|Where to start?|
That evening I was able to build the train, and I'm really pleased with myself. I'm also surprised that most of the pieces were there, although I had to improvise in places, and annoy my siblings by e-mailing them lists of the pieces that I needed and asking them to search through their boxes.
|Has anyone seen the other headlight?|
It had been adapted to run as a battery powered train that went round by itself, but I seem to be missing some of the vital components, something for me to investigate. Since I set the train up, Harry was been playing with it constantly, it is a massive hit.
I also found the instruction booklet for a set of technical Lego that I received one Christmas. I remember being absolutely thrilled with it, and showing it to my bemused Grandma who had no idea what it was. I was delighted to find another website - Peeron - where you can download inventories for all the Lego kits. I had no idea that there were so many Lego resources online! I didn't have many of the pieces for this one, so a bit more tracking down via my siblings is required.
The problem I have now is that I am torn. Most of me wants to keep the Lego in its sets, neatly stored in boxes with the instruction manual and inventory to check against so that I can make sure that nothing goes missing. I already do this with the one Duplo set that we have. But another part of me wants to encourate creativity in my children, and allow them to make up their own models and creations without being limited to the pieces in a kit, especially as we have a lot of plain bricks and pieces that don't go in kits anyway.
How do other people organise Lego? Keep it in individual sets? Just lump it all together in one box? Organise by colour? By type? Or am I just obsessing over it unnecessarily? I'd love to know what you think. I've even started a Pinterest Lego board!