I've dove into this hobby and I'm on the deep end. I know I can go much deeper than this. hahaha. Okay, so this all started when I won a bet and ended up with a LEGO Architecture set (Villa Savoye). I built it in an hour or so... but I super enjoyed. A few days later, I went to the mall and saw a 10% off sign on top of the Lego section and bought two boxes. Next thing I know, I'm at the Lego Store buying a box of the Expert Creator Modular series. During this time, I was struggling with some life problems and I needed a fix. I needed to fill the emptiness I was feeling inside. So, I thought I was splurging on Lego because I needed a safe way to release all my frustrations and anger, but nope, it became something much more.
I've always been into Lego. I'm sure my parents spent so much of their money buying me Lego sets when I was a child, but today, it's a different story. My love for Lego and building things only grew. Now, I'm actually studying how to make these creations like an engineer... hahha. It's a little funny because I should have seen this coming. It's like opening a door into another world and you're so mesmerized with everything. I love it.
I made the decision to build my very own Lego town. The biggest problem is finding the pieces to be able to build all these buildings and each building consists of 1,000+ pieces, depending on how detailed you want your design to be. This is not an easy task. It's also very expensive, but anything to feed the passion within, right?
I'm understanding everything though. I understand how to look at something and know which pieces will make it look as realistic as possible (IN THE LEGO WORLD, OF COURSE!). I understand the geometry that comes in when you build walls, partitions, windows, etc. I get the dimensions of a 1x1 brick vs. a 1x1 plate/tile. It's actually not that hard to figure out, but really, the hardest part is finding all the spare pieces. If you're willing to drop your dough in one go, then look for a seller and just hoard all his or her pieces, but for the little people, we need to collect and hope that one day we can just sit and build. There are Lego Fans out there who already have studios with drawers and drawers of Lego, so they get to build as much as they want. For beginners like me, it takes time. It'll be months before I can build something. So, for now, I'll keep buying the modulars from LEGO until I'm able to build on my own.
This is a great hobby. It tests your creativity and motor skills. Personally, I enjoy the 'zen' that it gives me. I need to set myself apart from work and personal problems because my anger issues come out faster when I'm in a negative space. Lego helps me stop myself from going there. It's like Yoga for me. I'm at peace with myself. If I have to think about my problems and figure out solutions, I can do it while building. I get to talk to myself in my head and at the same time, move my hands and mind towards a good goal. This is perfect and I can't wait to meet more builders who will give me awesome tips and tricks. I'm lost in Legoland and I don't want to get out! Ever! I hope other people will join this too! It's such a great stress reliever. So, get up and buy a Lego set! Build! Play! Use your imagination!