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Another Introduction Thread

Postby BlackenedPurple » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:07 am

Hey all,

I was a huge LEGO fan as a kid, and with my two older brothers (and a combined effort over many birthdays/Christmases), we built quite the LEGO Town in the 80s - 90s. While Town was my #1 theme as a kid, Castle was definitely 2nd, followed by Space and then Pirates. I lost interest in Castle after ~1994, with the Dragon Masters marking what I believe to be the end of Classic Castle, however I still paid vague attention to Town until ~1998. A few years ago, my interest was reignited when I stumbled across this site, among others. Then in my early 20s, I rebuilt my old Town in a glory it had never known before and was planning grand expansion with a 50s flare (using Indy vehicles, Modular Buildings and the Town Plan) when I discovered the Medieval Market Village -- and haven't looked back since. My Town Plan still rests in its box and my formerly-rebuilt Town has been disassembled again and replaced by an ever-expanding Castle tribute, fueled by great Crownie sets and a casual appreciation for LotR. I feel mostly caught-up on the last decade+ of LEGO I missed, but still find a few surprises from time to time. My attention has also been drawn to the Prince of Persia sets -- a theme that I'm surprised hasn't received more attention on this site.

So anyway, I'm not sure how much I will contribute to this site, but it seems I have a story similar to many others out there.

See ya around!
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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby Bluesecrets » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:51 pm

Hi and welcome to CC.

My attention has also been drawn to the Prince of Persia sets -- a theme that I'm surprised hasn't received more attention on this site.


Oh it has. But only so many of us build in the desert theme. I build almost exclusively desert castles and even if it isn't something from the desert, I still make it tan! So I have been stockpiling PoP sets like crazy. But at CC, castle tends to stick with castle. Even though some themes like PoP and even Harry Potter could be considered partially castle, they aren't. So they don't get reviewed here. They do get discussed.
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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:21 pm

Hi Davidant32,

Welcome to CC! I think you'll find that most everyone here is in total agreement on the awesomeness of the Medieval Market Village. We recently had a poll here and that was chosen as the best Castle set of all time. People have been pretty excited about the PoP sets as well. In our most recent Colossal Castle Contest (annual multi-category contest announced each year around November 1), one of our categories was Eastern Medieval Life, in part to capitalize on the growing excitement as we were anticipating the release of these sets.

Anyway, hope you enjoy your stay here. We'd love to see your LEGO creations, if you have any photos on-line.

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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby Tycho McKorley » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:27 pm

Well, welcome to the board. I think you'll find everyone here is very welcoming and that if you do decided to contribute more you'll find yourself a good place.
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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby JoshWedin » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:33 pm

Glad to have you aboard!

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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby BlackenedPurple » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:10 pm

Many thanks for the warm welcome! There really are some interesting discussions taking place on these boards, and all the members seem so nice and encouraging. While I currently do not have many pics of my modest MOCs, and they're certainly not as impressive as some creations I've seen around here (yet!), I'm still proud of them and I'm sure it won't be too long before I start posting them. But, as I'm sure many of you know, building up a decent collection is a long, slow (not to mention expensive) process.
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Re: Another Introduction Thread

Postby Legoorci » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:17 pm

Hey , and welcome on CC!
I'm happy to find someone who likes LotR!
Have you build any LotR MoCs yet?
You can see my MoCs on my Flickr Account and you can see them also on my Blog where you also can read the stories behind the MoCs...but in german.
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