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Book to Collect Lego Colours


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Hello Lego fans!

I'm sure that many of you wonder what the exact colour of a Lego piece is and you weren't quite sure 😅. This happened to me many times and I always wanted to have a colour palette to help me when making my real constructions or when tinkering with the Studio program.

After long time thinking about what the best solution would be and reading countless proposals on the internet, it became evident that it is impossible to display in the same palette all the colours manufactured by Lego throughout its history. However, we can consider the idea of compiling the colours that each of us use or that we use the most.

The proposal 😉

My proposal submitted to Lego Ideas is to create a folding book to collect the colours of the Lego pieces we use the most. At the launch, the set could contain a limited selection of the most common Lego colours. Eventually other colours could be added by using the Pick a Brick or Bricklink tools to complete your very own personal collection. Moreover, the set will come with stickers of 1x2 studs size with of all the Lego colours released so far and other blank stickers for the colours that Lego may release in the future.
I am aware that producing all the colours for this project could be an expensive task that's why I propose a project that can be expanded and personalised as well as it is compatible with other pieces such as Tiles, Plates or Slopes 1x1, 1x2 and even the so-called "Rock". More generally, any 1x1 or 1x2 flat piece can be part of our Lego colour book.
As for the nomenclature of each colour, I decided to use the official names of Lego and Bricklink names, as both colour names are widely known by the AFOL community.

The inspiration 🤓

My cultural and artistic background has undoubtedly been a source of inspiration for this proposal. After graduating in Fine Arts, I specialised and worked as a graphic designer. In my job, the colour palette is an essential tool in keeping my work aesthetically consistent and pleasing which I am sure is the goal of any Lego builder too. It doesn’t matter if it is for an artist, a designer, or a Lego builder, a colour palette is proved to be of a great use in guiding the colour selection and achieving harmonic colour combinations.

In addition, the inspiration of a folding book format for this proposal came to me after the release of Harry Potter books in 2021 (i.e. the 76382 and 76383 sets). Following a similar approach of a folding book, I worked on the idea of creating a colour reference book as a practical way to always have your favourite Lego colour palette on display, on your bookshelf, next to your inspirational books.
Needless to say, I am very excited to create a tool that can reach and contribute to the AFOL community.

I hope you like this project as much as I liked doing it!

Thank you for your support and for sharing the project with your friends!

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