The Carry-Play comes with quite a few accessories, none of them are 100% necessary and some customers actually don't need any at all.
It all depends on what you're using the table for, and the level of ease and versatility you hope to achieve.
This article goes through a description and comparison of all the accessories so you can make an informed decision.
These are the 2 lids that are included with the Carry-Play. One is a Duplo base (left), and the other is LEGO (right).
The White Carry-Play has plain white tops that are also 1 x Duplo base, and 1 x LEGO. They can be used as a whiteboard but some markers may cause staining. They are also suitable as a light table surface (see next section).
White Table Tops
These are the ones included in the White Carry-Play. The Duplo base (left) and Lego base (right) give off slightly different hues in the same light.
Frosted Acrylic Insert
Here is a comparison of the Solid Insert (left) vs the white LEGO top (right) as a light table. Light distribution is more even on the LEGO top, but the acrylic insert lets through sharper light.
Do you need the solid inserts?
The solid acrylic insert is brighter as a light table, but the light can be glaring. It is however amazing to use as a whiteboard and for tracing activities as it swipes clean with all non-permanent markers.
If you sandwich an activity sheet between two solid inserts, it's a quick and easy way to do tracing activities without having to laminate sheets.
The solid insert (left) is frosted on one side and the other side easily wipes clean with all markers, crayons, paint etc, making it a very versatile surface for arts and writing.
(Left) Standard Tray Insert to fit our trays.
(Right) Trofast Tub Insert to fit small tub from IKEA.
Flisat Activity Adaptor
This adaptor is an insert that allows Flisat activity boards to fit within the Carry-Play.
(Top) Flisat Activity Adaptor with a Standard Tray Insert underneath for support.
(Bottom) Examples of Flisat activity boards that are found on Etsy and other small business makers.