These days my hobby seems to be ever expanding, at least in footprint.
I have recently gotten permission from my landlord to put in a shed at the side of the house so that I can move some more of my LEGO from Ontario to BC. Yes, that’s right; I cannot fit all of it here, so another 2,000 lb load is making its way to me out here in Victoria. Pictured above with my special pink screwdriver, is my ‘one friend in Victoria’ (he loves it when I say that) John Langrish, whom I manipulated into hauling patio stones and giant plastic shed parts this weekend. Doesn’t he look happy about it? That’s because I gave him some LEGO for his troubles. The poor boy initially thought building the shed would be like building a great big life-size LEGO set.
So now I have a shed to move my stored bricks into. But, shouldn’t a single AFOL living in a two bedroom 1,000 square foot apartment be able to house her entire collection within its walls? This question plagues me as I contemplate my latest reorganization. Is there an amount of LEGO that is too much –for me and my personal building pursuits?
I am quite conflicted by these thoughts. Part of me wants to simplify things and pare down my collection to items I know I *must* have, and the other part wonders if doing so would stifle my future creativity. I am mindful of living amidst and ever increasing pile of plastic bins and baggies full of bricks though….and that’s a life I have lived unhappily before. I told myself when moving out on my own into a great big apartment, that I would keep my LEGO compartmentalized in the second bedroom and not have it creep out into the rest of my living space as it is wont to do.
Is that really possible?
I know a LOT of fans, and have had the honour of visiting many of them in their homes, and I can tell you I have only ever met ONE who kept their collection in such a cloistered environment, with no evidence of LEGO-love anywhere else in their dwelling. Am I someone who can regulate the size of her stash to such a strict size constraint?
I guess you all will see as I work these next several months to try and fit my thousands of pounds of bricks into my house, one Rubbermaid tub at a time.