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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 :)
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.
Some can be seen here:
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!
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!
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?
darth vader chrome
Boba Fett white
Storm trooper chrome
imperial officer x 3
jawas x 3
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Here's the result. Most are full to the brim. I intend to scan the covers/interesting pictures of them all for Brickset eventually :-)
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.
The Polybag sets I have however from the NewsPapers promotions( http://www.brickset.com/brickLists/?5982 ), are all kept in different plastic wallets, with each theme between them having a plastic wallet to share. I keep them in polypropylene folders: http://www.ryman.co.uk/0435010420/Snopake-Box-Office-A4/Product
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.....?
@Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK yes first pass colors only, I think it may take the rest of my life to sort by brick :-)
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
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 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.
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!
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!