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What are your 'accidental' collections?



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  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    My accidental collection are minfigs from series like POTC, Ninjago, POP, Sponebob, and several others. I don't have the room or much interest in building any of those sets but the minifigs are just to frickin cool!!! I end up buying the sets, sorting all the parts for MOCing and the keeping the figures. I used to buy sets on sale and sell the figures on ebay. I'd usually get all my money back out of the figures so the pieces and parts were basically free. Now I don't even do that.

    Is it possible to be a very organized hoarder???
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    Wow, a thread from the depths! Thought I'd suddenly become very popular :p
  • coachiecoachie Member Posts: 476
    After transferring my set collection into the excellent ACM, I found that I was over 60% complete for HP Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets.
    Not bad for a Star Wars collector. I've only opened Sorting Hat! Dilemma now is whether to go for the lot.

    @kor From my point of view, no. I really had no idea that I had accumulated so many sets (16 different ones)
  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 706
    Is it possible to be a very organized hoarder???
    Yes, according to my non-AFOL wife as she views the boxes piled to the ceiling and wall-to-wall in our unfinished room in the basement...

    My retort is that she never sees them unless she opens that one door in the corner of the basement, so she can't call the show and call for the camera crews...yet...

    On-topic, similar to others here, Star Wars got me back into LEGO and love of the brick snowballed from there; if I had known I'd be so interested in HP sets, I would have started collecting them when they were cheap...

  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    I am wishing I was at 60% for HP lol....I am STILL trying to find a Hogwart's Express from the last time it was out! Back on topic, I have ended up with the World Racers for some strange reason lol
  • caperberrycaperberry Member Posts: 2,226
    Keyrings. Yuck
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    Ninjago. I ended up buying a couple of the Fangpyre vehicles because they are so absurd but somehow also good-looking. And they look like they could be right out of Snake Man's level in Mega Man 3.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva Member Posts: 542
    I bought the UCS Batmobile on EBay on a lark a year ago. Before that I had a few sets from my childhood in a (single!) box in the basement. Now we have piles and my boys have turned the library into "LEGO Battle Arena" and since they are a good excuse, I find myself rather attached to it all. So I would say, in a sense, that most of the bricks we own are accidental.

    Having said that, PotC is definitely accidental. I was only going to get QAR but now am only missing the BP.

    Last thing - I also have a bunch of the parts used to make the SW astromech bodies. Someone must have tossed a few ISS sets into a general brick pile. Do the astromech legs come repurposed in great numbers in some other set?
  • legomyLEGGOlegomyLEGGO Member Posts: 63
    I bought a couple of the Space Defense minifig sets, on sale. Of course, I haven't bought one of the main sets. I'm still undecided if I want to bother.

    I'll probably use the humans in my city, and use the aliens (with all the other alien minifigs from the past/current series) with either a future alien type theme or just throw them into the Star Wars sets.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Duplo promo bricks! These aren't something I'd have originally gone looking for . . . Until we were given a Factory Tour brick on a visit to Legoland California, now I get as many different ones as I can. If anyone else collects them and wants to trade some pm me your list of extras.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    I've bought the Death Star and wanted that to be my only Star Wars set. Didn't work out. ;)
  • MultiversalMultiversal Member Posts: 29

    Wheels. I've practically never built any vehicles, but since TLC puts them in every other set, I've ended up accummulating quite a few wheels that I hardly ever use. Though I hope someday to aquire a vehicle-building skillset, of course. =)

  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    I've bought the Death Star and wanted that to be my only Star Wars set. Didn't work out. ;)
    Brilliant. :o)
  • jadeirenejadeirene Member Posts: 474
    edited April 2012
    I have absolutely no interest in the PotC movies, but I thought that QAR was a nice looking ship. I found it at half off just a few months after release (the store was going through renovations), so I couldn't pass that up. Then I found a bunch of sets for 50% off after Christmas and bought those. Then I decided that I really needed the mermaids from Whitecap Bay, and of course, I needed the Black Pearl. Now I'm one set away from having the entire theme.

    I've still only seen one and a half of the movies, and I have no intention of ever watching the other 2.5.
  • mobrickimobricki Member Posts: 11
    I have only purchased three star wars sets myself but have somehow ended up with dozens from bulk ebay orders. I should probably actually start assembling them just to say I did it. I got two of the UCS sets in one bulk order once. I only payed $250 for 70 lbs of LEGO and was shocked when I saw the two UCS sets obviously missing the minifigs.
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