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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What color has been produced in the highest volume?

What color makes up the highest percentage of LEGO elements produced since ABS plastic was introduced in 1963?
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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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What's the exact opacity and translucency of transparent bricks?

As answered in this question, transparent bricks are made of PC (polycarbonate) and as listed in this answer and on Brickipedia there are fourteen transparent colors: 40 Transparent (clear) 41 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Colouring bricks with the sun

This question is related to How do I change the color of a brick? and the exact opposite of How to minimise or remove sun-stains/fading from blocks? Is it feasible to artificially age bricks in ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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How can I make a mosaic from a given number of 1x1 bricks and a picture?

This question is similar to How can I convert an image's pixels to actual LEGO colors? except that I need to fit a certain number of bricks of a certain colour. For example, I have 20 white, 28 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Quality issues with tan-colored Lego pieces?

I recently bought an expensive Lego set with a large number of tan-colored pieces. I was very disappointed to find out that more than a dozen (isn't that a spectacularly large number?) of 1x1 bricks ...
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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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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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Is there a list of colours currently in production?

Is there a list anywhere of colours currently being used by Lego for new sets? There seem to be lots of comprehensive lists of all colours released ever, but few that relate to in-use colours, for ...
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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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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 did the dark grey color of bricks change? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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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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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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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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Color Specific inventory list

I can't seem to figure out the correct colors for Model #7150 TIE Fighter & Y-Wing inventory list. My son has four different colors of "gray". Two seem to be warmer in tone (almost a khaki color)...
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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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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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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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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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