The audience sniggered, and the six celebrity panelists exchanged quizzical looks. I get it. But that lie was before my game show appearance.
Ms Timson says it was an amazing experience to discover that other adults were still interested in Lego. Mr Niclasen suffers from a hereditary condition known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease which can affect stength and coordination. But despite the challenges of his condition Mr Niclasen says it hasn't stopped him from building things with Lego.
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Eighteen others sit at folding tables, or cross-legged on the carpet. Most are men, wearing loose jeans and supportive sneakers; the median age in the room is around 40 years old. Nearly everyone has come with their own LEGO creation, which they cradle in their laps or display on tables.
AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service. Of course, before you become an MOC My Own Creation master — another huge LEGO community — or start a Patreon to fund your brick-building addiction, you'll want to find the right sets for you and your family. Whether shopping the toy aisles of your local retailer or navigating the seemingly millions of online storefronts, finding the bricks that best fit your interests, budget and schedule can be as painful as stepping on a LEGO while barefoot.
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Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. The Lego universe expands with retail stores, specialty parts and alliances with popular franchises. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.
Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated fanbase to actually help it design new sets. There are amateur Lego enthusiasts who are just as talented as the professional master builders the company employs, which is why Lego Ideas originally known as Lego Cuusoo when it launched is such a fantastic way to embrace the culture and raw creativity of AFOLs—aka adult fans of Lego. Aside from a 7,piece Millennium FalconLego Ideas now represents some of the biggest risks the toy maker has taken in recent years.
Everyone loves Lego, or has loved it at some point, and nowadays there are plenty of Lego sets that, in terms of subject matter and price, are aimed squarely at adults. We spoke to several adult fans who claim that building with Lego actually helps them to relax, and in some cases cope with major mental health issues. James Maheady is a year-old teacher who enjoyed Lego when he was younger but grew out of it when he got into his teens, after which all his bricks were retired to the loft. But when tragedy struck it was Lego he returned to in order to cope with depression.