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Baseplate fixing/flattening

snowtygersnowtyger Member Posts: 47
edited March 2012 in Building and Techniques
Hi,
I've recently purchased a few lego chess sets (I like them, what can I say?) where the 32x32 baseplates are warped or bent (some even have waves). Anyone had any success in un-warping them? (note - these baseplates are glued, although I wouldn't mind learning how to 'fix' a non-glued bp as well)
Any advice appreciated
thanks!

Comments

  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    I've got a similar problem - Using some old baseplates to reinforce a model (added the baseplates afterwards) and they wont fit - clearly they aren't bult to the same accuracy that normal bricks are.
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    Never actually tried it, but how about soaking the plate in warm water (to soften the plastic slightly) and then fit a whole bunch of 1x16 bricks all over it to straighten it out. Maybe put some large plates across the 1x16's or another bunch of 1x16 bricks going the opposite way to form a solid grid. Whether it all stays straight is another question.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Yeah, might work. They're old baseplates, so maybe I just need to get some new ones instead :)
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