In the beginning.....I started collecting Lego about 12 years ago. I remember seeing the new Star wars range in Forbidden Planet, Broadmead, Bristol., and thinking you can get better than that.
Star wars + Lego + a great toy.
The set I bought was the 7110 Landspeeder. a real basic set by today's Lego Star Wars standards, it didn't even have an R2 unit, but I still wasn't quite hooked yet it took another year before I started seriously looking at Lego again.