2013-07-01

The dimensions of a Lego brick!

Have you ever wondered how long or wide a Lego brick is? I mean obviously since we use the every day! Come along with me as we explore...the Lego brick!

The Lego brick fascinates people from young to old. Weather it is a 3 year old or a 90 year old! We see it's uses more and more each day!!! They still interlock together just as they did in 1958.

    Lego pieces today are manufactured from a strong, resilient plastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). The engineers use the NX CAD/CAM/CAE PLM software suite to model the elements. The software allows the parts to be optimised by way of mould flow and stress analysis. Prototype moulds are sometimes built before the design is committed to mass production. The ABS plastic is heated to232 °C (450 °F) until at a dough-like consistency. It is then injected into the moulds at pressures between 25 and 150 tons, and takes approximately 15 seconds to cool. The moulds are permitted a tolerance of up to two micrometres, to ensure the bricks remain connected. Human inspectors check the output of the moulds, to eliminate significant variations in colour or thickness. According to the Lego Group, about eighteen bricks out of every million fail to meet the standard required. Lego factories recycle all but about 1 percent of their plastic waste from the manufacturing process every year. If the plastic cannot be re-used in Lego bricks, it is processed and sold on to industries that can make use of it.




However, each piece must be factory made with impeccable precision. They have to be made just right for their locking assembly and easy disassembly. Lego factory machines are so accurate, they have tolerances of 10 micrometers! Designers are now using a 3D modelling software to generate CAD drawings from their sketches.


And that just about wraps up this page on lego facts and history!!! Thanks for reading, stay tuned for mare, and remember to glorify God in all you do with Lego today!!! You control the Lego, it doesn't control you! -Biblical bricks productions 2013

Picture above: By: Cmglee on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lego_dimensions.svg
Most of the writing has been put into my own words from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_brick#Official_website

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