As part of our efforts to build the LEGO fan community in the Maritimes, we get together outside of shows as well. For our most recent get-together, one of our newer members had recently re-acquired several totes of their old LEGO (And other things…) that needed sorting, so we got together and started going through it all. We also had a parts swap while we were at it! While we certainly were nowhere near finished, it was interesting to go through several decades of mixed LEGO of various condition, and this helped fuel interest in different pieces for the parts swap.
Dumping out some of a larger tote and beginning to put different things into the appropriate bins:
A couple of our members removing other things that were mixed in to the totes over the years, grabbing specific part types (Tires in this case) and generally looking at unusual elements with interest:
Minifigs and accessories being sorted out, along with the start of a window pieces bin. It’s obvious that over the years, some of these parts were very well-used: