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What is the bley (blay) color?

15 years ago there were 2 shades of grey - light and dark grey bricks. Some years ago, hue of new produced dark grey bricks shifted towards blue a little.

Did anyone else noticed the change? Why did it happened? I live in Central Europe, can it be change in distribution (factory changed)?

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This was covered in What is the bley (blay) colour –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 17 '12 at 10:40
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marked as duplicate by BoltClock, Joubarc Oct 28 '12 at 8:24

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(I can't believe this hasn't been asked yet, so I'm still looking for a duplicate.)

In a nutshell, yes, everybody noticed and it was actually one of the biggest consumer backlash the LEGO company had to endure. Fans vowed to never play with LEGO again, and so on. The fact that the LEGO company did the change unannounced, and even happily mixed both palettes in some sets, didn't help. Then they said the new colours were there to stay, and nowadays I'm not sure there are many fans left holding a grudge against this (apart from the ones who did really quit the hobby, I suppose, but then they aren't fans anymore, are they?)

And no, it wasn't a matter of factory change but a deliberate change to make the overall palette more satisfying and attractive for children, who are the target consumers of the LEGO company. Case in point, kids nowadays don't know about the old grays, and don't usually care.

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You mean this one: What is the bley (blay) color? –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 17 '12 at 10:39
    
Yeah, that's the one, I knew it existed –  Joubarc Oct 17 '12 at 14:42
    
You forgot to close it :) –  BoltClock Oct 25 '12 at 19:55
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