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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can a brick/color combination exist but not be part of a set?

In a recent question the 2x4 transparent brick in neon green came up as a rare part (see Where to find this green transparent brick?). It doesn't seem to be listed as part of a set (at least not on ...