I was in Toy R Us getting a duplo set for my son and while looking around I spotted some of the technic sets and they looked pretty cool. At work I'd been talking to Chris about Legos and we'd been sending each other links to some cool sites that showcase people's creations. In the end I left the store with a new duplo dump truck set and a technic compact excavator set. It was pretty fun to build and I'm astounded by how complex all the gears and linkages are. I'd really like to get a motorized one at some point.