Author Topic: Hello from the centre of the universe  (Read 2151 times)

Offline m00f

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Hello from the centre of the universe
« on: December 16, 2021, 10:08:18 »
Good Morning, afternoon, or evening depending where you are in the world.
I am in my early 50's and live near Ostersund in Sweden. I am not Swedish, my wife is. I am originally from London. We moved here 4 years ago in the search for a better life. I don't know if we have found it, but our quality of life is much better. We live in a small village, about 30 miles to the nearest town, in the middle of the forest. At the moment it is -10 outside and we have more snow than you can shake a stick at, which we will have until May.

My love for Playmobil started in the mid 70's when i received some Playmobil for Christmas. Since then we have had 3 kids who are now in there late 20's. For birthdays and Christmas we would always buy them playmobil.

Last week my wife and I started to go through boxes we hadn't opened after we moved here (we still have a room full) and guess what we came across....You guessed it PLAYMOBIL
I never realised how much we had bought them over the years. I had totally forgot about the 3 train sets and all the cars, trucks etc. It re-sparked my interest. So i got thinking....
I have a huge basement that is not being used and I plan to build a playmobil world, which i will call "Utopia"
The space is 10 meters by 8 meters, so pretty big.
I have a great sense of humour which is very dry, the Swedes don't get it..... I plan on taking lots of pictures and doing stories which I will post here, as the build progresses.

From what I have read it seems that most of us are in the 40's and 50's. I wonder who we actually bought all this stuff for years ago, us or our kids :D
It  is great to be part of a community who shares my passion and I look forward to reading your posts, and sharing my Playmobil experience with you all.

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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2021, 12:50:51 »
Welcome from sunny California

Looking forward to your basement project

With the snow, seems you’ll have plenty of time to build



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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2021, 13:22:06 »
Welcome from Portugal!

The space is 10 meters by 8 meters, so pretty big.

I am jealous of such an area. I believe space is the number one enemy for a collector.

I wonder who we actually bought all this stuff for years ago, us or our kids :D

I don't. We always bought them for us. No excuses needed. (which is good, considering I have no kids :P )


Looking forward to pics - lots and lots of pics!!

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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2021, 14:19:12 »
A warm welcome from North Yorkshire!   :wave:
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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2021, 16:03:00 »
Welcome from Blighty! It's +10 degrees here, no snow at all, so I will just have to shake a stick at something else  :(

I'm excited to see your PM collection and display barn. Something to keep you busy until the snow melts!

Jealous!
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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2021, 16:08:47 »
A warm welcome from the Netherlands!

Seems you have the space most of us can only dream of.
But do not worry - even you will run out of it sooner as you want  :lol: .

Enjoy!

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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2021, 18:11:32 »
Hi! I'm in Antwerp, Belgium and in my late thirties, so I bought all my Playmobil for ME  ;D

I'm excited about your project (and space) and look forward to seeing it progress.
Your place sounds lovely - and being snowed in is the perfect opportunity to enjoy countless hours fiddling with the world's best toy. Enjoy!!

P.S. There is a chance this project will lead to buying more Playmobil   :lol:

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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2021, 20:58:46 »
Welcome from the Netherlands!
I have 2 small children <3y so the playmobil is definitely for me  ;)
Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2021, 23:32:30 »
Welcome! <*) I too look forward to seeing your collection and reading your stories!

From what I have read it seems that most of us are in the 40's and 50's.

Not all of us! ;)
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Re: Hello from the centre of the universe
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2021, 23:35:04 »
Welcome from Oregon USA!  I look forward to seeing your progress, dioramas are my favorite thing