Ever since LEGO started the 18+ sets, some of the builds had used instructions with black backgrounds to correspond with the feeling of being more adult-oriented which also included the black boxes. Some of the builds including the Crocodile Locomotive (10277) use darker pieces and it makes it somewhat difficult to see where the pieces go.
Some fans took to LEGO Customer Service to give their feedback and it looks like LEGO will no longer be using the black backgrounds including Sam Walker over on a Facebook group. This will definitely help visually impaired builders as well as builders with good eyesight who also think that it is hard to see. What did you think of the instructions using the black backgrounds and did it give you issues building as well?
I’m happy to let you know we’ve been listening to feedback about the background colour in our building instructions. We’ve done lots of testing already and have plans to move away from the black backgrounds entirely.
We recognise how important it is to be mindful of visual and colour impairment when we create our building instructions. We have LEGO designers with colour impairment helping us improve in this realm.
We can’t give you a timeline or further details about improvements to the background colour in our instructions, but we’re making sure we listen, learn, and get better.
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