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L. Spiro

Show Off Your LEGO® Collection!

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I know you have one.
I have been into them since I was a child and received a small ambulance that took 10 minutes to assemble (well, I was 5).
I got my first LEGO® Technic­™ ([url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8818-1"]8818-1: Dune Buggy[/url]) set when I was 11 and it came with a subscription for a LEGO® magazine to which I promptly applied. I kept up to speed with all the new sets and collected a lot of them.
Back then, I had these (to name a few):
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8448-1"]8448-1: Super Street Sensation[/url] (Enhanced by the motor from [url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=3804-1"]3804-1: Robotics Invention System V2.0[/url])
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=8431-1"]8431-1: Pneumatic Crane Truck[/url] (My favorite back then.)
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8299-1"]8299-1: Search Sub[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8858-1"]8858-1: Rebel Wrecker[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8816-1"]8816-1: Off-Roader[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8456-1"]8456-1: Fiber Optic Multi Set[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8222-1"]8222-1: VTOL[/url]
And of course many more I can’t remember.


Then I moved overseas, leaving it all behind in America.
I never lost my interest but I could never really buy any because I had no stable place to put them; I was constantly moving to new apartments and even to new countries, and LEGO®’s are not a happy thing to pack.
So I waited about 10 years to restart my collection and I finally found a stable place to put them so that even if I change apartments/condos I don’t have to pack them up: My office desk.

Here is both my office desk and my current LEGO® collection (note that I do still have the sets from my childhood, although they are in America and I am in Japan).
[img]http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/134920_10151086820176470_922220538_o.jpg[/img]

[size=1]Those headphones came from Thailand.[/size]

Here we have the:
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=9397-1"]9397-1: Logging Truck[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=8070-1"]8070-1: Super Car[/url]
[url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=9398-1"]9398-1: 4x4 Crawler[/url]
Some ???? Peanuts.

Not shown, but is in the mail (will arrive any day soon) is the [url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=8674-1"]8674-1: Ferrari F1 Racer 1:8[/url].
[img]http://www.1000steine.com/brickset/images/8674-1.jpg[/img]

Not sure yet where I will put it but I am eager to put it together. Funny how it is worth more than the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad 4 sitting on my desk (not combined, individually).


Today a coworker asked me why I collect these sets. My answer was simple: I don’t wanna grow up; I’m a Toys‘R’Us kid.


Who else has a collection to share? Or any custom-built sets? Don’t be shy.


L. Spiro Edited by L. Spiro
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Love lego too.

I've never been much for the kits though, I mostly was free-hand building things with technics and space lego.
Lots of inherited lego from my older brother, and some kits bought but that mostly just got tipped into the big lego pile, so I don't remember which they were :)
Had some pneumatics too, but parts was often broken or missing.

Lots of electric powered cars, space ships, different weird mechanical machines, and once a mechanically programmable crane. (that last one was from instructions though, but not a kit)

No pictures to show unfortunately, I don't have any lego at my place now, but I've been thinking of getting some lego mindstorm, and maybe control it with a beagle board or something to play a bit with robotics :)
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[quote name='L. Spiro' timestamp='1352368910' post='4998813']
Funny how it is worth more than the iPad 5...
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Is that the one that has [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DuosLfc0zU8"]rubberband electronics[/url]? :)

Sorry - no Lego nerdness from me :)
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i used to be big into lego, i still have a huge bin full of an assortment of lego's, i've built kits of the space shuttle, an R2-D2, and some other things i don't remember, unfortunately they are all in that bin now.
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[quote name='irreversible' timestamp='1352380152' post='4998847']
[quote name='L. Spiro' timestamp='1352368910' post='4998813']
Funny how it is worth more than the iPad 5...
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Is that the one that has [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DuosLfc0zU8"]rubberband electronics[/url]? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
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The video to which you linked me made no sense to me (I may change my mind once I am a bit more sober, but I have done my “You are drunk so think like this instead of like that” checks (which keep me typing properly) to double-check this).
Since we are evaluating “worth” (a quoted word from my own post) I will make it simple by saying that the Ferrari F1 1:8 costs $899.99, and no iOS device costs that much.
I am not really sure what you mean by rubber-band-electronics (at least not now), but it is probably something I will not be able to understand until I am fully sober, so I will let it go for now.

Of course more replies are appreciated; just don’t ask me anything too advanced until later.


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Lets see.

From the old days of my Lego® hystory: 8880 (there is a lot more, but this is the only one at my place ATM)
From the last year or 1.5 years: 8070, 8052, 9398, 8265, 9394, 9396, 8110

These are all in pieces now. I build all the sets, but I usually take them apart the next day or week, to make these:
[url="http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=szecs"]http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=szecs[/url]

The funny thing is: I have spent about 800 Euros so far and I think i almost have everything I need to build. Many people spend that much for a f'kin' TV. Or for cigarettes in a year.

EDIT: I wanted to link each set, but for some reason the widgets under the edit-box aren't working. Edited by szecs
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[quote name='L. Spiro' timestamp='1352384131' post='4998865']
The video to which you linked me made no sense to me (I may change my mind once I am a bit more sober, but I have done my “You are drunk so think like this instead of like that” checks (which keep me typing properly) to double-check this).
[/quote]

Never mind - it was a silly play on your typo of iPad instead of iPhone.
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[quote name='szecs' timestamp='1352396663' post='4998940']
Lets see.

From the old days of my Lego® hystory: 8880 (there is a lot more, but this is the only one at my place ATM)
From the last year or 1.5 years: 8070, 8052, 9398, 8265, 9394, 9396, 8110

These are all in pieces now. I build all the sets, but I usually take them apart the next day or week, to make these:
[url="http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=szecs"]http://www.brickshel...ery.cgi?m=szecs[/url]

The funny thing is: I have spent about 800 Euros so far and I think i almost have everything I need to build. Many people spend that much for a f'kin' TV. Or for cigarettes in a year.

EDIT: I wanted to link each set, but for some reason the widgets under the edit-box aren't working.
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Nice collection; I want the [url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8052-1"]8052-1: Container Truck[/url] and [url="http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=8265-1"]8265-1: Front Loader[/url] ([url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290808292436&item=290808292436&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466"]which is apparently going for $0.99 on e-Bay[/url]).
Also I saw your custom collection in a previous post and was going to comment on it but while I was typing it I heard gun shots outside and went to investigate. I like the blue set.



[quote name='irreversible' timestamp='1352400491' post='4998973']
Never mind - it was a silly play on your typo of iPad instead of iPhone.
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My fault for not getting it of course; I didn’t realize I had made such an error.


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I don't own a LEGO anymore. I forgot what LEGO I used to have and play with. They were nothing fancy like Technic cars or a castle, but small vehicles as my parents were too poor to buy us anything bigger. Edited by alnite
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Oh boy. I wish I had all my LEGO sets. I think I still have most of the LEGOs, but I don't think anything is assembled anymore. Let me check...

*sigh* nope, they're all in pieces in a massive box (and spilling out after my nieces and nephews played with them recently). Well, I'm looking forward to what others have to share.
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I have like 2K USD of Lego Technic probably. Just a giant bin of them. Can't name off all of them, but if you can think of it I probably own it. Every Christmas or birthday all I asked for was Lego. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] My brother got me a Star Wars set for my birthday and I made this after the default build using all the pieces.
[img]http://sirisian.com/pictures/legomech2.jpg[/img]
I usually used all my Lego and built weapons like artillery platforms with motors and attacked card towers. Edited by Sirisian
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[quote name='Sirisian' timestamp='1352436721' post='4999137']
I usually used all my Lego and built weapons like artillery platforms with motors and attacked card towers.
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Oh yeah!

I build rubberband powered handguns that shot one of those black axises...
Lots of deep marks in the books in the bookshelf :)
Did break a few pieces when I made it too powerful though...

I was lucky I didn't take someones (or my own) eye out.
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I used to have two huge boxes of legos. Still remember the times I would spend fifteen minutes with my hands digging in the corners looking for a square block [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

Don't have them anymore though, besides it was just random pieces - I never got any actual "sets". I built random crap with them like planes, houses, etc... fun times.

(used to try and include actual water in my constructions, god that was messy - I didn't understand why it leaked, lol) Edited by Bacterius
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I have a box of legos but I haven't touched them in ages. I used to dump them out on the floor into a big pile, and then me and my brother would take turns picking a lego peice at a time. Then, we'd assemble the lego peices into lego bases and create lego space ships, lego ICBM's, space cannons, laser guns, etc. Then, we'd have a lego war. My lego army against yours! There really weren't any rules, you just had to say what your lego contraption is able to do and what its doing, and make it sound semi-plausible.
"My lego base launches three ICBM's at yours! here they are, in flight, about to destroy your base to smithereens!"
"Oh yeah? Well I've got a shielding device which blocks your missiles from hitting my base! I send a cruiser to attack your base now, and it shoots off a blast with its blinders!"
"Ack! I my pilot is blinded and crashes into a mountain side!!!" (simulates crash and breaks the lego ship into peices)

...and this goes on for hours. It's great fun, sort of like Calvin Ball :) Laser guns! pew pew pew!
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I had to get my lego collection valued because the house insurance company insisted. The valuation at the time was for 25k and it's been added to (a LOT) since then...

And it's all sorted into storage boxes, so when I want to build things, I can find the bits...
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[quote name='Katie' timestamp='1352567178' post='4999669']
I had to get my lego collection valued because the house insurance company insisted. The valuation at the time was for 25k and it's been added to (a LOT) since then...

And it's all sorted into storage boxes, so when I want to build things, I can find the bits...
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[img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png[/img] pictures?
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[quote name='Katie' timestamp='1352567178' post='4999669']
I had to get my lego collection valued because the house insurance company insisted. The valuation at the time was for 25k and it's been added to (a LOT) since then...

And it's all sorted into storage boxes, so when I want to build things, I can find the bits...
[/quote]
pics or didnt happen
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