The new LEGO road pieces may be changing the way that current and future LEGO CITY displays are built, with the elements moving away from the standard baseplates, and onto something with more possibilities for connection.
Tiago Catarino, a YouTuber and former LEGO designer has started listing some of his ideas and modifications for the new LEGO road system. One video explains how to make curves within the new system when no piece currently exists for the purpose.
Another video explains how to integrate pavements into the road pieces, an especially useful tip considering that 60304 Road plates already comes with a crossing portion, but no space for minifigures to walk beside the traffic. His curve build even manages to include an expanded walking area, and there are smaller details such as sewer grates to help break up the grey colour scheme.
If you’re looking for something more useful for affecting traffic on the road itself, then Tiago even has a tutorial for some lane dividers. The black and yellow colour makes for a striking, but simple look and it could be easily modified to fit the theme of different area for your city such as keeping cars away from construction.
The LEGO CITY design team has defended the new modular system, stating that it’s more authentic to the LEGO building experience. YouTuber Jangbricks has also shared his thoughts on the new elements, and how to connect them to modular buildings and other displays.