Learn how to improve your LEGO roads from a former LEGO designer
A former LEGO designer shares some of his tips and tricks for building with the new LEGO road system, including how to create curves and other props.
The new LEGO road pieces may be changing the way current and future LEGO CITY displays are built, with the elements moving away from the standard baseplates and towards something with more connection possibilities.
Tiago Catarino, a YouTuber and former LEGO designer began to list some of his ideas and modifications for the new LEGO road system. A video explains how to create curves in the new system when no part currently exists for this purpose.
Another video explains how to incorporate sidewalks into parts of the road, a particularly useful tip given that the 60304 road plates already come with a crossing part, but no space for the minifigures to walk alongside the road. traffic. Its curved construction even manages to include an enlarged walking area, and there are smaller details such as sewer grates to help break up the gray color palette.
If you’re looking for something more useful to affect the traffic on the road itself, then Tiago even has a tutorial for some lane dividers. The black and yellow color gives a striking, yet simple look, and it can be easily changed to suit the theme of different areas of your city, such as keeping cars away from construction.
The LEGO CITY design team championed the new modular system, saying it was more authentic for the LEGO building experience. YouTuber Jangbricks also shared his thoughts on the new elements and how to connect them to modular buildings and other displays.
LEGO 60304 Road Plates is available now for £ 17.99 / $ 19.99 / € 19.99 but don’t worry, the baseplates aren’t going anywhere.
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