I'm a collector, a builder, an artist, an inventor, a sculptor. I am all of these things from the second I snap two bricks together, to the time I'm pulling out my hair because something just doesn't look right.
Above all of this, I am not playing.
Sure I'm having fun while I build, but isn't any fulfilling hobby or project intended to have that goal? I heard someone refer to Lego as a toy the other day, and I felt offended. Are you trying to insinuate that I'm playing with toys and nothing more? I'm building for purpose, to learn more about myself and the creations I have imagined. Sometimes when I have an idea for something, I'll make it in Lego just to have a concrete understanding of something that I had a relative image of in my head.
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Let me start by saying I really enjoy what people have been doing with LEGO in city designs recently. I definitely think the rise of modular sets has enlivened an interest in making these scenes in people, it has for me!
What I want to nitpick about are SNOT built roads. While this design looks FAR more realistic than studs on top designs, it looks almost too perfect. With assistance from modular sets, buildings are getting more and more detailed, but the roads are smooth and shiny. In a perfect world, every road would look like that (I've put in a picture of a SNOT road thanks to www.utahlug.org) but here in Oklahoma the roads are not as neat.
I want to see potholes, construction, cracks, basically imperfections. The thing about detail is t…Read more >
Last night I bought the Maersk Container Train (10219) and immediately got to work building when I got home. What an experience! The build wasn't that difficult, but it did take four hours. At 1234 pieces, it was worth the price, especially considering this is the train around which I plan to build a giant display.
This was my first step into climbing out of the dark ages, and becoming a true AFOL. Sure, I had some bricks as a kid, held in a red travel box made by LEGO and later a tackle box made for fishing supplies. These would become scattered with the bricks I can't remember originally obtaining, and sets I would accumulate later on. In fact, my parents still have the tackle box, but ask that I leave it at their house for whenever the …Read more >