Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:56 PM
I'm from Denmark and I'm new here to EB, I have just learned of its existence a few days ago.
I haven't built anything with Lego since I was a kid and now 25 years later I got my own kid which is why I started to gain interest in it again.
I don't haven anything left from my childhood so I'm starting from scratch, I really like Lego Star Wars so I bought the Death Star, and I work for Maersk so I got the Maersk Container ship and Maersk Train pretty cheap. But I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a lot of blocks so I can start building my own stuff.
I have already enjoyed a lot of the articles on the site and look forward to a lot more, so see you around on the forums.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:59 PM
I think this is how quite a few of us ended up here. I wish my parents hadn't given away my childhood Lego.
Anyway, welcome to Eurobricks!
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
I'm kinda curious, but based on yo saying that you work for Maersk and your collectible minifig sailor avatar, I'm guessing you're a Merchant Seaman, right? As a former US Navy sailor, I've always been curious as to what it was like on one of those big container ships, as compared to the dinky destroyer I was stationed on for 3 years of my service (it was quite cramped: Even though I am about average height, I still regularly hit my head on pipes and stuff hooked to the overheads of the passageways).
...Of course if that's too personal or prying, I apologize.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:44 PM
The Container ships are quite enormous and there is an awful lot of space, there are even elevators between decks. I used to be a Lieutenant in the Royal Danish Navy so I know what you mean about cramped quarters. Presently I am working in the offshore sector on supply and anchor handling vessels, they are a lot smaller than container ships but still a lot of room to come around.
And luckily in these modern times we have satellite internet, wireless all over the ship, so I can follow the forums on eurobricks when I'm not home. And nowadays we only do 4-6 weeks on the ship and 4-6 weeks at home, when I began we were away for 3 months at a time and no satellite communication.
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