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LEGO Color "Chips"
Six scans of LEGO color chips
About this creation

My fascination with the "rare" LEGO colors started in 1997 when I
started back into the hobby. What seemed to be rare in '97 in common now for the
most part. I sometimes laugh at my older MOCs that in the day where bleeding
edge (color wise) and now seem mundane. Anyway I continue to build in as rare of
colors as I can find (with the condition that I won't spend ~$2 per brick!).

I decided to scan as many bricks that I have that I can actually build in.
Getting one or two is hard enough. sometimes. A fellow club member, Dave VinZant,
also has taken to LEGO colors. He aspires to have a complete color palette in
any element he can find. He also has a rather nice collection of minifigs in
every color per body part that has been made (except the clear one!). Here is a
GREAT Brick Link

Color Compare

Brick Chart ver3

Below are six images of color "chips" that are completely made from
LEGO elements. They are arranged as such:

1) the frame is made from white bricks

2) colors across the top are: red, blue, yellow, green, old brown, & tan

3) colors across the bottom are: old gray, old dark gray, & black

4) no touch-up has been done, hopefully the standard colors adjacent will serve
as a reference

5) these color names are provided by Dave VinZant, he seems to have a handle
on the color name chaos :)

Oranges Blues Purples Green - Blues Reds Greens

1. Light Yellow

2. Light Orange

3. Medium Orange

4. Orange

5. Earth Orange

6. Dark Orange

1. Not Named (Sky Blue)

2. Medium Blue

3. Sand Blue

4. Blue Violet

5. Dark Blay

6. Dark Blue

1. Sand Purple

2. Dark Pink *

3. Purple

4. Dark Purple

5. Not Named

6. Violet (McD sets)

1. Blay

2. Light Blue

3. Mearsk Blue

4. Aqua

5. Dark Turquoise

1. Magenta

2. Dark Pink

3. Bright Pink

4. Pink

5. Sand Red

6. Dark Red

1. Medium Green

2. Not Named

3. Lime

4. Bright Green

5. Sand Green

6. Dark Green

* Slightly different then Dark Pink. Might be a
manufacturing mistake.

Here's an older color chart that I attempted. I used a rather large Pantone palette
out in the sun light to color match the values. Most of them did not have a good
match so I picked the closest I could find. At the time I was in my mid thirties
eye sight (wrt color blindness) = OK

Partial list of links to other color resources:

1) Official LEGO
list of colors and values
on Peeron as of Sat,
30 Aug 2003. Note the new Grays were on that chart way before the announcement!

2) Lugnet discussion about
this post

3) LDraw's
Color Chart
by Steve Bliss

4) Suzanne Rich's Color

5) Henry Lim's Brick Stack

6) color

PLS LMK if there are any more good color chart links!


  July 26, 2008
And, er, your point is?
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  August 26, 2006
Wow!!! that's incredible!
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  September 1, 2005
Very Nice for LEGO Brick color reference!! Good idea~
Steven Barile
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  December 31, 2004
The colors, the colors! They invade my mind! Great footwork on all the colors, it's a good resource to have :)
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