Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 61
Rated 3 out of 5 by Herby73 crossroads!
I like the colour of the new city plates but the problem is if you are building a city layout you will need many more straight roads than crossroads.I ended up buying 5 packs of the T-junction and curve road plates set and only 1 of this set.
It would be sweet if Lego would bring out a double straight road plate pack.
It would be nice to see narrower compatible road plates for building bridges and how about car park plates I would love to build a multi story car park for all my lego racers.
It might be an idea to include single car parking spots with each vehicle.in the case of racers a small 8x8 plate would be cool.
01 January 2009
Rated 1 out of 5 by USBRITAF Too Expensive, limited selection
A re-iteration of what everyone else is posting. I have Lego boards from when I was a child. However, since Lego has increased the track between the wheels of the new vehicles, the old boards are all but useless. We have accumulated a significant Lego collection overt the last few years and building a Lego City is proving to be prohibitively expensive as we have to purchase a straight and a crossroad when all we need is a straight. Lego, you should increase your product line to include packs of two straights, two crossroads, two curves and two T-junctions. I wrote a letter to Lego customer service stating as such and I encourage all dedicated Lego fans to do the same!
26 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 204Scott Well......not the best purchase I ever made.
I think the issue with the road plates is this:
The pairings are not very logical. The set would make more sense with one crossroad plate and four straight plates. As it stands, it's a 1-1 trade-off and I can't see needing 4 crossroad plates while I always need straight road plates.
I'd suggest Lego sell the straight road plates in sets and the crossroad plates individually.
The other thing that would be an asset is if Lego would provide some road diagrams similar to what they do with the train track pieces in order to give builders some inspiration and ideas.
I wouldn't buy this product again as it is packaged.
11 November 2008
Rated 1 out of 5 by CapSuper THE ASPHALT, IT BURNS!
Stinks, just stinks. The best road plates Lego ever made was in the mid '90s. The ones with bike paths AND grass. I like greenery. I live in Phoenix, AZ. and we don't have greenery! So, it's nice to build a fantasyland I'd like to live in. One that doesn't pave over ALL of the plant life.
The ones from the '70s and '80s that were all grey were good, too, for the more citified parts of my Legoland.
Why mess with perfection? Bring back those old plates so my Legoland won't look like a mish-mash of sidewalks and pavement.
Oh, and 15 BUCKS FOR TWO PLATES!?!?!?! They makin' these things out of gold now?
15 January 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by GaClds4 Disappointed
I can't imagine ever giving Lego a bad review, but I unfortunately had no choice. The contrast of dark gray and white is too severe to look good with the Cafe Corner, Grand Emporium, and others.....grouping. I like the lighter gray roads from the late 80s better (wish I had the option to buy those from Lego). I'm also frustrated that you can't buy a 2-pack of the same road plates (ie. 2 straight, 2 junctions, etc.). These are also pretty expensive. So, for now I feel like I have to go without road plates until prices come down, straight pieces are offered, and perhaps a new color is available.
15 July 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by JJflet OK, but only two baseplates in eatch set...
well, although I love the idea, I'm still a little too disapointed at the fact that I only got 2 baseplates in the set...
they should have at least 3 of eatch in a single set...
well as I do often I'm going to offer some of my ideas:
well, first off, they need to make a new type of baseplate called a Parking Lot Baseplate... its easy enough to figure out just by reading the name.
Parking Lot Baseplates are actually parking lots that have parking spaces about 4 or 5 studs wide... they have at least 6 or 8 spaces and take up as mutch space as 2 baseplates...
the next thing they need to make is a brown baseplate... I have been wanting to make a desert in my city but not a yellow sand desert...
01 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robertthehunter Lego street plates.
Eagerly awaiting the next shipment of these road plates to tie in my four Modular city buildings, the Cafe Corner, Fire Brigade and so fourth. Good quality plates and graphics that can handle young nephews when they visit. With a tip found on line from adult Lego building sites, along with some light gray 2 by plates and 2 x 2 tiles helps tie (Okay, they actually don't snap together, but they do work visually ) modular buildings to these street plates with the help of placing an additional building plate beneath each modular building.
One wish for Lego is they offer two straight plates per package as I really don't need four intersection plates along with four strait road plates, but I'll deal with it. :)
07 March 2010
Rated 2 out of 5 by xxbbcc Too overpriced
The plates have too few studs so they're not very useful for building directly on the plates - one must build structures on neighboring plates and just put them side-by-side. Packaging is also extremely unfriendly - one cannot buy the road plates individually, only in pairs. Since straight roads are the most useful and needed, if one needs 8, one also has to buy 8 intersections - most of which will be unused.
Color-wise they look all right although I myself prefer the older, light-grey plates.
With these restrictions, I think the price is outrageous - a pair of plates shouldn't be over $10 since they don't have much use beyond decoration. I'd be willing to revisit my rating if these were sold individually.
24 November 2012