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purchase tutorial [for serious collectors]
a tutorial about managing a collection efficiently
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I have been collecting for 3 years now,
here are some of the best hints I can
give you to save money, and build for less



some stores give free items when you buy,
although, they re usually not the cheapest stores,
on some days they have sales, + free items.



one of the nicest thing on the shelves these days,
is those dark grey baseplates, with a green case.
they are the closest to road baseplates.




step -1

get the stuff out.



since I buy x2, it s more productive to do both models at the same time.



that is how I sort my parts.



this is what I do with the spare yellow trans



as in quebec, it looks like this



I stack my bricks for storage and sorting



my trans case



this is how I like to work.



flame trans +



my single white and brown



special parts.



how I quickly find, with a big cover underneath.



I stack



all same toghether



now the stickers.



it s best to use this kind of tool
to be precise



try to stack them before to make sure they re on the right side.
try not to spend them unwisely,
these studless plates are ideal for that.
there is no rush to use the stickers so you can store them




now, the containers.



look familliar?



I wanted them sealed [bad odors]



I worked them a little



came out with solutions



like this.



cover the studs.



the whole familly.



the one item that started it.



the city 'props' plate.



so now is the time to throw all this in the can right?...WRONG!

you recycle the plastic bags, and can sell the package,
and extra instructions,

I get $1 each!

at the flee market, it means 1 vintage fig...each time.



you keep your stickers and instruction in cardboard and plastic



it does nt show does it?
there is about 20-30 vintage figs there,
do you see them?
you will!




tutorial



Comments

 I made it 
  January 5, 2013
Quoting Hayden . it s a bit akward to call you hayden, after I knew you as zak for so long, I ll call you hayden from now on, if that is what you feel more comfortable with, I ll get used to it, where I live, zak is used, hayden never is, so, it s more difficult to remember, as I have no reference, thanks to help me adjust as a friend! and your french is quite remarkable hayden, if you could only use 'tu' instead of 'vous' it would implicate you as my friend, closer, not a stanger, as it s the case! cool!
  December 19, 2012
Its okay, I do understand :) I always get the prepositions mixed up in French, vous/nous/tu/il/ils ect ect
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  December 19, 2012
Psssh, très bien ...
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  December 19, 2012
Frank, je suis Hayden, pas Zak, c'était juste un pseudonyme, parce que quand j'étais jeune et en ligne. J'espère que vous me comprenez, mon français est pauvre.
 I made it 
  December 19, 2012
@ deus; yeah! this is the best way! @ paulo; this should be something I have to discover, brick link, I hear it all the time here, I ll check that, as soon as I have 'paypal'. @ builsder allan; I will cover 'how to live in a lego city' in a future journal, to explain my tricks to make it beareable. @ el barto; yeah! winners, I got most of my 'monsters' kits from them, pumpking terror?...winners! @ luck l; in germany? ...how cool! this is why I like to post here, all over the world! I love you guys! @ zak; you have plenty of time to ammass, I would nt be surprised you match it in time, I m slowing down now, it will mostly be orders from lego, and assorted bricks kits from now on.
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  December 19, 2012
Pretty cool, I now have no doubt, that you have a way bigger collection than me!
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  December 19, 2012
Very good!It look like a Lego set!
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  December 19, 2012
Nice tutorial mate :) Now the new sets are available in Germany ;) Yay!
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  December 19, 2012
A red bike? Are they new where you live? They are not even aviable in Germany
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  December 19, 2012
Don't forget scrounging at Winners! They often have sets for cheap, look for the red stickers. We were just in St. Jean Sur Richelieu, and they had quite a bit. TJMaxx in the States sometimes does, but not as often.
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  December 19, 2012
Nice tutorial! I often buy two sets at once too. We use different soring methods but i see how yours would save me some much needed space. Lack of space i also the reason i have not set up a full city-scene yet :-) Oh, nice technique on the lids of those bins by the way.
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  December 19, 2012
Bricklink is very nice and easy to use, I usually just get sets for my little brother, since in Bricklink you pick what you need and your done, and I usually dont spend more than $30 on any order.
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  December 19, 2012
Good turtorial, but the cheapest way to get LEGO is to buy, or even better - accept for free, used collections.
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  December 19, 2012
Nice tutorial CF!
 
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