The LEGO Group has confirmed that changes will be coming to the current selection of baseplates next year, with one key difference.
Following on from the rumoured change initially reported to be affecting LEGO baseplates in 2022, a full statement has now been released on the LEGO Ambassador Network detailing exactly what is happening.
“Over the next few months, you will likely see some products with ‘retiring soon’ branding or perhaps a local retailer reporting that they are no longer able to order certain products. We want to share ahead of time that there is no need to be alarmed about baseplates,” reads the statement.
“in 2022, baseplates will be changing from their current plastic packaging to more sustainable paper packaging. Besides packaging, there are no additional changes with the LEGO baseplates and you will still be able to get the same colours and sizes in 2022 that you can purchase today. You can expect to see the new packaging around March 1, 2022.”
As well as the new sustainable packaging, sets 10700 Green Baseplate, 10701 Gray Baseplate, 10714 Blue Baseplate and 11010 White Baseplate will be renumbered to 11023, 11024, 11025 and 11026 respectively.
This change will come into effect next year but the baseplates themselves will be the same as they were in 2021, meaning anyone wishing to grab a few more can do so without worry.