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Welcome aboard Toto! Sounds like the whole family is into LEGO in their own ways, which is cool.
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Welcome (back) to the forums Toto.
My mom also chose some pretty cool sets when I was a kid (like an airport, a castle, and a Galaxy Commander :!: )

Our next in-person meeting (a chance to meet other AFOLs in person) is happening this Friday.
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Hey Kyler,

Yes, I am planning to go this Friday. I’ll see you there?
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Hello VLC fam!

I'm a resident of Richmond, BC and having grown up with building lego kits, I am thrilled to get acquainted with this group of fellow builders. By profession, I am a Learning & Development manager at Arc'teryx, Vancouver's very own outdoor brand. What I like about my job is my ability to build and create, something that unites all of us that enjoy building Lego kits.

Many moons ago, I used to be a teacher (still actively trying to get back into it) and i've tried always to incorporate Lego in my teaching endeavours. Because of this, I certified myself in the Lego Serious Play methodology, which is a fun facilitation tool developed by the Lego group but which has been made open source since.

My reasons for joining the club are to look for opportunities to discuss and build newer lego sets (i heard there's a train enthusiasts sub-group who i'll be interested to know more of) but also to socialize the serious play methodology within the wider group.

I hope to see you all at some of the physical meet ups and take it from there!

Cheers and happy building!
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Welcome to the forums, Vin! Hope to see you at a meeting sometime. Sounds like you have a cool job!
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Yay~ another Richmond AFOL!!
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Hi everyone,

Just joined the forum, I'm a relatively recent transplant to Vancouver. I'm a long-time AFOL, but this is the first Lego group I've thought to join, largely thanks to the sign-up form for the Lego Inside Tour, which I'm hoping to nab a spot at this year. I'm mainly into modular builds and have made a few forays into modular MOCs on that front, but lately I've been doing a lot of designing and building for Lego DnD/TTRPG play since some friends are really into DnD and Lego is a pretty great fit for that. Looking forward to gleaning inspiration from the community on new building techniques and Lego events and things,

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Hi Peter!

Welcome!!
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Hello!
I am currently 17, so not quite an AFOL yet, but I've been going to BrickCan since 2018, and have also seen the VLC displayy at Fanb Expo the past two years. I live on the Sunshine Coast, which does mean that it is difficult to make it to VLC events, but it is possible that I might make a day trip in the future to check one out.
I love building mechanical and functional technic MOCs, including GBC modules, MINDSTORMS robots, and other interesting things. For most of my MOCs I also make instructions which go up on rebrickable. My current projects are a perpetual calendar, and a golf automata/gbc module. I'm looking forward to connecting with you all!
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Hello Interstellar_1!

Welcome to the forum. If you are at BrickCan this year, say hi to the VLC folks. (Usually adorned with some kind of VLC t-shirt, hat or patch!).
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Hello Interstellar,

I hope you are doing well and you keep in touch. I help run BrickCan so if you come out this year I am usually in the hotel lobby during public hours so say hi.
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Hello all!

New guy here. My name is Rick and I'm an AFOL person. :) I've been a fan of the brick my entire life. I usually stick to set builds but I have numerous moc ideas always floating in my head. I've met several of you at BrickCan through the years.
My main reason to join is to learn different building techniques. I'm willing to help the VLC with builds for events and whatnot just to get some practice.
I have a son who loves to help me build when I've got a set to make. We enjoy watching Lego Masters (he always has ideas on how he would do the builds).
I live in Richmond. Not sure how often I can get to the monthly meetings but I'll do my best.

Hope to see you soon!
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Welcome Rick!
I believe we touched base via email as well. Our next meeting Friday May 24th. Think you might want to come?
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Hi all,

Basic Details: Surrey, BC, parent, 2 awesome kids, 1 awesome wife, 2 cats

Been a lifelong lego fan, was lucky enough to grow up between Holland and Canada as a kid so I still have some of my old lego sets from when I was younger (need to rebuild them (Train, space and castle (don't have the set #'s on me)).

As my kids have gotten older, I've been able to dive back into my Lego again and started to build moc's. I've been trying to learn new techniques and build on some of the amazing ideas that I've seen.

My wife recently told us about a lego contest and we each need to build our own house but I took it a step further, got some road plates, made a mils plate and now we've got the start of a modular lego city. Each family member gets their own plate. (This is the same one I put on the Facebook page) - I'm always looking for feedback on making it better.

Both kids like their sets, daughter loves Lego friends, son loves his star wars (as do I).

One goal that has been on my mind is how to include the disability community (whether Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome) into building lego, that advocacy is a big part of my life.

Anyway, not sure what else I can put in here as I don't totally want to ramble on.


Mark
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Welcome to the fold Mark and thanks so much for posting here :) We have a diverse group of individuals and I am sure many will reach out with their neurodiversity stories! thanks so much for sharing all these pics!
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Thanks Deanna!

Mark
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