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Meet a member: Hoanggy

Today we're interviewing Hoang Dang, aka Hoanggy and Know.your.pieces, who's a vehicle designer in Hanoi, Vietnam:

What is your first LEGO memory?

My first LEGO set was Pirate set 1713 Shipwrecked Pirate. My grandma bought it for me from a promotional stall at my school. Back in 1994, my country just got its sanctions lifted with the west, so we experienced the first wave of western goods then. LEGO was among all of those products.

As a kid, I didn't know much but now when I think back, it was a very exciting time to live because there were new things every week, generally speaking, and of course LEGO sets too!

Fun fact though: LEGO back then was categorised as "luxury goods" so they got taxed on the high bracket. Therefore, the pricing for them wasn't for everyone. My grandma spend her entire week of retirement salary on that little set, which makes this memory even more incredible when you think about it. And that's how it all started.

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