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It's not the size that counts, but how you use it. At least that's what they keep telling me...

Adding another inch or so on 09-25-09! Guess those infomercials were right. Thank GOD they didn't get the SHAM-WoW guy to do those huh? ANYWAY... moving on.



Went out this morning and picked up a box for my minifigs. Then I spent the next 90 minutes sorting them into (left down then right then down…) Chicks (yes, they get their own section. Gotta give the ladies all the little extras to keep them happy), Droids, Legs, Bodies, “Neck stuff” (capes, backpacks and what not), more bodies, Head gear (helmets, hair etc), and then heads. The bottom section is for anything that a minifig can hold. Weapons, food and that kinda stuff. There's also the figs that don't come apart like the ones you get as keychains.








Here’s an overall shot of the (almost) complete collection. You can see the small box of “animals” towards the left side on the desk and there’s a couple of unopened sets (6 or 7 I think) hiding under the desk there.







Here’s what’s under the desk. I picked these up on sale at Target. Right now, the right side is grey "bricks and other" and under that is "slopes and plates." Under that, the bottom drawer is that brown/grey color that no one can agree on what it's called. I'll call it "Brey." The top left is empty today 'cause that's where my figs and animals were before I sorted them. Under that is white "plates, slopes and other" and the bottom one is white brick. On the top is four 48 by 48 base plates. Look close and you can see I got lazy and didn't take all the tiles off one of em.







This is my “to be sorted” area. You can see there’s two shoebox sized small boxes on the side and then… the TUB. And trust me… that thing is FULL! You can see the remains of the Republic Cruiser on top to be disassembled (sniff) and parted out. There’s a few other sets that I still can’t bear to take apart and will “probably” be on display for a while. Let's take a look at those shall we?








Here’s the sets that are still on display. The Star Destroyer, the AT-AT, Vader’s Tie Fighter, Luke’s X-Wing (that’s the first one LEGO put out WAAAAY back in the 90’s), The Communication Universal Networking Transponder (waiting for the BFC at Brickworld 2010), some of the trophies from the Mocie awards that are still waiting to be shipped out (Kelso and Kescenovitz can wait! Hahaha) and my TOT-LUG container (Thanks Dave and Stacy!). On the other side of the room (not in the pic) I have two Jedi fighters and the Falcon (the second version that was released) on display as well.



Fourth Wall Commentary: That's it! Hope the extra inch was as good for you as it was for me! I won't be doing any more "collection" posts unless there are MAJOR changes (like turning the garage into my "Mancave") I've still got a LOT of sorting to do here. In that tub are Cafe Corner, The Fire Brigade, the crusiser, an LAAT, the old hailfire droid (with the huge wheels), a few small V-Wings, a couple of Jedi Starfighters and a whole mess of vulture droids and some other little odds and ends... Pay attention, this is me seriously thinking about paying some local TFOLS to come over and sort this for me. I'm gonna start working on my next episode of "Phip's Clips" next week so hopefully I'll have that up within two weeks or so. Thanks for stopping by! Till next time true believers! ~ Chris.





Update as of November 12, 2009!

I said I wouldn’t add a new page for this until I did something MAJOR for changes. I never said I wouldn’t add to this one…



Well I finally started sorting that huge black “Tub-O-Brick” from BrickWorld. If you remember (or scroll up) this tub was FULL before. Look at it now, you can actually SEE the bottom! WAHOO!







I finally got enough “Profile” bricks to warrant giving them their own area in the collection.






Ohhh, cheese and studs! I hear this is one of Stacy Sterling’s favorite combos. From top left to right… like reading a book. Trans blue studs, trans yellow studs, trans colored cheese slopes, trans clear cheese, other cheese slopes, trans green tiles and finally clear studs.







I always hated digging through my plate drawers to try to find jumper plates hidden at the bottom… problem solved!







Got a few new drawer sets so I upgraded from the shoeboxes to drawers for a few things. First up, blue! Top to bottom, Slopes and “other,” then plates and then brick.







Same with the green here. Slopes and “other,” then plates then brick.







And then old dark grey. Brick on top, “other” in the middle and plates on the bottom. Slopes are in another box off to the side but you can’t see them from here.







I’m not quite done with sorting as you can see. Here’s a number of sealed bags from sets that I’m in the process of parting out to the sorting gods.







Here’s a few of my unopened sets that I had sitting in the room at the time. There’s a few in the garage as well (soon to be the Brickcave!).







“Oh stuck! I’m shi… wait, that’s supposed to be the other way around…”
Just to give you an idea of exactly how big that tub really is.





That’s all for now folks! Thanks for checking in… again.
~Chris.



Comments

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  April 14, 2012
Thats an extensive collection.
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  November 16, 2011
Seeing some of your collections makes me feel better about my addiction. I use a lot of those same types of containers for my collection. I've only sorted by color at this point, I haven't gone through with the sorting by type yet. I'm just thankful that my mother had saved all my Legos from when I was a kid so that when I came back to them as an adult I had a huge collection already.
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  March 18, 2011
I probably only have enough to fill the black bucket O:
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  February 5, 2011
clever title! LOL!
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  February 5, 2011
hehe, another inch; that's what she said!
Chris Phipson
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franklin stout
  October 3, 2010
nice collection, i am way jealous!!
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  August 7, 2010
Oh great, a lot of sorted lego. I like this view. But it's terrible to do it every week to get an overview about the unused pieces.
Chris Phipson
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Max S.
  July 20, 2010
Last pic - epic face xD
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  June 30, 2010
Test build Minas Tirith.
  March 19, 2010
You look like your in your 70's or 80's in that bottom pic.....
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  March 19, 2010
Wow, What is up with that face at the bottom pic???? I can't describe that.
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  December 5, 2009
Wow. Thats a lot. If I tore my sets down, I could probably fill about 2 or 3 of those TUBs.
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  November 13, 2009
Lol, perfect "meep!" expression. 0o0
Chris Phipson
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Mario Kart Master
  November 12, 2009
I have a decient size of LEGO. Check ALL of my stuff!
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  November 12, 2009
I'm certainly glad you didn't decide to sit in that tub au natural and simulate having a bath. There's probably something wrong with my thought processes for thinking that but it's certainly not worth fixing at this stage of the game. We're having a virtual tour of our LEGO spaces this weekend at the TwinLUG meeting. I'm cleaning up my room for that. Nice to get things organized. Wish my life was as nicely comparmentalized as my LEGO. see ya. garth
Chris Phipson
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Lewis Murie
  October 21, 2009
A lotta LEGO®... I've got a lot... Not quite as much as that though. I'm about to get all my cousins Lego-hes 20 and been collecting all that time-
Chris Phipson
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Anders Carey
  October 10, 2009
I have a tub of pieces that's (of course!) unsorted. I've also got pieces all over my floor because my brother is a snob when it comes to cleaning and he always leaves the leftover pieces when he's done building. And I have some baggies of pieces. Nice collection, huh?
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  October 8, 2009
i have more I WILL CONCORE THE WORLD WITH MY LEGOS!!!
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  October 7, 2009
I have a relatively similar system of sorting
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  October 6, 2009
I've got about 2/3 or more of what you have(I've got a ton)
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  October 6, 2009
Ok, heres some emphasis on my collection: Its about a third (give or take a tiny fraction) of that to be sorted tub. Also it isnt sorted. (I have a small collection, yes?) Good job on sorting. It probably makes lego building much easier (when i get my own house, approximately 8-10 years from now, I will probably have saved enough lego bricks as you [im planning on keeping my legos for a while], and then I would have the [clearance?] to be able to organize stuff.) But for now i have about a quarter of a huge tub occupied, and thats it. (p.s... are there 3 versions of the x-wing? I have one that i never finished [I got way too frustrated at the wings falling off [[I was pushing too hard]]...], and I definitely dont have the early 90s version, but i do not have the recent version...)
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  October 4, 2009
wow! i dream of have to use those large storage cases for my legos, my collection is too small and my storage cases smaller. BTW, you have great creations arround here!!!
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  October 2, 2009
My "to be sorted" area has exactly the same size! Or is even bigger, during the olympics i've found parts and wreckages of the last 10 MOCs...Very nice Chris - Kevin
Chris Phipson
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Dave Shaddix
  October 1, 2009
so based on the title here, "another inch ought to do it", can I assume that brings you to the total of TWO inches?
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  October 1, 2009
Gimme a round-trip ticket to your place, and I'll sort it for free! I just finished sorting most of mine today (a substantial amount), so I'm qualified! :D I fully understand the horrors of the unsorted bin, as it's responsible for wrecking my lego room on multiple occasions. (Both by causing a backup or being tripped over.) Thanks for the look at your lovely collection, I wonder how much the others have...
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  October 1, 2009
There is also something called talent that Chris (bless his heart) wasn't born with. !SMACK!
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  October 1, 2009
Quoting Master Builder How come you have so many lego bricks yet you don't make any large scale stuff?
Time constraints mostly. I only have a couple hours a week for lego and I have the attention span of a ADHD squirrel so long term projects just aren't in the cards right now. But that doesn't mean I won't do so in the future.
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  October 1, 2009
Nice collection Chris. And yes, your tub with unsorted bricks is larger than mine! [insert evil laughing here] ;-)
  October 1, 2009
its called camoflaged grey
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  September 30, 2009
Nice collection its so big I wish I had that many tubs of legos instead I have to deal with two tubs of legos, and I don't want to scrap my AT-AT either
  September 30, 2009
Thanks for all of the helpful advice! I built a snow planet dio using your advice.
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  September 29, 2009
what a poor, poor ship...and i smell bacon in here... CRAP! THAT'S ME! AAAAAHHHHH
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  September 29, 2009
Nice. For me, there's the half sorted bath-tub sized bin, the 12 or so bins from Ikea(We NEED target in Canada.) The tackle boxes, and the floor. As a matter of fact, I don't think there's anything I hate more than sorting. - Except the Yankees. At least they don't cover the basement floor.
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  September 29, 2009
God, that makes me hotter than July... anyway, what you should say is "Oh yeah? Well that's what your mother said!" and they'll be all like "Oh snap!" and you'll be like "Oh yeah I did that!" and then they'll say "Oh no you di'ent!"
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  September 29, 2009
wohoooo to much lego detail i think im gonna faint. no just kiddin how much did that cost you in totall.
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  September 28, 2009
God, I wish I had some of those sets...looks like I'm envious of that additional inch!
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  September 28, 2009
Nice collection. It's nice to see that your updating it. Keep on buying more bricks! :)
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  September 28, 2009
Ah the joy of unopened sets. I've got the camper van, a big power miners drilling rig and my Pirates advent calender staring at me from across the room just begging to be torn open. I think the advent calender will actually make it to December, but only my current MOC and limited building time per day have kept the others in their boxes. Thanks for the insight into your storage and sorting. Always useful to see.
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  September 27, 2009
Nice opening line, it has so many applications :)
  September 27, 2009
man that's cool, I'm always interested in see how the others organize their collections...
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  September 27, 2009
I wonder how you haven't died yet from plastic poisoning!
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  September 27, 2009
"Mancave"...I like the sound of that...
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  September 27, 2009
When I order pieces for my Supar Star Destroyer, you will witness true caos in Lego sorting.
Chris Phipson
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Dave Sterling
  September 26, 2009
Looking good Mr. Phipson. Glad to see the container scored a spot on the trophy wall. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :-) Now...let's get to building that mancave!
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  September 26, 2009
Umm how many legos is that. like all the legos in the world or what!!!!
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  September 26, 2009
If you give them an inch, they'll take take a mile. So don't get stuck in that trap. You are much more organized than I am. Thanks for sharing.
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  September 26, 2009
Wow! You have got a lot of bricks! Also I would like to know what I could do to my mocs to get them more attention.
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  September 26, 2009
Quoting Topsy Cret Wait, isn't it "oughta", not "aughta"?
Actually, it's either. Here: aught also ought (ôt) pronoun Anything whatever: "Neither of his parents had aught but praise for him" From the American Heritage Dictionary.
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  September 26, 2009
Hey, I also got a couple of drawer carts from Target when they're on sale last summer! They're really good for storing legos. ~ Ghostman :)
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  September 26, 2009
Things are progressing quite nicely here :) Just give us a call when you're ready to start creating the mancave and we'll take a road trip!
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  September 26, 2009
I really need to sort out my lego. Where did you get the trays for your minifigs ?
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  September 26, 2009
Nice collection. Two words to describe this thing: holy moly. Bye.
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  September 26, 2009
Wait, isn't it "oughta", not "aughta"?
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  September 26, 2009
Hehe... The joy of sorting. Personally, I LOVE having everything sorted now (200-something boxes!), it's just that it requires a lot of discipline to maintain. Good day
Chris Phipson
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George Kemper
  September 25, 2009
So I guess me helping you clean up is out of the question. Dang I could have used some money! Anyhoo would you be able to swing by my house some time soon to work on "Project X" (and mabye help organize)? Just email me when you get the chance.-George
Chris Phipson
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Heather LEGOgirl
  September 25, 2009
I just passed up the most awesome clearance sale at Walmart and felt so good about it...until now. How late are they open?!!
Chris Phipson
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Padfoot; ¾ Of a MOCer™
  September 25, 2009
HOLY BANTHA CHOPS! I ONLY HAVE ABOUT TWO TO THREE BUCKETS (that size) FULL!
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  September 25, 2009
wow, ¡ need to organize like that! all my stuff is just layed out randomly in about eight or nine small boxes and 4 BIG ones.
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  September 25, 2009
That's no moon, it's Phipson's collection! Did someone say Legos on sale at WalMart?
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  September 25, 2009
funny.. i just had a sudden urge to organize my lego.. wonder where that came from..
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  September 25, 2009
john. YES THEY DO!! they have a HUGE selection at the walmart i go to! it used to be bigger, but its still pretty big...
  September 25, 2009
Good grief, Chris. That's quite the collection you've got going. Bigger than mine. Now excuse me while I head over to Walmart... EDIT: You have stinkin' UN-OPENED SETS!? I'm not sure if I like you anymore. =)
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  September 25, 2009
*Snif. Wal-Mart doesn't sell Lego in Canada anymore.
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  September 25, 2009
Kill the ISD. Too many plates in there, and just collecting dust. Mine was one of the first SW sets to go the way of the rubbermaid tubs. Nice to have too much to effectively use fishing kits.
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  September 25, 2009
But why is the water in the urinal so cold? Lee.
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  September 25, 2009
Suess can be a bit strong for me sometimes... I have to dilute it with witty, Douglas Preston novels.
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  September 25, 2009
Quoting Dennis Price I will not help you sort. I will do nothing of the sort. Your collection isn't the only thing that's short. I'd hate to see you in a skort. That ship is the BFC's port. Should I rhyme more I'll be in tort. Glad it's not a book report. Bad jokes are my last resort. No! No! No! I will not help you sort (unless you give me a glass of port).
I see someone has been smoking their Dr. Seuss this week. Thanks for coming in to take a peek. Man that cat pan under the desk can really reek. So bad in fact that I feel weak. So when your future seems a little bleak, be sure to smoke your Seuss this week... Contagious much?
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  September 25, 2009
I will not help you sort. I will do nothing of the sort. Your collection isn't the only thing that's short. I'd hate to see you in a skort. That ship is the BFC's port. Should I rhyme more I'll be in tort. Glad it's not a book report. Bad jokes are my last resort. No! No! No! I will not help you sort (unless you give me a glass of port).
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  September 25, 2009
Luckily there are people like you to reinforce the fact that I do NOT have enough legos.
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  September 25, 2009
Quoting Maxim . ...the Republic Cruiser looked like a great set when it was in the catalog... Did it come with fleshie or yellow figs?
Can't remember, fleshie I think.
Quoting Mister Fang Oh, so glad you posted this! I have been doing the same thing for the last month and I thought I was just being anal.....well, I suppose I was, but at least I have company! See you all in therapy!
Chris: "Hi, my name is Chris and I'm a sort-O-haulic." Group: "Hi Chris."
Quoting Garth Danielson Well, that's a good start... I wanted to be able to watch the tv when I work. My house is my mancave. see ya. garth
You lucky son of a...
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor ...and NO I will not do yours as well! LOL
What if I hook you up with a cup of PAB 1x2 clear bricks? Oh right, did that already.
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  September 25, 2009
How you use it, eh? Well... Moving along. Nice collection, the Republic Cruiser looked like a great set when it was in the catalog... Did it come with fleshie or yellow figs?
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  September 25, 2009
Oh, so glad you posted this! I have been doing the same thing for the last month and I thought I was just being anal.....well, I suppose I was, but at least I have company! See you all in therapy!
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  September 25, 2009
so that "to be sorted" tub is the same thing as your old "$&%@ it I'll clean it up later" bucket, right? I gotta get me one of those, the floor is getting kinda messy. lol
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  September 25, 2009
I was going to say that you'll be needing more that just an inch, that is until I read your little motto "bigger isn't always better". Do people tell you that just to make you feel better? Anyway, great collection. Now if only get can get you to build something decent with it all. Kidding. -Dylan
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  September 25, 2009
Well, that's a good start. Ha ha. I'd say that about anyone's collection. My collection has taken over my living room. I wanted to be able to watch the tv when I work. My house is my mancave. see ya. garth
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  September 25, 2009
Very nice! I have a lot more sorting to do myself.....and NO I will not do yours as well! LOL
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  September 25, 2009
Wow. Lots and LOTS of buckets. I think I counted at least 15 or so on the main pic. But holy cow. That's A LOT of LEGOs.
  September 25, 2009
poor cruiser... the way it in there makes it look like its sinking! nice way to sort the minifigs. im going to sort my collection once i get some bins. BTW, i would gladly sort you legos... for free! (as long your willing to pay for gas) (also remember, you should doubt that it will really happen)
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  September 25, 2009
Lol, you've got a BIG collection.
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  September 25, 2009
nice! This is A ton more than I got. But remember... Its all how you use it. And I gotta say, You use it pretty well.
 
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