Category Archives: Science

Doctors Eat LEGO Bricks

A recent study published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health examined what happens when doctors eat LEGO bricks. Yes, you read that correctly. Six health care professionals working in paediatric hospital care consumed one Minifigure head each. Subsequently, they let it pass through their digestive system. The team hoped to determine the length of time that a Minifigure

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Bye Bye Plastic Bags

LEGO® Group aims to Eliminate Single Use Plastic Packaging Earlier this week, The LEGO® Group announced its latest sustainability measures. Starting in 2021, it is bye bye plastic bags used in packaging. Typically, numbered plastic bags hold loose bricks inside the box. By 2025, The LEGO® Group aims to have completely sustainable packaging. The plastic bags that normally end up

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Adventures of a LEGO® Cryonaut

LEGO® bricks find uses in the most unexpected places. Recently we reported on a study that examined LEGO® elements lost at sea as well as a turtle wheelchair constructed using Technic. Now, our favorite interlocking plastic bricks have done it again. However, this time they have set a world record for the coldest LEGO® bricks in the universe. Additionally, Springer

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The Story of LEGO® Turtle

The road to any recovery can be long. Many adult fans of LEGO® (AFOLs) turn to their brick collections to ease the stress. Additionally, hospitals use LEGO® kits to help brighten the lives of sick children. However, mankind is not the only beneficiary of LEGO® therapy it seems. Recently, the Maryland Zoo found a new use for the iconic toy.

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OMG – It’s a Beached… LEGO® Brick?

Plastics are a problem. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), humans produce 30 million tons of plastic each year. Additionally, most of that is for one-time use. A lot of this plastic ends up in the world’s oceans. In fact, the IUCN estimates eight million tons end up in marine ecosystems each year. Oddly, this

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