On some LEGO Facebook groups, I’ve seen posts lately from people who are new to the hobby and confused by the names used for the shades of grey that LEGO makes. So I wrote an article explaining what happened in 2004 as LEGO rolled out the new colors which many people call “bluish” greys. (They’re not bluish! The old ones were yellowish!)
I remember when I got my first set with the new colors – it was set 4492, Mini Star Destroyer. When I started building it I was shocked to find the colors of grey were different!
What really makes me feel old is that a 12-year-old building with LEGO today was born after this change had taken place and has likely never even seen the colors simply known as Light Grey and Dark Grey.
Anyway, hope you enjoy my new article: “Grey, Bluish Gray, Stone Grey, or Blay?”