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Regrets - Build and Smash

LuciusMalfoy7LuciusMalfoy7 Member Posts: 107
edited April 2011 in Collecting
Do you have any regrets about building something before smashing it for parts, then smashing that for more parts, before you realize that you wanted the original set back and that all the parts were mixed up in a sea of LEGO - and that they weren't coming back?

I have two such regret stories - Vladek's Castle and the Batcave. Both were on display when I got a stroke of sudden inspiration and needed just a few of the parts for something quick. But by the time I'd realized what incredible thing I'd just smashed, all the parts were lost or mixed up in more important creations. What are your regrets?

Post edited by @Matthew -10/04/11 20.04 GMT - Reason for Edit: Changed 'LEGO's' to 'LEGO'

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  • LegoCity750LegoCity750 Banned Posts: 4
    Yes, that happened to me was the 7744 City Police Station (Old one) I managed to build it about 2 weeks ago. But I had to replace some pieces with different colors.
    Its very frustrating looking for all the pieces.
  • VithVith Member Posts: 31
    Oh.. You have no idea... Almost all of my old Lego sets are in various boxes, all mixed up... It's sad. Wish I never had done that as a kid.
  • FMNinjaFMNinja Member Posts: 4
    yeah, with me it was the 8 year old in me, most of the sets never recovered, athough some really cool undocumented creations came out of them

    and now the current me has begun the great lego ressusitation
    http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/3161/dscf2258r.jpg
    http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4166/dscf2259f.jpg

    it's only about 120 different sets, maby 6-7 weeks work
  • wander099wander099 Member Posts: 114
    Yep. As a teenager I thought it would be a good idea to save storage space and dump all my Lego into one bin, since I wasn't currently playing with it anyway. This year I got back into Lego and realized how foolish that was. It took weeks to separate it back into sets and made my bedroom floor a giant hazard. Nightmare!
  • RogueRogue Member Posts: 27
    edited April 2011
    I did the exact same thing, @wander099! It took foreverrrr to separate them back into the original sets. I’m so happy to have them all together again, but wow, what a huge pain it was.
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