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Solid Lego consists of bricks which use ten times as much
material as the conventional light weight plastic variety
currently in existence. The new bricks are also much
bigger, use recycled plastic, but work in exactly the
way as the current mostly hollow ones.
The reason to do this
is to help by way of recycling to
up more of the world's millions of tons of discarded
plastic. It won't make a big difference, but Lego is a
global brand, and influencer, and others may follow.
||Next up, "The Pacific Gyre Lego Ballet" ....
||One problem is that Lego is made from a specific
type of plastic ABS and that isnt a cheap sort
(although a new variant of Lego in polyethylene
has appeared). The amount of Lego you could
make from recycled plastic would add up to a lot
of Lego indeed. However it wouldnt meet the
quality of Lego that Lego aficionados (that is,
aficionados who like Lego and perhaps possess vast
quantities of Lego themselves, not aficionados
made of Lego) are accustomed to. The result is
that large quantities of the recycled plastic lego
might end up being dumped because it doesnt
compete with the quality of all that real Lego out
||A simple exchange scheme would see 'old for new'.
Lego would market the new recycled plastic
version as being a positive decision. In time, all
'old Lego' would be viewed as an 'unpc'.
||Plastic injection molding does have physical limits
for quality on thickness.
||Different densities of brick would add a new dimension in Technic motion. 'Weebles' wobble but they don't fall down' also comes to mind.
||// 'Weebles' wobble but they don't fall down' //
||<Notes useful dating information on [wjt]/>
||<Concludes that Carbon-14 dating doesn't go that far back with any accuracy and Potassium/Argon/Strontium dating will be necessary/>
||<A stirred resonant memory> 'Heavy elements can not be used where there is life' </A stirred resonant memory>
||Yep, carbon-14 dating is only useful after the
subject is done exchanging carbon.