Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Big Kids Bring Lego Back from the Brink; Aussie Fanatics Join Legion of Enthusiasts across World

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Big Kids Bring Lego Back from the Brink; Aussie Fanatics Join Legion of Enthusiasts across World

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Byline: FELICITY CALDWELL felicity.caldwell@qt.com.au

LEGO was at the top of the Christmas wish list for many kids in 2010, but some Ipswich enthusiasts are proving it's a passion many adults also share.

The toy building system has recently experienced a revival in popularity despite being on the verge of bankruptcy in 2003.

But hardly just a game for kids, there is a thriving international community of adult builders Co known as Adult Fans of Lego Co with photographs of professional masterpieces shared online.

Redbank Plains resident David Parkin has made scores of trains, spaceships and buildings after rediscovering Lego in 1998.

C[pounds sterling]After my parts exceeded 10,000 I lost count of how many I have,C[yen] Mr Parkin said.

C[pounds sterling]I do it to relax and also just for the entertainment of it ... and I like the engineering aspect.

C[pounds sterling]If you get bored with something you pull it apart and make something else. …

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