I am totally in awe of the amazing creativity of folks who build with Lego. MOCpages, Lego Ideas, Pintrest, Brickshelf, Flickr, Brick Flicks (and of course AFOL conferences and Brick London and googling other Brick conferences) offer a mind boggling array of creations.
I like building with Lego by myself and with others. I am a Creative Arts Therapist and Lego is one of the most important materials in my room that children, adolescents (and even adults) use on their journey. I am 'hooked' on Peeron and BrickLink. In addition to the kilos of loose bricks from Ebay, I could not afford to put together sets to meet the wide variety of needs of the people I see without BrickLink.
I am also a granny. Two of my three grandchildren love Lego. Their interests draw me into exploring themes I would not have chosen otherwise. For example - a typical request from my 4 year old grandson, 'Grammy, let's make a Kraken.' My 9 year old granddaughter is working towards her Taekwondo black belt, so I looked for a dojo. (Thank you 'Friends' and 'Team GB'!) They also share my love of The Hobbit, LOTR, Space, Adventurers, Time Twisters and things with motors.
My own contributions are very modest. I am happy to share and open to suggestions and comments.