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.
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 ... :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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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. :)
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June 27, 2009
everything else aside... how do you know it is 45,000 pieces? How do people figure that out?
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!
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.
"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.