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Do you still get on the floor to build?
When I came out of my dark ages last year I was doing my building on a dinner tray while sitting down (I was doing smaller sets). Then I bought my first large set #10221
, I quickly saw that my current strategy would not work, so, I decided to do it old school on the floor. It was a messy operation in the beginning. I had no trays, just sorted the pieces in little piles on the floor (my carpet is almost an exact match of Dark Tan). As time went on I got various trays and used different pieces of wood (I am a carpenter) to build on. I even built my own custom Lego Board for sorting and building on the floor, I taped it off while painting so that it even says Lego on the board itself.
Building on the floor is a wormhole to my youth and will do it until it gets to painful. I am 38 but have been a powerlifter for ten years so my Knees have been through a lot.
I would love to hear from those of you whom enjoy floor building. Or, just tell me how you build, maybe I will get some new ideas?
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I'll build sets other places, I've been building the DO on my lap the last couple of nights.
@themaker37 I'm 40 with bad knees but I've noticed that it's staying still too long anywhere that has me immobilized like DNA. My legs go to sleep working on the floor but the biggest LEGO induced problem for my knees is eight hour days on concrete floors at LEGO shows.
It's working them that's the problem, too much standing still.
so had to Build on the bed used the Box's for the lego and got to building. was a fun holiday
fast forward to 2013, i was looking on amazon and found a model of the millennium falcon, i liked the model and look to see what other space models in lego that amazon had at a good price, picked up 3 set's in all.
again build them out of a box on the bed, lol however the set's ware use for display and i did not think about them being lego, just that it look nice, the dark ages returned.
fast forward to September 2015. Lego dimensions hit's and i am a fan of the TT lego games so i pick it up. building all the Fun Packs and level packs i picked up over the next 7 weeks reawakened my love of the build. i had never lost my love of the look of lego, but i did lose my love of the building in lego, at some point after that holiday all them years ago. to build small to midsize set's i still build on my bed, and use a tray to tip the lego parts in to, for big set's i make space on my display table and build on there. the bigest set i done from my bed was 60097 but that is like a 9 in one set so it dont count. after that the next biggest set is the 2011 millennium falcon.
that was not a easy build to do from a bed and probably should have done it on a table but i did pull off building it on a bad.
and that is how i build my lego :) and why i build on a bed most of the time.
are... the memory's even if the memory's are a bit faded.
My knees cry at the thought of the floor.
I got a personal rule of a 1:1 mapping between the bags and the boxes i use for building.
i have good knees, and i am not old.
*dose not think about his year of Barth*
well it more the write numbers i was trying not to think about. lol.
as thinking out that will remind me that i am slowly getting older! and i don't wish to
No Offence intended, but what do you expect from the mind of an adult that builds with a children's toy but has considerably more mileage and wear and tear on the running gear.
(peak usage of boxxes needed while working on something larger)
here is a video of me building the 1st set of bag's for 10218: Pet Shop
that looks like a good setup.
its a Tin box for the the Wii Copy of the game WSC Real08 (a snooker game) (a BAD snooker game.)
however the Tin it self is a great Make shift tray, works well, and with the smaller set's all you have to do is close the lid lock it closed and bingo the lego is not going anywhere! then go off do what you have to do, with no fear of anyone/anypet knocking it over and making a mess.
The last set I built sitting on the floor was 10179 becaus the parts were spread out all over my living room (no numbered bags back then...).
Started building on the table but got sick and tired of getting up every few minutes to get more parts somewhere in the room , so floor it became.
I felt like an island in a sea of LEGO :-), very nice memory besides from the getting-up-off-my-butt part.
Fixed that by getting a larger table soon thereafter, thankfully no more floor building since.
it make building the big stuff more easy, and yet at the same time. you do lose something.
the same with the little part added this page in the top left of a page.
some times i try to build just by the change in the image on the page and not look at the list of part's, but normally end up going back to the little cheat sheet.
and now i see in the Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ that a new way of highlighting part's that are added this step has shown up.
ok so yes the set probably needs this added help, being one of the 3 biggest set's ever sold.
not quite the same as it was in 1998-1999
i love how all the people who build lego have big rooms. with big floors to sit down on and spread out there lego.
it must be just my own home but there is only 1 place in this house that has the room to build a set on the floor, and i just remembered (i have a very bad memory and forget stuff way to easily.) that i did build a said on Christmas day on the floor with the set i got, #70734. even then i was in the way of the main walkway across the room. i would not wish to try it with a bigger set.
still on Christmas day you wish to spend time with others, normally i build in a room by my self. with someones youtube playlist i have picked that plays as background sound.
My three-year-old steps on LEGO like it's nothing. Every time, I nearly scream for him.
I wish I'd thought of using the LEGO construction sets to help me build...where's Emmet and his crew?