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2014 Modular Building (Parisian Restaurant)

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  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Awesome!
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 659
    Marvellous love it!
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    It really is awesome. But does anyone else think the white lamp post looks strange? Why would they use white and not black?
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 759
    edited October 2013
    Wow!!

    Btw, is it significant that it is pictured with TH and PC? Are PS, GE and FB going?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    Briking said:

    Wow!!

    Btw, is it significant that it is pictured with TH and PC? Are PS, GE and FB going?

    IIRC, all the other modulars have had their photos taken with their two most recent brothers, so no, this is not really a good source of EOL information. :)
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    LegoMom1 said:

    It really is awesome. But does anyone else think the white lamp post looks strange? Why would they use white and not black?

    Probably because the lamp posts in other sets are white.

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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,656
    Jaime Berard doesn't disappoint!!

    Its sad that I spent £96 on Pet Shop #10218 and a week later this is unveiled, #10243 is by far the best modular and makes #10218 look boring :(
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    ^That would seem to make sense, but this new building is not really on the same street. It's not even in the same country. :)

    P.S. Your display is wonderful.

  • GrogallGrogall Munich, GermanyMember Posts: 159
    edited October 2013
    Well I really like the set! This year we will actually be able to buy two modulars :) since I know this will be a VIP early release. It's a little on the short side though!?

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    So you want to know what the next modular is?
    AdeelZubairHarryPotterLover
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    @LegoMom1, Thanks, it's always a work in progress as new buildings are released and vintage sets catch our interest. What used to be a Toy Story movie set area morphed to a Cars theme park and is currently a western town which includes Fort Legoredo and the Lone Ranger sets.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,568
    edited October 2013
    Grogall said:

    Well I really like the set! This year we will actually be able to buy two modulars :) since I know this will be a VIP early release. It's a little on the short side though!?

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    So you want to know what the next modular is?

    Yes! :-)

    Edit - please ;-)
  • bmwlegobmwlego Long Island, New YorkMember Posts: 793
    edited October 2013
    Stunning! Can't wait to add all of that olive green to my collection! Jamie never disappoints.
    Light blay 32x32 baseplate!!! Woo-hoo!

    Thanks Jamie for these awesome sets and for thinking of the AFOLs by making the sets out of these harder to find colors.
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  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    I've gone off the modulars a bit recently - still need to get Town Hall and Palace Cinema, but this set might just get me back into it! Love it!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,475
    Well I have avoided the Modulars this long but I no longer can. This is a must buy for me, I can build it and pretend I still live in Chambéry. And all that olive green! drool
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  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,061
    It looks great. Who's Albert?
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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,656
    edited October 2013
    I know #10243 just has been unveiled but I still hope for a Lego Store in 2015 for the Modular Buildings. I'm aware Lego Stores are bright and more modern, however I'm sure Jamie Berard could make it work :D

    Let's all push Lego for a Lego Store :)
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    It's good to see Jaime back. Cinema Palace and Town Hall were lacking IMO. This is just chock full of charm and detail. I also like how it looks great from all angles and can stand on its own.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited October 2013
    @mathew I remember reading a few posts where you stated the modular line was getting stale and they needed to change things up a bit. I completely agreed with you. So, do you think this was enough of a change in the right direction? Because I love this model and I see it appealing to people who are really not into the theme for the main reason you listed: It stands on it's own perfectly. I doubt I would even add this to my existing street. I would rather spotlight it on its own.
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    The use of http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30126 is perfect. Great detail.

    The murphy bed is kinda funny too. I like that it's an obscure shape and slightly shorter than the others. Variety is always good.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,963
    Grogall said:



    So you want to know what the next modular is?

    YES, please!
    Si, por favor!
    Oui, s'il vous plait!!





  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @andhe said: It looks great. Who's Albert?

    Albert is the restaurant owner's great grandfather. Tragically, he was killed in World War I. He always dreamed of opening a restaurant when he returned from the war. The owner, who by the way is also the head chef, was told many wonderful stories about this kind, loving, and heroic man by family members and also by the townspeople when he was growing up. Never having known this great man, he decided this would be a wonderful way to honor him.

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  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited October 2013
    CircleK said:

    @mathew I remember reading a few posts where you stated the modular line was getting stale and they needed to change things up a bit. I completely agreed with you. So, do you think this was enough of a change in the right direction? Because I love this model and I see it appealing to people who are really not into the theme for the main reason you listed: It stands on it's own perfectly. I doubt I would even add this to my existing street. I would rather spotlight it on its own.

    Definitely. Probably the best looking modular. It's almost too pretty to plant next to the existing line. I think it finally puts Green Grocer out to pasture so to speak as a desirable modular (unless you're a completionist).

    With that said, I probably won't be buying it due to Lego's new pricing "laws". $160 isn't a terrible price, but I just don't have the desire to buy any more expensive sets unless I can get a good deal on them.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    I am glad that I didn't have to bend my legs backwards like that when I proposed to my wife...
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,409
    Ha. @mathew, for you, the Modulars Buildings just went "from suck to blow" ;)
    Yellowcastle
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,409
    This is by far one of the best Modular Buildings thus far, but it is a little short. It doesn't matter to me if it makes the other buildings look outdated. On any given city street you will find plenty of nicer buildings mixed in with old buildings. I think it is perfect.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Would be fun to build this during the holidays but I will be waiting for Target to stock it next year and then buy with some discounted gift cards.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,061
    edited October 2013

    I am glad that I didn't have to bend my legs backwards like that when I proposed to my wife...

    And didn't have to buy her ring big enough to be a bracelet :D

    That or he's not proposing, but inviting her on a one way trip to Mount Doom.
    klatu003Yellowcastle
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,409

    Would be fun to build this during the holidays but I will be waiting for Target to stock it next year and then buy with some discounted gift cards.

    Ah. That is an interesting approach. I do that as well with gift cards. Sometimes they give you a free gift card with a purchase of gift cards of a certain amount. A nice round about way to get a discount on Exclusives

    Yellowcastle
  • HarryPotterLoverHarryPotterLover Member Posts: 238
    Yes it is a little short, but the details and fully tiled floors inside and the outdoor seating areas make up for that both in pieces and design!
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    dougts said:

    After the boring uninspired town hall and the so so execution of the conceptually good cinema, I would say Lego has nailed this one

    It is not coincident that this is executed by Jamie Berard after 2-release hibernation :)
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Definitely bucks the "Square Building Syndrome." I can't figure out what those dark blue pieces are on the rear windows, in the middle. Are they curved or is it just the light?
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