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Lego's, Ever Have Em As A Kid?  
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

I was at the toy store buying a gift for a younger cousin this weekend. He's really gotten into Legos according to my aunt, so I bought him some. As I walked the aisle I got a memory of when I was a little bastard and built a s**t load of stuff with em, like whole friggin cities and stuff... Had so much fun that I went out and bought a kit for my self, I kid you not. Im 18 and I just built a model airplane of legos... God I need help.... So, did anyone else play with them?


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Ever been in a turkish prison?

Seriously I had them when I was young, built all kinds of crap and loved every second of it... the perfect toy for an only child.

[Edited 2006-05-11 02:44:25]

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
Ever been in a turkish prison?

cant say I have.... but if I ever do, i'll be sure to drop you a line...



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
cant say I have.... but if I ever do, i'll be sure to drop you a line...

It's an Airplane joke....


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Ever Have Em As A Kid?


Hell, yes I did Big grin


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Oh heck yeah! I remember a few sets I had: One was supposed to be like an outpost station on the moon, and another was a race track! Of course you only build the kit by the instructions once, and then you just throw all the pieces into the giant bin when you're done.

Damn, those were the days...



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 3):
It's an Airplane joke....

I know it is... what kind of person do you think I am?

Timmy, have you ever seen a grown man naked?

"We must get these people to a hospital right away"

"A hospital, what is it doctor?"

"Its a big building, with patients, but thats not important right now"



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Sure...stopped buying them though when prices went up...could never afford that $100 castle or something, disappointing. But I must say, it's the best thing for a growing kid to have. Develops the mind through imagination and creative thinking. just make sure the child knows not to eat em first.


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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Me and my brothers combined had all sorts of Lego sets. I have some fond memories of playing with Legos as a youngin'.

User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 5):
Oh heck yeah! I remember a few sets I had: One was supposed to be like an outpost station on the moon, and another was a race track! Of course you only build the kit by the instructions once, and then you just throw all the pieces into the giant bin when you're done.

Oh yeah. No one I knew anyway had space in their room to store all the sets they owned assembled. Inversely, no one had the patience to reassemble them again after playing with them the first time so that's when we went freestyle. That's usually when the fun started.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting Greaser (Reply 7):
just make sure the child knows not to eat em first.

Taught myself that... I actually ate a lego when I was three,mum had to have the doc give me some ipecac to chuck the thing up... learned my lesson....



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

I had a 5 gallon bucket of them as a kid, made my own aircraft carriers and planes to go with it. Matter of fact my parents have a coffee table made out of a mangrove tree root, it has a glass top and together it weighs a quarter ton. It was always my toy fort as a kid, when they moved a few years ago to another house, the table had been sitting in the same spot for like 15 years, legos and micromachines fell out when the 4 movers picked it up.
Today I manage a youth center and we have regular legos for kids to play with, but the big hit is the mind storm deal, quite neat they are. I havent paid much attention to how they program them, but it is neat to see regardless.


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2283 times:



 Wow!

 Big grin



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User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
the perfect toy for an only child.

Ahh, yes I would have to agree. I used to build and build and build. Then, after I had created the city, I would destroy the whole thing.  devil 



Afterwards, I would pick them up -

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 5):
and then you just throw all the pieces into the giant bin when you're done.

-Feister



Boiler up!
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8095 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Dude only communists didn't have legos.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Indeed I had a Lego set when I was a kid. I built a few things with that, though gradually lost interest in it.

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2273 times:

Played Lego as a child, highly recommended it for kids..

User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2268 times:

My favourite Lego set was the airport.

Ah...good times.

Regards,
Btriple7



Just...fly.
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2268 times:

I remember when my dad came home with a set of legos that included two pilots, and a flight attendant, a control tower and the parts to make a plane(wing, tail, etc). We had so much fun building all sorts of stuff! Ah, the good ole' times when I was three....And then I got into Harry Potter Legos, and had most of the Hogwarts set. But then I sold it to bring in some $$$ lol.

On another note, anyone remember Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs? Haha, good memories!


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 17):
My favourite Lego set was the airport.

 Wow! Damn, missed out on that one  Sad



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2261 times:

I had some. They were perfect to build things for my real toys like G.I. Joe's and Transformers to destroy!  Wink

User currently offlineLegalkiwi From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 46 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2251 times:

Definately - although my little brother was always more into it than me. He'd be building big cities and everything, but I tended to lose interest after a while. He ended up getting an engineering degree, which kinda makes sense.

By the way, I always thought Lego was the plural form - ie you would have "a peice of lego" rather than "a lego", and "some lego" rather than "some legos".
Any Danish people want to clarify? Lego's from Denmark isn't it?



kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2244 times:
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Oh yeah. I had the simple Legos when I was a kid (and even Duplo (sp?) before that (big ass blocks)), then when I was a little older, I got Lego Technic, which was with motors and remote control and all that fun stuff.


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2224 times:

As a kid? What about as a 32 year old? Yes, I still have some sitting around the house. I have a feeling that when the little lady and I have a kid I'll be playing with them more often. LEGOs rule!


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Heck yeah I had them! My first lego set was a cargo airplane when I was about 4 years old...back before I ever started flying a lot (at that point, I had taken maybe 7 flights in my life, all of which were either EWR-BTV, LGA-BTV or EWR-BOS)...I played with that plane for the longest time...I wonder if that kindled my lifelong passion for aviation...

Jeff


25 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Yup, I was always building all sorts of things. My sisters (ages 10 and 5) got a 1800-piece box recently. They unpacked it and started to play, I sat
26 Post contains images LTU932 : Damn, I wish I had that when I was a kid. That Lego website brings back memories.
27 AirPacific747 : yeah I had so much lego!! I had an electrical subway with two stations, a police station, pirate ships, a treasure island, and a lot of lego lol. I on
28 Post contains images L410Turbolet : We actually did, but they were extremely hard to get. One had to get either really lucky (usually before Christmas) or know people. I am glad to see
29 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Heck yes, and still have them, probably 10 boxes full of Lego . Although over the years, there's no probably also ten boxes full of dust and spiderweb
30 Banco : So true. I loved Lego. The amount of stuff I'd build with it was just endless. Then there were Sticklebricks as well, which I think were an ever olde
31 Post contains images LTU932 : Where is the closest Legoland in Germany? You got me curious, because perhaps one day I'll just swing by for a look, catch a bit up on old times. May
32 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Depends on where in Germany you live. For me here in Hamburg, Billund in Denmark is the closest, but at the same time, their BLL airport is diminuativ
33 Post contains images Cornish : Lego was fantastic stuff. I used to build all sorts of stuff with it - totally to my own spec and ignoring the instructions. A mate of ours was actual
34 Post contains images Banco : Oh, well done you...
35 Bill142 : Since I never had the airplane set, I always had build my own planes out of lego.
36 AR385 : I had and stil had two big garbage bags filled with the lego's of different sets. I would built set after set, until I started drawing my own designs
37 SmithAir747 : Of course, I grew up with Lego (or its Playskool version, Brix Blox)! When I was adopted at age 3 by my family, friends of our family held a "baby" sh
38 Post contains images LTU932 : Oh well, I could drive up to BLL (once I have my licence). Sounds neat. If they have the Allianz Arena without any FCB players, even better. I'll che
39 DAL767400ER : I know what you mean, today's Lego is just not the same as it used to be, way too much mainstream-oriented these days.
40 AirPacific747 : same here!
41 Post contains images DAL767400ER : I believe they have neutral players . Be glad! Wish I could get the hell out of this country asap, but that's another topic .
42 Post contains images Mhodgson : Yep - I had a load of different sets, and once I'd built most of them I destroyed them and mixed all the bits up - made some interesting contraptions
43 Post contains images Cornish : Absolutely - far better to completely ignore their recommendations and go your own way to create some Picasso like interpretations of everyday things
44 Post contains images David L : Tons of it! But that was mostly before themed "kits" came along. Bricks with removable wheels and windows were about as specialised as any pieces got.
45 Post contains links and images Aloges : Ditto. These days, you can hardly find any nubs at all on the parts. And the parts are so specialised you can't use the same ones for building a fami
46 Post contains images Cornish : Cool - a Moonraker Lego Set
47 Levent : Yep. Had lots of the stuff. I had a complete city with fire station, police station, gas station, hospital, and also a train set with a train station,
48 Post contains images BA757 : Hell yes. I must have thousands of pounds worth of the stuff in our attic back in England. I used to build things out of it constantly, and like I sus
49 Cadet57 : me
50 Post contains images KaiGywer : I haven't been to Legoland since I was 6 or 7 (and I remember I was pissed that you had to be 8 to drive the little cars). I had that too
51 Post contains images Msllsmith : What a smart guy your father was. I got in "touch with my inner child " plenty playing with and watching my kids play with legos...... they would com
52 Post contains images BA757 : Oh that brings back memories... I have just been taking a look at the Lego Online store... There is some fantastic F1 related Lego, just a shame its
53 L410Turbolet : Anyone knows? I don't have my own kids yet. Although I admit that sometimes I walk through the toys section in a shopping mall and I am bit "concerne
54 Post contains images Cadet57 : You will do no such thing, or may you burn for all eternity
55 Post contains images Airwave : Ahhh, Legos--my all-time favorite toy as a kid, closely followed by Brio and LGB Trains (though PipeWorks were fun, too). Those were the days. Those w
56 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Indeed, that's one of the newer versions, though they have had that for a few years already. The airport set before used primarily yellow bricks, and
57 PHLBOS : I might still have a canister of Tinker Toys stashed somewhere in my mother's attic. Back to Legos; yeah, my brother & I used them as well; just the
58 Post contains images Max999 : Agreed. The new licensed merchandise stuff is definitely a step down in terms of using your imagination. With Harry Potter legos, the story is set fo
59 Post contains images Jamie757 : These are quite tasteless I think... Rgds.
60 KaiGywer : I remember a friend and me built a maze, and put his rat in one end and a piece of cheese in the other. Stupid rat cheated though...lol. Had to cover
61 AR385 : Thank you, yes he was, and I miss him terribly. And I won't sequester the thread, but he knew the importance of "play", real play, as opposed to X-bo
62 Slider : I loved Legos! But now, they're exorbitantly expensive...I freaked when I saw some of the price tags at the toy store....yeesh!
63 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I got this one from my father when I turned 12. It was soooo awesome!! also, I once built a slot machine out of lego as a kid I placed a coin inside t
64 Senorcarnival : Did anyone play with Playmobil as a tyke? They weren't really building blocks so you couldn't just go building whatever you wanted like Legos. You wer
65 Post contains images BA757 : Yep - I had a service station (petrol station) and a dustbin truck, it was great. Never seen those before. Tasteless maybe, but at least it could tea
66 RobTrent : Clever Stuff Lego ! - I used to love it as a kid, good to see it's still going strong 40 years on. Regards R
67 Post contains links David L : Ah, the old "lellow sumbaline"! Those were produced by an artist, Zbigniew Libera. I don't think Lego were very pleased when they found out... http:/
68 YYZflyer : I have a firetruck lego set and a space shuttle set in my basement;I got then a couple of years ago for my birthday.
69 Ariis : That is probably very true. I don't know about other at-the-time communist coutries, but in Poland you could purchase LEGO sets, but only in those sp
70 Post contains images BDKLEZ : I was always a fan of the Lego Technic sets. This one was my favourite.
71 KaiGywer : I want that Mobile Crane. But I'm not blowing $150 on Legos... Yup. I did. I had the police boat. With a little electric motor.
72 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : They always frustrated me! I refused to follow any of the instructions as a child...made me contemplate suicide at a small age! After that, I switched
73 Edelag : Well, since a lot of people consider me a kid, I have to say that I did play with lego's when I was younger. But that was a few years ago. I think I s
74 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : Wow! Reading the posts of this topic brings back memories. I always thought legos should've had some kind of footwear included. Ever step on a lego wh
75 Post contains images JGPH1A : Thanks for that - I don't feel quite so pitiful now ! Although I play with lego with my nieces and nephews, so I do have a valid excuse. When they we
76 Post contains images BA757 : Sounds like you (they) are playing with that girls Lego (Clickets or something) - what do you mean by accessories!? Adam
77 JGPH1A : No, nothing so boring. They have lots of Dora The Explorer / Bob The Builder Lego, so accessories are where the cat goes, or where the furniture goes
78 USAFHummer : Legos were far and away my favorite toy as a kid...still have way too many buckets full of em back home, saving em for my kids!!! Greg
79 Post contains images Pyrex : When I was 6 years old at school in the U.K. they had a few Legos you could play with when you finished your exercises. I always went through mine re
80 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Wow! This thread has sure brought back some very fond memories. As a young kid, one of my biggest ambitions was to build a town out of Legos. I never
81 Post contains links KaiGywer : For those wanting to play with Legos as an adult: USA
82 HAWK21M : Used to Play with my Friends Set.As I could not afford one at that time.This Friend of mine had an Entire city built out of Lego. I enjoyed the Mechan
83 KaiGywer : This thread got me thinking. Wonder if those Lego Technic sets are still in the attic, and how much shipping is from Norway to the US. *email mom*
84 Redngold : I can't remember if I ever had Legos at home, but I know that I was obsessed with them when I visited my cousins. There were never enough for me to bu
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