On a foundational episode of All Sorted Jeff and James:
Get lost on Hoth:
75098: Assault on Hoth
Look back at the history of LEGO baseplates:
Evolution of the early LEGO® baseplate
- Around 1951 – Automatic Binding Bricks 10×20 baseplate:
- 3 mm thick.
- No markings or logo.
- 1953 – First “LEGO” baseplate 10×20:
- Same height as a standard LEGO brick.
- LEGO logo added to underside.
- 1967 – First modified baseplates:
- 1969 – First baseplate guide printed on its surface:
- 1970 – First Road Baseplate:
Enter the “Golden Age of the Baseplate”:
- 1978 – all the classic Basic baseplates arrive:
- 1979 – first raised baseplate:
- 1989 – First CRAPP:
Ask, What happened to all the baseplates?:
Ask, Do we really need baseplates?:
Finally, we ask:
- Does LEGO need to go back to including baseplates in all large sets?
- Do you like the new freedom LEGO designers now have in a baseplate free world?
Let us know – please leave a comment, or hit Jeff up on twitter, he’s @StillSorting.