I loved my Technic! I think I gave it away to a friend who had young kids.
There were two things I always made with Lego: cranes and cars.
Dunno why cranes but I just liked building huge cranes that could lift fairly heavy objects and not topple over.
As for the cars, my mate and I would build our own car and I'd re-inforce the front of mine (or build a bull bar) using proper nuts and bolts. Needless to say when it came time for "smash up derby" I would win!
Ah, the good old days. That and writing programs to make naughty pictures appear on demo computers at the shops...
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Too old for Lego (after my time) I had to make do with alphabet blocks and mechano ( and I had to borrow the latter from my rich neighbour). Still being on a farm as kid I got to drive tractors and play with real machines (the milking machine and cream seperator were no fun though).
Yep - had a huge Lego Electric train set. It went well until I started to try jump it off my bed onto another track. And, I made this huge car trailer for the poor engine (had some 78 matchbox cars in it). Finally cooked the engine!
Actually, that would mean that I can say that I cooked my first engine at the age of 12 - ahhh the nostalgia! :-)
"Daddy, why is Mummy always sitting on that side of the car?"
"Weight distribution, Son."
As a child;
Mechano - yep!
Farm - yep!
Tractor - yep!
other neat farm stuff - yep!
Milking machine & cream seperator - too much like work - avoided.
I'm having a great time now with my son - we make the meanest lego cars/trucks out.
Bionicles are pretty cool too.
My son could assemble 7y/o+ kits without the instructions when he was 4.
Must get it from me.:s6:
But now he wants to play with my fully detailed & powered Lego Top Fueller - No....
Had Lego? I built the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars! The old man sold it all on me at a garage sale when I was 15. I could've shot the bastard. Now my little cousins know whenever I'm over 'cause I'm always digging into their lego sets!
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