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2019 Modular Rumours

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  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    I prefer the DO. But I'm a fan of the old detective movies on TCM. Saw the detective trying to help the damsel and it was a no brainer. 
    msandersgmonkey76LittleLori
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,266
    ^ My line of thinking was similar, I enjoy that general theme and the Detective's Office goes with it pretty well. I have both #10243 and #10246 and I find myself fiddling with the latter more often since it feels more uneven and city-like. The Parisian Restaurant looks better from a distance, for sure, but I pretty much built and displayed it and that was that. I greatly prefer sets that offer longevity well after construction.
    omniummsandersgmonkey76LittleLori
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,085
    I think the DO gets some unfair criticism. I totally get people like and don’t like various sets but honestly the DO is just as good as most others. I like the brick facade, I like the passage between the two buildings and generally just like the whole set up as it’s a nice self contained “crime” if you will.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76BoomstickBrickchapBaby_YodamsandersLittleLori
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 223
    DO has been the only absolutely must have Modular for me. I had no idea it was looked down upon, as it blows all competition out of the water in my eyes. I guess it's because I too love old detective movies.
    gmonkey76BoomstickLittleLori
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 397
    Someone left a comment on the site saying that besides DO the Brick Bank is also going to be discontinued... Do you think that's possible? Two modulars at the same time? 
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 443
    DO is going to be axed as per the news page... shame really. I think is it the most playable one, allowing kids into the Modular line the best!
    Boomstick
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    eMJeeNL said:
    DO is going to be axed as per the news page... shame really. I think is it the most playable one, allowing kids into the Modular line the best!
    Which news page is this?
    FollowsClosely
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    edited November 2018
    CCC said:
    eMJeeNL said:
    DO is going to be axed as per the news page... shame really. I think is it the most playable one, allowing kids into the Modular line the best!
    Which news page is this?
    "Furthermore, certain items will be discounted over the Black Friday weekend, including 10246 Detective's Office which is being retired very soon." -- https://brickset.com/article/39766/black-friday-promotions-confirmed


  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 405
    kind of hard to discount items that are gone already but okay
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,946
    PapaBear said:
    kind of hard to discount items that are gone already but okay
    They are just holding them back until midnight Black Friday so they can break their website in dramatic fashion trying to add them back.
    SumoLegogmonkey76HugeYellowBrickpreverePitfall69Baby_YodaPapaBear
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    sid3windr said:
    CCC said:
    eMJeeNL said:
    DO is going to be axed as per the news page... shame really. I think is it the most playable one, allowing kids into the Modular line the best!
    Which news page is this?
    "Furthermore, certain items will be discounted over the Black Friday weekend, including 10246 Detective's Office which is being retired very soon." -- https://brickset.com/article/39766/black-friday-promotions-confirmed


    OK. That seems to be info from thebrickfan, based on them not being in the catalogue. So not really anything concrete.

  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,085
    Yeah nothing from Kjeld himself.
    MrJacksonsid3windrthedingman5
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,426
    Someone on EB is posting that Brickset has confirmed that DO and BB are going to be retired. Can someone here point me to the news article for that, please. 
  • iwakurakaitouiwakurakaitou Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 14
    edited November 2018
    DO will always have a special place in my heart; I only got back into Lego after my very long dark ages in July by buying all the (at the time) new Harry Potter sets... but the DO was the first modular building I ever got a month or so after that ON my very first ever trip to a lego store at a local mall... so it's got double good memories for me. Also I have long-term plans to convert it into an office for Jessica Jones, so... there's that. :P Since then I've purchased all the currently-available Modulars, and I have a Pet Shop on the way from BrickLink, but I think the DO will always be a bit special to me since it (for me at least) started my city off.
    piratemania7Addicted2Oxygen
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,485
    oldtodd33 said:
    Someone on EB is posting that Brickset has confirmed that DO and BB are going to be retired. Can someone here point me to the news article for that, please. 
    I believe they had been reading my musings, where I noted that BB wasn't in the catalogue at all. I didn't state it was definitely retiring.

    Chinese whispers and all that...
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,426
    ^ And that's how rumor turns to fact, by inept readers of people's comments. 
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,485
    FAKE NEWS!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,181
    oldtodd33 said:
    ^ And that's how rumor turns to fact, by inept readers of people's comments. 
    I read a rumour that rumours turn into facts due to inept readers.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    I've seen some sources that I personally find reputable indicating that BB and DO are gone this uear. Same for Ferris Wheel.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,181
    Can I take that to the Bank?

    (Rimshot)

    Please tip your waiters and waitresses!
    pharmjod
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    If I didn't have either set I wouldnt put off buying them if I wanted either.
    FollowsClosely
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    edited November 2018
    Yeah nothing from Kjeld himself.
    He's still trying to put the Galaxy Explorer back togther; I'm sure he doesn't even know that DO or BB could be retiring.
    piratemania7brickventures
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,020
    pharmjod said:
    If I didn't have either set I wouldnt put off buying them if I wanted either.
    Neither would I. I have no doubt that they are retiring in the next year or so. Like most other modulars do. Can I give an exact date though?  Of course not. Like all modulars.

  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 336
    ^ Have you confirmed this info with Purple Dave?
    SumoLegoBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,181
    Tkatt said:
    ^ Have you confirmed this info with Purple Dave?
    Purple Dave!  - Waving fist in the air-

    More importantly, did we check with the cashier?
    Baby_YodaTkatt
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,085
    SumoLego said:
    Tkatt said:
    ^ Have you confirmed this info with Purple Dave?
    Purple Dave!  - Waving fist in the air-

    More importantly, did we check with the cashier?
    No that’s a store manager level of intel!
    SumoLegoTkatt
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    Baby_Yoda said:
    • The 2019 Modular Building is going to have at least a baseplate, four bricks with technic holes and two technic pins.
    I heard it would be two smaller baseplates.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 139

    I think Baby_Yoda was being sarcastic in 'stating the obvious', however do you mean that 2019 modular could be like Pet Shop? (as a serious rumor)

  • BOBJACK_JACKBOBBOBJACK_JACKBOB ScotlandMember Posts: 522
    Personally I would like another set with two seperate buildings. The more variation in builds, the better.
    Bitsyww2wardmmadforLEGOFollowsCloselyBaby_YodaTkatt
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
     Nice interview!  The Building Boosts are an awesome concept. They spoke a little about them on the LIT this year. Specifically, I do not believe it’s limited to LEGO Designers.  I spoke with a few non-designers that had participated in those boosts. Seems like a company-wide initiative to encourage collaboration and new ideas.  Didn’t seem limited to specific themes, but I could be wrong on that- wouldn’t be shocked if some IPs are more prohibitive than others. 

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,548
    ^^ BTW, that link didn’t work for me. I had to go to the home page and re-navigate to the November 2018 issue.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    If there was doubt before... Again. Don't wait if you want either of these sets.


    LegoTTAyliffeLegoPegasister2015LittleLori
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    I know its a bit of an impossible question, but when you say "dont wait", would you think they'd be completely out of stock before the end of the year? 
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,476
    ^They could be especially since DO will be part of Black Friday deals. Not sure on BB, but if I had to guess it could be on sale too.
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^They could be especially since DO will be part of Black Friday deals. Not sure on BB, but if I had to guess it could be on sale too.
    Thanks, I like both but love the DO set more so I'll prioritize that one. Is it just for the US that the DO is part of the Black Friday deals? If its the same here in the UK I'll probably snap it up then. 

  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Beav said:
    I know its a bit of an impossible question, but when you say "dont wait", would you think they'd be completely out of stock before the end of the year? 


    If you have the funds, I would buy them ASAP. I think there is a high probability they are both gone before the year is over.  Especially in the UK since they added the retiring soon tags. But even in the USA. DO for sure is a risk to wait on since it is part of the upcoming sale.
    Beav
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 976
    ^Agreed - buy ASAP and no better time than when they are discounted over black friday. Currently in a Lego retail store and both modulars have the "Last chance to buy" tags on them. Back in around 2009 while officially still in my dark ages, I ummed and ahhed for about half a day whether to buy the UCS Millennium Falson at 25% off. Before the day was over it was OOS and I regretted not getting it for about 9 years (when the updated UCS MilF came out).
    omniumBumblepantsSumoLegoBaby_YodaBeavMr_Cross
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Someone help with my memory here, but I believe the Town Hall has a similar retiring timeline didn’t it? Was retiring towards the end of the year and I recall not being able to find it after mid-November. 
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    ^ I remember the TH going.  I already had it myself, but felt nervous about my TFOL not getting it, so boutght his Xmas present in November.  Still unbuilt...
    dmcc0
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,476
    ^If I remember correctly TH retired without notice, and faster than what was normal at the time. I was lucky to find one at retail price a little after it disappeared.
    madforLEGO
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    ^There was discussion on this very board about it going... I caved early.  Luckily!
  • BiggiSnibbiBiggBiggiSnibbiBigg GreenlandMember Posts: 31
    Could this mean that we may get two sets - perhaps a rerelease mid 2019 in addition to a modular in january?
  • Legoteen19Legoteen19 Illinois Member Posts: 13
    Could this mean that we may get two sets - perhaps a rerelease mid 2019 in addition to a modular in january?
    If that’s the case LEGO needs to hurry up an announce the new modular.  I love the idea of this however I see it being very unlikely. 
  • Legoteen19Legoteen19 Illinois Member Posts: 13
    Briking said:
    ^ I remember the TH going.  I already had it myself, but felt nervous about my TFOL not getting it, so boutght his Xmas present in November.  Still unbuilt...
    I luckily asked for this for my birthday in 2013 so I got the set rather early... I noticed that it retired without a trace... never realized how lucky I was. 
    LegoPegasister2015
  • Legoteen19Legoteen19 Illinois Member Posts: 13
    pharmjod said:
    If there was doubt before... Again. Don't wait if you want either of these sets.


    I’m not surprised about this if I’m going to be honest... especially the DO it’s the worst modular ever to me. I was a bit shocked that 2 are disappearing in 1 year... that’s odd but the storylines within the sets are a good idea but I feel as though this is what turned AFOLs and TFOLs away from these modulars. 
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 504
    pharmjod said:
    If there was doubt before... Again. Don't wait if you want either of these sets.


    I’m not surprised about this if I’m going to be honest... especially the DO it’s the worst modular ever to me. I was a bit shocked that 2 are disappearing in 1 year... that’s odd but the storylines within the sets are a good idea but I feel as though this is what turned AFOLs and TFOLs away from these modulars. 
    Funny, because PC and DO were the two modulars that sent me down this rabbit hole!
    Boomsticksid3windrBaby_Yoda
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,322
    there's a lot of D2C retiring, are they planning to release a ton of them next year?
    also, I'm guessing expert creator vehicles are super popular?
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    I think they probably realized they had too many big sets out at the same time and it was cannibalizing sales. But who knows.
    AstrobricksFollowsClosely
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