Okay, let's try this again... (I typed up a huge response for my first post here a few days ago, then accidentally deleted it! [/facepalm])
Anyways... I was into Legos (mostly Space, but also Technic and Model Team) when I was a kid, up through the beginning of my teenage years. After getting "too old" for Legos, I had them all stored away. However, my dad was storing them at his house for me.
Xmas of 04 (05?) I mentioned something in passing to my girlfriend, and she bought me the Millennium Falcon (4504). I built it right there in the middle of the floor of my dad's house, put it up for display on top of my TV, and kind of forgot about it.
August or so of 08, I'm working at Target and I see the MTT has gone on clearance, from $120 to $70, and I thought, "I'll get that at the end of my shift." At this time, I was really starting to get into the whole Star Wars universe. I saw all the OT movies as a kid but really felt they were dated at the time. However, after getting older, I realized what a rich world there was in the GFFA and just how much a modern sci-fi fan owes to the Star wars universe.
Anyways, end of that shift, I go to get that MTT and both of them had sold. I mentioned it to my girlfriend, not as a big deal, just as an "I was gonna' do this" kind of thing. That weekend, she went to a different Target, and they still had them, so she got it for me.
I started getting big-time into SWLego. I was buying a set every few weeks or so. Then, one evening, we're having dinner over at my dad's and I tell him that I thought it was time for me to get my old Legos back from him...
HE SOLD THEM A MONTH PRIOR IN A GARAGE SALE!!!
I kind of snapped then and started picking up Legos by the fistful. Since that August, I've probably gotten about 3 or 4 thousand bucks worth of Legos (including UCS Death Star II, Star Destroyer, Millennium Falcon, AT-ST, TIE Advanced, Motorized AT-AT, a ton of SW System sets, and a few Bionicle, Creator, and Power Miners) with no end in sight.
Then, I found this site in December through the blog Geekologie, the day after registrations were suspended. I've lurked here for a little bit and decided that now is the time to join the conversations.
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