How to clean your Lego Sets
Cleaning built LEGO sets can help maintain their appearance and prevent dust and dirt buildup. Here are some steps to clean LEGO sets without disassembling them:
- Start by using a soft-bristle brush (such as a clean paintbrush or a makeup brush) to gently sweep away loose dust and debris from the surface of the LEGO set.
- Compressed air cans can be used to blow away dust from hard-to-reach areas, like crevices and between bricks. Use short bursts of air to avoid dislodging small pieces.
Damp Cloth or Sponge:
- Dampen a soft, lint-free cloth or sponge with warm water and a mild, gentle dish soap (avoid using harsh chemicals). Wipe down the LEGO set's surface, paying attention to stained or sticky areas. Rinse the cloth or sponge frequently to prevent residue buildup.
- Allow the LEGO set to air dry completely. Ensure there is no moisture trapped in between bricks, especially if the set has intricate designs or moving parts.
- If your LEGO set has stickers, be extra gentle when cleaning around them to avoid peeling or damaging them. You can use a soft cloth or a cotton swab dipped in a mild soapy solution to clean stickers
- Never submerge a built LEGO set in water, as it may cause damage to internal parts, stickers, or printed pieces.
- Perform routine cleaning to prevent dirt from accumulating over time, especially if your LEGO sets are on open display.
Remember that delicate or rare LEGO sets might require even more cautious cleaning. Always handle them gently and consider using gloves to prevent fingerprints and oil transfer. If you're uncertain about cleaning a specific LEGO set, consult the official LEGO website or contact LEGO customer service for guidance, as they may have specific recommendations for certain sets or materials.