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Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:13 am

I have a HUGE collection of LEGO and am having the problem of them getting REALLY dusty, so how do all you keep your LEGO dust free, and what suggestions do you have for me? Wink

Here is an example of what I have to keep dust-free:












Ideas are apreciated! Smile Blue Arc

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by 667thLegion on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:22 am

I am really jelous of you! Mad I usually just play with the stuff, which keeps stuff clean (I guess?!)

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Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:27 am

667thLegion wrote:I am really jelous of you! Mad I usually just play with the stuff, which keeps stuff clean (I guess?!)

For obvious reasons I can't play with everything at once, but you are right, it DOES keep the dust off! Wink Blue Arc

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Post by 667thLegion on Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:51 am

For obvious reasons I can't play with everything at once, but you are right, it DOES keep the dust off!

Hola Wow! It was just a guess! Now I know why my Legos are so clean!

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:36 pm

I really admire your Lego collection, I think the only method would be cleaning... Hola Wow!

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Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:24 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:I really admire your Lego collection, I think the only method would be cleaning... Hola Wow!

Yeah, but what would be the gentelest way, a duster does the job, but snaps all the little antenaes and detail parts right off. Roll Eyes Blue Arc

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:37 pm

astoriabluelegos wrote:
DarthPineapple wrote:I really admire your Lego collection, I think the only method would be cleaning... Hola Wow!

Yeah, but what would be the gentelest way, a duster does the job, but snaps all the little antenaes and detail parts right off. Roll Eyes Blue Arc

I use a medium sized brush to clean it, it works pretty well.

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Post by legorevolution on Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:59 pm

I think the can I use is called "Dust-Off" (sorry I'm to lazy to get off the computer and check Wink ) but it's a pressurized can that emits quick blasts of air. Works amazingly!

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:46 pm

legorevolution wrote:I think the can I use is called "Dust-Off" (sorry I'm to lazy to get off the computer and check Wink ) but it's a pressurized can that emits quick blasts of air. Works amazingly!

That's what I was going to recommend. Or another option use a shop vac and flip the hose around and use the blow option.

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Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:10 pm

Hmmm, looks like their is lots of GREAT suggestions! Legorevolution I've ever seen that product before, but I haven't looked either, small/medium brushes is a good idea as well. I've heard of a product that generates an electro-static field that collects dust, but they are kind of spendy and I want to know if it works before I spend money that could otherwise be spent on LEGO. Wink Blue Arc

Your "E" must be sticky. MOD Razz

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:14 pm

I'm going to starting using my air compressor.

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:18 pm

WHOA! Sorry for all the blatent spelling errors! Embarassed Air compressor huh, my dad has one, but it is so powerful It'll blast the LEGOs right off the diorama shelf, do you lower the pressure somehow? Smile Blue Arc

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:19 pm

Should be able to. Ask him. I'm sure they would like to know you dust your collection. Or just stand back a ways.

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Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:24 pm

Rook wrote:Should be able to. Ask him. I'm sure they would like to know you dust your collection. Or just stand back a ways.

That's actually kinda funny you mentioned that, because every time I want to buy a new set, Dad always says I shouldn't 'cause It'll just get filthy. Roll Eyes Blue Arc

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:30 pm

There you go. Dad I'm really concerned about how dusty my collection is. Can I have your compressor. I don't want it to filthy. Laughing

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:42 pm

Rook wrote:There you go. Dad I'm really concerned about how dusty my collection is. Can I have your compressor. I don't want it to filthy. Laughing

I'll hafta give it a shot...carefully. Wink Blue Arc

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Post by legorevolution on Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:17 pm

Yep, I would go with the shop vac if you want to save money. If that's too powerful Razz then just go with the cans of dust off. I believe you can get them at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Office Max, etc. The drawback is you have to be 18+ to buy them due to crazy teen use for getting "high".

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:22 pm

"High" no. Just dizzy form not getting oxygen to the brain. Idiots. Not you the people that use that stuff.

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:39 pm

Rook wrote:"High" no. Just dizzy form not getting oxygen to the brain. Idiots. Not you the people that use that stuff.

You have to be REALLY DUMB to do that, like you said, it can cause damage to the brain. Mad Blue Arc

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Re: Keeping DUST off LEGO.

Post by legorevolution on Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:01 am

astoriabluelegos wrote:
Rook wrote:"High" no. Just dizzy form not getting oxygen to the brain. Idiots. Not you the people that use that stuff.

You have to be REALLY DUMB to do that, like you said, it can cause damage to the brain. Mad Blue Arc

Exactly. But I do have something to say about that, a son of a man my father vaguely knew died from using the dust-off to get high. So sad.

But on another happier note, Astoria, you have a ton of assembled legos! Are these in a basement, attic, room, where?!?! Where can you have so much room for all of them?!?! Smile

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