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Blue light and it's effects on Lego bricks

Postby Tastymuffins » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:26 am

I shined a blue flashlight on my Lego castle and started to notice some very strange phenomenon! :? Some green pieces seemed to glow far brighter than the rest of the green in the landscape for some reason! Then I noticed the trans colored pieces glowed brilliantly! And just recently I discovered that several of my reddish brown pieces turn red under the blue light! I posted several photos on Flickr for those interested in this little investigation of mine!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735556@N07/sets/72157630725014740/
Also worth noting but unphotographed, I got a yellow flower piece to turn pink while all the others turned yellow green. 8)
So, fine people of classic castle, have you ever noticed any strange color changes in your Legos when subjected to different colors of artificial light? And what do all of you think about this strange phenomenon? :wave:
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Re: Blue light and it's effects on Lego bricks

Postby mencot » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:55 pm

Cool, did you use a normal led blue light or an UV light?
I´ll have to try this :tasty:
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Re: Blue light and it's effects on Lego bricks

Postby Tastymuffins » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:10 pm

It's a normal blue light!
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Re: Blue light and it's effects on Lego bricks

Postby OverLoad » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:44 pm

I've done the same back in the days where I built tall yellow and white towers. The difference between new white bricks and old, yellowing white bricks becomes much more apparent under black light.

It's a fun thing to mess around with. I'm sure it could be used for some in-house special effects on MOCs, and has been before.
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Re: Blue light and it's effects on Lego bricks

Postby Forestboy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:59 pm

Wow! Really incredible effect. I'll have to try that some time. Thanks for sharing. :wink:

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