Hi, and welcome to my sparse presence here on this site. I'm just a fan for now--sorry, but I have no designs of my own at the present to show off. Maybe someday I will, but for now, I'm going to enjoy the wonderful designs of others and use this page to compile a list of the folks I feel are the best at it. This will be a reflection of my personal tastes, and nothing more.
Here begins a little personal history involving my experiences in the LEGO building world. When I was younger, I used to design and build my own creations with my small collection of parts. My first kit was an unknown collection of parts sold in the mid-70s, when I wasn't even old enough to go Kindergarten. My next kit was an early Space model with a hinged back that split apart to reveal a box-shaped satellite thing. However, it was transformable robot toys such as Go-Bots, Transformers, and the myriad clones of such that grabbed my youthful attention, not to mention video games of the time.
Years later, I bought my cousins' LEGO collection for $5.00, effectively tripling the number of parts. I began to experiment with them again, using the newer, more detailed and specialized parts that until then were unfamiliar to me. During high school, I obtained a few more kits, a design book, and some LEGO catalogs (this was before the advent of the Internet). I also made a number of designs, from capital ships to smaller craft, and drafted several stories around them.
When I turned 21, I decided I had outgrown my collection and gave the whole thing to my brother; yet, I could never resist a trip to the LEGO part of the toy aisle from time to time just to see what was going on. I also remembered the Train sets featured in those old catalogs, and decided that I would buy those for my children, should I ever have any.
When LEGO began their Star Wars kits, I decided I had been born too soon! I had been obsessed with Star Wars in my elementary school years, and as my eyes fell on such kits as the X-Wing and Slave 1, I found myself wishing I were that spaced-out teenager again. I ultimately settled on the LEGO Star Wars games. I should add that when LEGO Creator came out, I bought a copy, but found it to be too limited for my purposes (and also more geared for 7-year-olds than I was expecting). Creator will not work on my XP-based computer, no matter what I try.
I still think LEGOs are the best toy line and one of the best building systems (if not THE best) ever made. I often joke that one day, if I have a son or daughter, or should one of my nieces take up LEGOs as a hobby, I'll have a good excuse to buy various kits. I hope one day LEGO offers their design program to the public. I currently only access the Internet on my phone, so I can't go play on the site, but God knows I would if I could!
For now, I will content myself with enjoying the designs of others on this site and others. I'm also a novice singer, songwriter, and guitar player; this interest, as well as my CD collection, my interest in foreign cuisines and expensive beers, and a few others, take up most of my spare time and cash. But, always in my heart, I will know and profess that...