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    Quote Originally Posted by Not The CrimpMaster View Post
    This reminds me of an episode of Dr. Laura I listened to in which a caller asked for advice on how to get her boyfriend to stop playing video games. Dr. Laura's response was that video games are "childish" and that she should tell her boyfriend that she doesn't feel like he's being a "man" when he plays video games. Now I tend to respect Dr. Laura's opinions, but really, video games and "manliness"?
    I think Laura Schlessinger goes too far. I honestly believe that woman does not know how to have fun anymore.
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    Cloud, the folks who tell you you're too old for Lego sets at 24 are still stuck with the mind-set that adults (i.e. people over 21) shouldn't play with toys or do other things that children do anymore. As human lifespans increase and society changes, ideas about "adult" and "childish" behavior are changing too. Many adults have so-called childish hobbies and interests; some folks, like yourself, enjoy playing with Lego sets. A friend of ours from the old ARA forum, Binkmeister, is a big Lego fan - in fact, he just moved overseas to work for Lego's parent company!
    Other folks collect dolls and toys - I myself have a sizable collection of "Kim Possible" merchandise, as does another member of our forum, a gentleman named ncnu. Look at all the "Build-A-Bear Workshop" stores in malls around the U.S. where customers can make their own unique teddy bears; not all their customers are children. Many adults are buying stuffed toys there, and at other stores, for their own enjoyment instead of to give to a child. There's nothing wrong with that - in fact, it brings to mind an old saying that goes, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." So ignore the naysayers and have fun with your Lego sets!

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    You know the funny thing to was when I was younger I always wanted lego to make star wars set... this was like when i was 12 years old. I fell out of intrest in legos for about 10 years and then noticed they started making the sets i'd always dreamed of so I started back. Better late then never eh?

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    Same here,

    I just recently got back into building them... And I just bought a really expensive set that I'm building right now (The Hogwarts Castle) One bad thing about being late is the dang prices you have to pay for the sets anymore... I mean a little 300 - 400 piece set is like $50, when they use to be $20 when I was younger.... Inflation sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not The CrimpMaster View Post
    This reminds me of an episode of Dr. Laura I listened to in which a caller asked for advice on how to get her boyfriend to stop playing video games. Dr. Laura's response was that video games are "childish" and that she should tell her boyfriend that she doesn't feel like he's being a "man" when he plays video games. Now I tend to respect Dr. Laura's opinions, but really, video games and "manliness"?
    While I agree that playing video games to the exclusion of all else, or thinking that home computer/console games are reality, there are some folks who might take exception to her statements:

    http://www.army-technology.com/contr.../training/stn/

    http://www.energid.com/energid-services-simulation.htm

    http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/baxter97realtime.html

    http://www.npaci.edu/online/v2.7/globus.html


    http://www.isi.edu/~ddavis/JESPP/JESPP_Abst/TranCurielYao_Abst_IITSEC_2004.pdf


    http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers...st/i_ids6.html

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.as...&Cr=UNHCR&Cr1=

    http://www.rdecom.army.mil/rdemagazi...ttlefield.html

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    It's one thing if your primary focus in life, to the exclusion all else, is toys or games or that sort of thing, because behavior like that just isn't healthy. However, considering how sick and twisted some people's ideas of "fun" are, playing with toys seems positively healthy by comparison.

    My sister occasionally collects Star Wars figures, and I have some Transformers. I even currently keep my G1 Galvatron, Soundwave, and Starscream figures down by my computer, and I'll take a break from the screen by playing with them for a little bit.

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    If it makes you feel any better, I'm 40 years old and I still build with my Lego. Some of my pieces date back to when Samsonite first imported it into the US. If you look at some of my artwork on my website and DevArt, you'll notice some of the spaceships looks suspiciously like Lego models...

    ...because they are. The USS Intergalax, I took a picture of the model and transformed it into a drawing in MSPaint (I really need to re-do it in PSP8)

    I play with Lego, I have a collection of 12 inch military figures (think really detailed old-school GIjOEs) and I watch KP. Go figure

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    Since it's confession time: I'm 53 and I have over a dozen stuffed animals displayed on the shelves of my den here. A couple used to belong to my daughters; I rescued from a yard sale we held once. They've outgrown them.

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    I have an extensive collection of 1:1200 ship models, mostly WWI, as well as 35mm Napoleonic soldiers (not to mention one of the 40mm KP figurines).

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    In addition to my KP toys and merchandise, I also collect die-cast Volkswagens. My collection includes not only the 1:24 and 1:18 scale models, but also any small "toy" cars (like Hot Wheels or Matchbox) that I find in the toy departments of local stores. I've bought several such small VWs sold in blister cards for 69 cents each at my local Walgreen's.

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