Earlier this year, I mentioned how I was really inspired by JANGBRICKS’ minifigure display wall, using LEGO compatible plates by Strictly Briks, and remade by own wall using the same method (see: Updating My LEGO Minifigures Display Wall). I’m very happy with the quality, interesting shapes, useful sizes, and huge color selection of Strictly Briks plates, and used them for a number of projects where large plates were required. They are basically indistinguishable from LEGO both in quality and color, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other LEGO fans. 🙂
Originally, Strictly Briks only made plates and baseplates, but now they also offer other LEGO compatible products. While Strictly Briks mostly have kids in mind, and market their products to parents, many of their offerings can also be interesting for teen and adult LEGO fans.
Of course, the most useful are the plates and baseplates. Since my last review (see: Baseplates for LEGO in a Rainbow of Colors), Strictly Briks added some unique shapes, like circles, half circles, and triangles – all of which offer great display options. Just to be clear, Strictly Briks produces two types of plates. Standard thin baseplates with studs on top, smooth bottom, and rounded corners. They are just like what LEGO makes, but in a larger selection of colors, and sizes. Then they also make what they call “stackable baseplates”, which are the same thickness as regular LEGO plates with studs on top, tubes at the bottom, and sharp corners. (These are the ones I used for my display wall, as I like that there are no gaps at the corners. They are also great for mosaics, and as general building plates.) Strictly Briks also make plates that are compatible with DUPLO, which they call “Big Briks”.
The plates and baseplates are also available in silicone. I don’t really care for these, but I do have one, and it’s definitely high quality, I just couldn’t yet figure out a way to take advantage of its unique flexibility. What I do like though, is the smaller silicone straps. They come in regular LEGO plate sizes, like 1×1, 1×2, 2×2, 2×4, and 2×14, and they are also available in DUPLO sizes. They could be used in lots of creative ways.
Strictly Briks also makes some really sweet straight and curved road plates. Please note that these are the stackable plates I mentioned above, so they are the same thickness as a LEGO plate, and not like the thin LEGO baseplates. There is a good selection of options including curvy roads, straight roads, and road plates for a racetrack!
The multi-sided bricks, pictured below, also offer some interesting options. The smaller ones have four studs on four sides and tubes on the other two sides. The columns have studs on two sides, tubes on the other two sides, studs on top, and are hollow on the bottom.
The AlphaBriks & MathBricks set is meant for kids to learn their letters and numbers, but I also find them to be a great lettering (and numbering) option for my own creations. It comes with white numbers on black tiles, and black letters on tan tiles. The tiles are 2×2 stud size, but a bit different than standard LEGO tiles. Two of the bottom edges are angled, so while the tiles stick to a plate perfectly snug, they are super easy to remove. I would really like to see these tiles in other colors and maybe with different font styles to offer more options.
There are a number of other new products by Strictly Briks that are worth checking out. Here, I mostly focused on items that I find useful as an adult LEGO fan, and for kids, there are some other great offers as well, like the super silly and fun Brik Buster Game, as you can see in the video below.
I have been very happy with the Strictly Briks plates, baseplates and other items I tried out, so I would definitely recommend them. If you are interested, you can check out most of their selection at their website, StrictlyBriks.com, however a good number of their products are only listed at their Amazon store, so I would suggest checking there as well: STRICTLY BRICKS ON AMAZON
What do you think? Have you tried out any of Strictly Briks products already? How do you like them? What else would you like to see them offer? Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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