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10246 Detective Agency

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    edited November 2014
    I usually buy a mod when it comes out, usually using VIP points to reduce its price, so I have at least one accounted for in case something happens and I cannot get one later.
    I do that will all sets I want at least one copy of if I can help it.
    Ill be doing this with the DeA definitely.

    Also i think those spots the detective is looking at are supposed to be' footprints' coming from the back of the building.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Finally.....the next modular appears! Hooorah! Just glad it has been announced. So tired of hearing and reading about it that I don't care if it is an outhouse factory or mortuary for imbeciles. Just get the darn thang in the stores now, okay?:-))
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Jdawg said:

    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.


    Wow. I totally missed the 1x4. *Facepalm

  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404

    Also i think those spots the detective is looking at are supposed to be' footprints' coming from the back of the building.

    Maybe you're both correct...the perpetrator stepped in cat poop leaving the tracks. ;-)
    hewman
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Rumours and speculations are always so much fun. It would be funny if one day Lego just released a set and nobody knew about it. :P
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    edited November 2014
    Huw has revealed better images of the interior details: http://brickset.com/article/13057/10246-detective-s-office-back-of-box

    The ceiling fan has to be the coolest detail in any modular building!
  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 GBMember Posts: 71
    Oh well, that's my birthday present sorted.....!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,030
    There appears to be a dart board in the pool room too. There are only 10 each of the white and black bands, so not enough for a clock.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    Are those drop-down hatches that I spy on the balconies? Allowing people to get up and down between floors...
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    It looks like a great set with a lot of variety. The question is, how much will it cost? I'm betting on $149.99-159.99 in the USA...leaning towards $159.99. If you think about it (based on part count), then $149.99 makes sense as compared with previous modular offerings. However, it will be released at the beginning of a new year, and what better time for TLG to increase prices on new sets? After all, we AFOLs have an endless supply of wealth...right?
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 947
    I was really trying to stop myself from looking at images until the press release with HD goodness, but I had no restraint. I love the look of it; the pool room with the ceiling fan is just superb.

    I am, however, working through a modular back catalogue so I look forward to buying this in 2016 or so. Next up is the Palace Cinema!
  • squarebear47squarebear47 Ohio - USAMember Posts: 29
    Exterior looks wonderful and unique. Interior of the detective's office and pool lounge look amazing and very detailed as well!

    I am a little disappointed with the blue building's interior, as it just appears to be a bathroom (public?) and a kitchen. I would have liked to see a bedroom or something to make it seem like a full apartment. But that is the beauty of Lego! I will modify it myself!
    Pitfall69AndorGothamConstructionCo
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,436
    My guess is 159.95 USD is the new Mod price. But even at that, this is a good set IMO
    dougtsAndor
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Of course it will be 159.99 again. They set that bar with PR, so why not continue it? just like 3.99 for CMF now. They need to up their prices now that oil is at an all time low...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    edited November 2014
    Sethro3 said:

    Of course it will be 159.99 again. They set that bar with PR, so why not continue it? just like 3.99 for CMF now. They need to up their prices now that oil is at an all time low...

    Here we go again about the oil. So, what you are saying is that if Parisian Restaurant is $159.99 this week; it should drop to 149.99 few weeks from now if crude oil drops to $60 a barrel and go up to $189.99 in 3 months if crude oil goes up to $120 a barrel. Prices for everything are set based on forecasted estimates.

  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^People honestly think Lego prices follow oil prices? I'm surprised you were so polite about that suggestion! :P
    I'm sure they're related, in the way that all exchange and inflation rates are heavily affected by them and affect every product in the world!
    dougtsAndor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    ^I didn't want to go completely off topic or start another 50 page discussion on oil :)
    AndorzipsforbananasAdzbadboyFollowsClosely
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    The "DO" is very interesting. It reminds me of an arcade. I'm not talking about video games. My Barbershop/Salon is also in an arcade. I'm loving this set already :)

    Here's a picture of the arcade where our Barbershop is located:
    AndorjadedancTheLoneTensorGothamConstructionCo
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,486
    I was told a couple of months ago that it would be £132.99 in the UK - the same price as the PR.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Here's another pic, but it is old. The masonry bricks will help me recreate our shop. If I'm willing to tackle an MOC of it.
    AndorGothamConstructionCo
  • brickiconbrickicon Member Posts: 1
    First post. Been lurking a while. I have been looking forward to this set for a while. They sealed the deal by giving the detective my last name. The guys at my local LEGO store in Wiesbaden love seeing my last name on my ID, they are really gonna get a kick out of this. Now I am finally inspired to get the restaurant and this to finish my modular collection until next year!
    zipsforbananasTheLoneTensorPitfall69
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 947
    edited November 2014
    Congratulations on an awesome and appropriate last name :) And welcome!
    Pitfall69
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^And I thought I had it good having Al on the barber shop! Sweet!
    Pitfall69Andor
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I had never said anything about the LEGO market fluctuating with the oil market. All I meant was since plastic would be made from oil, now that oil prices are at an all time low, it is conceivable to think that prices would be lower in the future. But we all know, that won't be the case. LEGO (like any other business) would have price increases based on other factors as well. Jeesh...

    As far as I'm concerned, this having fewer pieces than PR, but more than PC would maintain the current $160 pricetag.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    ^I'm sorry, I'm being way too mouthy today, and mostly complaining about the same sort of comment I just made towards you! I should retire for the night before I make more a of fool of myself.
    Pitfall69Andor
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,030
    The cost if the oil in a set is pretty minimal, probably no more than the oil needed to transport it.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,823
    I don't think $160 is an unfair price for over 2200 pieces in any case. It's a lower price per piece than the Pet Shop or Town Hall, and definitely well under the ten-cents-per-piece "sweet spot" that a lot of AFOLs seem to cherish. The overall size of the model also seems pretty substantial.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    I think the size AND the amount of detail they threw in there will make the set substantial. I agree, that is a good price point for them. Although I'd always take something cheaper ;).
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    I love the outside as it looks very used and run-down, exactly what one would expect from a barber shop, pool hall and private detective's office. Inside the decoration of the rooms looks great but the design of the building interiors is disappointing. There doesn't appear to be a door on the barber shop building and it just opens up into the shop and stairs leading up to the apartment. Worse, the detective's office in the building next door seems to be accessed via the apartment's staircase. I really wish they'd have ditched the balconies in favor of a true 16x16 building (or better still 16x20) and given each its own stairwell. Maybe a back alley staircase leading to the P.I.'s office as well. It just looks incomplete and crammed in there. I didn't think a pool hall could adequately be done in a 16x16 building and they've proven that by making the second floor cut off from the rest of the building. While it's gorgeous and certainly a must-get model, it's also definitely a modular that will require significant work to correct the failings.
    MurstensonBriking
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
    prof1515 said:

    I love the outside as it looks very used and run-down, exactly what one would expect from a barber shop, pool hall and private detective's office.

    Exactly. I love what I see.

    I love that the seedier parts of town have shown up to bring some welcome variety. Also, it builds upon the diverse building structure that Parisian Restaurant did, after the bland (but understandable) Town Hall and Palace Cinema.
    prof1515 said:

    There doesn't appear to be a door on the barber shop building and it just opens up into the shop and stairs leading up to the apartment. Worse, the detective's office in the building next door seems to be accessed via the apartment's staircase.

    To me, it looks like the open area is a breezeway and there is a door within for the barber shop. I'm not sure about the detective's office, but it's feasible that the entrance is via the back alley.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    The Oil Discussion Rises!
    Andor
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Hahaha. I can't wait to tell my wife that our shop is in the "seedier part of town".

    Like I said before; the entrance to the Barbershop is inside the "breezeway"; much like an arcade.
    madforLEGO
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    rocao said:

    prof1515 said:

    There doesn't appear to be a door on the barber shop building and it just opens up into the shop and stairs leading up to the apartment. Worse, the detective's office in the building next door seems to be accessed via the apartment's staircase.

    To me, it looks like the open area is a breezeway and there is a door within for the barber shop. I'm not sure about the detective's office, but it's feasible that the entrance is via the back alley.
    There does appear to be a door to the barber shop in that little foray but the detective agency appears to be connected to the apartment (or should we just call it a glorified hallway with a restroom?) and accessible via the same stairs. It doesn't look like there's therefore any door to the apartment except the one which accesses the roof.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    EKSam said:

    @Pitfall69‌
    That looks awesome! More pictures please.

    I found 2 more :)

    EKSamRonyarjasor
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Pitfall69 said:

    EKSam said:

    @Pitfall69‌
    That looks awesome! More pictures please.

    I found 2 more :)

    That's a custom-built. The shape of the room is wrong since the barber shop in 10246 is not square, the stairs go up the opposite direction, etc.
    jadedanc
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    prof1515 said:

    Pitfall69 said:

    EKSam said:

    @Pitfall69‌
    That looks awesome! More pictures please.

    I found 2 more :)

    That's a custom-built. The shape of the room is wrong since the barber shop in 10246 is not square, the stairs go up the opposite direction, etc.
    Yes, indeed it is. Had you read a few pages back, I posted a pic of the MOC I made. @EKSam‌ wanted more pictures, so I obliged.

  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    edited November 2014
    Thanks @Pitfall69‌, is the hair dresser charging the poor minifig to find hair on his bald head? :-)) Nice details. Better get your wife to take more pics( I remember you mentioning she's a photographer) :-)

    @prof1515‌ the pictures are of the barbershop moc that @Pitfall69‌ built, I wanted to see the interior and he obliged.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Yes, that was the point of the bald Minifigure. My wife says that many men that are 99% bald come in and get whatever they have left cut. She is happy to take their money ;)
    Andor
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    Bald people need love too... my wife just cuts my hair at home. Much cheaper..

    As far as I can tell, that isn't an apartment at all, so that's why it is open like that. There is no room for bedding, or privacy, and the entrance to the office is through those stairs, so that would be through the "apartment" which doesn't make sense. I think it's just a public restroom area, and maybe a public kitchenette?? Odd...

    I was hoping for another apartment, but then again, I wouldn't want to live near this dump.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    prof1515 said:

    I love the outside as it looks very used and run-down,

    Really? I see it the exact opposite. Its far too neat and pretty. Especially the balconies which i really dislike.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561

    prof1515 said:

    I love the outside as it looks very used and run-down,

    Really? I see it the exact opposite. Its far too neat and pretty. Especially the balconies which i really dislike.
    Used and run-down doesn't necessarily mean fit to be condemned. I don't care for the balconies either and wish they'd been omitted to make more room in that building.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 824
    Wow! This modular imo is the best to date, I'm loving the pool table room (is that a dart board I spot). :D
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited November 2014
    I would have liked the all the set the same color has the DO.

    Im not a fan of that bright blue, it belongs in Tobermory.

  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    Pitfall69 said:

    Yes, that was the point of the bald Minifigure. My wife says that many men that are 99% bald come in and get whatever they have left cut. She is happy to take their money ;)

    Not bald but I'd pay good money to have my scalp messaged!
    Pitfall69
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    I have been shaving my head since I was 25. I actually really miss going to the barber. My buddy who also shaves his head informed me of a place in New Orleans that does it the old fashioned way. It was awesome. They used the hot towels and soap and used a real straight razor on my face and head. Even put the powder on. Well worth the money.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 888



    Im not a fan of that bright blue, it belongs in Tobermory.

    Just had images of Balamory Lego in my head!

  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    I'm a bit puzzled at some of the colour comments.
    The left-hand building looks to me like natural exposed brick, with either sandstone brick/cladding on the bottom floor or rendered walls, again left neutral, which is pretty common design and I'd almost consider to be an uncoloured building.
    Sure, the shades of blue on the right-hand building are curious, but I kind of see the two lighter shades as originally one colour that has weathered, with the barber shop being freshly painted/regularly maintained in a darker shade of blue.

    So thinking of it as a real world building, which it is meant to represent, it's kind of neutral and blue... though I can't say what the brown's about! Busy, maybe, but normal enough.
  • bigjsdbigjsd Member Posts: 62
    It's obvious to me the bathroom is to be shared by the building tenants, I would assume the kitchen is the shared break room for the businesses as well. Sorry but they are not open to the public. If you must use the restroom I think there is a porta potty on the construction site down the road.
    Aanchir
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,096
    Back in the my early days of being in the Marine Corps, there was nothing more relaxing than a leisurely haircut finished off with hot lather and a straight razor trim. Now it's hard to find anybody that will do that.
    epyon396timinchicago
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