Hi, I have been reading this forum for years. First let me thank the many people here who have helped me out so many times with advice, deals and alerts. THANK YOU! I think you all are wonderful!
Currently I am a LEGO addict whose family has sadly held an intervention. I’m on step 2 in their 5 step program (slimming down the sets I collect). No longer will I collect Star Wars. Also Marvel - done, smaller Architecture sets - done, space theme - done, minifigure series - done.
Step 3 is tricky. It’s “being patient and waiting for better deals”. I am in FOMO mode over the sets I still collect... like the expert modulars, trains, ships, Harry Potter, Brickheadz, batmobiles (except the app controlled one - don’t like it yet), most larger Ideas sets, Disney sets without dolls, advent calendars and any set with a baby minifigure. I’m finding it very hard to wait for a good deal as a collector. One major problem is Brickheadz, some of them you have to get right away or they’re gone. The other problem is that I really want these sets! Like the Disney train. I don’t own it yet. The old me, (pre-intervention me), would have it built and running around the kitchen island like it should be. But nooooo - they dont want LEGOS in the kitchen, or the living room, or the hallways, or the dining room and they’re even wanting the basement back. *SMH*. OK, so there’s my dilema with step 3.
The step after that is selling off the old sets - but I already have a plan to make it look like I’m selling them off and not actually doing it. I’m just going to fold up the boxes and rearrange things to look like there’s more room. No, I don’t usually lie to my family but I don’t consider this a lie either. It’s just a misrepresentation of the facts and since they have labeled me an addict, i feel it is totally reasonable.
The next step after that is to get things organized. It’s gonna be a lot of work but I’m buying some used ping pong tables to set up the different layouts so it should be fun!
OK so that’s it about me. I hope to help others here out in the future as you all have helped me out in the past. And again - Thanks!