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  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 812
    Personally, I'd guess in the ballpark of 4,000 sets.  BrickSet has a record of 3,053 of them, but my collection merged with my wife's collection, who didn't keep close tallies on her collection, but has a confirmed 660+ set collection.

    Has Huw ever posted any anonymous stats on people's BrickSet collections? (I can't recall if he has or not).  IE, something like:

    # of people with 0-50 sets
    # of people with 51-100 sets
    # of people with 101-200 sets
    # of people with 201-300 sets
    # of people with 301-400 sets
    # of people with 401-500 sets
    # of people with 501-750 sets
    # of people with 751-1000 sets
    # of people with 1001-1500 sets
    # of people with 1501-2000 sets
    # of people with 2001-3000 sets
    # of people with 3001-4000 sets
    # of people with 4001-5000 sets
    # of people with 5001-6000 sets
    # of people with 6001-7000 sets
    # of people with 7001-8000 sets
    # of people with 8001-9000 sets
    # of people with 9001-10000 sets
    # of people with 10000+ sets

    DaveE
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    I have over 170,000 Lego parts, 1800+ minifigures. 
    SumoLego
  • TCSBGDADYTCSBGDADY Pittsburgh,PAMember Posts: 7
    I have about 185 but focusing on older ones now that I always wanted.  When the 10'X20'X10' closet I have if full, I will be done...until I get a bigger house!  ;)
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @davee123I'll bet JANG would be one of the only ones in the 10,000+ category!
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,228
    @davee123I'll bet JANG would be one of the only ones in the 10,000+ category!
    "Only" 1219 in his Brickset collection! ;-)

    He does do a lot of Bricklinking for his MOCs though, so I'm sure his total number of bricks is in the silly numbers, like some other luck so-and-sos here!

    :-)

    @theJANG, what do you reckon your total really is?
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    edited December 2015
    @JudgeChuck Jang isn't on the forum. Kinda sad :/

    I seriously doubt he only has 1219 :) His collection on Brickset is really impressive, though.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,228
    @JudgeChuck Jang isn't on the forum. Kinda sad :/

    I seriously doubt he only has 1219 :) His collection on Brickset is really impressive, though.
    Yes, with that amount of LEGO, I wouldn't have time either! ;-)

    Not to de-rail this thread, but he has been doing far too many non-LEGO reviews recently... Get on with your City MOCs, young man! ;-)
    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @JudgeChuck Yeah, I wish he just did Lego. I'm a brick purist xD
    kiki180703
  • ctx1769ctx1769 ukMember Posts: 7
    I have 12 sets and a couple of mixel bags which I have used as parts (some 15k pieces of lego) most of it technics, a lot of used lego from ebay.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 812
    @davee123I'll bet JANG would be one of the only ones in the 10,000+ category!
    "Only" 1219 in his Brickset collection! ;-)
    Well, keep in mind too that I think that only shows "distinct" sets in someone's collection rather than the total number (I think?)  So if he's got duplicates, I'm not sure that's getting counted when you view it on BrickSet!

    DaveE
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @davee123 @JudgeChuck maybe he's ashamed of his extensive amount of Friends, Elves, and other girl sets, and doesn't wanna list them all xD
    JudgeChuck
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    I have 116, and that is including what I still have from childhood, my brother's sets from childhood, and anything I've bought in the last year. Though, most of the sets I own are quite small.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,228
    @davee123 @JudgeChuck maybe he's ashamed of his extensive amount of Friends, Elves, and other girl sets, and doesn't wanna list them all xD
    As long as you're joking... ;-) I have listed my daughters' Friends and Disney Princess sets in my collection, so that I can keep track of everything. Nothing to be ashamed of there. :-)

    As for Jang, obviously, he can review whatever he likes and good luck to him, but Shopkins??? Oh dear...
    kiki180703
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    edited December 2015
    @SumoLego that's a lot of key chains... Is that different or grand total?

    Also, just realised I left off something, proof it pays not to try posting when you keep going to use your laptop's keyboard as a pillow...

    On the 512 different sets, 156 are 1976-2002 (biggest theme: Space) & 251 are from 2013-2015 (biggest theme: City).
    xiahna
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Proud to say that that large number is decreasing each day as I sell off the themes no longer wanted. Too many in the themes I like to display all of them, so I'm selling off the sets from themes I enjoy less. And lots of bulk bricks that are just taking up space in colors I don't use much.

    The key is not to own a zillion sets, but to collect those that you like...within reason....and without losing your spouse or your house. And enjoy your hobby without it overwhelming you due to its size or cost. 
    JudgeChuckTheMaker37OldfanMorkMan
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 490
    ^^ I agree
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,092
    edited December 2015
    @VorpalRyu - Different.  I have doubles of just about all of the licensed theme keychains.  (SWs, HP, SH, Spongebob, etc.)

    The regular Lego keychains are mostly singles.  It's just too much!  And there are Fabuland ones as well, but I gave up on those before I started.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,130
    edited December 2015
    I only have 82 non duplicate sets, 14 of which are from my grey age as I still brought the odd set even though I wasn't actively trying to collect Lego, the rest are from the last 12 months. I haven't included mini figs, polybags, advent calenders or dk book sets. I do also have somewhere in the region of 15000 loose parts that have also been purchased for my UCS bricklink projects. I prefer to buy larger sets if I can as the build experience is what I enjoy about having Lego and though I could amass more if I got the smaller sets I do find them a bit of a let down as they don't take long enough to build.
  • Legoist61Legoist61 NetherlandsMember Posts: 21
    edited December 2015
    Approx. 900 sets, my son and I think it is not that many or enough altough my wife thinks there are too many sets in our house.

    We regularly buy sets new and second hand, with or without box. Some sets are bought for reselling, but once we have built them we like to keep them rather then selling.

    We also have 20 kilos of loose parts still to be sorted and sets identified.
    MorkMan
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Pitfall69 said:
    I guess it all depends how one defines and/or values a collection. Is owning 10 UCS Millennium Falcons a collection? They are certainly is valuable. I really don't know exactly how many sets I actually have because I don't consider polybags of just a minifigure or CMF's a set (cue in depth discussion on why I am wrong); it is just how I personally define my collection. I have every CMF LEGO has released, except Mr. Gold. I consider him part of the CMF collection as well as the ones from the DK Books and even Team GB, but I know others do not.
    I tend to agree, for CMF's I use the complete series listing and not each individual fig which helps stop the blowout in numbers. Polybags I'd like to be able to filter sometimes or it would be great if something along the lines of "...of which xx sets are polybags containing xxxx pieces" @Huw :) that way you could subtract the numbers to give you your "real set count" ;)

    I also only add sets I intent to keep as sets and build. If I was to buy 10 of some set to partout and use the parts I wouldn't add those to my list. Obviously anything for resale doesn't go on the list.
    Pitfall69
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    VorpalRyu said:


    Interesting, just knowing the overall sets owned really doesn't give you an idea about the details of the collection.

    Mine for example:

    "You own 303 sets, 294 different.

    We have piece counts for 292 of them. You own 171472 pieces"

  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,900
    edited December 2015
    This is why I would like to see a tick box for 'show box sets only' this tick box would mean that only normal box sets would be part of any count or graph so not CMF, Polybags, books and so on.
    1265VorpalRyuAngel_CRainstorm26
  • RomanticWarriorRomanticWarrior United StatesMember Posts: 248
    Thanks everyone.  My wife thinks our Lego collection (the kids' and mine) is insane.  I can show her this thread to prove she's wrong.

    i have 184 sets.   All opened, built (at least once), played with, rebuilt, scrapped for MOCs or otherwise well-loved 
    SumoLego
  • NuruodoNuruodo Italy, RomeMember Posts: 26


    I only own 107 sets, as you can see. This mostly due to my age and my few money (hehe), but however I'm proud of my collection. I build every set I buy, because I love to see them built. One problem, however, is the space: I have the biggest part of my collection in my basement, closed in some boxes (but not disassembled); in my home I keep 3 boxes for Lego Star Wars sets, so just a little part of whole collection (about 10 sets) can be seen everyday. I obviously change these sets every 2/3 weeks, so I can remember the ones I haven't seen for a long time.

  • brownbricks720brownbricks720 Cleveland, OhioMember Posts: 47

    Been collecting since I was 4. Currently at 19. I would mainly just get sets for my birthday and Christmas. Now that I work a lot more, Lego has consumed my life. I don't play video games at all. So Lego is my only other hobby. 

    kiki180703
  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    Brickset tells me 337.  There are some I have not added though.  I thought that was bad untill I saw some 2000 and 1000 owners above.  Holy crap!!!
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    edited December 2015

    I'm in the 300 different sets range. Trying hard to stick with a theme. I buy some on impulse that I later regret. But that's ok. Most of them are sealed. My wife has put her foot down and said no more LEGO in 2015. But 2016 isn't far off. And there are some great sets coming...

  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 831
    wardm said:
    Hi, nice topic, I own more than 200 sets, mostly smaller ones. If I could give you some advice: stick to one theme or a couple of themes you like best, or you'll be broke. (Been there, done that haha)
    Also, the link to your collection you posted will link to anyones personal collection if they're logged on to brickset... 
    Hmm. How would link to my collection then? Sorry slightly technically challenged.
    Search for your username, click on it, then click on 'View XX's collection'
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 490
    Jern92 said:
    wardm said:
    Hi, nice topic, I own more than 200 sets, mostly smaller ones. If I could give you some advice: stick to one theme or a couple of themes you like best, or you'll be broke. (Been there, done that haha)
    Also, the link to your collection you posted will link to anyones personal collection if they're logged on to brickset... 
    Hmm. How would link to my collection then? Sorry slightly technically challenged.
    Search for your username, click on it, then click on 'View XX's collection'
    Than
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 490
    Thank you @Jern92 ....This is my collection, I started collecting in Jan 2015. I don't think I have done to bad in a single year.

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-themaker
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 831
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited December 2015
    i own around a 100 complete sets (ninjago, city, castle) and 5kg sorted bionicle parts and 3kg unsorted technic lego from which i could build another 20 technic sets with (still havent started sorting my technic stuff). slowly but steady is the plan!
    trying to get rid of my childhood space sets as i dont really dig them. castle is another story....
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
  • A.BrickovskyA.Brickovsky PolandMember Posts: 56
    Ok, so I think I own the fewest sets of you... but I've been back in the game only since May 2015. 

    "You own 46 sets, 46 different.
    We have piece counts for 45 of them. You own 13631 pieces."

    ^What is more, 29 of them are childhood sets that I don't really count in, even though they're complete. They are carefully stored in my parents' house. And one of them is the SW book. 

    So I only own 16 sets I bought since June. 3 of them are 2000+ (there are no polybags nor CMFs). The funny thing is, I don't think they are few. Maybe that's because I already have a few strict rules about my collecting:

    1. Only new, unused bricks - at least in sealed polybags if not sealed in box.
    2. Focus on large builds, 1000+.
    3. I only buy what I want at the moment - no impulse buy because of the lower price.
    4. The more the sets are varied, the better - the number of unique pieces is important to me.
    5. For now, I try to buy only the largest, or most characteristic, set of a particular theme or subtheme. 
    6. I have very little space in my apartment. I only own one Detolf case for displaying and I have to buy modular drawers each month, for sorting. 
    7. I build each set instantly and display it for some time. Then I modify it or disassemble, sort bricks and use for MOCs. 

    How's that for starters?
    ...you pathologic Legoholics? ;-)

    xwingpilotYodaliciouskiki180703
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ Sounds ideal (see my comment on page 1).
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    @Nuruodo I have the same problems. I'm stuck at around 150 :)
  • A.BrickovskyA.Brickovsky PolandMember Posts: 56
    ^ Exactly, I actually read it and I thought the same. But I suppose after 10+ years of buying, you change priorities...
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 509
    crazycarl said:
    I thought that was bad untill I saw some 2000 and 1000 owners above.  Holy crap!!!
    That's what I thought the first time I saw people posting those number in the late 90s when I first started going online.  I remember being a bit dumbstruck and thinking it was take me forever to get to those numbers.  Now 18 years later and it doesn't seem so strange to me anymore.  But I still think "holy crap!" when I see some one with 8000 or 10,000 sets.  It's all matter of perspective.
    Lego_Nerd98kiki180703
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 919
    Here's my collection of Lego sets :)



    Out of the above sets figure, around 250 of them are Polybags, Mixels and Minibuilds. Most of my sets were bought within the past 3 years. PAB and loose parts not included in the piece count figure.

    Minifigure count (from within sets) is at 6295 which includes 300+ Microfigures from the Games theme but exclude loose minifgures which I've got a few hundred of them.

    Due to space constraint, till now I've only opened around 200 to 300 sets.

    PS: I think the amount I've paid for my collection is way more than the US$74K shown above, this is because Lego sets in Singapore are much more expensive than in US, in fact it's one of the most expensive in the world. For example the new Firehouse, which has a US price tag of $350 is rumored to be sold here at S$800. Direct conversion of US pricing is at S$493. Even UK with the high tax rate the set is still way cheaper than here. Another example is the 10188 Death Star which costs S$900 here, direct conversion of US pricing at S$564 :(
    1265
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited December 2015
    Recce said:
     US$74K 
    holy bank account batman
    BrickDancerkiki180703Pitfall69
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,130
    At least I won't have to worry about getting a bigger place if I got to 2000 + sets, my wife would probably divorce me and I could build an extension onto my place out of lego
    kiki180703SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,092
    ^ I'm sure your parents wouldn't mind.
    kiki180703brumeyThanos75
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,130
    ^ Far to old to worry about that sort of thing.
    kiki180703
  • A.BrickovskyA.Brickovsky PolandMember Posts: 56
    Recce said:
    the amount I've paid for my collection is way more than the US$74K shown above
    I can quit my job right now, move to Singapore and work for you. 
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    SumoLego said:
    Also, kinda like that stupid limited edition, completely non-verifiable white Boba Fett keychain, for those of you that collect keychains...
    SumoLego said:
    I totally forgot about keychains.  Might as well add another 350+ to my tally...
    LOL :D

    I once thought about collecting the keychains, but it seemed to risky (money wise). Nowadays I am sort of considering to collect LEGO books (non official books about LEGO). I only have about 3 actual books, 8 DK books with bricks/figures and 20 magazines with bricks.
    kiki180703
  • Lego_Nerd98Lego_Nerd98 Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 235
    Btw, speaking of "how many sets" and stuff:

    kiki180703
  • tecjamtecjam Germany / SwitzerlandMember Posts: 255
    Btw, speaking of "how many sets" and stuff:
    Thank god it's not dragonball.... "Gotta catch 'em all!"
    kiki180703
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited December 2015
    ^either the plot of dragonball has changed since I used to watch it, or I missed something here. I'm betting on the latter.
    kiki180703Jern92
  • tecjamtecjam Germany / SwitzerlandMember Posts: 255
    hahaha, you're absolutely right. It was way after my time anyway and I never did watch it, but obviously I meant Pokemon with that catchphrase. *gets coat*
    MattsWhatkiki180703
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 644
    I have 3. Farnworth House, VW Camper van and Wall-E.
    How many LEGO parts.....phew...no idea, I don't collect sets, I collect parts :-)
    kiki180703
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