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That's so cool. I still have all my lego and most of the manuals, but none of the boxes. I do keep all the boxes from consoles I purchase though.

My son 'got' my old pirate ship a year or 2 ago. Sadly enough the cannons don't work anymore. Sad
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A long time ago in this very galaxy, having neither the physical nor mental capacity to build stuff with Lego made me very miserable indeed. Worse still was on the few occasions when I did have the required energy, and found myself to be utterly devoid of any creativity.

Which is another way of saying I love[d] Lego. I wasn't such a big fan of the sets where you were meant to build a specific thing, though (they were also ridiculously expensive). Models looked better and Meccano was more complex, so generic bits and pieces with which one could invent one's own things was Lego's strength.

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I enjoyed legos. I never acheived maniac status with it. I was more of a lego enthusiast. However as a kid my best friend was in fact a lego maniac right up there with Zack and later Jack (who didn't nearly have the same fan following as Zack). He and his two brothers pretty much got every space and castle set that came out. And they had these big tables in their basement with each completed set on it. Needless to say it was a very impressive collection. Sleepovers there were fun. Not as fun as they could have been though because their dad decided to get them an Atari 7800 instead of a NES and well... that's really all that needs to be said about that.

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That's very cool, Aspro! I love Legos, but I never owned any as a kid. I had an Erector Set, though. yes My Uncle had Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs that I played with a lot whenever we visited him, too. Happy Unfortunately, all of it has been lost over time. The only toys I kept from my childhood are a couple Star Wars figures, and my Atari 2600.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2018 14:38:06
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Sleepovers there were fun. Not as fun as they could have been though because their dad decided to get them an Atari 7800 instead of a NES and well... that's really all that needs to be said about that.

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I have to say here, we lived at or below the poverty level, all those sets were bought with stolen coins here and there (no joke, also any sort of lunch money I could con from my Mother (we're talking 40 cents) I'd put away toward LEGO). I had a goal to colect all of the Space sets in the LEGO catalog, and I think I almost got there one year.

It's where the game collection thing kicked in.  Members of the Candid Collector's Union almost all uniformly came from backgrounds of poverty.


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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:33:53
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It's where the game collection thing kicked in.  Members of the Candid Collector's Union almost all uniformly came from backgrounds of poverty.


Huh, that actually provides a little bit of insight into my wife's obsession with collecting stuff. She's got statues, artwork, and all sorts of things for everything she's interested in. Even those retarded funko pop figures. She comes from a similar background, so that might actually explain a few things that I've never quite put together about the motivation behind all this.
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I have to say here, we lived at or below the poverty level, all those sets were bought with stolen coins here and there (no joke, also any sort of lunch money I could con from my Mother (we're talking 40 cents) I'd put away toward LEGO). I had a goal to colect all of the Space sets in the LEGO catalog, and I think I almost got there one year.

It's where the game collection thing kicked in.  Members of the Candid Collector's Union almost all uniformly came from backgrounds of poverty.

I'm sure you've always been an upper class twit at heart, it's not all about one's cash flow. WinkWink

The family I knew who had a lot of expensive Lego sets (which were a lot of fun to play with, even if less fun to build; don't get me wrong) also didn't have a great deal of money, so perhaps Lego sets are the child's version of the upwardly mobile's status symbol. Nyaa

My poorest friends only went in for the most expensive and complicated Meccano sets. But they certainly didn't collect anything (everything was sold or bartered at swap meets), which allowed them to partake in some very expensive hobbies such as the aforementioned Meccano, to computer games and computers to play them on.

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:02:17
robio said:
aspro said:

It's where the game collection thing kicked in.  Members of the Candid Collector's Union almost all uniformly came from backgrounds of poverty.



Huh, that actually provides a little bit of insight into my wife's obsession with collecting stuff. She's got statues, artwork, and all sorts of things for everything she's interested in. Even those retarded funko pop figures. She comes from a similar background, so that might actually explain a few things that I've never quite put together about the motivation behind all this.

It's basically, as a kid you had no toys and envied your friends, so when you get some coin you try to buy the inner-child some happiness.  And it kind of works.


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aspro said:

I have to say here, we lived at or below the poverty level, all those sets were bought with stolen coins here and there (no joke, also any sort of lunch money I could con from my Mother (we're talking 40 cents) I'd put away toward LEGO). I had a goal to colect all of the Space sets in the LEGO catalog, and I think I almost got there one year.

It's where the game collection thing kicked in.  Members of the Candid Collector's Union almost all uniformly came from backgrounds of poverty.

I'm sure you've always been an upper class twit at heart, it's not all about one's cash flow. WinkWink

Oh yes, of course. I was a know-it-all pretentious snob from the time I could talk.


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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:40:35

Legoland Space is a no brainer, but did anyone here get into Legoland Castle?

I always thought it was heretical an non-canon, due the introduction of string in the drawbridge.


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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:49:24
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I had a few sets from Castle.  Strings rule, fuck those wierd, rubbery bendy thingies from Space.

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Fri, 08 Jun 2018 22:45:13
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aspro said:

Legoland Space is a no brainer, but did anyone here get into Legoland Castle?

I always thought it was heretical an non-canon, due the introduction of string in the drawbridge.

That was (probably) what the aforementioned family had. It was pretty awesome.

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  
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Sun, 10 Jun 2018 13:24:55
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aspro said:

Legoland Space is a no brainer, but did anyone here get into Legoland Castle?

I always thought it was heretical an non-canon, due the introduction of string in the drawbridge.

Kind of. In the early days of Lego Castle they had sets for two sides. I forget the name but they were essentially the good guys and the bad guys. After a couple years they added a Robin Hood-esque group that had treeforts and the like. I collected several of those, though if I recall that was the final series that I collected.

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