This blog is about my LEGO hobby. I played with LEGO when I was little, but I entered my dark ages (the time I did not have anything to do with LEGO) when I became a teenager. My dark ages ended in 1999 when LEGO first introduced the Star Wars sets. For a few years, I bought all of the Star Wars sets. I enjoyed building them.
In 2003 I got the itch to start building my own creations (MOC’s). I joined the Columbus Ohio LEGO Train Club (COLTC). We put together LEGO train displays and showed them publicly. I also opened a BrinkLink store (a LEGO unofficial marketplace). I went crazy for a few years. I bought a LOT of LEGO, I built a lot of big things, including models of several Columbus skyscrapers that stood almost 5 feet tall. And I sold a lot of LEGO online through BrickLink to help fund my hobby. It soon became like a part time job!
Finally in 2006, my life changed quite drastically. I was recently divorced and began seeing my then future wife. I found that I didn’t have as much time for the hobby anymore (go figure). I essentially dropped out of the club and in 2008, I finally closed down my BrickLink store.
I did a lot of building digitally (MLCAD), but didn’t do too much in real brick for a while. I also started getting a lot more interested in trains, even more so that when I was a part of the train club.
I finally started building again, but nothing like I did before. I built some trains and building and a few train layouts for me and kids to play with. I also build a Christmas train to go around the Christmas tree every year.
I opened up my BrickLink store again just to sell misc parts that I have that I do not need. I had purchased a lot of parts (and sets) before that are now worth a lot of money because they are rare and/or the color isn’t made anymore (Sand Red!).
More to come…