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I'm making my way through the modular backlog - have the GE and FB so far, and must pick up the PS soon - the fact that it doesn't feature alongside the PC and TH in the description and box art doesn't fill me with confidence that I have too much longer to get it.
-Designed by Jamie Berard :)
-Pavement is filled with details
-Full interior with furnished flooring
-Not a repetitive build
-Price should have been £120
I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see FB, GE, and PS all go in one fell swoop. Not saying I expect that... Just that I wouldn't be surprised. I do *expect* FB to go this year though.
@LostinTranslation said on July 10: "I don't know why but my gut is saying a Parisian restaurant will have lots of dark blue, maybe with pearl gold accents. Can't want to see pics!"
@pillpod said on July 10: "I'm hoping for dark blue or possibly dark orange. I wonder if it'll be the typical first floor retail/restaurant with a second floor apartment setup."
@LostinTranslation said again on July 10: "I'm guessing it'll be an apartment above. Maybe the top floor could be an artist's garret, with an easel, paintings, they could reuse the CMF painter's palette and brush.... I'm getting a bit carried away now... :-S"
@Hoyatables the commented: "Maybe they'll design the apartment above to mimic Gene Kelly's apartment in an American in Paris -- complete with a LEGO Murphy Bed!!!"
@pillpoint commented: " I think the back of the building will be a funny scene...maybe a dirty dumpster or leftover food."
@bumblepants commented on colors: "I am thinking Dark Green or Dark Blue perhaps. Will be interesting to see what they choose, there really aren't that many colors which haven't been used yet in the series. Pearl gold would go well for accents or maybe Chima Temple yellowy-orange as long as it isn't too much"
@Plell: "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."
Are these people above able to see the future, or is it just more evidence that someone from TLG is watching this forum closely and got tips to implement on the new upcoming modular back in July? Maybe we can influence some of TLG's decisions afterall?
I'm trying really hard not to be a completionist when it comes to the modulars though. Otherwise, I will end up with a GE that I hate, A CC that I have to BL or over pay for, and a TH and PC that I kind of like but don't really want. The GG and this new one (can we just call it PR yet?) are the only ones I really love, with FB and PS getting honorable mentions.
It is bad enough it will be very unlikely to see these on sale anymore, so that 160 does hurt a bit.
If anything I'll wait until the spring when I can get one with VIP Double points.
Two of them are unlikely to be around when you are hoping to pick them up.
That Parisian Restaurant #10243 is the best modular in my opinion and I cannot resist to wait. I will get it the first day it is released to Lego VIPs!
The other thing I'd say is don't click 'like' on this post and then ignore it. Summon some willpower and resist PR for a year until you've got the others. Either that or don't moan when both FB and GE go end-of-line before you've bought them.
Lets keep it about the LEGO and not about people's personal lives, yes?
Back to the PR. Who else bought a couple of S9 waiters in anticipation of this release? I even BL'ed a S2 Mime so he could entertain the outside diners.
I will say that unless you are working full time with a decent salary, you are likely not running around buying Mods. Additionally, now that they will likely not be found on sale it will be harder to get your hands on one for a good price, another casualty of the new LEGO policy.
I would say if you can get the FB now, because if you even think you want it, you better get it now or risk it being more expensive once it is EOL from LEGO (which sounds like most signs pointing to Dec this year)
So, I may hold off on buying this new one for about 5 years and then hit him up :)
I seriously doubt it is going to be cheaper than 150 USD when it is EOL. Since eBay is going to eat 15-20% I am guessing most are going to be listing for 175-200 at least and lord knows what sellers on Amazon are going to list for. I would not be surprised for it to hit near or 200 shortly after EOL on eBay. Even if it is 150-175, it will still be more beneficial buying it during double points and free shipping at LEGO.com (nevermind if you get that figure and the holiday set in the US you can sell those to 'discount' the set), than trying to get it on eBay for 150 plus shipping (which will likely not be free either, but around 20 dollars for a decently shipped item).
So, sure you can wait, but if money is already hard to come by for someone I think they are really rolling the dice to assume it will be this price forever.
To be honest, the lack of discounts on these was kinda of liberating to me. Now I know that "double points season" is the best time to get these, so no need to wait for Brick Friday, or the last minute before it EOLs to see if it gets clearance discounts, or even December 26th sale... I will just get what I like and my budget permits during these times. I am not a reseller (unfortunately, because I'd like to have the time and budget to be one), so one or two exclusive sets with no discounts will not hurt much. Trying to get them after they EOL, THAT would be a disaster, specially after they were available for such a long time.
Bad LEGO. Stop making great sets.
Likely the guy that designed it has seen the same films and pictures as everyone else here that described what they think it would be like.
That seems to be correct, those aren't 1x2 bows.
Well I did need somewhere comfy to sit while you entertained my wife! ;-)
[In the office pretending to work. Just choked and so was asked by my boss "You alright"]