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The end of an era...My 12 year old son asked me to move all his Lego (which is in this huge Sterilite drawers) out of his room into the Lego room. He declared this summer that he does not want to build/play with Lego anymore. I’m a little sad that he officially entered his “dark ages”, OTOH I am kinda excited that I inherited this parts collection and can’t wait to start sorting!...And putting back together the minifigures from his collection! I probably will still keep his Lego collection separate from mine so he can get it back after his dark ages end.
2 hours of sorting our trash drawer.
Today it's the turn of #10188 Death Star. Purchased in October 2011 and assembled a couple of months later. Great fun to build - not sure I'll enjoy taking it apart quite as much though :-S Still, it'll free up a whole load of shelf space for new sets.
All personnel, despots, evil-doers, prisoners and droids have been evacuated to allow the cleaning crew to begin work.
The Death Star's filthy primary weapon, the Really Quite Nasty Annihilation Ray, is first to have 8 years' worth of dust removed from its surface.
One of the truly great sets... and I'm impressed that your avatar can withstand the Superlaser...
Total fatigue .... Only 100 links to go
The reason I'm putting off building the Haunted House.
You left out the best bit. The how are you? at the end.
But now it's time for a steaming cup of Rosy Lee and several dunkable biccies...
I was in the process of rebuilding my Harry Potter sets from storage since I've finally gotten more to put them all together for a nice couple of photos, and what do I discover? Somehow at least five elements for Aragog are missing.
I just can't understand it, I'm so careful with disassembly, being sure to put them in their own ziplock bags with their instructions, and yet somehow I lost a 1x4 plate, a 1x2 plate with bar on the end, a 1x1 half-round with bar on the end, that little L shaped piece in brown and two 1x1 square plates in light tan.
I just don't get it, I mean sure I've got enough spares for the 1x1 square plates, those things are everywhere, but how did I misplace the crucial parts which are required to full construct Aragog?
This would be the 2018 set, the cheapest one, which is no longer easy to find on shelves. Guess I'll be using B&P Missing Pieces or something to get them back, because I own over 700 currently disassembled LEGO Sets. And I have no time to re-build every set from the past two decades to find the one set with the errant parts in their bag.
*SIGH* Problems of a LEGO Collector. Am I right?
I've actually also have the opposite problem. I have a small bag of parts which I have no idea the set they came from! I'll just keep them separate and re-unite them when the time comes. :-)
I have a few things that are where did I get these, but I'm so organized it's only a few parts. Mostly a 1x2 Chocolate Bar print tile from somewhere I haven't the foggiest and a 2x2 under dish that came off of one set during the huge disassembly project and got lost in a nearby reusable shopping bag that was holding sets slated for storage.
Also a lot of broken plants. And I can't replace any of the purple or red ones yet since they aren't in stock at the moment. Oh well, at least I got some green ones to replace the Attack of the Wargs ones that broke. Or just some spares on the off chance I already replaced broken plants. Plants are the worst offenders for breaking. Just something about the mold I guess.
Also threw in a couple of parts from one of my old Castle sets that was missing the parts. Unfortunately none of the gray elements were in stock. Nor was the 1x1 upper clip part. Oh well. I'm going to try out some Bricklink shops to get some older castle sets I used to own for some classic building fun.
I’m also setting aside all minifigs and unique pieces so that I can get a sense of what sets are in there. So far I have a potential list of 27 sets, and it is a total nostalgia trip. One set of note: #7181 UCS Tie Interceptor. What’s odd is I have no memory of having this set back in the day...
Step 2 will be sorting the Lego further to make complete sets. I’ll likely BrickLink any missing pieces. Overall goal is to complete as many sets as possible, build them, and then disassemble them nicely for my son to enjoy one day.
I’m having more fun with this project than I do buying and building new sets. Let’s see how long the feeling lasts :)
...unless they are one and the same?