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I'm looking for a mid-sized (16x16, 20x20 ish) black plate for mounting on a wall. It can be a regular plate or baseplate since what I am mounting it on is not Lego and it doesn't need to fit into studs underneath.

So far I have only found this piece but no-one seems to sell it in black

http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=91405

Are there other pieces I should consider?

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You can piece together a 16x16 black plate in two layers, by making a base layer consisting of 3867 - Baseplate 16 x 16 (not available in black, but Dark Bluish Gray is a good option and given the minimal thickness it won't show)

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and then putting 4 of 41539 - Plate 8 x 8 in Black on top side-by-side.

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  • I'd probably skip the 16x16 baseplate and just join the 8x8 with smaller pieces for my particular design. Strange that anyone selling more than 20 8x8 charges a lot more per piece though. I need 40 and anyone with that many wants $1.21 each, where as individual pieces sell for as little as 33¢ (NZD). – Craig Apr 27 '16 at 20:16
  • That's how the market works - if you need a lot, you pay more :) But think about the money you save versus having to get them from individual sellers and then paying for shipping for each smaller bundle. Good luck with your project! – Phil B. Apr 27 '16 at 20:29
  • I was really hoping for economies of scale :/ – Craig Apr 28 '16 at 1:08
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    LEGO Pick-A-Brick has 6x6 black plates for $0.87(NZD) per piece ... you would need 9 of them to create an 18x18 surface ... you're probably cheaper off getting them from BL in the 8x8 format. – Phil B. Apr 28 '16 at 2:09

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