#AFOL – Adult Fan of LEGO

 

The Dark Ages

The dark ages are the years between stopping playing with LEGO as a child and starting again to play again as an adult. In my case more than 20 years.

Getting back to it

When my older daughter turned 4, we decided to give her her first LEGO as a birthday present and we ended up spending our afternoons on weekends building and playing with her LEGO. When my 37th birthday arrived I was so hooked again that I decided to buy my first set in over 20 years. That is what You call an AFOL – an Adult Fan Of LEGO.

LEGO Creator Expert

for this exact species LEGO has a number of sets ibn their portfolio called Creator Expert with lots of pieces and sophisticated building techniques.

Have a lock at it yourselves:

Next Projects

My Collection

 

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Manage your collection

https://rebrickable.com/ let’s you manage your Lego collection either via set lists or part lists

MOC

https://rebrickable.com is also a page where AFOL can share their MOCs. A big advantage: when you share your MOC you have to provide build instructions

MILS

Not to confuse with MILF, a MILS or Modular Integrated Landscaping System is a concept to build bigger Lego landscapes via assembling smaller modules.

https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/60907-detailed-guide-to-building-a-medieval-village/

My first MOC rebuild

After building the LEGO Ideas Saturn V rocket I was curious about more real space sets.

LEGO once had a set of the curiosity Rover which isn’t available anymore and is insanely expensive when You want to buy it used.

But thanks to Christoph Zeller I discovered a MOC on rebrickable.com

Searching for parts

Searching my own Lego collection for necessary bricks was fun but a bit cumbersome.

Buying via Bricklink Stores

rebrickable lets you export the part list which you can import into bricklink and chose shops where the parts are available

Build process