With 10294 Titanic looking like it could be considered the biggest Lego set in a couple of ways I was wondering how we should judge what the biggest Lego set is.
Most people were happy to go with piece count as the easiest way to compare until 31203 World Map came along. So what would people go by?
1, Straight part count
2 Part count with exclusions, no world map because of all the studs or because its not really a true build but just a frame that is built. No The ultimate battle for CHIMA because it was just a collection and did that box even exist or did the winner just get the sets, should it even be listed on brickset?
3 Weight of set boxed
4 Weight of model
5 Single largest dimension, hight or length
6 Different dimension calculation, surface area, volume or so on
7 Combination of factors
8 Other - How about some complicated stud count, were a 1x1 plat was worth 1 point and a 1x1 brick 3 points and so on. Basically if you build all the bricks in the set into the smallest space possible which one would be biggest.
Also if you were doing a top 10 do you count the Taj Mahal twice as its a different set number or not because its the same or how about the Millennium Falcon, does the new one just replace the old on any list?
Thought this might make a good article for @Huw
and thought it would be good to hear peoples opinions and also crowd source some of the information needed like weight of set built.
Would also be good to see pictures of any of these large sets together to compare if anyone has more than one and has the room to picture them together.
I will go first, not happy with the world map as largest set so I would go 2, Part count with exclusions or 5 Single largest dimension because both would be The Titanic. I would be happy to go 4 Weight of model if some body could show a clear winner. Or 6 Different dimension calculation if someone could come up with a good one.
Basically I wouldn't be happy with the World Map as it just single studs, wouldn't be too happy with the Star Destroyer as its too hollow with a much lower part count than some. So I guess I would like some clever combination of part count, weight (of model) and size (how ever we measure that).