Biggest Lego Collection in the World and Brickipedia, Lego WIKI!

We bought an underbed storage bin for the Dude's Lego a few weeks ago. Up till then, it had been disbursed in several bins and containers in his room and closet, which meant that sorting through it and locating pieces required dumping the. entire. lot. onto his floor. Given the volume of Lego the Dude has accumulated in his 8 short years, it meant that when the Lego got dumped, it took up most of his bedroom floor.

Needless to say, we're dealing with a lot of Lego. For one child. Take a look (tissue box for scale):

We took a long look at that scene and were somewhat amazed by the amount of Lego he had. And he asked me, "Do you think I have the biggest Lego collection? How big do you think the biggest Lego collection in the world is?" As a good geek mom, I had to look it up.

It would appear that the largest private Lego collection in Britain is 2 Million bricks. MILLION. That he keeps at home. And he has a wife. Who, incidentally, does not like Lego.

The largest (unconfirmed) collection in the world is believed to be owned by Dan Brown, founder of the Toy and Brick Museum in Ohio, estimated to be around 4 Million bricks. Again, MILLION. At least he built a museum to put them in...

And then there's Kyle Ugone, who wants to have the world record for owning every Lego set ever made. All of them. Oh, and they're assembled. In his HOUSE. No word in the article whether he has a spouse who complains about having to clean around all of them.

And introducing, Brickipedia!

As a happy accident, in my research I came across this: Brickipedia. Yup, a Lego Wiki. Everything you ever wanted to know about Lego and stuff you would never have imagined asking. There are over 15,000 articles on Lego. Chances are, if you need to know something about Lego, they've got you covered.

So there you have it. No, we do not own the largest Lego collection in the world (thankfully) but ours still comes in at several thousand pieces. And shows no signs of stopping. But you can trust me when I say that it will NEVER. REACH. MILLIONS.