The universal love for Lego is quite extraordinary, and one member of the plastic construction toy’s loyal following has created a chart of every Lego brick colour ever made, resembling the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Earlier this year, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance’s “world’s most powerful brand” and it’s easy to see why. For one thing, most of us are more likely to own a piece of Lego at some point in our lives than an expensive Italian supercar, and I’m willing to wager that Lego is actually more fun.
The Lego Group began manufacturing its colourful interlocking plastic bricks in Denmark in 1949 and, as of July this year, some 600bn Lego parts had been produced.
As a result, Lego has been the staple of everyone’s childhood ever since, and I defy you to find an engineer in the world today who doesn’t owe their choice of profession to an early experience of building stuff with Lego.
Lego enthusiast Jeremy Moody has defined his dedication to the construction toy by producing a huge chart that features all the different colours that Lego has ever produced. It was a whole year-long labour of love.
The chart features more than 182 pieces and was originally posted by Moody on Reddit.
At the urging of other Reddit users Moody produced a hi-res version of the chart and published it on Imgur.
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