So I was putting together some sets the other day, just the norm you know, when I started to notice odd little things I consistently tended to do while building. Things like putting all the pieces into one huge pile just for fun, blathering to myself about what I was doing, that sort of thing.
SO! I want to know; what are some of your building habits that you've developed over time? To start off, here's a few of mine off the top of my head:
- I always tip the parts of a set out into a huge pile instead of sorting them as suggested. Something in me just finds it more fun.
- Following on from that, I tend to panic very easily when I can't find a piece, even if I know it's there. The bigger the piece, the more quickly it happens.
- I tend to talk to both myself and the pieces while building - generally berating them for hiding from me when I'm looking for a particular one.
- Everything always has to be oriented EXACTLY the way it is in the instructions. If the instructions say to put the bushel on the axle with the rounded side pointing THAT way and the stress-relief cut facing in THAT direction, it'd dang well better be attached in that orientation!
So what about you guys? Any similar kinds of things that you do while building? Maybe I took them all already, and am the king of building neuroses? Am I using too many question marks in a row even when it doesn't quite make sense, and it's really starting to bug you for some reason? Let the people of the boards speak!