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LEGO is the No.1 tire maker in the world by number of unit. It produce the same number of tires in a year as both Michelin & Bridgestone together, the 2 biggest tire manufacturers. A "real" vehicle tire is made of a mix of Natural Rubber (coming from a tree: Hevea Brasiliensis) and Synthetic Rubber (coming from oil). Is this the same for the LEGO tire or is it only Synthetic rubber that is used?

  • While the other question is not an exact duplicate, the answers cover this question also. – chicks Sep 1 '16 at 14:21
  • @chicks Perhaps this is semantic, but a duplicate is pertaining to the question only, not just applicable answers. Answers thus aside, this isn't really a duplicate. – Caleb Woodman Sep 2 '16 at 1:37
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    @chicks Also, the bands aren't made of the same rubber as the tires nowadays, so the answers aren't applicable. – Caleb Woodman Sep 2 '16 at 1:44
  • @CalebWoodman The (your) accepted answer from 5 July this year states "Tires and elastic materials found in some LEGO sets are manufactured from Styrene-Butadiene Styrene (SBS)"? – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Sep 2 '16 at 16:46