Monday, November 9, 2009

All Out of Sorts

I've written in this space many times before about the challenges of sorting and organizing your LEGO collection once it begins to expand. It's a necessary evil -- the brick equivalent of making sure you've hit the restroom and filled up on snacks before you set out on a long road trip. The less stops you have to make, the sooner you'll get there. Thankfully, I have not yet gotten to the point where I have to build with an empty Gatorade bottle below the desk, but who knows what the future may bring.

Over on The Brothers Brick -- there is a terrific essay on all of the competing factors when it comes to sorting LEGO bricks. It's a question of patience, time, and the reason you're sorting in the first place. I believe that most builders just want to get to a point where they can easily find parts, in order to interrupt their flow of building as little as possible.

Photo by ltwp.

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