56, almost 57… Hey, am I the only grandpa in here?
Voorburg, The Netherlands
Senior draughtsman at a civil engineering office.
My BrickShelf Account/Website:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/galle ... m=legomaat
Themes I Build In:
Castles, mansions and other historical buildings
First Castle Set:
When I got my first LEGO (Nearly half a century ago), it was a new toy in Holland. It was a cardboard box with only white and red bricks, a grey 10x20 as a base plate and some windows and a little door. Minifigs didn’t exist at that time. I had to design a castle by myself.
Red and white were the only colours available, except for the grey base plates. Can you imagine that now?
Favorite Castle Set:
I prefer to build my castles from pictures or drawings of real castles.
Favorite MOC (at this time) of my own:
Sokenniwell Caste, based on a typical rectangular keep like Rochester Castle.
It is built as real as possible, including the thick walls, spiral staircases, latrines and so on.
Favorite MOC of someone else's:
Everything that has some special. That has that little more than average.
Your favorite non-Castle theme:
Harry Potter, but only because of the parts.
If you were to be in the medieval ages, what would you profession be:
Maybe, an architect or some like that. But more likely I was a prisoner because of my constant stubbornness.
Do you own a copy of the legendary 3033?
Why should I? But I think I have the bricks already.
"Too low they build, who build beneath the stars".
Edward Young / Night Thoughts.