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      02-06-2012 08:21 AM #1
      So lately my parents have been busting my balls to get all my stuff out of their basement.

      I recently went over for dinner, and as soon as I walked in they started harping on me to start taking stuff home. The first thing my dad grabbed and pushed at me was a huge keg-cooler bucket full of legos.

      So I've got a massive bucket of legos in my living room. The bucket is too big to shove in a closet, or leave around the house.

      I've been trying to come up with the best way to organize them.

      I started out by separating them by color, and putting them in the larger freezer ziplock bags. This seemed like the best way when I started, but the more i've been researching, it seems like there may be better ways.

      I guess my question is - is it better to start by block type, or by color, or both? I know it depends on how large the collection is, but I have no way to estimate how many blocks I have?

      As a side note, this whole mini-project is bringing back so many fun memories. As a kid, I spent countless hours building/destroying/stepping on these legos with my dad. I also found some stuff I built as a kid, and I have a lot of my instructions left over. Good times. Nothing but great memories.


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      02-09-2012 06:09 AM #2
      I've been separating mine by type. I've found that when looking for a specific color that it's easy to wade through pieces that are all the same style. If you separate everything by color you'll have a ton of pieces together and might be hard to look through.

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      02-09-2012 07:51 AM #3
      Yeah thats pretty much what I'm thinking. Unfortunately I've already gotten 3/4 way through separating by color.

      What do you store them in? I was considering buying one or two of these guys:
      http://www.harborfreight.com/40-bin-...wer-94375.html

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      02-14-2012 07:59 AM #4
      So with the snow this past weekend, I spent some time inside and continued to sort based on color. I figured I might as well finish what I started.

      Before (with some generic Tyco legos mixed in) :




      After (Sorted by color, removed all non-lego stuff) :



      At least now they feel more manageable now. I think i'll start sorting by brick type at some point soon.

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      03-07-2012 04:04 PM #5
      Organize them, but why?

      Half the fun is pawing through them.


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      03-08-2012 08:09 AM #6
      OCD and building efficiency?

      My life is fairly busy, so the little time I get to build, i'd like to spend the time building rather than digging through mounds looking for a single block.

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      03-08-2012 04:32 PM #7
      I think some of the best creations my son & I came up with was where we started out with the pile. We may have gone into it to do one thing but we came out with another.

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      01-29-2016 02:18 PM #8
      Join us in the Lego thread.

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      02-11-2016 02:52 PM #9
      ugh my winter time project was to go through all my legos like you did and winter is almost over and I haven't touched them yet
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      03-13-2016 09:28 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by P Q View Post
      ugh my winter time project was to go through all my legos like you did and winter is almost over and I haven't touched them yet

      My winter time project was to go through all our Legos and put sets together with their instructions in Ziploc bags and winter didn't really seem to happen... oh, and I haven't touched this project yet either.
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