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10246 Detective Agency

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  • JahcursJahcurs Member Posts: 40
    Just got back from the lego store VIP event, the windows did look printed!
  • joel4motionjoel4motion United KingdomMember Posts: 959
    Jahcurs said:

    Just got back from the lego store VIP event, the windows did look printed!

    Just seen it myself and thought the main window bottom left was a sticker. Probably wrong but a very good looking set regardless.

    Will be a day one purchase, I'd usually wait but I have 3 days off then so it'll give me something to do whilst I nurse my holiday hangover.
  • JahcursJahcurs Member Posts: 40



    Just seen it myself and thought the main window bottom left was a sticker. Probably wrong but a very good looking set regardless.

    Will be a day one purchase, I'd usually wait but I have 3 days off then so it'll give me something to do whilst I nurse my holiday hangover.

    To be honest the main reason I thought it was printed was the lack of tiny bubbles you get with window stickers. Though I was nursing a bad hangover myself this morning so I could just be seeing things!



  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    Judging by the date on the newspaper, Prohibition Era in the LEGO world was in 2011.
    zipsforbananasFollowsCloselyAdeelZubairandhejasor
  • dejavudejavu USAMember Posts: 235
    I love the storyline and now understand why the kitchen on the top floor. Could probably replace the stove with a tub, if I should want the story to be about bathtub gin. But in that case, it wouldn't be a detective who'd be on the watch for it, it'd be the Feds. You could almost do a Who Framed Roger Rabbit scenario, with the barrel holding "The Dip". Oh, tons of ideas for elaborations....
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,666
    If that is the helicarrier it reminds me of the WW2 aircraft carrier models that i used to see in hobby stores when I was little.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    I'm confused is it the Detective's Office or the Detective Agency?
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,682
    Dougout said:

    I'm confused is it the Detective's Office or the Detective Agency?

    Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office!
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80
    Well this has convinced me to start buying the modulars. Fantastic set. Just bought the Palace Cinema so this will have something to connect to when it's released (the Lego Store sucked me in with the pre-Brick Friday offer today). I have to say the cookies will be making their way over to my Christmas Village though, replaced by some "bottles"!
  • CalvCalv Central EnglandMember Posts: 895
    edited November 2014
    The official set title is Detective's Office. The title for this thread dates back from when we were all speculating about the set. Perhaps now it should be changed to match the correct set title.
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Thank you for the clarification, I was just confused because I keep reading DA. Every time I read DA I think district attorney.
    Andor
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    ^You know you spend too much time in the Lego world when your watching Law & Order or similar, they mention the DA and the first thing you think of is Diagon Alley. :p
    bobabricksDougoutLegoboydejavu
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    ^Haha, yea I merge RL with my Lego World too. Sometimes it's more fun that way.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    Lego included Market Street in the mini modular set so they consider it a modular set.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    mr_benn said:

    I had it confirmed that all the windows are printed, no stickers... happy days!

    Never been happier to be more wrong. Great news!
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    I've now seen the set in person and can confirm that the windows are printed. Really happy with the decision on that one.

    The set looks awesome, looking forward to building this one.
    brickupdateTXLegoguyAdeelZubairLegoKip
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,060
    Adzbadboy said:

    Dougout said:

    I'm confused is it the Detective's Office or the Detective Agency?

    Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office!
    Can someone please change the title of the thread to '10246 Detective Office'?





    zipsforbananas
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 819
    See, to me, DA stands for Dumbledore's Army...But when I see DO, I think Dojo...odd

    Either way, the building will be neat I think. Can't wait to MOD it.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    To me, it's a duck's ass haircut.
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    ^Agreed on Dumbledore's Army. When I see DO I think someone's giving me a motivational speech to get up and DO something.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Sigh... I think Al's Barber Shop is cooler...

    Who?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,060
    'DA' usually stands for the set #10217 Diagon Alley, at least as most in the forum refer to it as.
    So when you have people talking about how DA is coming out (especially when the set name is Detective Office) you are going to confuse people.
    Andor
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Call it Al's, bro! :p
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    I'll call it JOMMAIECL. Although its not very catchy.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Oo

  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    Anyways...

    So candy is prohibited in the Prohibition era Legoverse? I just got Santa's Workshop. Lots of cookies, mints, and candy canes in that set. Does that make Santa and Mrs. Claus criminals? Awesome!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,438
    If anything, Santa runs an illegal sweat shop.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Pitfall69 said:

    If anything, Santa runs an illegal sweat shop.

    They're not elves, they're deformed migrant worker children.
    Sombux
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,060
    [email protected] US has the #10246 Detective office up on the site. Available on Jan 1
    http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Detective-s-Office-10246?fromListing=listing
    klatu003
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    It's been up since at least Friday morning.
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    Well I've finally got into Cardiff and seen the set. It does look really good, but it's a real shame it's in the same display case as the new Slave I - that ship is so huge it makes the DO look tiny! And now I've seen Slave I close up I really want it too....
    AdeelZubairCapnRex101jasor
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    Stopped by the Lego store tonight to look around and they had put out the DO for sale so I bought it. It's open and on my dining table to build. It also comes with a loose instruction sheet handed out by an employee for applying or removing a film for the mirror.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    Opened and ready to build.
    BuriedinBricks
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    edited December 2014
    Sorry, this is the supplemental instruction sheet you get at the store sitting next to the instruction book for reference. The book by the way is a nice perfect bound style.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 836
    Ahhhhh can't wait to get mine!
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I can't wait to drive half an hour to the store on the 1st with a wicked hangover.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,828
    @oldtodd33‌, thanks for the heads up. Looks like I'll be keeping my money in my pocket tomorrow and waiting for the second batch to be released.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,438
    edited December 2014
    All I want to know is if there is a sausage in the box???
    LegoboyBrickarmor
  • zipsforbananaszipsforbananas WalesMember Posts: 250
    @oldtodd33‌ - that instruction looks more to me like you're just being told to take a protective film off the mirror piece rather than apply a transfer to it.
    So I would think, rather than it being not as good a piece as we'd thought (Jamie was unambiguous in the designer video, this is a mirrored piece), that the instructions just didn't factor in that TLG wanted to protect the piece in the box.

    If that's the case, the pieces are all correct, there's no actual error anywhere at all with the wrong piece or a missing step to make the mirror piece into a mirror when it isn't yet a mirror. If anything wouldn't the slight omission in the instructions make this first batch more collectible for it?

    Can you confirm that?
    brickupdate
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    edited December 2014
    ^ The employee told me that some people were getting confused as to what to do with the mirror piece so that's why they put out the additional sheet. I thought to myself that it just came out so how are people getting confused so early on.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,269
    ^ Employees, usability testers, people getting it early for review are probably the sources of people getting confused. They probably had enough comments on it that it was worth adding the page.
    madforLEGO
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    @oldtodd33 - can you post a picture of the mirrored piece, or confirm what @zipsforbananas is saying?
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    ^ I can confirm what he is saying and it makes sense that they put a film on the mirror to protect it during packing and shipping and shelf wear. It's just weird that people wouldn't know to peel it off and they had to include instructions to do so. That type of film comes on so many electronics these days it's hard to imagine people don't know what to do with it.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    @oldtodd33 You give humanity too much credit. I spend half my life dealing with people who fail to stop and think for five seconds about the logical answer to their questions, which are often staring them right in the face. LEGO sets are probably one of the few products in the world where a large number of users actually take time to read through all of the instructions.
    ModelMamabobabricks
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    ^ Maybe so. The ironic thing is with me any way is that I am not going to peel it off to protect it. You can't see it when the model is done and I don't play with them like a doll house so it will be fine not peeled.
  • NickF22NickF22 United KingdomMember Posts: 458
    "Do you apply your stickers" becomes "do you remove your protective film" :)
    BuriedinBricksAdeelZubairLegoboyzipsforbananasAanchir
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    NickF22 said:

    "Do you apply your stickers" becomes "do you remove your protective film" :)

    Becomes, "do you open your box?"
    BumblepantsAdeelZubairAanchir
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,438
    Playmobil puts that film over all of their mirrored pieces.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,682

    NickF22 said:

    "Do you apply your stickers" becomes "do you remove your protective film" :)

    Becomes, "do you open your box?"
    Heck if your not going open the box why bother purchasing it :D

    ModelMamaalexwilPenkid11zipsforbananas
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