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What color is this round plate?

I got a bunch of used LEGO bricks from a friend. The bricks were made sometime between 2002 and 2016 when I was not playing with LEGO. I don’t know what set it came from and I can’t figure out what ...
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In Studio, when switching color filter to "Available colors in BrickLink" all bricks have no color available and pricing is missing

As soon as I switch color filter to "Available colors in BrickLink" all bricks have no color available - even what I assume are the most common brick types... I also appear to receive no ...
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Help with differentiating old gray and yellowed pieces

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble deciding if those pieces are yellowed, old shades of gray, or just natural differences in color because of different LEGO batches. I'm skeptical of old gray because ...
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Pink or Bright Pink?

Sorry for the slightly blurry photo, but what would you say this is? These two pinks are a little different, very slightly. Is the above one old pink and the bottom one bright pink? Or are they both ...
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White bricks slightly different, real, fake or old?

These white bricks are slightly different, one of them has the copyright lego on the bottom and the other only has the ID number and some other numbers on the bottom, and the way light enters the ...
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Different shades of Transparent colors for Lego part 30602

I have two 30602 lego parts that look slightly different. The top one is "transparent black" but the bottom is a bit darker. Does anybody know what's going on here? I'm trying to identify ...
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Black Universal Joints

I'm seeking black universal joints for a project. Do these exist in genuine LEGO form? I'm guessing the answer is no, despite hints (here and here). Ideally, I'd like the 3L size. Do you know of a ...
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Different shades of the same color

I’ve bought a 10232 set recently online (not official store, some Amazon seller). The box and all packs were properly sealed, but I see some bricks have the same color (grey), but different shades. I ...
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Alternative Colour for Halberds in Lava RoboRider 8510

I recently bought a second-hand lot of RoboRiders, and noticed Lava included two halberds in dark gray instead of black, as listed in the BrickLink inventory. Did this set ever include dark gray ...
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Was the color variation on 1970's transparent pieces really that bad or are mine unusual?

Having gone through a bunch of old 1970's Lego (I rebuild all my original sets during the Covid lockdown) I noticed that color-less transparent bricks and slopes have a lot of color variation to them. ...
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Why are the modified 1x2 plates with tow ball (socket) only available in light- or dark bluish gray?

Both pieces 14418 and 22890 appear in quite a large number of sets, yet they are only available in light- or dark bluish grey. The reason I find this strange is that in many cases, they do NOT match ...
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Has the colour "White" changed over the years?

Recently, I bought a new and sealed 70828 Pop-up Party Bus, 2019, a quite underrated set, in my opinion. I was surprised to see that the many white parts are not as white as I expected. I compared ...
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Looking for LEGO parts in a different color

I was wondering if you could assist me in my search for clone-brand bricks Technic parts. I am in need of the following: Design Number Wanted Color Description Quantity 71685 Earth Blue Panel 2 x 3 ...
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Colour matching LEGO colours with paint

In the past, people worked out how to match Tamiya paints to LEGO colours, but it requires a tool that no longer exists on the internet. I am currently trying to find either a way of matching paint to ...
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How to resolve Studio's "unavailable color" warning for EV3 motors and sensors?

I have recently switched to Studio from Lego Digital Designer for designing EV3 robots and other mechanisms. It's a great program, but the color palette is driving me crazy. I want to add Lego EV3 ...
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Sell bulk by colour or by part or by both

I have 100’s of pounds of semi sorted Lego, mostly by colour. Would it be beneficial to sort by colour and part to sell in bulk? Or sell a bulk lot of one colour but various bricks?
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

I'm new to the Lego community, so apologies if this is a dumb question. I am trying to understand how best to get hold of 2x4 bricks in a variety of colors in the brown and green spectrum but am a bit ...
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Have you ever seen this color of Teddy Bear?

I found a Teddy Bear in transparent red color, have anyone ever seen this before? I'm just not sure where can I buy this guy.
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What was the shortest-lived color?

I've been reading about the history of the LEGO palette, most notably the transitions in gray and pink that have happened over the years where older shades were more or less completely replaced with ...
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Red Palisade Brick?

Is there a red variant to the 2x1 palisade brick (30136)? I looked at bricklink but couldn't find anything. Known colors don't include red or any similar shades, but I feel as if I've seen the red ...
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Recent change in Pearl Gold colour?

I just received a Bricklink delivery with pearl gold pieces (see right-hand side in the image). This colour is less shiny and has less of the pearl effect that I used to expect so far (left-hand side, ...
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Transparent Technic elements

I know these Technic liftarms come in clear transparent: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=32278#T=S&C=12 https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=32009#T=S&...
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What is the meaning of the available color lists in Bricklink searches?

Recent AFOL; figuring out Bricklink. I'm trying to understand the color lists that are retrieved by searches in Bricklink. Using Bricklink, I searched for part 3068a (2x2 tile without Groove), and ...
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Colors common to multiple parts?

New AFOL here, learning the ropes of BrickLink searches. Can't see how to do this, yet: For which specific colors are all of the following parts available? 2 x 2 Brick (Part# 3003). 1 x 2 Plate ...
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Some of these Blues are not like the other Blues

I'm sorting through used Lego bricks and found that in some stacks of blue bricks there are slightly different shades. I can't find a common shade of blue that matches and I'm not certain that it's ...
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Why was LEGO reluctant to use additional colours for regular bricks in former times?

Looking back to what LEGO offered in the 1980s and early 1990s (oh, those memories ...), it looks a lot like LEGO's colour palette had been limited to a small number of colours - unless I'm missing ...
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What Lego set has the most unique colours?

What Lego set, past or current has had the most unique colours (colors) regardless of piece count? I've found bricklink's color list but I have not found any way to filter sets biased on most colors....
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Pearl gold vs flat dark gold

I've ordered 4 "pearl gold" pieces of part 92690 on BrickLink. Unfortunately, the seller had to adjust the order as he only had 3 such pieces, he proposed adding two more in "flat dark gold" in ...
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Coloring Multiple Bricks in LEGO Digital Draw

I made the mistake of not coloring as I went while building a large object in LEGO Digital Designer. I don't want to spend hours coloring each individual brick. Is there a way I can box select the ...
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What's this Colour?

Blue on the left, unknown in the middle, dark turquoise on the right. It's got a slightly greener tint than dark blue. Do you know if they change the color over time? It's like this on the entire ...
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Why don't DUPLO figures have yellow skin?

Normal LEGO minifigures have yellow skin in an attempt at being racially neutral. Why do (modern?) DUPLO figures use normal flesh tones instead of yellow skin? (Set 10895 aside, which has DUPLO ...
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Color Chart Rosetta Stone

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 ...
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LEGO color discrepancies and tint variations

While building my copy of set 21310 - Old Fishing Store, I noticed that there are several shades of Sand Green amongst the many tiles of this set. The picture below shows just the 1x4 tiles included ...
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Why do hidden Lego pieces have different colours? [duplicate]

I noticed recently that hidden Lego pieces in many sets (I did not check them all of course) have completely different colours than those are visible. They usually differ from not only the colour of ...
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Will my mighty white rocket yellow in direct sunlight?

I recently bought the Saturn V and placed it on my windowsill where the rocket is exposed to the direct impact of sunbeams every day. Having encountered several yellowing effects on older white parts ...
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How often does LEGO make colour substitutions?

I'm currently building the UCS Millennium Falcon and ran into a step where the instructions say to use two different shades of grey in the greebling, but the bags for that step only contain one single ...
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Why are these hinged plates slightly different colors?

Something I've noticed is that certain pieces appear to be slightly different colors for other pieces of the same color. In particular, hinged red pieces seem to be the most noticeably different, ...
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Why do LEGO bricks yellow at different rates?

So, here is my LEGO Space Shuttle. Originally built in 1991, never disassembled (unlike the rest of my sets), so all parts are original and all were exposed to the same amount of sunlight. However,...
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Colored balls detectable by EV3 color sensor

I'm looking for large balls in standard Lego colors that are detectable by the EV3 color scanner. So black, white, green, brown, yellow and blue and between 5 and 10 cm. I'm aware of the Duplo balls:...
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What causes certain LEGO parts to yellow over time, and how can this be prevented?

I've noticed that certain LEGO colors have a tendency to turn yellow over time. For example, I have a set of 4 "white" wheel hubs that are all now various shades of yellow: I know there is already ...
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Do clear transparent pieces suffer from a yellow tinge over time?

Any idea if clear 1×1 round plates suffer from color differences? I recently got a bag of them and they appear to have a yellow tinge.
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How To Plug Detected Light Values into Variables and Still be Usable in Programs in EV3-G

I've seen teams, mostly in the world festival do this, and what they do is they program the robot so that when a brick button is pressed, the robot detects a value (usually RLI) and it is used later ...
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How does LEGO decide the color of internal set pieces? [duplicate]

While building many LEGO sets I have noticed that for internal pieces you cannot see when the set is finished; LEGO often chooses mis-matching colors. For instance in the (amazing) Saturn 5 set most ...
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What LEGO brick is available in the most colors?

I've read that the most commonly produced LEGO brick is the 1x2 gray plate. I am at the stage in Lego collecting that I'd like to make a Color Chart. This is easier said than done. My question is ...
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Why the use of different colors for the inner bricks? [duplicate]

I'm currently building the set 10221 and it's not the first time I notice that the colour of bricks used for the inner parts (parts that aren't visible) of the set are different from the main colour ...
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When was the pink brick released?

I am a student researching Lego for an essay. I was looking at when the first pink bricks were released. I have researched and found that they were initially released between 1949 and 1956 and were ...
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In what colours can I build my whole model?

Is there a tool which, given a list of parts, will tell me the common colours, i.e. the colours that all the parts are available in?
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Why do some minifigs have grey hands and some yellow?

I have a lot of LEGO Sets and have noticed that some of them have yellow hands and some have a dark grey colour hands. Is this because some are of old design and some are of new design? Most old ones ...
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What is the best way to sort LEGO bricks? [duplicate]

I live in Hungary. I have tens of thousands of bricks at home. Over 1000 sets plus bricks. Most of the sets are sorted and packed separately, in their original boxes if they can with a box. ...
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Do WHITE LEGO elements fade or yellow while sealed for years, or do they stay their perfect white original color?

I was wondering if anyone has opened a sealed set like Taj Mahal or Star Wars UCS Imperial Shuttle after it had been sealed for years, and if so, were the white LEGO elements still perfectly white, or ...
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