• Jason Doege

    I thought Lego was really late to adapt. Maybe 10 years later than they could have been. I think they were pretty lucky that they weren’t too late and have been able to adapt and remain relevant. If they learned anything corporate-culture-wise in the process then they will likely recognize 3-d printing as an extension to their portfolio. Imagine being able to print special parts or kits. The quality of 3d printing is not good enough for this yet (no flames; 3d printers do not hold the tolerances of injection molding by many orders of magnitude), but technology is improving quickly.

  • Georgie Sparkle

    The accuracy that Lego currently produces it’s products with cannot be replicated by 3D printing — there are already plenty of copy cat products out there that are cheaper than Lego, I bought an off-brand lego style pirate ship on e-bay once for $1. By sight, all of the pieces were perfect but because they were not produced with the sort of low error tolerance that Lego demands, once the ship was nearly complete the final pieces couldn’t fit in.

    People might print things to complement their Lego collections, but 3D printing is not a threat to Lego.