Rusty Vandura last edited by Rusty Vandura
@Brickman @ttyymmnn If you wanted a slab of Lego base material with all of the studs, and you wanted it to be something like 8" x 12" (-ish), how would you go about obtaining such a thing. In particular, you might like it to be grey or black in color, but green would be fine, especially if cheaper... What's the term of art or jargon for such material?
sony1492 last edited by
@rusty-vandura Lego "Baseplate"
ttyymmnn last edited by
@rusty-vandura I believe it would be called a “plate” in Legoese. They are measured by the number of studs (6x8 for example). You can find them on Bricklink.
Shop-Teacher last edited by Shop-Teacher
@rusty-vandura You're looking for a baseplate. The standard ones are 32x32 studs, which works out to about 10"x10". They do make larger ones, which I think are about 12"x12". You can cut them down to size with a utility knife, if you want a custom size.
barnie last edited by
My local WalMart has baseplates in different sizes in a steel-wire rack in the Toy Dept. 12*12" and smaller.
Brickman last edited by Brickman
In some of my MOCs I use multiple baseplates joined by some plates to connect them. If I wanted a rectangle area.
LEGO now a days look like they shy away from baseplates, there's only a few sizes and all square. With the grey one at 15x15 inch
Sets in the 90's have some that are rectangle. If you needed to you could cut the large square base plate to your size.
Walmart, target are good places for base plates. LEGO.com has a couple all out of stock
Amazon.com has some offbrand plates, but read the reviews, some dont have the quality of LEGO brand
awesomeaustinv last edited by
You're looking for a Lego baseplate. They're measured in multiples of 16, with the smallest being a 16x16 stud baseplate, although you can usually only get those in sets I think. 32x32 stud baseplates are more common and you can buy them individually in stores, often on a rack at the Lego isle of a lot of stores. There's also a larger one which I think is 64x64 studs, but that one's harder to find in stores and is usually grey.
Depending on what you're trying to do with the baseplates, maybe consider aliexpress? I know off brand is a no-no (and I have only every bought a single minifigure from non-LEGO off brand), but if you're trying to make a big area, the off brands may work.
Note: in a true Spinal Tap moment, I read your question as looking for 8x12, which is huge! if it's 8"x12", then stick with LEGO baseplate. I'm leaving my comment above just b/c you may still find something you need but hadn't considered aliexpress.