Middle-School Science Project Results in a Non-Permanent, Kid-Friendly, Antimicrobial Adhesive for Legos

Posted on 11/14/2018 8:04:00 AM By ASC

Tripp Phillips may be just 11 years old, but his adhesive is likely to be the next big thing for Lego enthusiasts. Tripp is an avid Lego builder, and enjoys making complex creations with moving parts – but the Lego bricks didn’t always stay clipped together for as long as he would have liked. At times, he would use adhesives to stick the bricks together, but then it would be the end of the road for the bricks.

So, Tripp knew exactly what he wanted when he approached his father, an expert in adhesive chemistry, for help with his science project. With some extra input from his dad’s colleagues, they developed a non-toxic glue that will hold the bricks together,but that can be dissolved in warm water. The new adhesive, named Le-Glue, is fully compliant with all the relevant regulations and even contains antimicrobial agents that will prevent mold growth.

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