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 Author: Steverd View Messages Posted By Steverd
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 17:25
 Subject: Storing in the COLD??
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Steverd (36)

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What are your thoughts about storing Legos in the extreme Cold?
Below Freezing. I'm out of room and looking at using my garage or Shop, both
are
unheated. It normally gets into the teens F' in the Winter where I live.

What type of problems, Might I run into?

Thoughts please and Thank you,
 Author: Willsoldier View Messages Posted By Willsoldier
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 17:35
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In Help, Steverd writes:
  What are your thoughts about storing Legos in the extreme Cold?
Below Freezing. I'm out of room and looking at using my garage or Shop, both
are
unheated. It normally gets into the teens F' in the Winter where I live.

What type of problems, Might I run into?

Thoughts please and Thank you,

I've visited my family in Europe, and have had Legos frozen in the backyard
for 5-6 days... nothing happened. Can't speak long term.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 17:41
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In Help, Steverd writes:
  What are your thoughts about storing Legos in the extreme Cold?
Below Freezing. I'm out of room and looking at using my garage or Shop, both
are
unheated. It normally gets into the teens F' in the Winter where I live.

What type of problems, Might I run into?

Thoughts please and Thank you,

It should be fine so long as it is dry. Water expanding inside parts could do
more damage than the low temperature itself. I'd take apart models for storage
like that though.
 Author: firestar246 View Messages Posted By firestar246
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 18:08
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firestar246 (6470)

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We had heating problems this year in our storage building and it got down below
zero Fahrenheit. Lego bricks were all fine. I watched a video a little while
back where some guy from a university put a space minifigure along with other
piece in a canister that they brought to absolute zero temperature. When they
removed them, everything was fine.
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 Author: Steverd View Messages Posted By Steverd
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 19:03
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In Help, firestar246 writes:
  We had heating problems this year in our storage building and it got down below
zero Fahrenheit. Lego bricks were all fine. I watched a video a little while
back where some guy from a university put a space minifigure along with other
piece in a canister that they brought to absolute zero temperature. When they
removed them, everything was fine.

Whoa - Impressive!
I need to watch that video.

MINUTES LATER: I went to YouTube and typed: Frozen Legos
Can you guess all that I got???

Thank you
Steve
 Author: MKRacing66 View Messages Posted By MKRacing66
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 20:08
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In Help, Steverd writes:
  In Help, firestar246 writes:
  We had heating problems this year in our storage building and it got down below
zero Fahrenheit. Lego bricks were all fine. I watched a video a little while
back where some guy from a university put a space minifigure along with other
piece in a canister that they brought to absolute zero temperature. When they
removed them, everything was fine.

Whoa - Impressive!
I need to watch that video.

MINUTES LATER: I went to YouTube and typed: Frozen Legos
Can you guess all that I got???

Thank you
Steve

You can find that video with the youtube search "Legos Absolute Zero".
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 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
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In Help, Steverd writes:
  What are your thoughts about storing Legos in the extreme Cold?
Below Freezing. I'm out of room and looking at using my garage or Shop, both
are
unheated. It normally gets into the teens F' in the Winter where I live.

What type of problems, Might I run into?

Thoughts please and Thank you,

I've been curious about this too.

I think sunlight would do way more damage than temp so I'd go with opaque
totes or away from the windows.

Also, highly recommend a weathertight foam gasket lid for storage like this.
Dust and bugs can get into just about everything else.

I think the thermal cycles could affect them long term, but possibly only the
colors that tend to get brittle and also I THINK this could accelerate rubber
items getting gooey or dry rotting or leaching the plasticizer. any/ all of those.

Rubber parts are sensitive. Maybe store those inside.
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