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2014 Modular Building (Parisian Restaurant)

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  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    So, minidolls are more prone to needing waste removal than minifigs...got it.
  • T_LarsT_Lars USAMember Posts: 104
    Basta said:

    Wonder If they would release just an apartment/house, like a NY brown stone or classic San Fran Victorian Row House or would that be too boring for TLG. Will the Modulars always have to have some form of commercial goings on?

    I always thought it would've been nice if they released the pet shop and the brownstone as separate sets, so you could have a block of townhomes without also ending up with a block of pet shops somewhere in your town.

  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    T_Lars said:

    Basta said:

    Wonder If they would release just an apartment/house, like a NY brown stone or classic San Fran Victorian Row House or would that be too boring for TLG. Will the Modulars always have to have some form of commercial goings on?

    I always thought it would've been nice if they released the pet shop and the brownstone as separate sets, so you could have a block of townhomes without also ending up with a block of pet shops somewhere in your town.

    I've actually contemplated buying multiple #10218 sets and keeping the house portion and selling off the Pet shop portion.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    If you go into the Pet Shop's house, and use the brick-built toilet, what are you?

    European, of course.
    jasor
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,706
    Poisso3 said:

    It's actually easy enought to just build a toilet instead of waiting on Lego to make one...

    The Friends "Summer Riding Camp" #3185 has instructions for the best Lego toilet I have seen. Even has a lid that goes up and down...which is better than the one in Olivia's House or the Heartland City Pool #41008.

    Note I said toilet block, not toilet. Bu yes, it is nearly always quicker to MOC anything than wait for lego to make it. My town does actually have a rather utilitarian grey toilet block. With doors on the stalls for minifig privacy!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    You wrote toliet block, but most Americans think of "toilet blocks" as those little cakes that keep the urinals fresh.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,706
    Ah, that would be too much detail!
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    tensor said:

    You wrote toliet block, but most Americans think of "toilet blocks" as those little cakes that keep the urinals fresh.

    Do we? I just call them 'urinal cakes'...
    FollowsClosely
  • Wil348Wil348 Member Posts: 240
    This looks absolutely beautiful! I've been collecting the modulars since Fire Brigade and this has to be one of my favourites so far!

    And would you look out that, it will be out just before my birthday. I'm heading to the Shepherd's Bush store then, so I will definitely be picking this up without question.

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,700
    y2josh said:

    tensor said:

    You wrote toliet block, but most Americans think of "toilet blocks" as those little cakes that keep the urinals fresh.

    Do we? I just call them 'urinal cakes'...
    Yum! Citrus flavour?
  • BRCBRC Member Posts: 125
    I've got to buy this, it looks awesome.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited October 2013
    y2josh said:

    tensor said:

    You wrote toliet block, but most Americans think of "toilet blocks" as those little cakes that keep the urinals fresh.

    Do we? I just call them 'urinal cakes'...
    Yeah, just trying to relate. It took me a while to understand the whole "lorry" thing when I first heard it long ago.
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    tensor said:

    Yeah, just trying to relate. It took me a while to understand the whole "lorry" thing when I first heard it long ago.

    Reminds me of the time we had a guy over from Texas to the UK to do some IT training, drove up to Yorkshire from Heathrow that morning and arrived a bit late then said to us at the start of the training "Hi guys, sorry I'm late, traffic was bad, the radio said a lorry overturned. I have no idea what that is but it sounds nasty". Needless to say, we were amused.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,777
    Found it, the Lego Twitter account says Jan 14: "Découvrez le 10243 Restaurant Parisien. La dernière nouveauté des ensembles modulaires LEGO. Disponible en Janvier 14". So that puts the 2 week VIP early option at Jan. 1st.
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 792

    Found it, the Lego Twitter account says Jan 14: "Découvrez le 10243 Restaurant Parisien. La dernière nouveauté des ensembles modulaires LEGO. Disponible en Janvier 14". So that puts the 2 week VIP early option at Jan. 1st.

    Yeah, just seen that. That puts less pressure on me trying to get it near and around Xmas.
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    [email protected] (uk) is showing available 1 jan 2014 so VIP may still be earlier than that?
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 792
    Maybe they mean January 2014 in the tweet. Still, after Xmas for me.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,777
    ^That is true, I didn't think of that. I would expect them to type '14 though if that were the case. But it was Twitter after all so who knows.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,519
    Little input from a linguist here: if they meant January 14th, I think that they would've used the preposition "au" rather than "en", which suggests some time in the month of January to me, and the 14 would be before the "janvier" too.
    A French native such as @Supersympa would be able to confirm this though - qu'est-ce que tu penses, Eric? :-)
    caperberrymurphquake
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71
    I just put together the cinema and I thought of something that I don't think anyone (excuse me if someone did), but there won't be any cool sign build on this one. All the other current Modular buildings have a cool mini-build sign, the shop sign on GE, dates on FB and TH, cinema sign on PC and Pets on PS. I really like building those and seeing them develop into something you didn't expect.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    GG didn't have a sign...
  • legoleppylegoleppy MarylandMember Posts: 71

    GG didn't have a sign...

    ...I did say current, but ok from FB on,

  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    $249.99 price tag for Australia (It's listed on [email protected]), a little steeper than expected, especial after the Palace Cinema was only $199.99, I was thinking $219.99 would have been about right.

    It's listed as "Coming Soon on 1 Jan 2014" so VIP early access could be a couple of weeks before that, although with the normal delivery times it would be unlikely to get to us before Christmas.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    That tweet was in French, right? So basically, the Parisian Restaurant will be released in France on French timing - 14 days later than the Rest of the World.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    edited October 2013
    Seriously speaking, for all the well-deserved praise that has been given to the Parisian Restaurant, there's one big factor that I've been stewing over since its introduction and despite the time afforded to try to adjust my eye, I can't get over my initial impression: that olive colour is a bizarre choice.

    Olive suggests military, tanks, fatigues, camouflage, war games. It's an urban colour, industrial, drab. The cliche is that Parisian restaurants are romantic, warm, budding lovenests. The storyline where the LEGO guy is making his marriage proposal is pretty much in keeping with the ambiance that is a Parisian restaurant, but why is he kneeling in a vomit coloured building?

    I understand why Jamie picked this colour. What a treasure trove of rare olive in so many sizes of bricks. The gesture is very, very generous.

    Thing is, I see these buidlings everyday. I have never seen an olive building, nor is my cliched image of a Parisian building an olive one. Most are light grey, stone, tan. Those colours are boring in LEGO world. Okay, how about sand blue, sand red, or better yet, the light yellow of Friend's Heartlake High? But wait that also has a dark blue roof, would light yellow have been too repetitive a choice? I dunno.

    It's a beautiful building. I'm just gonna switch my girl's Heartlake High to olive. School= drab.
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    I think the key is to have a unique color to each building. There are other colors that could've worked, but there will always be a gripe had with any choice made by TLG. And to equate olive with vomit is kind of weird. Did you dislike the brownstone being brown?
    Lootefisk
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    I sure hope that bright light yellow will turn up in a modular soon. Unfortunately part variety in this colour is quite limited in the Friends school set and altogether as well. It is a great and very realistic colour for use on buildings.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    I actually came across a Parisian-style cafe that is olive green: http://moonmoccasins.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/a-long-walk-to-mr-dickens-house/

    The Coco Momo in London: http://moonmoccasins.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cimg8359.jpg
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    the french tweet "Disponible en Janvier 14" means 'Available in January 2014'.

    If it were January 14th, it would have been 'Disponible le 14 Janvier'.
    Aanchirmurphquake
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    edited October 2013
    @pillpod, the Pet Shop's brownstone is brown, as it should be. Therefore, in the same vein, why is the Parisian Restaurant not tan or light grey, as the Haussmann-type architecture that predominates Paris would suggest?

    Colouring the Parisian restaurant olive green is like colouring the classic American barn light blue instead of red, or Cinderella's castle purple. For me, it's a bit of a disconnect.

    Paris's skyline is pretty much caught in a time capsule. It has not changed much since Haussmann (died 1891) dictated that all buildings be only of a certain height, colour, style, etc. While London has been more experimental in shaking up its cityscape, Paris's uniformity, while great for selling postcards, can be stifling. You've got a couple of rogue places: Georges Pompidou Centre, La Defense (on the periphery), the black monolith of Tour de la Montparnasse, but nothing to shake the implaccable cliched image that brings droves of tourists to Paris. It will be interesting to see what city planners do with a revamped Les Halles.

    That said, the roof of the Parisian Restaurant is a master stroke. It screams Paris, in its line, shape, and baroque detailing. It's not a French mansard roof - the Pet Shop's pet store roof is more representative - but it sure is a beauty.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    I'm assuming by your posts you probably live in Paris, or at least have done. From someone who considers themselves reasonably well travelled and has been to Paris several times I don't really associate their building to be of a certain colour. Olive green just looks like a nice colour choice to me. It might look wrong to someone who is familiar with Paris but to the average person elsewhere in the world I doubt they'd notice.

    On the other hand I do consider an American barn to be red ;-)
  • LeonCLeonC United KingdomMember Posts: 364
    Not really a 'barn', but quite nice in light blue :-)

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  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    IMO there's nothing wrong with the color of the Parisian Restaurant.

    Just because it's Parisian doesn't mean it's in Paris.

    I think the Modular buildings are for a LEGO universe, not a human one. The LEGO town I'm building isn't in New York or London or Paris... it's in Legoville and the minifigs that live there are an eclectic bunch of characters form all corners of the Legoverse - where there are green Parisian Restaurants and blue barns.
    jeremy1973binaryeyeT_LarsFollowsCloselyklatu003woodpilepharmjod
  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 GBMember Posts: 71
    Legogeek said:

    IMO there's nothing wrong with the color of the Parisian Restaurant.

    Just because it's Parisian doesn't mean it's in Paris.

    I think the Modular buildings are for a LEGO universe, not a human one. The LEGO town I'm building isn't in New York or London or Paris... it's in Legoville and the minifigs that live there are an eclectic bunch of characters form all corners of the Legoverse - where there are green Parisian Restaurants and blue barns.

    What you said!!! I couldn't have put it better! As far as I'm concerned, I'm looking forward to it coming out.

    Legogeek
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,059
    Exactly @GreenArrow57. Thats what TLG is all about and I think wants us to envision on our own. IMO the Parisian Restaurant is a succint addition, with incredible detailing, to the modular line. A far improvement from the pattern/trend we were beginning to see. Easily a set that I pick up two of; one for a nice build the other to put on ice.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    yes @Legogeek, very well said
  • SchwallexSchwallex Member Posts: 121
    Still, my money was on bright light yellow. Right here in this very thread. Eating my words now.

    Mmmmmhhh... words...
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
    So what is the second mod building coming out in 2014? Someone posted on here asking if we wanted to know but I never seen an answer.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    ^ No-one knows yet. Indeed it's not actually been confirmed that there will be a second one in 2014.
  • jdylakjdylak Member Posts: 281
    Grogall said:

    Well I really like the set! This year we will actually be able to buy two modulars :) since I know this will be a VIP early release. It's a little on the short side though!?

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    So you want to know what the next modular is?

    Oh, I was going by this post. Figured he is good for everything and just assumed another was being released later in the year.

  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    My gut says a Police precinct, FB will go and be replaced by a PP. I suspect LEGO managers would start feeling ill if they didn't have an emergency services modular at any time now. It might even be a corner (which would help it not look just like another FB).
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    ^^ I'd say you are probably misunderstanding Grogall's post. He said that we'd be able to buy two modulars 'this' year. That's Palace Cinema + the Parisian Restaurant (with the early VIP access) for 2013, I think.

    On the other hand the sooner than usual release of 2014's modular might indeed mean that there will be another one coming out in the 2nd half of 2014.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    LeonC said:

    Not really a 'barn', but quite nice in light blue :-)

    image

    The ice creams pretty tasty too!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    @Hardrada There's a few posts up above that suggest, based on the release schedule of modulars, that another one should sneak in before the end of year if the PR is released January time.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,328
    Knowing LEGO it will be another fire station...lol
    CircleK
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    I'll say a Post Office or other Government/Administrative building.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 748
    Bank please. That gives the robbers somewhere to go, which means we'd get the PP in 2014 :-)
    Yellowcastle
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,421
    ^ are you wanting 3 modulars in 2014?!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,700
    I'll answer that. YES.
    fitzyfitz
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,059
    I am seriously stumped. I could imagine something far fetched like a museum or maybe even a school of some sort. The obvious choice would be a police station but perhaps we should throw a hospital in the mix too?
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