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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:23 
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I was odd in that I (no doubt influence by my parents 'helping') kept all my Lego separated by colour.


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Huge big plastic tubs, full of all kinds of random Lego, dog hair, half eaten biscuits, star wars figure weapons and broken bits of transformer FTW!

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I kept my lego in one big tub, but took special care when building as to the colours used. And whoa-be-fucking-tide if anyone bit my Lego when helping me take stuff apart.

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The thing is, even the old-style LEGO sets came with a series of 'projects', which gave you instructions on building the designs pictured on the box. The difference is that when you'd built them, you could adapt, modify and redesign the models as much as you liked, or ignore the projects completely and build your own stuff. Today's LEGO does a great job of recreating the images on the box, but the pieces are so geared up for the designs in question there's precious little else you can do with them afterwards.

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Zardoz wrote:
I kept my lego in one big tub, but took special care when building as to the colours used. And whoa-be-fucking-tide if anyone bit my Lego when helping me take stuff apart.


Tons of our Lego was either chewed by kids or the hoover. I think you would have been very upset to see the state of it.

There is a part of me that goes "WOAH! FUCKING COOL! INDIANA JONES LEGO!" as I know I would have loved this as a kid, but as stated, the greatest joy is making your own inventions, which these new "themed" sets are hardly capable of these days.

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There is a part of me that goes "WOAH! FUCKING COOL! INDIANA JONES LEGO!" as I know I would have loved this as a kid

I think that's the problem. Themed sets are simply more marketable than 'ordinary' LEGO, even if it's a step backwards in the quality stakes. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 13:54 
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Since finding a Lego store in Milton Keynes a few months ago, my entirely fictional 'nephew'* has been treated to some awesome Indiana Jones Lego sets and may soon be getting some of the Lego Ferrari stuff as well, the lucky swine!

*otherwise known as me, aged 29.

you live in milton keynes?

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I see your 29 and raise you a 35. And I have a cupboard at my parents' full - oh so full - of boxes of the Star Wars stuff. It's actually not a bad investment - I've tended to get a couple of sets (cough, 3 star destroyers, cough) if I've found them cheap and they have so far gone up in value - paid for a flight to China with some proceeds.

But still far far too much. If I ever buy a house it'll have to have a spare room for Lego.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Zardoz wrote:
I kept my lego in one big tub, but took special care when building as to the colours used. And whoa-be-fucking-tide if anyone bit my Lego when helping me take stuff apart.


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Romanista, I don't live in Milton Keynes (to quote Bono: "where the streets have no names"), but live a fairly short motorway journey from it. It has a big shopping centre, so I go up there from time to time to purchase consumables.


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Seconded. Give a kid a box of LEGO with a horse's head in it, and you'll keep a therapist in work for years.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 20:28 
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MetalAngel wrote:
I was odd in that I (no doubt influence by my parents 'helping') kept all my Lego separated by colour.


Freak!

Huge big plastic tubs, full of all kinds of random Lego, dog hair, half eaten biscuits, star wars figure weapons and broken bits of transformer FTW!


NOOOOOOO!!! You are the freak! How can you treat Lego in that way!? I'm almost having a panic attack thinking about it...omg...omg...

My Lego was separated by colour, of course, and I had a big bucket full of various 'specials' and another with Technic stuff in it. No-one was allowed to touch my Lego. I had a tiny bedroom and my mum always used to get sick and tired of standing all over it to get in to my room so one day, after threatening to throw it in the bin if I didn't clear it up, I came home to find my floor bereft of Lego....This episode surely scarred me for life. She had actually only hidden it in a bin bag under the stairs but I have never felt so gut wrenchingly sick in all my life as I did that day.

I bought myself a Technic bulldozer a few months ago, it's ace. I want more! I have 2 boys and the eldest barely looks at the Lego I've bought them, the youngest goes through fazes of playing with it, mostly to make robots, guns and cars but nothing like I used to, whole weekends used to be lost to creating fortresses, towns, fairgrounds, space ships...everything had to have 'secret' rooms, compartments and entrances....argh, I want to buy a huge box of Lego now!!

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pupil wrote:
MetalAngel wrote:
I was odd in that I (no doubt influence by my parents 'helping') kept all my Lego separated by colour.


Freak!

Huge big plastic tubs, full of all kinds of random Lego, dog hair, half eaten biscuits, star wars figure weapons and broken bits of transformer FTW!


NOOOOOOO!!! You are the freak! How can you treat Lego in that way!? I'm almost having a panic attack thinking about it...omg...omg...


:DD :metul: :attitude:

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My Lego was separated by colour, of course, and I had a big bucket full of various 'specials' and another with Technic stuff in it. No-one was allowed to touch my Lego.


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Lego monsters and spaceships and stuff need mixing up their colours or they look far too professional.

though we had a disproportionate amount of yellow, black and grey Lego, so we often ended up having quite uniform spaceships... though when we built a Death Star that was about two foot tall, we used anything we could get our hands on.

Also, Escher in Lego can be found at: http://www.andrewlipson.com/lego.htm (they're near the bottom).

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I invite your scorn and admiration with these shots of (some of) the boxes of (some of) my lego collection

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/johnbonmatthews/Lego#5252567349400010194
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/johnbonmatthews/Lego#5252567349133754450

Somehow missing from the shot are a couple of AT-ATs and Star Destroyers. Which are wicked.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 16:14 
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yay lego!


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I loved Pirate Lego. I used to have the port, the big pirate ship, the RN sloop and a little treasure island. I used to line up the soldiers double rank style, and I made a smart frigate out of the pirate ship, and a pirate junk out of the smaller one. They had holds and gun decks and aft-cabins and galleys. They looked aceness.

Wish I had my pirate lego still, I'd make a most awesome RN sloop now. :(

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I invite your scorn and admiration with these shots of (some of) the boxes of (some of) my lego collection

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/johnbonmatthews/Lego#5252567349400010194
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/johnbonmatthews/Lego#5252567349133754450

Somehow missing from the shot are a couple of AT-ATs and Star Destroyers. Which are wicked.


Drool....

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yay lego!


I have that bulldozer! Most fun I've had in ages. I want the crane, how many pieces is that? Mmmmm....Lego and plant, my favourite.

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I've got boxes and boxes of stuff in the loft from when I was a kid along with all the hundreds of pounds worth the boys have had over the years too. Who wants to come and play? :)

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I've got boxes and boxes of stuff in the loft from when I was a kid along with all the hundreds of pounds worth the boys have had over the years too. Who wants to come and play? :)


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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I've got boxes and boxes of stuff in the loft from when I was a kid along with all the hundreds of pounds worth the boys have had over the years too. Who wants to come and play? :)


When you move in, you're bringing those.


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Ha! Check the other thread! :D

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So I just saw :D


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So we'll have red wine, Pate and Lego. Perfect. :)

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So we'll have red wine, Pate and Lego. Perfect. :)



Wow! That sounds like my perfect evening! I'm soooo jealous!


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