Questions tagged [safety]

Regarding the danger, risk, or injury associated with LEGO products.

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Are LEGO elements safe to use in an aquarium with fish?

Are LEGO elements safe to use in an aquarium with fish? I've never seen LEGO elements in a working fishtank.
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Are there any health concerns with letting children use old LEGO kits?

I have a hoard of LEGO kits that passed from me to my nephew, and now to my son. Some of the kits that are included with the set date back to the early 1970's. Are there any health risks with passing ...
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LEGO Safety: Known risks and how to avoid them?

I run an after school program that teaches engineering to kids, mainly Kindergarten through 3rd grade (roughly ages 5 - 9). I'm trying to educate my coaches as to the known safety risks regarding ...
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Is it safe to overload LEGO train motors?

When I was in Fana'Briques in 2008, there was a speed record competition for TGV-themed train. The setup used a section of custom-made straight track (aluminium rails if I remember correctly) and was ...
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Do old LEGO bricks contain lead?

I have a set of LEGO bricks from Denmark and they were made in the late 1960's; should I be concerned about my son playing with them because of any danger of lead in the product?
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Is there any legit positive impact of LEGO on mental health?

Is there any legit research done on the impact of LEGO on mental health? For instance, does it positively affect kids’ mental development or does it help with stress, anxiety or any other mental-...
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Is it possible to build a full-size house with Lego bricks?

I want to build something big. Should* I build a complete house (interior and everything) with lego bricks? * By "should" I mean, will it be safe? How big can I go? How much do you think it will ...
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Was there ever cadmium in Lego bricks?

I remember a rumour from my youth in the late seventies / early eighties, that there was supposedly cadmium in older (relative to that time) Lego bricks. Searching for Lego cadmium yields quite a lot ...
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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

My sons (7 and 4.5 years old) love watching LEGO city mini movies on YouTube. They love watching all kinds of LEGO city mini movies, such as: Arctic Explorers The Escape From Prison Island ...
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Are there any reports of fatal or life-threatening incidents with LEGO?

My older kids love LEGO, so my younger kid is also very keen on playing with them, rather than only playing with DUPLO. I am however concerned that it might be risky for him. Most pieces are either ...
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Is the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 brick waterproof?

I am trying to build a ROV (Remotely operated underwater vehicle) with LEGO Mindstorms Ev3. Is it waterproof?
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What products, if any, have ever been recalled by Lego?

The question says it all. Have there ever been any recalls of products by Lego? If so, what were they?
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How can I prevent my finger from getting injured between gears?

Recently I was building a prototype for a LEGO tank chassis and I tested it, but my finger got caught between the gears, resulting in my finger getting cut. Are there any ways to prevent that from ...
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Why did LEGO stop selling sets for <1.5 year old (Primo etc)?

LEGO used to make Primo sets and baby toys for 6 month+ babies. As a parent of a young child the only option I have is Lego Duplo that isn't quite ready for her age. Are used Lego Primo sets safe ...
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Age recommendations explained? [duplicate]

Can you explain the rationale behind age recommendations for various Lego products? For example, what makes a 4-7 rating different from a 6-8? Is it unreasonable to buy a set labelled 12+ for my very ...