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Old 02-16-2009, 01:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 5 year old has recently begum playing with the tiny little lego sets. How do you get stuck legos apart? I know there is a piece we can buy from the lego site, but in the meantime what do you all use instead?

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My teeth are too wimpy for that... keep them coming!

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I often use a very thin spatula (the kind you use to frost cakes not flip pancakes).
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A plain old ordinary table knife. (Not a sharp serrated steak knife.) Just the dull knife that you would let your 4 year old use to spread butter onto bread. Just use the knife as a jimmy to insert the knife between the two stuck-together pieces, and wiggle the knife up and down until the pieces gradually come apart. Just make sure that if the pieces fly apart, that it's on hard floor where it's easy to find, and it would be better if your child is watching as a spotter so that he/she can watch where the pieces land. Works every single time without fail.
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My thin finger nails thank you all!

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This is what my DS uses!

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I have a specially blunted thumbnail, carefully flattened by years of evolution to be the perfect shape to prise lego blocks apart.

Old credit cards work too.

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We have a super thin, rounded spreading knife - the kind of thing you spread soft cheese or frosting with. It is now known in our house as "the Lego knife."
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I have a specially blunted thumbnail, carefully flattened by years of evolution to be the perfect shape to prise lego blocks apart.


I make DH do the same thing with his "fingernails of steel."
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But do you yell at the kids for doing the same thing?? I do! "Get that Lego out of your mouth! I spend too much money on your teeth!"

I turn my head so they can't see me use my teeth and do it quickly!
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Once I used two small sets of pliers to get a good enough grip to pull them apart. That's hard with the really thin ones though. I've used tweezers before too.
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I have a specially blunted thumbnail, carefully flattened by years of evolution to be the perfect shape to prise lego blocks apart.

Old credit cards work too.
I have that thumb nail too...

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