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Learning from Model Train Layouts – Part 1

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) Reading and re-reading all the model train magazines I own (mainly Model Railroader and Classic Toy Trains) is almost a hobby onto itself. Doing so is supposed to teach model railroaders (and by extension, LEGO City train builders) many lessons. Some are lessons that I’ve absorbed; there are others that […] Read more

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My Top Ten LEGO Regrets – What Are Yours?

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) I’ve been watching too many LEGO-related videos on YouTube lately. A recurring theme I found is people talking about LEGO regrets, specifically, LEGO sets that they didn’t purchase for some reason while they were still available at regular retail price. I thought that this would be a perfect topic for […] Read more

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My LEGO City – A Personal Story – Part 10

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) In this series, I have been sharing my own personal story in the LEGO hobby, including slowly building up a collection of sets from the 1970s to the 1990s, and constructing a LEGO city. If you like, you can read the previous chapters by following the links at the end […] Read more

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On the LEGO Trail: Visiting Train Shows

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) Train shows tend to be a fall/winter event. Someone commented to me recently that the type of people who go to train shows are into NASCAR come spring. Many are certainly enjoying the outdoors at some point. A recent (March, 2019) visit to the Greenberg Train Show at the New […] Read more

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My LEGO City: A Personal Story – Part 9

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(Written by Mark H. Avery) In this series, I have been sharing my own personal story in the LEGO hobby, including slowly building up a collection of sets from the 1970s to the 1990s, and constructing a LEGO city. If you like, you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, […] Read more

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My LEGO City: A personal story – Part 8

(Written by Mark H. Avery) In this series, I have been sharing my own personal story in the LEGO hobby, including slowly building up a collection of sets from the 1970s to the 1990s, and constructing a LEGO city. If you like, you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, […] Read more

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My LEGO City: a personal story – Part 7

(Written by Mark H. Avery) In this series, I have been sharing my own personal story in the LEGO hobby, including slowly building up a collection of sets from the 1970s to the 1990s, and constructing a LEGO city. If you like, you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 […] Read more

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My LEGO City: a personal story – Part 6

(Written by Mark H. Avery) In this series, I have been sharing my own personal story in the LEGO hobby, including slowly building up a collection of sets from the 1970s to the 1990s, and constructing a LEGO city. If you like, you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part […] Read more

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Summary of new LEGO elements in 2018

(Written by BLProductions) With 2018 at an end, all the new pieces LEGO introduced last year have become available, so now is an excellent time to review these interesting elements. In 2018, over 145 new elements were introduced in LEGO sets, and that number doesn’t even include all the new LEGO DUPLO pieces or most […] Read more

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LEGO DUPLO is not just for toddlers…

(Written by James H.) Making your own creations is one of the best parts of LEGO play. While we see many custom LEGO creations with LEGO System and LEGO Technic pieces, they are not the only LEGO building elements. For example, DUPLO bricks (meant for very young children) are also LEGO, and we can do […] Read more

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