1934 Out Of The Loop.


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Every so often my tendency to never stop doing things catches up to me and I end up sleeping for a really long time. Today was that day. I went to sleep early, slept late, then after dinner I went to sleep again. Not regular sleep, but a type specific to wearing myself out completely. I might yet be sleeping buy my phone woke me up and I realized it was nearly posting time. I think I’m going to be awake for a while now.

This isn’t important, but last night I happened to have a UV light on and noticed that the red tiles on one of my Lego buildings were all different shades under blacklight. It’s nearly impossible to tell them apart in regular light. They must have changed dye formulas at some point and never thought to test them that way. I mean why would they? It’s just interesting to know. These roof tiles are all from a span of 5 years or so. They must have changed the formulas at some point or perhaps it’s unique to a specific factory. It made me want to test all my parts to see if other colors have similar chemical changes over time. Lego has expanded their color range a lot in the last half decade or so. To the point that it’s actually kind of difficult to get specific colors from just buying random sets. Realy if a person is going to build the way I do it would be more cost effective to just buy directly from them, or other sellers, in bulk. That way you don’t end up with piles of colors you don’t like very much. I have quite a bit of purple that I don’t have much use for since I tend not to like it as an accent. The Friends sets often have great base parts until you get to the roof tiles, which, especially in the early sets were likely to be dark or light pink. They’re starting to move away from that and using blues more regularly, which look more like actual houses. That said, some of the sets that veer to the pink side still look very cohesive in total and work, even if they seem a bit odd when judging by “normal” color palette standards. I mean I have seen houses with pink roofs and accents, but they’re very rare. In facr I’ve seen more houses with purple accents in real life. Maybe I should use some of those parts I have…