A LEGO Brick Could Survive In the Ocean for Up to 1300 Years

Article Link: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/620820/lego-bricks-can-survive-ocean-1300-years

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

As any parent who has ever walked through their house in bare feet knows, LEGO bricks are among the most resilient objects on the planet. Able to withstand years of manipulation and abuse, the sets remain intact even when doll heads, action figure limbs, and electronic games fall by the wayside. If you needed further confirmation on their durability, science is here to help. New research from the University of Plymouth in the UK published in the journal Environmental Pollution demonstrates that the bricks could survive in some form for as long as 1300 years in the ocean. Not even constant exposure to saltwater can stop them.