There is a context I've thought of that may make the first variant correct: if you're picking those 4 materials from a larger, finite list; so you have a list containing those 4 then for example soil, rocks and salt. Then you'd say the rather than some.
Also regarding the list I would put and in front of the last item, in this case plaster of Paris, turning it into
cement, bricks, sand, and plaster of Paris.
There is some debate surrounding the comma after sand and whether it should stay, I'm firmly on the side of that debate where it stays.