Journey to the bottom of the baseplate bin

Maybe it’s just the bourbon talking, but baseplates can be hit or miss with us LEGO builders. I have boxes full of them, but they reside in the most inaccessible corners of my LEGO room because (again, this might be the bourbon) I perceive them as “greasy kid stuff.” However Walter Whiteside Jr. just might have me digging out my old plates and rethinking my greasy kid strategy. Everything about this particular shot, from the bright yellow submersible to the way he uses the pattern on the baseplates, is phenomenal. The round bits come from this Fabuland set from 1985. In fact, most of these parts take us to about the mid-eighties to the early nineties.

Deep sea submersible

We may have other things to look forward to from this builder. While this shot is remarkable enough to warrant its own write-up, the bit of monorail track clues us in that this may be part of a larger layout. In fact, here’s another denizen of Walter’s amazing underwater world!

Sea people- deep diver

1 comment on “Journey to the bottom of the baseplate bin

  1. ffilz

    These are awesome base plates. I have multiple copies of these just so I could someday do something like this. I’m glad to see a current build using these. Between reading this post and something else I was thinking this morning, I REALLY need to work on a drop table section for Frank’s Castle World to have an underwater scene using these base plates.

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