Brickset members: We own half a billion pieces between us!
On Christmas Eve I made a note of how many sets we own between us. The figure was 1,898,700. Now, today, it's 1,992,700 which means collectively we've bought or received nearly 100,000 in the last month, and is an average of 74 sets each (based on the 26,636 people that use the 'My Sets' facility).
What's more, the total pieces count shown in the menu has rolled over the 500 million mark, and having just done a quick sum in the database, that includes 2,725,000 minifigs which if we were to stand them on top of each other they'd stand 109 Km high, which isn't quite to the moon but is still a long way!
It will be interesting to look back at this article in a year's time and compare the figures again.