Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9103 posts, RR: 28 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2817 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?
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KFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3374 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2803 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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Greaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2800 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.
Senorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2797 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.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2788 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.
Frontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2768 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!
Legalkiwi From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 46 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2751 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?
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12315 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2744 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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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8953 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2706 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...
: 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
: Damn, I wish I had that when I was a kid. That Lego website brings back memories.
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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