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Time to measure up. For an AFOL I have a rather modest collection of 45,000 pieces and 400 minifigs. Most of these pieces are in the castle/pirate theme as those are the only themes I've ever built in.



Got a new camera last month. Canon Rebel XSi (EOS 450D). Have 3 lenses. EF-S 17-55mm Zoom, EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto and EF-S 60mm Macro. If you've never used one of these, then you don't know what you're missing. For photos, I use Photoshop Elements 4.




The Big Chests:
1) Base Plates 2) Bley & Old Stuff 3) Bricks 4) Burps and Walls 5) Light Grey 6) Old Pieces 7) Plates




The Small Chests

1) Arches & Special Pieces 2) Minifig accessories & Animals 3) Mottled Bricks & Mod Plates 4) Plants 5) Slopes 6) More Slopes 7) Tiles & Rounds 8) Trans & Doors






I hope you're ready for some RARE AND EXCITING pieces!

First up is brown flower stems. These appear in only one set 2003 Cloud City. I've been able to get my hands on 25 of them.



Next up is some food.



Some old castle pieces. The lion flag (new condition) is perhaps the rarest of these pieces



Some Minifiggies. Achu is my personal favorite.



Black 3x2 slopes. These only appeared in the falcon fortress and kings mt fortress. I'm going to take credit for driving the bricklink price of these from $0.75 to $3.00



Trans Light Blue tiles. Never appeared in a set, don't know how these originate (always in the UK). I have 180 of them.



And last but not least, lt bley Stone Decorated Panel walls. Appeared in the Hagrid's Hut set. Lego has since gone to stickers, so I don't think they'll be making more of these. The Hagrid's hut also is the only set to have a reddish brown window 1x4x3. I have 8 of those as well =)



I hope you enjoyed yourself. Now go get building already.



Comments

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  March 17, 2011
O,M...AWSOME!!!!!
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  August 28, 2009
i havent counted but i would guess my collection has about 60,000-65,000 peices
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  August 20, 2009
Awesome collection! My cousin has almost all of those castle pieces.
Eggy Pop
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Dave Sterling
  July 18, 2009
Ahh yes....the 60mm Macro Lens. It's one of my favorites to use! Now I just need to save up for the Macro Ring Light and I will be all set!!! Great collection and lots of really cool rare pieces.
Eggy Pop
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Legion of Doom
  July 18, 2009
Pleased to meet you, but should we stand side by side and see if you truly measure up (Two-Face)
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  July 18, 2009
Wow, i could use some of those pieces... one question: where did you get the bread? Please reply.
  July 15, 2009
lololol looks like my storage....It is a womderful addiction...love your castles and islands
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  July 13, 2009
Impressive and fully organized, an example for others!
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  July 13, 2009
dosent even look like 45000 lol... i must have that much and i didnt even know it... i have around as much as u but only 150 minifigs!
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  July 11, 2009
one word to describe your cllection.. wait, still thinking of it... can't find the right word so anyway, you should post links for the sets where you got the rare pices from brickset.
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  July 7, 2009
A nice collection from a man that needs to compensate for nothing. Thanks for sharing. Lee.
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  July 5, 2009
OOOH! I would like to have that kind of collection.....
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  July 3, 2009
Eli called it quits in our MOCoff so its over
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  June 30, 2009
You do remember you are a judge right? :)
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  June 30, 2009
Ok mine and Purple Pies moc-off entry will be up this afternoon.
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  June 30, 2009
Good collection. At the moment I have around 10k pieces and maybe 70-80 minifigs. I plan to stop somewhere round 20k :) Even now sorting and storing gives me a headache (I am a compulsive sorter ... :)
  June 29, 2009
0.o wow...great collection, are those loafs of bread even LEGO?? time to go to bricklink... EDIT:Yes I found them...Hm...Cool piece!
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  June 29, 2009
Quoting Ryan Degener I probably have only about 20,000 pieces, but I do have 300 minifigs
Really? Is that All? When I was 13 I had about 2,000 pieces and 20 minifigs. These are some of the rare ones you're seeing now.
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  June 28, 2009
Oh... My... God. Holy crap that is an awesome collection of legos. Can I have some? Please? JK
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  June 28, 2009
This is huge! I probably have only about 20,000 pieces, but I do have 300 minifigs, and more pieces and minifigs to come around the time of September 5 (my birthday). However, you have way more rare pieces.
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  June 28, 2009
nice collection. i might steal this sorting system. btw those are some rare pieces. what was the name of those monster sets with that frankenstein?
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  June 28, 2009
Oh, I love your collection of tile-made 1x2s and 1x3s! Those are so cool.
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  June 28, 2009
So that's where all the black 3x2 slopes are!!! Oh well, I have 4 of the 2x2 kind so I'm happy. Thanks for posting man.
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  June 28, 2009
Ooh... But how many 1x12 plates do you have? Good day
  June 28, 2009
Yay! And congrats on your newborn btw :)
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  June 28, 2009
Quoting Steef de Prouw But if you do get a good shot with a 'real' macro lens, it's really worth it.
I agree 100% with this. There's some classics of my newborn that I got that I wouldn't trade for.
  June 28, 2009
It is really a lens you have to practise with. I think it's the shallow window of focus that makes it hard. Even more so on the 100mm, probably. That's why the macro functions on the powershot or Ixus work so much easier: larger DoF, because the lens is so much closer to the sensor (and you don't have to look through the ocular, which can be a pain in low shots). But if you do get a good shot with a 'real' macro lens, it's really worth it. Small sensors and lenses tend to be really noisy at times.
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  June 28, 2009
Quoting Steef de Prouw I heard the 60mm macro is alright. I have the 100mm macro, which is a nice enough lens, but to tell you the truth I usually get better macro shots with one of my powershots
I have a lot of trouble getting clean focus with the Macro Lens...
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  June 28, 2009
Nice collection. It seems we have a lot in common in terms of organising the big boxes. You do have a lot of arches and greenery though, whereas I have a large box full of (space) canopies, and one with engines and suchlike ;-) Also, I have two Canon DSLRs -a 350D and a 20D (and a 50D coming up soon)- but none of your lenses. My standard lens at the moment is the 17-85mm IS EF-S lens. I heard the 60mm macro is alright. I have the 100mm macro, which is a nice enough lens, but to tell you the truth I usually get better macro shots with one of my powershots or Ixuses.
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  June 28, 2009
Great collection. Thought about picking up some of those same storage bins myself. Now that you've got it all sorted out, it's time for the next project! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Eggy Pop
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Tristan Amaya
  June 27, 2009
Awesome collection you got there cant wait till I get there but hey im at the start of 6,700 not bad eh but this is just plain NICE!
Eggy Pop
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Heather LEGOgirl
  June 27, 2009
We should totally do a series on "our favorite pieces." I love to see the rare pieces and the things that people love the most. I only have one brown flower stem and your camera makes me jealous. Consider this post a success. :)
Eggy Pop
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Dave Shaddix
  June 27, 2009
everything else aside... how do you know it is 45,000 pieces? How do people figure that out?
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  June 27, 2009
Quoting Dave Shaddix how do you know it is 45,000 pieces?
I have a list of all of the sets that I've bought and bricklink orders that I've made (and how much it has cost). You don't want to see that list!
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  June 27, 2009
Holy Brick! I need to get my hands on some of those brown flower stems... ah well, better in the hands of a more talented builder. I'm simply ogling all the minifigures.
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  June 27, 2009
Nice collection! Love your brag...
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  June 27, 2009
You know what's weird? When my brother and I first watched Star Wars, we decided to get a Star Wars Lego set. Can you guess what we each got? The 2003 Cloud City. =) I absolutely love those brown flower stems. Great collection!
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  June 27, 2009
Nice selection of stuff. I don't have any of those brown stems. I should get some but they are so pricey. see ya. garth
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  June 27, 2009
Quoting Chris Phipson " show us the rest of the bricks that weren't in this post.
This is actually all of them =) The big boxes are a lot deeper than they look in the photos. Nevertheless, while I have a lot, I don't have mountains of legos like some guys. I used about 9/10s of my pieces in the Estuary Stronghold. Waited to tear that down before posting this.
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  June 27, 2009
Nice.
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  June 27, 2009
"Bless you." "No, that is my name, Achu." ahem... anyway, thanks for the tour Professor. Now we're just waiting for you to hit the secret panel on the bookshelf to show us the rest of the bricks that weren't in this post. ~ Chris.
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  June 27, 2009
Ha I have 2 corrisants and 20 Ice cream elements!!!! I used to have 30 Ice sream elements and 5 crorrisants but I got hungry....
 
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