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Giving a new life to damaged bricks?

jeanloupjeanloup Member Posts: 1
edited April 2012 in Everything else LEGO
Hi folks,

I recently acquired a large collection of loose bricks, which I was hoping to add to my collection, unfortunately on closer inspection it would seem that many pieces have lacked quite a lot of TLC over the course of their former life. What I'm trying to find out, and given that I haven't seen any topic on the matter with my friend Google I think I know the answer, is whether there is any way to mend pieces which have been chewed up. I won't bother with broken pieces (though if anyone knows of a good way to dispose of them which means they can still be used, I'm all ears) but I'm wondering if anyone has experimented with smoothing out the plastic back into shape somehow or if it's just a lost cause.

I'm not exactly a chemist or anything so if anyone has tried things like that I'd be interested to find out how (un)successful you were.

Cheers :)


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Use them either for bits that are hidden anyway (support bricks, etc) or they make good test subjects for customisation. What happens if a take a hack saw to this, what colour does this go if I dye it, can I get a mottled surface effect by applying acetone ....
  • maesterjaymaesterjay Member Posts: 71
    edited April 2012
    They are bricks still and should still be put to use.... you could use them for repairs around the house or community....
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  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,362
    As we can see, they work well with stucco... but will they do in a pinch for "wattle and daub"? ;-)
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