Advanced collection manager: feedback requested

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For some time I've been thinking about adding an 'advanced collection manager' to Brickset to enable you to record more information about your collection. The discussion and interest in the 'cost of your collection' comments suggest that there is a lot of interest in having such a facility, so I will make it a priority (perhaps when the World Cup is on and my wife is glued to the TV :-) ).

I'd like your input before I start to help determine how it should work and what data it should allow you to record.

First, the philosophy behind the current 'I own/I want' mechanism is to keep it as simple as possible and we need to recognise that not everyone will want or need enhanced features, so whatever is provided has to work in conjunction with the simple mechanism. This causes a bit of a problem straight away because the database table structure for your collection is roughly as follows:

User ID, Set ID, Own (yes/no), Want (yes/no), Qty Owned

i.e. there is one record for each different set you own, regardless of quantity. If we are to record information like condition and price, we will need one record for every single set:

User ID, Set ID, price, condition, etc. etc.

It will be relatively easy to create the second data set based upon the data already in the first and to create records in the second as you tick the 'I Own' box but I'm less clear about what should happen if you untick it, or reduce the quantity owned. You could wipe out a lot of data unintentially and if, for example, you own two of a set and sell one so change the quantity owned to 1, the system would not automatically know which of the two records in the second data set needs to be deleted. So this all increases compexity. How do you think it should work? If you use the advanced features, should the system prevent you from reducing quantity or unticking 'I Own' from the current interface?

Assuming we can agree on how to resolve that problem, what data would you like to record? Here's my suggestion to start, with some questions:

  • Date acquired -- would you need an exact date, just a month, just a year? Or free text?
  • Price paid (currency automatically determined from your country, but overridable), default to RRP where known
  • Acquired from -- free text box
  • Condition when acquired -- drop down list: MISB, As new, Used/complete, Used/incomplete (any others?)
  • Condition now -- drop down list: MISB, As new, Used/complete, Used/incomplete (any others?)
  • A series of tickboxes to indicate which parts of the set you own:
    • Parts
    • Minifigs
    • Instructions
    • Box
    • Stickers
  • Location -- free text box to record where you keep it
  • Notes -- free text box

Anything else?

The 'advanced collection manager' is likely to be a separate page and not part of the search/browse pages (but linked to from them), so what information about the sets should it show? Obviously set number and name, but what other data is essential? Is the thumbnail important? What other features shoud it have?

I welcome your input as comments here, and I will probably invite the more vocal among you to provide more input by email, and to beta test it when it's done.

69 comments on this article

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By in United States,

How about a "Pieces Missing" function, where you can list the pieces that you know are missing from a set. I currently have to use an Excel Spreadsheet to keep track of these, that would make that much more easier.

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By in United States,

Seems a little complicated...
@natro220 I like your idea.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have no plans at present to go into the detail of individual parts, either owning them or whether you have them in a particular set. To do it would require set inventories and that is not something I have, and probably not something that BrickLink would be willing to share (although I'd like to be proved wrong)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Sky-guardian, I agree.

It does sound rather complicated. I like the 'cost of your collection' and the minifig counter. But saying what condition it's in, where you got it, when you got it, how much for, etc, seems a little pointless. Also I can't remember most of this information.

It would be good though to add individal pieces and to record missing pieces, but anything more than that would make it too complicated.

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By in United States,

What about just a blank space to list them if you already know the part number missing (also you could describe the parts missing like "2 black 1x2 plates")? No Bricklink collaboration needed then.

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By in United Kingdom,

on the untick 'i own' box part mabey just a warnig box pop up that says:

''are you sure that you want to delete (set number) (set name)''

after that, again:

''are you sure? this record will be permantly deleted!''

everything else seems brill! :)

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By in United States,

On my personal spreadsheet I have a column to that divides piece count by price I paid giving me a price per piece so I know what sets were good values.

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By in United Kingdom,

for the untick 'I own' box, I'd only allow it to be unticked if the user hadn't entered details in the "advanced collection" section for this set.

Examples :
a) I tick the box for set 375 and say I own 3, but provide no further details. I can untick the "I own" and/or increase/decrease the number owned

b) I tick the box for set 375 and say I own 3, fill in the advanced details for 2. There would be 3 records in the database and these would be displayed as individual lines with a checkbox for "Remove". Ticking the 'Remove' box would remove the details in the record and reduce the I own quanitity.

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By in United States,

@Huw: No offense, but you have a typo! You said, "So this all increases compexity." It's supposed to be "complexity".
@DrathMaul1997: I don't think there should be two warning messages because if you accidentally delete a set, you can just re-add it again.

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By in Belgium,

Maybe it's interesting and fairly easy to have like a "collection-score", based on the average scores of the sets. This way you can have a feel how 'popular' your collection is...

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By in United Kingdom,

@andy0306uk thats far better then my idea :)

@cjg but if you enter a page or two of informaun then you don't whant to delete it

@jeffjcc yes, not bad...

oh, what is MISB?

(sorry for the spelling)

btw if this counts as being 'vocal' then no i dont want to beta test

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By in United States,

Huw - one thing that I'd like to see when managing my collection... Is some way to differentiate my collection seperated by.. Sets I aquired as a teen. AND sents I aquired after my dark ages being an AFOL.

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By in United Kingdom,

@DrathMaul1997 : MISB = Mint In Sealed Box

@jeffjcc : wouldn't you be able to do this using the "date acquired" field?

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah, thank you :)

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By in Europe,

I've given this nowhere as much thought as you have, Huw, but for what it's worth:
I'd consider keeping the 'simple' information more or less separate from the more detailed information *on the database level*. As you said, otherwise you'll have no sensible way to simply decrease the count, and increasing the count would mean creating records with the defaults (which probably would be null for most fields). So it makes sense to handle the connection between simple and detailed information in business logic, though how (and whether) to keep it in sync is a problem to be solved. On the user interface side andy0306uk's suggestion makes sense. I guess it'd be too perverse to allow the user to change the total count to a number lower than the number of detailed records, but the other way around makes sense, if only as a step on the way to specifying details about all the individual sets.

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By in Netherlands,

How about a function that will give you information on which sets could be built with the sets you currently own, this would expand the possibilities

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By in Norway,

I would love a missing minifig tickbox under each minifig in the set detail minifig list.

There is so many sets i have complete, but some of the minifigs are missing.
And the green background behind the minifig, could turn pink, when i tick the missing box.

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By in United States,

I don't know if this is possible but maybe a cross reference of the RRP price of a set to what its average price on Bricklink is now. This way we could see not only the price paid for sets but also an estimated current value of our collections.

Obviously there are many complexities inherent in this set up (condition, Bricklink policy) that may make it impossible.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the condion is a good idea just to remind me how batter sets are.
I love the new additions my misses saw how much the sets you have a price for cost now and now is planning what to do with the money.

However i can kinda under stand the idea that thinks have to change. But it seems over technical i can't remember half the infomation listed.

@crzypainter and others who had same though. Problem is on brick link and ebay etc you can massivly overprice sets. like some sets go for 300 quid but definatly aren't worth that amount of money. Im sure maybe lego have have rough idea of what sets are worth but i doubt it.

I personally and i can appricate jobs etc get in the way and family. And you guys do an amazing job balancing all the bits you must do. but i would prefer to have a more complete lego database like finding more prices and peice listings for sets. Cause i have no idea how hard it is and like i said your doing an amazing job. But i think work on that first then expand it.

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By in United States,

I think you'd have to kind of go back in time to a simple 'own/want' form for those that don't want to use the enhanced features - only allow multiple quantities of the same set for the enhanced version. That would make it easier on you to keep data intact when removing copies of a set.

Either that, or change the structure of the current 'Have' table to create a new record for each copy of a set, instead of making that a data column.

Instead of these columns

SetID
UserID
Own
Want
Qty

I would make it

WantOwnID (unique to each row/record)
SetID
UserID
OwnWant (enumerated column with the only options being O or W)

This way you could not only have multiple quantities of own AND want, but create a relationship based on the unique ID of each WantOwnID record for reference in a new table for the enhanced features, making it a true add-on to the existing infrastructure as opposed to duplicating that info. Then add the new table with just:

WantOwnID
Condition
PricePaid
LocationPurchased
etc...

As for the 'enhanced collection manager', instead of a separate page, I could see it as another tab on the set detail page alongside ebay, instructions, reviews, etc. This way you wouldn't need to add the thumbnail or anything to a new page. On the tab, it should be a table or list of how many copies of a set you've submitted and their details, with a form to add another one below them and a 'remove' and 'edit' button/link for each one. I guess we'd need a way to quickly identify each copy, so a 'title' (for lack of a better word) field for each could be a good idea.

An enhanced 'My Sets' listing page could have the same table we currently have, with an 'expand/contract' type of ability to show the details of each copy we own, basically the same markup as would be in the tab on the 'set details' page, but perhaps in a read-only state - you'd be sent back to the set details page to add another copy.

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By in Rwanda,

All looks good to me huw. You need to be able to have own the set/ complte/ incomplete, then box , instruc, stickers etc and a box for comments or to list parts missing.... That would be perfect for me anyway!

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By in United Kingdom,

@All, thanks for the feedback so far. Just to be clear, this will not in any way replace the current simple system which is good enough for 80% of users here. But the other 20% want something more so I will provide it and make it optional. Nobody's going to be forced to remember all this stuff and enter it, but some people do and do want to record it.

@andy0306uk, good ideas, thanks.

@Formentar, exactly what I plan to do: the simple interface and data will remain and the stored procedures that handle its change will deal with the additional business logic to keep the additional data in sync. It will mean there is some redundancy in the relational database model but I can live with that.

Also, I'm proposing that people have to opt-in to the advanced features, if only because I don't want to replicate all 2.3 million rows in the current collection table.

@vynsane, your message came in as was typing this: you have some excellent suggestions, thank you. Your proposal makes perfect sense from an ideal perspective, although I probably won't go back and change the database as it is at the moment, I'll add business logic as described above to keep it in sync.

I like your additional tab idea but I also see a need for more of a spreadsheet-like view which gives a concise overview of your collection and makes it easier to maintain.

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By in Canada,

Seems like a lot of work... for something the person would take forever to fill out and something 99.99% of the time they're only going to look at. Besides, a lot of the questions asked I don't even remember the answers to... like what price I got them at, and whether I have the boxes still stored under my stair?! I mean, it does sound great for those odd few, it just seems like a lot of data. I don't really think people view other people's 'own' profiles, so why would anyone need to have their entire collection history online when the real collection is sitting probably right behind them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Good points Ypres, but it is a often requested feature. Personally I think I'd use some of it, mainly to record where sets are and whether I'd opened them, kept them intact, or split them for parts. I have so many, I've lost track :-)

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By in United States,

The only extra feature I'd like right now is to have a count for number wanted (which would automatically decrement as I increased the number I own). I'm outside the target market for the other features.

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By in United States,

Is there a way for us to manage, show or export our collection to Facebook?

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By in Norway,

As a father to 4 children I have so far all the sets we have as a family in one big list. It woulld be very nice to have the possibilty to have sublists. E.g one list for each of my children and one for myself.

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By in United States,

@iadams - that feature already exists in the "My Sets" tab

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By in United States,

@e_agersborg - NICE suggestion, good show.

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By in United States,

If nothing else just the price bought for would be great.

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By in United States,

Wow - Huw DOES have a lot of sets! :o)

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By in United States,

How about a printer friendly page?

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By in United States,

To resolve the problem, perhaps a drop down menu could be included for each set in a person's collection, that would list each of the sets of that type that the person owns - i.e.
{set name} #1
{set name} #2
etc.
or something of that nature, and have the option of viewing the information for a set or deleting it. That way, a person could keep notes about each individual set of the same type and the computer would know which one to delete.

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By in United States,

cool but why miss the world cup

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By in United States,

@Huw - Perhaps instead of having us edit a number field to reflect the quantity we own, you could instead have us click on a button such as "I own this" which would then "add a row" to a second database table. This second table could then have as many or few fields as you see fit, whether they be toggle, number, memo, etc. in nature.

Then, the number of units we own would no longer be a field we could edit but would simply be a read-only field summation of how many "rows" we have added to this second table. If we then sell one of our sets, we simply have to go into that set (record/row) and delete one of the units.

You could then prime the pump, so to speak, by creating all of our initial records based on the quantities we've currently notated in Brickset. We would then just need to go in and fill in any of the details for each unit as we see fit. After you've finished the initial additions to the second database table, you could then change the "Qty Owned" to read only and linked to a simple formula adding up the number of rows entered for that SET ID and USER ID.

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By in United States,

Not sure if this is on topic or not but I wouldn't mind being able to see how many PAB cups I own. You don't have to add it as sets (since they technically aren't sets) but just a little tab on the my sets page.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Huw, I emailed my ideas for an advanced collection manager a few months back now, you responded at the time and it seems a lot of what you are suggesting to implement covers my 'wants' (and more!). If you want me to resubmit my email, just give me a shout.

One extra suggestion, once I've input all this info, it would be great to be able to export it back to Excel.

This feature gets a massive thumbs up from me, I would DEFINITELY use it, I've recorded most of that information in the comments anyway so I'd just need to transfer it.

I'd be more than happy to be involved in beta testing too.

Finally, I just noticed today that there's a notes button when viewing set lists that displays them in a pop-up window, is that a new feature or have I just missed it all this time?

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By in United States,

For the date, I would have MM/DD/YYYY, but there is an option to put "?" in any of the slots. When you first get to it it should show --/--/----.

Putting a condition that is under fixed answers would give a better search result within a user's collection. (Were you planning on implementing a search like that?)

Personally "location" is unnessecary.

Everything else is fine.

P.S. Please put me on the beta test list if you can.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks, Huw - a collection manager would be another useful feature which I'd definitely use.

I'd keep it pretty simple :
- add a collection manager tab on the home screen
- show the user's sets as a simple list containing some fixed and some editable fields for each entry
- limit the editable fields to set number (which once entered would automatically populate set name, year and show a small pic), price paid and condition (I'd suggest a drop-down with the following options : sealed box, open box, loose). You could also allow a 'free text' field for brief notes (helpful, but hard to police unless you moderate which would be virtually impossible if there's good uptake of the service)
- for duplicates, the user would enter the set number as usual and the system would simply add another line to the listing and treat it as a separate set to allow separate price and condition info for each duplicate
- need to include a delete and an edit function
- allow the user to specify how many records should be shown on the screen at once, e.g. I have tons of sets and lightning broadband, so I'd like all the records to be shown at once and scroll through them rather than have to painstakingly click through 25 pages of 20 records each, while others with slow connections will only want a few sets on screen at once for speed
- nice to have some sort options, e.g. display in set number order, display alphabetically by set name etc.

And that's it. Just like the Word document I use to catalogue my sets, in fact, but automated, and calculates how much I've actually spent, e.g. for interest, insurance purposes etc.

Happy as ever to be a beta-tester.

Dr. D.

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By in Slovakia,

Well, what I'm missing is to somehow update (mostly increase) the minifig numbers (could be right within the sets they are included in), as it happens I've bought some through auctions and there is no way to increase the minifig collection number at the moment...

This could go in hand with the missing piece/minifig feature, using just the opposite numbering and calling it probably with an universal name...

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By in Netherlands,


Hi,

I would like a kind off system I use at home in Excel with the following futures.
And of corse a Pic of every set in front, see example below.

-number of the set including picture
-name (U.S. name and "other country names")
- Us only/ or re-released or what ever is special about it.
-instructions and box for me to fill in whether I buy a new orriginal set or a second hand on eBay which often comes without the orriginal box.
- piece count
- original price
-realease date
-and below the list all the totals

Something like that.

Set Name Instr. Complete Box Pcs. Figs. Price Released

1 1464 Pirate Lookout yes yes no 16 1 $2,00 1992 us only
2 1481 Pirates Desert Island yes yes no 20 1 $2,00 1991 us only
3 1492 Battle Cove yes yes no 25 1 $2,00 1992 us only
4 1729 Barnacle Bay Value Pack yes yes no 85 4 $0,00 1992 us only
5 1733 Shipwrecked Pirate yes yes no 22 1 $2,00 1994
6 1747 Treasure Surprise yes yes no 21 1 $2,00 1996
7 1788 Treasure Chest yes yes no 154 4 $22,00 1995 us only
8 1970 Pirate's Gun Cart yes yes no 29 2 $0,00 1993 us only

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By in Ireland,

To keep it simple I'd only need two categories, new and used and the incorporation of Bricklink pricing data, i.e. lowest available. This won't be perfect as matters such as condition, unusual pricing and location of Lego (US locations tend to be cheaper but would cost more to import to Europe or Australia than perhaps locally sourced Lego) could affect prices but it would give me an approximate value which I could use as a starting point for insurance purposes.

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By in United States,

I sure would like it if when you ticked the 'I own' box on a set if I could select whether or not I own all or just certain parts or pieces of it. For example, I own the newest version of the LSW X-wing, but I do not own any of the minifigures that were sold in the set, but they are shown in my minifigure collection here on brickset as if I own them. Personally, I find this rather annoying.

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By in United States,

The feature I have always wanted to see, was a "total # owned" for each set when sharing the set list. For example, when viewing someone else's list, it would show that they own Qty 1 of a particular set, and Qty 3 of another set. The data would be pulled from the box that allows input of the quantity owned for each set.

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By in Canada,

This seems like a good idea but please dont over do it please :-P

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By in Poland,

The feature I would really like to see is the ability to add notes to loose minifigs - I have many loose minifigs in my collection and many of them are customized (by adding a custom weapon or a dollar plate to Dollar Bill for example) so it would be great if I could note it here, on Brickset where the database of my LEGO collection is :)

Just a simple 'notes' button (the same as in normal sets) would suit perfectly :)

Please consider it when you'll work on the database :)

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By in Australia,

Ok, so a few thoughts:

I don't really see the sync of the two databases as a problem. So let's say a user reduces the number of sets they own. You would need to reduce the number of set entries in the advanced database to match the new set count, but you don't know which one of the duplicate sets was eliminated. Well you can prompt the user for that information. When it changes bring up a popup (the dynamic web app kind, not a new window) that is a dialog box asking the user to select the sets for removal. Until the user confirms the changes, no changes are made to either database. The sync problem is thus avoided.

Now you can take the idea of dynamic dialogs a step further. You mentioned activating the advanced features. I think a dual simple/advanced system is great. You could make it so activating the advanced features actually activates a different interface that includes dynamic dialog box prompts. When in advanced mode, when a user adds an owned set or whatever, a dialog box pops up and prompts for further information for the advanced database. Therefore the updating the simple side automatically leads to populating the advanced side. Thus you simplify managing sets for the user. If big edits need to be made, the user can access the advanced database on a separate page. But they get to manage their sets in an advanced way as they go. For simple users, that interface doesn't exist and all works just as it used to.

Finally, I always viewed Brickset's forte as managing sets, not parts of sets. But the addition of minifig counts is kind of interesting in that it pushes the boundary towards managing inventory of parts. Now, a minifig count is a property of a set, but with the listing of minifigs owned, people really think of it as a resource, not a property. And then the demand for managing that resource grows. I'm assuming that the minifig database is separate from the set database, just like the advanced database would be separate from the sets database. My suggestion would be to make it more modular and ma

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By in Australia,

ke the distinction more clear. Then develop your minifig management tool as an add-on module for the simple sets management. Likewise, your advanced sets management would be an add-on to your simple database.

Yeah, so I have more thoughts on this, but I think the most important take-away point I'd like to make is if complexity will be added to the information stored, you're probably going to need to rethink you interface to handle the added complexity.

PS Thanks for all the work you've put it. It really is a great site that has been put together. And thanks for allowing us to give you feedback. Its easy to give ideas if you don't actually have to implement them.

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By in United States,

I'm not exactly sure if adding yet another layer of complexity to the site is a good thing. I've never felt the need to have anything other than an "I own" and an "I want". But hey, that's just me.

It's a really amazing site and incredibly easy to use. I appreciate all the work that is and has been put into it.

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By in Hungary,

It is always nice to visualize stuff.
So once you have the the data (any data discussed above) simple quick charts via the Google Chart API (http://code.google.com/apis/charttools/) would be a nice addition.

Like:
- Line chart of the value of collection/set count/piece count/minifig count over time.
- Pie chart of the current theme/release year distribution.
- Pie chart of the Wan/Own ratio.
- Completion level of a given year/theme
Just some ideas.

And to make things simple, users should be given the option to remove unwanted charts or to ad them again.

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By in Brunei Darussalam,

I'd like a sortable list of the sets I own in the order that I bought them - to do that, the Date Acquired field would probably have to be ddmmyyyy format.

And without reading through the suggestions, I'd like to have yes/no fields for "Opened" and "Complete"

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By in Sweden,

I think the "price" function is the best, and only good one to have, as I believe the others won't prove as useful in the future. Also, only having this function, not the "condition" function, will greatly simplify the level of complexity needed for the site.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Brickapolis, my intention is to leave the current interface exactly as it is now. If you opt in to advanced features, additional options will be presented at various places on the site. If you don't, you'll notice no difference.

So nobody need fear increasing complexity: simplicity has always been one of my main goals here and continues to be so.

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By in United States,

@Novelty the yes/no fields for opened and complete is a simple and wonderful idea. I know disneywizard earlier mentioned http://www.peeron.com/ . Could each set listing in the database have a link to peeron's part inventory for an easy cross reference? Also peeron.com allows you to import your set list from other sites (LUGNET) as well as export your list to a tab-delimited file then your listings can be fully transferable between all sites and your collection could be tracked with its inventory with out having to visit several sites to add/edit your collection when it changes. Why reinvent the wheel with adding inventory here when someone else has already done the hard work and this site can be linked to it?

Just my thoughts.

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By in United Kingdom,

all for diehard proper collectors, however I would find some sort complete uncomplete/pieces missing etc would be useful

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By in United Kingdom,

@shootvolio, you can export your collection from here and import at Peeron: go to 'My Sets' and see the options in the 'Export' panel.

There are links to Peeron and BrickLink's inventories on the instructions tab of the set details pages.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi there, sorry not sure if this was requested but i would like to see in the 'my sets' relating to minifigs, the drop down section to have a 'show all my minifigs' without having to pick a theme.

I really do like to see the prices of the pieces i've bought for my son and i would defiantly would like a section where people could input what store brought from and price as this can vary in some major stores and obviously i would like to purchase the cheapest. I would also like to see the all 'sets owned by me' without the i own section but maybe how many i owe; the ratings removed; maybe a section that i can highlight and it shows me all the collection in that series. For example i thought i purchased the entire atlantis range but when i found this site i realised i hadn't; reduce the size of the buy column; if you already own it why would you tick to want it again; a section to find missing pieces of a collection like mentioned before.

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By in United States,

Not sure if it would fit in with the new stuff you're planning or just on the my sets page. But I'd like a way to filter my view to see the sets that don't have pricing information.

My "My Sets" page looks like this at the moment:
You own 394 sets (371 different).
We have piece counts for 346 of them.
We have retail prices for 343 of them.

I'd love to be able to just see the sets with no retail price info or no piece counts so I know which ones aren't being counted.

Thanks for all your work Huw. Me and my 7 yr old (they're his Lego's, just ask him) love the site.

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By in United States,

Not exactly a fit into the advanced collection manager, but this is something that I was going to write, that would be a nice feature to have on your site. Plus I would not have to write the 20+ lines of code :)

A text area that you enter in 1-n lego set numbers. Clicking enter will give you a listing that can be shared via a message board. The listing would looks something like: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=8156&st=120&p=754241&#entry754241

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By in Australia,

Speaking of prices, how do you figure in taxes? and shipping? I mean, its not the price of the Lego set, but it does change the total amount spent. In my spreadsheets I actually break the price down to get a sense of total dollars spent, not just total value of sets.

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By in United States,

I don't know if this has been said yet, but one feature I think would be interesting is if I could group sets by where I bought them, such as Bricklink or Ebay. It wouldn't be terribly useful, just interesting. As for the other features you have mentioned, I don't think I would have much use for them personally.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the idea of the advanced collection manager functionality and I would certainly make use of it (and would welcome the chance to beta test). Loads of useful ideas / suggestions being posted on here by the good folks of BrickSet, regarding how to keep the data separate from the main database!

To throw my twopenny's worth into the mix, if not already mentioned, I feel it would be useful to show whether the set is still boxed, or if it is currently built (or built and then dismantled). Also, when you mark a set as being in your collection, the ability to pick and choose WHICH minifigures you own in a set (if you've bought it second-hand, for example), would be highly useful, so you can identify those you need.

On a practical note regarding the advanced manager; an extremely useful function as far as I'm concerned would be the ability to import that secondary data (perhaps from a CSV file), so I don't have to manually type in the location, purchase price, date acquired etc. for each of my 500-odd sets. For this to work, I would imagine we would need to download an import template provided by BrickSet (so the header columns are labelled correctly) and it should then be a simple matter of populating it (maybe with a vlookup function) and then uploading the data ourselves.

Keep up the good work, Huw. BrickSet just gets better and better...

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legowomen1980p... yes, you're right that you can show loose minifigs, but you can't currently show sets which are missing from a set (for example, when I got my Cloud City #10123, it was missing several of the figures, most of which I've since tracked down (still need Leia) and it would be useful to show that my set is not 100% complete.

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This has nothing to do with the 'advanced collection manager' development, but was thinking it might make sense to make the categories of the news articles a link, that would then filter the news article display to only that category. Like 'shopping news', which shows up below the title of appropriate news articles, would be a listing of only news articles that fall under the 'shopping news' category. Just a thought.

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I would love to see a Actual Price paid option in addition to the retail amount. I know that for me, and hopefully, others, it would useful to know how much we really have spent on our collections vs. how much LEGO would should have charged us.

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@vynsane, done!

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By in United Kingdom,

just think for the wanted lists have need and in your dreams or what ever sort of list that would be very useful in deciding what to buy for my town and weather I need it or just want it

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