LEGO baseplates are always in high demand. They provide a solid support for LEGO creations, so they can be easily displayed and even carried around. Baseplates can also make a great building surface for play. Unfortunately LEGO’s own baseplates are quite thin and a bit flimsy, the color-selection is limited, and they are hard to find in current LEGO sets. There is an interesting solution however that I recently found on Amazon by a company called Strictly Briks. 🙂
Strictly Briks makes LEGO compatible baseplates in different sizes and a rainbow of colors. Please note that these are actually large plates, so you can attach LEGO elements on both the top and the bottom – unlike LEGO’s thin baseplates which only have attachment-points on top. So while Strictly Briks calls their products baseplates, they are technically the same thickness as regular LEGO plates – just wanted make sure there is no confusion in this regard.
The Strictly Briks baseplates come in three different sizes: 6×6 inches (20×20 studs), 10×10 inches (32×32 studs), and 15.75×15.75 inches (50×50 studs). The corners are sharp, instead of rounded, so you can make them completely flush with each other, creating a large continuous building surface for your LEGO creations.
There is a great variety of LEGO compatible colors in the Strictly Briks collection. This includes landscaping colors like blues, greens, browns, white, gray, and black. Bright colors like yellow, orange, red, pinks and purples. And even some translucent colors are available. Colors can be bought individually or in various bundles.
Strictly Briks also makes LEGO DUPLO compatible baseplates with larger studs in various colors, as you can see in the picture below.
And because the Strictly Briks baseplates are thick, they can hold quite a bit of weight both horizontally and vertically without warping. If you use them horizontally, you can even build a shelf system with them as they have attachment points both on top and bottom (see picture above). Or if you hang them vertically on a wall (with double-sided tape, magnets, etc.) you can use them to display LEGO mosaics, small LEGO creations, or minifigures. Check out JANGBRiCKS awesome display-wall in the video below where he uses the Strictly Briks baseplates.
While these baseplates are not made by LEGO, they are high quality, and can enhance your LEGO hobby, especially in regards to building play and display surfaces. At the time of this writing they are sold exclusively via Amazon. They have excellent feedback and offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are interested to check them out, you can find them here: STRICTLY BRIKS ON AMAZON
What do you think? How do you like these baseplates? Do you have some already? How would you use them? Are there any other colors and sizes you would like see? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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Ooooooo! Maybe they’d consider making white baseplates for the Winter Village…. Lego always blows my request for them off.
Wow! Did you see the 15″x 30″ studded silicone mats that will roll up?
Yes, I did. However I did not mention them because I have no personal experience with them, and I couldn’t find a review either. So I’m not sure how well they work.
They do make plates in white. 😉
There are five different baseplate sizes in white sold on Bricklink, although they are rather expensive…
(There also seems to be a rare sixth size, which isn’t available from any seller…)
Or another option might be a larger amount of white plates, I guess…
I can’t understand why LEGO doesn’t sell a wider variety of baseplates. Unfortunately, I can’t do “LEGO-compatible,” although I certainly don’t blame anyone else who doesn’t have that rule.
I just got two 16×32 white baseplates from Bricklink for $15. They’re in terrific shape, too.
I read that LEGO doesn’t actually make their baseplates any more, but they outsource it to another company. Maybe that has something to do with the lack of baseplates in recent sets.
I’ve read that, too. Even if it’s true (I’m not sure that it is), it’s completely irrelevant to me. If they can contract a company to produce baseplates in 3 colors, they can the same thing for more colors/designs.
I just love baseplates and am tired of looking at the same, lame options.
I know. And I agree with you. I just thought maybe that has something to do with something. I don’t know. 🙄
My son has the majority of his big sets sitting on cardboard pieces until we can get some shelves. Wish Lego included baseplates for the larger, more expensive sets. Or perhaps made cardboard scenes like the Ninjago one, would’ve been nice to have one for AoH set.
I like those big cardboard pieces too. They are very nice and really frame the sets well.
I was wondering what Jangbricks use! Also I can finally post videos again! So I put up my UCS Imperial Star Destroyer from 2000 review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47lZkVW4k0
lol, that was a green screen.
It still looks awesome! It looks like you guys are in space! 😀
After reading the reviews, I would not take a chance on them. What do you feel about Legos not sticking?
I didn’t have any problems with the ones I have. But I only have two. They actually stick better that some of the recent LEGO basepales where bricks just fall off. As far as I remember they have 4.5-5 star ratings on all of their listings. Maybe some random quality issues? They do have a 100% guarantee, so if you don’t like they you get a full refund. Also, JANGBRICKS uses them, and he only gets high quality stuff. If you are interested you may just want to try one, and see how you like it. 🙂