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Following on from the OCD chat....

I wonder if I am alone in this! But when I build a set for display (well all sets I build!), I always try to have the Lego stamp on the top of the studs facing the same way where possible!...I think this makes me crazy?!

anyone else have odd building habits?


  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    I think my only quirk when building is that I always want the three-length technic pins facing the same direction, but this is mainly to make things easier when disassembling the model.
  • StuBoyStuBoy Member Posts: 623
    Yes I've heard of plenty of people on this forum need to do that. I'm not one of them tho, I'm just pedantic about sticker placement, and placing round ones on round tiles drives me nuts!
  • red237red237 Member Posts: 332
    Clear stickers with fingerprints?  Anyone?
  • rdflegordflego Member Posts: 324
    +1 for logo alignment; they have to face ^ or < with me, all mold markings need to be out of sight with technic and stickers have to be centred exactly. I am working myself out of these habits though.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY Member Posts: 592
    I use a pair of tweezers to hold stickers by the corner & apply to avoid fingerprints plus it's easier to get them on nice & straight this way.Except once when I was applying HUD stickers to the windscreens on the small wing ships of Benny's Spaceship & static pulled the sticker directly onto the plastic as soon as it got near it.Of course when I tried to peel it off & reapply it looked horrible so I ordered a new windscreen piece & sticker sheet from Bricklink.I couldn't stand to look at the smudged one! Clear stickers on clear pieces are a nightmare to apply.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
    I've reserved myself to getting a smudge, fingerprint or wispy dog hair exactly where it does not belong.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    ^ that's one of the nice things about me getting old, cannot see the fingerprints any more unless I put it right up to my face.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    rdflego said:
    +1 for logo alignment; they have to face ^ or < with me

    So how do you deal with cases where, for example, 1x2 plates are both this way: | and this way: _ ? The studs cannot be facing the same way then. Or when 4 corner wedge plates are all facing in different directions?
  • rdflegordflego Member Posts: 324
    @Paperballpark If there's nothing I can do about the alignment of wedges or corner elements then I just carry on building. There isn't anything I can do about it and I suppose it helps me get out of this little bit of OCD I have developed. Truth is I've never put much thought into that example due to the lack of power I have to change it. However 1x2 plates will be always have their logos pointing up, away from me (i.e. so I can read them) or to the left (readable from the right). The mix is of two orientations on an X Y axis and three orientations on an X Y Z works for me. I hope I'm not the only one who does this.
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks Member Posts: 265
    Yep! If the pieces don't allow me to align the Lego stud stamp, I'm fine with that! But if I have control...well then they must be aligned!
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Yep! If the pieces don't allow me to align the Lego stud stamp, I'm fine with that! But if I have control...well then they must be aligned!
    Yup! Me too!
  • brumeybrumey Member Posts: 1,002
    when stacking 1x1 plates i have a hard time having them "in line".
  • iamterryiamterry Member Posts: 166
    The worst are the 1x1 round plates - trying to align them is fun...
  • ScogaliScogali Member Posts: 15
    Levers and other moving pieces have to be positioned at the exact position shown in the instructions, even if they are in 'randomised' positions like at the top of the haunted house
  • iamterryiamterry Member Posts: 166
    Window panes are also fun - my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be so I was somewhat struggling to look at the printing on the 1x2x2 Glass frames to ensure that LEGO printing was the correct orientation before inserting them into the frames last night.  
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,813
    Over the weekend I picked up a couple of pounds of used bricks and noticed the LEGO logo looked odd. Closer examination and a quick search revealed they are a mix of Patent Pending bricks from pre-1962 and some Samsonite bricks from 1962/72. I had never realized that they changed the font over the years, and apparently some sets may even have had a mix of fonts from the factory. Does anybody actually make sure to only use a single font while building?
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    brumey said:
    when stacking 1x1 plates i have a hard time having them "in line".
    Stand the plates on their edge on a hard smooth surface - a table or larger brick will do. Slide them towards each other. They'll line up. Putting them together and then trying to aligning them is harder, but can be also be done with some sort of guide.
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks Member Posts: 265
    @datsunrobbie lol, no. To be honest, most of my bricks are post 1999. I have a box of bricks at my parents house, from the 70's will have to look! Very curious now!
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