What my Collection looks like in all in one place.

chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
edited January 2016 in Collecting
ok so here is a Picture of my Collection from the 25th of November 2015 (set's missing part's are not shown here as they are unbuild set's.)
my Collection has only got bigger in this time and i dont think i could do this now.
it would not all fit in 1 place.

so let's play a game, it called, "Spot, The Set!" :)
how many set's can you name.
the prize? the feeling of being right, or feeling smug for getting them right :p




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  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    That's some collection!
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Pitfall69 said:
    so i get the sheldon seal of aprovel? hehe.

    come on i know there are other on here who have way more then me.
    or am i abnormal?

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,913
    edited January 2016
    (Chuckles.)

    Be nice.
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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,448
    I might have to take a new photo or two of my Lego room/back bedroom.

    I do have some sets that I need to take apart though, as I don't have enough space to display them all. They include Metalbeard's Sea Cow, Ferris Wheel, UCS Sandcrawler, and the Sydney Opera House. How on earth I'll fit the 10,000+ pieces from all that into my collection, I'm not quite sure. I suspect I'll need quite a few more boxes.

    I do have a lot, but I know of others who have far, far more.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ok so here is a Picture of my Collection from the 25th of November 2015 (set's missing part's are not shown here as they are unbuild set's.)
    my Collection has only got bigger in this time and i dont think i could do this now.
    it would not all fit in 1 place.

    so let's play a game, it called, "Spot, The Set!" :)
    how many set's can you name.
    the prize? the feeling of being right, or feeling smug for getting them right :p




    I play that game pretty much weekly with job lots, and I think I can name pretty much every set there. I also find this funny that this is about the same size as most job lots I get, and I have no idea why that is.

    Also, the timeline of these sets seems strange- late 90's through today, yet missing several years here and there? Did you get some from job lots or something?
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    MattsWhat said:
    I'm always super excited when I take my two boys round to a friends house and the parent goes 'Oh, you like Lego too (to the boys), Soandso has loads let me get it out'.
    I'm there, waiting with bated breath for this epic collection and to start the building, when out comes a shoe box half full of  a mixture of Lego and clone brand stuff. It normally isn't even a big shoe box!
    Argh!  I can't be the only one with a collection for my children that constitues 3 huge crates, surely?! (Probably not the best place to get an honest response to this). No wonder children always want to come to our house.
    You should see the people trying to sell their "huge collection of lego's" and such. I once had one that sounds just like what you're describing, yet still wanting more than MSRP on what they had.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    SprinkleOtter said:
    I play that game pretty much weekly with job lots, and I think I can name pretty much every set there. I also find this funny that this is about the same size as most job lots I get, and I have no idea why that is.

    Also, the timeline of these sets seems strange- late 90's through today, yet missing several years here and there? Did you get some from job lots or something?
    not one of them sets is 2nd hand.
    all of them was got by me.
    the only 2nd hand set i have is missing parts so was not in this image.
    the gaps are me not getting any lego at that time.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,291
    MattsWhat said:
    Argh!  I can't be the only one with a collection for my children that constitues 3 huge crates, surely?!
    I think what I had as a child was around 10000 bricks (interestingly very few big sets, my friends all had far less bricks, but they usually had bigger sets than me lol)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    Yeah, I give you props for having all of your sets built. I'm sure people have far more, but all put away and not on display.

    Just like that one guy claiming some world record for LEGO set built in his home.. My guess is there are a few folks in this forum alone that could easily challenge him on that claim.
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  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,416
    I don't have half of mine built and I'm out of room. 
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  • RidzDesignRidzDesign Member Posts: 30
    My wife won't let me build all my sets... we ran out of room... 
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,913
    Is it a problem if you're out of room for un-built sets?
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  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    edited January 2016
    Wait, who exactly is supposed to be smug?
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,095
    edited January 2016
    Yeah, I give you props for having all of your sets built. I'm sure people have far more, but all put away and not on display.

    Just like that one guy claiming some world record for LEGO set built in his home.. My guess is there are a few folks in this forum alone that could easily challenge him on that claim.
    Just out of interest, do you have a link for that, or is it really not worth looking at?
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  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 808
    Do a search for Kyle Ugone, and you can see his 1,091-sets-built-at-the-same-time collection.  You can't really fit it all in one image, but here's one picture:



    And a link from the Daily Mail (there are a bunch of similar articles from the time):

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092750/Marine-Corp-Captain-Kyle-Ugone-sets-Lego-collection-world-record-1-091-completed-sets.html

    As a collection, it's not all that huge.  A lot of people here have far more than 1,091 sets (I've got several thousand myself).  But what was impressive is that he built them all at the same time.  He had them spread across different rooms of his house, and got the Guinness Book of World Records to come in and record it.

    The most sets I've ever seen assembled at once was probably a few hundred at a LEGO convention-- having more than 1,000 takes up a LOT of space.

    DaveE
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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,095
    That's certainly an impressive number of built models! I can't imagine how long it took to take down... Putting them up's the easy part, as it's the fun bit...
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    edited January 2016
    I am on a strictly build 1,display for a while, build another one, take down  the first one before you even think about getting out another one. Rinse and repeat.
    The only time I got away with more than that was with the Christmas sets as the whole place was full up anyway.
    I can show a nice picture of the storage boxes all my sets are in if that helps.......
    Probably won't have the same sort of impact though. :)
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  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    This was taken back in November, I've since added a few more TFA sets (as well as Wall•E)

    Not sure what the wife will do once I run out of room on here. We do have one more unfinished room in the basement which I'd like to turn into my art studio/Lego cave....except I don't know anything about construction....
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    @davee123 , "record" or not, it looks like crap. I understand, in this case, it was for "record" purposes, but if you can't display a collection properly; why bother displaying it?
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  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    My kids destroy what I build pretty quickly.  Once they destroy a set beyond recognition I put it into storage bins.  I'll try to get a funny pic up later tonight on what our Lego table looks like.  Pretty humorous mix of nonsense with combined sets.  It's enjoyable to see what a 2 and 3 year old do with Lego sets.  I try not to "Lord Business" them too much. 
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    Wait, who exactly is supposed to be smug?

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  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    ^  every day, currently I've hit my display limit and I'm still building other sets to add to it. it drives me crazy not being able to make the display look nice and I refuse to disassemble and store sets. Either I buy a set for parts and that only or display, either way they don't stay boxed, and having approx 150 built sets in 1 room is not a pretty sight (not in its current state anyway)
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    @chrisalddin Not even going to attempt to name them as I'm terrible with the names of most sets, but they do look great on display! I envy your range of giant spaceships - when I was a kid I tended to go for the little ones rather than saving towards the big ones, but it's a long time since I've put them all up. I think I got wary of displaying stuff for long periods because of the dust (it's bad enough being a book collector...), but it's been nice having the Star Wars ships assembled on the coffee table, so I'm thinking of having a small display space where I rotate what's there every few weeks, i.e. before the dust/damp combo kicks in and they get hard to clean...
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 808
    Pitfall69 said:
    @davee123 , "record" or not, it looks like crap. I understand, in this case, it was for "record" purposes, but if you can't display a collection properly; why bother displaying it?
    Yeah, I certainly wouldn't display it that way permanently.  I can think of 2 reasons to build everything:

    (1) For setting the record, of course!  I get the impression that he had a rather empty house, and figured this would be a fun record to set.  So he filled up every flat surface he could find with sets, and set the record, because it was an accomplishment in and of itself.  And then he probably took down 90% of them, because yeah, it just didn't look good, and most likely made his house difficult to live in!

    (2) For record verification.  I did that once!  When I still had around 100-200 sets, I built them all once to see what I was missing, and what sets I really had.  It was actually enlightening, since I managed to figure out that I had 2 copies of 6861 X-1 Patrol Craft, as well as 2 copies of 6804 Surface Rover, rather than 1 each.  I had apparently thrown out or otherwise lost the extra instructions for them, so I didn't realize I had 2 copies until I realized I had leftovers to build those 2 exact sets.

    Anyway, I certainly won't ever try that again!

    DaveE
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,789
    Pitfall69 said:
    @davee123 , "record" or not, it looks like crap. I understand, in this case, it was for "record" purposes, but if you can't display a collection properly; why bother displaying it?
    Same here. A random pile on the floor isn't a collection to me.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    @chrisalddin Not even going to attempt to name them as I'm terrible with the names of most sets, but they do look great on display! I envy your range of giant spaceships - when I was a kid I tended to go for the little ones rather than saving towards the big ones, but it's a long time since I've put them all up. I think I got wary of displaying stuff for long periods because of the dust (it's bad enough being a book collector...), but it's been nice having the Star Wars ships assembled on the coffee table, so I'm thinking of having a small display space where I rotate what's there every few weeks, i.e. before the dust/damp combo kicks in and they get hard to clean...
    now you going to hate me, the older and bigger spaceships set's from 1998 give or take 1 year, i got on sale for 50% off RRP.

  • legomentallegomental UkMember Posts: 309
    Nice set of Lego Chris. 

    That photo with 1000 sets just looks a mess!

    I love some of the layouts people show on here. If we ever get a Lego room I'm going to pay one of you to come and make me a Lego village. Although if I get all the sets out at once I think I'll achieve the divorce. At the moment they are hidden everywhere and as we only have four rooms in the house we only have a few out at a time.
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    @chrisalddin Not even going to attempt to name them as I'm terrible with the names of most sets, but they do look great on display! I envy your range of giant spaceships - when I was a kid I tended to go for the little ones rather than saving towards the big ones, but it's a long time since I've put them all up. I think I got wary of displaying stuff for long periods because of the dust (it's bad enough being a book collector...), but it's been nice having the Star Wars ships assembled on the coffee table, so I'm thinking of having a small display space where I rotate what's there every few weeks, i.e. before the dust/damp combo kicks in and they get hard to clean...
    now you going to hate me, the older and bigger spaceships set's from 1998 give or take 1 year, i got on sale for 50% off RRP.

    Hey, that's how I finally started getting big sets too, in my late teens - god bless the local Toymaster's hefty discounts, and my lack of other expensive tastes at the time!
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    took this just now,
    this is my bookcase display,
    most of what i have here is new stuff, only the ECTO 1, the boat, and the lego movie set i had before.
    i know the boat is out of the way there, but it more just put there then on display.



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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    @chrisalddin Not even going to attempt to name them as I'm terrible with the names of most sets, but they do look great on display! I envy your range of giant spaceships - when I was a kid I tended to go for the little ones rather than saving towards the big ones, but it's a long time since I've put them all up. I think I got wary of displaying stuff for long periods because of the dust (it's bad enough being a book collector...), but it's been nice having the Star Wars ships assembled on the coffee table, so I'm thinking of having a small display space where I rotate what's there every few weeks, i.e. before the dust/damp combo kicks in and they get hard to clean...
    now you going to hate me, the older and bigger spaceships set's from 1998 give or take 1 year, i got on sale for 50% off RRP.

    Hey, that's how I finally started getting big sets too, in my late teens - god bless the local Toymaster's hefty discounts, and my lack of other expensive tastes at the time!
    now that is funny, it was a toymaster i got my 50% off sets from.
    catwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,913
    edited January 2016
    ...and let the Lego arms race begin...

    /gets comfy chair, popcorn and settles back to watch the 'Check out the size of mine!' competition
    Only the Mightiest Hamster is worthy.


  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    dont have all mine built but  want to rebuild aquanauts and my boat
  • INDYJONASINDYJONAS ThailandMember Posts: 33
    @chrisalddin:

    How about adding some buildings to your vehicle-dominated collection?
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    INDYJONAS said:
    @chrisalddin:

    How about adding some buildings to your vehicle-dominated collection?
    what do you call the kwik-e-mart?
    o i have some, i have 2x #10218 pet shop.
    i have 2 on order, (Simpsons house and temple of airjitzu )
    i even have one that is missing parts.
    that remind me i need to do a missing part's count on that one.
    it is set #1484 that is missing part's
    still got the 16x32 base plate. and 1 door, but i know the roof windows glass is missing along with the other door.

    i am not without house's / building's it just i dont have a lot of them yet.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,624
    What my collection looks like in all in one place:

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-Adzbadboy
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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,095
    This is what mine looks like at the moment... Not very exciting, I'm afraid, just the modulars built and everything else neatly packed away in my office... :-(
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Adzbadboy said:
    What my collection looks like in all in one place:

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-Adzbadboy
    did not know you could do that cool.
  • aquapongaquapong ArizonaMember Posts: 6
    I had a metric f-ton of legos when I was a kid.  My brothers and I would would spend all of Friday night and Saturday building armies of Castle and Pirate sets and Sunday would be the giant battle.  Now that my son is old enough to start playing with them, "we" have been acquiring sets like crazy.  He just wants to blow everything up though and I spend my time going around fixing everything.  My wife had the audacity to suggest we kragle some things.  She just doesn't understand.

    I'll have to take a pic when I get home.  
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  • aquapongaquapong ArizonaMember Posts: 6
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    doodier said:
    Star Wars sets


    why it look like the death star is about to fall off?
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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349
    ^--Guessing the DS is just under the limit for the shelf itself (if not just an angle of the camera making it look that way)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,913
    Rebel Scum are messing with the wall fasteners.
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  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 348
    I forget, did the first Death Star blow up because of a shelf failure?
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  • aquapongaquapong ArizonaMember Posts: 6
    doodier said:
    Star Wars sets


    What, no Ewok Village?  The force is weak with this one. ;)
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