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    Fantasy LEGOs!

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    Looks like LEGO just released a fantasy based set: A dwarven mine under attack by a troll and some orcs! I am strongly tempted.

    http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=7036&cn=473

    Over 30 and still can't get enough of LEGOs...

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    No shame there. I'll be 27 this year and I've already spent over $200 in the past year (365 days, not since January ) on MegaBloks Dragon series. Check out this sweet trailer and the product line. Friggin awesome!

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    A few years ago, my brother bought me several sets of the Knight legos. They were the exact thing I always wanted when I was a kid over 30 years ago. I was always playing legos. I felt kind of silly, and thought I would give them to my kids. Well, I put the little sets together and they sit on a shelf for admiration. Why didn't they have all these cool toys when I was young?

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    I love my Lego. The most recent one is the death cart. It's sitting on one of the computer cases now. My Pirate ship is never far away.

    I need to get a few more storage items and get back to sorting the collection.

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    I've always fantasized about making a PC case out of legos and plastic screws for fans. It would be soooo cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
    I've always fantasized about making a PC case out of legos and plastic screws for fans. It would be soooo cool
    Been Done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    Don't I know it. I personally would like to accomplish it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
    Don't I know it. I personally would like to accomplish it though.
    Go for it. I hate to permanent tie up Lego.

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    That ogre is bad ass. Ohh, why weren't legos as cool when I was younger!?

    Not to mention the SW lego sets.. And vikings! all they need now are samurai sets.

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    I did have one Samurai figure, complete with Katana and horned helm. Not sure if he was part of a series or a single figure.

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    I have to agree that I wish we had all those character figures when we were kids. Guess that's what helped us to expand our imaginations. I recall my brothers and I using Legos, Lincoln Logs, regular wood blocks, and anything else we could get a hold of in order to build a vast array of different items. Now, kids can get a set to make a specific item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    I did have one Samurai figure, complete with Katana and horned helm. Not sure if he was part of a series or a single figure.
    It's a series, a short lived one.

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    At least lego's now days don't make it easy for kids to build the big structures. Have you ever seen the instructions that come with the larger sets? They're insanely long. Any kid with a short attention span won't be playing with them for long. Part of the fun of Lego's was figuring out what you could build. For me the most time consuming thing was looking for just the right pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulsiphix View Post
    At least lego's now days don't make it easy for kids to build the big structures. Have you ever seen the instructions that come with the larger sets? They're insanely long. Any kid with a short attention span won't be playing with them for long. Part of the fun of Lego's was figuring out what you could build. For me the most time consuming thing was looking for just the right pieces
    The main reason I am sorting my collection into small bins by part type. To shorten that process. I have some of the larger sets. It can take several hours to assemble that pirate ship. I to like to see what original things I can make. Here is my brickshelf page with a couple of my better projects.

    I like giving kids Lego, or any construction toy. I like toys that fire the imagination, not toys that leave them drooling in front of the boob tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    I like giving kids Lego, or any construction toy. I like toys that fire the imagination, not toys that leave them drooling in front of the boob tube.
    Well said. Growing up I was determined that my kids would get to enjoy video games the way I did. After growing up I realized just how much I had missed out on by staying inside all those years and not interacting with other kids and by not doing things that stimulated my imagination more, like reading . I'm not against video games completely but I plan on making sure my kids don't sit in front of the TV their whole childhood the way I did. The imagination is one of life's greatest joys and it should be nurtured.

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