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AFOL over 30?

Postby buhs » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:40 pm

Hi! I appears that I have a lot of "kindred spirits" here on FBTB, and thought it would be cool if us "old folks" had a thread of our own. :D I'll start first... some of my earliest memories were of making Star Wars vehicles out of Space LEGO and putting my Kenner Star Wars action figures in them (circa 1978)... as a young child I could not afford (or convince) my parents to buy me all of the Star Wars toys, so I used my LEGO blocks and imagination to build pretty much any star ship I wanted. I had always thought "wouldn't it be neat if they made Star Wars LEGO?" Fast forward to 1999... I had just finished my post-graduate work, and had just started my first "real" professional job. And then I saw it.... the original Star Wars LEGO X-wing fighter... oh yes... it would be mine! :P Fast forward 10 years and I now have a "LEGO Star Wars room" (I have a very supportive and understanding wife... she says of all the vices a guy could have, this is probably the least self destructive... although not the cheapest!)... I have four book shelves of pretty much every classic Star Wars LEGO set made (and plenty duplicates of the storm trooper and rebel trooper packs), and a few of the new trilogy and expanded universe models... but it's all about the classics! I now have a 1 month old daughter, and look forward to one day introducing her to my love of Star Wars and LEGO... I'm a 34 year old Nuclear Operations Specialist at a Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario Canada. Well, that's my "adult story" what's yours???
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Re: AFOL over 30?

Postby onions » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:56 pm

You should actually be posting this in the 'Who are you?' topic.

And i think an "afol over 30" thread is a terrible idea. People are going to want a "BBW Afol thread", "Goth Teen LSW fan" thread, etc.

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Re: AFOL over 30?

Postby Chief » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:46 pm

For the record, I'm loving that there's so many adults coming out of the woodwork now. FBTB has been cast as the "kiddie pool" of AFOL communities (BZPower excepted) for a long time now and it's really really refreshing.
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Re: AFOL over 30?

Postby Big C » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:45 pm

I think it's safe to say that Chief speaks on behalf of everyone who's been here as long as he and I have. We don't need to have a thread for something like this, but it's still freakin' awesome to see so many more older folks here. :)
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