I have always loved LEGO, but at age 9 I especially fell for all things SPACE, including the original 493 (Space Command Center) and 497 (Galaxy Explorer).
In the 80's during my teenage years, I put away my childhood toys for a while.
At 24, I began my transformation into the raging AFOL I am today, when I discovered the 1994 flagship Technic set 8880 (Super Car).
My older brother and I began buying Star Wars sets in our 30's. My brother eventually moved on to other things, but I am hooked ...