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2017 Modular Building - "Celebrating Modular Buildings' 10th Anniversary!"

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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Well, those pictures confirm for me that the modular is just too small. I spent all my VIP points to grab one but it will be getting "super sized". The bakery/dentist will get about eight studs width (at least an extra row of windows), another level and reworked back for enclosed stairs. The blue building will get at least 8 studs to include another row of windows. Not sure at this time if I'm going to give it another floor or not. I might make one side or the other into a corner depending on how I work it into my layout. Stay tuned! 
    Legogramshikadikiki180703
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,022
    Adzbadboy said:
    @Adzbadboy
    what bookcase is that?
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    ecmo47 said:
    Well, those pictures confirm for me that the modular is just too small. I spent all my VIP points to grab one but it will be getting "super sized". The bakery/dentist will get about eight studs width (at least an extra row of windows), another level and reworked back for enclosed stairs. The blue building will get at least 8 studs to include another row of windows. Not sure at this time if I'm going to give it another floor or not. I might make one side or the other into a corner depending on how I work it into my layout. Stay tuned! 
    Indeed, it does look kinda small with my other modulars.



    The quick solution is getting 2 sets so you can instantly double the size of all the 3 buildings.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    Flanking with smaller buildings is the quick fix. I would like to see it displayed with the Detectives Office on the bakery side and the laundry mat / Brick Bank on the Cafe side. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Recce said:
    ecmo47 said:
    Well, those pictures confirm for me that the modular is just too small. I spent all my VIP points to grab one but it will be getting "super sized". The bakery/dentist will get about eight studs width (at least an extra row of windows), another level and reworked back for enclosed stairs. The blue building will get at least 8 studs to include another row of windows. Not sure at this time if I'm going to give it another floor or not. I might make one side or the other into a corner depending on how I work it into my layout. Stay tuned! 
    Indeed, it does look kinda small with my other modulars.



    The quick solution is getting 2 sets so you can instantly double the size of all the 3 buildings.
    That's the basic plan, but I'm going to re-work it in LDD first. Another thing I just noticed is that the florist shop just disappears into the back-ground when there is not a direct light on it. That building should be the bright color so you can see it under normal lighting circumstances. 

    One other impression. I was in Lyon, France last summer visiting family. This modular reminds me of the old section of town with it's 6ish story tall 15th century buildings and small court yards abounding. Very cool place to visit.  
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,890
    It looks really big and impressive to me! I'd agree that it needs some careful lighting or maybe swapped our colours for the florist, though, for display...
    xwingpilot
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    So far, no extra polybag (similar themed, I know the Batwing is free with a +$35 purchase) with this set, correct? The listing in Amazon includes #40140, but I'm guessing it's just from a specific seller and not Amazon (which still does not have it listed for sale by them).
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    Jang posted his review today:



    My favourite thing about this whole set is the AFOL apartment. Really nice touch :)
    tallblocktooAllBrickBrickfan50Omastar
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    edited January 2017
    Can we see the price of sand green 1xX bricks plummet because of AS?
    I for one would hope so, only 1x1, 1x1 with side stud, 1x2 and 1x4..... No 1x6 though :(.

    Just looked on BL... OK, they are cheap already.
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 380
    Jang posted his review today:



    My favourite thing about this whole set is the AFOL apartment. Really nice touch :)
    I really love the reviews from jang. When I can't sleep in the night I watch his videos. After that I still fail to fall asleep but at least I had a good time!
    josekalelMooreFXlegomentalcatwranglerOmastar
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    JANG Pointer

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  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    ^I noticed that! Very useful actually. 
  • GoodCoffeeJoeyGoodCoffeeJoey Member Posts: 82
    Jang posted his review today:



    My favourite thing about this whole set is the AFOL apartment. Really nice touch :)
    When I get this I'll have to mod out the micro-Market Street.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,022
    ^^ I noticed that too!
    if i had been drinking a drink at the time i would have done a spit-take.
    nice use of part's, do think he will upload a guide on how to make it?
    or even sale a PDF guide?
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    ^^ I noticed that too!
    if i had been drinking a drink at the time i would have done a spit-take.
    nice use of part's, do think he will upload a guide on how to make it?
    or even sale a PDF guide?
    I think the technic pin wasn't produced in red, maybe he's using non-Lego parts?
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,925

    Recce said:
    ^^ I noticed that too!
    if i had been drinking a drink at the time i would have done a spit-take.
    nice use of part's, do think he will upload a guide on how to make it?
    or even sale a PDF guide?
    I think the technic pin wasn't produced in red, maybe he's using non-Lego parts?
    Pretty sure it's a red flick missile! They've been in four sets: http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-4526119

    gmonkey76BlueTacoRecce
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,022
    Aanchir said:

    Recce said:
    ^^ I noticed that too!
    if i had been drinking a drink at the time i would have done a spit-take.
    nice use of part's, do think he will upload a guide on how to make it?
    or even sale a PDF guide?
    I think the technic pin wasn't produced in red, maybe he's using non-Lego parts?
    Pretty sure it's a red flick missile! They've been in four sets: http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-4526119

    my bet is he is using one from #75156
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    Aanchir said:

    Recce said:
    ^^ I noticed that too!
    if i had been drinking a drink at the time i would have done a spit-take.
    nice use of part's, do think he will upload a guide on how to make it?
    or even sale a PDF guide?
    I think the technic pin wasn't produced in red, maybe he's using non-Lego parts?
    Pretty sure it's a red flick missile! They've been in four sets: http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-4526119

    You're right! Looks like I've got a few of it too. 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I ginned this AS Blue Building in LDD. It's 6 studs wider and one story taller. More to follow.

    AllBrickcatwranglerdavetheoxygenmanstluxClutchPowerjosekalel
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Here is the back side. The red parts are placeholders for parts not available in LDD. I was surprised to find that the 2x2 turntable is not in LDD which is why I didn't re-create the 45 degree section.

    catwranglerdavetheoxygenmanClutchPowerjosekalel
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,558
    it is. maybe it appears as a 2x2 plate if the 2 components are the same color.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    edited January 2017
    @ecmo47 the classic 2x2 turntable? It is in there, you need to go into extended mode, it's in two parts like the rocker bearing & plate (rocking) 1x2, it's in the 28 group, the symbol looks like a string spool.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Thanks for the tip, guys. I did finally found it was a little frustrating that I cannot change it's color from red. Still odd that such an old part is not part of the "normal" LDD parts selection.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,925
    ecmo47 said:
    Thanks for the tip, guys. I did finally found it was a little frustrating that I cannot change it's color from red. Still odd that such an old part is not part of the "normal" LDD parts selection.
    You can change any brick to any color in extended mode. Just use the paint bucket tool.
    VorpalRyu
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    (face palm) I swear that function didn't work the first time I tried it. Thanks again.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,318
    ecmo47 said:
    (face palm) I swear that function didn't work the first time I tried it. Thanks again.
    There was a glitch that occurred at one point last year where the colour selection tool wouldn't work, mayhaps the first time you tried it when the glitch was active.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    edited January 2017
    Here is the Baker/Florist side. The Baker is 4 sides wider and obviously taller. The florist shop is 6 studs wider which leads to a couple problems that I haven't fully solved. One is the shelter roof made of buckets. I will have to make a Parisian Cafe style roof. The other is the trim above and below the hammers is made with the 1x8 extended slide rail. I cannot fill in the additional 6 stud length. Anyway, I like the overall look. These look like "real" building! Next steps is to scrub the parts lists and see what extra parts I will need not included in 2x10255.



      
    LegogramjosekalelstluxClutchPower
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
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  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    BumblepantsAanchir
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 7,064
    Look at Market Street with only half of itself in the main image capture. So that officially makes it 1/2 Real Modular and 1/2 notreallyamodular and now everyone can agree!
    MynattsnowhitieClutchPowerjosekalel
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,145
    Pleased to know, safely assume that is, thanks to this video, that the theme will continue!
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    The red MS looked so much better!
    RogerKirk
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 282
    I think I like the original Green Grocer better than the production model.
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 610
    I thought it was great to see the developmental process of these products. It is always very cool to see how the sets evolve and the stories behind the sets.

    I am so glad Fire Brigade came out as it is, the one in the back does not appeal to me.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    The video was great.  Sharing prototype set designs is extremely rare.  I grabbed some screen shots for anyone that wants to mod their sets to the "original" designs.

    We got the most shots of the original green grocer design, with an interesting story about how the first interior detail came to be.





    snowhitieRsa33catwranglerClutchPower
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Next was the Red Market Street.  Jamie clearly considers this a modular so to me that's pretty definitive! :)  There was a white version too, but there was no good shot and it looked like the details weren't really that interesting anyway.   I like the use of the octopus element!



    snowhitiebluedragonRsa33catwranglerClutchPowerklatu003
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    We also saw a facade only of the Fire Brigade, with the alternate 1934 date.


    gmonkey76Rsa33catwranglerClutchPower
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Last but not least, towards the end of the video, Jamie has arranged tons of bits on the table.  I wonder if there are any hints in here about the next modular.   Here are a couple that I thought were interesting...



    catwranglerCM4SClutchPower
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,361
    Bah, I still detest that set.
    gmonkey76VorpalRyuRsa33pharmjodClutchPowerPitfall69
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,558
    interesting how some of the details of parisian restaurant could already be seen in the prototype for green grocer.
    Rsa33
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 824
    The red Market Street is interesting, especially the dark green bottom and red upper. I had considered building it at one time, maybe I'll mix it up a bit this way. Although it doesn't fit into my LUGs "theme," so I'll likely never build Modulars again since none of my styled buildings fit into their theme.

    It is interesting to see prototype elements/designs make their way into other Modulars. It makes sense. there are only so many build styles. They don't show it in the video, but the instructions for CC also shows an alternate build which lends a design to the brownstone in Pet Shop.

    I like the old style Fire Brigade also. That would be interesting. And part of me has wanted to build only facades to decrease brick usage. That looks interesting.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    edited April 2017
    I've been hoping for a couple of things from LEGO in regard to Modulars.

    1) More streetscape vendors/scenes to work with a downtown setting (Flower Cart, Balloon Cart & Fountain promos were great - but only available for a very limited time)

    2) One free instructions download for an additional small modular (thinking a 16x32 baseplate size) that combines parts from the specific Creator sets launched that year. LEGO has a history of doing this on occasion and a nice way to celebrate 10 years.

    Bumblepantsstlux
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,925

    Sethro3 said:

    The red Market Street is interesting, especially the dark green bottom and red upper. I had considered building it at one time, maybe I'll mix it up a bit this way. Although it doesn't fit into my LUGs "theme," so I'll likely never build Modulars again since none of my styled buildings fit into their theme.

    It is interesting to see prototype elements/designs make their way into other Modulars. It makes sense. there are only so many build styles. They don't show it in the video, but the instructions for CC also shows an alternate build which lends a design to the brownstone in Pet Shop.

    I like the old style Fire Brigade also. That would be interesting. And part of me has wanted to build only facades to decrease brick usage. That looks interesting.


    On the subject of prototype elements of the modulars, the historical products section of the Creator Expert site has some cool behind-the-scenes details I found interesting:
    • The Cafe Corner's Dark Red roof and Transparent Red hotel sign were inspired by feedback from a LEGO fan during development
    • The Green Grocer was inspired by San Francisco houses and shops. Kinda makes all the whining about the Fire Brigade looking "too American" seem even sillier in hindsight.
    • The apartment in the Pet Shop set was originally going to be "more ‘peachy’ using a color normally used for minifigure flesh tones". I'm guessing they mean 18 Nougat (Flesh on BrickLink)? However, it was changed after it got "mixed responses internally". Alas!
    Lyichirchuckp
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923

    Briking said:

    The red MS looked so much better!


    I've done some colour variations based on the Market Street design.


    BillyBricks84Rsa33bluedragonMynattstluxClutchPowerpreverecatwrangler
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681

    prevere said:

    I've been hoping for a couple of things from LEGO in regard to Modulars.

    1) More streetscape vendors/scenes to work with a downtown setting (Flower Cart, Balloon Cart & Fountain promos were great - but only available for a very limited time)

    2) One free instructions download for an additional small modular (thinking a 16x32 baseplate size) that combines parts from the specific Creator sets launched that year. LEGO has a history of doing this on occasion and a nice way to celebrate 10 years.



    Like I mentioned the other day, there is a need for 16x32 modulars to be released along with the 32x32 modulars. I believe this will add variety and allow for different shops or housing buildings to be added to most or our growing towns. 

    It's also really interesting to see the prototypes and to see what type of designs were used and which were reused for other modulars. 
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923

    josekalel said:



    prevere said:


    I've been hoping for a couple of things from LEGO in regard to Modulars.

    1) More streetscape vendors/scenes to work with a downtown setting (Flower Cart, Balloon Cart & Fountain promos were great - but only available for a very limited time)

    2) One free instructions download for an additional small modular (thinking a 16x32 baseplate size) that combines parts from the specific Creator sets launched that year. LEGO has a history of doing this on occasion and a nice way to celebrate 10 years.





    Like I mentioned the other day, there is a need for 16x32 modulars to be released along with the 32x32 modulars. I believe this will add variety and allow for different shops or housing buildings to be added to most or our growing towns. 

    It's also really interesting to see the prototypes and to see what type of designs were used and which were reused for other modulars. 


    I certainly agree with you there. There is this huge gap between Creator buildings for $30-40 and the large Modular price point of $160+. Something in the $100 range would be great as a stepping stone.

    I get Assembly Square as a special 10th anniversary set, but what will the next one cost, $170 or $180 likely. That's getting to be a bit too much in my opinion.
  • nhyonenhyone Member Posts: 145
    ^ This can be easily solved. Just buy 2 Creator sets and combine them. :-D

    The 2nd wave of the 2017 Creator houses look good. Lego is on a roll here.
    mustang69
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 539
    edited April 2017


    nhyone said:


    ^ This can be easily solved. Just buy 2 Creator sets and combine them. :-D

    The 2nd wave of the 2017 Creator houses look good. Lego is on a roll here.




    I agree that they are on the right track but I'm not a fan of the facade look. At least for houses. I really wish they would go back to the complete house look, like

    #4954
    #6754
    #5891
    #4956

    I'd be willing to pay more for something like those.
    Mynattpreverethedingman5Uberbrick
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