My name is Erik, a 37 years old AFOL from the Netherlands.
I created my username 'Bengh_Zeran' since I became a member of Lugnet and a buyer/seller on BrickLink and Ebay, back in 2001 and I kept using this name on every site I got registered ever since.
Of course it is inspired by Star Wars and LEGO (as in 'brick hunter Bengh Zeran', derived from 'bounty hunter')
I've been a lurker for a long time on the old FBTB but never registered before (
Time to make up for it I guess!
A little about me: I've been collecting LEGO for little over 30 years now.
It began in 1979 with LEGOLAND Space, all the way untill 1998 (had some Dark Ages, but when I got connected to the internet and discovered BrickLink and the likes I first bought every Space set I had missed to complete that collection.) So when LEGO Star Wars was released in 1999, I started collecting it right away and have never stopped since...
Funny thing is that I've only been into Star Wars since the release of the Special Edition Trilogy in 1997 (my parents were definitely NOT into sci-fi back in 1977 (my father still isn't but I got my mother hooked on the new BSG!
But that explains why I never got to see A New Hope when I was 5 yrs old.
Anyway, since 1997 Star Wars got me totally hooked and now I dare to call myself a true but proud geek on the matter!
I'm currently living on my own again, but that gives me all the room to expand my LEGO universe without having to 'explain' myself to anybody every time I feel like buying another LEGO set!
I'm mostly a lurker and will probably not post that many topics or replies to be honest, because I'm kind of busy with many other things in my life right now.
But the intention ánd the plans are there to create some (hopefully nice looking) MOCs from the Star Wars universe.
Besides the Star Wars saga (and LEGO of course) I'm also fond of the SW KotOR franchise which has led me to some LEGO building inspiration for the future!
That's it for now. If you want to know more, please click my username to view my profile or the WWW-icon below my username to find out more about me and/or my LEGO addiction. May the Force be with us!(No Bothans have died to bring you this information.)