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    Lego!

    At my parents house in-between Xmas and new year and it turns out they've still got my old Lego from when I was a kid. Most of it from late 80s and early 90s.

    Somehow managed to build a couple of sets without my daughter destroying them.

    Rumour that the Pirate Ship is worth a bit.



    Daughter got involved at times...



    We didn't have all the instructions but are easy enough to find online.



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    That's cool!

    I bet your daughter had a blast with you putting them together.

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    I was a Lego kid !

    BTW, your daughter and Luigi's could be twins (look-a-likes).

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    Those pics bring back some memories. Think I had those exact ones.


    Was just talking about my old Lego boxes being in my nieces house with my mother on Christmas day, and that they must be worth their weight in gold if going by today's prices.


    Santa gave the kid the 1 meter tall Saturn V rocket for Christmas.

    1969 bladdy pieces.

    The first stage is almost complete and It's all going well now that she's not allowed into the same room as it.

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    It was interesting to see the release dates of the kits we have. Most around 1989 which would have made me 6 at the time but I doubt we got them on new release. It's getting easier to build what we have now that I've separated the colours. Might be able to sneek in a couple of smaller builds tomorrow but doubt I'll have the chance to start the pirate ships. Which probably isn't a bad thing as I think my parents are intent on selling it after they googled the price.

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    I am not that much older than youse (well OK a bit) and there was no such thing as a lego 'kit' when I was a snapper.

    There was lego blocks (which were all red except for a few blue and grey bits) and there was your imagination.

    I came second in a lego competition when I was 10 (I did a scene of a car crash). The winner was the 9 year-old grandson of the judge (who was also my piano teacher) so I think there may have been a touch of nepotism going down in that deal but it is all water under the bridge now and I rarely give it a second thought these days.

    Imagination is the key to inventiveness and ingenuity and is disappearing from life these days.

    It is like porno. In my day you had an old sock and your imagination. These days young fellas are spoon fed 1080p depictions of sexual acts that were far beyond the wildest imagination of a young lad in the 1980s.

    I think a return to traditional values when it comes to lego and monkey-throttling could help to put the backbone back into our young men.


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    I bought this for my stepdaughter and her boyfriend (both mid twenties) for xmas.


    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Technic-.../dp/B075QZN8K8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I am not that much older than youse (well OK a bit) and there was no such thing as a lego 'kit' when I was a snapper.
    In my day it was Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys. No Legos. All the cool kids had an electric motor with their Erector set. I wasn't one of them.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    old copies of Fiesta with its Reader's Wives section
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Erector Sets,
    From the picture, our equivalent was Meccano. The modern sets had electric motors, but my set was a hand-me-down from my cousin and had a clockwork motor. Many many weeks worth of time spent with that.

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    ^ Erector was the US equivalent of Meccano.

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    Wish I still had the original box's and instructions for the massive mixed box full we've got.

    Visited the lego shop near us before Xmas and there was a superzised Millennium Falcon on sale for...... 649!!

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    Fact. Lego sets are better investment than stocks, short term or long term. If I was back in Canada I'd be reselling them full time.

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    Your boasts of being a property magnate could finally come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Your boasts of being a property magnate could finally come true.
    Property magnate?

    Are you really dumb or are you just jealous of my Toronto condo?

    Just like AO, you are known to make things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Just like AO, you are known to make things up.


    So you’ve never wildly exaggerated your property portfolio on forums then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post


    So you’ve never wildly exaggerated your property portfolio on forums then?
    Show me the post or get lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Fact. Lego sets are better investment than stocks, short term or long term.
    At one time, Beanie Babies were too. Now, not so much.

    I've some nice tulips for sale...you want to buy in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Show me the post or get lost
    As you know, the forum is defunct.

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    I’m old enough to remember meccano. The set handed down to me by my older brother, proved my ditsinclination towards practical engineering skills at a basic level.

    That, or my older brother was a git.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The modern sets had electric motors, but my set was a hand-me-down from my cousin and had a clockwork motor.
    Now that you mention it, think mine was a hand-me-down as well...with no motor at all.



    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    proved my ditsinclination towards practical engineering skills at a basic level.
    Don't feel bad, I wasn't much good at it either. Now if I had just had that motor...wondrous creations would have ensued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys
    ...had all 3...still turned out gay...

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    Are there motorized Lego sets?? Not familiar with Legos at all...



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    ...had all 3...still turned out gay...
    What sort of creations did you turn out?

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    ...the Alamo (with added soldiers from a Civil War set) is the only one I remember...

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    Finished the Saturn V.

    Being transported to me condo next week, along with the model Ferraris. (Three missing window wipers. One missing a major side panel. One with a broken engine cover. One with play-dough residue all over the driver's seat. Another with the steering misaligned. )


    The kid can visit them at weekends.

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