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Glad to see you posting on here. Feel free to post pictures of your MOCs and Works in Progress.
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Greetings! I'm Daniel, living between Surrey & Richmond right now. Recently got back into Lego with the Hidden Side theme. Very sad it's ending... :( But it opened up the rabbit hole, and now here I am! Mainly collect Hidden Side and also Trains (my BF is really into trains), and I'm planning to mod City sets into Hidden Side style buildings once the line ends and I need a new hit. I look forward to meeting you all. :)
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Hi KawasakiNinja, the hidden side has some interesting parts for sure! The VLC has quite a few members who are into Lego trains as well, they have a booth with at the Vancouver Train Expo every year.
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Hello KawasakiNinja,

Welcome to the VLC forum. It is always great to hear about what sets brought people back to Lego. Hidden Side has some great sets. It is a shame that it did not last longer as a theme.
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HI!

I'm just starting my AFOL journey. I have been lurking on the FB group page for a bit. I attended several of the online Lego conventions in 2020. That was seriously the best thing to come from the pandemic.

I'm interested in GBC and MIL. Currently just organizing my personal collection and setting up a builds area in my apartment. The eternal struggle of storage and display etc.

My goal for 2021 is to make one GBC module.
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HI Gates, welcome to the forum, the club has several GBC builders including myself. There are also several city/train layout builders in the club that are working on moving to the MILS standard for our collaborative displays.

What's the story with the vintage mini-fig as your avatar? I recently found one of those torsos in an old bulk lot from the 80's.
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Matt N wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:55 pm
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What's the story with the vintage mini-fig ...
It's from the instructions page of my 1st set purchased as a kid. The set that really started my love of LEGO. I recently collected the parts for it and have added it to my collection.

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https://www.toysperiod.com/lego-set-ref ... h-caravan/
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Hi Everyone,

My name is Brejesh Davda, it was great meeting some of you on yesterday's Zoom call. I am a building inspector so of course I love Lego.

I was introduced to this group from Val. I'm a regular at the Guildford Mall Lego store as I'm living in Surrey.

I have an amazing, understanding wife named Tara and 3 energetic boys ages 9, 11 and 13 whom are all Legoholics, including my wife whom I've spent years converting.

I came out of my dark ages around 2014 when my first born was around 5 and I picked up Luke's X-wing to build with him.

I currently collect anything vehicle related including Expert, Technic, Creator, Speed Champion, Racers and Model Team; anything Mando related and various collector sets. Unfortunately my basement has always been rented so I never had any space to display sets until recently when I was able to get my basement back. I am currently planning on how to build and display my 200+ set back log but just don't have enough time in the day between work and family.

I'm looking forward to connecting with other AFOL's and learning new techniques on how to utilize my bulk bricks along with meeting new people.

Thank you for adding me to this wonderful group.

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Welcome Brejesh.
It was great to meet you on the zoom call.
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Hi y'all!

My name is Connor Querin. I recently moved back to Vancouver after living in Edmonton for the past decade.
I was part of NALUG from 2014 up until I moved, though I was less active the past few years due to being in my dark age (which I've only recently come out of).

I'm not much of a collector - I would much rather part out a set for a MOC than leave it standing! That said, there are a few sets I would like to acquire for the sole purpose of display.
My bread and butter is military models, with a dash of sci-fi to keep things interesting :)

I look forward to meeting y'all!

Cheers,

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Hello all! Rob here, my wife Ronda, and I stopped by at Golden Spike days and said hello, we like many got into Lego during the pandemic, I was a big lover of space lego in my youth (My sister has my original Galactic Explorer and some other sets I hope to reclaim this summer).

We are collectors and builders of modulars, Creator (Icons), Technic, and many of the art sets.

Thank you for having us here we have been following on Facebook for awhile now as well.

We are also musicians, and I was very excited to get the new Jazz Quartet today!

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Glad you found us. And look forward to meeting you two in the near future if you're so inclined. I believe that you've met our Membership director, Dave.
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Welcome R&R to the forum. Feel free to ask questions and join in on discussions. Keep in touch and let us know if you want to check out other shows or a meeting.
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Hello! My name is Brandon (since I'm sure you couldn't ascertain that from my username). Thank you for letting my join the Forum! I am from Oregon but moved to Vancouver for work. I found VLC by searching out if Vancouver had a LUG. I have always wanted to try being part of one and am happy to finally be in a place where I maybe can! :D I really enjoy collecting Star Wars sets, but at the end of the day I collect whatever strikes my fancy. :P I tend to do a lot of digital building, especially since I left most of my LEGO back in Oregon, but am slowly starting to get more bricks here to work with. I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of things you guys are up to and hopefully getting to meet some other AFOLs here. :)
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Hello Brandon and welcome to the VLC forum. The VLC has fans of this hobby with all sorts of interests. Feel free to reply to chats, start new threads and ask questions. I am sure the membership director will be in touch with you with more info.
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Hi All,

I'm an AFOL in Burnaby and I've been making MOCs (very slowly) for a couple years. Looking forward to connecting with other local builders! My main interests are Star Wars and Architecture, but I also love 90's Technic and Space (just bought a 6781 SP Striker). I'm interested in attending a meeting - let me know how to get an invitation!
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Hello Joel,

Welcome to the forum. I will let our membership director know that you posted asking about meetings.

So when you say you are interested in Star Wars do you build Star Wars MOCs? Do you use Flickr or Instagram to showcase your MOCs?

If so post a link so we can see what you build.

Look forward to meeting you.
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Thanks Allan, I think I did speak to the membership director. Hoping to attend the upcoming meeting!
Here's my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/156191615@N03/
I'm @short1197 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/short1197/
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