Milan, on Aug 16 2009, 12:07 AM, said:
I knew you have great number of sets, but this is extreme
I like your perfect organisation of the sets, I am that kind of perfectionist with my parts. I like to see there is more people ready to invest great amount of time to organize things like this!
Yes, I like to keep them well organized. Some of it is just for fun, but as I write Technicopedia I also need to be able to find and access everything quickly so I can write about models and make comparisons.
Question: Do you have problem with dust on your sets, and how do you solve it?
Yes, there is certainly a dust problem. Most house dust comes from dead skin shed by humans, so the first thing I do is simply keep the door shut and keep the heater vent closed. This minimizes the dust ingress. Sadly, I am allergic to house dust so there is not a lot I can do once they get dusty. Sometimes I use make-up application brushes along with some furniture polish to prevent the dust from getting airborne.
Conchas, on Aug 16 2009, 01:32 AM, said:
What most catch my eye, was the replica of Jennifer's Excavator.
Have also built the remote?
Was looking for Nico's Front-Loader, but didn't find it.
Yes, I also built the remote. I displayed and demonstrated the whole thing at Brickfest this year. It uses over 50 feet of pneumatic tubing!! I keep meaning to post more photos of the completed model at Brickshelf. Busy, busy, busy.
I hadn't yet built Nico's loader at the time, but it is on my shelf now. Maybe I need to take some new pictures.
Are you sure, you don't have any loose parts?
Milan, on Aug 16 2009, 08:55 AM, said:
I would like to be a custos in this museum, or a night security, even janitor.
You are hired! Report to work at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.
I've always thought a real museum of LEGO history would be wonderful. I'd certainly love to display my collection and share it. My ultimate dream would be to have 3 of each set:
- MISB, unopened, showing box and packaging details
- Built on display
- Alternate model built on display
I guess I'll keep dreaming.
CP5670, on Aug 16 2009, 10:46 AM, said:
That is an amazing collection and display setup. I like how you have some custom models (like mine
) among the official ones too.
Yes, I've built a few of the very best MOCs, including yours.
On my shelves, you should be able to make out your Annihilator, the huge Tow Truck and Monster Truck from Grazi, Barman's big working V-8, Han's Prinoth Leitwolf snow groomer, a pair of Brian Cooper's Teknomeka, and Jennifer Clark's JCB JS220 excavator. I've since also build Nico71's R/C wheel loader. I'm working on an LDraw file for Jennifer Clark's Baldwin mobile crane at the moment. Don't know whether or not I will try to build it. It would be interesting to convert it to use the new linear actuators instead of her custom lead screw. I'd also like to do one of RoscoPC's F-1 cars. There are lots of things on the list.
Do you make any attempt to separate the old and new grays in your storage? You're one of the few people I have seen with a large amount of Technic from both eras. I find that I can easily distinguish between normal bricks, plates and beams without a side-by-side comparison, but I have a harder time with the non-ABS gears and bushes, so I keep those apart.
Dark gray is pretty easy to tell the difference, but it can be tricky with the small light gray parts. It is not a big problem for me because I keep all of my models separate so the colors really don't get mixed. I mix them in my spare parts bins, but when I need to dig out a replacement part I always check for the right gray color. I'm also picky about detail like using the old style non-slotted friction pins on old models.