Tom_castlefan

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  1. You definitely live up to your title - this is one of the most thorough reviews I have seen on the site. Brilliant, keep it up! Tom
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    Vintage Minifig Collection

    A silly price for 5 figures I'm not interested in Thanks for notifying us of this though Tom
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    2008 Chess Set pre-order on S@H

    A lovely idea, but it's too expensive. I expect it will go on sale (eventually), which is when I may pick it up. Tom
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    Double level bus MOC

    This. A very nice, detailed creation. Tom
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    NEW Official Pirate Minifigure Pictures?

    If this turns out to be true, i'm interested to see all of the new figures. Tom
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    Aztec Temple Attack

    Very nice set design, I could almost see this being sold on shelves. Tom
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    The pirate ship Albatross

    I really like this, especially the cannons! Good job. Tom
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    TLG wants your ideas & suggestions for City themes

    I would love to see either a zoo or farm theme, as then I could use the parts in my castle mocs. Also, the pitchfork piece could make a return! Tom
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    Lego vs Photo

    Thanks for this - I'd only seen some of these pics, so its nice to see them all consolidated in one place. Tom
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    Lego Smash Bros.

    I love this game, and I love your figs! Tom
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    How to deal with this?

    I think she's sort of accepting that she wont be able to control my funds much longer. I also raised the idea of setting up a savings account, and I think she is keen for me to do that, as at least then she will know I am not frittering all my money away on lego. Also, she handed over my bank card, so it looks like I'm onto a winner. I think the current arrangement will be putting at least half my monthly wages into a savings account. I earn between 180-300 a month, so I will still have plenty of money left over to fund my hobby, as well as buy clothes and other needs/wants. I'd like to thank you for all your help and support. Perhaps people could continue adding to this thread, as there are others like me with similar issues - the thread could even be renamed (how to deal with pushy parents? ). Thanks, Tom
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    Obi-"Swan" Kenobi vs. Django Feet

    Another cool castle wars vig Good job! Tom
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    How to deal with this?

    I am forced to do choice B as it is - I have no choice but to do chores, but at the same time, I no longer get pocket money at the age of 16, as is custom in our house, which is part of the reason I have a job. I definitely will raise some of the more appropriate points with her, though as I have said she is often unreasonable. I think having my dad there as support will help too. Also, I have to wait for august for my exam grades, but I am reasonably confident I have done well. It looks like I may have to wait until then. Thanks for all your advice and support Tom
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    How to deal with this?

    See she'll happily let me buy console games and such. I think part of the problem is space, but my lego collection is currently not that large that it takes up much room - I use a small 4-draw unit, plus a shelf for my current models. I definitely agree with the bank card idea, and will talk to her about that soon.
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    How to deal with this?

    You raise some very interesting and valid points. I'm happy to let her hold onto my card, but from now on, I am going to insist on having it when I want it, and through this I will be able to spend as and when I like. Part of the reason she does this is because both my parents believe I should be saving for other things, such as a car - I will be driving at the end of the year, 17 in December. I'm not trying to defend her - I think it's just hard for her to accept I'm growing up, though at the same time, she doesn't exactly want me to retain a "childish" hobby. She wants to keep me somewhere in between, and I intend to talk to her about it. See now, I already drink and have an interest in women However, I am sensible about it - I don't binge drink, and she doesn't mind that I do drink. However, whilst she holds my bank card, she maintains a certain degree of control over me - I will probably raise this issue with my dad, as he is the fair one, and whilst strict, will hear me out, and undoubtedly take my side if I can present a good argument. Tom