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How About Some New Colors?

Postby Karalora » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:02 pm

I was thinking it might be nice to have pieces in an off-white ivory color, roughly halfway between white and tan. It would look more authentic than straight white in castles and other old-fashioned buildings.

Olive-green would also be good, especially for military-themed sets.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby RichardAM » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:52 pm

Maybe- I wish Lego would concentrate more on their existing colours though.

There's still so few elements available in dark green/brown/blue- they should roll out more of a variety for these existing colours before creating even more specialist and new ones I think.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Karalora » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:42 pm

Fair enough. I think dark red could use a little more love too.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Hob Took » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:48 pm

Is there anybody left besides me who wants lego to go back to when they only had red, blue, yellow, and white?

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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Athos » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:08 pm

No more new colors, until we have sufficient pieces in the already existing ones (purple, the various blues, greens, greys (its inexcusable that we don't have a dark bley 1x6x2 arch), browns, etc.)

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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:07 pm

I am still awaiting the advent of the simple 1x1 plate in old brown. See, careful what you ask for... you may get it. :cry:
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Count Blacktron » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:08 pm

Hob Took wrote:Is there anybody left besides me who wants lego to go back to when they only had red, blue, yellow, and white?

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No. :P
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:25 pm

A couple of years ago LEGO announced they were going to be decreasing the color palette rather than increasing it, so that there would be more pieces in a given color rather than odd colors that could only be found in a few elements. It'd be interesting to track how many elements in how many colors were produced each year - maybe this is already on Peeron somewhere.

BTW, IIRC there are two oldbrown 1x1 plates in the Darth Maul bust, and those were the only ones ever produced in sets. -checks- Oh, there were also six in the Wright Brothers' plane. Definitely not cheap ways to build up these parts. There are a few Bricklink dealers with sizeable amounts (maybe they got these at Legoland parks? sometimes they'll have odd colors), but you'll be paying 10-20x more than for, say, a black 1x1 plate.

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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:06 pm

I'd like more use of the old colours but am not adverse to some newer colors. I just do not want a million colours all just a bit different. Makes sorting ...... less than fun and makes getting pieces of one colour less likely.

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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Sir Kohran » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:23 am

No, I think we have more than enough colours as it is.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby BrianofBrick06 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:04 pm

I would personally be happy if TLC were to continue making more of the colors they already have in production (at least making most if not all styles of brick for all of the colors we already have). I am at the point in my collecting where diversity in color could not hurt, but I would like to focus on gathering a stronger amount of quite a few currently produced colors...
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Legoist » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:37 am

I agree with the other posters.

The palette is large enough, that it is often hard to find enough pieces of a certain colour.

I think something like this would be a good palette size:

White
Light grey + medium grey + dark grey
Black
Yellow
Red + dark red
Cyan + blue + dark blue
Lime + green + dark green
Pink + violet + purple
Orange
Light brown + dark brown
Light tan + dark tan

and I would leave silver, gold, chrome etc to accessories only.
Transparent pieces could even just be TrWhite, TrYellow, TrBlue, TrRed, TrGreen and TrBlack.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby kelderic » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:09 am

I just want a return to old brown. I have given up on greys, light and dark, and just have accepted bleys. However, brown, I still yearn for, lol.

On a happier note, I got my copy of the Medieval Market a week ago, and discovered the new dark brown, which I actually really like.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Blueandwhite » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:35 pm

Legoist wrote:I agree with the other posters.

The palette is large enough, that it is often hard to find enough pieces of a certain colour.

I think something like this would be a good palette size:

White
Light grey + medium grey + dark grey
Black
Yellow
Red + dark red
Cyan + blue + dark blue
Lime + green + dark green
Pink + violet + purple
Orange
Light brown + dark brown
Light tan + dark tan

and I would leave silver, gold, chrome etc to accessories only.
Transparent pieces could even just be TrWhite, TrYellow, TrBlue, TrRed, TrGreen and TrBlack.


I agree with this list, however I think that you're actually missing a few essential colours here. Sand red, green and blue are all fantastic (and very useful). I also believe that trans orange is pretty popular. Adding new colours is one thing. Stripping builders of too many useful colous has the opposite effect.
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Re: How About Some New Colors?

Postby Karalora » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:19 am

kelderic wrote:I just want a return to old brown. I have given up on greys, light and dark, and just have accepted bleys. However, brown, I still yearn for, lol.


Have you ever looked at both the old and the new brown together in strong light? The old brown looks unpleasantly yellow-greenish in comparison to the new brown.
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