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Questions about colour correctness, colour similarities and how to best use certain colours.

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What is the bley (blay) color?

I keep reading on various lego web sites about an elusive brick color called "bley" or "blay". What is it and what is the story behind this?
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How many different colours of LEGO bricks are there?

Excluding translucent pieces, how many colours of official LEGO bricks are there?
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Why do some sets contain parts of an unrelated colour that are hidden on the final model?

With recent and current sets, I noticed that some contain parts of a totally different colour than the rest of the set. An example is 8200-1: Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen, which contains a blue ...
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How do I change the color of a brick?

I have a uniquely-shaped brick that I would like to make a darker shade of gray (it's currently blue). What media is the best in terms of durability for continued use (i.e. re-use, re-configuration)?...
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Are transparent neon Lego bricks made from a different plastic than usual?

There are several colors of transparent, fluorescent Lego bricks. In particular, "trans neon yellow" and "trans neon orange", introduced in the early 1990s, exist in a variety of specialized shapes ...
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Why do some minifigs have yellow heads and some are flesh colored?

When did the flesh colors start and why? It seems yellow heads are here to stay too?
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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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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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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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What kind of yellow is used for a typical minifigure?

I've done some research and found a basic LEGO basic colour pallet. I recognise the yellow used for yellow bricks (24, Bright Yellow, #fec400) but it doesn't seem to match the colour for minifigures ...
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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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How can I convert an image's pixels to actual LEGO colors?

The LEGO Group released a few "mosaic" sets a while back, which came with clear baseplates and a bunch of 1x1 bricks. I have been wondering recently if it is possible to use an image as a reference ...
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What changes were made to Maersk blue?

I read that LEGO recently changed the colour of Maersk blue. Is this true? If so, why did they make a change?
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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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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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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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I need information on LEGO part #3001 in Milky White with Sparkles

Have a 3001 part i have come across with a color i've never seen before. It seems to be a milky white but with glitter in it. New style logo with pip on short side. Any ideas to where it came from?
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