Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Behind the scenes: Taming the instructions

Instruction overload!  I've been keeping all of my set instructions in cardboard magazine holders, but I filled up two full bookcase shelves with 'em and the last big review series had the holders literally busting at the seams.  Since instructions are always available online, I never use these hardcopy ones after the initial build, so I've finally moved them into storage boxes to get them out of the way.  I'm not sure exactly why I keep them, but they don't take up much space at all like this, so for now, I'll let 'em live on!


  1. Jang I put my instruction in plastic sheet protector (Staples) and then in binders to keep them ordered.
    I guess I just keep them, because I am a Lego Fan!
    Keep up the good work!

  2. since I don't do MOCs, I often refer back to the instructions to "fix" broken Lego sets (my son is only 6). I prefer the paper copies because they're often more clear and color correct than online PDFs. Especially with the Star Wars sets, which are full of greys and blacks. Some of the colors in official Lego online instructions for Friends sets is TERRIBLE. Completely different colors in the manual than the final product.

  3. If you prefer digital PDFs over the physical instructions, remember that you can sell them on Bricklink. I am not sure how much, but I imagine that you have quite a bit of cash sitting there.