One of the first sets my siblings and I had when we were kids was the Fabuland Amusement Park (Set 3683). As the name suggests, the set is a theme park complete with several attractions: a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, a water slide, a boat ride and some game booths. Initially, I wanted to rebuild the whole set. Unfortunately, I've lost some of the parts so I just built the main section of the set.
|The main attraction. What's with the blank stare, Lionel?|
I actually can't remember when we had the Amusement Park or who bought it for us. I just knew it got us hooked with Lego. I'm glad I was able to preserve most of the major pieces.
|Round and round the merry-go-round we go!|
|Nothing to see here, folks. Just a dirty old booth. Move along!|
|Our make-shift zombies. (from L-R): Freddy Fox, Lionel Lion, Maximillian Mouse, Clive Crocodile, Bonnie Rabbit, Hannah Hippopotamus|
|The 2nd stringers. (from L-R): Charlie Crow, Morty Mouse, Boris Bulldog, Lucy Lamb and Rufus Rabbit|
Yeap! Believe or not, we were already into the zombie genre way before The Walking Dead existed. Thanks to our parents, we were exposed to the works of George A. Romero at a very young age and everything we saw on screen, we immediately translated to our Lego playtime. Come to think of it, Lego is the perfect tool to recreate the boarded up house from Night of the Living Dead and the fortified mall from Dawn of the Dead. Thinking of these possible MOCs just make Lego more awesome for me.
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