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#1 Chri5kng

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

I'm new to Lego.

Where can I find base plate 10 x 10 & 15 X 15 for cheap? Is the Lego store the only place to buy it? Is 1 15 X 15 for $15 worth it or too expensive? Is 1 10 X 10 for $5 expensive?

If you had a choice for $15 between the 3 X 10 x 10 inches base plate versus the 1 X 15 X 15 inches plate which one would you get?

Lastly I want to know how did you guys get so many base plates?  Was it in other Lego sets in the past?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:34 AM

http://www.bricklink.com/ There you can buy just about anything lego. Happy Shopping!

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#3 Chri5kng

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:17 AM

View PostGrimmbeard, on 23 November 2012 - 01:34 AM, said:

http://www.bricklink.com/ There you can buy just about anything lego. Happy Shopping!

Yeah I know about that site but I didn't realize they sell base plate and I don't know how to find it since i'm not familiar with the different bricks.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

You can use the item number of the piece and search it.

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#5 escortmad79

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Toys'R'Us sell baseplates in both sizes

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

When you say 10 X 10 and 15 X 15 do you mean studs, inches, cm or something else? The usual base plates that are sold around where i live (In the south of UK.) are either 32 X 32 studs or 48 X 48 studs. These can be bought in most stores that sell LEGO although they are not some thing that is usually at the front of the pile. In the store where I go they are pushed to the back a lot of time and I normally have to ask for them. The sales person usually knows where they have been put. Normally they stock the 32 X 32 stud ones in green or blue and the larger 48 X 48 studs ones in grey.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

View PostHrw-Amen, on 23 November 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

When you say 10 X 10 and 15 X 15 do you mean studs, inches, cm or something else? The usual base plates that are sold around where i live (In the south of UK.) are either 32 X 32 studs or 48 X 48 studs. These can be bought in most stores that sell LEGO although they are not some thing that is usually at the front of the pile. In the store where I go they are pushed to the back a lot of time and I normally have to ask for them. The sales person usually knows where they have been put. Normally they stock the 32 X 32 stud ones in green or blue and the larger 48 X 48 studs ones in grey.

View PostHrw-Amen, on 23 November 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

When you say 10 X 10 and 15 X 15 do you mean studs, inches, cm or something else? The usual base plates that are sold around where i live (In the south of UK.) are either 32 X 32 studs or 48 X 48 studs. These can be bought in most stores that sell LEGO although they are not some thing that is usually at the front of the pile. In the store where I go they are pushed to the back a lot of time and I normally have to ask for them. The sales person usually knows where they have been put. Normally they stock the 32 X 32 stud ones in green or blue and the larger 48 X 48 studs ones in grey.

I mean in inches.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

View PostChri5kng, on 24 November 2012 - 09:30 PM, said:

I mean in inches.

Best bet is Bricklink.... you should become familiar with using their parts and set catalog....

But for 10x10 inch baseplates (32x32 studs, which is how Bricklink items are referenced).... check here.....

Go to Bricklink... click on the CATALOG tab.... which takes you here...
http://www.bricklink.com/catalog.asp

Click on PARTS ....
http://www.bricklink....asp?itemType=P

From there click on BASEPLATE.....
http://www.bricklink...e=P&catString=2

From there go to the second page... until you come to either 32x32 or 48x48 baseplatts...



When you click on 32x32 (10x10 inches) baseplates...
http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=3811

.... you get to a screen that lists individual sellers by color... but the best and fastest way to view the parts is...

... choose the color you want under the PRICE GUIDE INFO heading.... for example if you selected green... you would get this page...
http://www.bricklink...=3811&colorID=6

Then click on any of the green boxes next to a New or Used price that you like (red box means they won't ship to your area)...
I clicked on the cheapest new one ($4.16), which happens to be a USA seller...
http://www.bricklink...itemID=37689919

For 15x15 inch baseplates (48x48 studs)... repeat the procedure starting here....
http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=4186

One word of advice... pick your own country (or nearby)... baseplates are not cheap to ship overseas.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

View PostHrw-Amen, on 23 November 2012 - 07:09 PM, said:

When you say 10 X 10 and 15 X 15 do you mean studs, inches, cm or something else? The usual base plates that are sold around where i live (In the south of UK.) are either 32 X 32 studs or 48 X 48 studs. These can be bought in most stores that sell LEGO although they are not some thing that is usually at the front of the pile. In the store where I go they are pushed to the back a lot of time and I normally have to ask for them. The sales person usually knows where they have been put. Normally they stock the 32 X 32 stud ones in green or blue and the larger 48 X 48 studs ones in grey.
32 stud x 32 stud = 10" x 10"
48 stud x 48 stud = 15" x 15"

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