After discovering disparities between LEGO color names and families and 3rd party sites, I attempted to compile a sort of Rosetta Stone for the colors. Certain this is not complete but I believe a good start. Hope it helps. https://lego.pandorasdigitalbox.com/lego_color_rosetta.php

Any construtive ideas on how to improve it, or simple help completing it would be greatly appreciated. Any suggestions or experiences you’d like to share would be welcomed too.

  • Welcome and thanks for putting this together. Unfortunately this type of post doesn’t really fit this site - a Q&A site - and I have voted to close this question.
    – Phil B.
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 21:44
  • My apologies for the mix up, but thank you for the help and information.
    – Ktulu9876
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 21:52
  • Hmm. It's unfortunate that this doesn't fit with the format. I think the link is super helpful, and I'm glad to have it. I wish @Ktulu9876 had enough reputation to ask and answer their own question. Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 23:56
  • If the link is helpful then it was all worth it. As more colors can be paired up updates will just happen. Thank you again and glad you enjoy the link.
    – Ktulu9876
    Commented Jan 9, 2019 at 23:58
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    @KurtisBeavers Unless I'm missing something, you can always answer your own question, just maybe not an instant self-answer. Commented Jan 10, 2019 at 20:15

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You can look for missing data in currently available lists:

Old school Peeron (no longer updated)

Bricklink list most of the brick colors available for sale.

Rebrickable has attempted to bring all colors in one place.

Brickset has also some details.

Mecabricks has one also (as PDF).

LDraw project has such list.

It would also be good to define term "LEGO color". Is it for everything released by TLG or just the bricks with LEGO logo on them?

Last thing to note. People still keep finding genuine LEGO bricks made in officially not produced colors. So it is hard to mantain a complete list.

There are few people obsessed with LEGO colors, including Ryan Howerter. He has compiled a list of colors and details around them. If you wish to see these parts and participate in discussion you can get over to Ryan's Flickr picture gallery.


This color chart is from LEGO's Digital Draw program.

enter image description here After doing a quick skim of it, I know you're missing the "Legacy" colors. Whatever "Legacy" means here, I don't know.

  • Colors read from Left to Right:


316 - Titanium Metallic

315 - Silver Metallic

309 - Metalized Silver

297 - Warm Gold

310 - Metalized Gold


298 - Cool Silver, Drum Lacq

179 - Silver Flip/Flop

002 - Grey

153 - Sand Red

025 - Earth Orange

139 - Copper

217 - Brown

105 - Bright Yellowish Orange

003 - Light Yellow

017 - Bright Bluish Green

195 - Royal Blue

011 - Pastel Blue

027 - Dark Grey

009 - Light Reddish Violet

147 - Metallic Sand Yellow

145 - Metallic Sand Blue

050 - Phosphorescent White

  • Eventually, I would like to see real pictures of a brick maybe a (2x4) in each color.

  • Oh, and please add the rendered pictures from LEGO's online PICK-A-BRICK. My problem there was with 3 colors Dark Grey, Light Grey and White. After a while the grey shadows from the virtual bricks started playing tricks on my eyes making hard to tell which color I was buying. Very annoying. I think the site has been like this since 2008. Eye torture.

  • Great idea you got here!
  • Thank you very much, the addition of legacy colors might be helpful. My thinking was at the end of the day, all the pieces are from LEGO. So, I used them as the “gold standard”. Unfortunately they not only no longer have references to legacy colors/color families, most of the time they do not list all bricks in Pick-A-Brick, confirmed by LEGO through a phone call. So I piece nailed between LEGO/brickset. Going to “Missing Pieces” with a recent set number from brickset if necessary, hehe. But the addition of a piece image is a good idea. Thank you again and this project is far from done.
    – Ktulu9876
    Commented Jan 10, 2019 at 10:37
  • It is a nice idea to have a certain brick in all colors. However, this brick does not exist, as a quick survey of the bricklink catalog revealed. A DUPLO brick was available in most colors at that time! Maybe this has changed after about 18 months.
    – Metalbeard
    Commented Jan 12, 2019 at 21:44
  • The DUPLO brick?! Crazy! Nice research on that post too. Hmm... Well, I'm just imagining a scenario where I'm holding in my hand a brick I would describe as Dark Purple, and would like to buy more from LEGO online pick/brick. I would never spontaneously think to search for "Medium Lilac". So, maybe brick shape uniformity should come second, but what's more important to me is to have a real image of any colored brick to compare with what's in my hand, where I could visually verify that even though the duel describing words may be different, the color shades are the same. . Commented Jan 12, 2019 at 23:55

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