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Officially, LEGO Group doesn't recommend any adhesive on the toys. It can lead to corrosion or warping chemically, warping physically (the glue puts pressure on the pieces), and the removal of the adhesive also carries these risks. Plus, you'd be killing not only the the monetary value of the set, but the ability of those pieces to be active stimuli for ...


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Many thanks for all your help and ideas. We have experimented with gorilla glue and a couple of others but settled on two part Araldite Rapid, which doesn't take long to set. As they are tree decorations that we are selling to raise funds to build a new building (our old one is rotting away!) they needed to be fairly robust. Sorry that we are sticking ...


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Depending on how sturdy you need it, then a lot of glues will work. In other words, if this is just going to sit on a shelf, you really don't need tremendous adhesive power. In this case, I would recommend something like JB Weld or Gorilla Glue. However, make sure you properly prepare both surfaces by roughing them up a bit and cleaning them. If you need ...


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Your question doesn't explain why you want to glue the models for a 4 year old, so I'm going to go ahead and advocate that you don't glue and instead let your 4 year old build. 4 years old is a great time to be learning the fine motor skills, geometry, physics, colour and esthetics, not to mention creativity and storytelling. Gluing the models takes away ...


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Have you considered screwing your decorations to the metal stand, using Technic brick holes to pass the screws? If done properly no harm is done to the bricks, and you will not fear a bad glue joint!


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I'm always hesitant to recommend gluing LEGO as it is so much against the spirit of LEGO. Have you considered using the magnet bricks? They come in several regular LEGO brick sizes, and they stick to metal surfaces just fine. If you must use glue, most glues will readily stick to the plastic, so that is no problem. What you need to check is what glues work ...


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There are three factors you have to consider here: the possible chocking hazard for your child, the possible toxicity of the glue to your child, and the degree of removability of the glue. I don't think there exist a glue that is (1) completely secure (i.e. won't allow small parts to become chocking hazards), (2) safe to be handled and possibly ingested, ...


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To remove stickers, I use lighter fluid. However, it can damage plastics, and I've never used it on LEGO bricks before, so please test it first. Apply the lighter fluid to the sticker, and use a sharp metal object (like an X-Acto Knife) to slowly pry the sticker from the brick. You will probably have to regularly apply the lighter fluid as new parts of ...


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As Nick says, LEGO System is probably not quite the right toy for a 4 year old. LEGO Duplo or possibly the new LEGO Juniors range would be better. LEGO obviously caution about the small parts on almost all System sets. However, if you're looking for a temporary glue for now, then I'd probably go with a water based glue such as PVA that you'll eventually be ...



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