Hi! I am an extremely long-time lurker. When I became interested in LEGO at age nine, I'm pretty sure this was the first fan-site I visited.
Now, I'm going on fifteen and just now finally signed up! This is an extremly friendly site, so I figured that that I better join in on the fun. I kept putting it off again,again,and again, but now I'm a proud member of Classic-castle. I don't have an extremely large collection, only a little over a $K, but I will probably spend an estimated $700 next year. Castle and Pirates are tied as my favorite themes, with Indiana Jones being my second favorite, and of course,Space, is my third. My favorite on-line builders are Aliencat and Anthony Sava.
I have a deep love of Tolkien, who inspired me to make up my own fantasy universe! I've written a seventy page novel, I have several projects in the works that I would love to show to everyone!
I also have a book of illustrations for the novel, about twenty maps, thirty full-color drawings of different troop types, a full color-hand-drawn mural called "Charge of the Crownies," and a huge history book. Needless to say, Sava had a huge influence on me also!
Besides LEGO, one of my favorite hobbies is the Total War game series. I love movies also, with my top three being: LOTR, Star Wars, and Waterloo. Look at my name.hehe. My favorite Castle theme is without a doubt Black Falcons. Sadly I don't own a single one.
When I moved a few years back, my Mom threw away a box of my older brother's toys. I later learned that box probably held my brothers old LEGO COLLECTION!
But any way, HI! Yes, I'm kinda long winded, please forgive me.