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AFOL - Adult Fan of Lego - I Love Legos Too

Updated on May 4, 2015

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Do you Love Legos Too?

As you can see from my bio, I am almost 50 years old, and have been a legos fan for almost all my life. I share this "love" with my kids who have each gone done a different path, one daughter loves City Legos, another Friends Legos, another Disney Legos, and my son is into Star Wars legos. For me, I love the big lego sets, going to lego train show events and displays, visiting the different Lego Stores and seeing the huge creations they have made, and even the collectible side of legos.

Whenever, I am in a store with a toy section, I will seek out the lego aisle to see what is new in the retail world of legos. And if I get near a Lego store, don't get in my way.

At least once a year, I visit a Lego Train Show which is put on by the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club to see the latest creations by this group.

Pictures on this lens are my own.

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The Love of Legos

I think for me, the love of legos is the imagination that can be used to build just about anything you want. I for one love building sets, but there is more to legos that just the sets. I remember when I was kid having a big bucket of legos and my imagination was the only thing I needed. Of course, having enough legos to build what you need is a different story, but you made due with what you had and moved on.

Today, you can go to a local Lego Train show and see how people use legos to build the most interesting scenes. Not to mention the trains that run around the scenes. It's awesome seeing a stadium full of stormtroopers watching a soccer game, or an accident between a Dunkin Doughnuts truck and a Krispy Kreme truck with doughnuts all over the road.

People build the most wonderful creations with legos. If you've never been to a lego train show, then you must go. These are put on by the local Lego Train Clubs around the country and these members are fanatics. There is typically a train layout in the center where 10 or more trains are running around the outside of the layout. In the middle of the layout are scenes the Lugnut members have created themselves. I've seen the Chicago skyline with an 8 foot tall Sears Tower (I still can't call it the Willis Tower), Harry Potter scenes, a bay with the Pirates of the Caribbean ships, and all kinds of city legos, Star Wars legos, and just about anything you can think you in the shape of a lego.

How to Interact with the "I Love Legos Too" contributor

I am in the process of getting the different social pieces interactions in place, so whether you like Google+, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, you can reach out and stay connected with others just like yourself.

Pictures from Legos Around My House

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Here are some of my goals when posting about Lego online.

Goal Number 1 is Fun - I'm all about having fun and finding amusement in the littlest things. I love pictures and will promote them like crazy.

Goal Number 2 is Information - Provide useful information to the members of the group that allows them to enjoy legos as much as I do. This could be in the form of a new line being released to the public. What stores are having a sale this week.

Goal Number 3 is Knowledge - Be a knowledgeable contributor so that I can help direct beginner and intermediate enthusiasts to different groups or areas to continue their journey. It may be where to find a brick that is missing from a set. Or the best place to sell a set or an entire collection.

What I won't be in the beginning. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just a dad who loves legos and is putting together a community or tribe of other people who love this toy and like sharing with others.

Pictures from Mall of America Lego Store - Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Do you have a favorite Lego Set or memory?

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      Alicia 3 years ago from New York

      I remember having a huge bin of lego duplo blocks, and my brother and I would build walls under the stairs and in the hallway to make out own little lego forts. So many good memories!

      Congrats on being the Lego Contributor, I'm excited to read your lenses!

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @KandH: Thanks. I'm having a lot of fun.

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      KandH 3 years ago

      LEGOs are awesome :) Congrats on being named the Contributor - keep up the great work!.

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      Thomo85 3 years ago

      When I was four years old my grandparents gave me an entire lego town. It came with all the emergency services and buildings, fuel station, general store and a few houses. My dad built it for me all on top the lego street squares. I remember climbing up onto the dining room table, where it was all set up, and basically played godzilla. I don't have much of that set left these days. I have continued to collect the new city collection for the past few years, along with Star wars, lego technics, Galaxy squad, Dino hunters and random sets I liked the look of.

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      Linda F Correa 3 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Congrats on becoming a contributor. Looks like you are off to a great start

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      They'll be a lot of people interested in this niche! congrats on heading it up :)

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      I put a Lego set together just to get a good feel for it, and then did my own creation with it. That was pretty cool. I've written some lenses about Legos too.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My boys and I used to make crazy Lego hats for the little Lego people. Silly, but it was a lot of fun. Congrats on your new Contributor position - it's perfect for you!

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      DebW07 3 years ago

      Congrats on being the Squidoo LEGO's Contributor. My favorite memory is taking my kids to LEGOLand and having a blast!

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @Missmerfaery444: I'll have to look into the Lego WeDo workshops. Sounds like a good topic for a lens.

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @Merrci: I'm going to the next one I'm near.

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @Sylvestermouse: I'm with your son, still love my legos.

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @Mickie Gee: My kids would pull out the lego sets and their grandparents house too. They are great fun without any instruction books.

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      Tom Fattes 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

      @Craftymarie: Can't wait, looks like we are into the same sets.

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      Marie 3 years ago

      I love Lego - I collect LOTR and Hobbit sets and I'd love to get Star Wars sets too. My daughter loves her Lego Friends or City. Congrats on your niche topic :) I may be submitting lenses for you in the future!

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      Mickie Goad 3 years ago

      I recently found a box of Legos in the attic that belonged to my now grown children. I pulled it out and now my seven grandchildren are using those plastic building blocks like crazy!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Until I was blessed with a son, I had never paid much attention to Lego's. He is grown now, but he still loves his legos and he still let me help occasionally. I very much enjoy spending time with him, separating pieces for him, while he builds magnificent works of art :) Gives a much needed time to just chat together too.

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      Missmerfaery444 3 years ago

      Looking forward to reading more! I remember loving Lego as a kid but am more "into" it this time around as my 4 year old girl is just getting mad about it right now. We did a Lego WeDo workshop recently and she was hooked - now she loves making the sets up with her dad but also loves making up stuff out of her bucket too :)

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Going to legoland when I lived in Carlsbad. Remarkable how entertaining it is even for adults!

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