Learning Lego® terminology
Lego® uses specific terminology to define the pieces. Most folks know many of the more common terms. There are a slew of terms that bricklink or brickowl uses to categorize pieces that don’t always match up to the Lego® terms. And then there are Lego user groups… which, I, Rachael, know even less about. Colors are a whole ‘nother issue, which we can delve into later.
baseplate vs plate
These names are similar enough that it can be easy to mix them. But they are not the same thing.
Baseplates are much thinner than plates.
Baseplates are flexible, while plates are not.
You cannot attach anything to the bottom of a baseplate (or attach the baseplate to the top of any other piece). It is designed to be the bottom most layer.
We carry 2 colors in two sizes. Baseplates come in several sizes and several colors. I’ve seen them used, attached to a tabletop, to create a base for kids to build off of, and they are commonly used as a base for many designs. We used them as the base for our mosaics. So, need any baseplates today?