I'm new here! Go by the name of Clint, 29 year old AFOL, ALE, whichever pleases you. The Dwarf in me bellows "ALE!!"
Big fan of Dwarfs, bigger fan of Lego. I figured since I have at least a few posts up I should finally and officially introduce myself. I've watched the site for quite a few years. I finally registered in 2009, but that was a pretty busy year, so I never had a chance to post.
I work for a part of the military and currently reside in Washington state, I was at the most recent Lego convention in Oct 2009, Seattle style. I was not able to enter anything due to time constraints but it was amazing to see everything.
I have had two Dark Ages, the first when I originally joined the service in '99. My grandmother had gifted my Lego sets to a little boy up the street during my first tour. I parted with Knights Joust, the pre 1984 version, and just about every Castle Lego from the Dragon Masters, back. I picked my habit back up during Knights Kingdom, but was turned off by the large "Technic" looking knights. I bought impulse sets, and tried to be serious about it, but once again the service kicked in.
Finally after the second Dark Age, I had gotten a new bonus and dropped some cash on the Giant Fantasy Chess set. It stirred old emotions in me and I got very serious about recollecting and building.
Currently I am workin on building things based around Warhammer Fantasy, mostly because the new Fantasy Lego from Castle have the most wonderful parts to incorperate all the neat ideas.
The only other theme I touch is Pirate, mostly because Castle is missing alot of peasants, and pirates make into great peasants, and because well, the two themes really just tie in together. They also meld into the Warhammer theme very well. Plus my Dwarf engineers use rifles, so the weapons mesh very well.
I will admit I have parted out Indiana Jones, Agents and Power Miners to help build what I need.
Anyhow, hello everyone, pleased to meet all of you.
I promise to be an active and considerate member, knowledge able when un expected and helpful when most needed.