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.
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.