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Separating Collections

FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 278

Is it possible to maintain two separate collections under the one username?

I use brickset to keep track of both my sets and those of my kids. I have created a tag to flag my kids sets when it is one that only they own. For the most part I can remember who owns each set, however, there are now a number of themes and sets that now overlap between us. While I do mark the owned box with more that one set, the tags will flag the entire collection.

For example, my son owns 71160 Batman Talon attack, so I have marked my collection with 'I own (1) of this set' and added my own 'for the kids' tag. But for set 75929 Carnotaurus Gyrosphere Escape we each own 1, I have marked 'I own (2) of this set' but if I select my 'for the kids' tag it will flag both of these. I don't use the ACM for this because I find that it can be tedious to edit, and there is no quick visual guide as to what has been entered.


  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,291
    edited February 2019
    If you find the ACM to be too tedious, then I'm afraid you might be in a pickle, since that's probably the most intuitive solution available. You could always set up private BrickLists for each collection, but since they function separately to collections you'll miss out on all the convenient extras like graphical analysis and summaries.
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 278
    Essentially, what I'm looking for is a way to keep track of my kids collections on this site, but have them excluded from my collection when I'm browsing sets and minifigs that I own.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,522
    The easiest way is to create multiple accounts, I'm afraid.
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 278
    ^ That’s what I thought. I was hoping I could avoid it as I mostly visit Brickset on a mobile device that keeps me logged in...
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,656
    Use two different browsers. That might solve the logged in issue.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,355
    The Android Brickset App allows you to quickly switch accounts in-App.
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 278
    Any suggestions for iOS?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,648
    Any suggestions for iOS?
    You could try the separate browsers idea. One in Safari, and one in Chrome?
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 151
    I've used the flags for just this purpose.  I happen to have 3 kids so able to use the 3 flags.  More than 3 and I'd be out of luck.  Each flag is labeled with each kid's name.  If I personally own it, then only the 'I own 1 of' is checked.  If all 4 of us own a set then it's 'I own 4 of' and each of the 3 flags is checked.  I then have queries built so I can see just the collection for each of the kids based on the checked flag.  The 'I own x of' provides me total number of sets between the four of us.

    Then I also came up with a series of abbreviations and standards I documented for myself and use in the Notes field.  For example, I wanted to document all the sets I have that aren't yet in circulation (i.e. sitting in the closet waiting for birthday/Christmas).  I call it COPY. I also note how many so for example 'COPY:2' means I have 2 stashed away.  I have codes so I know which sets which kid wants (the one want flag is not enough) as well as condition, box, instructions et.  I then use query to get results based on my keywords.

    The one big thing missing for me is more details to track minifigs.  Not enough check boxes, but worse, there is no Notes field.  I could use coding in a notes field to properly track and query my (and my kids) minifig collection.  As is, I don't bother tracking separate minifigs.  Guess I should mark the quantity at least ('I own x loose'), but I wouldn't know whose it is or anything else about it.
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 278
    edited August 2019
    I ended up making a second account for my kids sets and making separate tags for each of them plus one marked ‘both’
    I found it too confusing when trying to collect loose minifigs for Emmet/Rex/Lucy/Benny, when my boys had some of the sets. I’ve logged into brickset on my wife’s phone and can add sets and tags when I have time.
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 622
    Thanks for asking this.  I’d tried using a flag for non-sets I own (like a keychain or poster), but I hadn’t thought until now about using a flag for the grandkids’ duplo sets (which I just checked off as a set I own, which well I kinda do since they’re at poppop’s house and I bought them I guess).

    That would be a useful way of flagging those sets to make sure we’re not getting duplicates, or to know which sets we have to rebuild them in the future, while not affecting my own collection stats in any way.  Hadn’t thought about that until you asked the question, so thanks again!
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