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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