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I haven't been able to post any pics of my collection due to a "critical malfunction" in my camera so here are the sizes of my boxes that hold my legos, the biggest is 3ft x 18in. x 18in. and is literally overflowing with bricks I also have filled 3 and 1/2, 2ft x 18in x 18in boxes, two 2500 piece buckets, and 3 pencil cases.
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| January 3, 2010, 2:01 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
I haven't been able to post any pics of my collection due to a "critical malfunction" in my camera so here are the sizes of my boxes that hold my legos, the biggest is 3ft x 18in. x 18in. and is literally overflowing with bricks I also have filled 3 and 1/2, 2ft x 18in x 18in boxes, two 2500 piece buckets, and 3 pencil cases.


Theres no way that can tell us how many pieces you have. Comment on this if you have the time: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/176627
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| January 3, 2010, 2:16 pm
If you built 3 Kieth goldmans you would still have under a million bricks just to let you know.
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| January 3, 2010, 2:20 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
That's not 1,000,000 bricks.

Moreso 20-30K.

I don't think very many people understand how many bricks are needed to total 1,000,000. It's not 1 100,000 but TEN of those and TEN hundreds are needed to make ONE thousand. If you still think you have over a million bricks after reading that then count out hundred brinks and put them in a pile. Next imagine over a hundred of those piles and THEN come back and tell us whether you still think you have over a million bricks.
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| January 3, 2010, 2:27 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I don't think very many people understand how many bricks are needed to total 1,000,000. It's not 1 100,000 but TEN of those and TEN hundreds are needed to make ONE thousand. If you still think you have over a million bricks after reading that then count out hundred brinks and put them in a pile. Next imagine over a hundred of those piles and THEN come back and tell us whether you still think you have over a million bricks.

I have said that it's not 1,000,000. But it is more than 20 or 30,000
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| January 3, 2010, 2:58 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
I have said that it's not 1,000,000. But it is more than 20 or 30,000

I know, I was talking about the people who say they do 1 million plus bricks.
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| January 3, 2010, 3:05 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I don't think very many people understand how many bricks are needed to total 1,000,000. It's not 1 100,000 but TEN of those and TEN hundreds are needed to make ONE thousand. If you still think you have over a million bricks after reading that then count out hundred brinks and put them in a pile. Next imagine over a hundred of those piles and THEN come back and tell us whether you still think you have over a million bricks.

A million is a whole lot. Think of it this way: Count to 100. When you are done, count to 100 nine more times. After you are done, count how ever much you have already counted (1,000) and count that 999 more times. Assuming you are somehow able to say each number 1 through 1 million in only one second, this should take almost two weeks.
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| January 3, 2010, 3:08 pm
<<<< Quoting Phazezorz .
So were you lying before, or are you lying now?
I did not lie i exaggerated . And after thinking it out i am trying to correct myself by the way i know how to count so stop telling me.

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| January 3, 2010, 3:43 pm
hey calm down guys. It's just a number. Who cares!? (if you're really serious, count every brick. including the figs...)
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| January 3, 2010, 4:26 pm
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That's right. It is just a number and no one should care. This issue isn't about the number of Lego one has however, this is a life lesson being learned. John here happens to be the ONLY one out of the three that "claimed" over a million bricks to step up to the plate and start to admit his mistake.

For that, I ask you all to play nice with him.

That being said John, you're still not admiting the whole truth and both you and I know it. When I was a kid, my dad would always say to me "If you tell the truth about what happened, your punishment will be less." It's a lesson I learned quickly. Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy.

You said that you can't take pictures due to a critical failure with your camera, then how did you post a moc yesterday? And don't try to tell me you took those pics a week ago, I know the kind of builder/poster you are. You're the kind that (and this is me too, so it's not an insult in any way) builds, takes pics and posts as soon as possible.

Now, I'm going to make an estimate as to how many bricks you actually have based on the types of builds you post and the parts diversity shown in those posts. I'm going to ballpark your collection somewhere between 7 and 10 thousand. wouldn't you think that was closer?

Now, if you think I'm way off, I invite you to PROVE me wrong. And remember, I like being proved wrong.

To everyone else, John is man enough to step up and admit that he was wrong. We can drop the "one million" talk.
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| January 3, 2010, 5:28 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
That's right. It is just a number and no one should care. This issue isn't about the number of Lego one has however, this is a life lesson being learned. John here happens to be the ONLY one out of the three that "claimed" over a million bricks to step up to the plate and start to admit his mistake.

For that, I ask you all to play nice with him.

That being said John, you're still not admiting the whole truth and both you and I know it. When I was a kid, my dad would always say to me "If you tell the truth about what happened, your punishment will be less." It's a lesson I learned quickly. Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy.

You said that you can't take pictures due to a critical failure with your camera, then how did you post a moc yesterday? And don't try to tell me you took those pics a week ago, I know the kind of builder/poster you are. You're the kind that (and this is me too, so it's not an insult in any way) builds, takes pics and posts as soon as possible.

Now, I'm going to make an estimate as to how many bricks you actually have based on the types of builds you post and the parts diversity shown in those posts. I'm going to ballpark your collection somewhere between 7 and 10 thousand. wouldn't you think that was closer?

Now, if you think I'm way off, I invite you to PROVE me wrong. And remember, I like being proved wrong.

To everyone else, John is man enough to step up and admit that he was wrong. We can drop the "one million" talk.

what a good role model chris. You really are. great response as for me ill post a link for my brickset.
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| January 3, 2010, 5:47 pm
http://brickset.com/search/?owned=1 pretty sure i did that wrong oh well. I have 24440 pieces.
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| January 3, 2010, 5:50 pm
I too have been doing brickset and have roughly 31086 pieces
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| January 3, 2010, 5:52 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I too have been doing brickset and have roughly 31086 pieces

I'm using brickset, and I'm wondering, where does it tell you how many pieces you have? I racked up most of my sets.
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| January 3, 2010, 5:54 pm
Quoting Griffin Matthews
I'm using brickset, and I'm wondering, where does it tell you how many pieces you have? I racked up most of my sets.

Go to my sets and look under sets you own.
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| January 3, 2010, 5:56 pm
Quoting Jake H.
Go to my sets and look under sets you own.

I did that, but where does it say how many pieces you have?
I feel very dumb, since everyone else figured it out...
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| January 3, 2010, 6:01 pm
I've been getting sets for 6 years now. about 6/7 a year. I have about 12/13,000 bricks (That's an estimate, maybe more, maybe less). My parents like to see me build... But I DO NOT have a million. Only people KNOWN to have close to that is the LEGO company. But I can forgive John's mistake, well everyone can. Like Chris said, it's a common mistake for builders, even me sometimes. But no one should go crazy over it.
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| January 3, 2010, 6:01 pm
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Quoting Griffin Matthews
I did that, but where does it say how many pieces you have?
I feel very dumb, since everyone else figured it out...


Here's what it looks like. After you click the tab at the top that says "my sets" it will take you to the page with a bunch of grey boxes. The top left box reads like this...

You own 221 sets (176 different).

View the sets you own
We have piece counts for 171 of them. Using that data, together with your set list, we have calculated that you own 54004 pieces!

That's what mine looks like. Hope that helps.

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| January 3, 2010, 6:11 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Here's what it looks like. After you click the tab at the top that says "my sets" it will take you to the page with a bunch of grey boxes. The top left box reads like this...

You own 221 sets (176 different).

View the sets you own
We have piece counts for 171 of them. Using that data, together with your set list, we have calculated that you own 54004 pieces!

That's what mine looks like. Hope that helps.

Ok, thanks. Right after I posted that comment I figured it out *facepalm*.
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| January 3, 2010, 6:16 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Here's what it looks like. After you click the tab at the top that says "my sets" it will take you to the page with a bunch of grey boxes. The top left box reads like this...

You own 221 sets (176 different).

View the sets you own
We have piece counts for 171 of them. Using that data, together with your set list, we have calculated that you own 54004 pieces!

That's what mine looks like. Hope that helps.

I've just looked through Brickset (I'm new to it), and the problem is I'm not exactly sure what sets I have! It might be quicker to just count my LEGOs :P
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| January 3, 2010, 6:18 pm
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Something just occured to me for my part count. Brickset says:

221 sets (176 different).
View the sets you own
We have piece counts for 171

They only have a piece count for 171 of my 221 sets. Which sets do they not have parts counts for? hmmm... so even though they have a part count of 54,004 add to that another 50 sets that we don't have a parts count for, nor do we know which sets they are so they could be anything from 20 piece sets, to 500 piece sets.

Then go and add the parts I've picked up at PAB and so on. This is where the estimate of 65 to 70,000 came from in the other thread.

Why did I type out all this you ask? Don't go strickly by the part count on brickset. Make sure that that includes all the sets you've added. Ok, I'm done now...
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| January 3, 2010, 6:19 pm
I looked up the sets I remember and found most of them. You guys are wayyyyy ahead of me! According to Brickset, I have 64 sets, and 61 of those together, I only have 5365 pieces! Here is a link:http://brickset.com/search/?owned=1.
I think I have a decent selection though :)
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| January 3, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Quoting Dave Shaddix

one million... now that give me an idea for a new MOC. I'll need more ethnic minifigs though.


This wouldn't happen to involve marching would it?

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| January 3, 2010, 8:40 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

This wouldn't happen to involve marching would it?

Just a guess- maybe...
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| January 3, 2010, 8:41 pm
What would I build with a million bricks??? Maybe something to take over the world... Nahhh. To harsh. Any suggestions!
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| January 3, 2010, 8:43 pm
Quoting Joe P.
What would I build with a million bricks??? Maybe something to take over the world... Nahhh. To harsh. Any suggestions!
For me the question would be what would I DO with a million bricks... Sorting my stuff is already a pain. But here's a suggestion; A small house to live in. Plastic will stay around forever, and if you get tired of where you're located, you could just pick up your house and carry it away. Does anyone see anything wrong with this idea? Cause It looks fool-proof to me.

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| January 3, 2010, 8:50 pm
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Quoting Brick Freak
Plastic will stay around forever, and if you get tired of where you're located, you could just pick up your house and carry it away. Does anyone see anything wrong with this idea? Cause It looks fool-proof to me.


If you could just pick it up and move, what's to stop someone else from doing the same thing while you're at school/work/where ever?

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| January 3, 2010, 8:53 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

If you could just pick it up and move, what's to stop someone else from doing the same thing while you're at school/work/where ever?

Hmm... Then maybe I'll build a fence out of bricks surrounding my abs home.

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| January 3, 2010, 8:59 pm
Quoting Brick Freak
But here's a suggestion; A small house to live in.

Just put two holes in the sides and you could wear it... Then you wouldn't need to wear clothes either...
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| January 3, 2010, 11:51 pm
Quoting Lt. John Harland
I haven't been able to post any pics of my collection due to a "critical malfunction" in my camera so here are the sizes of my boxes that hold my legos, the biggest is 3ft x 18in. x 18in. and is literally overflowing with bricks I also have filled 3 and 1/2, 2ft x 18in x 18in boxes, two 2500 piece buckets, and 3 pencil cases.

that is probably about 30,000. 1,000,000 pieces is 400 Green Grocers. A million lego bricks is A LOT more than you think. A million bricks would not fit into five bins.
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| January 4, 2010, 6:53 am
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Quoting Brick Freak
What would I build with a million bricks??? ...here's a suggestion; A small house to live in. Plastic will stay around forever, and if you get tired of where you're located, you could just pick up your house and carry it away. Does anyone see anything wrong with this idea? Cause It looks fool-proof to me.


Yeah, it's all good until I come over and "borrow" half the living room for my next SHIP! MMMWWWWWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

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| January 4, 2010, 7:35 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, it's all good until I come over and "borrow" half the living room for my next SHIP! MMMWWWWWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

I call the other half! I am picky so I maybe gray is good... and maybe I'll get there before Mark gets there. HAhaHAhaHAha! HA!
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| January 4, 2010, 7:47 am
Quoting Joe P.
What would I build with a million bricks??? Maybe something to take over the world... Nahhh. To harsh. Any suggestions!


I would build a 6-foot long USS Enterprise (Star Trek)! HAHA! And then I would scare everyone in the world because I added real phazers in. HAHA!
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| January 4, 2010, 2:38 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
I am real, mind you.

It's Phasers, at least in that term.


Phasers than.
*Sarcastic voice* Sorrr-ry.
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| January 4, 2010, 7:40 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, it's all good until I come over and "borrow" half the living room for my next SHIP! MMMWWWWWAAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!


Well all right, but just bring it back before nightfall. And leave the beanbrick chair.

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| January 4, 2010, 8:45 pm
Quoting Joe P.
I call the other half! I am picky so I maybe gray is good... and maybe I'll get there before Mark gets there. HAhaHAhaHAha! HA!


Geez... At least leave me the bathroom!

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| January 4, 2010, 8:47 pm
Quoting Commander Flare ...

I would build a 6-foot long USS Enterprise (Star Trek)! HAHA! And then I would scare everyone in the world because I added real phazers in. HAHA!

Ya know, the USS Enterprise was also an aircraft carrier!
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| January 5, 2010, 7:33 am
Quoting Joe P.
Ya know, the USS Enterprise was also an aircraft carrier!


I like the Aircraft carrier better.

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| January 5, 2010, 5:18 pm
Quoting Dave Shaddix one million... now that give me an idea for a new MOC. I'll need more ethnic minifigs though.


Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" ?

Flavor Flav: "Yeeeaaaaahhh Booyyy!!!

XD
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| January 5, 2010, 6:08 pm
So am I off the hook?
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| January 5, 2010, 7:44 pm
LMFAO this is a serious debate? Watch your back Chris, I'm coming up fast!
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| January 6, 2010, 6:58 pm
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor
LMFAO this is a serious debate? Watch your back Chris, I'm coming up fast!


... as long as it's not from 'the' behind .... XD
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| January 7, 2010, 12:35 am
Quoting Joe P.
Ya know, the USS Enterprise was also an aircraft carrier!


I know that! Sheesh

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| January 7, 2010, 12:48 pm
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