A recent question shows the "monochrome" Steamboat Willie set actually contains about 20 colors. I was expecting fewer, maybe a dozen or so at most. So this got me wondering...
By number of distinct brick colors, what official LEGO set has the most pieces?
- 1 color: ____?
- 2 colors: Maybe 27 pieces for 40045 Shark
- 3 colors: Maybe 1211 pieces for 21050 Architecture Studio
- 4 colors: ____?
- 5 colors: ____?
- 50 colors: ____?
Each transparent color counts as a distinct color, as does metallic and glitter, and historic colors count, too. As shared in a comment, Bricklink recognizes up to about 100 colors. Colors on mini-figures do not count.
Past or current sets count. The only stipulation is that the set is an official LEGO one. This question might show a trend in themes: Architecture for example probably wins on fewest colors / most pieces, while Creator might take most colors / most pieces.
A similar question asks: What Lego set has the most unique colours?