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by Todd Thuma
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Hey, guess what! I am working on something new. Do you want some hints? Well, it rides on the rails, lives under the big top, and it has been traveling the country since the late 19th century. Do you have a guess? Give up?

I am working on a traveling circus with rail cars, old fashioned wagons, animals, clowns, and other related stuff. I got the idea when I ran across the Baraboo, Wisconsin Circus World Web Site and Museum. Apparently, every year in the summer, they take some of the restored circus wagons, rail cars, and other circus history on the road around Wisconsin and end up having a big show. Check out the web site and see that they have posted the schedule for this summer.

Stay tuned here as I add photos and descriptions of each individual MOC.


Hey! Isn't this great! I love the creativity of all the people involved with LEGO Products. Playing with LEGO Bricks obviously leads to having people excell in other ways, such as Sean's new mocpages.com web site.

I am a long time collector and bricksmith. I, like many, have gone through a dark period and what I call a grey period. The dark period happened during high school and college. I wish now I had taken my LEGO's to college.

After graduating from college, I began buying and playing with the new 4.5 volt trains and other themes. I call this my grey period because I didn't know what I was doing with the hobby. I had lots of money working as a bartender and living at home with my parents, so I bought LEGO Sets. But, I hid this from my family. I built the sets but then torn them down and hid them in my room.

Just before heading off to grad school the "habit" was discovered and, of course, my parents threw a fit. This resulted in a partial dark period in grad school that really meant I didn't make purchases but I went to the stores often. Occasionally, I would buy a small set.

After starting my first job I began buying again and have continued to this day. Trains got me back into playing and collecting in a big way. The release of the Star Wars sets sealed the deal. I even entered a graduate program, Instructional Technology, where it was considered okay to play and develop projects with LEGO Products. While working on my PhD. I even discovered the MIT Media Lab and their programmable bricks before the Mindstorms Product came to stores. It was in graduate school that I accepted my hobby and came out of the closet. I began bringing projects to the educational lab where I worked, the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory.

So needless to say, I am forever hooked and have no problem being out in the open with my hobby. I am a member of the North Georgia Lego Train Club and I am fortunate to live in the only state with two LEGO Stores; the LEGO Outlet in Dawsonville, GA and the LEGO Outlet in Lawrenceville, GA. I am fortunate to have a part time job at the Dawsonville store, thanks Linda, to help me afford this hobby.

Now if I can only find a girl friend that doesn't mind the hobby or even wants to share in the fun, I would be very, very happy.

Check out my MOCs, as I try to post new stuff here frequently.



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