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LEGO is for Boys and Girls


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I was pretty young when I received my first LEGO set. There was no such thing as minifigs back then, unfortunately. Even though I’m an adult now, I still love to collect LEGO kits – and more specifically, minifigs. While visiting the LEGO store not long ago, I found a set a minifigs I didn’t already own. Each of the persons in this set just happens to be a female! LEGO bricks and figurines are not just for boys, y’all.

I even picked up a set of female minifig magnets. You can remove the magnet from the back fairly easily and line these up with the rest of your collection. I don’t know, though – these would probably look cool stuck on my filing cabinet here in my office.

It amuses me when someone cracks on me for being a grownup who happens to enjoy building things with LEGO bricks. Do I make fun of your hobbies? Is there nothing that you collect which may cause others to raise an eyebrow? Those comic books… it doesn’t matter if they’re worth money. They’re still comics! The bubble-gum trading cards… dude. Seriously? What about your baseball cards? I don’t care if Joe Di-whats-his-face signed it or not. It’s a CARD. How is that any better or different than what I choose to collect?

Usually our adult collections and hobbies reflect on our childhood in some way, whether it harks back to the way we were raised, or the things we took solace in. The same things that helped play a role in shaping the adults we would become also play a role in the things which interest us.

Are you a female LEGO fan? Which minifig sets am I missing? Send me an email and let me know!

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I Like LEGO


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A Danish caller the other night actually gave me a choice of topics to discuss. He threw out LEGO, windmills, politicians on Facebook and journalism for me to choose from. I ruled out politics immediately. If you get me going on that, I will never stop. I don’t know much about windmills, and the chat room went insane wanting to talk about LEGO bricks. LEGO it is!

It’s no secret that I’m a LEGO fanatic. LEGO is actually a term that came from the Danish people for those of you who didn’t know. Loosely translated, it means that you’re having a good time playing. Isn’t that the truth?

I still remember opening my first LEGO set when I was a kid. I thought it was something new and interesting and I couldn’t wait to get to work on building things. I don’t know what drew me to that universe when it wasn’t even as large as it is today. I love the way the kits have evolved over the years – and I’m addicted to minifigs.

Part of the attraction is the nostalgia factor because I have loved them for so many years. There is, of course, a sense of accomplishment once you have finished building. I admit that I always follow the instructions. I’m just anal that way. I’ve know a few people, though, who have replicated my home office in LEGO bricks. It blows my mind to see people freestyle build things that way. I would love to meet someone who could put together a kit (and instructions) to build my home office. How cool would that be? I’d love to build it myself.

LEGO to me is like Zen. I can zone out while I build and really relax. I don’t get to do that often, so I welcome any opportunity that comes my way. How many of you are LEGO fans? It’s okay to admit that you still love to build as an adult, I promise.

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LEGO Games


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Part of the geek experience is playing with LEGO. I took the bricks for granted, as some people (like Imei) have never played with them at all. This was her first time – caught on tape. Actually, it was caught on Memory Stick.

LEGO is serious business for most of us Geeks. We GET it, you know? You don’t need to have a set of directions, or a particular build in mind. You just dump out your bricks and build whatever is in your mind! It’s almost like a Zen experience for me!

What was your first LEGO experience?

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