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Jurassic World Dino Material

eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 532
Does anyone know if any of the new Jurassic World dinos have any rubberized parts? It looks like they should be all plastic, but 30320: Gallimimus Trap looks like it might be rubber. Also, I don't know about the wings on the 75915: Pteranodon Capture.

I've seen the images of the white dust that forms on certain rubber LEGO parts in the recent Galidor article on the main page. This would be my first dino theme that I am going to collect but I will skip any of them that will start to crust up like that.

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  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    I can't help with the dino question, but I do have similar fears for every modern rubber part (except wheels) that lego includes in any set these days. Eventually, I fear the rubber will begin to break down, and i dread seeing all those minifigure hair pieces/specialised heads cracking, shrinking, and all that other mess.

    (The Series 13 alien head is particularly disappointing in this regard. Why not ABS? Lego is meant to be high quality which lasts across generations, not cheap gunk that rots away within a decade).
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2015
    Most of the dinos are identical molds to the 2012 line with different printing, so I think it's safe to say yes, there will be significant rubber on the slender/delicate parts (wings, tails, pteranodon lower jaw, the entire coelophysis/gallimimus, etc.)

    If these parts (and the same goes for all the alien fig tentacles and other such parts over the years) were made of normal ABS, they'd be cracking and snapping off left and right.

    legomatt said:
    Lego is meant to be high quality which lasts across generations, not cheap gunk that rots away within a decade.
    Tell that to all my poor, cracked cheese and round slopes.

  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,484
    ^What temperature and humidity do you have?
    I have not seen any cracking on any of my lego here in the UK.
    BACbrix
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    ^ Well, I'd say Goldilocks normal temperate zone really - not too much, not too little.

    I'm sure humidity plays a small role, but the bigger problem is the thin structures of parts like these fracturing under both static and dynamic stress loading:

    http://brickset.com/parts/6024715
    http://brickset.com/parts/609126

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    edited April 2015
    >there will be significant rubber on the slender/delicate parts

     Correct. the Dilophosaurus I reviewed today has a rubbery tail.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 532
    @TheLoneTensor thanks for the info. While that is somewhat disappointing, I might pick these up anyway. My kids will have fun playing with them, and I can imagine them building their own enclosures and park for the dinos out of our free build bins. That is definitely worth the eventual breakdown of the rubber parts. I guess I just have to accept that not every LEGO bit is going to survive forever.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 532
    Oh, and thanks to you as well @Huw. I didn't reload the page before I wrote my last comment.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    We have most of the Dinos from the 2012 line, and they are all in great shape, rubber and all.  Will they look that way in 30 years, who knows.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    legomatt said:
    I can't help with the dino question, but I do have similar fears for every modern rubber part (except wheels) that lego includes in any set these days. Eventually, I fear the rubber will begin to break down, and i dread seeing all those minifigure hair pieces/specialised heads cracking, shrinking, and all that other mess.

    (The Series 13 alien head is particularly disappointing in this regard. Why not ABS? Lego is meant to be high quality which lasts across generations, not cheap gunk that rots away within a decade).
    Poggle's head was the worst for staying on the torso, especially with the thick wing piece.
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