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Chills: Hello from Chicagoland, USA

ChillsChills Member Posts: 9
edited April 2012 in Introduce yourself
Hi everyone. I just joined the forum and have been on Brickset for a few months. I am the typical AFOL, I started out loving LEGOS as a kid, then lost sight of their awesomeness as a teenager. While I was in the Army I got a couple of the first Star Wars sets, but never really collected because of moving so often. Then just this last Christmas my amazing fiance got me the Super Star Destroyer. Then I was hooked again. I found Brickset and the ability to track sets I want and sets I have just added fuel to the fire. I've also got a couple of friends to join as well.

It's great to see that I'm not alone! I'm happy to join the forum and learn as much as I can from the members on the board.



  • jlpythonjlpython USAMember Posts: 66
    Welcome! I just joined last week myself, as an AFOL and parent with kids who love Lego as well. I am from the southwest 'burbs - how about yourself? Again, welcome!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 3,676
    Welcome aboard @Chills! You are most definitely not alone! ;-)
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 508
    And so the list of Chicagoland AFOL's keeps growing...welcome from Mundelein.

    SSD 10221 is the set that brought you out of the dark ages? Nice! Just remember, not all sets are quite that awesome (although many are!)...
  • ChillsChills Member Posts: 9
    Thanks everyone. I live in Naperville and work in the Loop. Cool to see more folks from the area.

    Are there any get-togethers or group events in Chicago for AFOLs?

    Oldfan: Yep, that's the set that did it. You're completely right, not all of the sets are as awesome. I've found most are pretty good, and the designers have done well with them. But there are awesome sets (Death Star and Emperor's Shuttle) and so-so sets (Hoth Echo base 7879)
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 675
    The best event in Chicgo is Brickworld in Wheeling Father's Day weekend. Not too may groups. The only one I know of is the NITLC.
  • scratchdeskscratchdesk Member Posts: 155
    Well hello! I too am in the Chicagoland area (North Aurora). And have recently become an AFOL. Good to see more local folks.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 508
    The best event in Chicgo is Brickworld in Wheeling Father's Day weekend. Not too may groups. The only one I know of is the NITLC.
    There was some discussion in these forums a couple of months ago about interest in forming a Chicagoland-area LUG. Is there any renewed interest?

    Thanks for the reminder about Brickworld; I'll probably just attend the Saturday public day though. I attended a few years ago when they had the Blacktron Intelligence Agency; very cool display!

    It just occurred to me that Brickworld would be an ideal place to meet and gather interest in a local area LUG...

  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 675
    I wouldn't mind a gathering of brickset members at Brickworld. It is a little challenging because it is over two days. I probably will only go one day and I don't know which day it is yet.
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    Hi, Chills. Great people here. I think you will enjoy.

    @Rainstorm26 My schedule just opened up. I will be going at some point. I think a meeting of Bricksets would be great. I think when it gets a little closer we should start a thread and see how many of us can make it.
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    Hi all,

    I too am a recently renewed AFOL, or if you prefer, ALE (adult Lego enthusiast) from the Streeterville area of Chicago. I for one would be interested in a Chicago area LUG.
  • ChillsChills Member Posts: 9
    Hello! Yeah, I agree that we should all meet up. I've never been to Brickworld, but that weekend is open for me, so I think we should agree on a day and meet up.

    What's a LUG?
  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    Hey Chills,

    LUG = Lego User Group
  • ChillsChills Member Posts: 9

    Quite a few new acronyms to learn as a Lego fan. LOL
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