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Officially Hit a New Milestone

nmualumninmualumni Michigan, USAMember Posts: 48
edited January 6 in Collecting
I've officially hit a new milestone. I bought a set on clearance tonight and didn't remember that I already had it until I got home and went to enter it into My Sets on Brickset and it was marked as owned. A quick look on my shelf of unopened sets and there it was...Not sure if I should be proud of this moment or not...
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  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 483
    I’d say be proud!  I haven’t run into this yet.  LOL gotta love brickset for being able to enter in your collection!
    FizyxThe_Stud
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    Smartphones and Brickset are how I handle this. I record what I paid in the notes so I can compare against store prices in case I want duplicates.
    FizyxLittleLoriThe_Stud
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    Happened to me several times.....even on sets greater than $200.
    oldtodd33SumoLegoFizyxThe_Stud
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,421
    I also use my phone and BS for this and it helps a lot. Although I supposedly own a BTTF DeLorien set that I have no idea where it is
    SumoLegoFizyxBobflipThe_Stud
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,081
    I'm sure I have 3 BB8 polys, but I can't find them.  (Which means I don't have them!)
    gmonkey76FizyxAlmingtondavetheoxygenmanYodaliciouspxchrisThe_Studvwong19Mexten
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,949
    Open it, problem solved!
    SumoLegodavetheoxygenman
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,081
    CCC said:
    Open it, problem solved!
    I think something is wrong with my Google Translate.
    Muftak1nmualumnidavetheoxygenmanBumblepants
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 559
    SumoLego said:
    I'm sure I have 3 BB8 polys, but I can't find them.  (Which means I don't have them!)
    I still need to get one of those...
    SumoLego
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,409
    This is exactly why I use myBrickset on my Android phone :-) Only one accidental dupe and that was sitting at home at my desk ordering from [email protected], where I apparently forgot to mark as owned on Brickset.
    RikTheVeggie
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    One does need to be diligent about adding and removing items from your collection. I’m pretty good about updating Brickset as soon as they enter my house or car, but I still sometimes forget.
  • leetshoeleetshoe USAMember Posts: 252
    This exact same thing happened to me twice. Now l ALWAYS check the brickset app
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,382
    There have been a few occasions that I either traded or sold sets or minifigures that I didn't have. Buying a set on discount that I already have would be a pleasant surprise.
    datsunrobbie
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 501
    Hasn't happened to me yet,

    I'm really disappointed with myself.

    Promise to try harder! 
    davetheoxygenmanmsandersJenniSalamalexSumoLego
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 801
    I spend so long planning possible purchases (due to financial constraints) before finally getting them that it's almost impossible for me to hit this milestone haha
    M1J0E
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 501
    ^ Never say never
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 372
    Been there done that, I even got the T-Shirt. Twice.
    560Heliportdatsunrobbier_ickeLuLegoBaby_YodaBrainsluggedSumoLegoAstrobricks
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,326
    Hit it last year. In Leicester Square store treating myself to the WV station, Mrs Speedman spies the London bus, Lester minifigure and London guard mini build and says they'd be perfect for her London based friend who likes quirky Christmas presents. Piled the whole lot on top at the tills and paid. Got home and went to stash them in my unbuilt set/present pile to find all three already there, two of them in duplicate already!
    maaaaaaaMegtheCatAstrobricks
  • MrKettleMrKettle OxfordshireMember Posts: 136
    While sorting through my collection of ‘to be built’ which was scattered all over, I noticed I have somehow acquired two #75172 Y Wings. God knows how. I don’t even remember buying the second one, let alone the first!
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,409
    ^^ If my present and unbuilt set piles were the same pile I'd be building like there was no tomorrow....
    M1J0E
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 207
    edited January 8
    ^^ ^^^ We probably need an ‘age’ tag here, next to the country setting!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,382
    ^^ ^^^ We probably need an ‘age’ tag here, next to the country setting!
    Why?
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 712
    pxchris said:
    SumoLego said:
    I'm sure I have 3 BB8 polys, but I can't find them.  (Which means I don't have them!)
    I still need to get one of those...
    I got three of them from some guy in New York’s wife. 
    There's something wrong with my Google translate!..
    Baby_Yoda
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 372
    sid3windr said:
    ^^ If my present and unbuilt set piles were the same pile I'd be building like there was no tomorrow....
    Doesn't everyone have ab unbuilt/to build pile, as well as a never build/open pile?
    sid3windrgmonkey76Kjellevirus
  • KjellevirusKjellevirus KjellevirusMember Posts: 4
    colay said:
    sid3windr said:
    ^^ If my present and unbuilt set piles were the same pile I'd be building like there was no tomorrow....
    Doesn't everyone have ab unbuilt/to build pile, as well as a never build/open pile?
    I only have an unbuilt pile. Due to shortage of space there are a lot of big and smaller sets unbuilt and unopened. When I move out to a bigger place, I know what to do I guess. 
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 559
    colay said:
    sid3windr said:
    ^^ If my present and unbuilt set piles were the same pile I'd be building like there was no tomorrow....
    Doesn't everyone have ab unbuilt/to build pile, as well as a never build/open pile?
    I honestly hope I never get to the point where I have a "never build/open" pile.
    dmcc0MrKettleM1J0E
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 372
    Doesn't everyone have ab unbuilt/to build pile, as well as a never build/open pile?

    I honestly hope I never get to the point where I have a "never build/open" pile.
    That pile is my duplicates (of which the other is built/to be built), or only one ofs. The reason, is that I dint have the space to display all I want, and, as with the deLorean I never got to build in time and only have one of, I know it's silly, but its value now, compared to what I paid, seems silly to. Same as my Indy sets, although they are not in a pile, but at my mums and I never got round to building
    oldtodd33
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 483
    I always thought I’d NEVER have enough to have a never build/open pile, however.... After an order of small sale / retiring soon sets, I now have an unbuilt pile.  As small as it is, and as short a time as it might take to go through it, I still have an unbuilt pile.  So I guess never say never lol.  
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 801
    My never build pile consists of sets for Secret Santa, but usually there'll just be one or two in there each year.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,326
    My unbuilt/present pile is the same, sets for SS or my daughters friends birthdays.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,949
    pxchris said:
    colay said:
    sid3windr said:
    ^^ If my present and unbuilt set piles were the same pile I'd be building like there was no tomorrow....
    Doesn't everyone have ab unbuilt/to build pile, as well as a never build/open pile?
    I honestly hope I never get to the point where I have a "never build/open" pile.
    I have a pile that is don't open / build for the forseeable future. I think every set in it are duplicates anyway, aside from a few creator sets or some polybags that are from themes of no interest to me. In the future I can enjoy opening them as if for the first time, or sell them if they increase enough to offset the purchase of something I want more at the time. Or maybe the kids will have them if they are into that subject later on.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,326
    If we're talking polybags, theres a whole other unbuilt/present/duplicate pile for them!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    I've never (unknowingly) bought a set I already had, and I don't normally have an "unbuilt" pile, except for maybe if I buy several sets together, but right now I have #70653, #70652, #75228, #75251, #70665, #10254, #60240 all waiting- plus a bunch of recent polybags! The problem is lack of space; I need to dismantle some stuff to make room. But that's not fun at all.
    pxchris
  • colaycolay OxfordshireMember Posts: 372
    See, you all have unbuilt piles :)
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 559
    edited January 10
    colay said:
    See, you all have unbuilt piles :)
    Oh, I definitely have an unbuilt pile (like @560Heliport though just due to time/space limitations) but I don't have a never build/open pile. I suppose gifts could count there, but for my personal collection I mean. I'm not an investor/seller, so to me having sets that I never plan on opening or building just seems like pointless extravagance. I buy the sets that I want to build and display or sets that I'm buying specifically to part out. I never buy something that I just plan on squirreling away.
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 501
    The problem is lack of space; I need to dismantle some stuff to make room. But that's not fun at all.
    I have the same problem. I need to work out what to dismantle...

    I have the last 3 years WV sets still boxed AND the UCS MF from its release - I need space people!!!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,887
    Muftak1 said:
     I need space people!!!
    Try the new Lego Movie 2 Benny's Space Crew set?! Four more space people!
    AstrobricksMuftak1davetheoxygenmanBaby_YodaGibbo1959TheOriginalSimonBdmcc0560Heliportdatsunrobbie
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 501
    edited January 11
    Muftak1 said:
     I need space people!!!
    Try the new Lego Movie 2 Benny's Space Crew set?! Four more space people!
    Got it already. :-P (and I see what you did there)
    Bumblepants
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,247
    Muftak1 said:
    The problem is lack of space; I need to dismantle some stuff to make room. But that's not fun at all.
    I have the same problem. I need to work out what to dismantle...

    I have the last 3 years WV sets still boxed AND the UCS MF from its release - I need space people!!!
    You can have mine, as long as I get to keep whatever's in it.
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