Rated 4 out of 5 by 30
Rated 3 out of 5 by schmerzman Great in almost every way
if you have a lego city, especially if you have the modular building like i am collecting, then the road pieces really are an essential part of the setup. without the roads the houses just seem to float randomly and cars seem to drive wherever they want but now they look like they have a purpose.
for the price the base plates are great value. However i would rather Lego seperated the plates out rather than charge us for two. especially considering the other set is a crossroad and a straight, i would like a couple of straights but my city does not yet call for a cross road so i wont be buying any of them quite yet.
22 February 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Selucia GOOD QUALITY, BUT OVERPRICED
I currently have two of these in my LEGO City, and I have to say, they look fantasic!They are a darker shade of grey than the previous ones, and have room for 6-stud wide vehicles (Unfortuently, this means that there is less building space).They look more like real roads and it is much better quality.
A few cons, however.Firstly is that you get two different roadplates, which means spending more money if you want two or more of the same.LEGO used to sell two of the same, but foe some reason they don't do that anymore.The main problem is the price.For just two roadplates, they are way overpriced.
In conclusion, they are very good quality and will last a long time, but they need to be a lot cheaper.I give them a 7/10.
09 November 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by 204Scott A more logical package
I think the issue with the road plates is this:
The pairings are not very logical. Lego sells two packages
- one straight road plate and one crossroad plate
- one curved road plate and one t-junction road plate.
The curve and t-junction road plates do make sense but by themselves are not enough to build a city.
One 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.
They could then package road plates based on these road diagrams.
11 November 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by TwistMeh Pretty but Pricey
If your making a town this set is an essential. These plates are much more realistic than the ones that were sold previously but they do have a big price tag, $15 is a lot for two road plates but i think they are worth it. They idea of having 6 studs on the edge is good giving you the chance to build bus stops, gardens or even parking spots.
I have about four of my own road plates and the make my city look good, They look well with the modular building and I think that they are very important to your town and i would recommend getting some of your own.
10 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by anunes More Roads
The best thing about these new road plates is the road is wider. Since LEGO has recently been producing wider cars it only makes sense to have wider roads. I noticed they also mixed up the roads, Instead of buying one pack of curved roads; you get a curve and a T-intersection etc. That is nice, but can be inconvenient if you only want a large amount of one road type such as straights. They are nothing like previous road plates, so if you connect them in your city they may look a little odd. I ended up buying a large amount of these new roads so I could avoid that look, but in so doing spent a lot of money. They are almost twice the price as their predecessors. They do look great with the new sets LEGO has been coming out with such as Café Corner and Green Grocer.
26 January 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegoCityReviewWriter Great Essential
This is a great essential to my LEGO city. I'm not sure how you Lego company people do it, but I noticed in the Lego city movies that you had those double roads, and these road plates can't double-up like that. Maybe you somehow over-lapped or modified it or something else.
But I will say it is a good buy, I did notice I only nedded 2 T-Junctions and 4 curved. The 4 curved plates were great, but I ended up with 2 Extra T-Junctions. If left up to me, I would sell each plate Individually and ruduce the price by about $5.
23 August 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by XxPULL1N8ORxX Follow The Endless Brick Road!
Being such an enthusiactic LEGO fan, and a collector since the age of five, I have not even considered stopping my LEGO collection even once. My main collection, City and a few modular buildings and limited edition sets, would not be complete without the use of baseplates, and so having the odd road plate handy is always a good thing. Despite working out at £5 each, they are in my opinion, good value as the coloured baseplates, such as blue and green are useless at trying to drive a low lorrie with a trailer over, useless at making distinctive roads and also useless at adding structure and a system to any town or city. Thats not to mention detail and smoothness too.
Although the price may seem a lot, but if you put that to one side, you have a great product.
Well done LEGO!
29 December 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by alien371 Awesome adition for a city
When I first saw this I knew this would help me cover the streets of my city and also make my streets more organized so that cars wont crash or go on wrong lanes stuff like that. Plus I also like the design that it has including the studs to put stuff on, and the white lines for people to walk on. also the white lines in the middle of the road that separates the two lanes. I only have one of these but it makes my road pretty incomplete because I don't have other road plates so the road runs off into free space so I'd need more road plates and other then being very big for the space between my buildings from one side of the road to the other they are also overpriced for two road plates. But I would recommend them to somebody that needs to cover some blank spaces in their city, to improvise their city and to people who doeskin think much in wasting a few more dollars than it should be.
29 November 2010