Today we’re looking at Strictly Briks, specifically the Brik Tower set which is designed to be integrated with the mainstream building block brands such as Lego at a more affordable price point.
These baseplates are 6″ x 6″ which is equivalent to 20 studs by 20 studs. Lego currently doesn’t do a baseplate or regular plate in a 20 x 20 format, instead, the closest is a 16 x 16.
The 16 x 16 plate is in a plate format, like these from Strictly Briks rather than a baseplate format. The difference being that you can stack a plate on top of a plate, however, a baseplate doesn’t have the stud connecting abilities on the bottom.
These 16 x 16 plates are available to purchase online from the Lego Pick a Brick section however, at the time of writing are available in just two very basic colours; grey and dark tan.
Strictly Briks offer a range of different colours. In the basic baseplate set we got the colours were; green, grey and blue. Essential colours for building scenery.
However, if you upgrade to the premium range you can get a whole host of bright and bold colours to build on!
This BrikTower set comes with 6 of the baseplates and 50 of the tall building blocks. If we assume the price of each building block is 10p then the cost of the baseplates work out at just £2.16 each.
Considering these are a 20 x 20 stud size rather than the 16 x 16 size offered by Lego I’d say they are really good value for money.
For reference, Lego does do a Baseplate 24 x 24 but only in a light grey or a 32 x 32 Baseplate which is available in a slightly larger range of colours; red, brown, blue, green etc. However the retail cost of this baseplate starts at a whopping £6.99
The quality of the plastic is good, however, it doesn’t quite match up to that of Lego directly. Specifically, the plate feels as though you could if you wanted to snap it by hand – with a lot of force. Something I’d find very difficult if not impossible to achieve with a plate from Lego in a similar size. I think this is fine for kids, however, if you’re an AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) then you might want to stick to the traditional stuff.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to enhance your kid’s building block box then these Strictly Briks are perfect. There’s a great range of colours and styles, the price point is great and they fit really well with all the other major building block brands. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to someone who is happy purchasing a Lego-compatible product.
We were sent this set of Strictly Briks in order to create our honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.