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How did I get into LEGO. Well that's actually a story in two parts, with about 2 decades in between.

My earliest memories of LEGO go back as far as the 70's, I only really had two sets, which in modern terms would have been called "creator" sets (they came without minifigs). One was pretty cool, had a battery operated motor.

I used to use the sets for making my own stories up, I have always been more of a writer than a builder, but could create stuff relatively quickly to "act out" my ideas.

When I left home my mother "donated" my sets to a younger relative who was planning on going into design at college and needed some "engineering" style "toys" to work with. She incidentally now works in a bar - so that worked out as planned.

For years I just looked wistfully at the increasingly diverse sets of new bricks available. Technic, Bionicle, Jack Stone, all came and went without me buying anything. Then for some strange reason I got fixated on buying Bionicle when I turned 30 - mid life crisis perhaps. That eventually (along with finally getting onto the net) led me to LEGO.com and LDD2.0, which changed my life.

By age 38 I was becoming quite nifty with the old virtual Lego, and while googling for images of other people's creations, learned about MOCpages and I've been here almost daily ever since.


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| July 14, 2012, 9:03 am
"She incidentally now works in a bar". Classic! Glad you found your way back to the brick, and thanks for all the work you do on the pages. Attack!
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| July 26, 2012, 11:05 am
Might have to dial back the visits next term, my teaching work is occupying a lot of spare time and I'm embarrassed by the fact I'm still not further along with my Spanish than I was back in 2007 when I emigrated.

But I'll still lend a bit of advice or my misguided wisdom when I get the chance.
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| July 26, 2012, 12:30 pm
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