A Better Replacement for the traditional LEGO Cord/String

1.8mm Atwood Rope
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I posed the question, “Does anyone know of a suitable replacement for the LEGO String that I can use that is stronger and more reliable?” I was struggling with the issue that all my long lengths of LEGO Stuff seems to regularly SHRINK on me….. I basically would like to have a 50-100 Reel of it at hand.

After a visit to a couple of websites and the odd email or two, I have been recommended to use Atwood Rope with my LEGO projects instead of what LEGO supplies. Quite a few people, including a builder of large LEGO Cranes, said they would never consider using anything else….

Atwood are a dedicated family, “Working To Keep The World Tied Together” (Literally !). Since 1985, their Mission statement has kept then innovating and developing new products and techniques to meet the needs and demands of their clients. We are a cord manufacture in the USA that manufactures ropes and braids from very small to 3.5 inches in diameter.

Their products range from their high quality Utility rope, Static Safety Rope, Industrial Rope, Aborist Rope, Marine Ropes, 550 Paracord, to Tactical and micro cords. Atwood also work with OEM Companies to supply or develop ropes and cord for their projects and designs.

If you do not see what you are looking for on their website, contact them via their on-line Contact Form.

Atwood Ropes have two ranges that are just perfect for the LEGO Model Builder. They are 1.18mm Mico cord and 0.75mm Nano cord ranges. The most important design feature with both these ranges from Atwood Ropes, is the fact that these ropes are “WOVEN“, and are NOT Twisted, as part of the manufacturing process. This also results in a cord with very little stretching ability, which is a great advantage to model builders. Also, unlike Twisted or Twine type cord, it will not unravel or fray.

Micro Cord: US$ 4.49Atwood Micro cord Black

This cord is even smaller than micro cord and still 16Kg (36lb) test. it is a very versatile product. This cord is perfect for intricate jewellery makers, crafters, Macramé artists etc. Great for bracelets, lanyards, key chains, Used for Fishing line, handle wraps, Wind chimes / Dream catchers, Beading ETC. Great for backpacks and emergency kits, And this cord comes on a small reusable plastic spool.

  • 38M (125Ft) per Roll
  • Test at 16Kg
  • Lightweight & Strong
  • UV resistant
  • Rot & Mildew Resistant
  • Colour Will not run or bleed

Nano Cord: US$ 5.49Atwood Nano cord Black

This cord is small and strong, at 45Kg (100lb) test it is a very versatile product. This cord is perfect for jewelry makers and crafters, Great for bracelets, lanyards, key chains, Used for Fishing line, handle wraps, Wind chimes / Dream catchers ETC. Great for backpacks and emergency kits, and this cord comes on a small reusable plastic spool too.

  • 90M (300Ft) per Roll
  • Test at 45Kg
  • Lightweight & Strong
  • UV resistant
  • Rot & Mildew Resistant
  • Colour Will not run or bleed
  • Made in the USA

Atwood Rope have a flat Shipping Rate of US$18.00, direct from their Manufacturing facility in the United States of America..

From now on, all my LEGO Creations will be using cord manufacture by Atwood Ropes. The LEGO Cord that ships with many LEGO Models I (have) purchase will all soon be replace with this wonderful cord, which will outlast its predecessor many-fold….

 

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