My dark age started maybe 15 years ago, when I left my parents house to live with flatmates and at I the time I (probably rightly!) felt they would laugh at me for having LEGO bins in my bedroom! And well, I also thought I had exhausted the potential of the bricks. I was young and naive!
Still for the next 15 years I kept ordering catalogues, pestering about the uninspiring new sets, drooling at the better ones, indulging in the occasional McDonalds promotional set... Until recently when I stumbled by chance on the Neo Classic Space website and was amazed at the levels of intricacy and realism of what could be done when talented people put their minds and heart to LEGO building. It really was an eye opener for me, and lightning struck on that day!
In all truth, I'm not totally out of my dark age yet, as my bricks are 5000 miles away at my parents place, and they're not coming here anytime soon. However I do plan to buy some new sets this year and start MOCing! I look forward to sharing all of that with you guys and gals.