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Numbered Bags: Pros and Cons
Up until recently, I was not a huge fan of numbered bags, they always seemed like a "cheat", a way to turn a big set into several small sets... Even building 10214 - Tower Bridge, which does not have numbered bags, I found to be a fun and interesting experience sorting it all out and building it...
One of the 10193 - MMV sets from Amazon arrived crushed, and since the price was good, I just opened it up and figured now was a good time to finally build it. Sheesh, 1,600 bricks that are THAT different... what a sort job! Even with over 4K bricks, Tower Bridge was easier to sort because so many of them were the same.
Now I kinda wish MMV was a numbered bag set... I spent an hour just getting the mini-figs done finding all the parts was... interesting... Ok, so I was distracted because my son was next to me building the new Y-Wing, and he needed help here and there, and of course he and I were having fun with the process, but sheesh that is a lot of parts that are NOT all the same.
What do you think? Should Lego make all new sets with numbered bags, just the big ones, or none of them?
I'm now looking at 10179, which doesn't have numbered bags, with less delight than I did before. :) To those of you who have built it, is it the sort monster that my wife thinks it will be?