Lets start a new poll to hear what you have to say.
As you might know, TLG is continuously changing or fine tunning the colors in production, seeking for a more balanced and future proof color palette. At the same time the number of colors available have been reduced comparative to what we had in the past, as a measure to reduce the number of active elements and by consequence the production costs, inventories, complexity, etc...
This has also happened to the LEGO Technic theme and with a few exceptions, we have seen some colors to completely disappear from Technic sets, mainly after years 1999-2001. It was the case of colors like: Purple, Dark Turquoise, Metal Blue - just to give a few examples.
Some others have seen their frequency also substantially reduced, or they do appear occasionally at some Technic parts in other themes (e.g. Bionicle, Star Wars). Good examples are Orange, Medium Orange, Tan, Reddish Brown, etc...which are or have been available with just a very limited set of Technic parts, thus severely limiting the possibilities to build models based on fancy and different colors.
The main colors actually being used in Technic sets, are: Black, Yellow, Red, Blue, Lime, Dark Bluish Gray and Light Bluish Gray. Some of these are even mainly used to build the chassis and other inner structures, leaving even a more reduced set of available colors, to build distinctive and different looking models from the color perspective.
From those actually less available but still in the actual LEGO color palette, my question to you today is - Given a set of colors, which would be for you the most desirable ones to get more often, in parts never before released with such colors, and ultimately to build your own models?
Obviously I mainly refer to Technic beams, liftarms and panels.
The choices* I have included into this poll, are:
- Dark Tan
- Reddish Brown
- Dark Green
- Medium Blue
- Dark Blue
Realize that some of these colors were never used for Technic parts before.
Poll will be open to collect your preferences, during the next two weeks and you can take multiple chopices.
Please feel free also to add your specific ideas/suggestions, through comments to this post.
At a later opportunity we will also hear from you, about which are your favorites among the main colors actually used in Technic models.
Below the actual color palette for 2010, being used by LEGO to produce parts.
*) As I believe them to be the most spread and known, the BrickLink color names are the ones used in the poll. In case you need for a conversion between BrickLink colors and official LEGO Color ID, please refer to this Peeron Color Chart.