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WANTED: Straight Roads from 7280

The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
edited January 2012 in Marketplace
Hello, I am looking for (New/Mint) straight roads from set 7280 http://brickset.com/detail/?set=7280-1 I am willing to trade some sets or offer money. I would like to trade only in the US. If interested please PM. Thanks.

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  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    Not to the hijack the thread or anything, but Lego really needs to sell two straights in one pack and two crossroads in another. I want to build my town and am most annoyed at the expense of having to pay $15 for every straight and lots of extra crossroads....
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited January 2012
    Agreed, emilewski. They used to do just that when they originally began selling road plates in the 1980s (though to my irritation they have switched the width of the road several times leading to a mess if you aren't careful which plates you're buying). It wasn't until the last decade or so that they began bundling them, probably because sales of cross roadplates were dismal by comparison to straight roadplates and they realized that they could offset those sluggish sales by combining the two.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    yeah, there's a reason straight are bundled with cross, and curves with Ts. otherwise, they probably wouldn't even make Ts and crosses at all, as sales wouldn't be sufficient.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    It's funny but I always found the curve plates to be the least useful and considered them to be less desirable than any other. Of course, I tended to use the plates to build my Lego city and curves are the least common in modern, grid-based street layouts.
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    Try Bricklink!
    Also, I agree about the straights sold separately. My feeling (according to pricing on Bricklink) is that the straights are most poplular (expensive), then T, then curve, then cross. I don't mind the T's, at least you can use it as a straight and have a driveway at the end of the T or just cover it with a building. I find the Crossroads very hard to make look good, with all the zebra crossings over it - looks weird up against a T with another zebra crossing!
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