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LEGO nostalgy

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1

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    I just found this impressive collection of LEGO building instructions, which reminded me of the hours and hours I spend playing around with my LEGO sets. Gee, that was a great toy compared to what's offered to kids today. :uhh: :smile:
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2
    I remember my lego days. I didn't build too much with them but they were still fun when I was kept indoors or something.

    I did a search for a PC game with lego just out of curiousity since there seems to be a computer game geared towards every idea possible nowadays.

    http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/legocreator/player_review.html?id=346238

    Looks kinda fun for the person who doesn't want a bunch of legos in his office. lol
     
  4. Dec 16, 2006 #3

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    Definitely. :rofl: But what kind of person is that, not having any LEGOs in his office? :wink:
     
  5. Dec 16, 2006 #4

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    That website's a great find! I used to love lego, and remember making my mum take me out on saturday afternoons to this specialist shop which stocked every set that was out at the time, so I could spend my pocket money. What a great toy! I wonder, do they still make lego?
     
  6. Dec 16, 2006 #5

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    I think they do, but it's lame. Everything consists of big parts and there is practically no construction. And the themes are tasteless.

    *sighs with nostalgia*
     
  7. Dec 16, 2006 #6

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    Well, I reckon there's hardly any construction as kids these days probably wouldn't have the patience to sit down for hours on end (sweeping generalisation, I know!) And, they've probably used up all the ideas for themes that they could possibly have! I remember my favorite was a medieval castle- I think I've probably still got it somewhere.. oh the memories. (Anyway, I should stop thinking like this, I still try and tell myself I'm a kid really!)
     
  8. Dec 16, 2006 #7

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    The medieval theme was great, although I had only a few small sets. My favourites were Technic and Model Team.

    We're all still kids, that's the truth. :wink:
     
  9. Dec 16, 2006 #8

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    The technic sets were a brilliant step up from standard lego. Once you completed a racing car, or a boat with moving parts, you felt "grown up," and far more mature than the other kids in class who were still building their basic sets!


    At heart, yes, and I hope that will never change!
     
  10. Dec 16, 2006 #9

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    http://www.lugnet.com/

    Check it out, one of the guys I work with is on there almost daily and he knows more about legos than anyone I have ever talked to.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2006 #10

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    Wow. You shouldn't have posted this link, there's a risk I'll spend hours browsing around instead of studying for my exam. :biggrin:
     
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    I'd be tempted to "trip" onto it. :redface:

    :rofl:
     
  15. Dec 16, 2006 #14

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    I'm happy to report that Lego is fine and well. You can still get the basic block sets in a nice bucket, or any of the theme sets, and even a robotic interface with computer created programs. As for kids that have the patience to play with Lego? Well, I've got three of my own and, and, ...I think there are two more in Connecticut...one in Rhode Island... there's talk of a kid in Mass...
     
  16. Dec 16, 2006 #15

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    I wouldn't expect that to be very healthy. (Mainly due to the actual impact, but others' responses play a part too... :wink:)
     
  17. Dec 16, 2006 #16
    Lol, well of course I wouldn't actually derive pleasure from ruining it, but oh my. That thing must have taken years. Can you imagine if a pet went downstairs and jumped on it? lol

    Although I suppose it may hold, it looks pretty sturdy. Glued together no doubt.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2006 #17

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    I can't sleep and I'm browsing ebay for old lego sets. It's fascinating how little it takes for old addictions to take over again.
     
  19. Dec 16, 2006 #18

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    Mmmm, Lego. The world's greatest child's toy.

    Been clean for years now. Don't get me hooked again.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2006 #19
    Well, you could always decide to forget about the exams and become a professional lego model maker instead, perhaps they make big bucks?

    This guy does it supposedly. http://www.seankenney.com/ :biggrin:
     
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