The Colorful Lego: the History of Lego Blocks’ Color Expansion

According to a 2018 Lego study, “the vocabulary of bricks has increased significantly resulting in sets sharing fewer bricks.” Tracing the number of Lego bricks over time may be telling of the increasing specialization and complexity of Lego sets. Looking at the number of specialized pieces in relation to interchangeable pieces may also help us determine if increased specialization has resulted in fewer shareable bricks.