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by Jameson Gagnepain
LEGO storage comes in many forms. What kind of storage is useful to you depends on what parts you're sorting, and how much you're storing.

by Jameson Gagnepain

LEGO sorting is a lifelong process. It is constantly evolving. Included here is what I've learned from my experiences in sorting LEGO.

by John Wolfe

I built a camera box for photographing LEGO projects. All together, it cost me about $50. The materials for the frame were $30, the 2 clamp lights were $14, and the 3 sheets of colored construction paper were $6. I used light bulbs, glue, and screws that I had handy. If you don't have any, then add a couple dollars more to the materials cost. 

by John Wolfe

I've tried the "brute force" and "boiling" methods and didn't like the results. The brute force method often cracked little bits of plastic out of the legs. The boiling method leaves the hip joints more loose than regular figs. In some cases, the figs wouldn't stand up, they would flop over because the joint was so loose.

After a little experimenting, I found that I can remove the magnets with almost no damage to the figs legs.

 Terms  Definitions
 AFOL  Adult Fan Of LEGO
 Dark Ages  The Time during which a LEGO fan strays from the hobby and does not build. Often spanning many years.
KLUG  Kenosha LEGO Users Group
LUG  LEGO Users Group
SNOT  Studs Not On Top. This is common term for building "sideways" or "upside dwn"
Stud  The basic LEGO measurement - the bumps on every LEGO brick. Equal to 8mm
 TFOL  Teen Fan Of LEGO