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Carpet install - Had to move some Lego Sets

12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
edited October 2015 in Everything else LEGO
I'm getting new carpet installed in three or my four bedrooms/closets and just finished moving my sets from off the floor in my office closet.  The majority of the sets remain on the shelves since this shouldn't interfere with the install.  Didn't realize how much was stuffed on the floor in such a small space and a pain to move so little.  Here's some photos:  https://goo.gl/photos/XQviRuBa7vcw1UD67 
SumoLegotiminchicago

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    edited October 2015
    You're just showing off!  (Very impressive mix of stuff - the lone Paradisa set is a bit mind-boggling.)

    That is an extraordinary number of Christmas Trains, Shell Ferraris  and Santa Fe sets.  If you're interested in parting with one of those (the Christmas Train) - let me know! 

    And where is your Sopwith Camel?  Can't have Red Baron duel without a Sopwith Camel...

  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    SumoLego said:
    You're just showing off!  (Very impressive mix of stuff - the lone Paradisa set is a bit mind-boggling.)

    That is an extraordinary number of Christmas Trains, Shell Ferraris  and Santa Fe sets.  If you're interested in parting with one of those (the Christmas Train) - let me know! 

    And where is your Sopwith Camel?  Can't have Red Baron duel without a Sopwith Camel...


    I'm not showing off........it's really time for new carpeting.  :)

    It's hard to really tell which sets there are since some are in the bins or behind other sets on the shelves.  I actually had 10 different Paradisa sets with one set have 2 copies.

    The Sopwith Camel is there:  https://goo.gl/photos/fC1qiYWz8ZPHv2QN7
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    Even better - the cloudy gray box!

    I have the pedenstrian full-color box.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,313
    Yes, you have a lot of stock.
    MeadleSumoLegoSuperTramp
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    edited October 2015
    What does this thread serve to do besides show off? It is a lot of hard work yes but did we need a thread?
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    They are all in boxes that is not hard to move just time consuming it is not the are built display sets.  
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    I suppose this could be a continuation of one of the - How do you store your Lego - threads.

    This is storage-wise almost as impressive at @Huw setup.
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 469
    This makes me sad.  So much Lego in boxes with no intention to build.  :(
    FollowsCloselyYodaliciousSalamalexbandit778BOBJACK_JACKBOBSethro3
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    I really want to rip open all those Santa Fe baggage cars and string them together to run them on all that track. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    ^ Is that what they're for?  I'm pretty sure that's not what they're for.

    All I can ever think of is the shock on Woody's face that he's going to be in a toy museum in Japan!


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  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    edited October 2015
    A follow-up, got my carpet done......looks and feels great.  :)

    To answer a few comments.  Yes, the majority are sealed in boxes and don't have any near plans to build.  If I offended anyone with showing my closet, that wasn't my intent. This was just my office closet of the sets I had to remove from the floor so the carpet can be installed.  I kept the ones on the shelves since it didn't interfere with the install. Didn't realize how much can be crammed in such a small area stacked on top of each other.  

    I wouldn't qualify my Lego collection as stock.  I collected years ago when Lego wasn't as popular and making the ton of money as it is today.  Years ago TLG was so far in debt and struggled to climb out of debt that sets were being sold at a discount.  There was no secondary market as it is today. Yes, I got great deals on a lot of the older sets.

    There's been other threads that discussed on how one collects.  I have replied on those and just to sum things up......I like to collect MISB and have never sold a Lego set.  Just one time - years ago - I traded with a Brickset member.  Other than that, call me weird, but I like to collect MISB.

    BTW, I only replaced three of the four bedroom carpeting since the other bedroom is my Lego room and there was no chance I wanted to tackle moving those sets.  I didn't post photos of that room, since it didn't pertain to this thread.  I guess as @SumoLego suggested I could post those photos if anyone is interested.
    Angel_C
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    I love seeing other people's stashes, setups, building workshops, display cases, and storage areas.

    But it's a bit of a humble brag.  

    (I know when I posted some pics of my collection shelves, it's not purely informative.)

  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    SumoLego said:
    I love seeing other people's stashes, setups, building workshops, display cases, and storage areas.

    But it's a bit of a humble brag.  

    (I know when I posted some pics of my collection shelves, it's not purely informative.)

    Funny, the people who thinks it's a brag are the some folks who idolize the likes of the Kardashians, movie elites, sport figures, etc.  I'm just an average Joe who lives, works and makes due like the average Joe. 
  • DNADNA New York, USAMember Posts: 89
    Great sets! My oldest is in college now but I remember building blacksmith shop with her when she was a little kid. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. 
    1265
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    ^^ Everything is relative.  I'm sure more traditional minimalist folks would be offended by such a collection of cardboard and plastic.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate the photos and offer no criticism for posting them.  I'm also happy you were able replace some carpet.

    (I'm looking forward to building some benchwork for my modular city.)
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092
    edited October 2015
    DNA said:
    Great sets! My oldest is in college now but I remember building blacksmith shop with her when she was a little kid. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. 
    Thanks for the comment.  I first got the Lego bug for collecting when I purchased some Lego sets for Christmas for my Son in 2000.  From there it was off-and-on when I collected.  In 2009 I started to collect more until this past year I'm collecting less.  I guess it goes in cycles.  I have other interests and room/space have become an issue.
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,092

    SumoLego said:
    ^^ Everything is relative.  I'm sure more traditional minimalist folks would be offended by such a collection of cardboard and plastic.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate the photos and offer no criticism for posting them.  I'm also happy you were able replace some carpet.

    (I'm looking forward to building some benchwork for my modular city.)

    Thanks for understanding.

    When you mention modular city, does that include Market Street?  :)  Tough subject if it's a modular or not.
    SumoLego
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 800
    It's not as modular as the Space Skulls
    NeilCrosbykiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    edited October 2015
    No, no Market Street.  But lots of port-o-potties.  (We refer to those as Thunderbox in my house.)

    It's a modular, but won't be appearing in my City.  Neither will the Space Skulls, but I am trying to work in a headless/tail-less T-Rex.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    1265 said:

    I wouldn't qualify my Lego collection as stock
    I wonder where this all leads. I don't suppose for moment that you're the only one that has a large collection of older sets. However, when there's a situation like that it's easier just to continue to store them than to do anything with them, or even make a decision about what to do with them. So what will that mean in a few decades time?
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    In a few decades time, massive yard sale :)
    SumoLego
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited October 2015
    TigerMoth said:
    1265 said:

    I wouldn't qualify my Lego collection as stock
    I wonder where this all leads. I don't suppose for moment that you're the only one that has a large collection of older sets. However, when there's a situation like that it's easier just to continue to store them than to do anything with them, or even make a decision about what to do with them. So what will that mean in a few decades time?

    I meet an older guy who was selling some sealed sets at a market (Swap Meet) a couple of years ago. He had been into Lego for many years and was never a reseller before that point but just decided it was time to clear out.

    I ended up going to his storage shed and bought about 50 sealed sets including first wave Batman and a few UCS sets.

    At some point you just have to make that decision I suppose. If not some one inherits some cool items.   


  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    If anyone is interested in a barn full of retail displays, give me a call in about 15 years.

    (Or PM me immediately.)
    Yodalicious
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