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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    The Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin thing went global and was covered more by the media and that sort of thing happens quite frequently. I know Lego tries to stay away from certain themes, but delaying release of this Modular because of the shootings would be overboard. With that kind if thinking, they would have to stop producing Barman sets and not have revealed Arkham Asylum. That's all I'm going to say about that as to not deviate from the discussion topic.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I'm really excited about it actually. I have the town plan, but this will be at a much grander scale.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    edited October 2012
    Folks, some times a cinema is just a cinema.
    People really look for too much meaning in things sometimes. Because if that really is the case then all batman sets with joker would need to be removed since the idiot that caused the Aurora tragedy was thinking he was the Joker.
    And to be honest if somehow someone was insensitive enough to put Joker in the cinema then so what? It is obvious that person either has really poor judgement or they have mental issues, so you are saying that a toy should not be made because someone has poor judgement or because something happened in history?
    Heaven forbid that if a kid did that and their parent saw it that they *gasp* have to actually talk to their child and explain why that is wrong with that and what happened was horrible and should never be portrayed as that.

    Now If a LEGO rep did that in a store display or in their catalog then yes, LEGO should not be doing that, but if some warped person is going to do that then they probably would do it even if LEGO did not make a cinema as last I checked you can build you own representation of a cinema in LEGO.


    but back on topic
    I like the cinema and plan to get it if it really is the next Mod.

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Everyone who plans to buy the next modular, no matter what it is, raise your hand...

    *raises hand*

    :)

    BTW, I just had an idea... A small tool shop, an old fashioned hardware store, the kind that you just don't find anymore (at least not in big cities). You could even have it split like Pet Shop, half of it could be a small hardware store, the other half could be a small post office.

    Thoughts?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167

    Everyone who plans to buy the next modular, no matter what it is, raise your hand...

    *raises hand*

    :)

    BTW, I just had an idea... A small tool shop, an old fashioned hardware store, the kind that you just don't find anymore (at least not in big cities). You could even have it split like Pet Shop, half of it could be a small hardware store, the other half could be a small post office.

    Thoughts?

    I like the idea of a hardware store, LEGO has produced enough tools that it should be able to be done, or a dry goods type store.
    Or a motorcycle shop would be nice as well.
  • martynmartyn Reading, UKMember Posts: 148
    How about a Leisure Centre for the next one? Swimming pool on the bottom floor with Reception, Dance Studio / Sports Court on floor 1 and a gym (weights / bikes / treadmills etc) on the top floor. May not fit in exactly in terms of look but could be 50's built swimming pool complex that has been modernised.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290

    Folks, some times a cinema is just a cinema.

    I agree, and I'm not suggesting people boycot it or even that consumers should associate the set with the tragedy. My remark wasn't about how it should be received, but whether or not LEGO would put a product in such a position considering they are very mindful of image. If the product was in development during or started shortly after the time the tragedy occurred, do you think it was dismissed by TLG as "just a cinema", or do you think they thought a little bit more about it?

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ To be honest, I had completely fogotten about the whole thing, until you brought it up.

    Not to be harsh, but it is old news, the world went "OMG how terrible", then moved on.

    My 2 cents.
    Legogeekjosecafeshikadimurphquake
  • AnthonyC173AnthonyC173 Member Posts: 101
    lego needs a modular school building, that way the minifigs could have more career paths instead of, policemen firemen and robber *lego cough city cough*
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    edited October 2012

    ^ To be honest, I had completely fogotten about the whole thing, until you brought it up.

    Not to be harsh, but it is old news, the world went "OMG how terrible", then moved on.

    My 2 cents.

    Agree. I didn't even make a connection when I first read "Aurora tragedy might shelve it for a while" - I first thought it was some failed LEGO project. Took a little further reading to figure it out, then I was like.... you gotta be kidding me, it's just a Cinema!

    I'll buy it. I look forward to seeing what TLG have in mind.
    Matthew
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    edited October 2012
    rocao said:

    Folks, some times a cinema is just a cinema.

    I agree, and I'm not suggesting people boycot it or even that consumers should associate the set with the tragedy. My remark wasn't about how it should be received, but whether or not LEGO would put a product in such a position considering they are very mindful of image. If the product was in development during or started shortly after the time the tragedy occurred, do you think it was dismissed by TLG as "just a cinema", or do you think they thought a little bit more about it?

    ^ To be honest, I had completely fogotten about the whole thing, until you brought it up.

    Not to be harsh, but it is old news, the world went "OMG how terrible", then moved on.

    My 2 cents.

    That is about my stance on this.

    I do not think LEGO worried about it for a couple of reasons:
    One: It will most likely not look like the theater that was involved with the actual event.

    Two: I'm guessing, it is just a guess, but this was a decision made some time ago before this tragedy occurred, which means that any special parts, or color were already in design.
    My guess is that they are probably now working on what set will be after the cinema (or even what is after THAT set).
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    edited October 2012

    lego needs a modular school building, that way the minifigs could have more career paths instead of, policemen firemen and robber *lego cough city cough*

    To be honest they should be doing a hardware or dry good store, motorcycle or even car shop Hospital etc etc. BUT you have to remember that LEGO, for the most part, is an 'action' toy.. Meaning that you rarely have a set now that does not show an action.
    A good example is the latest bank (and even the bank before it)
    The first bank 1490 was only a bank.. no robbers, just a money pick up guy.. as a result maybe that set did not sell so well because of it.. so they 'jazzed' it up with some cops for the subsequent sets.
    Now the mods are mostly exempt of this and I would like to see another set, like LFT said, that is like the Pet shop ie a shop and a house adjoining the building, so you can either break it up and move all the businesses together and have row houses, or change the configuration of building to business

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Adult doll houses for guys, who would have thought... :)
    The_MackUKtsumi
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    How about this. All you would have to do is add another floor.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    ^--- well you figure one level for the store, another for the storeroom and another for the living residence of the shopkeeper and family.
  • TownTown Member Posts: 68
    Here's to hoping it doesn't have a single tan piece. I skipped the Grand Bazaar, Fire House, and Town Hall...

    I wish they made more Town Plan type sets with a few smaller buildings instead of continuing the giantification of Lego. Still like the modulars though, in theory...
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    After looking at the video presentations for both Arkham Asylum and Horizon Express, I would bet that Astrid is the lead designer for the Palace Cinema. In the opening clips, she's the only remaining designer whose presentation has not yet been seen, and despite the change in the title of this thread, we all know it's more confirmation than rumour at this point that Palace Cinema is the next Modular.

    I trust Grogall implicitly.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Town said:

    Here's to hoping it doesn't have a single tan piece. I skipped the Grand Bazaar, Fire House, and Town Hall...

    I wish they made more Town Plan type sets with a few smaller buildings instead of continuing the giantification of Lego. Still like the modulars though, in theory...

    My grandfather used to have an O scale railroad. The trains that Lego produces are pretty much the same scale. His buildings in his layout were very close to the Modular Buildings scale. I don't think the buildings themselves are too big. They are complete on all 4 sides. The way they are meant to be if you were designing a "real" town/city layout.

  • MilesMiles Member Posts: 51

    ^ To be honest, I had completely fogotten about the whole thing, until you brought it up.

    Not to be harsh, but it is old news, the world went "OMG how terrible", then moved on.

    My 2 cents.

    I'm totally with you here. When the conversation first 'detoured', I was like Aurora? What? The model kit company? I don't consider myself insensitive, but that is like waaay old news.

    Obviously, I'd completely forgotten about it...
  • justb1justb1 Member Posts: 28
    Is it wrong for a 34 year old to be really excited about this. Love the modular buildings!! It was after seeing cafe corner in the Lego store at Disney World that got me back into to collecting Lego in a serious way. Now have all the modulars, a load of custom modulars and a few sets that I managed to get off Bricklink from my childhood days!! Am new to the Bricklink forums and love news like this that you see here. Must comment tho on why we are having discussions as to the appropriateness of Lego releasing a cinema as the next modular based on the recent shooting at the cinema in the USA. Although the event was tragic I'm sure that Lego havnt even given it a thought. A cinema will be a great addition to the modular series and I'm sure that was TLGs decision behind the release. TLG is a worldwide company and although we heard about the shootings here in the UK it was only brief! To be saying that Lego should base their releases around news events would mean we would prob never get anything released e.g plane crashes, train crashes to name a few!! Only saying as I think we should all just be enjoying the news not dwelling on past news events!!
    bricksan
  • bricksanbricksan Member Posts: 566
    ^ Spot on post, enough said :-)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I think the subject should have been squashed several comments back. I tried to steer it back on track, but to no avail.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    I guess another question would be about what the marque will look like? Will they resort to stickers? Or use printed parts or both? I know the Town Plan Cinema has stickers and relies on them heavily, but it does seem like the mods rely on them.
    so, if they do not use stickers, how will LEGO pull it off?

  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    edited October 2012
    My guess is that this will be the first modular to utilize stickers. That is unless they forgo the marquee (which would be wrong) and instead do something similar to Cafe Corner where the word "Cinema" or "Palace" is vertically done in brick.
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272

    I guess another question would be about what the marque will look like?

    SNOT construction using tile-plate letters perhaps?

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,811
    justb1 said:

    Is it wrong for a 34 year old to be really excited about this.

    Yes it is.

    In fact, youngsters such as yourself should not even be allowed to buy it. It should be their first 40+ set.
  • JasenJasen Member Posts: 283
    I hope it's not a corner I know a corner is needed but I think it would be better as a middle set, so to speak :)
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    We need an inverted corner building so that the modulars can have another stretch.
  • vader34mtvader34mt Member Posts: 88
    they should include small letter tiles so that you can spell out the names of movies that you would like to have playing in the cinema
    Town
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    ^ Now that is a simply splendid idea! I love it. Whatever they do I am positive they will not go with stickers.
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    This is one of my favorite theaters, would make a great modular.
    http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/6284/1308627744/large.jpg?1308627744
  • OakenmoldOakenmold Member Posts: 92
    I think they might use the building technique from GE for 'SHOP' or the numbers from FB or TH.
    Because if it is a Cinema they will have the iconic white boards with black lines going across so we can clip letters/numbers on it
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,167
    They really should have a marque though now, they do make 1x1 tiles with letters on them (at least I think they still do)
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    The new business card holder set has 1x1 tiles with letters and numbers.
    image
    LegogeekBuriedinBricksTownshikadi
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    ^That is a darn good observation.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    ^^Inverted colors maybe?
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    edited October 2012
    Penkid11 said:

    ^^Inverted colors maybe?

    Wouldn't have to be. Some marquees are white on black.

    image
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    sidersdd said:

    The new business card holder set has 1x1 tiles with letters and numbers.

    That's what I was thinking..... even if they only have a limited number of letters with the cinema, they could always sell a seperate "letter/alphabet accessory pack" so you could make your own titles. I'm really hoping they go this route.
  • GoonyGoony Member Posts: 5
    The main cinema in Copenhagen is called Palads, the danish word for palace. Maybe it is inspired by that building.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Palads_Copenhagen_1.jpg
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Seems a bit too modern of a building. That's not much in keeping with the architectural style of the Modular line. I'd guess more like an old-fashioned cinema.

    Something like this:
    image
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    ^Yes, Lego needs to make an "Action Theater" they must add cops to every set
  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    This isn´t rumour, evcerything from Grogall is 100% true.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    ^Ok. Thanks. ???
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    ^^Might want to mention that you're referring to the thread title.
  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    ^Yes, that is right :-).
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    I recognize that Grogall has an excellent track record of accuracy, but we won't label anything officially confirmed unless it comes directly from LEGO.
    LegogeekLegoFanTexasGrogallshikadiCCC
  • GrogallGrogall Munich, GermanyMember Posts: 159
    You can trust me! I have this info directly from Lego.
    LegoFanTexasSi_UKNZOndra
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ We do trust you, or at least I do... but until there is an official press release, TLG can change their mind... :)
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited October 2012
    ^ (Like your new avatar :) )

    (P.S, how come you cant flag your own posts as off-topic? :) )
    LegoFanTexas
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