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2022 Modular speculation

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,478
    I like the sound of this, but angled buildings are typically built because there was an angled lot. So it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the rather rectilinear modular city.
    MattDawsonBumblepantsCymbelinegmonkey76Brickchap
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Maybe there was a smaller building in the past in the way when the hotel was built, then that got removed and a more modern gallery build there. Or maybe the architect designed the building for somewhere else and lost that job. Or just wanted to design an angled building to show off.
  • autolycusautolycus Member Posts: 1,430
    I will reserve judgment until I see it, but... It raises potential problems with where you place this one on your street. The 1-story gallery shouldn't be placed against many of the modulars that have hideous sides--because they're always covered by another building.

    Trying to think of acceptable placements... Left of Diner, for sure. Right of PC? Any others?
    Brickchap
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,478
    Anyone who has been to New York knows that hideous sides of buildings are quite common. It’s just a reflection of the fact that not everything was designed and built at the same time.
    560HeliportWesterBricksandheiwybswardmOldTownBricks
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    @FollowsClosely Thanks for sharing this!

    This really helps understanding what the modular will look like. I was rather confused when people were talking about the Flatiron building and how that would work with the modular collection but this works.

    I'm very disappointed that Lego is wasting so much space on an art gallery. A hotel is one of those buildings where you would want as much space as possible! Now we probably won't get many rooms at all.

    Furthermore, what on earth does an art gallery have to do with a hotel? It would have made so much more sense to have a restaurant, with a terrace above. This also means that we will never get a full art gallery modular. Personally I'm not too worried about not getting a complete art gallery, but I can completely understand the disappointment of others.

    I also would have liked to have seen the inclusion of an old fashioned taxi, saloon car or other vehicle for guests to arrive in.
    arathemis
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 846
    ^ People also said we would never see a proper hotel modular since Cafe Corner had a "hotel", yet here we are.  Plus, the great thing about Lego is that you can build your own art gallery modular.
    daewoo
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    @WesterBricks true but my point was that Lego should have made the space either directly apart of the hotel, or as an 'in house' restaurant for the hotel.

    To significantly reduce the available space for a hotel makes no sense, you need as much interior space as possible so that there are a decent amount of rooms. The Corner Garage for example had some nice techniques for angled walls, but the interior for the vet for example was very restricted.

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,478
    Or maybe Lego keeps trying to shrink the size of the build in subtle ways instead of/in addition to just raising the price...
    AKA “shrinkflation”
    oldtodd33BumblepantsSumoLego560HeliportYellowcastleMynattJern92iwybsM_Boss
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Member Posts: 312
    First, is that speculation or downright spoilers?

    Second, you can make hotels out of anything: I've been to gorgeous hotels that only had a handful of rooms.

    Third, the goal of the modular line is not to optimize space, it's to give nice and original architecture models that you could see in any city.  We've barely had anything angled so far, despite angled buildings being common in certain cities.   The finished model might be really cool to look at, even if the rest has been mostly square.  It's still overall square and will be a neat corner piece, if it's how it turns out.
    Astrobricksiwybsdaewoo
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Um, we're not actually expecting minifigures to sleep in a modular hotel.  How tiny are those apartments in Assembly Square?
    560HeliportMattDawsongmonkey76Jern92iwybsdaewoo
  • autolycusautolycus Member Posts: 1,430
    SumoLego said:
    Um, we're not actually expecting minifigures to sleep in a modular hotel.  How tiny are those apartments in Assembly Square?
    My mini figures demand king size beds, large walk-in closets, and very spacious showers and wash closets.
    YellowcastleSumoLegogmonkey76iwybsFizyxJ0rgen
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    ^It looks like it will be an upmarket hotel so they should expect that for what they have to pay XD. Given that one scoop of icecream costs 100 studs I hate to think how much a hotel room at the 2022 modular will cost.
    autolycus560HeliportYellowcastleandheBumblepantsJern92gmonkey76
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    Brickchap said:
    ^It looks like it will be an upmarket hotel so they should expect that for what they have to pay XD. Given that one scoop of icecream costs 100 studs I hate to think how much a hotel room at the 2022 modular will cost.
    100 studs, just like everything else.
    iwybsBrainsluggedandhe
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,688
    edited October 2021
    ...but there's coin of the realm. In 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 & 40 stud denominations. You folks are so busy waving about your LEGO wodge, you've forgotten about the humble stater, daric and florin!

    Although, I do wonder when digital payment methods will hit LEGO City.
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    @Paperballpark Perhaps Legoland is under a Communist government whereby everything costs 100 studs; no more, no less. That would explain the necessity to make tons of police sets, and why red is often a prominent colour in Lego sets...

    I also notice less gold ingots included in sets nowadays, perhaps Legoland no longer needs gold as the standard medium for exchange.

    Side note, in Lego Digital Designer there is a print for a 10 stud note, does anyone know what that is from?

    It would be cool if Lego made some more stud notes and officially recognised studs as the currency of the Lego Universe/Legoland whatever it's called.

    I'm very disappointed that City sets now are all card machines which is silly because 1. We don't have a credit/debit card piece in Lego and even a 1x2 or 1x1 tile would be out of scale anyway to the size of the card slot used on the checkout machines.

    2. Cash still exists and is very widely used. In fact card is rarely used in Germany for example, which is a huge market for Lego. I'm not saying they shouldn't have credit card at all, merely that I don't see as to why we need to remove cash.

    I also don't think kids would worry about whether their minifigs use cash or card, particularly since it's more fun to actually have money changing hands, especially if one of those pesky City crooks comes along. You can't have a stereotypical comic strip criminal without a sack of cash.

    Back on checkout registers and so forth, while I personally love old things, I don't have a problem with a modern register. But I do have a problem with making them ultra modern cashless machines, particularly since the 2x2 grey and red register slope print that wasn't that old didn't look old fashioned at all. It was just a regular register, same as the 1x2 slope with the dark grey buttons and I think it says LOCK and CASH. There was nothing wrong with either print and the second one particularly could be used in both historical and contemporary settings without looking too out of place.
    Brickfan50
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Member Posts: 2,694
    Brickchap said:
    @Paperballpark Perhaps Legoland is under a Communist government whereby everything costs 100 studs; no more, no less. That would explain the necessity to make tons of police sets, and why red is often a prominent colour in Lego sets...

    I also notice less gold ingots included in sets nowadays, perhaps Legoland no longer needs gold as the standard medium for exchange.

    Side note, in Lego Digital Designer there is a print for a 10 stud note, does anyone know what that is from?

    It would be cool if Lego made some more stud notes and officially recognised studs as the currency of the Lego Universe/Legoland whatever it's called.

    I'm very disappointed that City sets now are all card machines which is silly because 1. We don't have a credit/debit card piece in Lego and even a 1x2 or 1x1 tile would be out of scale anyway to the size of the card slot used on the checkout machines.

    2. Cash still exists and is very widely used. In fact card is rarely used in Germany for example, which is a huge market for Lego. I'm not saying they shouldn't have credit card at all, merely that I don't see as to why we need to remove cash.

    I also don't think kids would worry about whether their minifigs use cash or card, particularly since it's more fun to actually have money changing hands, especially if one of those pesky City crooks comes along. You can't have a stereotypical comic strip criminal without a sack of cash.

    Back on checkout registers and so forth, while I personally love old things, I don't have a problem with a modern register. But I do have a problem with making them ultra modern cashless machines, particularly since the 2x2 grey and red register slope print that wasn't that old didn't look old fashioned at all. It was just a regular register, same as the 1x2 slope with the dark grey buttons and I think it says LOCK and CASH. There was nothing wrong with either print and the second one particularly could be used in both historical and contemporary settings without looking too out of place.
       You will know Legoland is communist when they change the Winter Village name to Winter Detention Village. 
    BrickchapSumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    I'll pass on the Fabuland Gulag, thank you.
    Brickchapgmonkey76
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    Fabuland, the new Socialist Paradise where all the houses and automobiles look the same.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 549
    Animal Farm makes a lot more sense now.
    560HeliportSumoLegodaewooBrickchapYellowcastle
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Gibbo1959 said:
    Animal Farm makes a lot more sense now.
    That's what I was going for.  All animals are equal, except the elephants, who are more equal...
    BrickchapGibbo1959iwybs
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged Member Posts: 2,246
    I'm going to post this without comment, to see what people say/think.


    I'll say where I got it from in due course.
    Just out of interest, did you take this picture through the portal of a submarine? Or is there an Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?
    Jern92
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    Brainslugged said:
    ...Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?...
    Clearly, you've never tried to buy something off of Facebook Marketplace or eBay...
    andhedavetheoxygenman
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    edited October 2021
    I'm going to post this without comment, to see what people say/think.


    I'll say where I got it from in due course.
    Just out of interest, did you take this picture through the portal of a submarine? Or is there an Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?
    It was cropped from a photo I took of a box at an angle, not that close up.
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Member Posts: 312
    I assume we'll be getting an official announcement soon?  Don't they usually happen mid-November?
    Brickchap
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 846
    edited November 2021
    Police Station: November 27th 2020.
    Bookshop: December 6th 2019.
    Corner Garage: December 3rd 2018.
    BrickchapMattDawsonBrainsluggedPhoenixioCymbelinewardmLegoEveryoneSumoLegoklatu003
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Member Posts: 312
    Ahh my bad, and thanks for the precision with dates!
  • Jern92Jern92 Member Posts: 890
    I guess we know what the 2022 ‘Modular’ is now 😂

     
    WesterBricksgmonkey76Fizyxwardm
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,331
    I would skip the yearly modular purchase for the first time.
    arathemis
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    I just counted 11 bricks high on one of my normal modulars. 11 bricks is the height of those doors.

    Do the same, and tell me that it'll fit in well with normal modulars. 11 bricks is higher than the entire first floor of the Pet Shop modular.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76iwybs
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,633
    The scale of that Lego shop is way too big to fit well in a modular city imo. It looks like it is made for Technic Figures to visit.
    gmonkey76iwybsdaewooBrainslugged
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks Member Posts: 846
    That building looks nice on its own, but it's not at all the correct scale for the official modular buildings. A minifigure's head would only reach the middle of the door handles. Like @Bumblepants said, it's Technic fig sized.
    daewoo
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    Interestingly, I think one of the 1x2 Technic bricks on the Venetian Houses is one stud out, but that should be quite easy to modify should it carry over to the official product.

    Also, technically the 1x1 headlight bricks on the side of the roof (pointing out towards other modulars) would be classed as an illegal technique if another building is placed next to them, given that the side stud on that element sticks out very slightly more than the brick width.
    Brickfan50
  • wardmwardm Member Posts: 887
    Impatiently waiting…
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  • Jern92Jern92 Member Posts: 890

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  • wardmwardm Member Posts: 887
    It looks very beautiful in my opinion! I love the colours and architectural style. I think it will look amazing next to the Parisian Restaurant. I hope someone who reviews the set will put them next to each other... 
    WesterBricksBrickchap
  • lowleadlowlead Member Posts: 683
    Ooooh nice!  Not something I collect anymore, but it looks great.  Unique shape.
    WesterBricks
  • autolycusautolycus Member Posts: 1,430
    So the leak from a couple months ago was a good one!

    Looks like a very Mediterranean hotel!
    WesterBricksBrickchap
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,478
    I think we set a new record for least amount of new modular speculation this year. What’s the matter with you people! Is this bizarro world?
    Bumblepantsshikadi560Heliportwardmkiki180703Mr_Crossiwybs
  • shikadishikadi Member Posts: 140
    This is the best exterior design since the Parisian Restaurant!
    Super impressed with this one
    wardmBrickchaplegomental
  • prettybigguyprettybigguy Member Posts: 26
    Very clever of TLG to build the middle floor out of a previously unavailable color. If you want to add additional stories to the hotel you’ll have to buy additional kits (or build them a different color.)!
    I’ve already got plans to convert that tiny room into a bath for the larger room next to it. 
    Brickchap
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL Member Posts: 789
    Just wow... Will be lurking around the Lego Store 1/1! 
    Cymbeline
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,311
    I really like that. I think my Brick Bank will be retired from the street to make space. Love the colours and that little terrace with the palm up the steps is a nice feature that can actually be seen, unlike the hidden one in Assembly Square that you can't see when the set is against a wall

    BrickchapMr_Cross
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    @Paperballpark Well I'd love a hospital or post office however I would guess both of these come under the 'government/municipal' category which was taken by the Police Station this year.

    I am really happy that Lego is finally recognising and 'filling the gaps' we have for important regular buildings, like a police station and hotel.

    There are plenty of great ideas they could do for regular shops and so forth like an ice creamery, 1950s/60s supermarket, butchery, travel agent etc. (those are just examples), however I do think Lego should do a hospital and post office sometime soon.
    Yes, those are a 'wishlist' idea but I think we can agree that every town/city needs a hospital and post office (those are separate ideas by the way).

    A museum has been wanted for a long time, and I would love a modular museum although I wouldn't rate it as important as a hospital or post office.

    The good thing about a post office is that it doesn't have to be huge, they could do something similar to that Ideas British post office and fish and chip shop MOC that was around a little while ago.

    As far as things we know: 2023 won't be a corner modular (they could do another Parisian Restaurant, Downtown Diner type modular but for this purpose I still count those as 'straight' modulars)

    I highly highly doubt Lego will do a library anytime soon do to Bookshop, and naturally a large art gallery would be out of the question, at least for a while.

    Side note: A mobile library could be a great addition to a future modular, it would satisfy those like me who want more old vehicles, as well as provide a library (sort of) for those wanting a library!

    To return to my original point however, I doubt they will do a hospital for 2023 since it is too similar in 'emergency related' genre to the police station.

    I also doubt it would be a museum since a museum would most likely have some form of classical architecture, as well as likely use tan (or white) so again it would be too similar to Police Station.
    They could do a modern museum although I am reasonably confident they would keep to a traditional museum if they ever do one since it would allow for lots of greebling and NPU for the facade.

    I'm pretty sure 2022 was going to be the 'food related' modular cycle (every four years roughly), so there is a decent chance 2023 will be a restaurant or cafe of some sort. I think a fancy restaurant would go really well with the Boutique Hotel and look great on the box where they put all the recent modulars together.

    For restaurants, I may be biased but I doubt they'd do a Chinese/Japanese/Indian/Korean restaurant next to Boutique Hotel because the architecture would clash so much. I may be proven wrong.

    Personally I have always wanted a proper Italian restaurant from Lego, a sit down white tablecloth establishment similar to the Chez Albert where they serve pasta and salads, as well as pizza. Frankly I'm sick and tired of numerous Domino's/Eagle Boys/Pizza Hut type pizzeras from Lego. They could do a 'regular' fancy building to go with the Boutique Hotel, or go for more traditional Italian/Sicilian type architecture.

    Lego could also do a tea room, or Viennesse Coffee House (that would also work very well with the 2022 Hotel). I'd love an Austrian modular since I have a friend who is Viennesse and Vienna as well as Austria in general is such an interesting and beautiful place!

    A completely different idea would be a jazz club. I would like a music related modular eventually though, whether it be a concert hall with classical music (including the new violin piece), dance hall with swing or rock and roll, ballroom with waltzes (likely Viennese) etc.
    LegoEveryone
  • BrickchapBrickchap Member Posts: 1,357
    Side note; Do people think Lego has 'cancelled' vehicles in modular sets?

    A police car, or at least motorcycle for Police Station would have made perfect sense but nope, no vehicle.

    Now we have the new hotel and once again, no vehicle. I know some of you hate vehicles in the modulars but I think they help the story, certainly if it were a taxi or limousine/saloon car for the hotel which the important lady or businessman could have arrived in; show one of the hotel staff getting their bags out of the boot and putting them on the trolley etc.

    Vehicles in the modular buildings help create the street scene, and in some cases like a police station, work very well with the subject matter.

    I'm not expecting a car or truck with every modular, but some more vehicles would be really nice. After all, it is very rare that Lego releases any vintage cars sadly.

    Not every modular needs a vehicle, but for some it could work really well, like a baker's cart, delivery truck for a shop, a nice car for a couple to arrive at a restaurant in, whatever it may be.

    Maybe I'm just biased because I LOVE old vehicles, but we have had two modulars now where vehicles would have made perfect sense but were ignored, so I'm hoping that doesn't mean we won't get any more old cars in modulars!
    SumoLegoFizyxgmonkey76andhefy222
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    I'm pretty sure we'd all be moaning about the waste of parts on a vehicle.
    CymbelineFizyxBumblepantsgmonkey76legomentalandheiwybsoldtodd33superfunk
  • FizyxFizyx Member Posts: 1,358
    SumoLego said:
    I'm pretty sure we'd all be moaning about the waste of parts on a vehicle.

    Yeah, I think this is what killed it.  Downtown Diner had one, and while it fit really well, and I thought it was great, all the posts I saw were complaining about them using parts on the car instead of the building.  And then they had it in Corner Garage, and there was a lot of complaints about the floors feeling really empty... Then, at the start of this year they had the Vintage Car GWP that went really well with the Modular Building themes, and it was pretty well received.  So I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to just not do cars with the sets, but have separate sets like GWPs (and maybe some city sets later?) to fill the gap instead.
    PDelahantygmonkey76stluxiwybsMarshallmariosklambJern92
  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 819
    edited December 2021
    Agreed @Fizyx

    Modular add on vehicle sets would be great! GWPs sets are well done but can be hard to come by. Make a $12-$25 set that includes a classic automobile or 2 and the adults LEGO is “welcoming” will snap these up too!
    Fizyxgmonkey76560HeliportpxchrisiwybsMarshallmarioBrickchap
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