|Author:||Tuomas J. Lukka|
[LEGO is a trademark of someone, etc etc blah blah]
Due to the coming experiments with LEGO controllers it would be great to choose some "flag colors" for Gzz now and get LEGO bricks in those colors for the controllers, avoiding the other common colors. This would enable our designs to automatically be in our colors, which would not be a bad thing ;)
Should black be one of the colors for the practical reason of LEGO piece availability
RESOLVED: Yes: It's also pretty stylish and fits with the laptop computers.
Why should the colors fit in with laptop computers? It's not like you're going to glue LEGO bricks onto your laptops, is it?
RESOLVED: Yes, it is! That way, the controllers can easiest be connected to the laptops for use also while traveling or giving presentations. The weight of the laptop is good for stability.
What other colors are commonly enough available as LEGO bricks?
- most common: black, blue, darkGray, gray, green, red,
relatively common: brown, teal(cyan), orange, tan
relatively rare: flatSilver, lightBlue, lime, purple
Where can I look for data on LEGO brick availability?
RESOLVED: The web site peeron.com lists different parts and their availability by year. For us, liftarms are probably the most important, followed by gears.
How does this PEG interact with grizzly_bear--benja?
How many colors should there be?
SUGGESTED RESOLUTION: 3-4. At least 2 different colors from the "most common" category and possibly highlight colors from the others.
What might be good color combinations?
- black, gray, white, red
- black, gray, brown (grizzly_bear)
- black, green, blue
- black, white, yellow, orange
How warm colors do we want?
Can LEGO bricks really be obtained one by one in colors of your choosing?
RESOLVED: Yes. See bricklink.com, the unofficial LEGO marketplace. However, prices and availabilities for a given piece vary by color, and because of that we should try to find a relatively inexpensive combination.