Compatible Lego (56 x 28) Baseplate £3.50 @ Wikinsons
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Compatible Lego (56 x 28) Baseplate £3.50 @ Wikinsons

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Found 28th Mar 2016
Came across this little gem when in Wikinson the other day. I've bought several 'compatible' sets etc before but not very impressed as most don't fit well at all, but as the price was a bargain, I thought to myself 'why not?'. Turns out it fits perfectly well with Lego, yay! I need to go back to buy some more before they run out at my local!
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Any chance they also do a duplo one...?
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Mermoo

Any chance they also do a duplo one...?



I didn't notice any, but a quick search on their site has bought up these, looks like they might be Duplo compatible.
wilko.com/con…480
We've got these and the duplo compatible ones. Work great with actual lego.
2 Questions.
1. Is compatible Lego not basically just Lego?
2. How on earth can you manage to produce compatible Lego that doesnt fit very well with Lego Its a bit of moulded plastic!
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fireman1

2 Questions.1. Is compatible Lego not basically just Lego?2. How on earth … 2 Questions.1. Is compatible Lego not basically just Lego?2. How on earth can you manage to produce compatible Lego that doesnt fit very well with Lego Its a bit of moulded plastic!



1. No, Lego is a brand name. Compatible meaning it isn't the same brand name, price or build type, but fits/does the job, just like compatible ink cartridges - does the job at a fraction of the price.

2. They don't use the same machines to manufacture them, different materials to make the Lego pieces and there is probably no product control, hence the quality is not perfect. If you ever buy 'compatible' Lego products you will find them to be hit and miss depending on who the manufacturer is.
Why is this cold? Heat added x
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haybr

Why is this cold? Heat added x



Thank you

I think it's probably those who aren't fans of Lego and Lego snobs, lol.
These bases are great they do them in grey as well, also in a multi packs at Christmas. They do a 'Duplo' compatible range as well, bases and bricks. They do a 'cup' of bricks for £3.50. Different sets, ranging from £1 to about £15, and packs of 4 figures in both, starting from £1.50. Worth keeping an eye out as well, for a lot of it is reduced to half price at certain times through the year.
Pretty sure £3.50 is the standard price but agree, as others say, it does the job - I don't have a problem mixing this stuff up with the "Lego" stuff as buying "Lego" base plates is expensive business and takes resources away from my (I mean my kid's) Lego city expansion plans.
I got a load of the first blox stuff, 4 pack of figures and the little sets like garage and house and play park which were only £2.50 and thats a standard price before a sale which is excellent and it's just as good as lego duplo stuff and it fits too with it. If your child enjoys playing with it does it matter if its £30 lego or a few quid compatible lego? it's all fun to them heat added for this!
This ain't LEGO - Blasphemy! Beware of toxins in the plastic of these Chinese knock-offs. I'd not touch it with Gareth's barge pole!
c0llect0r

I didn't notice any, but a quick search on their site has bought up … I didn't notice any, but a quick search on their site has bought up these, looks like they might be Duplo compatible.http://www.wilko.com/construction/first-blox-base-plate-set/invt/0419480



Much appreciated
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TabbyBoy

This ain't LEGO - Blasphemy! Beware of toxins in the plastic of these … This ain't LEGO - Blasphemy! Beware of toxins in the plastic of these Chinese knock-offs. I'd not touch it with Gareth's barge pole!



The operative word being 'compatible', but thanks anyway.
Often you can get real Lego baseplates (32x32) for £4-£5 each - sometimes Amazon / ASDA etc reduce them to £5 or less, or you can get them in the regular 3 for 2 deals.
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