How to Clean Your Old LEGO Bricks

by Martin Storbeck

Supplies

  • Washing Machine
  • Pillowcase with Zipper
  • Laundry net
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 2

    So you found your old LEGOs and the manuals and want to recreate some of these models. But your bricks look old & dirty.

    Step 3

    Here is how to clean them! (In this case the Fort Legoredo)

    Step 4

    Get all the bricks you need to build the model you'd like to.

    Step 5

    Put them in a laundry net.

    Step 6

    Put the laundry net in a pillowcase with a zipper.

    Step 7

    After closing the pillowcase tie a knot so you can be sure no brick gets out.

    Step 8

    Put the bricks together with a blanket ...

    Step 9

    ... in the washing machine.

    Step 10

    Don't go for more than 30° Centigrade!!!

    Step 11

    Let the machine do its job.

    Step 12

    In the end the are neat and clean, just like you got them out of the box years ago!

    Step 13

    Now you can start building!

    Step 14

    Aaaanndddd: Done. (Some minifigures are still missing...)

    Step 15

    Fun Fact: Some bricks will assemble while washing.

    Step 16

    So it's like Shakespeare and the typewriter monkeys: After a Zillion times of washing your LEGOs, there is a statistic chance that one model will be already assembled after washing.