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Sets you never knew you had

blokey9blokey9 MelbourneMember Posts: 184
I seem to have most of the pieces for #6270 Forbidden Island. Now i know i have never owned it and my kids have never received it as a gift, so where did it come from. Anyone else find out that they have a set they never knew they had?
560HeliportBumblepants

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  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,498
    Not a chance! I'm far too organised and use Brickset's database to track absolutely everything I acquire, on the day that I acquire it! ;-)

    In fact, when I purchase a set which will be delivered, I mark it as both "Owned" and "Wanted" until it arrives and then I remove the "Wanted" label!

    :-)
    malleable560HeliportOldfan
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,231
    I have forgotten I had certain sets, if that counts. I forgot I bought a #6543 Marina in box
    560Heliportoldtodd33
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,680
    I have forgotten I had certain sets, if that counts. I forgot I bought a #6543 Marina in box
    Does this mean you never built it? For shame! It's a fantastic set!
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 641
    With all the bulk I've received over the years, I'm sure I have the parts to build a number of sets I've never bought.
    Bumblepants560HeliportdatsunrobbiemadforLEGO
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,070
    daewoo said:
    With all the bulk I've received over the years, I'm sure I have the parts to build a number of sets I've never bought.
    Your post reminds me, a year or two ago I found a long forgotten Cargo Train that is now yours :)
    daewoo
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,087
    For me it's always the other way around :(
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,984
    I know exactly what sets I have and how much they cost. My wife on the other hand has no idea at all.
    560HeliportOldfanpxchrisCymbelineJudgeChuckmadforLEGOoldtodd33
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,929
    MaffyD said:
    For me it's always the other way around :(
    Same here. I often think I'm sure I have such and such a set but it turns out I either:
    1 Borrowed it to build and never actually owned it
    2 Built the set from my own parts collection
    3 Owned it but sold it
    4 Owned it but broke it down for parts for MOCs

    Or frequently a combination of 3 and 4, taking out the bits I want and sell off the rest.



    560HeliportMaffyD
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 641
    Your post reminds me, a year or two ago I found a long forgotten Cargo Train that is now yours :)
    And thank you for that!  I've got a fleet of nine of those now.  I may break down and make it 10 at some point...just because.
    Bumblepants560Heliport
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,630
    edited September 17
    I wish I would find random Pirates sets in my collection that I never knew I had... but alas, I've had to do all my collecting the hard way.

    I'm also pretty meticulous in the cataloging of my collection (thanks Brickset!) so I always have a very good grasp on exactly what I have and what I don't (for example, I even keep track of which classic sets I'm missing instructions to via the custom tags).
    Switchfoot55JudgeChuckAstrobricksiwybs
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 435
    After the article from 2 days ago about the good wizzard, i realized i had the minifigure feom a bulk lot, i had the cristal globe,the rest of the pieces for the table are found in my loose bricks collection and i have the owl. So i have a new set i never knew i had haha
    Bumblepants560HeliportWesterBricksCymbelineSwitchfoot55
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,705
    I still count sets I’ve broken down for parts as “owned”. After all, I should be able to build them again if I want.
    560HeliportGrannyLEGOCymbelineBumblepantsGothamConstructionCoBrickfan50FizyxpxchrisJudgeChuck
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