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Anyone ever swallowed some Lego, or wondered if their children have?

MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,423
These guys have done some research.

Just love the acronyms. My only issue is their use of the term "Legos" - but you can't have everything, even in a research paper...
Baby_YodaThe_Stud

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  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 683
    edited November 2018
    Never swallowed LEGO but did get a Playmobile milk bottle stuck up my nose, which blocked my nostril and I had to have it removed in A&E (I was about 5!).  I know, I know - that'll teach me to play with inferior brands (but I had LEGO, too!).
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,334
    I have a similar tale! Except mine was a 1x1 round brick up my nose. I can't remember how it was extracted but I do recall it being yellow!

    LuLegoMaffyDkiki180703Baby_YodaPolyphemus
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,423
    My youngest girl also had a Lego insertion incident. She had a cylinder like @Huw up her nose when she was 5! We didn't find it for a week, whilst her nose got more and more snotty! A quick trip to the doctors sorted it out eventually! We didn't keep the cylinder.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 357
    What is with kids and snorting Lego? Are they gonna have to put "inhalation hazard" on the boxes now?
    BobflipAanchirBaby_YodaThe_Stud
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 48
    edited November 2018
    ^ I think that Would fit under the “small pieces” warning. Anyway, I did swallow a transparant stud when I was 9 or 10, because we were in holiday in Prague, so I didn’t have a brick separator in hand. By the way, professor Bruce Lee? Someone parents were fans.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,177
    Huw said:
    I have a similar tale! Except mine was a 1x1 round brick up my nose. I can't remember how it was extracted but I do recall it being yellow!

    Before or after it was up your nose?
    Baby_Yoda
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts.Member Posts: 191
    Grossest Brickset thread ever?
    AstrobricksThe_Stud
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 853
    Had an 7 year old swallow a stud before however the largest thing he swallowed was a 1 inch solid glass lens 6 months later.  That was a fun night!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,712
    When I was young (but old enough that I probably should have known better… 5, I think) I remember pulling a minifig hook hand off a figure using my teeth and swallowing it by accident. Forget what color hook or from what figure specifically.

    That’s the only family memory of LEGO swallowing I remember. Neither me nor my siblings ever had the LEGO up the nose problem. Our now 18 year old dog Cider did chew up a green Bionicle Kakama mask when she was a puppy, but it was still intact enough to know she didn’t swallow any of it, it was just teething. I also did put other LEGO parts in my mouth though, sometimes to their detriment… I doubt the chrome coating on so many of my family’s Royal Knights style broadswords would’ve worn away quite as quickly otherwise.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,026
    I was the stingy kid in the neighbourhood. I tried to stop others from swallowing my precious collection. Nothing's changed.
    What is with kids and snorting Lego?
    Just gonna do me a line of Lego...

    OldfanThe_Stud77ncaachamps
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,204
    They did the test on adults. Now do it on children, where it is probably more likely to happen in real life.

    Although some kids do the opposite ...


    TheBigLegoski
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,362
    Why are these pieces sticky?
    SprinkleOtter
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,423
    ^ and now anyone who's had a dodgy bulk lot from eBay will suddenly start feeling rather ill...
    SprinkleOtter560HeliportJern92Baby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,362
    MaffyD said:
    ^ and now anyone who's had a dodgy bulk lot from eBay will suddenly start feeling rather ill...
    I would take solace in the pet dander and kitty litter.
    Switchfoot55
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 686
    Can always be worse... M*gabloks...
  • The_StudThe_Stud IndianaMember Posts: 49
    When I was a young lad, I’d sometimes use my teeth to get flat pieces off of Lego plates. I remember one instance caused me to nearly swallow one and from the day forward, I never bit another Lego again.
  • Bludchylde1Bludchylde1 Member Posts: 33
    Can always be worse... M*gabloks...
    Those would partially digest causing M*gablockage. Yes I went there.
    Baby_Yoda560Heliportoldtodd33
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,026
    At least M*gabloks comes out in exactly the same condition as it went in: crap.
    Oldfan
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,172
    As a 4 or 5yr old I pretended I had a whole minifigure up my nose by removing the hand from one and resting it up my nostril. It looked so convincing, we all laughed until I breathed in.....
    Bumblepantsbandit778560HeliportOldfanReesesPiecesBaby_Yoda
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 357
    Johnny, Johnny...eating Lego?!

    sorry...not sorry XD
    AanchirThe_StudBaby_Yoda
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,358
    Maybe this would be a good thread to merge with the whole, "using Lego bags for food storage" thread? 

    Nothing tops off a nice baked potato in a Lego bag like some 1x1 round plates!
    Baby_Yoda
  • PisceanPetPisceanPet UKMember Posts: 17
    Ha ha, just seen this on the local news for anyone who was wondering...
    https://www.facebook.com/bbceastmids/videos/294709727806755/
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,425
    This takes buying used lots to a whole different level
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,135
    How did this not make the news on this site? As a researcher, I find the cited paper to be a welcome change.
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