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Brag Time. How big is your Lego Collection?



  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited August 2011
    ^ Or perhaps more correctly "into the stratosphere". I'm assuming the data points represent date acquired; were your records THAT fastidious all this time? If so, I'm truly impressed
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 854
    Um-- the dates are sort of "whenever I remembered to make a backup copy". I'll typically update my set list every month or two, and sometimes I remember to make a backup copy of the *old* version to say "here's what I had as of date X". Between roughly the end of high school (just emerging from my dark age) to present day, I've got 63 data points. It's come in handy sometimes, like figuring out "how much do you spend in a typical year on LEGO?"

  • chertikchertik Member Posts: 43
    I own 403 sets (330 unique) according to "My Sets" page. 324 of them have piece counts, totaling at 149184 pieces. On top of that I have about twice as many uncatalogued loose Lego pieces I have procured at garage sales, those typically didn't come with any boxes or instruction booklets.

    It would be interesting to see some statistical analysis of sets owned by Brickset members and forum contributors. Maybe even do some data mining and predictive analysis on it? Sorry, I get carried away thinking about data. Sometimes I forget I'm not at work anymore :)
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 3,940
    edited August 2011
    ^ From the front page - "31731 Brickset members use the My Sets facility and among them own 2,538,007 sets worth at least US$66,315,524 and containing 633,964,710 pieces."

    There is also data mining facility via the 'more' tab on the main site. Makes for interesting reading if you're looking for something to pass time.
  • boba_jagoda2boba_jagoda2 Member Posts: 25
    As of this week, 300 unique sets.
    Some can be seen here:
  • PerryMakesPerryMakes Member Posts: 73
    edited August 2011
    Growing on a weekly basis. What started as Mindstorms NXT and a few Technic sets circa 2006 has become a full-on addiction at this point. With counseling and a lot of work, I think it can be wrestled down to a healthy hobby :)

    EDIT: This post originally started as: 7" on a good day. But then I remembered that I'm really trying to improve my Internet presence. That wasn't going to cut it!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    Just finished updating my profile I have 1905 sets (1126 different) and 357339 pieces! This doesn't include about 2500 Kilograms loose Lego and 16000. Minifigs all collected in the last 10 years.
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 854
    about 2500 Kilograms loose Lego and 16000. Minifigs
    Um... Wow. For the record, there are about 350 pieces per pound, which puts that at roughly 1,929,045 bricks. And adding that to the 357,339 accounted for, and that puts you at 2,286,384 bricks.

    In other words, you don't have a single "LEGO room" in your house, you have the equivalent of about 2 to 4 LEGO rooms!

  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    ^ Your kind of right it's a LEGO loft, large garden shed, bedroom and boxroom. I will get around to taking some photos but I'm trying to put shelves up in the loft at the moment to get some order.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    edited September 2011
    Gosh, this thread's back - my collection has doubled to 173,000 pieces & 580 sets since I posted last (still puny by many standards but Im not aiming for a massive collection).

    Bluefox1966, that's an immense collection, can I ask - have you ever tried to built it all (or even the majority of it) at the same time? Ever though of hiring a hall or something just to have a go?
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    ^ No never tried to build it all at the same time it would take up far too much room. I usually build then dismantle, that is if I have time at the moment i seem to spend a lot of time sorting.
  • dimefielddimefield Member Posts: 314
    mine just got larger via one copy of MMV from [email protected] H!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    Just took a picture of most of my rolling stock.
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  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    Well i have,


    and minifigures

    darth vader chrome
    C3PO chrome
    Boba Fett white
    Storm trooper chrome
    clone gunner
    clone pilot
    imperial pilot
    imperial officer x 3
    Rebel pilot
    jawas x 3
    B'Omarr monk

    plus what ever else comes in the sets i have, the rest of my collection is Mocs.

    Pretty modest to be honest i'm not into the system sets.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    This is what I have at the moment:
  • stagusstagus Member Posts: 256
    edited January 2012
    Just a bit of nonsense......but I noticed that my collection has passed the 100,000 barrier. As an AFOL who only started collecting about 18 months ago I was a bit startled that I had reached 6 digits. I know that there will be tons of you guys have many more bricks than I have but it looks like I am accruing around 5500 pieces per month!
    I might add that I do not count any boxes bought for resale. I REALLY need to get a sorting system properly going. It is very amateurish at the mo.
    I would like to say that I am happy with my collection and it will kepp me satisfied but I am already plotting and planning my next purchases, Town Hall, City, SW and all the while looking for bargains to split for my MOC's!
    Anybody passed the 1,000,000 mark?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    ^ Nice work, welcome to the loony bin :)
    My acquisition rate is currently on about 50000 pieces/ month since November must... slow... down....! Some of those are/(had better be!) for resale though, and a few reduced price tower bridges didnt help much.

    Not passed the million yet, but I reckon @bluefox, @drdavewatford and @davee123 have easily passed half a million

    and I reckon @huw has topped a million by now
    must be close though, hope he has a "Huw hits one million" party.
  • jgadgetjgadget Member Posts: 192
    50000 per month!? That's phenomenal.
    By Brickset's reckoning, I have a little over 525000 parts.
    As a result of BL and PaB purchases, I have another 125000+ parts.
    Over the last 3 years, my collection has grown at less than 10000 parts per month, so it should be another 3 years before I hit the million mark.
    Hopefully, by then, I'll have worked out how to store the extra 50%, since I'm struggling to store what I have now.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP Member Posts: 1,917
    ^^^ I'm in shock.

    As for my collection, it is very tiny compared to other members on Brickset. I build every single set I own and keep none MISB for resale.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 Member Posts: 1,431
    ^^^^ I'm almost at 48000 and that includes all the sets I had as a kid (as well as my brother's sets. He has no room for them) so I'm WAY behind you.
  • davee123davee123 Member Posts: 854
    My acquisition rate is currently on about 50000 pieces/ month since November
    That's impressive (depending on how much was for resale)! I think my biggest month was about 60K pieces, mostly all acquired in a single day. I bought some storage units from the LEGO model shop (we rented a U-Haul to get the storage units, most of which still had LEGO in them). But I have no idea how many actually came in that purchase. I've accounted for about 30K pieces, and figure I've *still* only counted about half of them. And some I set aside (distinctly OUT of my collection) because they were so yellowed.
    Not passed the million yet, but I reckon @bluefox, @drdavewatford and @davee123 have easily passed half a million
    I'm up to 741K that's been *counted*. The majority of my wife's collection, plus the aforementioned lot from LEGO still remain to be tallied. So, I'm probably hovering right around the million piece mark. Of course, I doubt my BrickSet list will ever reflect that, since I have no idea which *sets* my wife actually owned that I've now acquired through her. A lot of castle, trains, and pirates from the 1990's, as well as a good smattering of Paradisa, Scala, and Belville.

  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,088
    edited February 2012
    Makro has an offer on Really Useful Boxes at the moment so I thought I'd take the opportunity of sorting my instructions into years and put them all in RUBs. Previously some were in binders, some in boxes and others all over the place.

    Here's the result. Most are full to the brim. I intend to scan the covers/interesting pictures of them all for Brickset eventually :-)
  • GalidorneveragainGalidorneveragain Member Posts: 89
    I put all my instructions into plastic wallets and I put them into these folders:
    They are extremely good in preserving the instructions and they can store multiple instructions. But the instructions that are with the UCS Star Wars or the LSM, are too big to store in the plastic wallets.

    I have had previous experience with arch leaver folders with the 2 rings and they will always break.

    Even the A4 instruction booklets you get with 700+ models, are hard put in as the one's I have usually have 2-3 instruction booklets, which are quite thick, but they do fit in.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,088
    I used to do that, until 2005, but it just took up too much shelf space that I no longer have. They needed about 2m of shelf, and they now account for about 25% of the total.
  • GalidorneveragainGalidorneveragain Member Posts: 89
    Im only on a measley 27cm! :D -using 3 of those folders- each able to hold over 50 instructions sets between them. With Star Wars occupying one, the Licensed themes sharing one and the Lego's own themes kept in a another.

    The Polybag sets I have however from the NewsPapers promotions( ), are all kept in different plastic wallets, with each theme between them having a plastic wallet to share. I keep them in polypropylene folders:
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    edited February 2012
    Time to post about your minifigure collections! How large is your Lego Star Wars Minifigure collection and what rarer figures do you have?!
  • NoveltyNovelty Member Posts: 3
    I know Huw can access the statistics. Is there a list to show who (Top 100) on brickset has the most pieces, most sets, most minifigs, etc.?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    543 sets and 118441 pieces is my collection, which is not bad at all in my opinion since I am only 16! Certainly enough for me, and I'm going to the Lego Shop at the weekend so no doubt those figures will be expanded!
  • U2A2U2A2 Member Posts: 13
    Wow everyone! I thought my collection was big but it's miniscule compared to everyone else's! Guess I'll have to buy more. :) But I'm only interested in the City. I want to build my own city as others have done. I've been thinking about buying some custom sets. Any opinions on that?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    welcome onboard u2a2.. custom sets are great but check they have instructions, also they can work out very expensive, watch out for the price per piece. There are so many great sets Lego have made, have fun exploring them. The brickset theme explorer is your friend.
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,659
    Having collected about 40000 peices since November 2011 I have about 80000 peices in total, so I'm still a beginner.
    Most of my sets are City theme although I have quite a few Bionicle.
    I think I have overdone things recently and I will have to slow my buying for a while.
    Fortunately most of my sets have been reduced price. :)
    I also think it is time to install a fire suppression system in my store room. Maybe I should have done that before I started.....?
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    This is some of the sorted stuff I have. I would say I have another 10 similar crates containing my mini figures Star wars and Harry potter stuff. Plus another 8 unsorted boxes. Well over 1.000,000 pieces This doesn't include my boxed stuff.
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  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Wow, I assume you part-out on Bricklink? I bought a big lot one time and tried sorting it -- never again. Most likely I would be better at it now but man that's a lot of work!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    @gmpirate no not on bricklink yet, just my collection grew and grew.
  • dimefielddimefield Member Posts: 314
    The worse my lego collection bug gets, pictures like that scare me more
  • cavegodcavegod Member Posts: 811
    ahh all in direct UV lol
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 1,156
    edited February 2012
    @Bluefox1966 you store some of these outside?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    This is some of the sorted stuff I have.
    That's a stunning amount of Lego. Also, it looks to me like it's only sorted by colour - to me that would be the 'first pass' sort, so there's still a long long way to go to sort all of that. Just looking at it gives me the shivers. I'd employ someone if I were you!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    edited February 2012
    @cavegod @1265 No, the Lego is stored in my cellar and utility room. I was having a sort out and needed my red bricks for a project I have started. So I though it would be a good opportunity for a photo.

    @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK yes first pass colors only, I think it may take the rest of my life to sort by brick :-)
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    For the first time ever, I might recommend one of these!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
    Already have one of these. Same principle.
  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 706
    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
    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!
  • CountryboyCountryboy Member Posts: 36
    Oh, i am just sooo happy i am not alone with this affliction !!! :)
    I started back into lego after a hiatus of about 30 odd years as my son started to show an interest. We started actively buying i'd say about 16 months or so ago and have just hit 309 sets with about an additional 150lbs of loose lego. That's almost 20 sets a month (Which when you look at it that way is a bit unhealthy).. We've slowed down since christmas and have decided to start building allot of them, which has been a blast.
  • jeff8197jeff8197 Member Posts: 1
    It’s great to see I am not the only who feel "dwarfed" when seeing the size of others' collections. I was pretty impressed with mine.
    Which currently stands at
    522 Set (414 unique), 147967 pieces, 1095 minifigures.
    I do feel slightly redeemed as every one of my sets are completely assembled and on display. My house is quite a hit with my children, and our neighbors kids!
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK I bought one of those but more for the fact of having a giant lego head than for the sorting ability. I've used it a couple times for sorting but I don't think it works that great for what I would want since pieces that are long and thin that I would normally sort with larger pieces can fall through, but it isn't that hard to pick them out so it speeds up the sorting slightly but overall I can do it faster without it.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    yeah, know what you mean about the head taking ages. Maybe @bluefox1966 needs something on a different scale


  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 Member Posts: 360
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    Just one of two 84 liter boxes of my loose minifigures just for starters ;-)

  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    I can't keep track of my stuff on brickset, it would be impossible!
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    Here's a picture of a lot I recently got off ebay. Its a SMALL fraction of my lot. There was a total of 250 custom minifigs, 89 custom batmobiles, and plenty more. he suprised me with a rare lego batman comic book and pens, SUPER MINT sets, and custom buildings. Not to mention a lego batman store display.


    If you don't me rambling on a bit more I'll tell you about the rest of my lego collection. Well, pictures speak a thousand words!





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