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Brag Time. How big is your Lego Collection?

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  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    ^ Great layout. I wish I had that much permanent space.
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    Well thats not my house. I have it in half of my moms house....
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    ^ nice!
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ Awesome. Wish I had the space to setup like that. Two stacked Emporiums? very cool
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    I'll have to update you guys with better pictures. The pictures I have posted are very out of date.
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,527
    legos4ever. That is a great man-cave you have there.
    I love the mansion with limo and that is a great chocobrik lorry.
    It just makes me realise how much space I will have to have for my diorama when I build it.
  • zjygkmattzjygkmatt Member Posts: 75
    Mine is public, I just got back into lego recently this year, mainly SW. I've been playing catch up all year.

    I will only brag about 1 set pretty much, which is the Space set, 483 Alpha-1 Rocket Base (Along in the same box 452, 894, 897, and 6861) I didn't pay a cent for this set, its near mint, sadly missing 2 pieces which Im sure one day I can get a hold of. When I was like 10 I was walking home, and 2 blocks from my house was a big box of toys in the trash. Not just any toys, old hot wheel cars, comics etc. I grabbed it and carried it home, in that box was this lego set. I didn't realize what I had, and wasn't interested in it at the time but just kept it in my closet. Im very glad I did.
  • TheCoryJihadTheCoryJihad Member Posts: 26
    According to Brickset, I've got 234 sets, 37,514 pieces and 480 minifigs. I know I've got more pieces and minifigs than they're listing because I have a TON of incomplete sets that I had as a kid.

    I'm working on constructing a Lego room in my basement for my kids(but mostly for me) and I'll post updates on that as it sees fit.

    I currently have the complete Dino theme and I'm only missing one Atlantis set(damn mini Neptune sub...I can't justify $30 for you!!!) and I've got near complete Pharaoh's Quest and Alien Conquest themes too. I'd post pictures now, but since we're in construction, the room is a bit of a mess and stuff is everywhere.

    My boys are really getting in Star Wars and we're hanging the completed starships in their bedroom to try and form an epic space battle. It's not easy, but they're awe inspired.

    I love have boys. It gives me an excuse to play with Legos again.
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    Man, you guys know how to make somebody feel bad with your gigantic LEGO sets. I've got 204 sets and 68524 pieces but that's nothing compared to the admins.

    I'm not saying that I don't believe anybody but does anyone have some pictures of their collections online. I want to see these crazy enormous collections.
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    The collectable minifigs can definitely increase the size of your collection, considering that one of them counts as one set.
  • 2011Legomaniac2011Legomaniac Member Posts: 32
    Hello...here's some pics. More to come =)....
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    ^You're slowly transforming into LFT.
  • 2011Legomaniac2011Legomaniac Member Posts: 32
    Here's more =) ...some of my Harry Potter, some stuff I got at the recent TRU bogo sale, and some Super Heroes. I will post some more pics of my 10xxx sets tmrw. Enjoy everyone! opps...had a double pic in there, but didnt know how to delete it...o well
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,770
    ^^ WTF??? :o)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,770
    I mean WTF!?!
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    WOW.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    Isn't it a bit too early to have a stash of Super Hero sets? But WOW. That is an AMAZING 'collection'.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,770
    I can see now, "The lorry driver didn't know what time of the day it was when he came round." :o)
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,339
    Now I know why all the LEGO at my local stores never have any in stock...
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    Now I know what it looks like when you hijack a LEGO shipment 'fast and the furious' style. =)
    skeet318
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Ever opened one? The stuff inside's quite good u know :)
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    ^ yes, its true!
  • TheCoryJihadTheCoryJihad Member Posts: 26
    I totally understand collecting things and having a compulsion for it, but please explain to me what the point of having 20 or 30 of one set is. I can't even fathom the space it takes up or the cost of all of these sets...
  • effalconeffalcon Member Posts: 71
    reselling...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,569
    edited March 2012
    ^^ I'm guessing that this is not really a "collection" that is intended to be kept but that most of it is intended for resale.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    edited March 2012
    Personally, I really don't like reselling, but I understand business is business. LEGO is suppose to be opened, built, and played with. Not to buy 20+ copies, stash them in a closet, and resell them in a few years.
  • effalconeffalcon Member Posts: 71
    Theres a couple of threads on the topic of investment.
    I'd suggest taking a look there for a more indepth discussion rather then filling this one.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,569
    @thecoryjihad, it's a good, valid question. But I think it belongs elsewhere, in one of the buying/selling topics.
  • TheCoryJihadTheCoryJihad Member Posts: 26
    Fair enough....I didn't realize there was another discussion for that topic. I'll check it out.

    And to be honest, if there's money to be made on Legos, it's something worth knowing. I sure as hell buy enough of them and it's not a bad idea to make money off of a hobby.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 282
    Hoarding=/= Collecting.
  • talorientalorien Member Posts: 8
    Just wanted to chime in on the number of sets I have. According to Brickset, I have collected 691 sets (623 different). Most in the past ten years but some left over from childhood. Amazing how quickly they can pile up. I don't open a set until I build it, just in case I want to sell it, but selling is a rare occurrence.

    Love the City theme and have most of the early Classic Space sets. Love the suggestion for a top 100 collections list but imagine I wouldn't make it when I see some of the amazing (huge!) collections some people have.
  • pvancil27pvancil27 Member Posts: 588
    I have all of 28 sets. Granted thats in a month of recollecting, buts its a drop in the bucket of some of you.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,569
    Please, let's not devolve yet another thread into a reselling debate.

    Could one of our gorgeous admins perhaps split off some of these comments to a different discussion?
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    OMG @2011Legomaniac, what a collection, you put our dear friend @LegoFanTexas way behind.
    Just kidding :P You both are crazy :D
    But, very good collection @2011Legomaniac.
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    I would think theres a difference between a collection and "stock".
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    ^ exactly
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^^ fun to look at all the same -- save the Super Hero stacks . . .
  • littletokilittletoki Member Posts: 517
    edited March 2012
    ^You're slowly transforming into LFT.
    And thus the transformation is complete. It's ALIVE!

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ;)
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    I have 138 sets and I thought that was a lot. Over 600 sets?? What, do some of you collect EVERYTHING Lego?? I just can't imagine that. I just figured most collect the specific themes they liked, not EVERYTHING. With the 138 sets I have, I could make a very nice city layout. What do you do with 6 times that?? And rooms and rooms of bricks? Why?? If you are not going to do anything with them, what is the point? To end up on "Hoarders"??
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    ^ 600 sets would not even get you the whole of 'city'.
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Well, 128 sets does me more than well. Plus, I guess I should have clarified, I have no use for the junk City sets of today or the past 10 plus years. So, with that, I would not want 600 sets if that ment collecting 75% junk.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 813
    I have 138 sets and I thought that was a lot.
    Just goes to show how different people's concepts of "a lot" can be! I think by the end of my childhood, I had JUST under 100 sets. I recall counting when I was about 13 or 14 and coming up with ALMOST 100, but I couldn't quite break the 100 boundary.
    With the 138 sets I have, I could make a very nice city layout. What do you do with 6 times that?? And rooms and rooms of bricks? Why?? If you are not going to do anything with them, what is the point? To end up on "Hoarders"??
    That's the ultimate goal, yes. :)

    Really, though, you've got a few different types of LEGO hobbyists (with a lot of crossover). Some are collectors who really DO want to buy EVERY LEGO set that ever existed. But since that's difficult to do, most just try to be complete in areas they like (even if it's "75% junk").

    Many hobbyists don't really care about sets, per se, but are model builders. And those people buy tons of sets for the parts that are included, so they can build larger, more realistic models. That's the sort of thing you can start doing when you get in the ballpark of 250+ sets.

    There's also a lot of crossover-- hobbyists that are both collectors and builders. And with varying degrees of "free time", interest, finances, and available space, you get people with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of sets.

    DaveE
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,430
    ^ I wish I could just buy sets for parts. I haven't been able to get myself to even mix my older parts (from childhood) with my newer stuff. It's a psychological thing.
  • 2011Legomaniac2011Legomaniac Member Posts: 32
    OK, here's the pics, as promised!....unpacked everything jus for everyone to enjoy. =)
    Now, i gotta box everything back up. =( ...anyone care to help? lol
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    Mind-blowing...
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    ^So you're the one that cleaned TRU out of GEs and TBs during the BOGO.
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 239
    sad to see that yet another topic has been taken over. Perhaps the title should be changed to "how big is your stock"
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    @2011Legomaniac Love the pics man but I think you need hold back on the new sets. Looks like you're just getting into this from looking at your current stock, but here will always be more BOGO's, deals, coupons, sales, etc. Not that I always have but gotta learn to be patient and not go all in. Limits your options down the road ;)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,569
    edited March 2012
    I'm totally with @jonboy2000. My plea from yesterday appears to have gone unheard. How are the last few comments on-topic?
    I'm sick to death of it, you guys know this is something that bothers a lot of members and that there are discussions that are dedicated to reselling. I'd love it if you could please respect our wishes and keep these comments to the relevant threads.

  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    @jonboy2000 I agree. Inventory does not equal collection.

    I actually do like hearing about reselling and seeing pictures of private stock, but I think it should be confined to the appropriate threads.
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