When I was a kid, I didn’t have a lot of Legos.
For one, they were expensive. For two, they didn’t have a lot of the elaborate kits they have nowadays. That probably made it so I wasn’t as interested in them as I was say, Matchbox cars.
In recent years, I’ve given Legos to the kids of family and friends and it’s always fun to watch them put some of these crazy and cool sets together. I’ve also been to several Lego stores and I’m amazed at everyone you can buy and such. Heck, you can even buy just a few bricks here and there.
I got looking at a few Lego things last night and realized there’s some fun stuff out there. Some are so in-depth you really need to plan.
Kind of like the one baseball stadium I saw.
This is one of those things where I don’t think it would be a kid’s project. The stadium requires nearly 6,000 Lego pieces.
Yeah, you read that right.
So the directions for this project aren’t free. They’ll cost about $25, but it seems like some highly in-depth instructions. It also gives you every Lego you need. Luckily, one can do that by buying through Lego or a secondary market (such as Brick Link).
I never knew Legos had gotten this big.
And now I’m intrigued.
I really think I’d enjoy this project. So I’m going to print out the Lego sheet that shows everything you need. And I’m going to start pricing things out. I realize this project will cost a few hundred dollars when all said and done, but I think it will be something cool to do and I also think it’ll take a couple of years.
My plan would be to price things out and make sure everything is available. Then I’d look to buy the rarer pieces first and keep building, crossing off the pieces I pick up. Once I get everything, I’d then start the build and I think that’d take a while, too. A 6,000-piece Lego project wouldn’t be easy!
The final goal would then be to get enough Lego mini figures to fill up the stands (so an added cost) and when everything is done, I’d have a pretty cool item to display with other baseball things.
In the end, I might decide it’s too expensive of a project to do, but it’s something I’m going to look into over the fall/winter to see if it’s something I could do. And if so, it’ll be time to start looking into building the collection of Legos and storing them in a safe place as these won’t be to have and throw out there and “play” with.
I don’t think something of this magnitude is anything different than a model or a puzzle or anything like that. It’s a project that would take time and have a pretty cool payoff when all said and done.