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    Lego trivia.

    Last week I popped into a charity shop just outside the Royal Free hospital and there was a bag of Lego in the corner, always happy to buy it as my lad is still very much into it, it was quite old judging by the colours and all quite basic, whilst rumagging my lad found a few bricks that were different, it turns out these were very old indeed, according to some research, these hollow bricks are pre 1957! ( Edit- 1954 - 1955 seems to be the year http://snakeandboris.blogspot.com/20...rick-1949.html ) are are made from cellulose acetate and not the ABS plastic that came in in the early '60s.
    Im not clear what the vertical gaps are for, they seem to be random, some have two slots, some just one.
    Anyway, I thought it was interesting enough to share.
    yes, I know how grubby the white ones are.



    Last edited by JasonM; 24th January 2023 at 17:32.
    Cheers..
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    Wow! How great are these 'nice to know' postings! I didn't know that, but I certainly will have my eyes open now. Suggestion about the gap: that way it's easier to get them apart perhaps?

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    Hi Jason I hope you are well.

    I had a bit of a Google and apparently they fit certain glass panes in these special bricks...

    https://bricks.stackexchange.com/que...slotted-bricks


    Greg.

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    Very interesting, every day's a school day. I suspect that the red blocks are just as grubby as the 'white' ones
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    I remember seeing some hollow Lego blocks as a kid in the early 80ís. I knew they were old but I didnít know they were that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregory View Post
    Hi Jason I hope you are well.

    I had a bit of a Google and apparently they fit certain glass panes in these special bricks...

    https://bricks.stackexchange.com/que...slotted-bricks


    Greg.
    The slots in the link seem a lot neater than OPís, wonder whether the latter might have been cut by their owner.

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    I think thatís just a very good condition brick, apparently the cellulose ones are notorious for warping over time.
    Cheers..
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