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2019 Modular Rumours

rubikonrubikon NetherlandsMember Posts: 6

Well, since it is September again I believe it is time to start the speculations again on what Modular building we might expect in 2019.

I saw a clip introducing the collectible minifigure line this year in which the police officer is visiting a town made of modular buildings aaaannnddd… entering a police station. Will we get a police station in 2019? I sure am curious to find out which direction the modular buildings are heading towards as the Downtown Diner was a design I initially wasn't to fond of, but came to appreciate.

Will LEGO follow the corner-straight-straight pattern? Perhaps the long awaited re-release of Café Corner and Green Grocer is in the making?

I for one am hoping they will release another 48 stud wide modular as the Assembly Square messed up the allignment of the buildings with the roadplates.

What are you thinking/ hoping will be coming in 2019?

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  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 413
    I think 'rumours' and 'speculation' are different things, and shouldn't be mixed up.
    sid3windrkiki180703
  • rubikonrubikon NetherlandsMember Posts: 6
    I think 'rumours' and 'speculation' are different things, and shouldn't be mixed up.

    If I could change the title I would add "and Speculations" to the title. I am sorry for confusing you, but would love to hear what you think will be the 2019 Modular Building or if you have any rumours about it.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Digging up the pastMember Posts: 282
    I like to look at the last minifigure series and see what figure might fit as there usually seems to be at least one eg hot dog man from s17 fits in with diner, ballerina from s15 fits with assembly square. 

    As s18 was party themed plus policeman, I am going to guess police station and a fancy dress shop. With some story involving a criminal a là the detective’s office 
    WhiteDove
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,839
    Probably the long loathed Police Precinct if you are subscribing to the CMF hinting at the next mod.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,097
    so we had modulars with classic looking minifigs complimented with more modern cmfs, and now it's the contrary? so when they release the serie 19 classic firefighter, it will be a giveaway for the 2020 modular?
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 41
    Police Station...good idea. Using the CMFs as a clue for the next modular is an interesting idea, although I think it would just be coincidence. I would be 99% certain that the next modular will be a corner building. I wouldn't complain if the next modular were a police station, especially if it had an old police car. (1940s Wolseley style)

    Lets not forget the possible clue in the Diner designer video "We need a hotel!" and a corner building would work with that well. Plus a new hotel porter print was introduced with Capital City and I think Lego would want to use it again.

    Also, in the diner video the designer mentioned a car dealership. I'm thinking a possible 1950s style garage which, as a corner building, would allow cars to drive in a 'boomerang' shaped road think with a 1950s pump in the 'mini corner' created. (not sure if I have explained that layout well).

    As much as I would really like modulars to return to its original style, going streamline moderne for one modular and then straight back to 'traditional' might seem a bit abrupt. Hopefully they might do say 3 'retro' modulars then go back to traditional.

    O and I don't care about this being called 'rumors' or 'speculation'. People speculate over rumors and while most people here will just be saying what they want, some people might have some genuine credible rumors to share.
    Addicted2Oxygenakunthitakiki180703
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 634
    If it's a police station, it better be a Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossover, now that Modulars have forsaken classic figs.
    SumoLegoSwitchfoot55Gibbo1959kiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    An Andre Braugher minifig would be the epitome of awesome.
    Baby_YodaGibbo1959kiki180703datsunrobbie
  • b1uevoidb1uevoid UKMember Posts: 16
    When do they usually release confirmation on what the next Modular will be?
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 458
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 200
    How does one determine "genuine credible rumors"?
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,459
    ^ By looking at where the rumour has come from, if the person is reliable meaning they have given information in the past that has been correct.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 448
    Personally I'd really like to see a police station.  But I'm more a little concerned about the amount of crime in Modular city.  Between the shady dealings at Al's and the pool hall, the bank job, the money laundering operation, and the corrupt or inapt cop this could be a fun building. 

    I'd also like to see simple apartment building.  No, shops or cafes or offices, just a home.  Maybe two and split it like the pet shop was.   Little boring, but could be fun.  Lego has people with great imaginations.  Other ideas I like are bookstore/library, doctor's office or museum.  A functioning hotel might be cool.  Would likely need to be a bigger building, using more of the baseplate order to make two rooms and a hallway. Maybe a jazz (or music) club is a possibility. 

    gmonkey76SumoLegomadforLEGOJ0rgenkiki180703Brickchap
  • windjammerwindjammer Newcastle, UKMember Posts: 24
    Hoping for a train station, especially considering the parallels between the Winter Village and modular buildings (no, I don't know either how that would be laid out either).
    Brickchap
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 200
    I honestly don't care what it ends up being so long as we forgo a vehicle and use the piece count for the building itself - glaring at you, Downtown Diner.
    windjammerBrainslugged
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,839
    edited September 3
    I agree about a Mod that could split into two building, I think that offers a lot more play features as well as design features of your MOC.
    daewoo said:
    I honestly don't care what it ends up being so long as we forgo a vehicle and use the piece count for the building itself - glaring at you, Downtown Diner.
    At least it was a better design than the limo in the Palace Cinema
    gmonkey76sklamb
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 738
    The Souless Corporation™ HQ.
    Lots of "glass", buzz words, meetings, primary action lists, snazzy looking computer screens, hot desking, agile working, security gate entry and lots of motivational posters (stickers for the first time, yay!), also includes secret Tyler Durden minifigure. The first rule of LEGO Fight Club...
    Addicted2OxygenomniumOnebricktoomanykiki180703stluxmithridateshikadi
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 304
    edited September 3
    daewoo said:
    I honestly don't care what it ends up being so long as we forgo a vehicle and use the piece count for the building itself - glaring at you, Downtown Diner.
    If it ends up being a police precinct an old times police car would be nice. Paired with the fire truck from the fire brigade could make for a nice parade scene on the modular street set-up.
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    edited September 3
    sweetness34 said:
    ... an old times police car would be nice...
    I can think of one...
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 41
    SumoLego said:
    sweetness34 said:
    ... an old times police car would be nice...
    I can think of one...
    Thats a late 1960s or 1970s era police car. That's not old. I know in  my case and probably sweetness' we mean a 1930s or 40s era one, like this:

    Image result for wolseley police car
    Or this (1950s era)

    Image result for wolseley police car

    FowlerBricks
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 287
    Just do a black and white version of the car in the sdcc action comics #1 with a light bar on top
    SumoLego
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 442
    @Mr_Cross The Soulless Corporation HQ? I work there... I feel that if you need a video wall with videos telling yourselves how great you are, ...maybe you're not! (I'm a contractor.)
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 234
    I utterly fail to understand how when every year when a Modular Rumors thread is created, speculation defaults to this long-rumored Police Precinct. Where did this originate? Why does it keep coming back? The last two years have given us Assembly Square (not a police station) and the Diner (definitely not a police station). Honestly, the bandying about of Police Precinct as the next Modular would be comical if it weren't so stale. There are just so, so many other directions Lego could and probably should go.  A couple years ago on Ideas someone made a Hearthstone Bakery - you can still find it on Ideas if you google it. That particular one popped into my head but there are many others as well, especially over on Eurobricks.  I have all of them, and honestly think that a police station would be rather unexciting, especially compared to the simply magnificent building experience of Assembly Square. 
    windjammerBumblepantskiki180703
  • Bricked1980Bricked1980 UKMember Posts: 25
    To be honest I doubt the next one will be a Police Station. The Winter Village set seems to have been confirmed as being a fire station, so that would mean 2 creator expert sets in a row based on emergency services.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    gmonkey76 said:
    2. We can abbreviate Police Precinct as PP. We all know how childish we can act in the forum, and this is what I believe is keeping the rumor alive.
    Much like those Public University rumours that just won't die.  
    gmonkey76Switchfoot55
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 304
    I don’t want to quote all the pictures but I was thinking something from the 30’s or 40’s. Something like the Hudson hornet from “Cars”
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    I think you mean Sheriff...



    (He's a 1949 Mercury Police Cruiser.)
    sweetness34gmonkey76kiki180703FowlerBricks
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 413
    At least it won't be another Fire Station
    Pitfall69
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 532
    I may have helped propagate the past Police Precinct rumors...with or without the PP reference. I don’t understand the idea that it has to be boring. It can still have interesting building techniques, beautiful architectural flourishes, and serve an important function. Lego City gets a new police station every two years. Why can’t we get a beautiful, tall PP for once?
    gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^I dunno; it shouldn't be that hard.
    Agreed - it should be easy to erect.  
    jmeninnoBaby_Yodasid3windrdatsunrobbiegmonkey76hoyatablesPitfall69
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 570
    And we've been waiting so long.
    sid3windrdatsunrobbiegmonkey76
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 474
    ^I'm afraid that after four hours years, we may have a serious issue.
    sid3windrdatsunrobbiegmonkey76Pitfall69
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,580
    MrJackson said:
    I utterly fail to understand how when every year when a Modular Rumors thread is created, speculation defaults to this long-rumored Police Precinct. Where did this originate? Why does it keep coming back?
    It will probably be right at some stage.

    dmcc0
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 128
    edited September 5
    If we do finally get a Police Precinct this year, what will we speculate about for the 2020 release???

    I'm more curious to see if the architecture stays with the post-WWII aesthetic of the DD or reverts back to the early 1900s style or the earlier modulars.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 448
    MrJackson said:
    I utterly fail to understand how when every year when a Modular Rumors thread is created, speculation defaults to this long-rumored Police Precinct. Where did this originate? Why does it keep coming back?
    These threads should all really titled "Modular Speculations" not "Modular Rumors." 

    That said the reason for the continued speculation on a Modular police precinct/station is Lego's long running tradition of having a police theme.  If a police precinct/station had been made in 2009 instead of the Fire Brigade, the speculations would center around the fire station. Once a police precinct/station happens the speculations will likely swing back to a new fire station.

    jhuntin1
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 76
    We always complain about the overabundance of emergency services (because there are way too many), but I don't think many people would have a problem with a modular police station or a hospital. A police precinct would likely be my third ever modular buy, after Detective's Office and Brick Bank.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    Service Station, Hospital, Museum...

    Who'd'a think we would have had a laundromat as part of a modular?

    I'd be surprised if there wasn't a toy store/comic book/bookstore/video game store at some point.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 234
    See, I'm not so sure that's the case. It amazes me the dearth of honest-to-god buildings that Lego makes. Even when there are sets with buildings, there is a heavy sense of action (lookin' at you, #60008 Museum Break-In). The modulars give Lego an opportunity to make actual buildings that isn't necessarily afforded in your standard fare City sets. Something like the Grand Emporium or Assembly Square lend themselves perfectly to the range.  For a medium that should lend itself spectacularly to making buildings, they are few and far between.  You really have to look at the 3-in-1 Creator houses for anything resembling such, and with the downturn (IMO) of that line due to the new modular build 3-in-1s that suffer from fragility inherent to their modular design, the Creator Expert modulars are the best way to go for starting a city layout. 

    Here's another take on the line: I know a couple people that have many/most of the modulars, typically displayed on shelves. While different and unique, they each have a universal charm to their design that I'm not sure a police station would capture.  I get the argument that we have a fire station so why not a police station, but my counterargument to that is that the Fire Brigade is a classic style old-timey American fire station, which if one were to say "Imagine a stereotypical old-timey American fire station" I would immediately have an image in my mind, and FB executes that very well.  I'm not sure "old-timey police station" has the same sense of nostalgia or Americana (my apologies to those not in the States; I don't know what an appropriate parallel adjective would be). For people who only collect Modulars, I'm not sure how positive the gist would be toward a police station. I would love to see something like an Antiques Shop, bakery/coffee shop, music store, or tool store, for example, and think that the designers could do some really cool aesthetics inside but especially outside, for those same people that display them on a shelf in their living room.


    Boardshorts85Bumblepantsmustang69brickventures
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 16,580
    SumoLego said:

    Who'd'a think we would have had a laundromat as part of a modular?

    Especially as it is really only there as a joke, to launder money from the bank.
    J0rgen
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 128
    MrJackson said:


    I'll through my support in for an antiques shop.  Something dingy and dusty and chock full of vintage references ala Ninjago City
    Bitsyww2
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 10,152
    edited September 5
    CCC said:
    SumoLego said:
    Who'd'a think we would have had a laundromat as part of a modular?
    Especially as it is really only there as a joke, to launder money from the bank.
    Well, the residents of my modular city don't know what you're talking about.  There's only room for good, clean fun in Sumotropolis.
    gmonkey76Mr_CrossBaby_Yoda
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 234
    ^ likewise; Brickadelphia is a clean-energy progressive city that has a constant supply of clean clothes. 
    SumoLego
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,216
    If I ever get to make Brickcago, it will have the wrong side of the tracks, and need a police presence. 
    Switchfoot55Boardshorts85Bitsyww2Mr_Crosssweetness34caterham7
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 413
    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned a Post Office or a Railway Station yet.
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 128
    edited September 5
    gmonkey76 said:
    If I ever get to make Brickcago, it will have the wrong side of the tracks, and need a police presence. 
    If its going to be based on life, the wrong side of the tracks is really the geographically dominant area of Brickcago...

    SecondBrickCity has a pretty robust superhero presence to keep things in line
  • twoeyesgirltwoeyesgirl Member Posts: 5
    Why everybody wants to put their minifigures in jail?
    SumoLegoBumblepantsMr_CrossBaby_Yoda
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