There is no limit to how long LEGO bricks last, as they never decompose. However, as far as “being worn out” due to overuse is concerned, there is a limit, and Phillipe Cantin has the answer!
How long can LEGO last?
Findings suggest LEGO bricks have the potential to last for anywhere between 100 and 1,300 years—implying archaeologists in the year 3,000 CE may still be digging up our discarded LEGO.
Does LEGO deteriorate?
In long term storage they will probably deteriorate. (The rubber bands are easy to replace, but the rubber softeners they contain could damage bricks if they melt). Store older tires similarly. If you have the original boxes the Lego sets came in, keep them dry and dust-free.
Can cold damage Legos?
LEGO is made of ABS and sometimes some other general purpose plastics. They become brittle when cold, but go back to normal once temperature returns to room levels.
Are old Legos safe?
4 Answers. No, you should not be concerned about lead. LEGO has always used lead-free colors in their elements, even back in the beginning. However, not all LEGO-compatible bricks are lead free.
How do you preserve LEGOs?
Another option is to just wrap the whole set in thin plastic sheet (the kind used for wrapping food). This is more for storage and moving the set around, but the tight-fitting plastic prevents the set from falling apart. A better way to preserve LEGO is to put it in some sort of display case.
How do you store LEGOs long term?
Instructions booklets put into a larger ziplock bags, and store with the sets. The worst thing for LEGO is heat and humidity. Heat will warp the pieces, and humidity will destroy boxes instructions, stickers and electric parts. Don’t risk loosing your collection over this.
Is Lego Duplo BPA free?
There is no risk from BPA in LEGO® products. The majority of LEGO elements are made from ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), a high-quality plastic that meets an extensive list of safety and quality specifications.
Are Legos toxic if melted?
The Lego bricks go up in flames a lot faster than the Lego vehicles. While it’s fun to watch Lego pieces melt in videos, don’t try this at home. Melting plastic smells awful and the fumes can be toxic. Best to leave it up to the professionals.