This page is dedicated to all the people out there who know the sweet feeling
of finding a brand new style of block or an old style in a new colour.
I have been collecting LEGO bricks since I was a toddler, more than thirty-five years ago, but my serious collecting and building began around 2005. In the past ten years, I have added several hundred thousand bricks to my collection and learned a lot about the LEGO brand.
As a child, I was a terrible builder. I spent most of my time finding pieces for my brother, assembling sets, or combining translucent bricks into interesting shapes. Since rediscovering LEGO, though, my projects have moved quickly from basic to very detailed, and my structures (houses, churches, etc.) have become larger and more elaborate. I now enjoy the challenge of creating wheelchairs, lawnmowers, or swimming pools for the minifigs in my displays.
My favourite LEGO element is the minifig, the people who populate the LEGO world. I have hundreds of these friends and always delight in finding one that has a new feature. My favourite sets are those with a medieval theme, the modular buildings, classic Star Wars sets, and city sets, especially vehicles and construction.
I run a LEGO user group called the Adult LEGO Alliance. We meet to share new sets and MOCs we’ve built, but we also volunteer at LEGO events, providing judges and displays and offering our building expertise.
My only real pet peeve with LEGO Group is the way they market certain sets, such as Friends or Belville, to girls while all other LEGO sets are considered to be for boys. I remember as a young girl that some of my favourite sets were my fire station, my space rover, and my airplane. Sure princesses are cool, but so are pirates, construction crews, and trolls.