting daevster !
Disney Imagineer

I have mixed feelings on Disney, but still, you'll make cool stuff.
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| November 15, 2012, 5:43 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Set Designer for Lego

Better learn some Danish because they might send you to Denmark.
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| November 15, 2012, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Commander Knox
Better learn some Danish because they might send you to Denmark.

Might? All of the set designers work in Denmark.

Not necessarily a set designer, but I want to do something involving Lego. There are jobs that don't require moving to Denmark...
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| November 15, 2012, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Commander Knox
Better learn some Danish because they might send you to Denmark.

I was actually looking into what is required, and they want you to be fluent in speaking and writing...




ENGLISH! That doesn't surprise me, but Danish is one of those things I wouldn't mind learning some of the basics of becasue although English is taught in schools there from the very beginning, I don't want to be one of those people who is so ignorant enough to not even try and learn their native language.
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| November 15, 2012, 6:40 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Might? All of the set designers work in Denmark.

Not necessarily a set designer, but I want to do something involving Lego. There are jobs that don't require moving to Denmark...

http://jobs.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx
There you go.
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| November 15, 2012, 6:41 pm
Quoting daevster !
Haha! No, the Imagineers don't really work on the Disney movies, per se, though that's were they originally came from. They are actually the people that design the theme park rides, shows, shops, etc... I'm mainly interested in writing scripts/brainstorming ideas for future attraction concepts.

Okay, cool! Sounds like it'd be a worthwhile career, hopefully you can realize it!
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| November 15, 2012, 7:43 pm
I'm most interested in becoming a paleontologist.
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| November 15, 2012, 11:38 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Might? All of the set designers work in Denmark.

Not necessarily a set designer, but I want to do something involving Lego. There are jobs that don't require moving to Denmark...

Yeah but it will look better if you put on your application "I know Danish".
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| November 16, 2012, 1:24 am
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Quoting Commander Knox
Yeah but it will look better if you put on your application "I know Danish".

It most certainly would, but I doubt that they teach Danish at my college.
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| November 16, 2012, 5:22 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
It most certainly would, but I doubt that they teach Danish at my college.

Teach it to yourself...
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| November 16, 2012, 9:42 am
My future possibilities
Footballer for (If at all possible) Manchester United. (Though, I am happy to play for Torquay!)
Author (Already got ideas!)

Last but not least...
LEGO Designer!!! Seriously. Yes. I hear you say why? Just you wait...
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| November 16, 2012, 10:15 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
No seriously. I want to help kids have a childhood. That is the goal is to find my way towards Denmark and create Lego Sets. I need to practice on functions though.

I'd say you have a good chance, your style is similar to actual sets. Is there a specific theme that you'd like to work with?
And you'll also need to practice using castle walls and rock pieces :)
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| November 16, 2012, 10:20 am
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Quoting Commander Knox
Teach it to yourself...

With what?
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| November 16, 2012, 2:11 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I'd say you have a good chance, your style is similar to actual sets. Is there a specific theme that you'd like to work with?
And you'll also need to practice using castle walls and rock pieces :)

Okay. I like Sci-Fi, but I am beginning to branch out more. The on;y thing I really don't know is Technic and Action Figures made of those types of parts. I don't know what you mean by "practice with castle walls and rock pieces" though. I've built with them, I just don't have a lot of them.
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| November 16, 2012, 2:14 pm
Probably something in computers, (maybe IT). But more of my dream job would be either a playwrite or a novelist. (Though I do have more expeirence in writing plays.)
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| November 17, 2012, 2:13 pm
Hmm, that's a tough question... probably either a movie director or a Lego set designer. The first is most likely to happen but you never know.
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| November 17, 2012, 7:33 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I don't really know. I suspect that if I got some arts degrees and practiced quite a bit I'd have a good shot at getting a career in LEGO, but I don't know if I'd really want it to be my job. I fear that I wouldn't be able to build for fun or post stuff here anymore, like how Sir Nadroj practically disappeared after being hired. Still, it's interesting to consider.

like you're a fantastic builder - the last few builds you've done are excelent, but being a set designer is completely different - I reckon it'd be less fun then what we do now.
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| November 18, 2012, 7:32 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
No seriously. I want to help kids have a childhood. That is the goal is to find my way towards Denmark and create Lego Sets. I need to practice on functions though.

ok, that's good.

yeah, like LWC guys R4 entry - that was epic :P
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| November 18, 2012, 7:34 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
like you're a fantastic builder - the last few builds you've done are excelent, but being a set designer is completely different - I reckon it'd be less fun then what we do now.

Indeed. You'd have to spend hours making something fit a price range and be playable, and you'd have to resist using SNOT, tiling, and NPU. Plus, you wouldn't be able to post most of your MOCs since TLG would be afraid of you revealing a technique that they'll use in a future set.
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| November 18, 2012, 8:35 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
resist using SNOT, tiling, and NPU.

Not completely. All have been done in official sets (obviously no illegal techniques though)
SNOT: see the arrow on the Horizon Express.
Tiling: still not always in some sets, but in the modular buildings and some of the winter village sets, there's a decent amount of tiling,
NPU: wrong, not as common in sets, but still there. Just see, for example, the phonograph in the Haunted (edit) House (boy that was an embarrassing typo)
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| November 18, 2012, 9:38 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
ok, that's good.

yeah, like LWC guys R4 entry - that was epic :P

I think you mean R3?
But yeah, I agree. I have the actual set of that scene, so Lego still did a good job, though not as good as LWC. Especially the falling wall function was ingenious though.
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| November 18, 2012, 9:40 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Indeed. You'd have to spend hours making something fit a price range and be playable, and you'd have to resist using SNOT, tiling, and NPU. Plus, you wouldn't be able to post most of your MOCs since TLG would be afraid of you revealing a technique that they'll use in a future set.

yeah, and each set has to be easily assembled, and a relatively strong build... I prefer just building for fun :D
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| November 19, 2012, 2:46 am
Engineer.
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| November 19, 2012, 7:43 pm
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What, I didn't even know we had this thread xD

Ideally I'd love to work for Lego, but more realistically, maybe a graphic designer, architect, or engineer...
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| May 27, 2014, 10:46 pm
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I wanted to be a designer for Lego, but that's a lot of commitment... (Moving to Denmark away from everything you know)

Then I wanted to be an author. (and while I still plan on writing a book or two, it will not be my regular job)

And I've pretty much always wanted to be an actor. (or comedian) But it's a really hard field of work to get into, and requires a ton of time+money. I just don't know where the heck to start, because 99.9% of Agencies are scams, and actors need a big hit (not likely) to make any sort of money.
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| May 28, 2014, 12:34 am
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Quoting David .
And I've pretty much always wanted to be an actor. (or comedian) But it's a really hard field of work to get into, and requires a ton of time+money. I just don't know where the heck to start, because 99.9% of Agencies are scams, and actors need a big hit (not likely) to make any sort of money.

Yeah, I've also wanted to be an actor since I was little. My friends say I'd make a good one, but it would be so hard get "picked up". Plus, I'm not a huge fan of drama class at school :P
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| May 28, 2014, 12:38 am
Quoting David .
I wanted to be a designer for Lego, but that's a lot of commitment... (Moving to Denmark away from everything you know)

Then I wanted to be an author. (and while I still plan on writing a book or two, it will not be my regular job)

And I've pretty much always wanted to be an actor. (or comedian) But it's a really hard field of work to get into, and requires a ton of time+money. I just don't know where the heck to start, because 99.9% of Agencies are scams, and actors need a big hit (not likely) to make any sort of money.

Ditto. Except I'd like to write many books on various subjects. I'm writing three now...
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| May 28, 2014, 1:34 am
Though me and a bud are very interested in Computer Science. Various topics,
such as: Webpage designing, Programming, Games, Operating Systems, Web browsers, the whole shebang.
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| May 28, 2014, 1:35 am
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I'd love to be a LEGO Designer, but the fall back is working as a LEGO anything, like what Sean Kenney does or purhaps even be one of those Ambassedor peoples. Still need to get a first job though.
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| May 28, 2014, 6:52 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
I'd love to be a LEGO Designer, but the fall back is working as a LEGO anything, like what Sean Kenney does or purhaps even be one of those Ambassedor peoples. Still need to get a first job though.

Yeah, a Lego job would be nice, but the problem is that my building style is basically opposite of what the designers use - tons of parts, illegal/flimsy techniques, too much complexity...
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| May 28, 2014, 9:46 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Set Designer for Lego

Agreed, here. If I can't to that, I'd like to have some other job for LEGO, if I can't get a job there, I might like to be a professional musician (maybe for Trailer music company), actor/voice actor, or pyrotechnician.
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| May 28, 2014, 10:28 am
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Though me and a bud are very interested in Computer Science. Various topics,
such as: Webpage designing, Programming, Games, Operating Systems, Web browsers, the whole shebang.

I'm very interested in that as well. What kinds of things have you done with that interest so far?
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| May 28, 2014, 11:31 am
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I just looked at some of the Lego jobs available. This one in particular says that they use Rhino, a software that I use in my engineering class :)

http://www.lego.com/en-us/jobs/jobdescriptionpage?title=Concept%20Designer&id=51905731

It's weird, because most of their jobs are on about a year contract...
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| May 30, 2014, 5:17 pm
I'd like to become an archaeologist as my permanent job when I grow up.

However, as a first job, I would like to work at a local LEGO store (it's not an official LEGO store, but the whole place is devoted to retailing bricks). I might get a job there this summer, perhaps. :)
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| May 30, 2014, 9:40 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I'm very interested in that as well. What kinds of things have you done with that interest so far?

Well, minor things, to say the most, really. I play with my Arduino Uno (It's really great for physical computer science training), And I'm pretty good at Python (programming language) and HTML/CSS, I'm learning Java, Javascript, some Processing, yeah. I don't know why I'm drawn to it :P.

Now I see how you could replace my comment the the General Convo :I.

What do you know so far?
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| May 31, 2014, 6:09 pm
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
I'd like to become an archaeologist as my permanent job when I grow up.

However, as a first job, I would like to work at a local LEGO store (it's not an official LEGO store, but the whole place is devoted to retailing bricks). I might get a job there this summer, perhaps. :)

Huh, what's it called? Sounds cool.
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| May 31, 2014, 6:10 pm
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Huh, what's it called? Sounds cool.
It's called archaeology. It is basically the study of ancient civilizations; I am a history fan so this is right up my alley. I particularly like the period of 1450-1700 (the Age of Exploration), hence why I build so many ships from that era. Eventually, I'd like to teach at a university.

Heard of Indiana Jones? Well, he is an archaeologist; except, I don't think I'd be trying to regain treasures from Nazis and travelling all around the world in search of amazing treasures. But yeah, when I think of myself as an archaeologist, I'd love to be like Indy. :-)

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| May 31, 2014, 10:10 pm
Which reminds me, I should build more Indiana Jones MOCs... :)
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| May 31, 2014, 10:13 pm
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Huh, what's it called? Sounds cool.
It's called archaeology. It is basically the study of ancient civilizations; I am a history fan so this is right up my alley. I particularly like the period of 1450-1700 (the Age of Exploration), hence why I build so many ships from that era. Eventually, I'd like to teach at a university.

Heard of Indiana Jones? Well, he is an archaeologist; except, I don't think I'd be trying to regain treasures from Nazis and travelling all around the world in search of amazing treasures. But yeah, when I think of myself as an archaeologist, I'd love to be like Indy. :-)
Heheh, not to be a downer, but I meant the store XD. I know what archaeology is ;).

It's cool that you have a specific time-period, though it might not count as "archaeologic era", if I could pick a time-frame, it would be a late 19th century-early 20th century.

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention I'm a Numismatist (Coin Collector/Researcher).
Yeah, I'm a good ol' nerd! (and proud!) So yeah, I know a lot about coins!

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| May 31, 2014, 10:35 pm
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Huh, what's it called? Sounds cool.
It's called archaeology. It is basically the study of ancient civilizations; I am a history fan so this is right up my alley. I particularly like the period of 1450-1700 (the Age of Exploration), hence why I build so many ships from that era. Eventually, I'd like to teach at a university.

Heard of Indiana Jones? Well, he is an archaeologist; except, I don't think I'd be trying to regain treasures from Nazis and travelling all around the world in search of amazing treasures. But yeah, when I think of myself as an archaeologist, I'd love to be like Indy. :-)
Heheh, not to be a downer, but I meant the store XD. I know what archaeology is ;).

It's cool that you have a specific time-period, though it might not count as "archaeologic era", if I could pick a time-frame, it would be a late 19th century-early 20th century.

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention I'm a Numismatist (Coin Collector/Researcher).
Yeah, I'm a good ol' nerd! (and proud!) So yeah, I know a lot about coins!
*facepalm* My bad; the store is called Bricks and Minifigs (there bare several throughout the USA).

Coin collector, huh? I am sort of a coin collector myself (most from the 1800s). I have quite a bit of silver, and one gold coin. I also have an old dollar bill from Europe that, at the time it was printed, was worth like a million bucks. But now, it's worth nothing... In fact, the coin place that I got it from gave it to me for free... -_- :P XD

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| June 1, 2014, 9:32 am
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Huh, what's it called? Sounds cool.
It's called archaeology. It is basically the study of ancient civilizations; I am a history fan so this is right up my alley. I particularly like the period of 1450-1700 (the Age of Exploration), hence why I build so many ships from that era. Eventually, I'd like to teach at a university.

Heard of Indiana Jones? Well, he is an archaeologist; except, I don't think I'd be trying to regain treasures from Nazis and travelling all around the world in search of amazing treasures. But yeah, when I think of myself as an archaeologist, I'd love to be like Indy. :-)
Heheh, not to be a downer, but I meant the store XD. I know what archaeology is ;).

It's cool that you have a specific time-period, though it might not count as "archaeologic era", if I could pick a time-frame, it would be a late 19th century-early 20th century.

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention I'm a Numismatist (Coin Collector/Researcher).
Yeah, I'm a good ol' nerd! (and proud!) So yeah, I know a lot about coins!
*facepalm* My bad; the store is called Bricks and Minifigs (there bare several throughout the USA).

Coin collector, huh? I am sort of a coin collector myself (most from the 1800s). I have quite a bit of silver, and one gold coin. I also have an old dollar bill from Europe that, at the time it was printed, was worth like a million bucks. But now, it's worth nothing... In fact, the coin place that I got it from gave it to me for free... -_- :P XD
Sweet! I prefer US coins, I can learn the history from those ones easier ;P. Though I do have a lot of foreign coins and banknotes. The oldest coin I have is a Large Cent, from 1826 (?), sorry, I haven't looked at it in a while! XD

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| June 1, 2014, 1:17 pm

Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Sweet! I prefer US coins, I can learn the history from those ones easier ;P. Though I do have a lot of foreign coins and banknotes. The oldest coin I have is a Large Cent, from 1826 (?), sorry, I haven't looked at it in a while! XD
Sounds really awesome! Isn't old stuff interesting? :-)

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| June 2, 2014, 1:25 pm
my bad that last comment messed up...
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| June 2, 2014, 1:25 pm
Can't agree more, old things are really cool!
I myself am more of a dinosaur-fossil guy, we've been "fossil-hunting" at lime reegis (hope i spelled that right) which was awesome, i found some really nice ones, my brother found a fossil made out of "fools gold" as they call it i believe. (looks like gold ore but it isn't). Great to see other people are interested in those things to! i don't see that to often where i live.

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| June 2, 2014, 2:03 pm
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Sounds really awesome! Isn't old stuff interesting? :-)

Verily :D.
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| June 2, 2014, 2:06 pm
Quoting Axel Schouten
Can't agree more, old things are really cool!
I myself am more of a dinosaur-fossil guy, we've been "fossil-hunting" at lime reegis (hope i spelled that right) which was awesome, i found some really nice ones, my brother found a fossil made out of "fools gold" as they call it i believe. (looks like gold ore but it isn't). Great to see other people are interested in those things to! i don't see that to often where i live.
Yeah, that's always fun too! I have some cool metal detector gear I hunt with every now-and-then ;).

I really like finding people with similar interests as well, as I don't have many people around who do either :D.

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| June 2, 2014, 2:10 pm
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Quoting Axel Schouten
Can't agree more, old things are really cool!
I myself am more of a dinosaur-fossil guy, we've been "fossil-hunting" at lime reegis (hope i spelled that right) which was awesome, i found some really nice ones, my brother found a fossil made out of "fools gold" as they call it i believe. (looks like gold ore but it isn't). Great to see other people are interested in those things to! i don't see that to often where i live.
Yeah, that's always fun too! I have some cool metal detector gear I hunt with every now-and-then ;).

I really like finding people with similar interests as well, as I don't have many people around who do either :D.

A metaldetector! cool! my uncle has one too, haven't got around to playing with it though.
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| June 2, 2014, 2:46 pm
Quoting Axel Schouten
A metaldetector! cool! my uncle has one too, haven't got around to playing with it though.

Yeah, I've got a Garrett Ace 150 (I believe it's called :P), a Garrett Pinpointer, and a belt thing with a holster for the Garrett Edge Digger shovel, pinpointer, and a pouch ;).
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| June 2, 2014, 2:51 pm
Quoting Bumblebee 5253
Yeah, I've got a Garrett Ace 150 (I believe it's called :P), a Garrett Pinpointer, and a belt thing with a holster for the Garrett Edge Digger shovel, pinpointer, and a pouch ;).

thats awesome!

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| June 3, 2014, 10:10 am
Quoting Axel Schouten
Can't agree more, old things are really cool!
I myself am more of a dinosaur-fossil guy, we've been "fossil-hunting" at lime reegis (hope i spelled that right) which was awesome, i found some really nice ones, my brother found a fossil made out of "fools gold" as they call it i believe. (looks like gold ore but it isn't). Great to see other people are interested in those things to! i don't see that to often where i live.
I like dinosaurs, too! I was (and still am) considering becoming a paleontologist. I have actually already been on my first real dino dig! :-)

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| June 3, 2014, 11:54 am
I actually thought a while about becoming a paleontologist, but then I discovered what I can do with genetics ( bring back things like mammoths and other ice-age creatures from extinction), so im probably gonna do that for a living later
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| June 3, 2014, 3:25 pm
I'm gonna be a wrestler
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| August 14, 2014, 4:19 pm
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Can you believe I still haven't had a job ever! I'm so lazy. What a mooch I am! XD
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| August 14, 2014, 8:23 pm
I'd LOVE to be a pilot, but I have less than perfect eyes, and pilot school is rather pricey. I currently work at a restaurant, but this Marine recruiter keeps bugging me, so that seems like a good idea.
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| August 15, 2014, 1:02 am
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