Brickset.com

Brickset is an amazing site for the Lego enthusiast. It has a HUGE database of every single product the Lego Group has released since its inception, over 15,000 items in total.

Brickset allows you to make custom lists of sets, like the ones in your collection or the ones you wish you had. You can also see which other sets are most wanted and highly rated among the user community. Any database queries you run can be saved for future use. If you like Legos and data analysis, Brickset is a site to behold.

Some useless facts I learned from Brickset…

  • According to Brickset.com, my family owns over 450 Lego products. That’s mostly comprised of Lego sets, but also includes some Duplo sets and other Lego merch.
  • All together, we have 81,000 Lego parts in our family’s collection. Thanks to garage sales, the total is probably much worse than that.
  • Our population of minifigs is very close to 1,000, but I’ve never physically counted them up.
  • We own 117 Lego town-themed sets, which make up 26% of our collection. 
  • In 1988 when I was 11 or 12 years old, Lego only released 74 sets and I got 31% of them. That’s largest percentage of available sets that I’ve ever gotten in a year. For as many Lego sets as I have, I typically only get about 5% of what’s released each year on average.
  • Between 1992 and 1995, I only got one Lego set. Those were my high school years.
  • I purchased 116 Lego sets, 25% of my collection, between 1998 and 2000 when I had my first full time job.
  • It would cost about $6,500 to get all the sets I want and don’t have. Opening a Patreon account now.

Here are links to data about my family’s Lego collection on Brickset:

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