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Well it's been eleven years...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:56 pm
by Lord Felix
Hello everyone,

I haven't been on the cc forums for many, many years. I'd forgotten some of the classic lego jargon, like 'MOCs' and 'SNOT' (is that still a thing?). A few days ago, my brother who had claimed most of the 'family legos' and (by extension) my own collection, decided that having legos in his basement rotting wasn't good for him, and decided to let them rot at my house. I opened the box and saw a few things that I built all those years ago, which led me on a goose chase to find all the old memories. I found a few picture galleries, my brickshelf (which I guess I could've found just by logging into my account here), and my flickr which, I suppose I deleted all of the lego pictures off of a while ago.

Anyway, I saw a few references to the old battle contests and remember entering those, and a few familiar faces still posting incredible MOCs. Lego has changed a lot over eleven years, but so have I. Looking over my old posts is quite entertaining to see my 15/16 year old self and my awkwardness.

The brief story is I went to college, went on a church mission, went back to college, graduated, got a job, left the job, went to graduate school, then transferred to another graduate school. I got married sometime in the middle of that as well. Now I'm in Utah and finishing up my PhD.

Now I'm gathering up my collection again and looking for suggestions for organization, good new pieces (single slopes were new when I was just leaving), and inspiration.

Thanks everyone, I'm glad to be back.
George

Re: Well it's been eleven years...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:57 pm
by Azaghal
Lord Felix wrote:. . . classic lego jargon, like 'MOCs' and 'SNOT' (is that still a thing?)
Is it ever. :lol:

Anyway, welcome back! It's been a bit quiet around here recently, but the general LEGO hobby is as strong as ever. Maybe 2020 will be a revival year . . .

Re: Well it's been eleven years...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:19 am
by Elephant Knight
Welcome back, I remember your name from back in the day.

I too, have fond memories of those Battle Contests.

Azaghal wrote:It's been a bit quiet around here recently, . . .


Truly, an understatement.

EKnight

Re: Well it's been eleven years...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:37 pm
by Bruce N H
Welcome back, Lord Felix! Yes, the forum is much quieter than it used to be. Actually a lot of forums are quieter, as online habits have changed over the years. I'm not around myself much these days. But it's great to see old faces, and maybe we can encourage others to join us again or join us for the first time. Looking forward to seeing what a grown-up you builds now.

Bruce

Re: Well it's been eleven years...

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:38 pm
by soccerkid6
Welcome back Lord Felix!
I joined CC in 2011, so a bit after you had left, but I read back through the old posts then and remember seeing plenty of your content.

There have been a ton of new parts made in the past few years, and this is a great site to keep up to date with those: http://www.newelementary.com/
As for inspiration, my brother John and I put together these galleries of past CCC entries that we have found inspiring:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130093880@N02/galleries/72157699037158852/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isaacsnyder/galleries/72157672590200057/