Are you a messy builder? I know I am.
In fact when I was working at the Model Shop they continually complained about how messy I was. As you can see, my current WIP is no exception. I’m just as messy now as I was then. It may seem like chaos but this is just part of my method.
The model, which you can see in the upper right hand corner, kind of emerges from this chaos of bricks, bags and containers.
That isn’t to say that I don’t clean up. I had to take a few moments (okay, more than a few) today to tidy up.
I had gotten just a little too messy, even for me. Also, I needed to take some progress photos, which I will eventually post to Flickr. I like to take progress photos so that I know how my model is coming along and where I started.
What’s really ironic is that its like I have two sides to my personality. My artistic side is very organic and messy, so I know I’m very much in my right brain when I’m very messy. My logical side is almost OCD in organization. I keep all of my LEGO elements sorted by brick and color in lots of containers, drawers, and bags. So when I’m sorting I know I’m in my left brain.
So what about you? Do you build messy or organized? What does your LEGO space look like when you build? There’s no right or wrong way to build, what’s important is that you build.