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 Author: uticabrix View Messages Posted By uticabrix
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 15:35
 Subject: Dark Bluish Gray vs Dark Stone Gray
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uticabrix (657)

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Does anyone know what the reasoning is behind color name? I noticed Lego &
Brickowl the color is known and Dark stone gray. Bricklink is known as Dark
bluish gray?
Any knowledge on this? Curiosity got me
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 15:54
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In General, uticabrix writes:
  Does anyone know what the reasoning is behind color name? I noticed Lego &
Brickowl the color is known and Dark stone gray. Bricklink is known as Dark
bluish gray?
Any knowledge on this? Curiosity got me

Why BL created it's own nomenclature of Lego colors would be interesting
to learn, I agree.

http://www.peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgis/colorguide.cgi

My favorite Lego color name is "Earth Blue" BL's dark blue.

-Cory
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 16:48
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In General, popsicle writes:
  My favorite Lego color name is "Earth Blue" BL's dark blue.

Hahah whaaat

Well, I guess the earth is blue, isn't it?
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 17:42
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In General, Teup writes:
  […]
Hahah whaaat

Well, I guess the earth is blue, isn't it?

“Earth” means dark.

Earth Orange (BL’s Brown)
Earth Blue (BL’s Dark Blue)
Earth Green (BL’s Dark Green)
Earth Yellow (no BL)


Same as some colours are “Sand”:

Sand Blue
Sand Violet (Sand Purple)
Sand Yellow (Dark Tan)
Sand Green
Sand Red

And LEGO’s “Bright” colours are just plain in BL (Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange,
Violet, etc.).

To get back to the original question, axaday’s answer explains modern names but
the older names are also explained by the simple fact LEGO’s own names weren’t
known.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In General, SylvainLS writes:
  In General, Teup writes:
  […]
Hahah whaaat

Well, I guess the earth is blue, isn't it?

“Earth” means dark.

Earth Orange (BL’s Brown)
Earth Blue (BL’s Dark Blue)
Earth Green (BL’s Dark Green)
Earth Yellow (no BL)


Same as some colours are “Sand”:

Sand Blue
Sand Violet (Sand Purple)
Sand Yellow (Dark Tan)
Sand Green
Sand Red


I've always liked the earth and sand colors in Lego. Sand Blue is right up
there with Earth Blue as another favorite Lego color of mine.
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 16:02
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In General, uticabrix writes:
  Does anyone know what the reasoning is behind color name? I noticed Lego &
Brickowl the color is known and Dark stone gray. Bricklink is known as Dark
bluish gray?
Any knowledge on this? Curiosity got me

Bricklink tries to make the names of the colors more actually descriptive. Lego
tends to put in a lot of words that don't have any meaning. People can debate
whether new dark gray is actually "bluish", but there's not much to discuss
concerning whether it looks more like a stone. Is the new coral color really
"Vibrant"? Your mileage will vary.
 Author: Brickman4you View Messages Posted By Brickman4you
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 19:50
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Dark stone gray came from Peeron.com's site, not from brickowl.


In General, uticabrix writes:
  Does anyone know what the reasoning is behind color name? I noticed Lego &
Brickowl the color is known and Dark stone gray. Bricklink is known as Dark
bluish gray?
Any knowledge on this? Curiosity got me
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 04:47
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In General, uticabrix writes:
  Does anyone know what the reasoning is behind color name? I noticed Lego &
Brickowl the color is known and Dark stone gray. Bricklink is known as Dark
bluish gray?
Any knowledge on this? Curiosity got me

LEGO's internal colour names were secret and so not released to the public
when BL (and other websites) started, so fans created names for them. The same
goes with part names, many of them are "incorrect" compared to LEGO's names,
but much more useful.

We should be calling the fish
 
Part No: 64648  Name: Fish
* 
64648 Fish
Parts: Animal, Water
a FISH W. KNOB.

Similarly torso assemblies should be known as "MINI UPPER PART NO ABCD" if using
LEGO's language. I think I prefer the more descriptive names. Then there
are parts that officially do not exist (such as torsos without arms).
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Oct 18, 2019 05:48
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  Then there
are parts that officially do not exist (such as torsos without arms).

What would I do with all of my extra time?