Hi there, I'm Scooter, and I thought I'd better introduce myself. Having been a mad Classic Space fan from about 1980 to early 1987, I then entered a prolonged Dark Age, finally coming back to Lego in 2011. I always knew I would one day! As a kid, I collected many of the Classic Space sets, which are now (still, I hope) in my parents' attic in Northern Ireland, along with most of the instruction booklets and cut off covers of the boxes. I stopped collecting some time in 1987, with the last big set I got being 6985 Cosmic Fleet Voyager. I haven't yet had an opportunity to retrieve all my old Lego since I had my Renaissance, but hopefully that'll be possible later in the year.
During my Dark Ages, I kept a vague eye on Lego and, despite my interest being perked on numerous occasions, and indeed receiving 6836 from my brother as a tongue-in-cheek birthday present (I can't find this right now though - I think it may be in my parents-in-law's attic for goodness sake!) in the late 90s, I didn't take the plunge until last year. Since then, I've bought a few Classic Space sets that I didn't own as a kid (e.g. 6970 and 6950), quite a few smaller ones that I did, several new and newish Star Wars sets, and quite a lot of random pieces and lots off Bricklink and Ebay (including several whopping great mixed lots which have swelled my collection considerably). Currently I'd like to complete my Classic Space collection (i.e. pre-Exploriens/Futuron/Blacktron), collect anything else from the Space, Star Wars, etc. ranges that takes my fancy, and keep adding to my pieces collection so that I can put some of my MOC ideas to the test.
I'm also interested in writing some reviews, especially of the old classic sets, seeing them again with a fresh eye after all these years. I don't see a dedicated 'Reviews' section in this forum. Should I just create separate topics for each on the 'Space' board?
Anyway, nice to find a site like this!