Acquire LEGO pieces
You will need to find a good source of LEGO to get this many parts at a decent price. These past several years, we’ve found that the Walmart Black Friday Creative Tower special is a good deal and good for business. Yes, they are sold out online, but you might still check your local Walmart. These boxes are mostly simple brick, which can be hard to get large quantities of in the regular sets. And with out some really deep discount, the regular classic sets are just not worth it for us.
We want a good haul of these, but there is feasibility to consider. So, The Professor goes on his own, and plans to make 3 or 4 trips in and out of the store. Go in, load up 20, pay for them, load them into the van. Go back in, load up 20 more, pay for them, load them into the van. Repeat until van is full.
Last year, we didn’t take the seats out and he came home with only 80-odd of the boxes. But it was a good start for us.
2. Unload the LEGO
When you have this many boxes, unloading is a significant thing. Yes, get everyone out to help! Even the toddler. Because toddlers LOVE to help, and in this they actually are helpful.
Stack them lined up all in the same direction so its easy to slice open all those seals.
And more on this process later! I hope you got the haul you wanted on this crazy shopping weekend. And I hope you are getting ready for Advent… starts soon!