New sets: 10224 Town Hall & 21102 Minecraft

I guess most fans have heard about these 2 upcoming sets for some time now (especially for those who were following the adventures of the one lucky fan who got to build the upcoming modular set weeks ago…), but it’s always nice to have good quality press release pics to salivate over.

I’ll leave you to read the official press release and see the other official pics here:

I am somewhat sad to finally see the official measurements for the Town Hall. It’s 50cm high! Which means… my display shelves are not high enough to accommodate the latest modular set.  And since my customized shelves cannot be modified (they are bolted to the wall! wahhhhh), I guess I’ll just have to modify the set when I finally get it.

For the benefit of those of you who will be getting customized display shelves, here are the heights of the modular buildings released so far, from the shortest to the tallest…

  • 10218 Pet Shop: 10.5″ (26.5cm)
  • 10190 Market Street: 13″” (33 cm)
  • 10197 Fire Brigade: 14″ (35 cm)
  • 10185 Green Grocer: 14″ (35cm)
  • 10182 Cafe Corner: 14″ (36 cm)
  • 10211 Grand Emporium: 15″ (38 cm)
  • 10224 Town Hall: 20” (50 cm)

Bases are 10″ (25.5) x 10″ (25.5) cm… and do leave space for future expansion of course.

IMO the pic looks weird with the Pet Shop being so much shorter… the Fire Brigade isn’t pictured, which probably means imminent EOL (end of life).

And enjoy the (original) video, and the rare lady designer being featured. 🙂

 

UPDATE: In case TLG comes yanking this video as well, here are the screenshots from FBTB that has everyone aflutter about the cute 10225 R2-D2 and possibly 10228 Haunted House.

Mini modulars vs mini modulars

I just started building my 10230 Mini Modulars this evening (yep, Valentines Day present!) and suddenly recalled another non-official mini modulars that I featured some time back.

Before TLG introduced their version of the mini modulars this year, Lisqr already had his own version back in Jan 2011: (read more about Lisqr’s version HERE)

Versus the TLG version: (read more about TLG’s version HERE)

10230 Mini Modulars - front measure

 

Overall, I do think the official version has managed to cram more details from the original sets, but brownie points to Lisqr for including vehicles and roads into his creation.

 

 

10230 Mini Modulars

Should I be excited about this?  Strangely I am not… the minis just don’t measure up to their ‘big bros’ IMO.  But let’s not underestimate the marketing powers of Jamie Berard… after viewing the video I’ve turned around abit and definitely want one.

And what is this nonsense about being available to VIP members??  Over in Asia we have no such programme (yep, we are a neglected bunch) so I hope that means the usual sales via LEGO exclusive stores.

10230 Mini Modulars - front measure

10230 Mini Modulars - back 005

10230 Mini Modulars

Ages 12+. 1,356 pieces.

US $79.99 CA $99.99 DE 69.99 € UK 59.99 £ DK 649.00 DKK AU $119.99

Available only to our LEGO® VIP Program Members, this exclusive mini modulars set is an authentic miniature representation of the first 5 buildings in the Modular Building series: Café Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium. Featuring highly detailed design, each building can be displayed as a stand alone piece or connected to the others buildings in the set. The mini Café Corner includes details like a fan above the doorway and printed hotel signage, while the mini Market Street includes transparent bricks and a unique brick construction. The quaint mini Green Grocer also features transparent bricks and a fire escape at the rear, while the mini Fire Brigade includes a brick bell and white arch wall elements. Finally, the mini Grand Emporium has a rooftop sign, skylight and window washing platform. With fantastic detailing and a huge variety of elements in a range of rich colors, this exclusive mini modulars set is the perfect addition to every VIP Member’s collection.

• Exclusively available to LEGO® VIP Members!
• Authentic miniature representation of first 5 Modular Buildings: Café Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium!
• Each building can be displayed individually or connected to the other buildings in the set!
• All buildings feature fantastic detailing and a wide variety of elements and colors!
• Completed model measures over 5″ (14.5 cm) tall, 12″ (32 cm) long and 2.5″ (6.5 cm) wide!
• Each individual building measures 2.5″ (6.5 cm) long and 2.5″ (6.5 cm) wide!

Pics & release via FBTB

10218 Pet Shop official press release & pics

Via FBTB: 10218 Pet Shop Revealed (more pics in FBTB’s Flickr)

UPDATE: Here’s the video from The Brothers Brick:

10218 Pet Shop
Ages 16+. 2,032 pieces.
US $149.99 CA $199.99 DE 149.99 € UK 119.99 £

Continuing the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, this highly detailed, 3-story Pet Shop building and townhouse with full internal and external detailing is the perfect addition to your LEGO town. Greet customers with a menagerie of pets and let them treat them with a selection of toys and supplies. The pet shop building features a hinged staircase for easy access, upper apartment with kitchenette and upper loft overlooking the open plan interior below. To the side, the tastefully appointed townhouse features a detailed ground floor with accessories and spiral staircase leading to the upper floor. The attic space features storage boxes and French doors leading out to an elegant front balcony, while the rooftop garden, complete with fresh vegetables, brightens up the rear of the building.
• Includes 4 minifigures with accessories: pet shop owner, girl on bicycle, painter with paint roller and woman!
• Pet shop includes dog, cat, 2 parrots and fish tank with goldfish!
• Also includes 3 dog bones, ball, frog toy, birdhouse, bucket and brush!
• Kitchenette features stone fireplace, stove, sink, coffee maker and small table and chair!
• Upper loft features skylight, bed and lamp!
• Townhouse features ground floor with mailbox and mail, hat rack, couch, telephone, toilet and access to basement crawl space!
• Measures 11″ (25.5cm) wide and 10.5″ (26.5cm) high!
• Combine with other modular buildings, like 10197 Fire Brigade and 10211 Grand Emporium!

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Pics of 10218 Pet Shop

Update: Updated with credits below and clearer pic of the back of the box.  Do visit the Flickr link below for new pics of the built set. Enjoy!

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Finally we have the 1st pic of the 2011 modular set, and it looks fantastic! I’m doing a quick blog and run on my way to work so I’ll update with credits etc later but enjoy!

Via iPhone

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Update: Via Toys N Bricks by Flickr user Tazmandvl1’s photostream (who is building it and adding more pics as I update this)

New descriptions of 10218 Pet Shop

Have been checking EB forum for news (erm, leaks).  Hopefully the pics will be out soon.  You can also read more from my previous post about this 2011 modular set.

BudhaBoss, on 27 April 2011 – 09:27 AM, said:

To ease the waiting to the pictures – some more detailed info about the set (I think it would not harm so close to sale date).Looking forward to buy this set. I like that it has two buildings, so it can be placed between the older buildings.

I like the size, as it will be the same as in the case of Market Street building (i.e. 6 studs pavement in the front and 8 studs backyard). The baseplates will be of green color.

What I have seen (yes, I did see it), the pet shop building has a lot of the blue color (sides, back side), only the front has so little. The MOC of FollowsClosely is pretty close, well instead of pet shop, as there will be shop window and glass door and next to it will be stairs to the house upper floors(with mailbox, light (no light brick).

The brown (with few orange tiles) house will have L-Shaped highest floor with some kind of balcony or how to call it, on the side towards backyard. At backyard will be some stairs to first floor and entrance to the cellar.

Animals that I have seen – two parrots, dog (same as in new Police sets) and a cat with lighter color than the dog. 4 figs (one of them child), green bicycle.

It seems that there are spiral stairs inside the brown/orange house. Black roof on the pet shop, dark red on the brown/orange one (plus removable flat top). Plenty of flowers at the windows (similar to cookies in Winter bakery).

More Info on 2011 Modular: 10218 Pet Shop

Rumours that the next modular building will be a pet shop has been around for some time, but just read the 1st description of it from an AFOL from Eurobricks:

View PostFollows Closely, on 17 March 2011 – 01:16 PM, said:

I had the privilege of a quick look at this set today. It is two buildings, a townhouse on the left and a Pet Shop on the right. The buildings are build on two 16×32 plates so that they can be stand alone buildings. This modular may be the best one yet, only GG is close in my mind.Some details:

  • Townhouse has a clever built white bay window.
  • There is a painter painting the trim of the townhouse.
  • The Pet Shop has a clean SNOT sign that reads PETS.

You can read more discussions from this EB thread.

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