My wife and I are replacing the carpet in our house, which has led to a uniquely-AFOL kind of problem... what to do with almost 15 years worth of collecting. I mean, I have buckets and bins and boxes and bags worth of sets... it's part of being a collector. I've never been one for collecting the empty LEGO boxes (anymore, I usually break them down and they go in a box in my garage), but I always keep instructions. And that leads to the problem I have...
That, right there, is 78 liters worth of instructions, and doesn't include things I only have digitally (stuff purchased aftermarket), or the big UCS instructions. They're heavy. They take up a lot of space. They sucked to move. Which has me wondering... what should I do with them?
I'm certain that there are some duplicates in there, given that I've bought a lot of sets more than once, with plans to part them out (in truth, most were "parted" into that big bin to the right, and have never been sorted). But really... is there any reason to keep the vast majority of these around? LEGO instructions have come a long way, and they have almost everything digitized these days.
I'd love to hear what other people do with these things? Keep them? Recycle and go digital? Use them to build a fort?
If the above post didn't offend you, you're probably reading it wrong.