I remember the excitement I felt as a child every time I got a new Lego set. I loved the thrill of opening the package and sorting through all of the pieces to discover each brick that made up the set. I would quickly follow the instructions step-by-step to build the set exactly as it had been designed. I would play with the completed set for a short time and then tear it all apart to see what else I could build from the bricks.
Over the years I collected a large amount of Lego bricks that have since been passed down to my nephew. One of the largest sets I had as a child was the 6990 Monorail Transport System. I was able to find the instructions for the set on lego.brickinstructions.com and one rainy Saturday I recently spent almost the entire day scouring through boxes and boxes of my old Lego bricks trying to find all the bricks to help my nephew build the set.
We got close. We were able to construct the entire track and most of the actual monorail before as most kids do; he lost interest and began building creations of his own design. I however, was curious. Surely in this day and age of Ebay and Amazon where one can find just about anything online, there must be away to find and purchase the few missing bricks from the set.
Wow did this open up Pandora’s box! I began searching the Internet and finding site after site dedicated to Lego building and collecting. I soaked it all in like a sponge. I couldn’t stop reading about and looking at images of Lego builds both official sets and MOCs (My Own Creations) from some really talented designers.
I found that a whole world of Adult Lego Enthusiasts exist out there and wanted to be apart of it all. I began ordering sets and parts and minifigures and haven’t been able to stop. I’ve ordered books, dabbled in minifigure customization…gasp… and I am excited about the prospects of designing my own MOCs. Needless to say, it didn’t take long before I realized I had an abricktion (Brick addiction).
abricktion is a place for me to collect and share my thoughts and ideas from others about the wonderful world I have discovered where Adults can be kids again. I hope this site will bring you joy and help feed your brick addiction. I look forward to building with you.