All posts by nickh

Shanti R

Member since:

Mid 2013

Also known as:

Shanti

Collects:

Star Wars/Mindstorm-Motorised Technic at present – likely to expand into other areas

Links:

Flickr

About:

I enjoyed my classic space as a kid, had a dark age until the Star Wars sets came out in 1999.
Always adding to my the Star Wars collection and expanding into building MOCs based on a variety of things.
Motors and lighting will be the next adventure level as these Lego and 3rd party items are worked into my MOCs.
Future MOCs will be based on games, books, people and other events that happen in real life.

Sam W

Member since:

2012

Also known as:

SamBo, SamBoRG

Collects:

Mostly Star Wars and other Space themes, but also open to other themes

Links:

Flickr

MOCPages

About:

I grew up with Lego and had a wide variety of sets to build with, including Space (now known as Classic Space), Technic, Town, 12V Trains, and Castle. Like most kids, I went into a stage known as the Dark Ages. I held onto my Lego with the hopes that one day when I grew up and had a family of my own, I could then enjoy Lego again with my children. Fast forward over 15 years and my 4 year old son loves Lego as much as I did. I enjoy creating MOCs and until I came across the SYDLUG display at Linnwood House in 2011 I had no idea that there was such a large following of Adult Lego collectors.

I have steadily built up my collection and continue to create MOCs. I enjoy building large scale cars, space ships as well as more sturdy builds that can survive in the hands of my son.

Rod F

Member since:

2010

Also known as:

Intrastella

Collects:

Classic Space, Western, Pirates, Star Wars (Orginal Trilogy only)

Links:

Flickr

About:

My interest in Lego was re-ignited in 2008 when my sister brought our old Lego back from home. I am primarily interested in large collaborative builds with high attention to detail.

 

Robb M

Member since:

2003

Also known as:

 

Collects:

All LEGO.

Links:

 

About:

First lego set was 315 European Taxi, 1963 at age 5, then some basic sets until a Globite suitcase was overflowing. Solid involvement from age 5 till 1st dark age – (girls at age 17 in 1975). First dark age ended after 6 years, in 1982 – married. Back into LEGO with focus on wargames with my brothers and friends (developed an early precursor to the current Brickwars in 1984 using the knights/castle Black Falcon sets. Second dark age – CEO responsibilities at work and newly born children – not much time for LEGO. Second (and hopefully last) dark age ends 2003, joined SydLUG, realised I wasn’t the only LEGO ‘nut’. Enjoying the friends and activities that this maturing hobby is providing as it is becoming recognised and appreciated more by the general populace.

 

Ray C

Member since:

June 2013

Also known as:

 

Collects:

Mostly parts

Links:

 

About:

I’ve been selling on Bricklink and eBay since 2002, now I make cubes.

 

Pete W

Member since:

2000

Also known as:

 

Collects:

All LEGO

Links:

Flickr

About:

Building again since 1999, enjoy constructing large displays
for public shows.

 

Mike W

Member since:

2010

Also known as:

 

Collects:

 

Links:

 

About:

I rediscovered LEGO in 2007 when I volunteered to coach a team of primary school children in a LEGO robotics competition. I’m passionate about the learning opportunities coming from teams of children working together to design, build and program LEGO robots, and I continue to be involved in running an after school LEGO robotics club. In terms of building with LEGO, my primary interest is in building moving, mechanical structures that inspire children (and adults) to play and learn.

 

Matt L

Member since:

2010

Also known as:

 

Collects:

Classic Space, Western, Pirates, Star Wars, City, trains – basically everything!

Links:

Flickr

About:

I came out of my dark ages in about 2004 for a brief time with 2 of the Bionicles sets, then got back into it in about 2008 with the purchase of some Cafe Corners and haven’t looked back since! I love to create large layouts with buildings and lots of ground textures to make it look as realistic as possible.

Martin L

Member since:

2010

Also known as:

Minifig Montag

Collects:

Any LEGO Theme or genre that takes my fancy.

Links:

 

About:

I got back into the bricks in 2008 after buying an Arkham Asylum for the kids on special. Thinking $15 is pretty cheap for LEGO and doubting I would be buying more. Over the year I was continuously purchasing sets “for the children” before I finally admitted to my wife , I was buying them for myself. Now many years later and seeking solace in the presence of other AFOLS, I can revel in my desire to build with LEGO and push the boundaries of MOC’s mixed with other elements, such as lighting, sound and movement.

I am happiest creating funny situations and scenes in MOCS and hope to be able to produce even more entertaining creations for young and old alike. I am more comfortable with traditional LEGO elements, but hope to become more proficient in Technic and Mindstorms NXT over time.

Mark C

Member since:

2010

Also known as:

Bricktron

Collects:

Space, Castle, Star Wars, with a dash of Town & Technic!

Links:

Flickr

About:

Came out of my dark ages in 1999 when I purchased my first Star Wars Episiode I set ( the original Naboo Fighter ) and never looked back! I grew up with classic space sets, pirates, forestmen & 12V trains during the 80s and over the last 5 years I’ve been increasingly enjoying going back into these themes. Love building large, detailed Space, Star Wars & movie models in “mini-fig scale” as well as occasional forays into large landscape displays with SydLUG’s shows.