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Friday's Unscientific Poll: Lego [20170120|15:01]
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How likely are you to sort your Lego? (1 is

Mean: 4.43 Median: 4.5 Std. Dev 2.85
1
3(21.4%)
2
1(7.1%)
3
2(14.3%)
4
1(7.1%)
5
3(21.4%)
6
2(14.3%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(14.3%)

If you do sort your Lego, which criteria do you employ for compartmentalising it?

Colour
4(36.4%)
Brick type
4(36.4%)
Set origin
3(27.3%)

Instructions?

Chuck 'em immediately
0(0.0%)
Follow them, then chuck 'em
3(21.4%)
Save them, just in case
10(71.4%)
Filed in a labelled folder
1(7.1%)
Preserved in the glass cabinet with The Kragle
0(0.0%)


* The text on the sliding scale should read: 1 is "All jumbled up in a big box", 10 is "Sealed in a cabinet by The Kragle".**
** The Kragle is the Krazy-Glue from The Lego Movie.
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[User Picture]From: slemslempike
2017-01-20 15:13 (UTC)
I get to play with my childhood big box of lego with my nephews now. I think we always had a box of random pieces, not many special sets, so it didn't make sense to separate it out.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-01-21 15:54 (UTC)
That's excellent! I have shared most of my childhood Lego with my children, although there are a few precious sets (a pirate ship and a space shuttle are the biggest ones) that I keep at work.
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From: snakesinspace
2017-01-23 04:27 (UTC)
We have multiple types of building blocks and people who use them. My youngest has the big blocks all kept in a bag. My middle son keeps all his blocks (Lego and various Asian blocks) in a box high in his closet so his younger brother can;t get to them. He likes to build everything according to the instructions once and then he takes everything apart. After that he builds whatever he wants but insists on keeping the instructions. My oldest builds things and usually keeps them built and then displays them. I also build and then display.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-01-24 18:13 (UTC)
I like how everyone in your family has developed a strategy to keep their Lego in their preferred state! :)
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[User Picture]From: zasu
2017-01-26 06:16 (UTC)
I never even knew they came in sets until I was a parent! Maybe that's an age thing. But anyway, even as I'm playing with them I organize by brick type. And, once I knew they had instructions, I always, always, always kept the instructions - just in case. Even though I don't believe my son ever built according to the instructions although I believe my frustrated engineering husband who grew up in a communist country (WITHOUT legos, can you believe it?!?) built a few.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2017-01-31 10:17 (UTC)
It could be an age thing! I can't remember building sets, although I do remember my cousin being very particular about keeping the space Lego separate from the rest of the Lego.

Does your husband know about the giant Technic sets? I would love to start getting these when the kids are older. For instance, the bucket wheel excavator:

http://www.johnlewis.com/lego-technic-42055-bucket-wheel-excavator/p2869091?sku=235903298&s_kwcid=2dx92700016842479399&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=Cj0KEQiAiMHEBRC034nx2ImB1J0BEiQA-r7ctn0vSVDi1wKbwEDZqIGJND0LVcygIGHnbUQ0Z8jjIQ8aAooI8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Edited at 2017-01-31 10:17 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zasu
2017-02-21 08:31 (UTC)
Wow. That is an impressive Lego set! I bet both my husband and my son would've loved the Technic Legos.
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