Last time, I shared the purchasing and unloading of those LEGO® sets. Today, I'm going to share the initial sorting of all those pieces. Unpacking With this many sets, initially it was 100 sets but we've added 20 since, assembly line style works well. We had 4 workers, so we divided and conquered. Yes, even the toddler helped! Division of Labor The Professor cut seals … [Read more...] about What do you do with 108k LEGO® elements? Part 2
What do you do with 108K of LEGO elements? Part 1
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 … [Read more...] about What do you do with 108K of LEGO elements? Part 1
Oh ZNAP! Old LEGO® elements.
Recently, a good friend gave me a box full of old LEGO® elements. It included lots of BIONICLE® sets and some parts that I looked at and thought, "That's flego!" ("Flego" = Fake LEGO® elements.) But on inspection, I saw the logo and a part number. So I looked it up and learned something about a "new" line of LEGO® products I was unfamiliar with, called ZNAP®. ZNAP® … [Read more...] about Oh ZNAP! Old LEGO® elements.
September: Month in Review
We've done several "week in review", but this is the first month in review! That would be because this month got crazy, and regular readers will recognize the hiatus in posting. A Summary of September The Professor is teaching a full load at the local university, so he is gone every weekday afternoon. Now, Younger and Son LLC isn't quite a full time job, yet, but between … [Read more...] about September: Month in Review
LEGO® Comic Books?
The LEGO® Group makes a lot of efforts to connect with their audience. While Hollywood keeps churning out superhero movies, LEGO® building sets keep following. But any true nerd knows that the superhero movies owe their very existence to comic books, right? ;) LEGO® Comic Books As a result, part of remaining true to the genre of superhero movies means including comic … [Read more...] about LEGO® Comic Books?