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 Author: odurt View Messages Posted By odurt
 Posted: Mar 30, 2019 23:05
 Subject: Different Shade of Red
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odurt (16)

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Hi,

I recently purchase a red 970c00 part. It is the first time I see that shade
of red. I am use see different shades of a colour because of discoloration (part
exposed to sun for instance). However, in this case, the part seems kind of little
tranparent when exposed to a lamp. Please see the pictures below. As a comparaison,
I will also show a printed regular legs/torso assembly. So new part on left and
regular printed red part on right. What are your thoughts? Old part? Fake part?
Thanks. Sebastien
 






 Author: crxefx View Messages Posted By crxefx
 Posted: Mar 31, 2019 01:27
 Subject: Re: Different Shade of Red
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Looks like a fraud to me. The lack of lego marking and the odd stamps in the
legs make me think this. That's my take.
 Author: elias3 View Messages Posted By elias3
 Posted: Mar 31, 2019 05:26
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In Help, crxefx writes:
  Looks like a fraud to me. The lack of lego marking and the odd stamps in the
legs make me think this. That's my take.

no fraud, it's a real Lego part

the 'lego' word is on the hips


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 Author: hpoort View Messages Posted By hpoort
 Posted: Mar 31, 2019 02:56
 Subject: Re: Different Shade of Red
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In Help, odurt writes:
  Hi,

I recently purchase a red 970c00 part. It is the first time I see that shade
of red. I am use see different shades of a colour because of discoloration (part
exposed to sun for instance). However, in this case, the part seems kind of little
tranparent when exposed to a lamp. Please see the pictures below. As a comparaison,
I will also show a printed regular legs/torso assembly. So new part on left and
regular printed red part on right. What are your thoughts? Old part? Fake part?
Thanks. Sebastien

Looks perfectly normal to me. Both the translucency for newer parts and the difference
in (C) LEGO marking. I've seen plenty of either.

As for the translucency, this has to do with the way the color is mixed in; LEGO
used to use precolored plastic until some years ago they switched to use natural
colored perls and mixing the color in the molding machine. This resulted in the
plastic looking more translucent when held against a backlight. Most notably
in white but visible in many other colors as well.

I am just building a MOC with dominant colors milky white and white, using backlighting
to bring out the characteristics of the milky white. But then I had to sort all
the regular white bricks on translucency for it to look consistent.

Hans-Peter
 Author: brikomania View Messages Posted By brikomania
 Posted: Mar 31, 2019 10:04
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In Help, hpoort writes:
  In Help, odurt writes:
  Hi,

I recently purchase a red 970c00 part. It is the first time I see that shade
of red. I am use see different shades of a colour because of discoloration (part
exposed to sun for instance). However, in this case, the part seems kind of little
tranparent when exposed to a lamp. Please see the pictures below. As a comparaison,
I will also show a printed regular legs/torso assembly. So new part on left and
regular printed red part on right. What are your thoughts? Old part? Fake part?
Thanks. Sebastien

Looks perfectly normal to me. Both the translucency for newer parts and the difference
in (C) LEGO marking. I've seen plenty of either.

As for the translucency, this has to do with the way the color is mixed in; LEGO
used to use precolored plastic until some years ago they switched to use natural
colored perls and mixing the color in the molding machine. This resulted in the
plastic looking more translucent when held against a backlight. Most notably
in white but visible in many other colors as well.

I am just building a MOC with dominant colors milky white and white, using backlighting
to bring out the characteristics of the milky white. But then I had to sort all
the regular white bricks on translucency for it to look consistent.

Hans-Peter

Got any pics? That sounds cool!