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2018 Modular Rumours

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  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Only the previous 4 modulars were released on January 1st.  Prior to that, some came out in March, May, September and October.  I wouldn't be that surprised if they pushed back the date to allow production for more UCS MF's and the "new" Taj Mahal.
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    ^ perhaps they did...but that would be dumb in my opinion as there is much more demand (and therefore profit) to be had with a new modular in volume sales than either of those.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    Without having the numbers in front of me, something tells me both the UCS MF and the re-released Taj Mahal each have greater profit margins than a new modular would.  A new modular would have a substantial overhead cost for design and development.  The Taj Mahal, being a straight re-release, would therefore make more profit per unit sold. 

    With the price of the UCS MF, even with the "Disney tax", I wouldn't be surprised if each MF sold was like selling 5 modulars.  There's no reason LEGO wouldn't prioritize those two sets over a new modular and push back the release to March - the modular series fan base will still buy it and they likely wouldn't lose much in sales.

  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 417
    Maybe they won't release any information on the new modular until 2018 because it is an actual Lego retail store modular for the 60th anniversary.........
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    PapaBear said:
    Maybe they won't release any information on the new modular until 2018 because it is an actual Lego retail store modular for the 60th anniversary.........
    That would be awesome!
    sid3windrBrickByBrickMuftak1
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,475
    emilewski said:
    ^ perhaps they did...but that would be dumb in my opinion as there is much more demand (and therefore profit) to be had with a new modular in volume sales than either of those.
    I doubt it makes much difference whether they make that extra bit of money when modulars are released in January or March.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183
    I don’t know about you but I can wait a little longer. I still have yet to build Assembly Square and haven’t bought Ninjago City.
    gmonkey76koshkasid3windrMattDawsonkiki180703
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,205
    I can beat you there @vwong19 !

    I haven't build brick bank and haven't even bought Ninjago City or Assembly Square...
    vwong19davetheoxygenman
  • spicypigspicypig GlasgowMember Posts: 240
    My friend told me the "hint" looks like a joke. He saw the picture. He told me the type of the new building has already appeared in the previous sets, which means not a police station and not a train station... No further details.... 
    I guess it wont be cinema/bank/town hall. Maybe a grocer/a cafe/a restaurant?
    He is not allowed to go further. I tried...sorry...
  • scottwb2010scottwb2010 ScotlandMember Posts: 239
    spicypig said:
    My friend told me the "hint" looks like a joke. He saw the picture. He told me the type of the new building has already appeared in the previous sets, which means not a police station and not a train station... No further details.... 
    I guess it wont be cinema/bank/town hall. Maybe a grocer/a cafe/a restaurant?
    He is not allowed to go further. I tried...sorry...
    So could it be less of a ‘new building’ per say, but more of the ‘new modular’ and a re-release?
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,837
    ^ If that is true I would hope for a hotel.
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    edited November 2017

    That would be nice.

    CC is pretty outdated not only because it has no interior, so a new hotel with restaurant makes more sense than a re-release of CC.

    But Green Grocer is a good re-release candidate with just small updates later on :)

  • JonathanChauJonathanChau HKMember Posts: 6
    Will they launch another mini modular, like 10230?
  • spicypigspicypig GlasgowMember Posts: 240
    spicypig said:
    My friend told me the "hint" looks like a joke. He saw the picture. He told me the type of the new building has already appeared in the previous sets, which means not a police station and not a train station... No further details.... 
    I guess it wont be cinema/bank/town hall. Maybe a grocer/a cafe/a restaurant?
    He is not allowed to go further. I tried...sorry...
    So could it be less of a ‘new building’ per say, but more of the ‘new modular’ and a re-release?
    New design building. Not a re-release.
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    edited November 2017
    Doh, quite interesting, the pink... Pure American retro style.
    LostInTranslation
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,339
    Uhhh TEAL IS BACK!
    Bumblepantssid3windrMynattbobabricks
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142

    Is that a boxer? So maybe fitness on second floor :) Might as well be a corner building.

  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 830
    Is it just me or is there a gap between it and Assembly Square? That would give it a rather small footprint on the upper levels.
    FollowsClosely
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 707
    I like it. At least it’s not another cafe. Need to see the inside.
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    Jern92 said:
    Is it just me or is there a gap between it and Assembly Square? That would give it a rather small footprint on the upper levels.

    I can see stairs there leading to fitness centre on first floor :)
    LegoTT
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    No classic faces though, what does that mean?
    FollowsCloselyBumblepantsM_Bosssid3windrmadforLEGO
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 818
    edited November 2017
    Currently ripping up my plans for a Miami Style Diner MOC...

    Seriously though, this is exactly what I wanted to see! Nice one TLG!
    sid3windr
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    Saddens me to see bricks wasted on a car.
    bluedragonBumblepantsMattDawsonBrainslugged
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,611
    edited November 2017
    Aww they've stopped the classic faces! :(

    Another car too... shame about that. The building looks nice though.
    M_Boss
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,549
    edited November 2017
    I love it. Great colour scheme. I've always loved dark turquoise. 
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    A lot of snot on that, more than the FB even.
  • ateagueateague EnglandMember Posts: 171
    Wow I love the look of this. Great job 
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 785
    edited November 2017
    Tread carefully.

    The image comes from a Chinese website that features a clone brand’s logo in the same article.
    Take the news with a pinch of salt, though I should mention that, if it is legit, that I’m perfectly contented with it. Quite charming, actually.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76MattDawsonmadforLEGOOnebricktoomanyschlaftierkbenjes
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    Big fan!  Might have to finally buy the Assembly Square since I didn’t luck out with an invite to the Inside Tour this year.
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 179
    1If this is legit - I'm loving it just for the BTTF mashup possibilities!
    Lobotgmonkey76BrickByBrick
  • youtube_blockheadyoutube_blockhead yorkshire Member Posts: 49
    this fuels the speculation!
    so many questions, firstly is it just me or is the actual building (excluding the staircase) only 26 studs wide? and also dont the 2 floors behind the 'diner' sign seem a little basic for a modular?
    whatever the answers its intriguing 
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183
    It is time I start building assembly square. I love Lego Modulars! I like the move towards unique heads. You can always buy classic heads without much thought, but choosing facial expressions is an art that I rather not deal with.
  • spicypigspicypig GlasgowMember Posts: 240
    Penkid11 said:
    Tread carefully.

    The image comes from a Chinese website that features a clone brand’s logo in the same article.
    Take the news with a pinch of salt, though I should mention that, if it is legit, that I’m perfectly contented with it. Quite charming, actually.
    Its from a Chinese social media. An lego fans group's account. Words in the logo means: Brick news....
  • scottwb2010scottwb2010 ScotlandMember Posts: 239
    edited November 2017
    First impression is meh! Not what I expected or hoped for. From the photo it doesn't look like it fits well with Assembly Square, plus you don't see it on the line up at the bottom with the others. Plus why the change from the Classic faces. I have my doubts about it but could be legit.
    M_Boss
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 581
    My first impression of this set is that I love it! I was initially disappointed when the diner didn't make it through the review phase in Ideas but I am more than happy to settle for this set. After seeing Baby Driver and really loving the movie, I really wanted to see a diner somewhere in the lego line up. The colors for this set really pop which is something I really love and want to see from the modular series. The teal and pink work great with each other and really drive the diner feeling home.

    A small additional detail that I really like is that the first level reminds me of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks:



    Mynatt said:
    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. 
    My sole complaint would be the vehicle in this set. It just doesn't really do it for me. The proportions seem all weird. They really did a great job with the fire truck in the Fire Brigade but the two cars in the Palace Cinema and this set just fall short. Nevertheless, I do enjoy the color decision to have made it pink. Who knows though, maybe opinions will change when official pictures come out.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,548
    Will have to see better picture of the car for final judgement. With the fins, guitar, and hair It has me thinking of a pink Cadillac and Elvis. Hope it's real and not a Chinese knock off, but if it's I may have to get the instructions and make my own out of real LEGO.
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 599
    Something seems a little off on this one for some reason. I certainly won’t have any complaints if this does turn out to be legit, because I love all the modulates, but doesn’t it seem a little strange that they’ve suddenly abandoned the classic Lego heads? Hopefully we’ll find out soon with an official announcement :-)
    M_Boss
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,007
    edited November 2017
    up to now the modular have been 1920's-30's.
    that if real look's 1960's. if real maybe the next 10 years will be 1960's themed?

  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    Something seems a little off on this one for some reason. I certainly won’t have any complaints if this does turn out to be legit, because I love all the modulates, but doesn’t it seem a little strange that they’ve suddenly abandoned the classic Lego heads? Hopefully we’ll find out soon with an official announcement :-)
    I agree. Also I don't like that they wasted bricks on a car. But we'll just have to wait until the official announcement I guess.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Huh... maybe I can MOC this into a service station to go with the pile of City gas pumps I have.

    As an aside, I don't mind the unusualness of this set.  Just strikes me as an odd choice.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,859
    edited November 2017
    up to now the modular have been 1920's-30's.
    that if real look's 1960's. if real maybe the next 10 years will be 1960's themed?

    The modulars have never been based on one specific place or time, that's only ever been fan speculation. Green Grocer had floor-length coolers with glass doors, something that (as far as I know) didn't exist in the 20s or 30s.
    gmonkey76kiki180703Lyichir
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,433
    wondering why the advertisement also show retired modulars?
    FollowsClosely
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    Mynatt said:

    A small additional detail that I really like is that the first level reminds me of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks: [SNIP]
    That was my first impression too, and I love that print.
    Mynatt
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 646
    I think this is a corner building, seeing as the glass on the ground floor is rounded to the side (on the left) and because of the gap between the new set and AS. I really like the look of it. And maybe they thought: after 10 years of using the original LEGO faces, it's enough..? Time for a completely new style of buildings and minifigs.
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 795
    Doesn't seem to be a corner just because I see a staircase on the side there. I think the wall of the diner does round that way in keeping with the style, though.

    You can color me excited. I'm super happy to see a distinctly different architectural style incorporated into the modular theme. I hope that as the years go by, Lego continues to explore new styles and keeps things interesting.
    Aanchirgmonkey76kiki180703
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 646
    where does everyone see stairs? 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,617
    wardm said:
    I think this is a corner building, seeing as the glass on the ground floor is rounded to the side (on the left) and because of the gap between the new set and AS. I really like the look of it. And maybe they thought: after 10 years of using the original LEGO faces, it's enough..? Time for a completely new style of buildings and minifigs.
    Yeah, but isn't that a stair well between the Diner and the Assembly square building?
    All in all it is interesting as this would be the first mod without the standard smiley face.
    gmonkey76
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,433
    just noticed the whole facade is snot? 1x1 and 1x2 tiles?
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