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Soliciting an opinion....
Right...There are many many posts/threads on the subjects of storage and to be honest I have read most and am still a little curious....
The question is...
I am opening a LEGO only shop.
I have a smallish collection of 200-300 sets.
Currently everything is zip locked and tagged with individual set numbers
I don't keep boxes, bags etc.
I MOC quite a lot.
I have about a dozen fishing tackle (?) storage containers with spares etc culled from spares in sets, incomplete sets and doubles etc.
I will be offering a complete play with the display in my shop, so nothing is off grounds for the kids (or adults) to touch, pick up etc. I anticipate between 10 - 20 sets or MOC builds displayed at any time.
What is the best way to store all my LEGO?
As I am moving from a personal collector to a retailer, maybe it is not so important to keep my sets pristine - I envisage being inundated with sets shortly and will probably never be able to keep my personal collection, display items and just random elements apart.
I'm currently negotiating with my carpenter on the shelves etc and the decision is nigh on whether I build a bespoke shelving unit for sorted elements behind the counter, This way I can MOC when I want and have everything to hand, but conversely if I decide to rebuild Parisian Restaurant for display this could take me a lot longer then if it was separated and bagged. This on the other hand, leaves less parts available for random MOC and neccesitates building a bigger stock of individual elements.
I would love some simple yes/no opinions based on the above:
Yes - Build bespoke shelving, part out all sets and simply have a parts storage wall
No - Keep the sets separate and build a separate parts storage/mine.
My deepest, sincerest apologies if anyone thinks this is just a no-research, lazy post - I am honestly soliciting opinions as I can't decide which is the best option.
Thanks in advance for any help,
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