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Meet a member: Lucent

I'm still working my way though all the 'meet a member' submissions and still have about 20 in the queue, so if you've sent me one recently, don't worry, I'll get to it eventually!

Today we are taking to Michael Dayah, aka Lucent, in Tennessee, who's the creator of Ptable.com, a periodic table website.

What is your first LEGO memory?

I remember rebuilding my favourite sets over and over, like 6699 Cycle Fix-It Shop or 6378 Shell Service Station and the thrill of being placated on a family shopping trip by a set as small as 6235 Buried Treasure.

Did you have a dark age and if so what caused you to emerge from it?

My Brickset inventory shows I purchased virtually nothing between age 10 and 32. After I found all my manuals at my father’s house and bricks in a huge bin at my mother’s, I spent many weekends separating the 6200 parts back into their 56 sets and the few missing parts were recovered for $5 on Bricklink.

Then, realising I was an adult and could buy whatever I want, I got the Parisian Restaurant, which brought back all the joy Lego gave me in childhood and more. All the times I was told 'no' at Toys ‘R Us came back with a vengeance and I spent the next 5 years buying hundreds of sets!

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