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What Have You Done To Your House To Accommodate Your Lego Hobby/Addiction?

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    Something to consider... if it's almost out of reach, might they grab the shelf and try to pull themselves up to see your LEGO, possibly pulling it all down? It might be better to have it low enough for them to see easily. (I don't know the answer; just wondering. But hey, I pulled a shelf down, thus partially dismantling a bunch of Nexo Knights... and I'm old enough to know better! Or maybe not. 
    Since it’s only going to be 5” off the floor, I’d worry more about it getting stepped on :)
    560HeliportOldfanLEGOFan2
  • GallandrGallandr BelgiumMember Posts: 23
    I will be honest, you are never safe with kids. Once they turn 4-5, they are smart enough to take chairs. Best way is to explain them beforehand. Same for closets. Mine once climbed on it, but I noticed it just in time.
    But it can never hurt to put the shelves high enough ))

    I bought my shelves from Ikea. There are better, I know. But for the supports I have used 7cm and 10 cm plugs, so they are really firm against the wall. I gonna go all around the space, linking spaces and buildings. This will be my city, from which I can take stuff to play with.
    Switchfoot55
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 317
    ^ I've never seen anybody put those Ikea shelves upside down before!
    shikadidvw2andhe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    ^^ Your MilF is going to need a stronger shelf.
    CommanderJigglypuffTkattAddicted2Oxygen
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    ^^ Your MilF is going to need a stronger shelf.
    Yea, I need a thicker shelf :P 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,730
    More Porgs!
    AstrobricksSwitchfoot55
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 315
    @CommanderJigglypuff where did you get the pokemon prints 
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    mh3490 said:
    @CommanderJigglypuff where did you get the pokemon prints 
    Etsy.

    LEGO Fan said:
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    The falcon is sagging your self there. You might want to add extra support considering it is about 24 Lbs.
    Yes, I know. I placed the MF there on Wednesday so I didn't have time yet. But I wil look into that in the nearby future. 
    LEGOFan2Gallandr
  • MaddinBricksMaddinBricks CanandaMember Posts: 21
    All I have is a metal book case form IKEA for my modular buildings. I'll post a pic when i get my room cleaned up a bit
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 383
    I’m pretty sure 1/4th of my room is occupied by the four large boxes  storing my nearly 100 real car builds. Mostly Speed Champions style, and that number includes MOCs, builds I found online, and set builds. 
    LEGOFan2MaddinBricks
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 482
    ^ Looks like what I've been looking for, for the same reasons. What is it called and where did you get it?

  • windjammerwindjammer Newcastle, UKMember Posts: 32
    They're from a company called Tylko.  You configure the width/height down to the centimeter, choose from 2 depths (mine are 40cm), and you can choose a density percentage which is the size of the compartments.  It's all done online and they are made to order so it took 5 weeks for them to arrive for me. It's a good solution for me because I wanted to fill my wall. Check out https://tylko.com/shelves/bookcase/

    dmcc0catwranglerAddicted2OxygenHugeYellowBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,730
    Love it!  But what is this thing?!?!?!?



    My guess - industrial nose and ear cleaner.
    davetheoxygenmanBumblepantsMr_Cross
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 711
    ^Futuristic empty toilet paper holder!
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 928
    SumoLego said:
    Love it!  But what is this thing?!?!?!?

    My guess - industrial nose and ear cleaner.

    It's a Yarn ball winder used for knitting - the top rotates when a handle is turned.

    Mr_CrossSumoLegoMrKettle
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 956
    Yep, for wool, my guess is we're not seeing the knitting annex to this "LEGO" room... come on lets see your bobbin collection!
    dmcc0SumoLegochuckp
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    I missed answering that by 12 hours... my mum used to have one for her knitting business and I'd completely forgotten they existed!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    Yeah, I knew what it is too. I used to have to help my nan ball up her wool on one of those for a bit of extra pocket money.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 725
    edited May 21
    ^ You’re lucky. All my extra pocket money jobs seemed to involve working outside.
    SumoLego
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 461
    This is the current state of shelving in my LEGO room. Five of the Ikea Lack floating shelves mounted around the perimeter. Also not shown is the 4x3 Kallax unit on the floor (full of LEGO).
    Additionally I have a few of the smallest size Lack shelves to also mount and load up.

    This room also serves as our media room. I turned the closet into an entertainment center with built in shelves and currently one of those shelves is also full of LEGO sets.

    ...And, I'm already out of room!





    madejp86AstrobricksLegopantsPJ76ukcatwranglerAddicted2OxygenSighLittleLori
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,431
    ^I like how your brain works. I would diagram out a plan like that too. 

    Also, as a taller individual, I can appreciate the higher shelves. Granted, it sounds like it's for the train layout, but still. 

    I also need more information on your "Star Wars themed amusement park"

    And do the dots represent random PAB cups sitting around? I'm sure that's what a layout of mine would look like at least for a period of time. 
    SumoLego560Heliport
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,730
    Built-in room for expansion - very nice!
  • awahl211awahl211 Boston, MAMember Posts: 6
    ^I am also quite tall and sadly my shelf is somewhat low, but it's a great height when you are sitting on a chair! 

    So the main reason I am doing a Star Wars themed amusement park is because I have a few star wars sets I want to display, but it doesn't really fit in very well with the other City/Modular sets I own. So I thought the best way was to add it to the Amusement park! I changed the idea a bit and I am going to keep the fairground sets in a separate area of the amusement park from the Star Wars sets. I have the Y Wing and resistance X-wing, so my plan is to set them up as if they were rides - elevate them and build some stairs up to them as well as add some sort of background (maybe for one a black background with starts build out of lego?). 

    I also bought the Echo Base Defense and Endor Assault sets that I thought could work really well as Amusement "rides" - not sure what you would classify them as. 


    The random dots are supposed to be trees! haha I guess I need to work on my tree design. But I do have tons of PAB cups sitting around as well.
    SumoLegostluxSwitchfoot55Baby_YodacatwranglerLittleLori
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,730
    Upside down PAB cups painted green look enough like geometric trees to me!
    awahl211Switchfoot55Baby_Yodacatwrangler
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 134
    Mr_Cross said:
    Yep, for wool, my guess is we're not seeing the knitting annex to this "LEGO" room... come on lets see your bobbin collection!
    So here is the wooly section of the room. And yes @SumoLego that is a wool winder on the desk. 
    Behind the curtain on the left there are bags and bags of loose Lego to be sorted through one day...
    Baby_YodaSwitchfoot55SumoLegopxchriscatwranglergratefulnatMr_CrossLittleLori
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 24
    edited June 27
    Last year I consolidated our family's Lego in one room


    SumoLegomak0137
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 24
    I also have a few sealed sets in the basement

    SumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    edited June 28
    There was a 6 ft tall metal shelf unit on the side of the highway, it wouldn' fit in my car trunk so I continued home & returned with my wife's SUV & took it. It now holds most of my Technic collection & my Silver Champion is at eye level where I can see & marvel at it.
    560HeliportLittleLoriAstrobricks
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 388
    This is absolutely my favourite thread on Brickset.  Seeing the amazing displays of Lego in peoples houses is just amazing.  Well done everyone.  Keep converting those Lego rooms and hanging X-Wings from the ceiling.  

    And if someone can lend me a spare room, it would be greatly appreciated.
    ersiLittleLoriBaby_YodaMiniBricks1SumoLegobrickventures
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    ^^I'm waiting for someone to show a pic of their stack of unshelved LEGO sitting on their garage floor because their 6ft tall metal shelving unit got stolen from the side of the highway :)
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55Muftak1SprinkleOtterBaby_YodaMr_CrossgelksterSumoLegoOldfan
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 781
    @gelkster ; I think I saw that! Either I-494 or Highway 52? (I haven't been anywhere this week except work.) :(
    gelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    edited June 29
    @Astrobricks- it was on Hwy 61 northbound, maybe a mile south of the 494 westbound ramp, at the foot of the Glen Road exit sign. About 2 weeks back ;)
    Luckily it was a very early Sunday morning so traffic & any related danger was minimal.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    edited June 29
    gelkster said:
    @Astrobricks- it was on Hwy 61 northbound, maybe a mile south of the 494 westbound ramp, at the foot of the Glen Road exit sign. About 2 weeks back ;)
    Luckily it was a very early Sunday morning so traffic & any related danger was minimal.
    Thanks, but I think you meant to call out @560Heliport :)
    gelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    @Astrobricks- yep. :)
    Astrobricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 781
    Hi guys! I guess I saw someone else's lost metal shelving! :) This is why I don't tailgate, and try to never be behind a truck with stuff just piled up.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    Now, if this thread would just flip over to page 27, we could rid ourselves of another piece of the LEGO Fan expulsion effect :-/
    560Heliportpxchrisbenbacardi
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 781
    ^ Okay, I'll post this just to help it along...
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