I first spotted the Medieval Market Village last holiday season while shopping for my gf's 7yr old cousin's christmas gift. At the time, I had been well over a decade into my (what another person mentioned as) Lego "dark ages". I used to be an avid lego fanatic when I was a kid, and seeing the MMV for the first time was love at first sight and brought me right back to that time. My gf had to practically pry my hands off the box. Unfortunately it wasnt in the budget, and we just got the gift and I had all but forgotten the set.
Fast forward to this past holiday season and I was prepared. I was pleasantly suprized it was still available and bought mine online on black friday. It coudn't even wait till Christmas and I built the set the very same day it arrived in the mail. Let me tell you, for someone who had been off the LEGO kick for so long, it was like an overdose that resparked my love for all things Lego. Took me quite a while to build, mainly since I was taking my sweet time with it, but I loved every minute of it, and I was suprized at the time at how much and how little has changed along the years, i.e. colors, printing on the back of the minifigs and the legs too.
Ever since that set two months ago, I've discovered over a dozen lego blog/sale/info/fan sites, bought many of the smaller classic castle sets from my youth that I never got when I was a child, pulled out the old, dusty, huge trunk of LEGOs I had sitting in the attic and started sorting out usable pieces, made multiple trips to the LEGO store, started my LEGO VIP membership, and I'm planning on creating my first MOC soon (working on the research and I just need to get A LOT more pieces on the cheap).
All because of Medieval Market Village!
Yep, the LEGO addiction has fully taken hold once again and I'm loving every minute of it!
Now, what are the chances that this set will go on sale anytime soon at the LEGO store? I'm sure its near the end of its run, alhough it is on the January catalog. The one by me still has plenty in stock and I would love to pick up two more for the pieces if it went on sale.
BTW, Hooray for my first post!
The older I get, the more I realize that common sense isn't so common...