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Found 7662 trade federation mtt - correct colors?

i picked up a trade federation mtt #7662 at a garage sale. The brown bricks are different colors although the inventory says all reddish brown. Did this ever come with two different browns? I guess they could have substituted but I don’t know why someone would do that. It’s symmetrical so it looks cool. All of the other pieces are present. 
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    Reddish brown has had some colour consistency issues, although they look really different. Thes ones that are a lighter shade, have you checked the other sides? It may be that some have been badly sun damaged and then mixed up a bit.
    madforLEGO
  • blosky2001blosky2001 USMember Posts: 16
    Both sides are like that
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,349

    CCC said:
    Reddish brown has had some colour consistency issues, although they look really different. Thes ones that are a lighter shade, have you checked the other sides? It may be that some have been badly sun damaged and then mixed up a bit.
    Looks like someone missed and matched to complete the set as that may be old brown parts mixed in with reddish brown, or the new reddish brown differs from the stuff that is 10 years old.
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 132
    For this set, I think the inconsistencies work well. It looks battle worn.
    Fizyxsnowhitie
  • blosky2001blosky2001 USMember Posts: 16
    I agree. I like the color differences 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    Can that excuse the dust too ...? :-)

    blosky2001
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,099
    edited May 2018
    I think all the parts are original to this set.... the 2x2x3 steep slope in reddish-brown was only ever produced for 1 set.... this 7662 set... and yet it is shown in 2 distinct shades.

    On Eurobricks poster Aanchir had this to say about reddish-brown....

    "Reddish Brown does have more significant color consistency issues than most other LEGO colors. It's not quite as problematic as Dark Red, but still up there. I've read that one reason for this is that reddish colors are just easier for the human eye to distinguish, so even variations within TLG's prescribed tolerances are more noticeable in Dark Red and Reddish Brown than in a lot of other colors. That's just one factor, of course-- there are also, as you mentioned, far more color inconsistency problems in post-2004 parts in general than in pre-2004 parts."
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