When people say “the best thing since sliced bread” what they really mean is “the best thing since fitted bedsheets”.
Sitting in my pyjamas, reading NeoGAF and listening to music that wishes it was the 80s again. Yes please, Sunday.
For the last few months over on Classic Castle we’ve been running a Lego Jambalaya, and as second-last on the list, the box finally arrived at my door.
Basically a jambalaya is started by someone putting spare/excess parts in a box and then sending it to someone else. That second person takes out what they want and puts in some new stuff, and so on and so on. As fourteenth on the list the box has been all over the US and Europe, so I was a little worried there wouldnt be much left, but there’s still loads of great stuff in there- a continued reminder of the generosity the community frequently displays. There’s uncommon polybags, out of print minifigs and some community customs too -and well crafted ones at that- things I dont normally go for. The photo on the left is what I took- none of it needed certainly, but things I can definitely find a use for in my building.
The photo on the right is what I put in. There’s some spares, some customs, some polybags i’d hoarded for five years- lots of pieces and items I dont use but know that someone else will. There’s some rare stuff too, but cliché aside, it’s the donating and giving to the jambalaya that’s the best bit- knowing someone else will be able to use those parts that you dont and find enjoyment from them.
The whole process has just reminded me I need to sort out my collection and actually organise what I have and havent. Eitherway, i’m without parts I don’t “need” and now with parts that I do. That’s pretty good!