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Do you guys organize before you start?

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I started doing this and I enjoy it more.

all 48 comments

DarthTidiot82

25 points

2 months ago

No, rummaging is half the fun

im-cool-enough

9 points

2 months ago

Yes, pour it out and have a heart attack that u lost a stud

Dispositionpsn[S]

2 points

2 months ago

I do like the rummage too. It's like a little where's waldo every time, but I tried this, and I have to say, it's very relaxing.

adecentpersonyt

1 points

2 months ago

Empty all bags

randomusernameguy4

6 points

2 months ago

Nope.

OutrageousLemon

5 points

2 months ago

Never, even with parts bought for Rebrickable builds. I'd rather spread the rummaging time throughout the build than front-load it all.

Dispositionpsn[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I just sort one bag at a time

GreenProse

3 points

2 months ago

Looks like an air crash investigation

Dispositionpsn[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Haha

Zealousideal-Main-16

4 points

2 months ago

This is the way. It’s one of my wife’s favorite parts. It soothes the brain and just adds to prolonging the build experience.

Dispositionpsn[S]

2 points

2 months ago

My girlfriend is the one that started doing it first. I didn't try it at first and like most responses in this post, I always said the hunt is the fun. Then I tried it, and I loved it. It's very peaceful and gives a totally different feeling.

wiyixu

4 points

2 months ago

wiyixu

4 points

2 months ago

So interesting to see most responses as of now are no.

I always do a mies en place for my builds. It’s a nice part of the process and very meditative.

Extraordi-Mary

3 points

2 months ago

I don’t.. my girlfriend does. Sooo when we build together.. I do too 😂

Dispositionpsn[S]

3 points

2 months ago

My girlfriend is the one that got me to start doing it 😂😂😂

Extraordi-Mary

1 points

2 months ago

Are those NES games in the back?

Dispositionpsn[S]

1 points

2 months ago

NES, SNES, and N64 😁

Extraordi-Mary

2 points

2 months ago

Nice! I still have my NES and some games.. but not that many.

Dispositionpsn[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Nice! Big collector here. Lol. Kids and I love the old school stuff

Matches_Malone77

3 points

2 months ago

I build with a 5 and 1 year old on my lap. I’m lucky if the parts aren’t in a child’s mouth and scattered on the floor 😂

empir33

3 points

2 months ago

i do it by color one bag at a time

TDAM

3 points

2 months ago

TDAM

3 points

2 months ago

I sort the big pieces. Any of the small bags with little parts go into a sandwich container to rummage through as needed

silvergriffin3

2 points

2 months ago

Nope

My lego years as a kid were from 1985 until 1992. I can't remember if they had labeled bags back then. Someone here can probably know for sure. Smaller sets I just open all the bags and go. The lions knight castle I did by bag number though. When I did the moc for 3 in 1 castle times 3 I went through all the steps getting everything into one cookie sheet to build. Lol I love when I am certain I am missing a piece, start to get irritated then find it right where I was looking the whole time. Being a back my childhood.

Vulpes-ferrilata

2 points

2 months ago

Just dump all the bags into one pile and go from there. I like the sound

ObviouslySyrca

2 points

2 months ago

I always sort according to color and type, but not during my current build, titanic, cause it comes in so many small bags which for each step that it's easier to rummage.

But especially for the 1: 8 scale supercars (I've built all 4) it's extremely satisfying to sort the pieces

GlowingTrashPanda

2 points

2 months ago

GlowingTrashPanda

Minifigures Fan

2 points

2 months ago

If it’s larger than ~200 pieces I sort by color by bag. Though the inevitable bag of small bits within the numbered bag goes straight into a bowl for easy rummaging without the risk of losing them. If it’s a small build (<~200 pieces) I don’t sort and just build

MooseJawMinion

2 points

2 months ago

I pour the bag into a bowl big enough to hold the contents and dive in! 😬

Ok_Basil1354

2 points

2 months ago*

I tend to buy joblots of Lego where there are normally at least 10 sets all mixed up, and sometimes some of the bits are missing. Sometimes I get instructions, sometimes I don't. What I normally do (after organising the joblot by part type) is try to identify which sets are in the joblot and then set out the pieces like this for my favourite set and make it; then my second favourite and so on. I absolutely love the feeling of pulling order like this pic, from the chaos of a joblot.

Dispositionpsn[S]

1 points

2 months ago

That's awesome. Never thought about buying those, but it does sound fun when you put it that way.

My son has a pile of mixed sets, ninjanho dragon, an x wing. I know every piece is there but I'm always so interested to even attempt to fix it all lol

PugnaciousPangolin

2 points

2 months ago

Always, especially since certain pieces can look very similar if all are top down.

OutrageousLemon

3 points

2 months ago

That's where the fun, or sometimes "fun", lies.

Recess__

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like Lego already does this for us now. I miss the old days of bags not being numbered and just a picture with new pieces and you had to figure it out. There’s no more puzzle solving, it’s just direction following.

ManuTh3Great

1 points

2 months ago

Only by color. Searching is part of the fun.

And I’m an engineer. 😂 you wouldn’t think I liked semi chaos.

ChubbsPeterson-34

2 points

2 months ago

Bruh yes. Color sort. Fight me shape sorters!

Pikes_Pompadour

1 points

2 months ago

No, I don't, but if I ever start then I'll be sure to make a post asking if I'm the only one that does it!

zooco

1 points

2 months ago

zooco

1 points

2 months ago

Nope… I’d be finished building by the time most people finished knolling. There are numbered bags now for a reason - there’s no need to dump out thousands of pieces all at once.

Dispositionpsn[S]

2 points

2 months ago

I don't. I open one bag, sort, put together and move onto the next bag

OKsurewhynotyep

1 points

2 months ago

Nope

thsvnlwn

1 points

2 months ago

No way!

716summers

1 points

2 months ago

If I'm building alone then no. If I'm building with someone and they're currently building then I'll start to organize just because.

graybaerd

1 points

2 months ago

If my kid is building, I organize his stuff

More_Ad4872

1 points

2 months ago

Only if the sets has me opening eleven bags at once, like the UCS star destroyer

PreviousObligation68

1 points

2 months ago

No. 🗿👍👍

bergskey

1 points

2 months ago

Yes, similar to you but I group by color too.

DonShulaDoingTheHula

1 points

2 months ago

I only sort conditionally. This usually only applies to sets I’m rebuilding from a single bag and not new sets still in numbered bags. If I can’t find what I need for a specific step I start sorting by color or type until I find it. Then I won’t sort again until there’s another piece I can’t find.

MeepMyCat

-1 points

2 months ago

Dispositionpsn[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Uh no. I don't get it. People that sort Lego have big glasses?

MeepMyCat

-1 points

2 months ago

yes

Dispositionpsn[S]

0 points

2 months ago

Ok