Welcome to AshCo's Lego Thread! DISCLAIMER: THIS IMAGE IS OF OFFICIAL LEGO SETS I OWN, AND NOT OF MY OWN CREATION. IT IS A PLACEHOLDER COVER IMAGE. Welcome one and all to this little project I'm starting here in Creative Works! Some of you may know me around on this forum as that guy who talks way too much in every post, but that's neither here nor there. I'm using the Creative Works area to display a little bit of a creative medium you don't really see around here-Lego. This intro here is a bit of my history with Lego, but it's not really necessary to get into the stuff I'm doing here, but I figured I'd put a little bit of storytelling here for those interested. Spoiler: My History with Lego As keeping with my tradition of talking way too much... A bit of history for you all before I get into what I'm doing here-Lego was, for such a long time, a HUGE part of my life. I was into it all-Pirates, Space Police, Power Miners, you name it. Eventually around the end of Elementary and through some of Middle School, I was big into the Star Wars sets, but after some time, a new hobby began... Pokemon. That combined with a fatigue for Star Wars (which only got worse as the Sequel Trilogy started coming out lol) and a seemingly large lack of sets that interested me, brought me into every Lego fan's worst time: Their Dark Ages. A lot of fans of Lego seem to go into a few year period where they get out of the hobby for some time, whether it be due to getting older or finding other hobbies, etc. I was one of them, though I still did a few MOCs (My Own Creations for those unfamiliar) of castle stuff about once or twice a year. But I never bought anything. This continued basically through my entire teenage years, as Pokemon stayed as my main hobby. That being said, come 2018, I had received some old sets from some really kind folks I knew as family friends. They included the lovely Tower Bridge, and... The Medieval Market Village. Somehow, by some miracle these two owned this set. Considered one of the greatest Lego sets of all time, and one of the greatest castle themed sets as well. It was my dream set. My White Whale, if you will. This was my inspiration for SO many MOCs, and continues to be to this day. But the fact that I owned it was huge to me-it felt like part of my youth I always wanted FINALLY got its wish granted. This was a huge turning point for me and I think without it, I'd probably still be mainly a Pokemon and Amiibo guy. (I know, too many hobbies lol). Building it step by step was such a relaxing experience, and it really stuck with me how much I missed doing these things, honestly. Some time passes, and come 2019. I'll keep this short because I don't want to get crazy personal on a thread about plastic colorful building toys, but in 2019 my mental health took a pretty bad nosedive. It began around August, and after about a month, my birthday come along. I had some extra cash I had been saving up, so of course, what did I do with this money? Fulfill another childhood desire of mine and buy the entire Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts collection, lol. And boy, was it GOOD for me to do. It was then I think I realized-"Wait, this Lego stuff is having a positive effect on my mental health. Maybe it's finally time..." Come winter after considering getting back into Lego and I got into the Modulars. (Pictured at the top of the page). At that point I was in too deep and I was fully back into this hobby. Not only was it having a positive effect on my stress and anxieties and all that ugly stuff, but my god was it fun. And these Models, I mean LOOK at them! They're gorgeous! And here I am now, a diehard lego addict once more, here to present my MOCs to all of you. Even though I wish I could call it "Scoop's Lego Thread" because I hate this stupid username I came up with back years ago, lol. Anyways, after that wall of text, let's get into business. What am I exactly doing here? Well, since this is the Creative Works section, I'm going to be showing my Lego MOCs I'm working on, as I'm doing it. Every time I work on whatever it is I'm building of my own, I'm going to show off some pictures of the progress, the little details I've added, and the build as a whole until it ultimately gets complete, where I'll...Put it somewhere I guess. Not quite sure yet. Hopefully once things get set in motion I'll add a few more bells and whistles to this intro page That being said, stay tuned for updates! In fact, I'll be shortly posting the progress to my current project-a Modular Building of my own in the scale of the sets in the title image: a corner area including a little bar and a Darts and Billiards parlor, with some housing planned for the higher floors. (I just finished Persona 5 Royal, so I've been inspired by some of the locations in that game hehe).