I figured it was time to get registered here. I do a lot of customizing and the BF has helped a GREAT deal with the right weapons and gear to add the finishing touches to my minifigs. I make mainly fantasy/castle themed minis but occasionally I'll make a military or sci-fi themed character. I've done some commissioned work through members on Brickshelf.
I hadn't touched my old Lego's for years and years and while I was deployed last year my wife would buy the small $5 sets and send them to me (when mail was available) The sets really helped relieve some stress, pass the time and just really helped take my mind of other things. as cheesy as it sounds Lego's were a small life line overseas. I started ordering bigger sets from the Lego shop (bless their hearts for sending to APOs) Once I got home I busted out my old Lego's and invested in getting a bigger collection of new items. That's my Lego history in a nutshell.
I'm glad to be a part of this community and hope to get some great advice and show off some of my work.