Please refrain from posting animated GIFs, memes, joke videos and so on in discussions other than those in the off topic area.

Dismiss this message to confirm your acceptance of this additional forum term of use.

2018 Modular Rumours

1235717

Comments

  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    httpsimagesbricksetcomsetsAdditionalImages10246-110246_Back_15jpg
    ^
    It is evident judging from this picture that when you detach the pool-hall building with the detective's office on the first floor from the barbershop building, you do not need many if any extra bricks at all.
    The bricks present in the set probably will suffice. Moreover there are hardly any internal wall bricks here, and in so far as these bricks are now part of any internal walls, most of those will become part of the external wall without having to change all that much, even though you will still have to redesign plenty of other bits and pieces quite extensively in order to customize it all to your own liking.

    B.t.w. the PS set does not contain any internal wall either; each floor is pretty much a box with four exterior walls that carry the modular stackable construction.
    Next to that there is slightly more depth (from front to back) to the two PS buildings compared to the DO building. DO has lengthwise 10 studs exposed behind the blue building, and six and eight studs in length of bare baseplate exposed behind the pool-hall, and more pavement in front of the building. So the PS set buildings have more interior space, have a bigger 'footprint' on the baseplates, and all that with less bricks.
    Ooh, and one more thing, contrary to what you wrote the reddish brown family house building from the PS set does contain furniture, and a lavatory (though without a sink), so it is not entirely empty as you claimed.
    Paperballpark, dude are you out of your league?   ;-P  

    ps.
    Addendum: correction; DO does also contain two staircase elements just like PS.

    pps.
    Now I really want to know what the next modular building for 2018 will be!
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    People seem to forget the house with the Pet Shop was virtually empty as it was supposed to be being refurbished/redecorated.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,029
    I see it as there is the Pet Shop but then there is also the idea of two separate buildings just not necessarily side by side.  Yes it creates an additional wall but that wall can be made up of several 1x6 bricks and smaller - an overall small price on a modular. I would like to see more of this style which is interchangeable.  Perhaps if the next release were two smaller builds it would be fitting.
    TheBigLegoskimadforLEGO
  • dutchlegofan50dutchlegofan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 183
    TheBigLegoski said: I just like the idea of another 2 building modular. 

    Yes, it would also make it more easy to set up a nice city layout that has more variation than can be achieved by simply lining up all 32-width modulars. 
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,245
    edited October 2017
    Said it before, but would love another set like Pet Shop with two buildings and a small shop. It also solves the problem for LEGO if they do not want to make a large shop, maybe a small butcher (or other such small) shop with living space above, and another townhouse type building. Id say a Hardware shop would fit, but I think LEGO has enough tools and things like lawnmower models to justify a large store floor print for that
    gmonkey76snowhitie
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,413
    edited October 2017
    My wallet might hate me, but I wouldn't mind getting two modules a year. A regular 32x32 modular in January, and a half 16x32 modular in june/july. 
    sid3windrMynattRoobot
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,331
    ^ While that would be lovely, my wallet AND my city real estate space would both hate that.
    gmonkey76madforLEGOM_BossMynatt
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    @Paperballpark and @TheBigLegoski, you both make fairly compelling arguments.  I've enjoyed reading this debate.

    Although, both the Pet Shop and Detective Office are similar in size, I feel like there is much more detail with DO.  Modulars can't really have detail on any exterior walls except the front (unless it's a corner) because of how they are intended to be displayed.  Splitting DO into two buildings that can't be separated allows for much more detail in the middle.  However, it does seem to be a bit smaller than the Pet Shop, space-wise.

    I do feel having two walls in the middle of the Pet Shop is somewhat of a waste.  I really don't like the smaller rooms that make up the Pet Shop, Detective Office, and Assembly Square.  I prefer the larger rooms inside Palace Cinema, Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium, and the Town Hall.  Either way is fine for me though.  I really only display the buildings and don't remove the sections to view and play with.  Split modulars wouldn't disappoint me, but if we do get one I hope it is bigger than the Pet Shop.  It seems like the designers are pressured to make modulars with extensive detail viewable from the outside and we won't get more buildings that can be split apart because of this reason.
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 167
    Throwing in my vote for another pair of 16x32 modulars.  I'm constantly shifting around and reorganizing the streetscape, just because I enjoy the variety.  That's my version of "playing" with the modular lineup.  A couple more 16x32s would be great as far as flexibility is concerned.

    Looking forward to this announcement and the upcoming holiday season so I can get some time off work to develop my 31050, 31065, and 70912 MOD/MOCs
    madforLEGOsnowhitie
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I am also voting for a pair of 16x32s.  I love having the ability to break up the PS and put them in-between the other 32x32 modulars to allow for frequent re-arrangement of the street-scape.
  • kbwkbw NCMember Posts: 383
    Any rumors on announcement date?
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    The price of modulars has risen from $150 to $160 and then to $170 for the Brick Bank (excluding Assembly Square because that was an anniversary set).  I think the price increase is almost necessary to get the right amount of play, room, and detail that I think a modular should have.  Brick Bank to me seems to have got it just right.

    What price tag do people expect the new modular to have?
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 124
    edited October 2017
    PapaBear said:
    I would be super surprised if it's not a corner considering we've had 4 years now without one.  What I REALLY want to see is some sort of deli or apartment building or hotel that could be designed as an inward corner so I can line the modulars along the walls of a room.
    Inward corner is a great idea,it is kinda just what I need for my layout and I have been thinking about this as well. It seems difficult to make,inward corners are not the common irl (at least not where I live). It would also have to be a very big set in the end with a really large room inside and still a rather small outside,just to be able to line it up nicely. Don't think this will ever happen. Best you can do is use a corner building in the corner and then 2 corner buildings on both sides and then work outwards from there with terraced buildings. Ninjago city or even something like tower of orthanc is good for this.
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 124

    maybe a city mansion would be nice. There is not enough living space in general in modular city,they all have to commute from the regular city sub urbs.

    would not mind a remake of café corner,if updated with interior. 2 buildings like petshop I do like,as long as the first and 2nd floor are not filled with functions that make little sense like assembly square. My favorit for that would probably be something like a bookstore and then 2 apartments above for 1 building and a coffee shop/fast food shop with 2 apartments above in the other one.

    Not a fan of a butcher and I seriously doubt lego would ever make a butcher set. School I am not a fan of either,museum would be nice as a 32x32 set

  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    PapaBear said:


    What price tag do people expect the new modular to have?
    I'd bet on $180.00.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 709
    I think it's really odd we haven't heard a single peep by now. Assembly Square was announced like October 15th or so... And normally leaks appear before the official announcement. Perhaps it's time to entertain the idea that there might not be one released on 2018, or at least on January 1st (perhaps it will be delayed a few months).
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    They need the production capacity for #75192
    Lego_Star
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    ecmo47 said:
    PapaBear said:


    What price tag do people expect the new modular to have?
    I'd bet on $180.00.
    I bet that too.  Hoping for a set as big as Town Hall

    I think it's really odd we haven't heard a single peep by now. Assembly Square was announced like October 15th or so... And normally leaks appear before the official announcement. Perhaps it's time to entertain the idea that there might not be one released on 2018, or at least on January 1st (perhaps it will be delayed a few months).
    What?  Nooooooooo
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    I think it's really odd we haven't heard a single peep by now. Assembly Square was announced like October 15th or so... And normally leaks appear before the official announcement. Perhaps it's time to entertain the idea that there might not be one released on 2018, or at least on January 1st (perhaps it will be delayed a few months).

    But Detective's Office was announced mid-November. I think its a bit early to be spreading doom and gloom!
    myscrnnm
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    Prize* for the first person to build a viable modular building out of the parts in #75192 (plus a baseplate).


    *maybe.
    catwranglersnowhitie
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,085
    PapaBear said:

    I bet that too.  Hoping for a set as big as Town Hall.

    Since the AS was "big", I'd guess that Lego would go back to "normal" size. I hope that they break the "2 for 1" pattern (DO and barber shop, Bank and Laundry) and concentrate on a single, detailed building.  A service station (with a couple vehicles like a tow truck and a sedan or roadster) would be a nice addition. It could be something inspired by the vintage sets that had the HO scale cars in them.
    BumblepantsPapaBear
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 709
    I think it's really odd we haven't heard a single peep by now. Assembly Square was announced like October 15th or so... And normally leaks appear before the official announcement. Perhaps it's time to entertain the idea that there might not be one released on 2018, or at least on January 1st (perhaps it will be delayed a few months).

    But Detective's Office was announced mid-November. I think its a bit early to be spreading doom and gloom!
    Ok, forgot about that. I wasn't collecting modulars then - not for lack of wanting though!

    I was thinking that perhaps Lego let Ninjago City kind of fill that position this year (and I know it's not a modular, just modular-compatible), and 2017 has been a year for largr releases. But I still hope for a modular. 
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 663
    ^Suspect TLG are waiting for the UCS Falcon hype to die down a little before they announce another large set. 
    catwrangler
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,331
    ^^ As the announced modular would be for 2018 I don't see a conflict with large 2017 sets ;-)
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 216
    edited October 2017
    ^ Too late, they've already announced this 3,444 piece set for release later this month.

    With Ninjago City, the Millennium Falcon, the Joker Manor, the GB Firehouse and Assembly Square still on the shelves at the end of this year, will they put back any modular for a few months and release something in their first quarter of 2018 to help with sales then?
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 663
    ^Given that the announcement of the Joker Manor got lost a little (IMO) in the hype surrounding the MF hype, my previous post may not be too far off.

    Announcing another big set when TLG are struggling to get larger sets like the MF and the Saturn V actually in stock might also raise a few eyebrows.

    Is there any history of releasing a big set with little or no prior announcement?  Guessing in this day and age that might be a bit difficult as it's bound to get leaked in advance.
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 564
    edited October 2017
    Make what you will of this but there is some discussion going on about an image that has surfaced on reddit/facebook. 

    https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/78fu6n/there_appears_to_be_an_image_tease_of_the_2018/?st=J95RA70Z&sh=64324af0

    If it isn’t fake, could be looking at a March release of some kind of creator set.

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    As a spoiler for others, the image is a computer-generated picture of a blank box, with the LEGO logo and 'Creator' written on it. Set number #10256, launching March. Described as 'Creator Expert'

    Given the set number, I'm tempted to think that it's a cancelled set which would have been due THIS March.
    sid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,331
    #10256 was (as Brickset also links) thought to be the set number for the Carousel which turned out to be #10257. So I'm fully on the "cancelled set" train and this will not be the new modular.

    Image as linked also says 2016...
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    sid3windr said:
    Image as linked also says 2016...
    Did it? I couldn't see a date anywhere.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,902
    edited October 2017
    sid3windr said:
    Image as linked also says 2016...
    Did it? I couldn't see a date anywhere.
    It appears  to say 2016 on the confidential stamp in the middle of the box although it's very blurry and could say 2018.
    stluxsid3windr
  • schlaftierschlaftier GermanyMember Posts: 1
    A little bird told me that there will be an other modular building befor 2018...

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    ^^ Oh I seeeee! Yes, deffo says 2016.

    ^ whatever.
    CaptainRogersCM4Ssid3windr
  • prettybigguyprettybigguy Bellevue, WA USAMember Posts: 17
    I like the idea of a modular redesign of 6390 Main Street. With that we'd get a mechanic's shop, and a hotel that is under construction (and a popcorn stand of course!). The hotel would have to be pretty small to fit a 16x32 baseplate, so maybe they could release another brownstone type building that is being constructed.
    sid3windrLittleLori
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 564
    I like the idea of a modular redesign of 6390 Main Street. With that we'd get a mechanic's shop, and a hotel that is under construction (and a popcorn stand of course!). The hotel would have to be pretty small to fit a 16x32 baseplate, so maybe they could release another brownstone type building that is being constructed.
    In the regard to a mechanic shop, I think it would be cool to receive more of the old style cars. I am in no way a fan of the car in the Palace Cinema but I do really enjoy the design of the fire truck in the Fire Brigade. Beyond doing MOCs, the sets that comes to mind that fits the style/scale would be #10200 and #7682. Would be cool to see some more vehicles. 
    sid3windr
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,280
    bandit778 said:
    sid3windr said:
    Image as linked also says 2016...
    Did it? I couldn't see a date anywhere.
    It appears  to say 2016 on the confidential stamp in the middle of the box although it's very blurry and could say 2018.
    No it says 2016

    It was probably meant to be released in 2016
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    CM4S said:
    bandit778 said:
    sid3windr said:
    Image as linked also says 2016...
    Did it? I couldn't see a date anywhere.
    It appears  to say 2016 on the confidential stamp in the middle of the box although it's very blurry and could say 2018.
    No it says 2016

    It was probably meant to be released in 2016
    >mystery set meant to be released in 2016
    >mystery set number very close to the Carousel's
    >TLG didn't release a fairground set in 2016

    :thinking_emoji:
    CM4S
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,280
    Ayliffe said:
    CM4S said:
    bandit778 said:
    sid3windr said:
    Image as linked also says 2016...
    Did it? I couldn't see a date anywhere.
    It appears  to say 2016 on the confidential stamp in the middle of the box although it's very blurry and could say 2018.
    No it says 2016

    It was probably meant to be released in 2016
    >mystery set meant to be released in 2016
    >mystery set number very close to the Carousel's
    >TLG didn't release a fairground set in 2016

    :thinking_emoji:
    All prelims have the year before release on their watermark so this was definitely meant to come out last year (but it has the 2018 CREATOR logo) 
    sid3windr
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,245
    Anything for March of 18 would likely be another fairground set, maybe the roller coaster?
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    Anything for March of 18 would likely be another fairground set, maybe the roller coaster?
    Possibly, using the new parts used in Jokers Mansion/Funland from the Batman Movie range. How it would be powered up the incline remains to be seen...
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,294
    Probably not likely, but I'd love to see a modular "under construction" set like the Ideas submission that was rejected.
    gmonkey76
  • youtube_blockheadyoutube_blockhead yorkshire Member Posts: 49
    Pmh said:
    PapaBear said:
    I would be super surprised if it's not a corner considering we've had 4 years now without one.  What I REALLY want to see is some sort of deli or apartment building or hotel that could be designed as an inward corner so I can line the modulars along the walls of a room.
    Inward corner is a great idea,it is kinda just what I need for my layout and I have been thinking about this as well. It seems difficult to make,inward corners are not the common irl (at least not where I live). It would also have to be a very big set in the end with a really large room inside and still a rather small outside,just to be able to line it up nicely. Don't think this will ever happen. Best you can do is use a corner building in the corner and then 2 corner buildings on both sides and then work outwards from there with terraced buildings. Ninjago city or even something like tower of orthanc is good for this.
     not to be difficult but brick bank was a corner building and you could say assembly square had two inverted corners. would be interesting to see a genuine inward corner like pmh suggests,
    im going to sound boring but id like to see a train station although i cant see this happening in 32x32 layout
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 537
    edited November 2017
    still no rumours about what it's going to be and a recent reveal for the Taj Mahal, makes me wonder how long it will be before we finally hear about the new Modular (if there is going to be one...)
    CM4S
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,422
    Didn't everyone hear? They are considering the Taj Mahal as the 2018 Modular. It fits right in between Palace Cinema and Detective's Office. 
    wardm
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    Maybe Ninjago City is this year's modular? Nah! That cannot be, right?!
    B.t.w. What is the next re-release? One of the older modulars such as Grand Emporium, or Fire Brigade!?
    I completely fail to see the appeal of the Taj Mahal (never did & still don't), but I would not mind either of both mentioned modulars (GE & FB) being re-released. Or the Green Grocer for that matter, perhaps with a few updates/improvements.
    Perhaps there won't be a new modular this year. TLG is releasing a crazy amount of new sets this year, which keeps increasing every year it seems.
    ps.
    Any way, I still stand by my wish expressed earlier here on this thread for another set like the Pet-shop with two separate buildings on 16X32 plates. Give us a butcher-shop TLG!
    pps.
    Still need to get hold of the brick bank modular too. Too many sets on my wish-list etc.
    CM4Syoutube_blockhead
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,331
    ^ This year's modular is Assembly Square. ;-)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,788
    If anything, the fact that LEGO is still announcing sets for this year should make it less of a surprise that we haven’t heard about next year’s modular. No point in worrying that there might not be one.
    CM4SLyichirstluxsid3windrwardmcatwrangler
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,288
    @sid3windr ;   
    Dooh! Indeed you are right, though it was already released November last year (2016).
    What was I thinking?
    @Aanchir ;  
    Well, suppose they don't release another one next year, in a sense that will be a worry less too.  ;-)
    Basta
Sign In or Register to comment.
Recent discussions Categories Privacy Policy