New(ish) member, but a long time LEGO lover with an early 80s love of Space LEGO. How I stumbled upon it I don't remember, but the very first time I saw a picture of the Rusty Ferret (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/80130 by Mark Kelso) I could not believe it was made from Lego.
With a bit more browsing, I found a huge community out there that has really struck me in how amazing things can be done with LEGO, way beyond the blue ships and smiling faces of the spacemen I used to play with.
About the same time, my youngest received some LEGO as a birthday gift, and this all inspired me to start building again. Slowly I've been building up 'our' collection and we've started creating our own MOCs, the first of which is a Star Wars capital ship. Why start small hey? It's 169 studs long and it's been great fun putting it together so far.