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Packaging 2 or more bigger LEGO sets

dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
edited February 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics
What would be the best way to package 2 bigger LEGO sets (in my case #9450 and #5887 ) ? Is it better to stack them in a 24x16x10 box with some padding between top and bottom sets ? Or, lay them side by side in a 36x24x4 box ? Or is there a better way ?
There will be a mixture of brown paper and air bags padding added on the top, bottom, and sides of the sets.

The package will be mailed from US to Australia and I am interested to learn the best method to keep the boxes as mint as possible.

Also, what would be the ideal way to package 3 sets of this size ?

As suggested by @LegoFanTexas and others, I use 24x16x4 boxes to package and ship a single set of this size. However, I did a search and could not find any discussion on shipping multiple sets.

Comments

  • dneuldneul Member Posts: 369
    I have used Saran Wrap to wrap up multiple sets together and the packing peanuts under and around and on top. That or air pillows. The Saran Wrap would keep the boxes from rubbing on each other.
    dragonhawk
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,136
    I personally bubble wrap each individual set, lay them on each other and cover all sides (including below and above) with packing peanuts.
    dragonhawk
  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    I use that thin foam, like that covers flat screen tv's and computer screens between the packages. I then wrap them with shipping wrap ( as dneul says Saran Wrap would work).

    I think bubble wrap would be fine. Make sure you wrap them tight so they are like a single package.
    dragonhawk
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    An important thing to notice is that the maximum Length+girth dimension to Australia via Priority or express is 79in so the first option 24x16x10 LG=76 works just perfectly while the second option 36x24x4 LG=92 does not.

    Always be careful to respect this max size, going over the size (and following the rules of course) implies using global express which is super expensive.

    That said the 24x16x10 will be more than perfect and adding some bubble wrap inside without over stuffing will do the trick.
    dragonhawk
  • dragonhawkdragonhawk USMember Posts: 633
    Thank you for the great inputs. Wrapping the sets together as one unit is a great idea. @MathBuilder, thank you for pointing out the max box size.
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