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2014 Modular Building (Parisian Restaurant)

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,460
    Plell said:

    I'm kind of hoping for Olive Green or Earth Blue with Medium Nougat. We haven't seen any of those used in a Modular yet, except for the Earth Blue in Market Street, and I know a lot of people don't think that one counts.

    Olive green would be fantastic.
    FollowsClosely
  • jhuntin1jhuntin1 Indiana, USAMember Posts: 48
    Hardrada said:


    - In 2012 68,000 LEGO Minifigures Series 8 were sold in stores.

    That's about 10-11 boxes sold per brand store. I thought they sell a lot more through brand stores, seeing how popular CMF are, especially in the USA.
    At least in my store, you're limited to 16 per visit. That's got to slow sales down compared to other stores that are selling them by the box.
  • SchwallexSchwallex Member Posts: 121
    Dark Green? Earth Blue? Medium Nougat? Olive Green? Folks, we aren't seeing the forest for the trees. They sure as pie didn't introduce Bright Light Yellow for the Heartlake High alone.

    I mean, have you seen Paris? (^_^)

    image

    How many olive-green buildings are you counting?

    (Cue someone saying how these are more like tan. Cue someone else replying that TLG already did enough of that, so BLY is the next best thing. Cue the first person replying right back that yeah, but on the plus side with three tan buildings we could build an entire Parisian avenue. Cue the second person saying that they aren't bringing out two tan buildings in a row, period.)

    Dark Blue could still be used for accents, read: awnings. Dark Green is off the table as it was used that way in GE.
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Cue someone saying Bright Light Yellow was introduced in 2004. But pedantries aside, I take your point ;O)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,409
    My head hurts
    TheLoneTensor
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited July 2013
    I think it'd be cool to have the restaurant be made of mostly dark red bricks with a splash of tan, black, gray and big, welcoming windows. Maybe a yellow & white awning would look good, and outdoor seating would be a must. You know, maybe a couple tables with umbrellas sitting over a mosaic-like sidewalk. A unique design with some flair over the front door would be pretty wicked also. Like many old-school restaurants, you could couple it with living quarters above, maybe even an inn of sorts if the designers got really creative.
  • SchwallexSchwallex Member Posts: 121
    @caperberry: serves me right for not including that in my list. Alas, I was secretly hoping people would notice how hard it is to build a restaurant out of female hair and clikits.

    @pitfall69: there's a cheap joke about your gravatar somewhere in there. Like, try not sticking your head into podracers.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited July 2013
    Unfortunately I think Lego did things backwards. IMO, the Cinema Palace looks weird as a corner building. I personally prefer the Town Plan Cinema's layout better. I think they could have added a larger rear facing theater to that layout and it would have been something special. Then they could have made the Parisian Restaurant a corner building and it would have made for a great Cafe Corner replacement.
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    ^ I agree with you but I also think it would've been a weak attempt all around if they did that. Not only would they mimic an existing Cinema from a previous set, they would also be mimicking one of the modular buildings that already exists. That accomplishes nothing because we only get one of these modulars a year; I think it's best that they're all as unique as possible.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    Personal opinion, I know. But with the Palace it just feels like it was forced into a corner because that is what the business plan called for. For example the whole second floor feels wrong with the odd layout and un-covered windows. I know very few people on this board agree with me on anything so I'll leave it at that.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited July 2013
    mathew said:

    Personal opinion, I know. But with the Palace it just feels like it was forced into a corner because that is what the business plan called for. For example the whole second floor feels wrong with the odd layout and un-covered windows. I know very few people on this board agree with me on anything so I'll leave it at that.

    Ok, that last line made me laugh. Don't let recent events get you down man, just listen to the advice that has been given and incorporate it as you see fit. It's all good.

    Btw, I agree with you on the corner also. @stephenvw had a moc in this thread (http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/894/modular-custom-designs/p2) of a non-corner theater that was a better basis than PC imho.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,874
    edited July 2013
    Rumour has it that it is based on this restaurant in Paris ...

    image

    I hope they include that shopping trolley.
    Zathrasicey117bassbison
  • SchwallexSchwallex Member Posts: 121
    Sweet. So it looks like the awnings will be Dark Orange 6×8 slopes. I could use one of these to finally fix the hood of my DeLorean. Can't wait!
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    ^^ Mikey D's is french? I never knew. :-)
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    That's near the Latin quarter is it not? The wife and I went to Paris at new year 4 1/2 years ago I think, with friends and had a blast despite it being freezing.
  • sjerakatsjerakat Member Posts: 27
    Am I the only one hoping for a white Parisian restaurant? Having been to Paris, a lot of the buildings were light shades of whites, pinks, beiges. I'm personally hoping for a white building with gold accents, and maybe, just maybe some plant or vine accents here and there. I really liked what Lego did with Gringotts bank in Diagon Alley and think a full modular in the same vein would be splendid. Not to mention there is no current white modular. I like that each modular has its own distinct color pattern and think an olive green would be too similar to the sand green of the green grocer.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,655
    Could this be the Parisian Restaurant being constructed on the The Lego Movie poster?
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 723
    Olive green! Excellent. Many cool interior features.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    From the pictures alone this is possibly my favourite modular so far. Looks awesome. There aren't enough moustaches though and the artist is missing a proper artist hat.

    Also is that another sticker I spy? Seems like they're here to stay on the modular series.
    FollowsClosely
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    The Parisian restaurant looks stunning. It has great detail on the inside and out, I'm loving the pattern near the top front of the building, is that white croissant pieces I spot? And the clams aswell as the winged feather grey pieces just add more intricate features to it. Well done to the designer and I look forward to the video. :-D
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 239
    ^where are these pictures of the great detail inside and out?
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ seems like they are getting removed from places they were appearing (e.g., Eurobricks forum)
  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 723
    Do I have to wash my eyes now to stay on Brickset?
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 239
    thanks. Can anyone with saved images pm them to me?
    FollowsClosely
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    edited October 2013
    Can someone kindly PM me a link to these images? I'd love to see what this looks like!

    EDIT: Just realized there is also a $10 price-hike. :(
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited October 2013
    I'm not commenting on any of the specifics until the official release and the pics are seen by all, but man... this thing is absolutely stunning. My head is spinning from all the detail. All of the existing modulars look dated to me now. I already know this is my favorite to date and I think many others will agree. Can't wait!!!

    On another note: I'm sticking to a promise I made to myself. No more pics, no designer videos. I saw enough to know I want it right now. The rest of the details will be experienced during the build. I want things to be a surprise for once.
    FollowsCloselyjasor
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    I'm assuming we'll see the official announcement this weekend as part of Brickcon and/or STEAM.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Wow. Fantastic greebling. A must have, discount or not!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    Thanks for the PM's everyone. Now I have to save another $160. Loving the detail.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited October 2013
    There are a few sites that have the picture still up... *cough* brickultra *cough*
  • HarryPotterLoverHarryPotterLover Member Posts: 238
    O.O This is my favourite building of them all! (Brickultra- thanks @Crowkillers )
    The olive green is perfect to go with the other buildings, has a great outdoor area, has a new bike (Moped-esqe) piece, has beautiful dark blue roof accents, and I dont think it could have been done any better!!!
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 990
    Looks great. I am actually excited about a modular again. The roof is clever. So are the windows on that floor. And look at the park bench!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited October 2013
    ^Heh, did you really just write "And look at that park bench!" :)

    2469 pieces, hmm. Another $199 modular?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    edited October 2013
    This doesn't make sense, the American MSRP went up by $10 while the Canadian MSRP went down by $10! Good news for us Canadians, it's not much, but we are moving a step towards a more similar price point with our friends down south!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Ah, yeah, $159.
  • canuckcanuck Member Posts: 88
    Is that Moped a new mold?
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    With the rising price per part on seemingly everything else the $159 price tag isn't bad on this. It is 238 pieces more than FB which is the largest of the $149 sets. Yes the PR looks to have a lot of small parts but so did PS at only 2032 part so comparatively this is a good deal.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    edited October 2013
    Very cool. Lots of interior detail this time. Plenty of new olive green pieces to play with. No stickers in sight. New printed pieces. Only gripe is most of the minfigs are rather bland. The artist studio on the top floor is really cool. Head and shoulders above the rest of the modulars IMO. Really nice price point as well. Even the dumpster out back looks detailed....could do with a cat by the dumpster gnawing on a fish.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    edited October 2013
    My bad it does have a grey cat by the dumpster....or is that ratatouille?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Well ill say the detailing and design are fantastic. On the downside the structure itself is considerably smaller than previous offerings
  • RankeduRankedu Member Posts: 9
    I hope there is an early VIP release so I can snag this in December!
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Just watched the designer video. Ill repeat my earlier praise for the intricate detailing. After the boring uninspired town hall and the so so execution of the conceptually good cinema, I would say Lego has nailed this one
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    I'm loving this set. The contortionist proposal is kind of freaking me out though...
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    edited October 2013
    Rankedu said:

    I hope there is an early VIP release so I can snag this in December!

    I was just thinking the same thing, given the previous instances of early VIP access, I am guessing the same will hold for the PR. I really can't wait to build this one. I am very positively impressed with this modular; I think it took the modular series to the next level. Months ago, I wouldn't have guessed this. I was infact getting bored by the line. Never got the PC and I don't think I will.
    Money wise, I don't even feel annoyed with the $10 price increase, because from the looks of it it is well worth in parts.
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 574
    Wow! Quite a lovely set!

    I'm loving this set. The contortionist proposal is kind of freaking me out though...

    And is he getting ready to offer her the One Ring of Power?
  • AnthonyC173AnthonyC173 Member Posts: 101
    love the design for this. almost all the modular has been square buildings but this one is architecturally interesting. and i think this is one of the better interior detailed building! being a chef i approve of this :D
    MathBuilder
  • legodudelegodude Member Posts: 137
    edited October 2013
    I think this means Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium and Pet Shop will be EOLed this upcoming Brick Friday in November.

    Fantastic Modular, yes the scooter is a 100% new mold. :)
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652

    There are a few sites that have the picture still up... *cough* brickultra *cough*

    C'est magnifique! Merci bien @Crowkillers.

  • herekittykittyherekittykitty Member Posts: 122
    Oh my, that is lovely. Better than I had envisioned even!
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