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#1 OFFLINE   Kenji

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:33 PM

6 years ago I was diaggnosed with skin cancer. A melignant melanoma on my right thumb. Half my thumb was amputated, and I was put on 3monthly checkups.
After 2 years, a spot appeared on the half thumb I had left. The cancer was back.
I underwent chemo, and 2 operations to try to save the thumb.
As it was both physically and mentally a difficult time, I also talked to a psychologist.
He advised taking on activities that required little thinking, just clearing the mind. Jigsaw puzzles, model making etc.
Walking through a mall I saw Lego, something that reminded me of my childhood, and the hours of enjoyment it gave me.
I bought a small set and in the half hour it took me to build, I found it really calmed me down.
I found my "therapy"

At first my whole thumb was amputated, and just last year, the cancer came back again. More chemo, but unsuccessful. 3 months ago my right hand was amputated halfway my forearm.....


That's the backstory about the  "why?", now back to the Lego.

After the small set, I started looking for bigger sets. I found the "modular" series. Houses, with shops, interiors and floors that can be lifted off to look at the inside. Usually 2000 to 2500 bricks.
They  can be linked together to form a street.
And there are also other series, like the "Architecture" series, featuring famous buildings. I myself have the Taj Mahal and the Big Ben.
Anothe big set I have is the Imperial Super Star Destroyer "Executor" from Star Wars. 3152 bricks and 4 feet long.

Here's the build up:

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Here I started to worry about having to buy a bigger dining room table
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The bridge with the famous walkway where Darth Vader overlooked  things
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Finished. A Lego Darth Vader figure for scale
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#2 OFFLINE   emanuil.hv

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:43 PM

I wish you to stay strong and be healthy, no more s#%*! like this!
I've never been a lego fan, even in my childhood, but I like the real buildings replicas.
Some days ago I saw a Lego 911 GT3RS, bigger than 1:12 that was part of an exhibition in the mall. I'll post pics tomorrow.
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:04 PM

You have my best wishes and prayers moving forward. I am glad you find comfort and strength in these lego sets, always keep looking for other outlets for your happiness and serenity.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:12 PM

My heart goes out to you in your travails. I won't compare "war" stories, just wish you the strength and tranquility to continue.

And your talents are well-served by these great creations of yours. I look forward to seeing more!
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:18 PM

Very sorry to hear about your misfortune Kenji. I can't imagine how hard it was for you to go through these you must be one tough bloke. i have nothing but respect for you. It is great that you found Lego. I too grew up with Lego and I think i played til the age of 10. Now I am trying to get both my kids into Lego building as well and got them a few sets so far. I also managed to dig up my old Legos that are well over 35 years for them to play with too. There are quite a few sets I wouldn't mind building myself especially the Star wars theme but I just dont think I can stretch my hobby any further.. largely due to lack of display space and budget.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

Oh wow man, that's a tough story to read. I sincerely hope the cancer stays in complete remission now, you've been through a lot already.

Lego is indeed very nice to occupy the mind and provide relaxing fun. Thank you for sharing your creations here with us.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:50 AM

Your efforts are an inspiration.
Keep up the good work, and I hope you are now clear of your medical issues - insofar as it's possible to be considering what you have been through...     :hope: .

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

He Kenji, geen UCS dozen kopen dan he?
Or you'll definitely need to get a bigger dinner table.
Good to see you have an excellent therapy.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

That's a sad story man, but it's good to read you found some distraction in Lego.

That SSD is a serious piece of kit! I bought 2 lego sets this year: the Creator F40 and the blue/grey X-wing from TFA.
Both are nice sets to build! And like you said, Lego makes for some ecent trips down memory lane :smile:
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

I just would like to wish you all the best and strength! A very touching story!
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:16 PM

Thanks for the support, guys. Much appreciated :)

Here's a few shots of the modular series buildings

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And my biggest pride, immensely expensive to buy now (sealed sets go for more than $3000 nowadays)

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 05:59 PM

What a very powerful and moving thread Kenji - what an inspiration to us all... :omg: You have a truly amazing collection (love the last one - Taj Mahal I believe....?? :drool5: )  ... and lastly, thank you for trusting DX with your story  :danke:

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

What an inspirational story! I wish you all the best for the future!

The right Star Wars lego sets can bag you a lot of dough further down the line. Apparently it's a safer bet than gold nowadays.
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