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My LEGO obsession is taking over my life!
Hi folks, wanting to get the thoughts of others if you've felt this predicament.
I'm a very simple-living person. I used to collect DVDs until one day I realised that I never watched most of them and they were taking up way too much space. I've stopped buying DVDs and am slowly selling the ones I own.
Two years ago I decided to fulfill my boyhood dream of owning some Lego trains so I bought the current cargo and passenger trains... and from there my life has become an obsession with Lego.
I decided two train sets wasn't enough, so I started buying more and more City sets with the intention of setting up a City-themed layout.
Then I decided that the Star Wars sets looked too good to ignore so I started buying them too. ALL OF THEM. Anything I could get at a reasonable price from the last 5 years.
Then I got to the point where any new sets that came out, I HAD TO HAVE THEM ALL.
So now I have sets from City, Star Wars, Creator, Lone Ranger, LOTR, Hobbit, Monster Fighters, Marvel/DC, Cars... 286 in all, with many tens of thousands of dollars spent.
I even bought a bigger house so I would have enough room to put everything on display.
Lately I've been wondering if Lego really fits in with my desire to live an uncluttered life. When we packed up our house to move, three quarters of my personal stuff was Lego.
Has anyone else considered/tried to/successfully quit or cut down on their commitment to themes?