The LEGO: By Reese Lipscomb

Lego's are used for a play time for kids of all ages and you can build about anything with them.

Lego History

This was one of the first couple of lego games that came out. The Lego Group began in the workshop of Old Kirk Christiansen (born 7 April 1891), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1949 Lego began producing, among other new products, an early version of the now famous interlocking bricks, calling them "Automatic Binding Bricks". These bricks were based in part on the Kiddiecraft Self-Locking Bricks, which were patented in the United Kingdom in 1939 and then there released in 1947. The modern Lego brick was patented on 28 January 1958.

What are they made of?

Lego's are basically made out of three things(ABS) Acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. These plastics go through various processes to become the thermoplastic they are used for. Found in the earth then modified and extracted, these raw materials go through a long way to become the LEGO bricks we know today.

One Major Material

Acrylonitrile is an important part for the manufacture of useful plastics such as polyacrylonitrile or in the making of Lego's.

Properties of Acrylonitrile

The density of Acrylonitrile is 0.81 g/cm3 at 25C. It can explode when exposed to flames. It is also a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of various antioxidants, dyes, and surface-active agents. It is Very toxic, Corrosive, Irritation, Easily inflammable, Supporters of combustion, Dangerous for the environment

Origin of Material

Acrylonitrile is the nitrile that is likely manufactured on the largest scale. Most industrial acrylonitrile is produced through the Sohio process, the catalyticammoxidation of propylene

Something Extra

Legos are 82 yrs old. You can combine six of the eight-studded LEGO bricks in 915,103,765 ways. Someone built a real house made out of legos and used 3.3 million bricks.