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Rain Man
08-17-2012, 05:21 PM
We're talking a full-size house that you live in. The wiring and plumbing could be the standard stuff, but I'm wondering if the rest could be built out of Lego. How long would it last? What would be the maintenance costs?

Brock
08-17-2012, 05:22 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html

Rain Man
08-17-2012, 05:24 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html


You killed my thread, but that's a nice find.

Donger
08-17-2012, 05:25 PM
You killed my thread, but that's a nice find.

As I tell my kids, just because you can doesn't necessarily mean you should.

LMAO

Brock
08-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Sorry, man. I just read that story the other day.

Rain Man
08-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Sorry, man. I just read that story the other day.

I wonder how long it would last. It seems like if you glued the pieces together it could last a long time. You'd likely need to have something heavy on the bottom, though, to keep it from blowing over in a stiff wind.

threebag02
08-17-2012, 05:33 PM
It would be a high dollar pad

Deberg_1990
08-17-2012, 05:59 PM
It would be a high dollar pad

No kidding. Probably be more expensive than traditional wood and sheet rock. Legos are expensive.
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morphius
08-17-2012, 06:18 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1214729/James-May-size-Lego-house-wants.html
My son just watched that last week, lol

mlyonsd
08-17-2012, 07:02 PM
You'd likely need to have something heavy on the bottom, though, to keep it from blowing over in a stiff wind.Not if you used a tiny tiny trowel to fill each lego with concrete when laying them.

Phobia
08-17-2012, 07:11 PM
You would need some traditional headers and rafters but as long as it's one story on slab, everything else could work out well.

Big Smoke
08-17-2012, 07:40 PM
I think that would be a fun project.

KC Jones
08-17-2012, 07:44 PM
I wonder how long it would last. It seems like if you glued the pieces together it could last a long time. You'd likely need to have something heavy on the bottom, though, to keep it from blowing over in a stiff wind.

I don't think it would last that long. UV would start breaking down the plastic and water seeping in and going through freeze thaw cycles would wreak havoc.

Canofbier
08-17-2012, 09:12 PM
I believe that a house made of Legos would stand strong for some time (assuming kids didn't come to steal pieces from it), but I imagine that it would lack the appropriate qualities that are basically assumed to be standard by modern-day construction (insulation, for example).

Canofbier
08-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Then again, there would be a lot of air stuck in the walls in between the Legos, so maybe it would insulate well after all. :shrug:

patteeu
08-17-2012, 10:07 PM
You can make anything out of legos.

http://www.digitalbusstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/lego-dress-580x869.jpg