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Question about Storing Completed Sets
Hey all, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, I'm new to the forum. I'm a casual AFOL, and I have a modest little Lego City set up in my basement that my wife and I have loved slowly adding to over the years (it started with her getting me #10184
Town Plan as an engagement gift, and it just grew out from there). We usually just buy the kind of $20-$60 City sets you can get at Walmart/Target, but last Christmas we finally sprung for our first big modular building, the #10246
Detective's Office. Now that we finally have our first house and a basement I can expand in, I want to get more serious about this.... but first I want to take a break and try something I've been wanting to do for awhile now...
Pirates were the first Lego sets I ever got, in fact my love of Lego started with a little pirate set that my mom ordered for me off a cereal box, of all things, back in the early 90's. I have a decent sized collection of the early Pirate stuff, plus an acquaintance just gave me his entire set of Pirates from the mid-00's series. So, I wanna go all out and make a Pirate world and display that for awhile. I don't want to just tear my Lego City completely apart however.... when I last moved I hastily threw everything in a big box and it took a dedicated weekend and some friends coming over for me to put it all back together. So is there a good way to store completed sets/buildings that anyone would like to share? I have a backroom in my basement with a lot of shelf space.... but these things collect dust badly enough as it is, I don't want to add mountains of spider webs and dead basement critter carcasses to the mix. Any suggestions?
tl;dr: I want to store a bunch of Lego City buildings intact but out of the way for a year or so. I have a lot of basement shelf space. Any suggestions on long-term storage to avoid dust and bugs?
Thanks for your help!