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Mark, 58, wheelchair tech in real life. AFOL, also interested in a lot of other stuff like magic, reptiles, knots, art, and cooking. Have been slowly getting into LEGO without having been involved much as a child in the 60s (family could not afford them very often). Big move took place when a.) I realized how useful LEGO would be for adults with a variety of disabilities (easier and more forgiving than plastic models, can be rebuilt by other clients, wide variety of variations (Pinecar-like LEGO car racing, etc.)) and b.) my daughters boyfriend left me in charge of his moderately extensive collection when they moved way out of state.
Just finished the big Mercedes Benz Arocs truck, and am working on several small projects-
- MOC of Calvin and Hobbes (going to try to modify the Tiger Woman minifig from Series 14 as Hobbes' body, and resculpt a Werewolf minifig head as Hobbes' head.) I figure the spiky yellow hair and a tan face will work for Calvin, on top of a fairly generic stripped torso and short legs.
- A project in which minifigs of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt go on adventures- Crossing the Deleware re-enactment, visiting the (LEGO) Statue of Liberty, a cook out, etc.
- A moderately large vet clinic, back yard, and house layout for my grandkids to play with. We used the initial backyard set up to hide jelly beans in for Easter.
My next purchases are probably going to be 'iconic vehicles'- Yellow Submarine, Scooby van, Batmobile, Indy cycle and sidecar...