You’ve probably seen a LEGO-inspired Periodic Table has been doing the rounds for a few weeks now. I’ve seen it flash up on various sites and social media a number of times and thought it was a cool idea. The Periodic Table of LEGO® Colours is now easily available in the UK thanks to The Minifigure Store. Who has sent me one to look at and it’s not what I expected it to be.
For some reason, I assumed it was a literal Periodic Table of chemical elements. With the various LEGO elements representing each of the elemental compounds. However, now I’ve actually taken the time to look at the products, I’ve discovered that’s not the case at all. Instead, it’s a table of LEGO element colours. So the Periodic Table of LEGO Colours features 70 unique colours and 12 different elements. Each entry contains the name of the colour, the year it was introduced and both the LEGO and Bricklink ID numbers. Which can be matched up to the legend on the right-hand side of the table. It’s certainly not the definitive collection of LEGO elements colours, but there’s still a nice spread of a large number of them. There will be those out there with an expert knowledge of LEGO colours and all the information connected to them. I’m not one of them, so I’m not sure how accurate the information displayed on the board is, but it appears to have been taken from Bricklink.
The actual table is printed on high-quality board material, measuring 40cm x 30cm x 1.5 cm, making it the perfect size to be hung on a wall, there’s a hook on the back to aid with this. With the LEGO elements securely fixed to each of the sections of the table. It looks very much like the traditional Periodic Table. It’s certainly a cool product and a unique gift for any LEGO fan. It’s certainly not what I was expecting but I think the LEGO twist on it, is actually a fun idea.
My only criticism is the lack of LEGO trademarks or copyright information. This isn’t a LEGO product but does use the LEGO name in its title and the elements used are all genuine LEGO pieces. The Periodic Table of LEGO Colours is available now from The Minifigure Store for £29.99. The product was provided for free for the purposes of review.
I’m fully aware there is an updated version of The LEGO Periodic Table, however, I was sent the original version which has recently been added to their range by The Minifigure Store. For further details about the updated version please visit WLWYB website.