We made our a trip to our local Lego store (our second of the month). My son picked up an alarm clock and a couple sets. One of the sets turned out to be pretty darn cool and I suspect that I’ll be getting a copy for myself in the near future. I bought a big cup of bricks from the pick-a-brick wall. Since I still haven’t started building, my selection process is mostly speculation and desire.
One of the sites that I like for Lego is still maturing, and isn’t as popular among the predominately male AFOL demographic, but I can’t deny how handy it is for collecting my favorite MOCs from around the internet. Pinterest was built for this kind of thing: drawing images from various sources, curating them, then sharing them back out to the wider world.
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As someone just getting back into the hobby, I have a fair amount of catching up to do. The internet is full of resources, from fan sites to the official Lego site, to a whole host of third-party businesses that sell new, used and custom Lego. I’ve been slowly accumulating interesting blogs and news sites, and I will talk about those another time. Right now I want to wax about a site that I’ve been using for years, but has taken on an entirely new life for me as a Lego fan: Flickr.
I only own a couple books about Lego, I’m not particularly into collecting Lego minifigures, but when I picked up a copy of Lego Minifigure Year by Year, I was struck. Here is a book that I didn’t even know that I wanted, full to the brim with nostalgia and inspiration. The cover alone portrayed some of my favorite minifigs, capturing whole eras of my life.
Last weekend the family and I made our monthly trip to the Lego store. My wife and son browse the shelves and look at sets. He changes his mind a lot, overwhelmed by the choices, and she enjoys putting sets together. The trip is a little different for me. My first stop during most visits is the Pick-A-Brick wall.
Now that I have a space set aside for working with my Legos, I’ve pulled them out of the basement. Right away I realized that I was going to be in for a chore. My bricks are in a number of plastic tubs and trays, but with little organization. To make it a bit worse, there is a tangle of partially demolished models. I put them into storage hastily, so I did whatever I had to do to get them into bins. Now I am seeing the fruits of that haste.
I’ve started a new blog, and this one is going to be about Lego. I’ve been building with Lego since I was a wee lad and some of my earliest memories are of building on the floor while my dad worked. Over the years, my relationship with the hobby has waxed and waned. Now, I find myself getting involved again.