Understanding the LEGO brick selection

Understanding LEGO: Bricks

This article is a work in progress. I’m still designing additional illustrations to highlight the key findings.

Purchase one of every LEGO set currently available at shop.LEGO.com, organize the parts by element and color, and see how many of each you get. That’s exactly what I’ve done using the latest set availability and inventory data from brickset.com website.

The LEGO Group makes 100s of new sets every year containing thousands of different unique elements and around 50 different colors. This analysis demystifies which elements are most common, and which color is most common for each element. Unfortunately, The LEGO Group does not share the quantities of each part that they produce every year, so we need to approximate this using publicly available data.

The analysis is based on a simple approach – Imagine that you bought one of every LEGO set currently available at shop.LEGO.com, organized the parts by element and color, and counted how many of each you get. It turns out that you would get just under 1/4 million LEGO bricks. (I haven’t done the math, but I’m sure it would be expensive!)

Did you know that the top 10 most common LEGO elements make up around 20% of your collection?

Did you know that the top 10 most common LEGO elements make up around 20% of your collection?

If the LEGO group produced the same quantity of each LEGO set, this would almost perfectly match their commercial brick production. Since we know that The LEGO Group sells a lot more copies of inexpensive Licensed sets than expensive Hard-to-find exclusives, the data is not perfect. (If you want to learn more about my approach and the limitations, read the “Methodology” section at the bottom of this article.)

I excluded Duplo but included Technic sets in this analysis. This aligns with the reality that Technic builders often use some system elements, and System builders are increasingly leveraging Technic for mechanical functions, stronger structural support, or aesthetic/detailing purposes.

There is a good reason why so many of your LEGO bricks are Black, Gray, and White.

There is a good reason why so many of your LEGO bricks are Black, Gray, and White.

The original motivation for this analysis was to ensure that my LEGO Brick Labels collection include labels for all of the most common LEGO elements. I refined my dataset and produced these illustrations and tables because I found this data very interesting, and I think other LEGO enthusiasts will too.

Other useful applications for this data might include: designing LEGO models which use commonly used elements and colors as they are typically less expensive, to familiarize yourself with common parts that you might not own or have considered using in your models, and to better understand how the LEGO system works.

Top 100 Unique Elements

There are a total of about 3764 unique LEGO Elements used in sets that are currently available for sale. Some of those elements come in just one color, while many common elements can be found in a wide range of colors. This first list shows the 100 most common LEGO Elements. It also shows which color is most common.

Part ID Part Name # of colors available Most Common Color Qty All Colors
(Qty Most Common Color)
1 3023 Plate 1X2 43 Medium Stone Grey 9021 (1059)
2 6141 Round Plate 1X1 35 Black 7347 (557)
3 2780 Connector Peg W. Friction 1 Black 5086 (5086)
4 3004 Brick 1X2 38 Medium Stone Grey 4820 (591)
5 3005 Brick 1X1 38 Brick Yellow 4294 (766)
6 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 42 Medium Stone Grey 4211 (599)
7 3024 Plate 1X1 37 Brick Yellow 4033 (524)
8 3710 Plate 1X4 28 Medium Stone Grey 3732 (566)
9 54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs 41 Medium Stone Grey 3335 (383)
10 3020 Plate 2X4 28 Dark Stone Grey 3057 (491)
11 3022 Plate 2X2 26 Dark Stone Grey 2720 (485)
12 2412 Lattice Plate 1X2, Lacquered 21 Medium Stone Grey 2708 (488)
13 3666 Plate 1X6 25 Medium Stone Grey 2631 (343)
14 3003 Brick 2X2 30 Medium Stone Grey 2548 (393)
15 6558 Connector Peg W. Friction 3M 1 Bright Blue 2378 (2378)
16 2431 Flat Tile 1X4 33 Medium Stone Grey 2301 (408)
17 3010 Brick 1X4 28 White 2283 (319)
18 3021 Plate 2X3 23 Medium Stone Grey 2177 (430)
19 85984 Roof Tile 1 X 2 X 2/3, Abs 23 Medium Stone Grey 1968 (429)
20 15573 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob 22 Medium Stone Grey 1945 (424)
21 98138 Flat Tile 1X1, Round 26 Medium Stone Grey 1932 (262)
22 3070 Flat Tile 1X1 31 Medium Stone Grey 1903 (326)
23 3068 Flat Tile 2X2 26 Medium Stone Grey 1891 (305)
24 3623 Plate 1X3 24 Medium Stone Grey 1880 (305)
25 3062 Round Brick 1X1 29 Reddish Brown 1847 (253)
26 3001 Brick 2X4 25 Dark Stone Grey 1794 (236)
27 11477 Plate W. Bow 1X2X2/3 29 White 1736 (187)
28 43093 Conn.Bush W.Fric./Crossale 1 Bright Blue 1674 (1674)
29 6636 Flat Tile 1X6 20 Medium Stone Grey 1659 (420)
30 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 10 Bright Green 1627 (361)
31 3040 Roof Tile 1X2/45° 28 White 1582 (202)
32 4274 Connector Peg W. Knob 2 Bright Blue 1501 (830)
33 3795 Plate 2X6 21 Medium Stone Grey 1496 (276)
34 2420 Corner Plate 1X2X2 17 Dark Stone Grey 1487 (245)
35 3009 Brick 1X6 22 Medium Stone Grey 1471 (240)
36 87079 Flat Tile 2X4 20 Dark Stone Grey 1402 (277)
37 87087 Brick 1X1 W. 1 Knob 22 Medium Stone Grey 1323 (394)
38 3622 Brick 1X3 19 Brick Yellow 1225 (199)
39 32062 2M Cross Axle W. Groove 2 Bright Red 1203 (1100)
40 4589 Nose Cone Small 1X1 30 Black 1137 (114)
41 4032 Plate 2X2 Round 17 Medium Stone Grey 1110 (195)
42 32028 Plate 1X2 With Slide 12 Dark Stone Grey 1065 (333)
43 15068 Plate W. Bow 2X2X2/3 25 Dark Stone Grey 1064 (197)
44 3460 Plate 1X8 17 Medium Stone Grey 1051 (297)
45 87580 Plate 2X2 W 1 Knob 24 Medium Nougat 1040 (124)
46 63864 Flat Tile 1X3 17 Medium Stone Grey 1036 (236)
47 4162 Flat Tile 1X8 17 Medium Stone Grey 1009 (205)
48 15712 Plate 1X1 W. Up Right Holder 11 Dark Stone Grey 990 (316)
49 76382 Mini Upper Part No. 1633 526 Dark Azur 972 (13)
50 60478 Plate 1X2 W/Shaft Ø3.2 10 Dark Stone Grey 952 (273)
51 2357 Brick Corner 1X2X2 17 Brick Yellow 951 (159)
52 4070 Angular Brick 1X1 12 Medium Stone Grey 945 (196)
53 99207 Angular Plate 1.5 Bot. 1X2 2/2 7 Medium Stone Grey 938 (489)
54 6091 Brick W. Arch 1X1X1 1/3 26 White 925 (127)
55 3660 Roof Tile 2X2/45° Inv. 21 Medium Stone Grey 901 (150)
56 3665 Roof Tile 1X2 Inv. 23 Medium Stone Grey 898 (190)
57 3794 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob 16 Medium Stone Grey 898 (370)
58 4519 Cross Axle 3M 2 Medium Stone Grey 868 (827)
59 32123 1/2 Bush 2 Bright Yellow 868 (458)
60 3039 Roof Tile 2X2/45° 23 Dark Stone Grey 867 (103)
61 32054 2M Fric. Snap W/Cross Hole 3 Medium Stone Grey 866 (334)
62 99780 Angular Plate 1.5 Bot. 1X2 1/2 9 Dark Stone Grey 851 (284)
63 98283 Profile Brick 1X2 Single Gro. 7 Dark Stone Grey 826 (283)
64 3034 Plate 2X8 16 Dark Stone Grey 754 (158)
65 3700 Technic Brick 1X2, Ø4.9 11 Medium Stone Grey 752 (178)
66 63868 Plate 2X1 W/Holder,Vertical 12 White 750 (225)
67 59443 Cross Axle, Extension, 2M 7 Black 748 (184)
68 23893 Plate 2X2 W 1 Knob 11 Medium Stone Grey 700 (259)
69 15379 Chains M Plate M 5 ظ3, 2 Hole 1 Black 684 (684)
70 3008 Brick 1X8 15 Sand Yellow 673 (103)
71 11211 Brick 1X2 W. 2 Knobs 8 Medium Stone Grey 671 (399)
72 6590 Bush For Cross Axle 2 Medium Stone Grey 666 (380)
73 4477 Plate 1X10 14 White 658 (117)
74 48336 Plate 1X2 W. Stick 3.18 9 Black 658 (201)
75 3002 Brick 2X3 14 White 627 (98)
76 50950 Brick W/Bow 1/3 27 Dark Stone Grey 627 (78)
77 6536 Cross Block 90° 11 Black 626 (182)
78 32064 Brick 1X2 With Cross Hole 11 Medium Stone Grey 620 (150)
79 6541 Technic Brick 1X1 11 Medium Stone Grey 619 (132)
80 6143 Brick Ø16 W. Cross 15 Medium Stone Grey 612 (113)
81 92593 Plate 1X4 W. 2 Knobs 12 Medium Stone Grey 610 (159)
82 30136 Palisade Brick 1X2 11 Dark Stone Grey 607 (156)
83 60897 Plate 1X1 W. Holder 11 Medium Stone Grey 595 (171)
84 2654 Slide Shoe Round 2X2 11 Black 589 (158)
85 88323 Track Element, 5X1,5 4 Dark Stone Grey 582 (271)
86 4286 Roof Tile 1X3/25° 18 White 572 (82)
87 4865 Wall Element 1X2X1 21 Medium Stone Grey 567 (107)
88 2877 Profile Brick 1X2 7 Medium Stone Grey 566 (143)
89 32524 Technic 7M Beam 13 Dark Stone Grey 554 (110)
90 92280 Plate 1X2 W. Vertical Grip 5 Black 554 (251)
91 2540 Plate 1X2 W. Stick 10 Dark Stone Grey 540 (149)
92 73200 Mini Body Lowerpart Blue 38 Black 532 (80)
93 61409 Roof Tile W. Lattice 1X2X2/3 13 Dark Stone Grey 527 (239)
94 92411 Angle Plate 1X2 / 2X2 11 White 527 (97)
95 21712 Angle Plate 1X2 / 2X2 9 Black 522 (158)
96 32316 Technic 5M Beam 9 Black 518 (160)
97 99781 Angular Plate 1,5 Top 1X2 1/2 4 Medium Stone Grey 506 (228)
98 44237 Brick 2X6 15 Medium Stone Grey 499 (109)
99 93273 Plate W. Bow 1X4X2/3 19 Dark Stone Grey 493 (100)
100 30414 Brick 1X4 W. 4 Knobs 9 Dark Stone Grey 492 (122)

Parts that come in 12 or more different colors

You might expect that the most common parts come in the widest variety of colors, but you would be wrong. There are lots of reasons for this, but the number one reason is Technic. The most common technic Pins and Axles come in just one color to aid in finding the right part. As a result, the parts which are available in the widest range of colors end up being very basic elements such as Bricks, Plates, Tiles, and Cheese.

Note: Printed elements such as minifig torso are included in this analysis, but the color reflected in the table is the base color behind all the printing.

Part ID Part Name # of colors available Most Common Color Qty All Colors
(Qty Most Common Color)
1 3023 Plate 1X2 41 Medium Stone Grey 9021 (1059)
2 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 41 Medium Stone Grey 4211 (599)
3 54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs 40 Medium Stone Grey 3335 (383)
4 3005 Brick 1X1 37 Brick Yellow 4294 (766)
5 76382 Mini Upper Part No. 1633 36 Dark Azur 972 (13)
6 3004 Brick 1X2 36 Medium Stone Grey 4820 (591)
7 3024 Plate 1X1 36 Brick Yellow 4033 (524)
8 6141 Round Plate 1X1 34 Black 7347 (557)
9 2431 Flat Tile 1X4 31 Medium Stone Grey 2301 (408)
10 3070 Flat Tile 1X1 31 Medium Stone Grey 1903 (326)
11 3003 Brick 2X2 30 Medium Stone Grey 2548 (393)
12 4589 Nose Cone Small 1X1 30 Black 1137 (114)
13 11477 Plate W. Bow 1X2X2/3 29 White 1736 (187)
14 73200 Mini Body Lowerpart Blue 28 Black 532 (80)
15 3062 Round Brick 1X1 28 Reddish Brown 1847 (253)
16 3710 Plate 1X4 28 Medium Stone Grey 3732 (566)
17 3010 Brick 1X4 28 White 2283 (319)
18 3040 Roof Tile 1X2/45° 28 White 1582 (202)
19 3020 Plate 2X4 27 Dark Stone Grey 3057 (491)
20 50950 Brick W/Bow 1/3 27 Dark Stone Grey 627 (78)
21 98138 Flat Tile 1X1, Round 26 Medium Stone Grey 1932 (262)
22 3022 Plate 2X2 25 Dark Stone Grey 2720 (485)
23 3001 Brick 2X4 25 Dark Stone Grey 1794 (236)
24 15068 Plate W. Bow 2X2X2/3 25 Dark Stone Grey 1064 (197)
25 3068 Flat Tile 2X2 24 Medium Stone Grey 1891 (305)
26 3666 Plate 1X6 24 Medium Stone Grey 2631 (343)
27 3623 Plate 1X3 24 Medium Stone Grey 1880 (305)
28 87580 Plate 2X2 W 1 Knob 24 Medium Nougat 1040 (124)
29 6091 Brick W. Arch 1X1X1 1/3 23 White 925 (127)
30 3021 Plate 2X3 23 Medium Stone Grey 2177 (430)
31 85984 Roof Tile 1 X 2 X 2/3, Abs 23 Medium Stone Grey 1968 (429)
32 3039 Roof Tile 2X2/45° 23 Dark Stone Grey 867 (103)
33 3665 Roof Tile 1X2 Inv. 22 Medium Stone Grey 898 (190)
34 15573 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob 22 Medium Stone Grey 1945 (424)
35 3009 Brick 1X6 22 Medium Stone Grey 1471 (240)
36 4740 Satellite DiSh Ø16 22 Black 405 (73)
37 2412 Lattice Plate 1X2, Lacquered 21 Medium Stone Grey 2708 (488)
38 3795 Plate 2X6 21 Medium Stone Grey 1496 (276)
39 87087 Brick 1X1 W. 1 Knob 20 Medium Stone Grey 1323 (394)
40 6636 Flat Tile 1X6 20 Medium Stone Grey 1659 (420)
41 87079 Flat Tile 2X4 20 Dark Stone Grey 1402 (277)
42 14769 Flat Tile 2X2, Round 20 Medium Stone Grey 473 (85)
43 60481 Roof Tile 2X1X2 20 Black 412 (67)
44 3660 Roof Tile 2X2/45° Inv. 19 Medium Stone Grey 901 (150)
45 4865 Wall Element 1X2X1 19 Medium Stone Grey 567 (107)
46 30602 Front, 2X2, Sport 19 Bright Green 231 (35)
47 41879 Mini Leg 19 Black 78 (10)
48 3622 Brick 1X3 19 Brick Yellow 1225 (199)
49 93273 Plate W. Bow 1X4X2/3 19 Dark Stone Grey 493 (100)
50 11153 Brick With Bow 1X4 19 White 331 (73)
51 3626 Mini Head – Tr. 19 Transparent 98 (22)
52 30565 Plate 4X4, 1/4 Circle 18 Brick Yellow 297 (54)
53 4286 Roof Tile 1X3/25° 18 White 572 (82)
54 3031 Plate 4X4 17 Medium Stone Grey 475 (107)
55 51739 Plate 2X4X18° 17 Medium Stone Grey 329 (77)
56 4032 Plate 2X2 Round 17 Medium Stone Grey 1110 (195)
57 3460 Plate 1X8 17 Medium Stone Grey 1051 (297)
58 63864 Flat Tile 1X3 17 Medium Stone Grey 1036 (236)
59 4162 Flat Tile 1X8 17 Medium Stone Grey 1009 (205)
60 30374 Light Sword – Blade 16 Medium Stone Grey 414 (78)
61 2450 Corner Plate 45 Deg. 3X3 16 Medium Stone Grey 442 (90)
62 2420 Corner Plate 1X2X2 16 Dark Stone Grey 1487 (245)
63 2357 Brick Corner 1X2X2 16 Brick Yellow 951 (159)
64 43722 Right Plate 2X3 W/Angle 16 Medium Stone Grey 283 (44)
65 30367 Final Brick 2X2 16 Medium Stone Grey 202 (30)
66 3794 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob 16 Medium Stone Grey 898 (370)
67 3034 Plate 2X8 16 Dark Stone Grey 754 (158)
68 3037 Roof Tile 2X4/45° 16 Dark Orange 452 (120)
69 2454 Brick 1X2X5 16 White 374 (123)
70 92438 Plate 8X16 16 Brick Yellow 159 (31)
71 91405 Plate 16X16 16 Dark Stone Grey 91 (22)
72 43723 Left Plate 2X3 W/Angle 15 Black 263 (45)
73 3008 Brick 1X8 15 Sand Yellow 673 (103)
74 6143 Brick Ø16 W. Cross 15 Medium Stone Grey 612 (113)
75 44237 Brick 2X6 15 Medium Stone Grey 499 (109)
76 3032 Plate 4X6 15 Medium Stone Grey 435 (89)
77 3036 Plate 6X8 15 Dark Stone Grey 246 (43)
78 3958 Plate 6X6 15 Dark Stone Grey 219 (48)
79 88930 Plate W. Bow 2X4X2/3 15 White 180 (28)
80 93606 Brick W. Bow 2X4 15 Black 171 (35)
81 3298 Roof Tile 2X3/25° 14 White 380 (152)
82 3002 Brick 2X3 14 White 627 (98)
83 3035 Plate 4X8 14 Dark Stone Grey 366 (89)
84 30413 Wall Element 1X4X1 Abs 14 Medium Stone Grey 294 (54)
85 60474 Plate 4X4 Round W. Snap 14 Medium Stone Grey 267 (66)
86 41669 Bion. Eye 14 Transparent Fluorescent Green 102 (15)
87 4477 Plate 1X10 13 White 658 (117)
88 4871 Roof Tile 4X2/45° Inv. 13 Dark Stone Grey 130 (41)
89 61409 Roof Tile W. Lattice 1X2X2/3 13 Dark Stone Grey 527 (239)
90 4460 Roof Tile 1X2X3/73° 13 Reddish Brown 284 (56)
91 47457 Plates W. Bows 2X2 13 Dark Stone Grey 253 (63)
92 30357 Plate 3X3, 1/4 Circle 13 Dark Stone Grey 222 (57)
93 3678 Roof Tile 2X2X2/65 Deg. 13 Dark Stone Grey 209 (49)
94 59349 Wall Element 1X6X5, Pc 13 Brick Yellow 198 (42)
95 6179 Plate 4X4 W. 4 Knobs 13 Dark Stone Grey 166 (43)
96 3045 Corner Brick 2X2/45° Outside 13 Medium Stone Grey 144 (27)
97 60581 Wall Element 1X4X3, Abs 13 Dark Stone Grey 138 (36)
98 15571 End Ridged Tile 1X2/45° 13 Black 117 (27)
99 2432 Clamp 1X2 12 Black 344 (73)
100 41770 Left Plate 2X4 W/Angle 12 Black 263 (81)
101 32028 Plate 1X2 With Slide 12 Dark Stone Grey 1065 (333)
102 4070 Angular Brick 1X1 12 Medium Stone Grey 945 (196)
103 63868 Plate 2X1 W/Holder,Vertical 12 White 750 (225)
104 92593 Plate 1X4 W. 2 Knobs 12 Medium Stone Grey 610 (159)
105 3832 Plate 2X10 12 Medium Stone Grey 471 (117)
106 60596 Frame 1X4X6 12 Black 280 (67)
107 15672 Roof Tile 1X2 45° W 1/3 Plate 12 White 258 (59)
108 41769 Right Plate 2X4 W/Angle 12 Black 255 (83)
109 98560 Roof Tile 2X2X3/ 73 Gr. 12 Dark Brown 168 (39)
110 95820 Brick 1X2 W. Horizontal Holder 12 White 150 (41)
111 44676 Banner 26 Deg. M. 2 Holdere 12 Earth Blue 115 (29)
112 13731 Brick With Bow 1X10 12 Black 98 (28)
113 14533 Shell A 4M Ball Snap Ø10.2 12 Black 84 (28)
114 10314 Brick 1X4X1 1/3 12 Brick Yellow 67 (14)
115 14918 Nose Cone 2X2X2 12 Medium Stone Grey 66 (17)
116 6081 Brick W. Bow 4X1X1 1/3 12 Dark Stone Grey 62 (13)
117 47456 Plate W. Bows 2X3½ 12 Dark Brown 52 (11)
118 52031 Plate 4X6X2/3 12 White 47 (9)

Top 100 Unique Parts (Element/Color combinations)

This list includes each unique Element / Color combination separately. This aligns with the unique “Part ID” values that the LEGO Group use to manage inventory. This causes elements which appear in only one color to rise to the top of the list, especially those basic Technic elements.

Part ID Part Name This Color Qty This Color
(Qty All Colors)
1 2780 Connector Peg W. Friction Black 5086 (5086)
2 6558 Connector Peg W. Friction 3M Bright Blue 2378 (2378)
3 43093 Conn.Bush W.Fric./Crossale Bright Blue 1674 (1674)
4 32062 2M Cross Axle W. Groove Bright Red 1100 (1203)
5 3023 Plate 1X2 Medium Stone Grey 1059 (9021)
6 4274 Connector Peg W. Knob Bright Blue 830 (1501)
7 4519 Cross Axle 3M Medium Stone Grey 827 (868)
8 3023 Plate 1X2 Black 809 (9021)
9 3023 Plate 1X2 Dark Stone Grey 809 (9021)
10 3005 Brick 1X1 Brick Yellow 766 (4294)
11 3023 Plate 1X2 White 744 (9021)
12 15379 Chains M Plate M 5 ظ3, 2 Hole Black 684 (684)
13 4274 Connector Peg W. Knob Medium Stone Grey 671 (1501)
14 3023 Plate 1X2 Brick Yellow 633 (9021)
15 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 Medium Stone Grey 599 (4211)
16 3004 Brick 1X2 Medium Stone Grey 591 (4820)
17 3710 Plate 1X4 Medium Stone Grey 566 (3732)
18 3004 Brick 1X2 White 559 (4820)
19 6141 Round Plate 1X1 Black 557 (7347)
20 3024 Plate 1X1 Brick Yellow 524 (4033)
21 3004 Brick 1X2 Brick Yellow 521 (4820)
22 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 White 521 (4211)
23 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. Transparent Red 517 (7347)
24 3005 Brick 1X1 White 512 (4294)
25 3024 Plate 1X1 White 503 (4033)
26 3020 Plate 2X4 Dark Stone Grey 491 (3057)
27 6141 Round Plate 1X1 White 489 (7347)
28 99207 Angular Plate 1.5 Bot. 1X2 2/2 Medium Stone Grey 489 (938)
29 2412 Radiator Grille 1X2 Medium Stone Grey 488 (2708)
30 3022 Plate 2X2 Dark Stone Grey 485 (2720)
31 3023 Plate 1X2 Bright Red 482 (9021)
32 3023 Plate 1X2 Sand Yellow 481 (9021)
33 3020 Plate 2X4 Medium Stone Grey 472 (3057)
34 2412 Radiator Grille 1X2 Black 465 (2708)
35 3024 Plate 1X1 Medium Stone Grey 460 (4033)
36 32123 1/2 Bush Bright Yellow 458 (868)
37 2412 Radiator Grille 1X2 Dark Stone Grey 457 (2708)
38 3710 Plate 1X4 Dark Stone Grey 455 (3732)
39 3710 Plate 1X4 Black 444 (3732)
40 11214 Con. Bush 2M Fr. + Cross Axle Dark Stone Grey 441 (441)
41 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 Dark Stone Grey 434 (4211)
42 87083 Cross Axle 4M With End Stop Dark Stone Grey 433 (433)
43 3023 Plate 1X2 Reddish Brown 431 (9021)
44 6141 Plate 1X1 Round Warm Gold 430 (7347)
45 3021 Plate 2X3 Medium Stone Grey 430 (2177)
46 85984 Roof Tile 1 X 2 X 2/3, Abs Medium Stone Grey 429 (1968)
47 15573 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob Medium Stone Grey 424 (1945)
48 6141 Round Plate 1X1 Dark Stone Grey 422 (7347)
49 6141 Plate 1X1 Round Silver Metallic 422 (7347)
50 6636 Flat Tile 1X6 Medium Stone Grey 420 (1659)
51 3673 Connector Peg Medium Stone Grey 414 (414)
52 3022 Plate 2X2 Medium Stone Grey 413 (2720)
53 6141 Round Plate 1X1 Reddish Brown 413 (7347)
54 32123 1/2 Bush Medium Stone Grey 410 (868)
55 2431 Flat Tile 1X4 Medium Stone Grey 408 (2301)
56 11211 Brick 1X2 W. 2 Knobs Medium Stone Grey 399 (671)
57 6141 Round Plate 1X1 Medium Stone Grey 396 (7347)
58 87087 Brick 1X1 W. 1 Knob Medium Stone Grey 394 (1323)
59 3003 Brick 2X2 Medium Stone Grey 393 (2548)
60 54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs Medium Stone Grey 383 (3335)
61 6590 Bush For Cross Axle Medium Stone Grey 380 (666)
62 6562 Connector Peg/Cross Axle Brick Yellow 374 (374)
63 3794 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob Medium Stone Grey 370 (898)
64 3024 Plate 1X1 Black 369 (4033)
65 3021 Plate 2X3 Dark Stone Grey 367 (2177)
66 33291 Bracelet Upper Part Bright Green 361 (1627)
67 3710 Plate 1X4 White 361 (3732)
68 3020 Plate 2X4 Black 360 (3057)
69 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 Black 352 (4211)
70 3705 Cross Axle 4M Black 352 (398)
71 18651 Cross Axle 2M W. Snap W. Fric. Black 344 (344)
72 3666 Plate 1X6 Medium Stone Grey 343 (2631)
73 3005 Brick 1X1 Medium Stone Grey 342 (4294)
74 15100 Single Bush 2M Ø4,9 Black 342 (342)
75 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. Transparent Light Blue 341 (7347)
76 99207 Angular Plate 1.5 Bot. 1X2 2/2 Black 337 (938)
77 2412 Radiator Grille 1X2 Silver Metallic 334 (2708)
78 32054 2M Fric. Snap W/Cross Hole Medium Stone Grey 334 (866)
79 32028 Plate 1X2 With Slide Dark Stone Grey 333 (1065)
80 54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs White 333 (3335)
81 3023 Plate 1X2 Bright Yellow 333 (9021)
82 3070 Flat Tile 1X1 Medium Stone Grey 326 (1903)
83 3022 Plate 2X2 White 324 (2720)
84 3010 Brick 1X4 White 319 (2283)
85 3004 Brick 1X2 Reddish Brown 319 (4820)
86 3022 Plate 2X2 Black 317 (2720)
87 15712 Plate 1X1 W. Up Right Holder Dark Stone Grey 316 (990)
88 3666 Plate 1X6 White 311 (2631)
89 54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs Brick Yellow 310 (3335)
90 3070 Flat Tile 1X1 White 310 (1903)
91 3666 Plate 1X6 Black 306 (2631)
92 3623 Plate 1X3 Medium Stone Grey 305 (1880)
93 3068 Flat Tile 2X2 Medium Stone Grey 305 (1891)
94 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. Transparent 305 (7347)
95 3010 Brick 1X4 Brick Yellow 304 (2283)
96 6141 Round Plate 1X1 Brick Yellow 298 (7347)
97 3460 Plate 1X8 Medium Stone Grey 297 (1051)
98 3023 Plate 1X2 Bright Blue 296 (9021)
99 85984 Roof Tile 1 X 2 X 2/3, Abs Dark Stone Grey 296 (1968)
100 3068 Flat Tile 2X2 Dark Stone Grey 295 (1891)

LEGO Color Palette

Including the transparent colors, currently available LEGO sets use 68 different colors. The following showcases the distribution of these colors, and the most common element in each color.

Color Qty Unique Elements Most common Part ID Most common Part Name Qty All Parts
(Qty Most Common El

1 Black 1156 2780 Connector Peg W. Friction 40630 (5086)
2 Medium Stone Grey 731 3023 Plate 1X2 39528 (1059)
3 Dark Stone Grey 632 3023 Plate 1X2 28482 (809)
4 White 912 3023 Plate 1X2 23060 (744)
5 Brick Yellow 311 3005 Brick 1X1 13664 (766)
6 Bright Red 517 32062 2M Cross Axle W. Groove 10623 (1100)
7 Reddish Brown 346 3023 Plate 1X2 10568 (431)
8 Bright Blue 325 6558 Connector Peg W. Friction 3M 9948 (2378)
9 Bright Yellow 478 32123 1/2 Bush 7098 (458)
10 Sand Yellow 176 3023 Plate 1X2 5481 (481)
11 Transparent 114 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 3359 (305)
12 New Dark Red 177 3004 Brick 1X2 3072 (211)
13 Dark Green 191 3023 Plate 1X2 2980 (145)
14 Warm Gold 178 6141 Plate 1X1 Round 2928 (430)
15 Earth Blue 173 3020 Plate 2X4 2609 (127)
16 Transparent Light Blue 105 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 2402 (341)
17 Silver Metallic 186 6141 Plate 1X1 Round 2175 (422)
18 Bright Orange 182 96874 Element Seperator 2149 (153)
19 Bright Yellowish Green 205 6141 Round Plate 1X1 1982 (208)
20 Medium Nougat 109 98283 Profile Brick 1X2 Single Gro. 1714 (236)
21 Transparent Bright Orange 43 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 1547 (284)
22 Medium Azur 139 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 1524 (141)
23 Dark Brown 123 30377 Space Skeleton Arm 1494 (81)
24 Transparent Red 34 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 1431 (517)
25 Flame Yellowish Orange 119 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 1381 (214)
26 Transparent Brown 71 3005 Brick 1X1 – Tr 1333 (220)
27 Medium Lilac 109 6141 Plate 1X1 Round 1268 (145)
28 Bright Reddish Violet 98 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 1265 (157)
29 Earth Green 93 3023 Plate 1X2 1259 (117)
30 Medium Blue 63 3005 Brick 1X1 1124 (145)
31 Dark Orange 91 3037 Roof Tile 2X4/45° 1027 (120)
32 Transparent Yellow 22 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 981 (255)
33 Medium Lavender 90 3023 Plate 1X2 927 (104)
34 Bright Green 55 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 915 (361)
35 Light Purple 80 3004 Brick 1X2 797 (59)
36 Transparent Blue 32 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 752 (157)
37 Bright Purple 53 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 678 (240)
38 Transparent Fluorescent Green 52 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 617 (216)
39 Dark Azur 63 3004 Brick 1X2 615 (97)
40 Transparent Fluorescent Reddish Orange 47 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 568 (190)
41 Sand Blue 46 3010 Brick 1X4 551 (88)
42 Olive Green 55 3004 Brick 1X2 545 (70)
43 Lavender 51 33291 Bracelet Upper Part 519 (60)
44 Light Nougat 150 12817 Mini Head No. ‘1149’ 470 (45)
45 Multicombination 51 74261 Ball Cup High Friction W. Rubber 451 (86)
46 Sand Green 54 3069 Flat Tile 1X2 436 (64)
47 Transparent Medium Reddish Violet 16 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 395 (143)
48 Transparent Bright Green 29 6141 Plate 1X1 Round 382 (183)
49 Transparent Green 19 6141 Round Plate 1X1 – Tr. 374 (80)
50 Spring Yellowish Green 32 88513 Horn W. Shaft Ø 3.2 345 (80)
51 Titanium Metallic 67 76116 Bad Robot Arm 330 (59)
52 Light Royal Blue 33 3004 Brick 1X2 217 (89)
53 Cool Yellow 42 3004 Brick 1X2 217 (38)
54 Transparent Bright Bluish Violet 32 98138 Flat Tile 1X1, Round 208 (36)
55 Aqua 38 3004 Brick 1X2 176 (24)
56 Cool Silver, Drum Lacquered 5 2412 Lattice Plate 1X2, Lacquered 124 (49)
57 Transparent Fluorescent Blue 10 3023 Plate 1X2 – Tr. 95 (38)
58 White Glow 7 4589 Nose Cone Small 1X1 – Tr 81 (35)
59 Warm Gold, Drum Lacquered / Gold Metalized / Gold Laquered 3 3069 Flat Tile 1X2, Drum Laqu 31 (24)
60 Not specified 1 57051 Axle F. Bear.Elem. Ø2X44 28 (28)
61 Nougat 11 60616 Glass Door For Frame 1X4X6 22 (7)
62 Transparent Bluish Violet (Glitter) 2 4589 Nose Cone Small 1X1 – Tr 20 (11)
63 Transparent Light Blue With Glitter 5 47847 Wall Element 2X4X6, Iceberg 8 (4)
64 Transparent Fluorescent Green With Glitter 1 4589 Nose Cone Small 1X1 – Tr 6 (6)
65 Transparent With Glitter 2 30106 Crystal Globe 5 (3)
66 Metallic Dark Grey 1 90731 6X4X1 Carbonite Dek 2 (2)
67 Unknown 1 25672 Weapon Handle ‘1000’ 2 (2)
68 Light Stone Grey 1 53793 Push Sensor Assambled 1 (1)

Color – sorted by Number of unique elements

The most common colors are similar to the colors available in the most different elements, but this list is ordered by number of unique elements anyways

Color Qty Unique Elements Qty All Parts
(Qty Most Common Element)
1 Black 1156 40630 (5086)
2 White 912 23060 (744)
3 Medium Stone Grey 731 39528 (1059)
4 Dark Stone Grey 632 28482 (809)
5 Bright Red 517 10623 (1100)
6 Bright Yellow 478 7098 (458)
7 Reddish Brown 346 10568 (431)
8 Bright Blue 325 9948 (2378)
9 Brick Yellow 311 13664 (766)
10 Bright Yellowish Green 205 1982 (208)
11 Dark Green 191 2980 (145)
12 Silver Metallic 186 2175 (422)
13 Bright Orange 182 2149 (153)
14 Warm Gold 178 2928 (430)
15 New Dark Red 177 3072 (211)
16 Sand Yellow 176 5481 (481)
17 Earth Blue 173 2609 (127)
18 Light Nougat 150 470 (45)
19 Medium Azur 139 1524 (141)
20 Dark Brown 123 1494 (81)
21 Flame Yellowish Orange 119 1381 (214)
22 Transparent 114 3359 (305)
23 Medium Nougat 109 1714 (236)
24 Medium Lilac 109 1268 (145)
25 Transparent Light Blue 105 2402 (341)
26 Bright Reddish Violet 98 1265 (157)
27 Earth Green 93 1259 (117)
28 Dark Orange 91 1027 (120)
29 Medium Lavender 90 927 (104)
30 Light Purple 80 797 (59)
31 Transparent Brown 71 1333 (220)
32 Titanium Metallic 67 330 (59)
33 Medium Blue 63 1124 (145)
34 Dark Azur 63 615 (97)
35 Bright Green 55 915 (361)
36 Olive Green 55 545 (70)
37 Sand Green 54 436 (64)
38 Bright Purple 53 678 (240)
39 Transparent Fluorescent Green 52 617 (216)
40 Lavender 51 519 (60)
41 Multicombination 51 451 (86)
42 Transparent Fluorescent Reddish Orange 47 568 (190)
43 Sand Blue 46 551 (88)
44 Transparent Bright Orange 43 1547 (284)
45 Cool Yellow 42 217 (38)
46 Aqua 38 176 (24)
47 Transparent Red 34 1431 (517)
48 Light Royal Blue 33 217 (89)
49 Transparent Blue 32 752 (157)
50 Spring Yellowish Green 32 345 (80)
51 Transparent Bright Bluish Violet 32 208 (36)
52 Transparent Bright Green 29 382 (183)
53 Transparent Yellow 22 981 (255)
54 Transparent Green 19 374 (80)
55 Transparent Medium Reddish Violet 16 395 (143)
56 Nougat 11 22 (7)
57 Transparent Fluorescent Blue 10 95 (38)
58 White Glow 7 81 (35)
59 Cool Silver, Drum Lacquered 5 124 (49)
60 Transparent Light Blue With Glitter 5 8 (4)
61 Warm Gold, Drum Lacquered / Gold Metalized / Gold Laquered 3 31 (24)
62 Transparent Bluish Violet (Glitter) 2 20 (11)
63 Transparent With Glitter 2 5 (3)
64 Not specified 1 28 (28)
65 Transparent Fluorescent Green With Glitter 1 6 (6)
66 Metallic Dark Grey 1 2 (2)
67 Unknown 1 2 (2)
68 Light Stone Grey 1 1 (1)

Data Collection/Analysis Methodology

I used data from Brickset to build these tables and graphs. The first data source I used was the Query Builder