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Aug. 26th, 2009

08:09 pm - An embrickassment of riches

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So, moving my bed into the back room (which used to be Dad's bedroom) has freed up space which I can now use to build stuff with Legos again. My Lego collection has basically gone untouched for about, what, hoo boy, like ten years, just because of having too much other stuff and not enough space to put it!

The thing is, I've continued buying Lego sets in all that time, to build up my collection. Which means I now have a huge backlog of unsorted pieces. My collection is so large it would be unusable if it weren't sorted. I've got tubs of bricks and buckets of plates sorted by size and color, buckets of sorted slopes, Technic pieces, tiles, modified parts, wheels, people, animals, doors, windows, etc.

And I checked earlier today, to see how many containers of unsorted pieces I have. Six tubs and five buckets! This is gonna take forever. :} And one of the buckets has a temporary label on it saying "HI, I'M FRED" as part of an ongoing plate-sorting operation. Don't worry, it makes sense in context. :}

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From:ted_ursus
Date:August 27th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Random idea that may or may not work:
Bring some (a tub or two) to a con and let folks play with them under the understanding that when done they'll then put the used pieces in sorted containers.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 27th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Someday I hope to have enough space to dig out my Lego collection again. I fantasize making one big structure with all the pieces. If they don't all work together, I'll buy some more.
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From:orv
Date:August 27th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
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If they're all "real" Lego-brand Lego, they should all work together. Heck, Lego pieces will even connect to Duplo blocks.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:August 27th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
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Some pieces fit only with certain other pieces. And some don't have studs on top or are otherwise shaped in such a way that they might throw off the overall structure.
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