It was 1978, christmas eve, and the Dart family had a tradition of allowing the children to open ONE preasent before going to bed. Little Jamie had been curious about a particular present his father had put under the tree for him. Dad said, "This is the only present you can shake. Go ahead and try to figure it out."
EVER since I put together my first Lego set, (#316 Fire Fighting Launch) I've loved LEGOs. I remember my dad starting me on this road, buying up all of the SPACE LEGO sets for my birthdays, special events (keeping my room clean for a week), and christmas. By 1980, I remember opening up a Yellow Fishing Tackle box for christmas thinking "OMG, THANKS DAD!! Now I have someplace to put my LEGOS!"
My sets were never together for long, because we didn't have a lot of money to keep buying more legos, I just used the ones I had over and over. I remember spending the majority of my freetime playing with my LEGOs, building everything and anything I could. I built Cylon Raiders from the original BSG, Snow Speeders and AT-AT Walkers from the Empire Strikes back (yeah, the legs weren't build great, but wow, did it look like one), Knight Rider, AirWolf, Blue Thunder, and on and on.
Up until I was 18, I was playing with LEGOs, loving it. But then, I went to college, and well, LEGOs was the last thing on my mind. It took me 20 years to get back to my LEGOs, but now I have a son that I want to share this joy with. He's 3 1/2 now, but, he absolutely LOVEs and respects the LEGOs.
I hope to keep a Catalog of the things i've built since i started playing again.
Unfortunately, I've taken on a career change that has consumed the majority of my time. My wife promises me that when Spring Break comes around, I can build all week and she won't even yell at me for leaving my legos on the kitchen table.