My latest review for New Elementary has just been published. It anaylses long-anticipated new Road Plate system found in set 60304. I also received some of the other new City line to review, but that article is yet to come. I won’t repeat my thoughts on the set here, but you can read it for yourself.
The major new components are an 8x16x2/3rds printed piece to make crosswalks; a 16x16x2/3 plate which forms most of the road surface; numerous 2×4 tiles with a white stripe to fill in the crosswalk and attach them to their neighbours, and a completely smooth 5x8x2/3 ramp to attach to the edges of the road system to give vehicles a smooth transition onto the floor or table top. There is also an unprinted variant of the 8×16 element.
Having examined the parts carefully, I was intrigued by the underside of the plates, which looked even more interesting than the topside! It reminded me a lot of industrial panelling, which gave me an idea. I was able to combine the new road plates from all five of the sets I was sent, giving me a total of 11 large plates, 3 half plates with printing, 2 half plates without printing and more than 18 end ramps. They quickly turned into Hangar Bays 3 & 4, the MOC you see here.