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Solid Lego

make Lego Bricks that are solid
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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 same way as the current mostly hollow ones.

The reason to do this is to help by way of recycling to use 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.

xenzag, Jun 01 2019

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       Next up, "The Pacific Gyre Lego Ballet" ....
8th of 7, Jun 01 2019
  

       One problem is that Lego is made from a specific type of plastic — ABS — and that isn’t 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 wouldn’t 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 doesn’t compete with the quality of all that real Lego out there already.
Ian Tindale, Jun 01 2019
  

       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'.
xenzag, Jun 01 2019
  

       Plastic injection molding does have physical limits for quality on thickness.
RayfordSteele, Jun 01 2019
  

       Different densities of brick would add a new dimension in Technic motion. 'Weebles' wobble but they don't fall down' also comes to mind.
wjt, Jun 02 2019
  

       // '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/>
8th of 7, Jun 02 2019
  

       <A stirred resonant memory> 'Heavy elements can not be used where there is life' </A stirred resonant memory>
wjt, Jun 02 2019
  

       Yep, carbon-14 dating is only useful after the subject is done exchanging carbon.
RayfordSteele, Jun 03 2019
  
      
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