As a Lego fan for over 30 years, I’ve decided to create this site to share my joy of Lego with the world.
I am a wife, mother of three, software developer, and Lego fan. I’ve been collecting Lego since I was seven years old. Back in the eighties, I received most of my sets as birthday and Christmas gifts. Then, in the nineties, as a single young adult, I simply bought my own sets when I felt like it. Now, as a wife and mother, my collection grows more slowly, but I still like to add new sets whenever I can. I love it when I receive a new sets for Christmas or Mother’s Day.
All of my children now have collections of their own. My oldest son started his collection at seven, just like mom, and is becoming quite the avid collector. His favorites are the Batman and Super Heros sets. He’s received quite a few as gifts, but has learned to save and purchase his own sets as well. He likes to pool his Christmas and birthday money together to occasionally buy a larger set that he wouldn’t otherwise receive. He loves to get my collection out and play on my office floor when I am working. His friends even think mom’s Lego collection is cool and they enjoy playing with them as well, after they get the “special collection” lecture and run down of the rules before they touch them.
My daughter’s interested in Lego has grown in recent years. She likes to play with my sets, but does have a small collection of her own. She has several of the Belville sets and is now collecting the Lego Friends sets.
My youngest son has grown fond of the City sets, especially the police sets.
My family knows how special my Lego hobby is to me, but I also think it’s important to share the enjoyment my collection brings me with my children and others.
I have a strict set of rules when it comes to playing with my Lego collection:
- My pieces don’t leave the office
- Your pieces don’t enter the office
- Don’t even think about mixing your pieces with mine!
- Put the pieces back in the place you found them when finished.
- Don’t step on them.
- Yes, you need to crawl around and rub the carpet to ensure no piece gets left behind when putting them away.
Yes, I’m a bit obsessive about my Lego bricks, but I’m quite sure I’m not alone.