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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:19 PM
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Lego Secret Vault Contains All Sets in History
I came upon this from Slashdot, and it made me smile so I thought I'd share it. We need stuff to smile about, I think...

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I was just enjoying it like an archeologist. Her explanations, the cool box designs, the quick evolution of the first years... I was amazed by the ingenuity of it all, curious about the origins of the myth. But that was it. Just simple curiosity. Until we got to the 1970s.

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A wave of emotions took control, hitting my head like a Lego Airbus 380. Dozens of images started to appear in my head, Polaroids of Xmas and birthdays that I thought were faded, completely fresh, color-corrected, and restored by the damn Lucasfilm for a Blu-ray re-release. I could even see the Hollywood quote whores saying "Better than ever!", "The past never looked so good!", and "Five stars!" embossed in silver on the special edition boxed set. There was my mother and fatherwho built a huge Lego ferris wheel and the Blue Train for us when we were too young to build it, then never stop giving us new sets every yearand then my two brothers and my sister, playing on the rug, building all kind of new and wonderful constructions populated by the strangest creatures. And that smell. The perfect smell of Lego bricks.

The article and vid are here:

http://gizmodo.com/5018990/lego-secret-vault-contains-a...
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:21 PM
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1. Thanks for the trip down memory lane
I bought my first Legos as an adult, but found them fascinating.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:25 PM
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2. I had the Space Galaxy Explorer pictured
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:29 PM
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3. aw
i had that monorail. and the castles. and a few others ;)
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:36 PM
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4. Very cool
Thanks for posting this. :)
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:50 PM
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5. My now 38 year old son has about half of all those shown in the vault! He's been
getting Lego's since the early '70s. He has two containers about 6' by 3' by 3' full of Lego blocks and over 3 dozen plastic shoe boxes full of sorted special pieces. I have something like 4 giant moving boxes in my attic full of the original Lego boxes!
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:07 PM
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9. Sweet!
Does he still mess with them from time to time?

I'm 40, and am happy to report that there is no maximum age to play with toys! :-)

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:51 PM
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14. Oh yes. There's a 4 foot tall 'crane' sitting on his computer desk right now.
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:05 PM
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16. Man after my own heart!
If I wasn't married already...LOL!
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:52 PM
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6. As a parent of an engineering genius, age three.
Even though it has been almsot thirty years since he lay on the floor building his creations, my feet still retain the memory of those jagged and sharp edges piercing the flesh every time they took a midnight trip across the carpet without socks.

Leggos = OUCH!!
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 03:53 PM
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7. I was the proud owner of the biggest set of Legos in the entire neighborhood.
BTW: This was while I was at the school of engineering at Cal State University Northridge. I was the envy of all my classmates. A lot of them used to come over to my apartment on weekends to play with my Legos. hehe.
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:04 PM
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8. Hmmmm...you're in Oregon, eh?
That's a quick trip from SF! LOL!!!

I'll bring the Easy Bake Oven and about one-thousand Hello Kitties! heheheee!

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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:09 PM
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10. Sorry, I gave them all to my grandkids years ago. NT
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:13 PM
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11. That's proper!
Chronological children should have dibs over "grown ups"...or whatever the heck I am...ha!
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RexDart Donating Member (106 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:28 PM
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12. Cool lego site to check out (instruction scans)
Peeron.com has an inventory system. This is cool because it allows you to check what you have against other sets.

Even better, it has instuction scans for sets older then 5 years. This is with the blessing of the Lego company, which has always been receptive to the needs of the fan base.

All they have to do now is re-release the classic space line, I'll be very happy, and my checkbook will not...
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:10 PM
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18. Ah, that'd be sweet!
This is the great good joy for me of being a grown up...I go into the Sanrio store, I have a credit card and NOBODY can tell me no! hehheheee!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:29 PM
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13. Everything about Lego is Danish
After visiting museums in Denmark with my learned brother in law, I made the connection between Lego and Danish culture. I also spent an entire day at Legoland in Billund - an entire theme park built with Lego look-alike blocks. I still love Lego.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 04:54 PM
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15. i haven't been to that one yet, i've to the ones in San Diego and Windsor england but
i still have Denmark and Germany to go.
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:08 PM
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17. You travel to Lego places in other countries?
I am not worthy!

:yourock:
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:11 PM
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19. i do, i love legos.
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yorgatron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:19 PM
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20. i must be old,i remember when i was a kid the only Legos were blocks.
they didn't have any special shapes,or wheels.
you'll have to excuse me,those damn kids are on the lawn again...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:26 PM
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21. they still are mostly blocks, there are some special shapes but at lego land
you would not believe the creations they make, whole city scape's made of legos, it's really great and as far as theme parks go it's chilled out, not many rides just lots of cool stuff made from legos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKxDU3upols

at the 1:52 mark there are some pictures i took at legoland in Windosr if you want to see them.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 05:34 PM
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22. I had a ball -went with one of my then 13 year old nephews
back in 1994. He had been many times so he gave me a great tour.
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