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Help: How to remove glue from complete sets

GregHGregH ScotlandMember Posts: 7
I've picked up some Lego sets and discovered they'd been glued. I am able to break some of the pieces apart but I really need a solution to help me deal with whole models (soaking in something?) and to remove the residue.      


  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,324
    It depends on the glue, but it is going to be very hard to remove it all and have useable parts without staining or small amounts of residue.

    You can try soaking in warm soapy water.

    Otherwise, you might be better off leaving them complete but glued.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,944
    Crumbs, was that really over 20 years ago. *feels old*
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,944
    Oh, I think I posted that to the wrong thread, doh :D

  • GregHGregH ScotlandMember Posts: 7
    I was afraid of that. It's either way too much time involved or damage the Lego. Oh well, glad I'll get my money back. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,324
    Yeah, I think you are better off having a glued set than lots of bits that are glued assemblies or lots of damaged old bricks.

    If it is a decent set, some people will still want it for display.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    Happened to me once and luckily the seller was willing to swap it for another set because he didn't realize it was glued.
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