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Moving/packing up Lego

My neighbor had a burst end pipe and the water came into our basement which is where I keep my Lego. Luckily, there wasn't real damage to my belongings but I'm in the middle if clearing out the basement and it has been a pain in the butt trying to pack all the Lego. I have Lego in boxes (which was easy), a little city (3ft by 3ft), and whole bunch of themed displays (Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Lego Movie, random vehicles).

My point is, has anyone had to pack up their lego due to an emergency (such as flooding) or even just to move? If so, how did you pack up everything so the you don't have thousands of mixed up Lego pieces to sort through and/or have to rebuild everything? I know there are far worse things to worry about it times like this and my family and I were very lucky (even though we have to pay for damage caused by our neighbor's pipe) but it has definitely been an added burden not having an emergency plan for my plastic gold.


  • BombTecBombTec Member Posts: 110
    Lots and lots of gallon and quart size ziplock bags with sharpied set numbers. Some of the larger sets like my Star Wars UCS's went into plastic totes. The Army moved me around a lot and I find this to be the best way without having Lego pieces scattered everywhere during the moves. It is somewhat time consuming completely separating each set but better in the long run. I haven't lost any pieces yet.
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 351
    I wrapped the Death Star in plastic wrap to keep everything inside together and then put it in a moving box. Modulars went in plastic tubs with other smaller sets taking up what space was left. Some sets I disassembled and each set went into one or two quart size ziploc bags.
  • TarDomoTarDomo Member Posts: 515
    Has anyone tried to move SSD? How should I do it?
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,116
    I mostly did the ziplock bag thing but it took me for ever and I only had a limited amount of time.  I better go invest in some plastic tubs.  Thanks for the input.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,754
    TarDomo said:
    Has anyone tried to move SSD? How should I do it?
    I've actually transported that one whole - it's pretty sturdy.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    I just put all my built items into corrugated boxes.  Then I used foam packaging "peanut" lose fill.  But I first filled poly bags loosely with the lose fill, then sealed the bags and "formed" then around the built sets.   Everything stayed in place and no mess.  That is now how I store the Haunted House, Christmas Villages.  When the season comes around, I just remove the poly bags of foam, & pull the sets out intact....and then pack them back up when it's over to store for another year.

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