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I am a 17 year old Lego freak without enough space to accommodate my hobby... I try to collect each set of Super Heroes and Star Wars, was well as models like the Sydney Opera House. I have a few questions or asking for some advice you could give me.
1. What do you do with your sets, I am building some sets but I have run out of room to store them all. I cant think of anyway of displaying new sets with my old ones other than dismantling the old ones.
2. What is your most effective way of sorting, and what containers do you use. I have a collection of over 500000 pieces ever since I was three. There is a lot to sort and I can't find the quickest way to do it.
3. Finally, how do you keep your sets from becoming all dusty, my house is filled with dust, and there are layers on my sets.
I am leaving for college in a year but I just can't stand how unorganized everything has become. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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1. Not much to do but get a bigger display space, or tear down one display to make room for the next.
2. There are several threads on sorting - short answer, it never ends
Best one - http://news.lugnet.com/storage/?n=707
3. Dust loves LEGO. There are multiple threads about this too, just search for "dust".
By the way just make sure your Lego collection is stored safely and no one else decides they need to dispense with it! Sounds like you have an amazing collection and once you are done college and have some spending power you will soon perhaps have your own space in which to display! Good luck with it all!
Displaying, that's fully up to you, i myself would in such circumstance have a changing showcase, and a lot of objects are fun to build several times over the years.
As for dust, plastic loves dust. What works best for me is a quick "daily" swap with one of these, it's a very short job, and you prevent dust from cluttering and attachment.
- bricks (this was anything that was more or less a traditional brick, including curved and sloped ones)
- minifigs and their accessories, plus animals
- hinges/turntables/parts thereof
- "weird bits" - this was everything that doesn't fit above - trees, wheels, windows, doors, spaceship canopies, weird theme-specific moulded bits
And halfway through that procress I realised I hadn't accounted for Technic parts, so, they're still half in and half out of their own container. My point being, be prepared to be flexible and change your mind about the best way to do it as you're doing it!
Thank you again,
Storage doesn't have to be expensive and fancy. At this stage in your life if you don't won't to spend large amounts of money I think plastic bags with a zip lock would be great. Label them with set number and name and then toss those bags in either large sturdy plastic containers or boxes.