As you have probably noticed I did some work recently to capture parts lists from LEGO's customer services pages, and display them on the set details pages.
As a result, the master the parts list has some 26,000 entries, and after combining it with lists from LEGO, the colour and type of around 23,000 of these is known and is shown in the lists 
So, there are 3000-odd that we don't know the colour of. I could look at each image myself and enter it but that would take ages and would soon get boring. I am therefore going to try 'crowd sourcing' the data, and that's where you come in.
I'd like you to visit the part identification page at http://www.brickset.com/parts/datacapture/
and follow the instructions. Then repeat 10, 20, 1000 times, until you get bored.
Every part is shown to two people. If they both agree on the colour then it's recorded in the database. If they don't then the process starts again for that part.
Not all colours are shown in the list, just the common ones. This is because identifying some of the silvers, in particular, and light pastel colours is tricky. So, there's a 'None of the above / I am not sure' option and if two people can't identify it then a 'panel of experts' (me, Martin and bluemoose) can take a look and try and assign the right colour.
The page has been trialled with some guinea-pigs and it seems to work quite well.
If it's a total balls-up, parts whose colour is recorded in this way are marked so can be wiped if necessary without affecting the integrity of the rest of the data.
Also, the system records who enters what in a separate table and I will use this to see who has made the most correct entries and will award a prize once it's finished (not sure what yet, I'll come up with something!)
So, please give it a go
, and let's see how quickly we can do it!
 tomorrow, I'll be rolling out some more parts-browsing pages which will make use of this information. The ultimate aim is to rival BrickLink's inventories but that's a long way off yet!