It seems like every major city has an International Hotel. And, it is about time your Lego city got one too. An International Hotel would fit perfectly in the Lego Modular Building theme. The stark white trim, gold accents, and light blue color of this hotel gives this hotel a very regal look. This is the place all the rich Lego Minifigures would stay. There is a lot going on with the facade here. In a lot of ways this Lego International Hotel feels like an official Lego set. The little details, like the white round piece in the windows, the clock, and the grey statues all feel like something Lego would do. Which is a compliment. This is a really cool modular style building.
Check out this Lego International Hotel, created by lgorlando, over on Brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=438213
The new Detective’s Office Modular Building (10246) is getting ready for release, and the back of the box has been leaked. The front of the box and the first details were leaked just a few days ago. This Modular is looking good. The Detective’s Office will be two-stories, and the Barber Shop will be three-stories. The little details look great, there is an emergency escape from the Office, some wanted posters, a safe full of money, mirrors in the Barber Shop, a pool room, an old style toilet, and a full apartment above the shop. It looks like your Minifigures can get into a lot of adventures here.
The Lego Creator Detective’s Office (10246) will contain 2,262 pieces and be available around January of 2015. Some more information is here: http://legogenre.com/detectives-office-new-lego-modular-building-10246-revealed/
This leaked image came from Brickset: http://brickset.com/article/13043/10246-detective-s-office
The first image for the upcoming Lego Modular Detective’s Office (10246) has just leaked. Lego has been able to keep these new Modular Building releases secret for much longer then their normal releases. The new Detective’s Office will be released around January of 2015, which is only 2 months away. The Detective’s Office (Detective’s Agency) is a new direction for the Lego Modular Buildings. This new release will add a more seedy or bad section to town. It is a huge change in tone that the Modular theme needed. This set features the duel building design that was popular in the Pet Shop (10218). A Detective’s Office and Barber Shop. And, as usual a lot of interesting parts are being used. A whole ton of the new Lego brick-pattern pieces are used to build the Detective’s Office. A few Unikitty tails used for the roof detailing. There is even the new ball joints being used as column decorations. Everything needed to create your favorite film noir scenes are here. Including a woman in a red dress!
The Lego Creator Detective’s Office (10246) will contain 2,262 pieces and be available around January of 2015.
Found over on LowLUG: http://www.lowlug.nl/forum/
It turns out that Lego Friends fits into the Lego System very well. It’s success means that this theme will probably be staying around for years. So far, the Friends theme has been offering many unique Lego pieces and exclusive colors. Focusing on pink, purple, blue, and green has made these sets instantly recognizable (for good or bad). There have been a few amazing MOCs (My Own Creation) combining the Friends theme with other Lego themes. Some of the best creations are those involving the Modular Buildings. These super detailed buildings can be described as a sort of “doll house” for the Lego fan.
This Lego Friends themed modular building is called Emma’s Place. This design would fit into the modular buildings very well. Especially the Lego Pet Shop (10218) and the Lego Cafe Corner (10182). Emma’s Place is a single building that combines the the Beauty Parlour, Fashion Design Studio and Karate Class together. The all glass (plastic!) entrance into Emma’s Place is a great design; opening up into a full Beauty Salon.
The second floor features a Fashion Design Studio.
Emma’s Place is topped with a Karate Dojo, where all the friends can attend Karate Class.
Emma’s Place is a great MOC built by Kristel. Who has built many other Friends themed creations. You can find more details over on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjw010/8993657558/
LegoGenre has featured other Lego Friends themed Modular Buildings, most notably the “Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel, A Wonderful Cafe Corner (10182) Mod” which can be found here.