Growing up I must admit I really was not a fan of the beloved brick. I had a handful of hand me down blocks which I did play with however I preferred my Hot Wheels, Tinker Toys, Barbies and being outdoors having fun. I recall going to a slumber party in the 6th grade and my friend was given a castle set for her birthday and her parents made her let everyone help her build it. She cried for hours about having to share her prized toy and I just didn’t understand.
As I grew up Lego was not even in my vocabulary until I meet my AFOL. On one of our first dates he warned me that he had a chest full of Lego that would follow him everywhere he went. I never saw the collection until we started living together. At first it was a wooden chest just like was explained to me. This chest followed us from apartment to apartment then from house to house but it always stayed closed.
This ALL changed the one day I decided to try to cheer up my AFOL by making him purchase a Lego set. That day I realized that if my AFOL was to be happy my AFOL needed to have Lego. I also realized that if I wanted to spend time with my AFOL while he was building I also needed to purchase Lego and build with him. That is when my love for the brick finally developed.
At first I was obsessed with Scala. I loved the foam pieces and the playability. As my building developed I moved on to the Insectoids, something about the creepy crawly critters made me think of my love of the outdoors. Then I found the Technics and the Creator Sets and was pretty much content.
Now I can’t imagine my life without the brick. Everywhere I look in my house I see Lego in one form or another. Even my kitchen has Lego in it. Although I do have many hobbies and interests outside of the brick the brick consumes much of my life one way or another and frankly I wouldn’t want it any other way.
As for my own creations – Well hopefully one day I will get around to posting some but until then I will continue to use the pages for a source of inspiration.