My daughter recently built an Opera House
. It had some 260 seats. I know. I had to buy them. Each of those seats was filled.
And just this morning, I was re-organising my Lego-Cave (re-organising = euphemism for trying to squeeze a bit more in), and came across a few instruction manuals in the wrong place. That meant I hadn't included them last time I inventoried for insurance purposes.
So off to BrickSet I go to update my records. Turns out I have nearing 1,400 Lego sets (nearly 900 unique), containing some 2,400 minifigs.
I've never actually sat down and counted all my minifigs; and I know my insurance Lego inventory doesn't reflect all my ad-hoc and bulk part purchases over the years (from op shops, auction sites, school fairs etc), so I'd estimate
that I'd have another 50% over and above my inventory. That will give me something like 3,600 minifigs!
I haven't tried to collect every CMF; but have certainly bought those that appeal, and often multiples where they serve a good purpose (especially girly ones for my daughter). I'm strict about keeping certain ones with their sets - mainly the modular sets.
The 'ad-hoc' second-hand ones will include mixed up variants (I'm not fussed about them being in original configs). Really cruddy ones have been sorted aside, and broken bits always get tossed (I recycle parts like heads and hand etc).
Some have been 'sorted' into armies, awaiting one-day-I'll-use-them. I'm not a Star-Wars AFOL, so I don't build up Star-Wars related armies.
In essence, I have four banana boxes devoted to minifigs and their accessories!
So I'm curious - how does all this compare to other people?