Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Pick a brick cup quantities?

MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
 Does anyone know how many one by one bricks would fit into a large pick a brick cup? I'm also trying to find out how many one by two plates would fit into a large take a brick cup. I'm doing a large MOC and I'm trying to figure out the best price/way. 

Comments

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    edited February 2017
    A lot depends on how much patience and time you have to assemble the parts into tight stacks that fill every possible crevice. Can't recall an exact number but I got enough 1x4s and 1x2s to finish the top two floors of my Market Street remix in one large cup.
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76madforLEGO
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857

    @Bumblepants Was that a hundred of each? Quantity?

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    Hard to say, I just stacked them on each other in columns. 1x4s in the middle and 1x2s around the sides. I always stick tiny tiles or plates in the gaps too. It was a year ago so it is fuzzy. I do recall seeing a blog or a post here maybe where someone calculated how much would fit but the goal was to determine if small or large cups were better.
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    I got 150 2x4 plates stacked together into the cup, and I probably only used 40%-50% of the cup. 
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Taking it further and doing some math-
    a 1x1 brick is about .036 cubic inches each. (.312x.312x.375)
    I do not know the actual volume of a PAB cub, but it seems similar to a 32oz fountain soda cup.
    There are .554 fluid ounces in a cubic inch.
    32oz/.554=57.76 cubic inches
    57.76/.036=1604
    Now take away at least 15% for dead space between bricks and you get 1363 bricks roughly.

    That is for a 32 oz cup...if you find out the actual PAB volume, you can input t hat number into the formula and figure it out.


    Phonebooth
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043


    169 2x4s, so 1352 1x1s if you place them really carefully.
    Ncode
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    Thanks everyone.  I am going to use 1200 1x1 bricks as my estimate. This way I will have leftovers. 
    Phonebooth
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    CCC said:


    169 2x4s, so 1352 1x1s if you place them really carefully.
    Wow, my math actually worked!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    Yeah, very close! I imagine stacking 11,s will be very tedious though. I once did it for 2*4 and 2*2s and it took a while.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,846
    I stuck 4x1 bricks together in 15 block high "strips" to fit in a large PAB cup recently and some of the parents of kids in the shop (Metrocentre) looked at what I was doing as if I was some kind of nutter.

    Some parent allowed their kid to scoop out 3 handfuls of "eye" tile pieces all over the floor and didn't even tell the kid off as a shop employee went and got a dustpan and brush to clean the mess up. Little b'stard!
    77ncaachamps
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    Thanks everyone. The savings is already there with the dip and scoop method. If I spend a lot of time in the store it will cost me more since my kids will want me to buy them sets!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,557
    ^Go without kids :-)
    77ncaachamps
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    I stopped trying to stack once the PaB Gift boxes stopped. Not really worth it to try to stack square brick into round cups for me.. Maybe if I was getting the small cups... nah, not even then.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    ^Go without kids :-)
     That doesn't happen. 
    RevBluesAddicted2Oxygenlegomental
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,612
    To reinforce @Astrobricks comment, I get nothing done in a Lego Store when my children are around. They think I'm buying for them, for some reason!? :-)
    stlux
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    I wouldn't bother stacking 1x1 bricks or 1x2 plates. It would take forever and with them being small anyway you'd get tons in just scooping and shaking.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 888
    Get kids to do the stacking (their small hands are good at it) while you browse and fill the cup. Lets be honest, free labour is the reason we had kids!
    prevereAddicted2Oxygen77ncaachamps
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 482
    I wouldn't bother stacking 1x1 bricks or 1x2 plates. It would take forever and with them being small anyway you'd get tons in just scooping and shaking.
    i knwo that fun of squeezing parts into a given volume due to my unsorted parts box.. its 105% filled and only works with shaking after it got searched thru...
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.