What's your Backlog?

ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
edited January 2016 in Everything else LEGO
As collectors, I'm sure a lot of us have a bit of a backlog of sets that we own and intend to build, but have not had the time, space, or whatever to build. What sets do you currently have in your backlog? Please only include sets that you currently own and intend to open and build.

Here is mine, along with how I am planning on displaying/grouping them (I have some plans in mind, but I need more shelving!):

Halloween/Monsters/Creepy Stuff:
#9463 The Werewolf
#9464 The Vampyre Hearse
#9468 Vampyre Castle
#10228 Haunted House
#30200 Zombie Chauffeur Coffin Car
#30201 Ghost
#40090 Halloween Bat
#75827 Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ
#75903 Haunted Lighthouse
#75904 Mystery Mansion
#850487 Halloween Accessory Pack

Asian-inspired Architecture/Mechs:
#70505 Temple of Light
#70728 Battle for Ninjago City
#70734 Master Wu Dragon
#70737 Titan Mech Battle
#70751 Temple of Airjitzu

Simpsons:
#71006 The Simpsons House
#71016 Kwik-E-Mart

Space/Mechs:
#8080 Undersea Explorer (not space, but will fit in with the rest)
#30315 Space Utility Vehicle
#70704 Vermin Vaporizer

Superheroes:
#6862-2 Superman vs Power Armor Lex

Architecture:
#21024 Louvre

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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,095
    I couldn't do that... I think the longest that a set has sat un-built was about 2 weeks, but that was my PC, which my other half bought me for Christmas this year.

    Buy. Take Home / Await Delivery. Build

    Then again, I don't have a huge number of sets to begin with, so it's not difficult.
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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,446
    No backlog here. I cleared mine about a week or two ago. To be fair, it only consisted of a few sets.
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  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 621
    Given that I've just moved to a new house, my backlog is basically my "owned" list minus a few books and other minifg-only things that I'll never open.

    I already have the shelf designated for the Modulars, but I'm still working out how to arrange everything else...
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,291
    - attack of the morro dragon
    - last flight of the destiny bounty
    - tower of orthanc
    - parisian restaurant
    - vampyre castle
    - the milano spaceship rescue
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  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    A long list for me too but it includes -

    All Scooby Doo sets bar the Mystery Machine and Plane which have already been built. 

    Star Wars Star Destroyer, Falcon (not the most current one, the one before), Death Star and AT AT.

    Monster Fighters Hurst and Vampyre Castle (we build one new Monster fighters set each Halloween)

    Most LOTR and hobbit sets including Tower of Orthanc (really would like to display them somehow but struggle with where and how). 

    The Death Star and Orthanc I'm keeping back for another couple of years until all my boys can help builds.

    Got other sets too I've bought but no real desire to build so sure they'll be sold off at some point. 




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  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    One day I'll have the time to sit down and build the rest of my UCS SW collection, which is just sitting around in the closet right now in open boxes.

    Ewok Village, Ewok Attack, Battle of Endor, AT-ST, Shuttle Tydirium
    UCS Millennium Falcon
    UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
    UCS Snowspeeder

    The others are still sealed, so less desire to crack open.

    UCS Super Star Destroyer
    UCS Sandcrawler
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,784
    None. Any I have sealed are to sell. Anything that is really mine is open.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,214
    I've developed quite a large backlog as we're about to move, were hoping to have moved before Christmas but it kept getting delayed. In a way i might as well say my entire collection as all but a couple of sets are packed up for the move.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    not a backlog as more a list of items i wish to save so i have something to build later.

    right now that list is,
    8x mixles S5.
    10218 Pet shop, (this set is 50% done) trying to find the cash to get 1 more of this set's so i can moc 2 pet shop half's in to one big 32x32 build,

    items that are on there way to me,
    Simpsons house, Temple of Airjitzu, Dr who, a little 7.99 ninjago dragon.

  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 400
    Due to a lack of both time (due to small child) and space (due to a rampaging small child), it's mostly my larger sets I have yet to break the seals on:
    Town Hall
    Grand Emporium
    Death Star
    Brick Bank
    Lone Ranger Silver Mine
    Winter Village Cottage
    Winter Village Market

    There's also few random smaller sets like Research Institute that tend to get eclipsed by either larger or more exciting sets when I do actually get the time...
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366

    My backlog is actually in boxes in my closet.

    But seriously, I have a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old, so building time is limited, but after coming out of my dark ages 4 years ago and seeing the going rate for many of the retired sets I would have wanted, I decided not to wait too long on something I truly desired even if it meant it would sit in a box in my closet for a while.

    I've paid "retired" prices for 5 sets and I'm determined that those 5 will be the only ones I do that for (although there is a Harry Potter set or 2 screaming at me to hunt for). And the painful part is that all 5 were on shelves when I was back collecting again, so I could have had them at retail. So no more waiting for me. I may wait for a nice discount here or there, but for the most part I don't wait too long.

    If it's truly sets that I haven't purchased yet that I want, they're all still readily available and relatively new.

    But to give you an idea of my unbuilt, closet collection:

    Trevi Fountain, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Garbage Truck, High-Speed Passenger Train, Detective's Office, Parisian Restaurant, Jokerland, Spider-Man Hideout, Iron Skull Sub Attack, Final Flight of Destiny's Bounty, City of Stiix, Attack of the Morro Dragon, Titan Mech Battle, Airjitzu Morro, Airjitzu Wrayth, Mystery Machine, Slave 1, Poe's X-Wing, Hogwarts Castle, Hogwarts Express, Diagon Alley...

    ...and...

    ...both of the most recent Millenium Falcons and the entire LotR theme. But those are for my boys and will remained boxed up until they're ready.

  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,443
    Unfortunately I live in a small condo right now, so besides my modular buildings my entire 35+ year collection (2000+ sets) are in zip lock bags and in storage containers. I think I only have about 50 small sets on display throughout my condo. 



  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 881
    Currently all Hobbit sets, quite a few SW sets, Lego movie sets and some odds city/creator sets. My wife is determined to pack up all the assembled sets before we move house including 4 modulars, mrk 2 crane, slave 1 and other big SW sets. She even wants the death star broken down! I estimate a 25-30k brick backlog to get me back to my current backlog level when we move.
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited January 2016
    finish palace cinema bag 3

    Brick Bank

    cannibal escape

    viking ship midgard serpent

    #6081 kings mountain fortress  (for my briclink to verify i have all parts)

    #5590 whirl and wheel   (for my briclink to verify i have all parts)

    titan dragon
    morro dragon
    wu dragon
    dojo showdown
    airjitsu temple
    destiny ship
    garmadon monster truck

    titan mech battle
    enter the serpent
    condrai copter
    city of stiix


  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    how could i forget pet shop! its also in my to do list!

    its a bit weird! when i find time for some lego. most of the time gets wasted with me admiring my collection ...
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  • deephorsedeephorse West Yorkshire, U.K.Member Posts: 83
    I have unbuilt sets stacked to the ceiling in two different houses.  So many that I can no longer keep track of what I own.  I have to keep adding to these piles too, of course!
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    deephorse said:
    I have unbuilt sets stacked to the ceiling in two different houses.  So many that I can no longer keep track of what I own.  I have to keep adding to these piles too, of course!
    that is what could be called a gold mine,
    for cash or fun take your pic.
    josekalel
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    I too have a 50% built Pet Shop!

    Also on the pile of shame are;
    Town Hall
    Palace Cinema
    Tower Bridge
    A train or two
    The old Quintet from ages ago
    A few Technics but mainly Unimog, Volvo and that big white 'plane.
    A couple of Galaxy Squad sets.
    Benny's SSS!
    I have a half-built Mars Rover and an unloved DeLorean. 

    Plus a few layouts and MOCs to get around to.

    Blimey. I feel bad now I've written it all down. 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    you can add on set 60044 to my list.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    As it stands, in no particular order:

    Mini Cooper
    Tower Bridge
    Detective Office
    Kwik-e-Mart
    UCS X-Wing
    Sopwith Camel
    Benny's SSS
    IDEAS Dr Who
    Helm's Deep

    But there is a part of me what wonders if/when I'll ever get around to them. I also have considered turning Tower Bridge into a Modular of sorts. I've seen some neat Churches made out of it online. I haven't ever seen TB anywhere for LUG shows, so I may just build it to take to one of them.

    I'm also torn on Kwik-e-Mart considering the Simpson House just sits there. I May turn that into a modular also. And I do have plans on expanding Helm's Deep eventually.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,228
    I don't even know or keep track.  I've only got two sets on display - anything else I build that I don't want to display gets taken down after a day or so.
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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,940
    edited January 2016
    After reading all these I don't feel quite so bad.
    Currently have about 30 boxed sets to build ranging in size from #9462 to #76023.
    I also have 3x 45l plastic containers with bagged up parts to make versions of  #10143 , #10030 & #10179 (not being a complete purist they do have some internal parts in different colours and mould variations but it was the only way to build them without selling kidneys)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    what is bad about having stuff to build?
    backlog = you will always have something to build when you are in the mood.
    i have already had to brake down a set just to rebuild it when i ran out of stuff to build before Christmas.
    saying that. if your backlog get to say over 40 set's you need to build faster :p
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited January 2016
    if your backlog get to say over 40 set's you need to build faster :p
    No. Days need to be longer.
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  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    Too long. I spend more time building mocs than sets anymore....but that doesn't stop me from buying though.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 113
    I have gotten to the point where many sets in my backlog have retired and become much more valuable than when I bought them.  This makes it more difficult to suppress the collector side of me that wants to keep them pristine in their box.  Lacking extra room to display sets doesn't help either.  I also have no desire to start selling.  One day I'll have to do something about it, but still have some time to figure it out.  In any case, when I start to think about how much LEGO I have, I am reminded of other collections I've seen that are at least an order of magnitude larger than mine, which makes what I have seem modest and reasonable in comparison.  

    Posting a list would be too much effort, so here's a picture.

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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @Perijove Great looking hobby room!  I wish I had your dilemma of having such a backlog!
    Perijove
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    @Perijove Great looking hobby room!  I wish I had your dilemma of having such a backlog!
    same here, then again i wish i have the room to have a hobby room to.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,214
    Perijove said:
    I have gotten to the point where many sets in my backlog have retired and become much more valuable than when I bought them.  This makes it more difficult to suppress the collector side of me that wants to keep them pristine in their box.
    I started out as a minifigure collector which gave me one habit against this, often i open sets before i can build them so i can retrieve the minifigures ;-)
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Shib said:
    Perijove said:
    I have gotten to the point where many sets in my backlog have retired and become much more valuable than when I bought them.  This makes it more difficult to suppress the collector side of me that wants to keep them pristine in their box.
    I started out as a minifigure collector which gave me one habit against this, often i open sets before i can build them so i can retrieve the minifigures ;-)
    question? what is it about the minifigs that make you wish to collect them. what make them more important then the model?
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    I've done the same thing, many times. I'm not really sure what it is but, say, Amidala's minifig is so much better than the stupid Gungan  sub.

    Originally I bought the comic book sets primarily for the minifigs, for baddies and goodies for my kids to play with. The sets usually disappoint, there are only so many generic cars I can build.  

    So I also have a ton of unbuilt Marvel, DC and (some) Star Wars sets, or more accurately a lot of them ended up in the main unsorted stash. A few might yet get built.

    Funnily enough the opposite would be true if I ever bought the simsons house. That model appeals to me so much more than those minifigs.
    josekalel
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 467
    3 polybags
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Perijove said:
    I have gotten to the point where many sets in my backlog have retired and become much more valuable than when I bought them.  This makes it more difficult to suppress the collector side of me that wants to keep them pristine in their box.  Lacking extra room to display sets doesn't help either.  I also have no desire to start selling.  One day I'll have to do something about it, but still have some time to figure it out.  In any case, when I start to think about how much LEGO I have, I am reminded of other collections I've seen that are at least an order of magnitude larger than mine, which makes what I have seem modest and reasonable in comparison.  

    Posting a list would be too much effort, so here's a picture.

    You may have a slight issue with building that blue tub there. ;)
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Perijove said:
    I have gotten to the point where many sets in my backlog have retired and become much more valuable than when I bought them.  This makes it more difficult to suppress the collector side of me that wants to keep them pristine in their box.  Lacking extra room to display sets doesn't help either.  I also have no desire to start selling.  One day I'll have to do something about it, but still have some time to figure it out.  In any case, when I start to think about how much LEGO I have, I am reminded of other collections I've seen that are at least an order of magnitude larger than mine, which makes what I have seem modest and reasonable in comparison.  

    Posting a list would be too much effort, so here's a picture.

    You may have a slight issue with building that blue tub there. ;)
    i don't get it?
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 113
    You may have a slight issue with building that blue tub there. ;)
    Haha, yeah, the blue tub would take a while to finish considering its nearly infinite possibilities.  Fortunately, it's just a storage tub now.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Perijove said:
    You may have a slight issue with building that blue tub there. ;)
    Haha, yeah, the blue tub would take a while to finish considering its nearly infinite possibilities.  Fortunately, it's just a storage tub now.
    oh now i get it..

    "infinite possibilities"
    ummm you could say that of any and all lego set's

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Perijove said:
    You may have a slight issue with building that blue tub there. ;)
    Haha, yeah, the blue tub would take a while to finish considering its nearly infinite possibilities.  Fortunately, it's just a storage tub now.
    oh now i get it..

    "infinite possibilities"
    ummm you could say that of any and all lego set's

    Yeah, but most sets have a definite model that they're supposed to be.
  • PerijovePerijove Member Posts: 113
    I finally got #60051 High-Speed Train off of the backlog list today, freeing up some space for my recently acquired #10218 Pet Shop.  Interestingly, both sets were obtained through participation in LEGO-related contests and display events.  So even abstaining from purchasing LEGO won't always help prevent or reduce a backlog.   
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Perijove said:
    I finally got #60051 High-Speed Train off of the backlog list today, freeing up some space for my recently acquired #10218 Pet Shop.  Interestingly, both sets were obtained through participation in LEGO-related contests and display events.  So even abstaining from purchasing LEGO won't always help prevent or reduce a backlog.   
    no one is going to say no to free lego.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited January 2016
    chrisalddin said:

    no one is going to say no to free lego.
    Have you seen some of the stuff on eBay? It requires a full NBC suit.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    NBC?
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Nuclear. Biological. Chemical.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,907
    Here's my backlog... my modular city folk are getting a bit restless...

    Besides the B-Wing.  I think that may be out of scale.


  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited January 2016
    Well have to start calling you Minifg - you know, a modular man.

    Or perhaps Maxifig?

    :-)

    Do you actually go round stomping your feet in padded underwear?
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,907
    I have padded squares on my floor and cubicles in my Lego room.  But that's not quite the same...

    SumoFig?  Maybe I need to reserve that avatar...
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    SumoLego said:
    I have padded squares on my floor and cubicles in my Lego room.  But that's not quite the same...
    Floors? Just floors? Not the walls as well? That's good.

    I just thought it would be interesting if you did. Pity.
    SumoLego said:

    SumoFig?  Maybe I need to reserve that avatar...
    It does have a certain ring to it...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,907
    NBC?


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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    edited January 2016
    @SumoLego SumoFig I like it!
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,907
    Naw, the padded walls are cost prohibitive.  And I wouldn't be able to find my way out!
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