I’ve spent the last couple of evenings playing with LEGO bricks. Now, before I’m accused of being a “big child,” let me explain. I’ve got a ton of old vintage LEGO bricks dating back to the late 1970s, including many kits from the first ever range of spacecraft. The boxes and instructions are long lost, but I came across Brickshelf, a website which has all the old instructions online and ready to print. I’ve already got some of the old kits reconstructed, including an old favourite of mine: the Space Transport. I saw one of these fetching forty-five pounds on eBay recently. Sadly, mine is missing four important bricks. But I think I’ll be able to get a few brick collections cheaply on eBay to solve that.

The idea is, of course, to sell my old LEGO models and make some money, but I’m slightly reluctant. Looking at the newly reconstructed Space Transport brings back memories of the fun I had with it as a boy. It’s almost like rediscovering a long lost photograph. Guess I’m a big child after all!

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