Hello all! I stumbled across this fine forum today in my quest to reacquaint myself with LEGO (and indeed the AFOL aspects of it). I am currently building a 6080 King's Castle from other childhood LEGO sets and new brick purchases as my pilot project. I never had this particular castle, so it will be an interesting project for me both because of the set and also getting back to LEGO after all these years.
I am documenting this process in a little blog I setup for the purpose: http://questforbricks.wordpress.com/
In addition to being a nice personal history for the project, I hope that eventually it might also contain some helpful information for other beginners such as myself, as I go through the process of learning about LEGO communities, brick purchasing and stuff like that.
This site has already proven useful, as the FAQ contains a very nice description of the different shades of grey LEGO uses. Thank you for that. I had already found some communal help and encouragement from the very nice guys at EuroBricks.com, but I think my topic may be even better suited to a castle-dedicated site like this. I hope to update my progress here from time to time and get some feedback from the pros.
What do you think, is this a good way to start digging into LEGO Castle as an AFOL wannabe? Any similar experiences?