Oh that Idea Book above ruled my LEGO world back then...liked it so much I had 2 of them becasue I used up the stickers from my 1st one.
I still play with LEGO & never considered it a "nerd" pastime. One of my sons barely bats an eye, but the other has me build entire lines/themes (city, space, castle etc) of sets we have. & now that Im an adult with income, I can get big sets that as a kid were financially out of reach, though many of those have increased in cost & value. I usu. get them as gifts; rarely buying them outright, though we were first to act on a big Craiglist ad in autumn 2014 (almost everything he had for $100) & some lucky garage sale finds have paid off too.
My favorite set is the Space Cruiser I got for Xmas when I was 7, I can still build it by heart! I think the biggest set we ever had was a fire station, which cost all of $15 at Target back in the early 80s. But with a gain in finances, there's less time to build & play- so much for growing up.
We just got thru playing with my Pirates sets, before that it was Castle, last weekend I built my classic Space sets, about a dozen in all. Last year we had our City sets up, which took up most of the floorspace in what I've since converted to a game room. I told my kids if they want it setup again, I'd put it on the floor in the garage & I'd park outside this summer.
Some good LEGO sites:
www.bricklink.com (buy/sell LEGO online)
www.brickset.com (comprehensive LEGO site, I've done a few set reviews here, ID gelkster)
www.peeron.com (view instructions/catalogs)
www.letsbuilditagain.com (view instructions)
Edited by gelkster, 21 February 2016 - 06:53 PM.
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