Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Brick Remains The Same

Hey there! I'm Gersh. Welcome to my blog where I plan to write about one of the things that I'm passionate about: Lego.

I have been a Lego fan for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, I always look forward to the summer break not just because school's out, but also it's the only time my parents would let me and my siblings take out and play with our humble collection of mixed bricks and minifigures. I was fortunate enough to grow up with two sisters who both share the same passion for the brick as I have. I was also lucky that despite them being girls, they were both into action-themed movies and cartoons which we re-enacted when we play with Lego. As we got older, my sisters eventually left the Philippines and I was left to take care of our Lego. They still send me a set or two once in a while.

Classic Lego City figs my siblings and I grew up with

My wife and I have been married for three years and I'm very thankful that she turns a blind eye towards my brick addiction. She often helps me obtain certain sets or figs that I have my eyes on. As a matter of fact, she has also started her own collection.

The Waifu's Figs

Recently, I joined a local Facebook group called Philippine Lego Users Group (PHLUG), where other Filipino fans of Lego post and share their love for the brick in many good ways. Though I'm not an active member of the group, it has inspired me to start this blog where I could share my thoughts as an AFOL. I already have several ideas on the blog's content and I'm very excited to get it started. I hope that I could perfectly flesh these out into each entry that I get to write.

Basically, I plan to write reviews of official Lego sets that I have and will be acquiring. I will also try to post my own creations (MOCs), which I think will be tricky since I'm still kinda new to MOCing. Lastly, I want to feature MOCs from other AFOLs as well, with their permission of course. I'm still thinking of other things to write about and hopefully, the blog will be more organized as soon as I put out more material. 

This is actually my third attempt at maintaining an online journal and I want to be more diligent in doing so. I plan to use this as a writing exercise to keep me on my toes. I guess the biggest challenge for now is finding time to keep this thing going since I'm mostly busy with family and work. Still, I look forward to working on this humble project.   

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