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My Humble Story.

 

 My Lego life started while walking  down a Walmart aisle.

I was looking at random toys,  examining everything this  particular Walmart was offering to  their customers. I looked at  everything from Nerf guns to  puzzles, like any 12 year old boy  my age. I felt my wallet in my  pocket, holding around twenty dollars, and, always being a spender, I was looking for something to buy.

I walked up another aisle to see what else I could waste my money on, when I stopped.

I saw Lego. It was amazing. The stroke hit me like a bolt of lightning!

I had played with Lego bricks at my friend’s house, but I wanted my own. I wanted to be able to play with Lego whenever I wanted, not on my friend’s watch. I wanted to play with the sets I wanted, and not the sets my friend bought. I wanted to build my own stuff with my bricks, and no one else. And at that moment, I wanted set #8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack.

Me and my younger brother, Andrew, loved Star Wars like most boys our age. I loved the clones, and Andrew loved the Jedi. That was always a perfect balance when we wanted to play in the yard and make fun characters. I would be a clone captain, and he would be a Jedi.

At this moment, Andrew sidled up to me. “Do you want that, Jacob?”

I considered briefly.

“Yes, Andrew, I do,” I said confidently, and picked it up off the aisle. I ran to the checkout and asked my grandfather, who was shopping with us at the time, along with my grandmother, if I could buy it.

He said yes. I gave him the money and watched my Lego slowly file down the line.

Once we were out of the store, I wanted to open it, but I was afraid of losing the pieces. I just barely made it home. I opened it up and built it, learning twice as much as I ever knew about Lego as I read and followed that instruction manual. When it was finished, we(my brother and me) played with it.

It was then that I discovered my passion for Lego, and it grew over time as I tore it apart and built my own things.

A year and a half later, I build constantly, with over 10,000 Lego bricks in my inventory. I think I have things worth reading, so I have made this blog for you all to read.

This blog is not based off of building models. It’s based off of an idea.

I made this blog to give my building tips and tricks, and occasionally to show off a model. Especially if you build with Lego, you will want to keep updating this blog, because new ideas come into my head all the time.

Thanks for reading. Enjoy.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 3, 2011 2:21 pm

    Nice story!I can feel your excitement when you got that first set! Would you mind sharing which SW set it was? 😉

    • July 3, 2011 7:09 pm

      It was set #8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack. Do you think you could do me a favor? Just spread this around to a few friends? I would love that. Thank you so much!

      • July 4, 2011 2:31 am

        Oh, yes! The clone walker battle-pack! A real classic! 🙂

        I don’t mind getting the word out about your blog, it is just a bit thin right now and I’m not sure what is your plan with it, how often you are planning to post, and how you want to be known.

        How about this? After you have a few more posts I can introduce it on our FB page, and when your blog starts to grow you are welcome to write a guest-post for our readers. 😉

        Happy bloggin’ and buildin’!

      • July 4, 2011 1:12 pm

        That would be absolutely perfect. All I want is just for people to know that I’m out there, and then hopefully I can do the rest. 🙂
        I plan on posting every two days, with no breaks in between, hopefully. On the day I don’t post, I draft my posts so I’m ready.
        After about two weeks of me posting, you are welcome to write a guest-post on my blog.
        Thank you so much!!! 🙂
        P.S. I looked at your mini chess sets. Those are absolutely amazing! Great job!

  2. July 4, 2011 3:08 pm

    Sounds good! Keep me posted on how things go and happy bloggin’! 😉

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