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#41 Offline Overlord

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Posted Sep 05 2012 - 02:08 PM

If I don't have as much time, I open the bags in order (if they have an order). Mostly if I have time, though, I just dump all the bags into one huge pile. :PThat's assuming I build the set at all.~:b::i::m_o::m::a::n::c::e::r::~


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Posted Sep 20 2012 - 05:18 PM

Bag by bag is the way I always build. Just seems like the simplest way.
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Posted Sep 20 2012 - 05:23 PM

If the set has multiple bags, I tend to keep piles of what was in each bag. But if it's something simple like a small Hero Factory set (like Evo 2.0, for example) I'll probably not use the instructions. :P
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Posted Sep 20 2012 - 06:07 PM

I'm super OCD, I open one bag at a time and I have the word lego on each stud face the same direction.
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Posted Sep 20 2012 - 07:44 PM

I pour out the bags (separately) into a shallow container so none of the pieces can get away.
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Posted Sep 24 2012 - 08:48 PM

I usually open all of the bags, put the stuff in a pile, and then follow the instructions. I usually end up with a few extra pieces, but that's all right.:akaku: X-Ray :akaku:
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Posted Sep 27 2012 - 03:51 PM

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Posted Oct 15 2012 - 05:07 PM

I go bag-by-bag, following the instructions. I'll occasionally just dump all the pieces together if it's a smaller set. Posted Image

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Same here, though occasionally I dump all the bags into one pile.

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Posted Oct 15 2012 - 05:25 PM

With bricks. All joking aside, bag-by-bag, through the instructions.
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Posted Oct 20 2012 - 08:38 PM

If it's a small set, I just dump it out and build it with a mix of guesswork and instructions, but with larger sets, like, say, the T-1 Typhoon, I sort everything first, by color, and then follow the instructions to the letter.
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Posted Oct 20 2012 - 10:38 PM

I build my sets one piece at a time, just like everybody else. only I do it logically. (if you must know, yes I will continue this until i get bored with it.)
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Posted Oct 20 2012 - 11:20 PM

I just dump the parts onto the table or something and immediately start building it. It may not be the best strategy because some parts could get lost underneath the other parts.

I used to do that, but now I just go bag by bag.That's what I did with the 2012 Star Wars Skiff.

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Posted Nov 08 2012 - 09:10 PM

Very carefully. But really, I mostly just dump everything on the floor and start building. However, when I build things with my brother I just sort the peices while he actually builds.
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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 07:00 AM

sort by parts and build it, for polybag I build it inside the polybag
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Posted Nov 13 2012 - 03:49 PM

Make a whole mountain with all the bags and pieces, and throw away do darn building instructions. Never used them.
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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 03:04 PM

Make a whole mountain with all the bags and pieces, and throw away do darn building instructions. Never used them.

I take it you've never built the Axalara or the like :P ?I used to pile all of the pieces, but now I go bag by bag. It makes big sets a lot easier.-TLhikan

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 03:25 PM

Make a whole mountain with all the bags and pieces, and throw away do darn building instructions. Never used them.

I take it you've never built the Axalara or the like :P ?I used to pile all of the pieces, but now I go bag by bag. It makes big sets a lot easier.-TLhikan

Yeah. And "with the like" you mean the Rockoh?

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Posted Nov 15 2012 - 06:43 PM

Make a whole mountain with all the bags and pieces, and throw away do darn building instructions. Never used them.

I take it you've never built the Axalara or the like :P ?I used to pile all of the pieces, but now I go bag by bag. It makes big sets a lot easier.-TLhikan

Yeah. And "with the like" you mean the Rockoh?

Well, I have the Axalara and the Thornatus. A couple of my other larger sets would have been a mystery without the directions.When I was younger, I tried to keep the set in whatever pose was in the directions. I miss how pretty the 2001 manuals looked...-TLhikan

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Posted Dec 03 2012 - 01:29 AM

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Posted Dec 03 2012 - 02:36 PM

Back then I'd just dump all the parts out and start building, but now I go bag by bag.


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Posted Dec 11 2012 - 11:48 PM

*dumps out parts into huge pile*

*pays little brother a shiny quarter and some minifigures to play with to organize by color*

*looks at box and challenges self to build without instructions*

 

The third part is the most difficult, but it works fairly often. Unless it's Technic...then I end up being a large yellow blob of nothing.


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Posted Dec 23 2012 - 04:30 PM

Dump each bag out, then I work around. This always works.


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Posted Dec 23 2012 - 04:34 PM

Use instructions and bag by bag.


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Posted Jan 05 2013 - 11:36 PM

Well... I remember this one time, way back when, when I got the original Millenium Falcon set from 1999. I was much younger at the time, and I decided to dump every bag into one huge pile. Yeah, that was a mistake, but I had a ton of fun, if some amount of frustration, sitting there for 4 hours straight building it.

 

Nowadays, when the bags are numbered, which they often are, I guess I generally don't open bag 2 until I've finished bag 1, unless I feel like it. Other than that, and when the bags aren't numbered, I open all the bags at once, but keep the piles seperated. Then I put 'em together, piece by piece.


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