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May 4, 2003 at 5:08 pm #2236
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unfoldingmetal

1. About how many boxes of lego do you have?

2. Is there female members on this forum?

3. How does brickshelf make money? It’s free and they don’t have ads.

These are questions I am just wondering about if any of you know…

May 4, 2003 at 5:17 pm #2237
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1) about 7
2) don’t know. i’m male
3) brickshelf is made purely for entertainment and amusement. not for profit.

May 4, 2003 at 5:25 pm #2238
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strongest of the weak

1. About 3 or so, depends on size of box
2. Don’t know
3. Not a clue

Although they are non-profit, they still need to pay for the server, bandwidth, etc.

May 4, 2003 at 5:32 pm #2240
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Flash1015

1. One “roughneck” tub, 5 printing paper boxes, 3 shoeboxes, 2 Republic Gunship boxes, and one lunchbox :D

2. one that I know of, “Brickwitch”

3. unknown, it’s one of those questions that humans will never figure out..

May 4, 2003 at 5:44 pm #2241
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Yolegoman

How many BOXES of lego? That’s an impossible question.

I estimate 30,000 Bricks total, however. :mischief

Dunno about the other questions.

May 4, 2003 at 5:55 pm #2242
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unfoldingmetal

2 Republic Gunship boxes

Whatever that is it sounds fancy.

Yolegoman: HOLY 30,000 !!!!!! I have about two tubs the size of 1 foot by 1 foot. And some mindstorm stuff.

Wait a minute, 30,000. That may not be a lot, concidering if you count all those small tiny pieces. Maybe I have 30,000 too? More like 12,000 I think…

May 4, 2003 at 6:12 pm #2244
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*1. 4-28 gallon tubs, about 60 pounds apiece-almost 250 pounds, but you must take off poundage for instructions (about ten when I heft them).

2. There were a couple in the old forum. Their time here was short. Brick Witch is a female, and the new teacher who had her class make the posters for Jason’s contest is also female. Other than that at this time, we are seriously lacking the opposite sex.

3. I always thought at sometime Kevin would make Brickshelf a pay only service. He is providing an awesome service, (everyone thanked him at Brickfest). As for bandwidth fees, it must come out of his own pocket as I have never been asked to pay.

*These are the kind of questions everyone will answer for bragging rights. I’ve been collecting for a little over twenty years now, but I know many people who have tons more lego than I do. (Usually I buy collections from kids who outgrow them and hunt at yard sales and the like).

Jared

May 4, 2003 at 7:16 pm #2247
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Yolegoman

“legogod” wrote: *1. 4-28 gallon tubs, about 60 pounds apiece-almost 250 pounds, but you must take off poundage for instructions (about ten when I heft them).

*These are the kind of questions everyone will answer for bragging rights. I’ve been collecting for a little over twenty years now, but I know many people who have tons more lego than I do. (Usually I buy collections from kids who outgrow them and hunt at yard sales and the like).
Jared

How succesful is that Jared? My mom says shes never seen legoes at a yard sale, although I did get a good deal once at an estate sale… 100$ worth of sets w/o boxes and istructions for 11:50$.

How many yard sales you go to actually have Legoes?

May 4, 2003 at 8:38 pm #2253
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legogod

The simple answer:
Move to Connecticut.

The hard answer:
The kind of yard saling I do is more like a religion. I was brought up in a family of yard salers. Every Saturday my Grandma has a list of all the yard sales/garage sales/rummage sales/barn sales/moving sales in the five town area. (She gets these from the Shopper’s Guide). DO NOT ask an older person to look for you. Go yardsaling yourself. It’s something I’ve lived by and felt happy with.

A little before 8 am on a Saturday morning, we set out and hit the closest ones (at the earliest times) and make our way through the list before noon (if there is a church rummage sale with food, we’ll get home around two.)

My first post may have been misleading in that I ALWAYS find lego somewhere. This, of course, is not the case. I scour yard sales with kids toys, and sometimes all I’ll come up with is an old castle baseplate for 50 cents. I have found buckets, tins, bags, and the original boxes filled with lego. I usually get two good buys per summer at yard sales.

I also bid at silent auctions for lego (I got the pink girl lego stable for 8.50. It was a 50 dollar set). I ask all of my friends to give me (or sell me) their own collections. When I order from Lego, I order enough so shipping is free and I get a couple prize packages. I’m mostly cheap about how I go about collecting my Lego. I take good care of my collection so when people trade I can ask for more. You just have to be ruthless.

Jared
(In answer to Yolegoman’s questions)

May 4, 2003 at 11:21 pm #2262
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Ferder

about for small boxes of LEGO. Most of mine is in my sets.

May 5, 2003 at 8:09 am #2275
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Zero Tolerance©

I think I have about 100 boxes or more, those are not the cardbord boxes but the sets I have.

May 5, 2003 at 10:53 am #2278
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Yolegoman

Wow.

Yolegoman, in response to Jareds answer.

May 6, 2003 at 10:49 am #2366
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Stefan

Regarding question 1: a good way to estimate the size of your collection, is to construct a list of all sets you own and enter it at Peeron. This will enable you to see the number of parts, minifigs, the MISB price you may have paid, etc. Another cool feature is, that it answers the question `given the pieces I own, can I build this set?’

By the way, if you’re already a Lugnet member, you can download the list you constructed there automatically!

*sigh* I’d better get started digging up instructions and entering set numbers…

Stefan.

May 6, 2003 at 12:39 pm #2368
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supernerd23

In answer to the questions posed:

1. Since I couldn’t compete when folks were bragging about their computers a few months back I figured I’d get in on this thread. I snapped off a couple of pictures of most of my collection:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/supernerd23/Collection/collection01.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/supernerd23/Collection/collection02.jpg
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/supernerd23/Collection/collection03.jpg

In addition to the LEGO represented in these pics I also have four of the huge Rubbermaid tubs (20 gallons?) in the attic with sets I haven’t had a chance to open yet.

A while back I created an Access database for tracking my collection but got bored with it and gave up on it early last year. At that point I had cataloged over 500 sets with a piece count of over 100,000. That didn’t include BrickLink purchases or other sacks of used bricks that were either given to me or found at thrift stores, etc.

2. I’m not aware of any females around here. I guess there could be some 40-something spinsters pretending to be naive, young adolescent boys lurking around. Isn’t that the way it happens on the Web?

3. From what I remember, it was Kevin’s employer who was donating the server space and bandwidth for BrickShelf. I don’t know if this is still the case or not. But like Jared said I had thought it would/should have become a pay service by now. Regardless, I remain thankful for the service and resource.

G.
http://www.tubevision.com

May 7, 2003 at 7:55 pm #2462
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Brick Witch

1. About how 4-5 boxes.

2. I am female :-D

3. No Clue.

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