Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.comAmazon
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Brag Time. How big is your Lego Collection?

1235789

Comments

  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 242
    hear hear! @lostintranslation having checked back and seen the next few posts just about "I've bought this", "I've bought that" some people obviously don't give a #!@x
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Well, if I were just looking to read about building techniques, favorite sets, things I'd wish they'd do, bring back, etc. I would not be reading this thread. Just seems those not interested in hearing about reselling, or huge collections/inventories/whatever would not be interested in this thread period.

    I love Lego and everything about it, but have no interest in the "Friends" theme. Imo, complaining about people in a "brag" thread about how much Lego people have would be like me going into a Friends thread and complaining about people bringing up Duplos. What's the point if one is not interested in the topic to begin with? Just to voice your anger or disapproval of resellers? Every thread deters a bit but reselling entering the discussion in "this" thread is hardly a reach.

    There are many threads on these boards I never read and we all have that option available to us.
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 977
    edited March 2012
    @2011Legomaniac Love the pics man but I think you need hold back on the new sets. Looks like you're just getting into this from looking at your current stock, but here will always be more BOGO's, deals, coupons, sales, etc. Not that I always have but gotta learn to be patient and not go all in. Limits your options down the road ;)
    Just maybe, 2011Legomaniac is still getting these newer sets from his Craigslist connection but saying he's not.

    If not, it's an impressive "stock," but far from what's the intent of this thread.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited March 2012
    I allowed the photos of 2011Legomaniac's collection because, regardless of their purpose, they technically are a collection. The number of photos was a bit excessive, though, since many were just different zoom & angles of previously pictured piles. Thus, I've taken the liberty of removing the redundant photos to save server space.

    But yes, some of the conversation that it naturally generated is better suited for the Buying and Selling topics. As such, I've relocated some to what has become the de-facto reselling containment thread: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1958/predictions-on-discontinuing-sets-and-their-secondary-market-value
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    edited March 2012
    nm
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,584
    ^^ As others have said, there's a difference between a collection and inventory. I have no problem with people who have been avid collectors for years and have amassed a staggering amount of bricks. That's fantastic, I can only dream of reaching those figures.

    I like to read this thread to hear how many sets people still have from their childhood which form the basis of their collection, how their collection has expanded over the years and how they've dealt with the effects of this, the kinds of things they have in their collections, how their focus has changed over time, for example.

    If I wanted to read what people are stocking up on to resell, well, I'd be reading a different thread.

    FWIW, my collection is at 549 sets, 430 different (a lot of CMF duplications in there I think). I'll have to see if I can filter out all the sets I owned prior to around a year ago when I discovered Brickset. I suspect the amount I've bought in the last 12 months will be truly frightening...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,584
    Sorry for double post, I ran out of time to edit my original post which was actually in response to gmpirate's comment.
    Thanks @rocao for your comments. Much of what I wrote seems a bit superfluous now, but never mind :)
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ Understood, but this thread was just started on "how much ya got".

    Either way, I make no distinction in regards to my Lego. Its all mine until I decide to build it, sell it or moc it. Much of the time its just up in the air until "that time".

    Imo, all the pics are fun to see -- especially when they show creative ways of storing them. Although I would have to agree with rocao that multiple angles of the same stack of Lego is a little bit overkill :P
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    My collection is close to approaching 1,000 sets. I have the benefit that I never went through a "dark ages." While I did buy much fewer LEGO sets during approximately 1999-2005 when the quality of sets hit rock bottom, I still kept aloft of new sets and purchased those I liked. The past few years I started picking up the pace, a lot. I collect virtually all the City sets and the direct exclusives, and I have also become enamored with Friends. Although I'm not a fan of the licensed properties, if I like a set as it stands alone, I buy it, so I do have a 10179 Milennium Falcon and 10188 Death Star despite not liking Star Wars films.

    All but about a dozen sets are opened; all but one of the sets I owned sealed I also own an open copy of. I do have a few duplicates of Town sets from the mid-90s. I bought them as a kid, lost track of the pieces, and bought them again later on. My three favorite sets are all classic Town: 1489 Car Crane, 1490 Bank and 6394 Metro Park & Service Tower, the latter of which I own one built and one still sealed. I love the modulars and fortunately bought Cafe Corner and Green Grocer at retail. The only two sets I regret missing out on were Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower; hopefully I will get them soon enough second hand to join my 3450 Statute of Liberty which I bought back in college, and Tower Bridge.

    I'm mainly a set collector rather than a builder. I'd build more, but I honestly don't have the room. Most of my collection from when I was younger remains displayed at my parent's house in my childhood bedroom. One day I'll bring it all into one place.
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    Man, I feel like I should have a "dark age." I need to save for school and my future. I don't know what I'm going to do with the sets coming out this year. Let's just say my collection will grow rapidly and my wallet will grow empty. Lol Legos aren't a cheap hobby but they're for sure worth it! I really don't have regrets. I love the sensation you get, after building a set. Just admiring your handy work. Thanks Lego.

    What I don't understand is how these 16 year olds have over 500 sets. I'm 21 and have been collecting most of my life, (although I took some time off recently for two years) and I can't seem to manage to keep up. I usually do stick with the licensed themes which can be expensive so maybe that's the problem.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    edited March 2012


    What I don't understand is how these 16 year olds have over 500 sets. I'm 21 and have been collecting most of my life, (although I took some time off recently for two years) and I can't seem to manage to keep up. I usually do stick with the licensed themes which can be expensive so maybe that's the problem.
    Parents spoil their children rotten. I admit, I was one of them. One year for my birthday, I asked for and receieved the entire 1994 Town collection (of sets that where new in 1994; not everything available). Best birthday present ever - Century Skyway, Sail 'N Fly Marina, Hot Rod Club. Truly the last great year of LEGO Town.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ Not necessarily. Large extended family and birthday parties are huge too.
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    So big time collectors for me, I have another collection that has an equal 50/50 split in my spare cash, I have over 100 sets already but I am very specific in what I collect, certain themes I have little or no interest in collecting, others I would like to own and display them in my office.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,304
    606 sets, or 127687 pieces and 1784 Minifigures. Not bad for 16 years old... In my opinion at least!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Obviously I'm far from the biggest fish in the sea, but having collected for only a little over three years and having limited ourselves (yes, I have to share with hubby) to sets that work well with our city layout, plus cranes, trucks and machinery type sets, I'd say we're doing ok. According to the brickset inventory we have 286 sets (220 different ones) for a total of 140,814 elements. If we add to that the several hundred pounds of bulk we have a fair size collection.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    edited October 2012
    After having lego as a kid i just got back into buying sets in 2010. I started very slow and since then I have amassed 250+ sets(some are still in the shipping process). Brickset says I have around 80,000 pieces.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    Brickset says I have 22K+ pieces, check my profile for the sets #s.

    We have likely at least doubled this amount just in buying new sets for my kids the last 2 yrs, so I'll just say around 45K, under 50k. & a red plastic box w/ the minifig head on it, that's full of minifigs.
  • AnthonyC173AnthonyC173 Member Posts: 101
    i got back into lego when superhero came out. i only bought superhero theme around june and slowly spread to other themes.
    what i amassed in 4 months is...
    all the superhero stuff
    fire brigade
    black pearl
    minifigure series about 70 different figs
    a few city set for my lego city im working on
    and small starwars sets i found on sale
    i know its not a lot compare to you guys but i think its a good,(or addictive) start
  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    It's been about six weeks since I emerged from my second dark age. In that time, I've built:

    - PotC: Fountain of Youth, Cannibal Escape, The Mill, London Escape, Whitecap Bay
    - Superheroes: Batcave, Batwing Battle, Batmobile/Two-Face Chase, Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape, Hulk Helicarrier Breakout
    - Alien Conquest: Tripod Invader, UFO Abduction, Alien Mothership, Earth Defense HQ
    - Prince of Persia: Ostrich Race, Fight for the Dagger, Quest Against Time, Battle of Alamut
    - Monster Fighters: Vampyre Hearse, Crazy Scientist, Vampyre Castle, Zombie Car
    - Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Castle
    - Atlantis: City of Atlantis, Portal of Atlantis
    - Other: Fire Brigade, Green Grocer, Imperial Flagship, Destiny's Bounty, Jabba's Palace, Battle of Helm's Deep

    I'm currently in the middle of building the Death Star.

    There's a shiny new pile of boxes in my build queue -- Quinjet, modulars (GE, PS, TH), Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle and Fire Temple, Attack on Weathertop and Mines of Moria, Kingdoms Joust, the BP and QAR, and the Millennium Falcon. Plus the Winter sets socked away for a holiday build.

    I've got a full 1999-2000 collection of Star Wars Lego in a storage closet, and many boxes of childhood Lego sitting my closet in my mother's house. About 65,000 pieces in all.
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,559
    I could almost say that I have too much Lego.
    But we all know that you can never have enough.....
    :)
    I remember at the start of this year I had about 80000 bricks.
    This year has been a bit crazy, because I tripled the size of my collection and more.....to over 250K bricks. Is that the fastest expansion ever?

    Now I really need to build myself a Lego room. :) :) :)
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    I've stayed away from this discussion because of the "Brag" aspect - really should be retitled Comparison Time - sounds much more civil. ;-P

    I was also greatly turned off by the people with large inventories which IMO are not collections.

    However with a new influx of what appear to be honest collections, I now list my current status...

    According to Brickset:
    I own 520 sets (465 different).
    Using that data we have calculated that you own 76750 pieces (piece counts for 448 of the sets you own)!
    Minifigs = 1181
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 764
    I emerged from my dark age only last year and thought I was a little odd not only browsing but buying LEGO.

    Then I found Brickset....

    This has helped bolster my collection. Not enough to brag on this thread, not yet anyway.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,433
    edited October 2012
    I own 474 sets (288 different).
    Piece count - 88924
    Minifigures - 1008

  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 448
    Amberyl said:

    It's been about six weeks since I emerged from my second dark age. In that time, I've built:

    - PotC: Fountain of Youth, Cannibal Escape, The Mill, London Escape, Whitecap Bay
    - Superheroes: Batcave, Batwing Battle, Batmobile/Two-Face Chase, Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape, Hulk Helicarrier Breakout
    - Alien Conquest: Tripod Invader, UFO Abduction, Alien Mothership, Earth Defense HQ
    - Prince of Persia: Ostrich Race, Fight for the Dagger, Quest Against Time, Battle of Alamut
    - Monster Fighters: Vampyre Hearse, Crazy Scientist, Vampyre Castle, Zombie Car
    - Harry Potter: Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Castle
    - Atlantis: City of Atlantis, Portal of Atlantis
    - Other: Fire Brigade, Green Grocer, Imperial Flagship, Destiny's Bounty, Jabba's Palace, Battle of Helm's Deep

    I'm currently in the middle of building the Death Star.

    There's a shiny new pile of boxes in my build queue -- Quinjet, modulars (GE, PS, TH), Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle and Fire Temple, Attack on Weathertop and Mines of Moria, Kingdoms Joust, the BP and QAR, and the Millennium Falcon. Plus the Winter sets socked away for a holiday build.

    You've built (and bought) all of those in the last 6 weeks? Bloomin heck, that's a lot of disposable income. I wish I had all of those sets. Did you hire a van and just do a massive run to the Lego store?
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    Just scanning this thread and seeing all those boxed sets makes me sad. All that LEGO just sitting there just begging to be built.

    I came out of the my dark ages about 3 years ago and have since collected about maybe 200 or so sets, plus loads of S1-7 CMF, with about 600ish minifigs. Comes to about 43,000 or so bricks which isn't a massive amount. I've also got a few bags of loose lego. I have a few sets I've never built but I have very few still in boxes - they have to be opened and played with.

    Unfortunately I have little space to keep it built so it's usually very temporary. I have about 12 stackable 32L crates in my attic full of lego and a 42L for all the books, base plates and the likes. Not all are full but some are crammed with lego...
  • AmberylAmberyl Member Posts: 193
    *laugh*, @WatfordScottyM. The recent sales have been pretty kind to me. I got the the Superhero sets, the LotR Weathertop and Moria, and the MF hearse and scientist on the TRU B2G1; and two of the modulars on the TRU BOGO40. Almost everything else came from Amazon price drops; the only full-priced sets there are the Vampyre Castle, the Atlantis sets, and the Winter seasonals. I also got a full-priced Black Pearl from [email protected] but got the Zombie Car promo (originally I tried to get the BP on Walmart discount, but that turned out to be a disaster). The Green Grocer and the Imperial Flagship were splurges, both off eBay, but at least prices are much-depressed from August.

    After my first dark age was when Lego quality was really starting to drop. I built models every night in the 1998-2000 timeframe (sadly gave away much of what I had then, when I moved cross-country), and then gave up when I stopped seeing sets I wanted to buy. I went to Brickfair recently, though, and thought, gosh, I really should get some sets again... so I've gotten back into the habit of nightly building.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,433
    Broward County (South Florida) seems to be horrible with discounts and clearance. I'll look today but I doubt I'll find any Super Heroes, etc. discounted. It'd be nice to finish off my SH and Dino sets.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    edited October 2012
    Cancelled
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 655
    Oldfan said:

    I just acquired my 1000th set, so I'll post here to celebrate the milestone...

    1000 sets (945 unique - I have multiples of several baseplate sets...)
    ~251k parts in sets, plus another ~2500 loose that I track on peeron.com
    2765 minifigs

    I was fortunate enough to rescue my childhood sets (mostly Classic Space) from my mom's garage after I emerged from my dark ages in 1999 (thank you Star Wars theme), so among others my first-ever LEGO sets 565 and 113 once again reside with me!

    I posted the above in February 2012. I just hit another milestone in November 2012, so this is a nice way to summarize my collection's changes in 2012:

    According to the Brickset database, I now own 1000 unique sets ( #30210 Ghost put me into the 4 digits), with 1060 total sets (plenty of multiple #306 / #454 and #6710 Space landing plates in that collection). ~265K parts in the sets, plus another ~4900 loose that I track on Peeron. 2911 minifigs total, most in sets but some loose (no CMF for me).

    Most of the additions in 2012 were new sets: SW, Monster Fighters, some Ninjago, some City. While I'm still trying to complete the set of Classic Space (first love), HP, and Classic Castle, there are so many great new sets (and so few available funds...) that I found myself prioritizing the new stuff over the retired classics this year. While the LOTR sets look amazing, I have yet to buy any; I'm afraid that line will be a casualty of my efforts to try and balance funding with building joy (I'll still leave them on the Wanted list though!).

    As I look forward to 2013, I also look forward to packing up all my displayed sets for a move to a new home (provided we can get financing, sell the current house, find a place with another extra-large basement for LEGO storage, etc.). Breaking down #10179 and all the modulars should make for a busy weekend or two! We'll see how long it takes to hit the next milestone (probably 300K pieces before 2000 total sets; I like the high-part-count modulars and UCS sets...).

  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    I hit a milestone, too: 1,000,000 pieces in sets.

    "You own 2985 sets (1460 different).

    We have piece counts for 1466 of the sets you own. Using that data we have calculated that you own 1070223 pieces!"
    Si_UKNZ
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited November 2012
    Nice work .. Another one hits the million mark!
    There should be some kind of award ..
  • atkinsaratkinsar Member Posts: 4,272
    Like the million air miles club! Lego should get on to that one, free factory tour to everyone that hits 1 million pieces ;-)
    LegoZombies
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    I've 3 metric tons of loose now. Plus 3216 sets (1333 different). You can never have too much Lego. ( just don't tell the wife).
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 445
    ^Any more posts you hace spammed?
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    Some stunning collections here.

    Only started seriously collecting minifigs last year, made up a lot from my childhood.

    Got round to cataloguing them today, and my count is a measly 231 individual minifigures!

    Still, rather proud of my small collection, got to start somewhere!
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    @Beav that's quite a quick ramp up. I just checked my collection and have 629 minifigs in sets, plus must have a good couple of hundred loose ones that don't belong to anything. And I don't even particularly collect minifigs. Its amazing how first it all amasses. @Beav did you get your cases made the other weekend?
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    I've started collecting again in the past year, and everything I've amassed on brickset so far says i have 219 sets, 30650 pieces, and almost 500 minifigs.

    That accounts for 18.25 sets per month last year, 2554 pieces per month, and 42 minifigs per month last year. haha! doesnt account for my bricklinking or frankenbuildings
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,426
    I gave up years ago trying to inventory everything.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    @pitfall69, it's easy when you start back up with nothing but a Luke's Landspeeder that some mean AFOL gave you for Christmas...thus reminding you that you love Lego. hahaha
  • funkygallofunkygallo Member Posts: 24
    not many, my dark ages was 25 years old! But I have the 365 Wild West and same Space old set plus many old red, blue and yellow brick.

    Now i'm buying 1 set (max 21 euro) at month due unemployment status :(

    Ciao
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,188
    edited March 2013
    @pitfall69 I use brickset to keep track of all my sets. I usually update it each time I buy a new set. I also use bricklink to keep track of all the sets I have for sale.

    It was easy for me when I came out of my dark age cause i only had one set remaining from my childhood :( ...anakin, sebulba and gasgano's podracers :)
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    I'm well over 1 million pieces. I haven't updated my bricket inventory in forever. Just bought another vintage collection of 350 late 80s castle sets that I'm picking up tomorrow. My wife is gonna shoot me.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    @woony2

    Ive got the frames and the timber, just need to put it all together but unfortunately my drill has died. I'll borrow one and knock them up. Got two of the smaller frames, and one big one so should have plenty of space to display mine now.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 3,974
    Just started again from scratch last August (parents still have all the original stuff). According to BrickSet I have 42 sets (a lot of which are free polybags), consisting of 17627 pieces. I probably have about 500 more than that though, due to PAB wall and a bit of bricklinking.

    My collection has tripled since the new year, as I've added MMV, Helms Deep, Tower Bridge and Fire Brigade (amongst others) since then. My wallet isn't happy!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,426
    kwkw said:

    @pitfall69 I use brickset to keep track of all my sets. I usually update it each time I buy a new set. I also use bricklink to keep track of all the sets I have for sale.

    It was easy for me when I came out of my dark age cause i only had one set remaining from my childhood :( ...anakin, sebulba and gasgano's podracers :)

    I have my sets on Brickset too, I just stopped updating it. Childhood set was the Podracers? I feel so old.


    I just don't have the time to go through all my tubs. I give up. It's too far gone.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Have no idea how much we have in bulk, but less than 200K pieces in sets. Still, most of our sets are built and on display. Doubt I'll ever get the bulk inventoried, just too large a chore.
    Pitfall69
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 445
    How impressive some collections are right here!

    For me, in the last two years, it has been a bit low on buying. Not many sets that interest me lately. I seem to only be appealed by the exclusives, and maybe a few UCS. I wish more themes appealed me! I liked the castle stuff also, but it seems that it's gone for now.

    I remember I used to collect many themes back then, not so much now.

    But I keep telling myself that I need to get into trains... they just look so, elegant. :)

    Oh, and also, my comment up there now sort of makes no sense since the other comment that I mentioned was deleted, so if anyone could delete that as well...
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,541
    edited March 2013
    @Pitfall69 I love guys like you. I'll show your picture to my wife and I'll look sane to her again. For a little while at least.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,426
    ^I get that a lot, but mostly not because of my Lego ;)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,453
    I reckon I have less than 1000 pieces in sets, simply because sets to me are moc kit extension packs.

    Although most of my cmf are still in their sets minus the baseplate, that must be a few thousand pieces.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?

Please use our links: LEGO.com Amazon

Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy Brickset.com

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.