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LEGO Tricks - Building in the Bag

Here's a fun parlor trick.  If you've got a single bag set, try building it in the bag.  No tearing open the bag and dumping the contents out.  Use your mad skills to get the pieces to snap together.  This is especially fun with polybags where you can barely see what you're doing, or where the instructions might get in the way.  Likely candidates are the smaller Creator sets that have all parts in a single bag within the hard shell.  I've also done a couple of the Tiny Turbos this way too.  Though two sets after I started doing this, TLG cut the baggie and just put the parts loose in the hard shells.  It eventually came back in the Creator hard shells.

The hardest part about this pastime is not the build itself.  Rather, it's that static electricity builds up inside the bag from so much friction.  The static electricity affects tiny plastic pieces.  You might be shoving a cheese slope to the bottom when suddenly it rises up to the top of the bag!  Science!

This is often a contest at LEGO conventions.  Get your skills honed and whomp the competition.  I've taken anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to get one done depending on how much I've groped the bag.  Here are my personal wins:


Those bags get awfully crinkly and the stickers are durn near impossible to apply.