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Post by PCP » Thu Nov 01, 2007 00:40

love the stuff
been spending more on this kind of plastic over the last few years than on those round bits with groovie sounds on them
whats anyone built or likes abouts these wonderous bricks ?

http://www.brickset.com

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Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 07:59

OBSESSED!

i just wish i had photographic evidence of the lego city i had set up as a kid in our conservatory. its all in its original boxes in the loft, waiting for me to get somewhere with enough space to take it off my parents hands.

next time i go home im picking up the technics car i got as my whole xmas present one year, its incredible!!!
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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:41

caramarydaisy wrote:OBSESSED!

next time i go home im picking up the technics car i got as my whole xmas present one year, its incredible!!!
Wah! The Technics Test Car. I wanted one of those so badly in the late 80s. I never got one but I did have a Technics Digger. Had a disaster on the school playing fields with a friend's Test Car though!

This has just reminded me that I used to be in The Lego Club. I don't think I have any of my Lego now though, it didn't maintain its appeal for me like Scalextric did.
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Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 18:19

Jono2cv wrote:
caramarydaisy wrote:OBSESSED!

next time i go home im picking up the technics car i got as my whole xmas present one year, its incredible!!!
Wah! The Technics Test Car. I wanted one of those so badly in the late 80s. I never got one but I did have a Technics Digger. Had a disaster on the school playing fields with a friend's Test Car though!

This has just reminded me that I used to be in The Lego Club. I don't think I have any of my Lego now though, it didn't maintain its appeal for me like Scalextric did.
my brother had a fork lift truck that was pretty neat, it had a pneumatic pump you could use to lift stuff with. dunno about the technics test car in the late 80s, i got my technics car, must have been xmas 94, cos i remember taking it into primary school when i was in my last year, aged 10 or there abouts.. and yep.. 94, and it looks like this:

my technic super car

and i was also in the lego club, ive still got some of the pens and key rings i got from it, and the lunch box that looks like a 2x2 brick, altho that now holds my collection of badges in rather than sandwiches!
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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Nov 01, 2007 20:28

They'd developed it a bit over the years then. Yours looks meaner. The one I wanted was like this: -

http://www.nd.edu/~lego/grp2/www/graphics/lego/8865.jpg
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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 13:56

Lego fills a part of my life that no other block shaped object with sticky out bits can. I went to lego land a few years ago but lost a small person in the assault course. Maybe I should have been concentrating on watching her rather than playing but it's so difficult. She is now safeand sound and all the better for the experience.
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Re: LEGO

Post by My Melody » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:00

Oh great! A LEGO thread. Just had to post in here, considering my avatar is 1980s Duplo (=LEGO for toddlers)
Maybe it is even 1970s Duplo... Not sure...

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Re: LEGO

Post by lynsosaurus » Sat Apr 19, 2008 17:46

it makes me ridiculously happy that this was created in the 'boffins' sub-forum.

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Re: LEGO

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Fri May 16, 2008 17:48

I love lego. I had the original Technic car back in the 80's...

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Re: LEGO

Post by noodlé » Fri May 16, 2008 20:13

Your Funny Uncle wrote:I love lego. I had the original Technic car back in the 80's...

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i bought this off of the ebay a couple of years ago. i never had it as a child... which angered me greatly because i was lego obsessed for many many years... and this car was the pinnacle... but now i have it. and it's SKILL.
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Re: LEGO

Post by Your Funny Uncle » Fri May 16, 2008 21:04

My French penfriend had the biggest collection of lego EVER. He had two different Technic cars and loads of other stuff. He had so much that he once built a suspension bridge across his room! We made this ace working crane once, and I did have a photo, but I can't find it... Unsurprisingly, he went on to study civil engineering...

I'm not normally one for rose tinted specs, but I think old-school lego was better. There are too many specialised bits now, and I think that stifles creativity. I used to enjoy making the models from instructions, but the real fun was in taking the ideas you learned and making something cool of your own. That's got to be harder these days with all these pieces that only do one thing...

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Re: LEGO

Post by RITH » Tue Jun 03, 2008 17:18

Decent idea, maybe:
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Bad idea, probably:
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Re: LEGO

Post by caramarydaisy » Mon Jun 09, 2008 13:57

oh man i so want to check out all that indiana jones lego.

trip to toys r us at the weekend me thinks..
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Re: LEGO

Post by darvé » Mon Jun 09, 2008 14:06

caramarydaisy wrote:oh man i so want to check out all that indiana jones lego.

trip to toys r us at the weekend me thinks..
I got it last week, it's brilliant. If you've played Lego Star Wars then you know what to expect really, i've only done the first level so far but running away from a big round lego boulder was far more fun than it should have been.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
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Re: LEGO

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Re: LEGO

Post by My Melody » Mon Jun 09, 2008 21:04

Your Funny Uncle wrote:Best flickr set ever?
Must be! That is so clever and well done! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: LEGO

Post by RITH » Fri Jul 18, 2008 22:58

Have some Lego for breakfast?

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Any American lawyer's heaven this must be.
But seriously, not very wise is it?

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Re: LEGO

Post by beta male » Tue Sep 02, 2008 04:48

woah. Indiana Lones Lego is awesome.
I wish I had Lego Nazis when I was a kid.
anybody else really miss the Lego catalogues?
they were brilliant, they were like awesome scenes with trains and tropical beaches and castles. Lego forts on shag carpeting just doesn't compare.
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Re: LEGO

Post by Johanna » Tue Sep 23, 2008 15:53

RITH wrote:Have some Lego for breakfast?

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Any American lawyer's heaven this must be.
But seriously, not very wise is it?
Om nom nom

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Re: LEGO

Post by tonieee » Sat Oct 31, 2009 09:57

Ralph's created an enormous Lego Star Wars base that's currently taking up half our living room!
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Lego Star Wars base
He's also been uploading photos of his creations on to the Lego website and was so happy when he found out that people were voting for them.

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