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Lego or Meccano or ?????

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    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Sven’s very cool lego in his 1A L-boxx got me thinking, how many of you guys in the trades played with lego as kids.

    I had a HUGE collection. I actually am getting my M&D to bring it too me this weekend as I completely forgot about it. Lots has been lost over the year (I’m 40) but there’s still plenty.

    I also had an old skool meccano set but it’s long gone.

    I wonder if it had anything to do with why I like to build things now?

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #169095
    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    Yeah, I had Legos, Lincoln Logs, and an Erector set. I would also always get in trouble for damming up the creek with rocks and fallen tree branches…..

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #169111
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I had Legos and an erector set. They sure were not what they are today. Still have both somewhere. My 10 year old daughter really likes the newer lego sets..

    #169116
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Legos all day! And now with my son I play mega blocks often lol

    #169120
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I wonder if it had anything to do with why I like to build things now?

    I too had Legos and an erector set, I don’t think it had anything to do with what you do today. It just shows that building was in our blood as young kids too, I really think it’s something we’re born with……I remember one of my all time favorite models, I had many but this one was a clear see through real turning V-8 engine. The block was clear and the pistons rods valves and other internals were blue if I remember right. Think I was about 10 when I built that. It was VERY educational

    #169124

    I had (and still have) a ton of legos. My daughters have some of the Lego “Friends” kits (they’re girl themes) and also use some of my old legos too.

    Robert Shaw -Colorado Deck and Framing
    www.mysteeldeck.com

    #169129
    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    I would play with Legos for hours. I still have a tub that my kids play with. Hell I still have all my G.I. Joes in a box tucked away. lol

    #169135
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Hell I still have all my G.I. Joes in a box tucked away. lol

    Is that the full size dolls or the little plastic crap. I had the full size dolls. Those where fun 🙂

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #169137
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I wasn’t to into Lego’s, but I played with an erector set a bunch.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #169139
    CrpntrFeak
    Pro
    Globe, AZ

    Hell I still have all my G.I. Joes in a box tucked away. lol

    Is that the full size dolls or the little plastic crap. I had the full size dolls. Those where fun :-)

    They were just discontinuing the full size (Barbie size) when I was getting into them. They are a little over 30 years old and have held up. Had to replace the little O-ring that held the body to the legs on a few a couple times.

    #169141

    No Lego’s for me, after my time so to speak. Grandson has a ton. I had Erector set, Lincoln logs, and Lionel trains. Oh yeah, HO race cars too.

    #169152
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I forgot about Lincoln logs. Spent a lot of days messing around with them.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #169154
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    I forgot about Lincoln logs. Spent a lot of days messing around with them.

    Yea I built me plenty with Lincoln logs too. Just the thought makes me want to buy some to play with lol.

    #169158

    Had the erector set. Hours and hours of time spent on it.

    #169172
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Same few here. Legos, Lincoln logs & erector set.
    I remember green planks or something with the Lincoln logs. Maybe roof.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #169177
    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    What’s a Meccano?

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #169184
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    meccano is like an erector set. It might be british I haven’t googled it. I think I actually had both.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #169219

    We had legos, lincoln logs, k’nex, duplos, and playmobiles (yeah, I’m so young I had playmobiles… haha) They are all at my parents house still for when we had kids which I now have. One day my kids will be playing with them.

    #169272
    redwood
    Pro

    I’m with Lon, legos came later. My son’s had a ton of lego’s though and I got my fill through them.

    I had lincoln logs and the erector sets, but mostly I just played outside. Southern Calif. at the time.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #169351

    We had legos, lincoln logs, k’nex, duplos, and playmobiles (yeah, I’m so young I had playmobiles… haha) They are all at my parents house still for when we had kids which I now have. One day my kids will be playing with them.

    haha you aren’t alone in being young enough for playmobiles 🙂 but I mostly played with legos and lincoln logs growing up. One of my friends with kids has all sorts of super intense lego sets with very specific building plans and themes – star wars, a fire station, etc… I don’t recall lego sets being so specific growing up?

    Anyways, the latest Lego movie kinda made it a point to say that (for kids) it isn’t about creating the perfect imitation of what the set intends, but about being creative and having fun along the way.

    John S

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