Legos are made from ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene).
As the other respondent said, Lego bricks are made out of granulated acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), which is unique as a plastic because it is shiny. ABS is used to make a lot of different materials, from hard hats to a wide variety of toys. The granulated ABS is put into a molding machine which melts the plastic granules at 449.6 degrees Fahrenheit and is struck by metal molds at an extremely high pressure, between 25 and 150 tons, depending on the size and shape of the Lego brick being made. The bricks are allowed to cool for a few seconds, place on a conveyor belt, and sent on for sorting into various Lego sets.
So, I posted this answer a few days ago but today I was listening to some podcasts at work and heard “How Legos Work” on the very cool Stuff You Should Know podcast–check it out! It’s number 82 on this page:
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