Sir Vincent wrote:Haha more colors are you guys serious? LEGO should start discontinuing colors!
To an extent I agree with you. The worst thing is to get excited about some new color, and then it's impossible to get it in more than a few pieces. I think what LEGO really needs to do is make a commitment that when they do introduce a new color, they make an effort to make that color available with some core set of elements. I'd suggest something like this set:
Bricks: 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x4, 1x1 round, 2x2 round
Plates: 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x4, 2x6, 4x4, 4x6, 1x1 round, 2x2 round
Tiles: 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 2x2
Slopes: 45 degrees 2x1, 2x2, 2x4, 2x2 double, cheese slope, 33 degrees 3x1, 3x2, 3x4, 2x2 double
Of course there are a million other elements, but that's a good core of basic parts. If I got some new color and could accumulate it in all of those pieces, it would be sufficient to build almost anything.
I think one of the drivers for new colors is licenses. If they were coming up with their own original designs they could stick to their existing palette, but when they are trying to build a model of some existing car or spaceship or whatever from an existing IP, they often have to create new elements and colors to accurately reflect the movie (cartoon, comic book, TV show, etc).