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Willenium says: I had to bring some floppy disks into work which I had been saving for 10 years "in case I might need them". Tell us when your hoarding skills have come in useful (or not, as the case may be)

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:03)
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I have 9 or 10 large plastic toolboxes
full of Lego, that I have collected over the years.

Includes 5 Mindstorm Robotics sets, at least a dozen various technical sets, pneumatic sets, probably 30 motors.

One of the boxes contains nothing but wheels. There's got to be 200 of them. Also at least 500 cogs/gears of various sizes, all of which are sorted into compartments by size.

I sure hope my 2 year old son gets into Lego, or I'm wasting an awful lot of shed space, and by conservative estimates about 5 grand that I could Ebay it all for.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:45, closed)
storing lego is not a waste of space

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:51, closed)
I hardly ever
use it nowadays.

Maybe I should, but there's never time. I really hope my son gets into it though, I learned a lot from Lego, it'd be good to pass it on.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:54, closed)
even if he doesn't, you should still play with it yourself
it's one of the things i like about babysitting
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:58, closed)
^ this

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:04, closed)
Ever tried playing with Lego with a 2 year old hanging around?

Have to admit though, I do frequently dream up new things I'd like to build. One day . . .
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:12, closed)
I had an uncle
who stormed out of the room in a strop because he'd spent 45 minutes building a house, and then my cousin smashed it because he'd taken the nicest door.

Serves him right for being greedy. You can either have the bricks that aren't full of play-do, or the working doors... but not both!
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:17, closed)
I think I got over that kind of problem
in around 1989 - there's almost nothing I don't have at least 5 of :)
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:23, closed)
Ah, that's good thinking!
I find too much entertainment value in watching my uncle sulk to do that, though. :P
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:34, closed)
I'm with you there.
In fact having now seen the benefits, I may fill a few usefull components with play-do, and hide the clean ones.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:45, closed)
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 19:27, closed)
We don't have any children around our house, but every so often we'll get the Lego out and have a good old play nonetheless
Essentially, forget about the baby. Toys are wasted on children anyway.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 14:56, closed)
As soon as they're old enough to send down the pub, I'll be doing that too.

Going to be at least another 3 years though.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 15:49, closed)
This is a waste of shed space.
Surely the intelligent thing to do would be to build a lego shed, and then keep all the leftover pieces inside said shed.

Plus, that means you have a real reason to play with some legos.
(, Wed 9 May 2012, 12:42, closed)

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