Quick-Brick Fun Fact 3

Did you know…?

When The LEGO Group started producing plastic bricks in 1949, they were composed of cellulose acetate; 14 years later, the material was replaced with a plastic called¬†acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, or ‘ABS’. The new substance was non-toxic, more absorbent of color,¬†less susceptible to warping, more chemically resistant and heat resistant, and easier to mold into bricks than the previous plastic. The LEGO Group has been producing ABS pieces ever since.