LEGO color palette, 300 and up

cosmicraycosmicray Member Posts: 5
I've been trying to make a comprehensive LEGO color chart for a number of years. Most of the recent activity (in new colors) seems from 300 and up.

The numbers I have observed (here, there, and somewhere) in that series are ...
301 Silver
308 Dark Brown
306 Defused Copper
311 Tr. Bright Green
312 Medium Nougat
315 Silver Metallic
316 Titanium Metallic
321 Dk Azure
322 Med Azure
323 Aqua
324 Med Lavender
325 Lavender
326 Spring Yellowish Green
327 ???
330 Olive Green
331 Med. Yellowish Green

Does anyone know of other numbers in that group, or possibly what 327 might be ?

thanks !

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  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    edited June 2014
    The best resource I know is this Excel spreadsheet of LEGO colours by @aanchir, not sure how up to date it is, and no 327 in there, but a quick glance shows some 300s not on your list.

    Another lover of the colour is eldeeem, there might be some info in his photostream. Here's a nice project of his https://www.flickr.com/photos/ltdemartinet/13937175696/in/[email protected]/
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    309 is Metalized Silver and 310 is Metalized Gold. These are equivalent to Chrome Silver and Chrome Gold, as far as I'm aware, though older Chrome Silver and Chrome Gold parts actually don't seem to have been assigned ID numbers (instead, it was basically treated like printing) and the most recent ones seem to be assigned the colors Silver Ink and Gold Ink instead, which confuses me to no end since those names are ALSO used to describe recent Metallic/Lacquered Silver and Metallic/Lacquered Gold parts.

    I've never heard of 331 Med. Yellowish Green. What source do you have for that? I ask this because there is ALSO a discontinued color with the name 115 Medium Yellowish Green, and it's rare for the LEGO Group to reuse color names. But if it turns out you are correct, I can't complain, because a new color similar to the old Medium Yellowish Green would help fill the value gap between current colors 326 Spring Yellowish Green and 119 Bright Yellowish Green.

    As far as I've been able to ascertain, 333 is Fluorescent Green Ink, 336 is Silver Ink, and 337 is Titanium Ink. Ink colors like these are not colors of plastic, but rather are used for printing and surface finishes. I don't know the ID numbers for Gold Ink or Copper Ink, but they're probably near those ones in sequence.

    304 is Cool Silver, Diffuse, which is equivalent to certain parts Bricklink lists as Speckle DBGray-Silver and Speckle Black-Silver. Bricklink's Speckle Black-Gold does not have a LEGO equivalent because it seems to be treated as a decoration on regular Black parts.

    329 is White Glow, which equates to Bricklink's Glow in Dark White and replaced the earlier 294 Phosphorescent Green in 2012.
  • cosmicraycosmicray Member Posts: 5
    @caperberry‌
    Thanks for the links. My S/S program is too old to open that document, but I was able to look at the jpg from eldeeem. That did help to fill in a few unknown numbers on my S/S. I have generated a pdf file, showing the list as I have it, with notes where I found each number first.

    @Aanchir‌
    Thank you for all the comments and additions. I have not yet applied those to my list.

    The 331 is noted to have been seen in a palette at Brickpedia, with possible alternate names on that number of Dark Lime or Medium Lime.

    It appears that bricksetforum will let me attach the pdf to this post, so I have done that.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    I believe the following are the official names:

    114 - Tr. Medium Reddish Violet with Glitter 2%
    129 - Tr. Bluish Violet with Glitter 2%

    I once persuaded the replacement parts script to describe 144 as "Army Green". At least, I think I did. As that no longer seems to be available, I can't verify it, and the only reference I can find to "Army Green" is actually "Dark Army Green", used for a watch.

    233 might be "Light Faded Green"
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    TigerMoth said:

    I believe the following are the official names:

    114 - Tr. Medium Reddish Violet with Glitter 2%
    129 - Tr. Bluish Violet with Glitter 2%

    I once persuaded the replacement parts script to describe 144 as "Army Green". At least, I think I did. As that no longer seems to be available, I can't verify it, and the only reference I can find to "Army Green" is actually "Dark Army Green", used for a watch.

    233 might be "Light Faded Green"

    Those watch parts you mention were listed as Army Green on TLG's replacement parts database, back when you could browse entries in that just by entering URLs. Since I haven't found an address that still works for viewing invididual entries, I no longer know how to view entries that do not appear in inventories on the replacement parts site, which is sad because there was so much to learn there!

    And yeah, it seems LOTS AND LOTS of the entries on that PDF are incorrect. 183 through 187 are all misidentified with color names from Isodomos that are known to be fan-created placeholder names, and for that matter, to belong to entirely different colors (for reference, these are the colors used in the BIONICLE Rahkshi sets and are literally just "pearl" versions of classic LEGO red, blue, green, white, and brown — Bricklink doesn't recognize any but 183 as separate colors from their non-pearl versions).

    So this leads me to distrust the name Med. Yellowish Green, though it may very well be that there's a color LIKE Med. Yellowish Green I was not aware of that this number represents. And I do not really trust Brickipedia as a source for this, esp. since this is the ONLY color name on the chart that appears to come from there.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Aanchir said:

    Those watch parts you mention were listed as Army Green on TLG's replacement parts database, back when you could browse entries in that just by entering URLs.

    When I looked, I got this (some time ago, obviously):

    LINK FOR WATCH
    Green
    DK.ARMY GREE
    Loose Parts
    4130437
    27873

    The results were similar for 4154709/10/11, all showing "DK.ARMY GREE".

    Curious, eh?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    TigerMoth said:

    Aanchir said:

    Those watch parts you mention were listed as Army Green on TLG's replacement parts database, back when you could browse entries in that just by entering URLs.

    When I looked, I got this (some time ago, obviously):

    LINK FOR WATCH
    Green
    DK.ARMY GREE
    Loose Parts
    4130437
    27873

    The results were similar for 4154709/10/11, all showing "DK.ARMY GREE".

    Curious, eh?
    Hmm, interesting. I guess the difference is that I looked it up before the names were abbreviated the way they are now, and you looked it up after. I guess the later name would probably be more accurate, all things considered.
  • cosmicraycosmicray Member Posts: 5
    Aanchir said:

    back when you could browse entries in that just by entering URLs. Since I haven't found an address that still works for viewing invididual entries, I no longer know how to view entries that do not appear in inventories on the replacement parts site, which is sad because there was so much to learn there!

    I have not crossed the bridge to try it freestyle, but I see the TLC replacement parts site sending a HTTP GET to ask for information by 7-digit part number. The results that come back are used to populate the window when you click on a thumbnail, and then it shows you a floater with more information, including a color string.

    I'm guessing they did it this way so that it was easier to support color names in different languages. The request comes in, the cookie/browser tells them what the language is, the GET tells them the element number, and they send back a response with the color name (but not the color number).

    For example, one part I just looked up returned "SILVER MET.", so the value is stored on TLC's server, and likely being translated from the color number there.
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