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Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby KungFujiApple » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:33 am

Lego pieces that form cracks in them, has this happened to you?

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(Notice the bottom of the two circles and the bottom of the left grey slope)

Cracks have occured over time on several other pieces as well. And I can't pinpoint what the cause could be. I keep my Legos out of direct sunlight, I keep them in a room that does not get excessively hot or cold, nor is there a lot of moisture or dryness, and usually I even wash my hands before handleing my pieces.

Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions on the cause for this?

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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby Aardvark17 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:17 am

I know it happens to 1x1 cheese slopes occasionally as well, but I'm not sure the cause. It might just be older bricks or something, I'm not really sure.
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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby Shades_Corvid » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:37 pm

Pieces eventually get stress factors from ware and tear or just a bad piece (2% of manufacture pieces will just outright fail).
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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby VitorFaria » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:42 am

Lego lasts very long, but it's not forever, unfortunately. Nothing is, really.
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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby Aardvark17 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:27 am

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That got existential real fast :?
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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby clandra » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:39 am

Hello..
I have some cracked Lego pieces and I want to repair it quickly.., but not found till now any shop for that., so please anyone suggest me something..?
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Re: Cracked Lego Pieces

Postby Valtarshol » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:12 pm

The biggest culprits, I've found, are pieces that have a thin wall that has to stretch, particularly the bottoms of those technic 1x1's, the bottom of the antistud side of headlight bricks, the thin end of cheese slopes and slope grates, and for some reason specifically tile clips. I've had vertical clips crack but not very often, and very rarely, horizontal clips. Honestly it probably just boils down to it being the weakest area that takes stress from being used, so it cracks the easiest as the path of least resistance.

As far as fixing them, there are ways you could, namely glue, but no matter what it won't be as strong and it'll either not hold very tightly or crack again fairly quickly.
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