Monday, May 12, 2008

From man to LEGO man

Every hobby has a tipping point. The dangerous moment when it goes from casual time suck to mind-numbing obsession. I worry at times about evolving from a man into LEGO man (sadly, nowhere near as cool as Iron Man, Batman, or even the man I used to be). I can see the danger signs when I'm at a party. At first the questions come rapidly about building with LEGO bricks as an adult. Is it still fun? What have you built? How many pieces do you have? But then the questions slow to a trickle and before I realize it, I've been holding court on the major LEGO issues of the day and people are looking for ways to escape the conversation. I am a black hole of fun.

In talking with a few members of the Adult Fan of LEGO community I realize that many men gripped with the desire to build have something in common- a partner that understands that LEGO is a competing love interest. The good news is that I'm meeting more Adult Fans of LEGO, and so far I've been able to keep up my end of the conversation.

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