Jake's Lego

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So over Christmas/New Year/January I had all of Jake's Lego to sort out and check for completeness.  

First step was sorting out what was there.  I left things assembled that looked like they belonged to a set, then sorted the rest of the pieces into tubs - bricks, plates, technic bits, wings, round bricks/plates, minifig gear, minifig weapons, wheels, misc bits, etc etc etc.  I also separated out any "old" greys and browns from the new style colours so as not to mix them up.  This all took several days.

Jake's Lego sorted

Then I started building things.  I started with smaller sets, thinking that I'd be more likely to complete them, and then only bigger sets would be missing pieces.  This sort of worked, but Lego makes so many different sorts of pieces that even smaller sets could be missing odd pieces.  So the building took several weeks, and when complete, it took up our entire dining table!

Jake's Lego completed

Impressive, huh!  Seventy-eight sets, and four games (not shown).  Twenty Star Wars sets, sixteen town sets, and a smattering of just about every other series of Lego (ok, so not really).

Then I dismantled it all, double checking as I went against Bricklink to make sure sets were complete, and photographing everything as well.  Any missing parts were documented to be bought online if need be.

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

Jake's Lego

I returned it all in three goes - two lots of complete sets, and the last lot of incomplete sets.

So yeah, a super fun couple of months getting to play with heaps of Lego that I didn't have to pay for :)

Lego bird

Lego chicken

Lego flying mummies

Lego ring wraith

Lego droidekas

Lego rancor

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