Hi. I’m Yooper Stewart. Today I’m going to give you a peek at my Lego business. You’ll notice that I’m all dressed for work (plaid and camo – the uniform of champions). You’ll also notice that I’m wearing my vest inside. I do that when it’s cold, instead of turning up the heat (much like when I wear my headlamp at night instead of turning on the lights, but I digress).
Today you’re getting a peek at my world of Legos. I have four basic categories, which are then divided into dozens of subcategories. The four main basic classifications are: new pre-sorted, new sorted, used pre-sorted, and used sorted. Let me explain. Below are boxes of new, pre-sorted Legos. Soon I will rip open these boxes and sort the piece by color, shape, and size.
After I sort, I store. One of my favorite storage containers is the re-purposed salad clam shell: I can see what’s inside and they stack nicely. For the little pieces, I buy storage systems from the hardware store (or Michael’s – they have great storage bins).
The used Legos aren’t always so organized, as they often arrive in garbage bags inside cardboard boxes. After a thorough washing (my Legos have their own pre-programmed setting on the washing machine) and a mineral-free rinse in distilled water, the used Legos are ready to go.
I haven’t had time to sort these recently, so they’re currently being stored. That’s okay though – we have a guest room where I can keep these until I’m ready to sort.I know my wife wishes these were the only Legos I have, but this is probably 10% of my inventory. I can’t show you everything because, well – trade secrets and all. Still, I thought you might enjoy a look at my world of Legos.