How much force CAN a LEGO Brick take?
Posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 5:52pm by Jake, BZPower Reporter
[Source: Morris the Mata Nui Cow, Dual Matrix]
Everyone's done it once. Stack LEGO Brick after LEGO Brick to make a tower that ends at your ceiling...and then falls over. Countries even compete for the tallest LEGO tower. But researchers at Open University wanted to calculate how much force a single LEGO Brick could take. So they decided to put a 2 by 2 LEGO Brick in a hydraulic testing machine to see how much force it could take before deforming. And the answer is...430 kg of force. That's 950 lbs, for those people that don't like metric for some reason. This means that you could make a 2 by 2 tower 2.17 miles high before the bottom one started to deform. So don't think you'll ever surpass your LEGO Bricks and hurt them for a change.
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