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10246 Detective Agency

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  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    edited November 2014
    Yes a picture of the box has been released on Eurobricks.

    LEGO Creator Expert
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    There are 2 buildings: one with two floors and one with three but they are not detachable like the Pet Shop.

    The building on the left has a brick-built 'Pool' sign and also has a sign of the detective's office as well as the pub/bar on the first floor. The first floor uses tan and brown pieces whilst the second floor uses loads of medium nougat 1x2 'Brick' profile bricks.

    We have Al's Barber shop which is primary built using a variety of blue pieces. This building has been cut in half on the first floor to make space for the 6-stud wide alleyway. Above the alleyway we have two small walk out balcony's which indicates their are two apartments above the barber shop. The alleyway is done better that I had originally expected. I'm pretty sure that Jaime Berard is the designer for this set just the way it's been built.

    I can say I'm slightly disappointed but this isn't the official press release so I have to wait and see for more details...
    andyscouse
  • LeonCLeonC United KingdomMember Posts: 364
    Well seeing as its out the bag, I'm loving the use of the small ball joints but I REALLY hope those Windows aren't all stickered
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    That will look great next to the Pet Shop!
  • arl100arl100 Member Posts: 35
    That. Looks. Amazing.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Adzbadboy said:



    Projects related to the topics below do not fit our brand values and will not be approved for publication on LEGO Ideas. We will decide how a project fits these standards.

    a. Politics and political symbols

    b. Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people

    c. Sex, drugs, or smoking

    d. Alcohol in any present day situation

    e. Swearing

    f. Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture

    g. First-person shooter video games

    h. Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation

    i. Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals

    I've never gotten Lego's terms and conditions because they say these thing and then go on and make rum bottles in POTC and Nazis, military vehicles and religious artifacts in IJ (Yeah, that theme had it all). I guess in the end anything goes at Lego. :P
    Adzbadboy
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    What I'm especially excited for are those (I think new) scissors pieces but they could be an old Friends piece, There are to many Friends pieces for me to keep track of. :P The barber pole pole also looks interesting to me because I think the red a blue pieces are recolored LOTR rings, to bad barber poles don't have green in them (green lantern rings :D). Lastly I think the top texture on the "pool" building is Gorilla Grod Chima fists but I'm not sure. Anyway this is a fun looking set and I want to start getting into these because I remember passing sets like green grocer back in the day. :(
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Is the detective investigating cat feces?
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839

    Is the detective investigating cat feces?

    "Cat poop cat poop cat poop... Cat!"
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 910

    Adzbadboy said:



    Projects related to the topics below do not fit our brand values and will not be approved for publication on LEGO Ideas. We will decide how a project fits these standards.

    a. Politics and political symbols

    b. Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people

    c. Sex, drugs, or smoking

    d. Alcohol in any present day situation

    e. Swearing

    f. Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture

    g. First-person shooter video games

    h. Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation

    i. Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals

    I've never gotten Lego's terms and conditions because they say these thing and then go on and make rum bottles in POTC and Nazis, military vehicles and religious artifacts in IJ (Yeah, that theme had it all). I guess in the end anything goes at Lego. :P
    They say 'in any present day setting', and this modular is not set in present day (like all/most modulars), so they're still consistent with their rule.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    The scissors piece is new. It was first seen in the images of the upcoming Friends Hair Salon.
    bobabricks
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    Someone pointed out a small love story we've gotten in the Modular Buildings and I thought it would be cool to share:

    Palace Cinema: First date.
    Parisian Restaurant: Proposal.
    Grand Emporium: A suit and dress choice for upcoming marriage.
    Town Hall: Wedding!
    Pet Shop: New apartment to start a family.
    Detective's Office: Wife has run away and husband hires a private detective to find her?

    It's a shame it's not in order of release though.

    Four Modular Buildings are missing from the story, to be continued...
    zipsforbananasAndorgmonkey76bluemodernluckyrussricecake
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    ^On that basis, we should be able to work out the next modular release ;-)
  • mapimimapimi Member Posts: 10
    A modular cemetery?
    I thought CC could also be added to the list as the hotel could be their honeymoon place, but who wants a honeymoon not even one block away from the rest of your life ^^
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    Sunny day
    Sweeping the clouds away
    On my way to where the air is sweet

    Can you tell me how to get
    How to get to Sesame Street
    How to get to Sesame Street
  • mapimimapimi Member Posts: 10
    We can also add the stroller/crib in GG, but I consider the trend to have started with the wedding costumes in GE, which is when the modulars were assured a brighter future than just single releases without the assurance of a next one, from then onwards, allusions to love have appeared in every release, so a little surprised DO changes directions here
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 944
    The biggest revelation out of all this: it's DO, not DA!
    zipsforbananas
  • JedijonJedijon Member Posts: 19

    Adzbadboy said:



    Projects related to the topics below do not fit our brand values and will not be approved for publication on LEGO Ideas. We will decide how a project fits these standards.

    a. Politics and political symbols

    b. Religious references including symbols, buildings, or people

    c. Sex, drugs, or smoking

    d. Alcohol in any present day situation

    e. Swearing

    f. Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture

    g. First-person shooter video games

    h. Warfare or war vehicles in any modern or present-day situation

    i. Racism, bullying, or cruelty to real life animals

    I've never gotten Lego's terms and conditions because they say these thing and then go on and make rum bottles in POTC and Nazis, military vehicles and religious artifacts in IJ (Yeah, that theme had it all). I guess in the end anything goes at Lego. :P
    It's surely not inconceivable that LEGO has rules for Ideas submissions is it? Because these are publicly available the AF community has taken them to be the same rules given to set designers? Where's the logic there?

    I'm sure we have rules on this forum. Isn't it possible that those forum rules have more than a little bit in common with ideas rules? Because form follows function as any LEGO fan knows!

    Plus, "g" - hello Mass Effect license! :P
  • JedijonJedijon Member Posts: 19
    Poisso3 said:

    The scissors piece is new. It was first seen in the images of the upcoming Friends Hair Salon.

    Plus Elves, which photos might've hit first. I'm digging that hair salon though! Cuz it's got brickbuilt scissors sign - swoon - ala (or Al's if you're in an autocorrect mood!) Modular construction techniques.

    And hey - salon next to parlor? Whoah. Of course my daughter needs to think that ;{ there's the mall. But that won't quite cut it! We do need the tanning joint and the "gym". Good luck doing Insanity Friends! Y'all can't even get on a treadmill. How you stay so slim?
  • MurstensonMurstenson Member Posts: 6
    First impression is good! I like especially the office-part with masonry bricks! But, I was hoping for some "corner-bricks" with masonry profile...
    bobabricks
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    I'm spotting some interesting pieces in this: light grey Unikitty tales, scissors, trans red or orange 1x2s, Mixels hook & pins, technic sockets I'm guessing? Looking forward to see the parts.
    bobabricksFollowsClosely
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    Absolutely brilliant as always. The ball joint posts on the Pool/DO side is brilliant.

    I especially like how the building exterior gives a 'nod' to it's ancestors.

    -The arches on the DO/Pool side reminds me of FB.
    -Between them very arches, the dome canopy like GE.
    -The lettering 'AL' on the barber side like PS.

    Looking forward to see the interior...

  • dejavudejavu USAMember Posts: 235
    Cannot Wait!
  • JdawgJdawg St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Member Posts: 83
    I could be wrong but, It looks like there are 1x4 masonry bricks. Top row, spanning across the windows.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    Looks like a great build and the part count is lower so the price point should drop back to $150 USD (where all modulars should be).
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    I love it! But then I am biased... I've already switched round TH's date to be 1981, my wife's year of birth, and FB to be mine, 1983. My name's Alan, so the hairdresser's is mine too! Whoop! :P
    Adzbadboy
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    Looks awesome...!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,877
    Love it. Looks like it will be a blast to build without much repetition. Apparently the Creator Expert logo has already been ditched for this new Expert Star insignia?
  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    This is my 2015 birthday gift for me! But I have all the modulars and no plan to skip one anyways.
    indigoboxAndor
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,775



    I've never gotten Lego's terms and conditions because they say these thing and then go on and make rum bottles in POTC and Nazis, military vehicles and religious artifacts in IJ (Yeah, that theme had it all). I guess in the end anything goes at Lego. :P

    They get around that as they don't describe the troops as Nazis or Russians so they can be generic troops. Again the rum bottles can be just any old bottle. The military vehicles are only banned in modern present day situations and rightly so. There is a whole can of worms you do not want to open at all. However, if you want to submit a World War Two fighter you can.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    edited November 2014
    A member of Eurobricks just posted the back of the box. Note the picture is not really good quality.
    BrickaholictypoTXLegoguyLegogeekandyscousebluemodern
  • typotypo Member Posts: 185
    ^Looks nice, love the interiors, seems like a lot is going on...
    Appears to be one 32x32 baseplates too...
    bluemodern
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    I have mixed feelings about this. I like the left side of the building, but overall the buildings together look a bit too plain and lacking in exterior detail. The details that are included are nice, but I don't get the "wow factor" from this that I do previous modulars.

    The back of the box indicates some pretty good interior detail, and that is likely what will decide whether or not I buy this one. There seem to be a lot of arrows possibly indicating play features. A little bit of "story" is okay (e.g. I thought there was just enough in PR), but this seems to be going a bit too far.

    The barber pole pole also looks interesting to me because I think the red a blue pieces are recolored LOTR rings, to bad barber poles don't have green in them (green lantern rings :D).

    The barber pole looks to be made of 1x1 round plates.
    Jdawg said:

    I could be wrong but, It looks like there are 1x4 masonry bricks. Top row, spanning across the windows.

    Those have been in some sets this year. They've always been in the same color, though; no grays, yet.

  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 486
    I like it overall but in my opinion it is too colorful. I think the barber shop/apt should be a dark/light bley combo.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    binaryeye said:

    I have mixed feelings about this. I like the left side of the building, but overall the buildings together look a bit too plain and lacking in exterior detail. The details that are included are nice, but I don't get the "wow factor" from this that I do previous modulars.

    Picky, picky. And Pet Shop (a Brickset favorite) is more detailed? I think it looks great. Especially as a street scene type modular vs. something like Town Hall where the building dominates everything else.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    I would have preferred it to just be the pool/bar building with the Detective's office on the second floor. As well as a Alleyway on the left hand side of the modular. I think I might design my own if I get the time, however doing a MOC on that scale on LDD is a nightmare I'm currently struggling with the LEGO Store on LDD...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,379
    I like this set, lots of different things to do in one set. On Par, if not better than, Pet Shop and one I could see being used by a kid as is more than other Mods.
    brickupdate
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    I love this. Absolutely love it. It's the first Modular I've considered a must have. I really like the evolution we are seeing with this line - a little smaller, more detailed, less boxy. The DA DO is picking up right were the PR left off and it's perfect. I like this one much better than the PR though mainly bc it has more of a small town America feel to it.
    Andor
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Its what a detective agency would look like in a Lego world, but its not something that makes me need it (and I'm not a big fan of the modular range). A darker more film noire thing would have been irresistible but wouldn't fit in. Still maybe an idea for a moc.
  • enotogaenotoga Member Posts: 133
    edited November 2014
    It's a masterpiece. Pure genius. It will bring new value and awareness to the whole Modular line.
    Craigster10
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    edited November 2014

    Its what a detective agency would look like in a Lego world, but its not something that makes me need it (and I'm not a big fan of the modular range). A darker more film noire thing would have been irresistible but wouldn't fit in. Still maybe an idea for a moc.

    Well it would have been uber-cool for Lego to have designed a B&W modular building. But what we have here looks pretty good. The bold color scheme gives it a Dick Tracy feel.
    Andor
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    As an AFOL that can't MOC worth beans, the Modulars are my favorite series of sets. From what I can see on the box, they did a good job with this one. Lots of interesting stuff happening! I love this set and look forward to getting it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,945

    Is the detective investigating cat feces?

    Even I can solve that mystery. That sure is a lot of cat crap in the street.
  • bigjsdbigjsd Member Posts: 62
    Love it. It was time for another multi purpose modular. I've always thought a barber shop would fit in the theme and a pool hall comes as close to a saloon as Lego is going to get. Still waiting for a hardware store, a bank, a museum, a music store, and a toy/Lego store.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^A music store! Yes please! Masses of guitars on clips along the wall, brick built drum kits and pianos, that could be amazing!
    DaraghT_LarsAdzbadboyAndorGreenArrow57
  • T_LarsT_Lars USAMember Posts: 104
    Slightly disappointing that the two buildings are on the same base plate and not seperate ones like PS. I suppose that would be difficult to do with the alleyway, but I may try to mod it myself to achieve that.
    Can't wait to get some better shots of the interiors. I bet Ace Brickman has at least one of these hidden in a desk drawer.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    Jdawg said:

    I could be wrong but, It looks like there are 1x4 masonry bricks. Top row, spanning across the windows.

    Those have been in some sets this year. They've always been in the same color, though; no grays, yet.



    Explain "No Grays". There are Bley Masonry Bricks in HH.

  • JdawgJdawg St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Member Posts: 83
    Pitfall69 said:



    Jdawg said:

    I could be wrong but, It looks like there are 1x4 masonry bricks. Top row, spanning across the windows.

    Those have been in some sets this year. They've always been in the same color, though; no grays, yet.

    Explain "No Grays". There are Bley Masonry Bricks in HH.



    Only Dark flesh in 1x4. these caught me off guard. I did not notice them in the parts list for those sets.
    Pitfall69
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 944
    ^^
    Yeah, and be sure to pick one up for Little Timmy.
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