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What is an effective method for breaking down and storing large sets for future rebuilds?

I don't have that particular set, but going through the instructions in reverse order and storing the parts in numbered bags will produce the most like-new rebuilding experience. You can even put ...
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Can I store LEGO in negative (minus) Celsius?

Generally yes, as long as: there are no electronics inside (like Power Functions, Mindstorms, etc.) the temperature stays below freezing you allow plenty of time in dry environment to thaw out No, ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

Very specific to your region (and mine): The ALDI chain carries the following hobby sorting drawers from time to time (about once a year): They are very cheap, about 7 Euro for each type and they are ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

Try "Iris storage drawer" on amazon.co.uk. They sell transparent drawers and boxes in several sizes. These (3 large drawers or 6 small drawers) cost about 30 pounds. They are similar to the system ...
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Millenium Falcon 75192 Disassembled Storage

The 75192 Millenium Falcon has 7513 Parts (as I'm sure you know) and so you're going to need to a lot of space to be able to store it. While there are lots of great databases for LEGO parts and sets ...
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What is the best way to exhibit extra large sets, like Taj Mahal?

Disclaimer: I don't own the set in question and I'm not affiliated with anyone selling products mentioned below. Searching in Google for "lego taj mahal acrylic cover" reveals a staggering ...
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Millenium Falcon 75192 Disassembled Storage

The most compact way would be to disassemble the set only partially, to eliminate all empty volume but keep the parts connected, as a bunch of loose parts take up more volume as the same parts ...
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What are the best LEGO storage options?

An honourable mention should go to the forthcoming IKEA / LEGO joint storage solution - BYGGLEK These will arrive in store in October 2020, and consist of plastic boxes in various sizes, with a ...
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Brick labels to be printed

You can try to use www.bricklabels.com It allows you to select which parts you want to print and allows you to print the labels in your custom size, fitting the drawers perfectly. Full disclosure: I ...
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How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?

I was really stumped on this when I posted the question because there didn't seem to be any place to attach to. But then I realized the neck could be a starting place. I tried some things with ...
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How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?

For any CMF's with skates, I put the figure on the stand with no footwear, and attach the footwear to the holes behind their legs. That way their accessories are there, and stuck to the figure, but ...
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How to check the missing pieces of a given set?

You can use the Compare Sets function on Rebrickable for that (if the B model is an official model or a MOC on Rebrickable). Here an example for both official models from the 42069 set.
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Boxes for individual sets

I've been parting out some of my old Technic sets for my son to play with, and I've found that tackle boxes work nicely for individual sets. It doesn't matter too much which brand you go with. Most of ...
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Millenium Falcon 75192 Disassembled Storage

First of all, sort by form or size, not color. You can sort by color, but it is only suitable if you have large amount of exactly same part (no variations) and can keep them together or if they are ...
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Boxes for individual sets

Props to jncraton's take on this. I have an alternative suggestion, that may work for smaller sets. While I don't have sisters to keep out, I do have a variety of small sets that I can't keep ...
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How to prevent discoloration or parts in storage?

Product description says: UV protection helps reduce fading on flooring, furniture, portraits, blinds and draperies Reduce, not eliminate, because such film cannot remove 100% of UV, and regular ...
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Should I store greasy tires separately?

I really expected someone with chemistry leanings to explain to us what was "migrating" out of the rubber with time or temperature, to make them "greasy"...much like cocoa butter will migrate outside ...
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How can I store LEGO bricks to prevent damage?

Avoid storing Lego bricks in your attic. The daily temperature range and extreme heat of summer can potentially damage the bricks. Remove all batteries from Lego electronics before medium or long ...
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Best way to store baseplates

I don't think you need such an extra care of the baseplates. I have a couple of used and abused baseplates with broken corners (from used bricks haul) and they still work. Yes, underside is scratched ...
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What are the best LEGO storage options?

My approach on the cheap side. I use small transparent containers left from food for small items and transparent plastic bags. If container is full than this type goes to a bag. Put them all to big ...
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What are the best LEGO storage options?

I sort my bricks by type. Common bricks, plates like 2x3, 2x4 or 2x2x4,2x2x6 go in big IKEA boxes (800.892.39) and all other parts go in boxes with dividers (Lunar Box, not sure about the manufacturer)...
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Is the app to print LEGO storage labels from www.bricklabels.com still available somewhere?

Do you mean http://www.legolabels.com? That site still seems accessible.
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How do LEGO Technic pneumatics parts age?

The tubes generally age very well and I have never experienced a problem with them (I have had several of these sets over the years). I would double check that the pump is working correctly and you ...
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LEGO 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon: I need to store this set, not display it

First, movers are widely varying in quality. You might get folks that are poets and scholars or you might get somebody that drops every box. If you've gone with the cheapest movers or this is your ...
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Displaying Minifigs and avoiding discolouration

Taking a recommendation from our friends over on Photography there are a couple of options available to you: The best and most common form of protection from fading would be the selection of UV glass ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

In this video, I made some boxes out of paper, which is a very cheap way. You can make them smaller or bigger when you want. They are not as stable as plastic boxes, but if you reinforce the bottom ...
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Best way to store baseplates

Baseplates are a handy way to start a variety of LEGO projects. So I've accumulated a variety of baseplates from sets, bricklink, and stores that I want to keep organized. The best way that way I've ...
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How can I prevent rubber bands disintegrating?

In addition to exposure to heat and UV light (as highlighted in the linked question): Temperature fluctuations can cause the rubber to expand and contract which will weaken the rubber. Certain ...
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Keeping LEGO near heat source

This might count as anecdotal evidence only, but I keep part of my collection in shelves about three centimeters away from a couple of heating pipes (covered by a plastic sheet to prevent dust buildup)...
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Keeping LEGO near heat source

It is possible that UV light from the fire can cause damage to your bricks in the long term but it is not as much of a concern as sunlight. In regards to heat, the biggest danger might not be to ...
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