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What Are Your LEGO-Related Goals For 2015?
I thought I would share some of my Lego goals for 2015 and maybe some of you will share yours. :)
In no particular order:
1) Collect every mainstream Chima set released this year.
2)Organize my Lego room.
3) Complete my CMF sets starting with series 2.
4) Build one or two MOC Dickens-style houses a month so I have a village to put under the Christmas tree.
5)Finish my Chima "world" which is on a table big enough to hold an average Lego train track. (This will probably take all
year since I've built and broken down this train set about 5 times at least until I finally came up with the Chima idea
and decided to stick with it.)
Well, that's some of my goals concerning my Lego obsession! I hope some of you will share yours. Happy New Year!
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Also, sell off even more of the sets that I don't need anymore. Circulation is the key to avoid hoarding chaos... I could stop buying stuff I don't really need, but that would be harder, especially with all the deals that keep popping up!
1. Finish the reorganization of my instructions.
This is a project I started a while ago and just haven't been working on. The way I'm currently storing and organizing my instructions isn't working and needs an update. I have a plan, but just need to follow through with it.
2. Inventory the tubs.
I keep most of my collection broken down in ziplock bags and stored in 18 gal tubs. I use to have an inventory of the tubs. But change of location and the standardizing of tubs means I most of my inventories are no longer valid. It's not a difficult project, just time consuming.
3. Get my box situation under control.
I've fallen off the wagon in terms of my box storage. They have more or less taken over a small room. Not a difficult task, but I need to bit the bullet on.
4. Complete the incompletes.
I have a number of incomplete sets I've picked up of the last two years. I've slowly being working on completing them. The difficulty is some of them need "period" bricks. Items like hollow or "O" type minifigure torsos are hard to find.
5. Find a set from 1960 and 1974.
I have a long term collecting to goal to have a set from every year from 1958 to the present. I've currently got sets from every year but '60 and '74. I'm close to having one from '74. 1960 on the other is one of the most difficult years to anything from. Like 1959 about the only thing new were more parts packs.
6. Work on my cathedral more.
I'm currently building a large gothic cathedral. I've spent very little time on this recently. It would be nice to start working on this again with more consistency.
2. Organise and buy furniture for my bedroom/ LEGO room.
3. Make a start on my LEGO City with those moudlars and tons of Super Heroes sets.
4. Prepare several LEGO MOC's for Brick 2015!
5. Spend less time on 'LEGO' related websites.
6. Join 'London AFOLs' LUG and 'Brickish'
7. Collect every 'LEGO Super Heroes' set based on movies.
8. Start to collect every 'LEGO Modular Building'
I don't usually buy much Lego other than the occasional seasonal exclusive, given I'm on a student budget and I always find other things to spend money on (food, rent, PC components), but building an #8880 would be a nice project for, say, the Easter holidays.
2. Find a better storage method for the instruction manuals, turns out a chest of drawers is not the most efficient way to organise them
3. Finally start to organise the bricks in the 100L box of bricks that's been there for nearly a year. I don't care if I do a full sort out or a pre sort I need to organise it before my birthday.
4. Buy a second Luxo lamp for my desk that actually works, unlike the previous 3
For everyone who wants to buy less.. hahahhahaha! Good luck.
"a) Finish sorting out and storing all my sets properly. At the moment my system is somewhat chaotic (oxymoronic, I know) but with all the new sets I hope to purchase in
201220152 I need to take action so I plan to dedicate the dull January evenings to remedying this.
b) Budget my Lego buying better. Wait for the big discounts, as experience shows that they will come eventually. Patience is the key to joy But also not to get sucked into a buying frenzy that I will later regret.
Build the largeish-scale MOCstart building at least one of the many MOCs I've been thinking about for a couple of months. I've got all the ideas in my head, I just need to have the follow through. This will be the toughest one I suspect, as I have a low boredom threshold...
d) I really must use my brick separator or I will never ever have nice nails
-Get shut of some sets/ figures that I will never use.
-Be restrictive on what sets I buy. (Already in effect for months)
-Sort out parts even further.
Also I've never bought a set that was more than $95, and I'm tired of kicking myself for missing some really good ones. Just have to plan better.
1. Finish collecting Star Wars minifigures - I only need four or five more (excluding the new wave), some of which only cost a few pounds to buy, but this year I have not quite had the motivation to get the last few.
2. Continue with the couple of large MOCs I have on the go - In the past I have found I hit a wall once I reach the halfway mark of a large model, so I need to push through that this year.
3. Build more small MOCs - I enjoy looking at entries in building contests and have entered one or two with occasional success, but seeing @rancorbait and @vitreolum churning out so many fantastic little builds leaves me wanting to make smaller models more often.
4. Organise my parts further - I have quite a substantial collection of loose pieces now and sorting by colour is no longer sufficient. I have started organising by piece type as well but need to sort into even more specific areas now.
5. Get more minifigures on display - I have a complete collection of Collectable Minifigures up to Series 13 but they are stored in boxes at the moment. I really ought to get them out and on display.
6. Get more sets on display - There are plenty of sets I really enjoy that have to be packed in cupboards at the moment because I don't have many display cabinets. I need to spend at least some of the money that would be going on LEGO on cabinets.
7. Avoid getting involved in too many themes - At the moment I buy most Star Wars and Super Heroes sets as well as some exclusives but have been tempted a few times by other themes, which I simply cannot afford to get involved in!
8. Attend more LEGO events - I only got to Brick 2014 and the Exo-Suit launch at Bluewater in 2014 but would like to go to more. Hopefully I will manage to get to Swindon and some smaller events too this year as well as Brick 2015.
2. Go to LEGO for the first time
3. Finish up my many MOCs
3. More polybags.
1) Finish sorting the last few bags & boxes of mixed Lego into their proper boxes (I was semi-organised once!)
2) Sort out storage space for all the sorted boxes. Not an easy task as the collection of boxes has gotten rather out of hand! Can't use the loft so it might have to be in half of my wardrobe - I've got too many clothes that don't fit me any more so it's a good excuse to sort that out too :-)
3) Sort out the living room so the kids (and me) have more room to play and display what they make.
4) Build a train layout using every single piece of track we've got and spend a happy few days just playing with the trains again.
5) Stay off Bricklink!
Focused themes for 2015:
Modulars (1 new set-already picked up)
Creator Houses/Buildings-leaning towards NOT buying these whereas in past I'd buy 3 versions of the 3 in 1s-this is a significant cutback. Even if I buy only 1 of each.
Small Creator 3 in 1 sets
Racing Champions or whatever the new Racers theme will be
Sounds like a lot but it is smaller than previous years where I'd buy anything because it was 30% off or better.
2-spend more time sorting my collection so that I can build more often. Just picked up 5 Sterilite 3 drawer carts to store more parts in to go along with the 16 or so I have already.
3-cut down on what sealed sets I have in the basement by bipringing them to LUG meetings to sell off to friends
4-spend more time building and less time hunting for bargains/shopping for LEGO
5-display CMFs as I've had shadow boxes/wooden display cases for over a year now and haven't used them yet.
6-convert purchasing habits from majority of $ going towards sets to spending more money on parts acquisitions. LUGBULK, Parts Replacement, Bricklink, etc.
With the LUG Showcase coming to an end as we know it the opportunities to purchase LEGO at 30% off might come to an end or who knows at this point. This means I will be able to afford less LEGO so goals 1 and 4 should hopefully be easier to achieve because of this.
Sorry for such long post :blush:
If I say and type it enough perhaps it'll come true?!?!? :wink:
2. Live with the fact that I can't buy everything TLG puts out.
3. Purge some sets from storage.
4. Design and build a pirate ship MOC.
2 - be less impulsive and try to stick to key themes for me and the kids (there is such a thing as too much lego) when purchasing sets,
3 - work on getting display cases for my 'man cave'.
1.) Take collection back to barebones. Only my most favorite sets are making the cut.
2.) Be much more selective with the purchases I make day forward. I'm a sucker for theme-completing and clearance deals, both of which leads to buying stuff I really didn't want.
3.) No more after market purchases with mark up. If I missed it then I missed it. I can live with that.
4.) Lay off the polys.
5.) Focus more on "raw materials" with the sets I do buy, rather than figure driven. Licensed figures are a never ending pursuit and I want off that hamster wheel. I want the sets I do buy to be more about building and creating. Most of my 2015 budget is allocated to Creator and the Basics collections this year.
6.) Spend more time building than buying.
7.) Join a CMF rehab program. TLG has my number with those things and I just can't quit them.
2. Create more fan art. My artistic activity has been dwindling these past couple years as well. But this past month I had a lot of fun drawing Gali from LEGO Bionicle, and this year I hope to do more art related to my favorite LEGO themes — BIONICLE, Ninjago, and (hopefully) the new Elves theme.
3. Stay involved with the community. My involvement with the LEGO fan community has really increased lately. In the past year I've written seven articles (including five reviews) for The New Elementary, as well as an article for Blocks Magazine. I have also gotten other amazing opportunities like the opportunity to attend the LEGO Group's events at New York Comic Con and report back to the community about those events. I don't want that community involvement to fall by the wayside as I work towards these other goals.
4. Advance towards a career with the LEGO Group. Working for the LEGO Group has been a dream of mine for years, but I've hit all kinds of stumbling blocks along the way. This coming year I really want to buckle down, build my experience, make connections, and do whatever it takes to know that I'm actually moving forward.
2) Start and finish several modular mocs and add them into the city.
3) Build an extension to Arkham Asylum.
4) Be willing to let my sons ChimajagoStarHeros creations invade my modular city and do it with him.
As for exclusive discounting, why discount something that will sell anyway? In case you haven't noticed, The LEGO Group's sales are off the hook. People are buying exclusives without discounts from the looks of LEGO's record sales. As for not caring about LEGO and only caring about the money...I'm sure there are a few that treat LEGO as a commodity, but most BrickPicker members buy and build LEGO sets like everyone else. Most of the almost 40,000 members are regular LEGO fans and not hated resellers as you wold like others to believe. I have more completed sets in my office than you will ever buy. Please, stop spreading lies and falsities. I have read your posts on our site and there is no need for the hatred. Thank you.
2. Make a MOC from Episode 2. Geonosis, all the stuff... Trade Federation ships and the factory and the scenery and the arena... that´s a lot to do. It´s my main project.
3. Choose what kind of SW collecting I´m gonna focus on: a. Getting sets before they retire b. Getting the best retired sets or c. Focusing on MOCing and getting just a few cool sets, maybe UCS
2. Build better film sets
3. Have a better lighting set up
First on the list is a quick showjumping vignette for a nice lady at work. Well, not much of a lady, but that's another story...
2. Find enough space in my house to rebuild the city.
3. Fail, despair, cry, and put Lego in storage.
4. Return to dark ages.
2. Build bigger MOCs (I'm looking at you SHIPtember!)
3. Organize my all my parts.
2. Wash, rinse, repeat step 1.
2. Sell everything I don't want (parts, minifigures, etc.). There's a lot of stuff that's taking up space I need to just get rid of in bulk.
3. Actually build some manageable MOCs that can be completed mostly with things I already have and in a short enough time that I don't get distracted.
4. Stop buying sets that I don't really want to build (except Elves... I can't resist that theme for parts!)
5. Somehow figure how I'm going to afford a UCS Helicarrier, Detective's Office and finally get around to buying Tower of Orthanc. And Metalbeard's Seacow... Maybe. And Simpsons house... And Kwik-E Mart.
2 - Don't go mad on the newspaper offers (Ooo, they're only 60p)
3 - Create MOCs, Build, build, build.
A straight simple answer for me is to break records for the most raised at a charity event with the lego brick
If you can help!!!!!!! find me on Facebook or Twitter............... or the Fan of the Brick Events on Facebook The goal is the same, its the lego afols we need....
Yep. The brickpicker hoard has really turned me off of reselling. They helped kill off a a few sets this year before their time (Haunted House, Town Hall for starters) and they also have created an adversarial relationship with AFOL and Lego corporation. You can basically thank them for killing off exclusive discounting. That and a lot of them don't even build Lego. They're just in it for the money. Which isn't as much as they like to think.
whats the brickpicker hoard?
2. Dismantle some Technic sets and build some MOCs.
4. Submit some MOCs to LEGO Ideas.
3. Make a port micro diorama MOC with the Maersk Line Triple-E #10241.
4. Write more reviews on Brickset.
5. Submit some articles to Blocks Magazine.
2nd. complete customs stands for each ship
3rd. don't let the wife find out how much I spent last year. this is kind of an on going goal ;)
Would like to get the nerve to actually post a MOC online...