One way to help slow the fading of your bricks is to 1. Keep them away from direct sunlight (basement or close shades) 2. Cover your legos with a dark sheet or towels when you are not working on them. I prefer to cover our (my brother and my) bricks with sheets as it is quick and easy 3. Store your bricks in dark containers away from the sun. Nice tower castle.
thanks for sharing your thoughts on sun damaged bricks :-)
I have same problems but have started to use the bleeched bricks in my buildings on purpose. I try to let them make the facade more realistic, by adding some scattered randomly. I use new grey the same way along with old grey.
I know other afols have the same problem but i know no answer - will look into it though.
thank you all for comments - i am blown away ! this will for sure motivate me even more to build this one to the end.
Kids, I want to talk to you about the dangers of yellowing. Yellowing can strike LEGO bricks at any time, without warning, and its effects can be devastating. White, grey, and even blue LEGO elements, when exposed to indirect light, will begin to take on a hideous shade of yellow. There is no known cure.
Wait, does bley yellow?
Anyway, I like this. It does seem a little top-heavy. You know, because it gets wider as it goes up. And of course, I think you should build all four walls of the main castle. But that's a lot of bricks. Keep working!
And if anyone knows how to undo yellowing, please let me know.