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Are there any color blind members in this forum?

Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,223
I've noticed a few people here and there commenting that they have missing pieces in their sets and later find out that they either found it later or used the wrong color piece. Are there members here that are color blind or have another vision impairment?

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,223
    When I was in engineering, we used to do all our 3D Modeling using Unigraphics. We would put certain information on layers and each layer was designated a color. There were a few people in the company that couldn't distinguish one color from another, so we had to change our process.

    Lego instructions can be hard to read at times, especially if you are using a downloaded .pdf version.
    madforLEGO
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,008
    I have issues with RGB (screens/monitors) representations of blues and purples but fortunately it doesn't happen off screen.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,223
    I don't think you are alone. The blues and purples all look the same to me on a screen. The dark bleys, dark browns and black also look the same to me. I usually have to do a double take.
    bobabricks
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    I'm not, but I can more easily see the terrain and pick out enemies on BF4 by adjusting the settings on my playstation as if I were ;)
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,223
    waynegg said:

    I'm not, but I can more easily see the terrain and pick out enemies on BF4 by adjusting the settings on my playstation as if I were ;)

    Yes, I heard that works for some. I tried it for Call of Duty one time.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    I also set mine to be a notch or two above the recommended darkness as well. Certainly helps to spot the far-off campers in ghillies.
    Pitfall69waynegg
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 237
    I have difficulty distinguishing the old brown and the new brown. And if the room is a little dark, the dark red is also a problem. Many of the instruction books seem to have poor contrast and I have a hard time telling what colour a piece should be... tan or dark tan? grey or dark grey or black? brown or dark brown or black? At least I mostly only build kits from the parts that are in the kit, so it's just a process of elimination (most kits don't have lots of the same part in different colours). But if I were to dig out a random instruction book and try to build from my sorted parts, I might have a hard time figuring out how to build it.

    Luckily I don't have much difficulty distinguishing the old greys from the new.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,356
    ^ That is exactly my issue. I wish Lego could put a bit more contrast in their instructions.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    edited February 2015
    Once I got instructions with a light grey piece and on paper it looked dark grey. The worst part was that the set came with that piece in dark grey and light grey! I was able to flip ahead and find that the dark grey is ever so slightly darker. :/ To answer your question though, I do not have any color blindness, I actually had my eyes checked recently and I have 20/20 (if that has anything to with color blindness). ;)
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,391
    I'm finding that the older I get, the shorter my arms become...
    LegoKip
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,223
    You might look like a T-Rex before too long ;)
    rancorbaitEddieDoesntMindAdzbadboyGothamConstructionCo
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    I can help with the black. It's always outlined in white. No white outline=some other dark color than black.
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 237
    waynegg said:

    I can help with the black. It's always outlined in white. No white outline=some other dark color than black.

    Yes, it is now. That hasn't always been the case, and that's a subtle difference that I have to look for.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,172
    Pitfall69 said:

    I don't think you are alone. The blues and purples all look the same to me on a screen. The dark bleys, dark browns and black also look the same to me. I usually have to do a double take.

    You sure it is not from huffing all of those pony fumes?

    I have a hard time with new LEGO instruction books. No problem with 30 year old instructions though. Now that also is likely due to the lack of many shades of colors as opposed to now.
    Though some old instructions do have the same problem, but more because of a misprint at LEGO (like seeing what appears to be a 1x5 brick, and a 1x2 'brick' that was actually supposed to be a plate in one instruction book if I recall correctly).
  • electrobovineelectrobovine In the LEGO roomMember Posts: 34
    Me! But I get around it by tending to build in classic LEGO colours like white, yellow, red, blue, and black (I can tell these apart). I must be one of those rare AFOLs that doesn't prefer to build in realistic colours.
    A lot of the newer colours look the same to me, or I can't tell if they're supposed to be green, brown, pink or blue... It makes sorting interesting. I have a comparison sheet (bricks stuck on a bit of card with the colours written underneath), but still green ends up in the grey drawer, brown bricks in with red, and as for all those "sand" tones?! I haven't a clue. They sit on the floor in a pile and wait for my all-colour-seeing partner to sort them out for me.
  • TLGTLG Member Posts: 125
    waynegg said:

    I'm not, but I can more easily see the terrain and pick out enemies on BF4 by adjusting the settings on my playstation as if I were ;)

    I just turn the enemy markings completely off, and keep friendly ones on. It works better IMO, because when an enemy isn't spotted, it doesn't have a marking, and by my strategy it keeps all the enemys "uniform."

    Sorry if I got off topic, anyways to stay on topic: No, I am not colorblind. But I have a very hard time separating CA bricks and ABS bricks.
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