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2018 Modular Rumours

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  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 644
    Definite early on purchase for me (I don’t usually make Day 1) for my 3rd modular.  I like too that a building could have a mix of architectural styles.  The yellow brick parts may appear older, but often older buildings are retrofitted with newer facades yet the original shines through.  The modern look makes I️t for me.  
    Ma1234MattPetersen
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,124
    I like it...I think! Its certainly a change of direction from the previous buildings. Not sure it'll be a day one for me, but I'll hopefully pick it up at some point if I can fit it in my Modular street. Whats it going to work best next too though? 
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 644
    That’s what I wonder, is what it’ll work best next to.  PR maybe?  The two staircases are fairly complimentary.  Which means I might need to buy PR sooner rather than later, since it should be the next modular to retire.  Perhaps it would go well next to the Ninjago city for people who are into that one?  it’d need to be something fairly open on that side to really show off the diner,  probably not the side of AS that’s shown in the pics.  
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,435
    Ooh no!
    I just discovered something I do not like about this modular.

    It costs €20 more in the Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg than it does in Germany. That is lame!
    €169,99 vs €149,99   (and €159,99 in France)
    Actually, with the current exchange rate (in €) it is even cheaper (only €2 and couple of cents though) in the UK (£129,99), which is because the Pound is losing value in the turmoil caused by the Brexit.

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    I think it will look best next to .... Nothing. To me, it needs a bit of space for some parking either side. I'm also not sold on the whole of the tan section. I think it looks better as the single story with the tower part only. But I guess that would be a bit too close to the rejected ideas one.
    SumoLegoScogaliFizyx
  • youtube_blockheadyoutube_blockhead yorkshire Member Posts: 49
    im so proud i called radio station from the initial 'leak' photo, may be a recording studio but close enough, love the whole theme, faux elvis, cadillac, diner, jukebox and recording studio

    its different but i think thats a good thing, ive already built a car park for the cadillac.... here it is

    arathemisSumoLegoSirBrickalotOfLegoCasper_vd_Korfsid3windrFizyxFowlerBrickssnowhitieGoldchains
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,267
    Am I the only one who thinks this is what Dareth was doing since wasn't included in the Ninjago movie? He went from running a dojo to making music?
    buildalotReesesPiecesSumoLegoBumblepantssnowhitieGoldchains
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,479
    edited November 2017
    After seeing the official pics, The Mod Diner set has me far more excited. It really does have a lot going on in one mod.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,024
    designs video?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
    CCC said:
    To me, it needs a bit of space for some parking either side.
    2019 Modular - Car Park!  (It's in the background of #40170.)

    bandit778
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    disappointed to find the facade is tan and not cool yellow. I like it still, it seems an interesting build and one of the best mods, but probably still inferior to PR.
    SumoLegoBumblepantsmaniacMynatt
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    SumoLego said:
    CCC said:
    To me, it needs a bit of space for some parking either side.
    2019 Modular - Car Park!  (It's in the background of #40170.)

    They could do a special road baseplate pack for it. A pack of four, one straight road piece, and three car park pieces with minimal studs and parking bays printed on them.
    bandit778
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,189
    I would need a parking structure. No room for surface lots in my city. Real estate is at a premium.
    PapaBearSumoLegosid3windrkiki180703
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 731
    Parking lots are easy to MOC.  I'll wait for VIP double points to buy. 
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 256
    M1J0E said:
    Definite early on purchase for me (I don’t usually make Day 1) for my 3rd modular.  I like too that a building could have a mix of architectural styles.  The yellow brick parts may appear older, but often older buildings are retrofitted with newer facades yet the original shines through.  The modern look makes I️t for me.  
    It not unusual for an Art Deco style building to have a tiled facade.
    M1J0E
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,232
    2019:  Automated Japanese-styled car park with power function elevators/conveyors that move modular cars around all on their own!  Breaking new barriers for the modular line: Now with power functions!
    SumoLegosid3windr
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 459
    I think I`ll MOC a NY type of alley between the Diner and the modular next to it, 16 studs wide. WIth dumpsters, a wall at the end of the alley, something that you usually see in a gangster movie.
    It will also bring balance to the AS as it will neutralize those extra 16 studs it has.
    Brickfan50
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 505
    edited November 2017
    You guys realize if they make a parking lot they will start putting more cars in modular sets to fill it
    sid3windr
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    arathemis said:
    I think I`ll MOC a NY type of alley between the Diner and the modular next to it, 16 studs wide. WIth dumpsters, a wall at the end of the alley, something that you usually see in a gangster movie.
    It will also bring balance to the AS as it will neutralize those extra 16 studs it has.
    That is exactly what I had in mind (although I might go a little smaller than 16  studs wide). Also: I know there are some bricks with graffiti on them. Something that will definitely go in the alley.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 451
    Am I the only one that is having trouble seeing the appeal? I think that left side by the stairway is going to look very forced next to any of the existing modulars except maybe the PR, except that they're woefully different architectural styles. I've seen some really cool diner interiors that have been added to Cafe Corner that smoke this one. The boxing ring monopolizes the second floor, and I don't think the floorspace is used efficiently at all due to the size of the ring. I also feel like there was so much effort on the tiles facing out that there's very little left to do for the interior wall - and that seems like an inefficient way to make brickwork. Best part of the 3rd floor is that recording studio and as a music teacher I appreciate the padding for soundproofing.  I'll get it as I have all the others, but something about it seems jarring to me. 
    Scogalijosekalel
  • inklingbricksinklingbricks Member Posts: 80
    MrJackson said:
    I think that left side by the stairway is going to look very forced next to any of the existing modulars
    I do love this modular, but I agree with this criticism. I suspect that I'll be modifying mine to be a corner modular, rather than having that weird gap on the left side between it and another building. 
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,072
    I also agree.  Even next to the PR, it will be awkward.  Weird to have one stairway next to another.  PR is a higher end establishment.  It shouldn't have a stairway the faces the alley stairway that leads to a small gym.  I don't think the PR clientele will appreciate the sweaty boxers staring at them while they are enjoying their meal.
    BumblepantsBrickfan50
  • nuttamastabuildanuttamastabuilda USAMember Posts: 56
    Don't worry, businesses are transitory. PR may go out of business and be replaced by a juice bar.  Or, the boxing gym may have their rent raised due to gentrification and be forced to move into the old Emporium which had earlier gone out of business due to Amazon or something.  I don't personally have it, but I heard the old Grand Emporium didn't have much going on inside it anyway.
    youtube_blockheadstluxsid3windrcatwranglertallblocktoojosekalelsnowhitiekiki180703
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 505
    PR might lose business if the patio is near dumpsters
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,023
    PapaBear said:
    PR might lose business if the patio is near dumpsters
    LEGO City is over-policed and definitely has an excessive amount of garbage and refuse removal.  I'm sure those dumpsters are empty.
    MynattFizyxstluxOnebricktoomanycatwranglerjosekalelGoldchainskiki180703
  • CryptidCryptid Milton Keynes, UKMember Posts: 2
    arathemis said:
    I think I`ll MOC a NY type of alley between the Diner and the modular next to it, 16 studs wide. WIth dumpsters, a wall at the end of the alley, something that you usually see in a gangster movie.
    It will also bring balance to the AS as it will neutralize those extra 16 studs it has.
    That is exactly what I had in mind (although I might go a little smaller than 16  studs wide). Also: I know there are some bricks with graffiti on them. Something that will definitely go in the alley.
    Meanwhile, on page 13 of this topic;

    "I'm going to build this on the right of a 48x48 baseplate and then place it on the right of my Parisian Restaurant to create a 16x48 alleyway between the two buildings, thus providing a balance to the 48x32 baseplate dimensions of the Assembly Square"
    LegoPondswald
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
    edited December 2017

    The old-time residents are pretty numb to it all though.  They walk around with simple smiley faces. 

    I always thought the classic smileys made modular town look a bit Stepford-like, everyone must be seen to be equally content and cannot show any other emotion.

    TkattFizyxlegogalcatwranglerkiki180703
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    I suspect they've had feedback from people who buy it, wondering why there isn't the range of faces that are now common in other lines.

    Although this line started out very much as an 'AFOL niche line', I suspect it really isn't these days. Hence the move towards story-telling, and now the move to the expressive faces.

    Talking of story-telling, where's the designer video?
    gmonkey76FollowsCloselyAdeelZubaircatwranglersnowhitiekiki180703
  • willp2003willp2003 Member Posts: 88
    Wetwired's modular park would maybe have sat nicely between the diner and whatever other modular.
    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/967ad4a1-558f-408d-b1c7-f46aefc52621
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 451
    ...I don't personally have it, but I heard the old Grand Emporium didn't have much going on inside it anyway.
    It honestly doesn't, we were just talking about this at work a couple nights ago.  However, the escalator is pretty cool even if non-functional, but I do really like the facade - and that, to me, is the appeal of the modulars: big, imposing buildings that have a visual weight to them.  There's a disconnect in the argument that these are for AFOLS - many of the adults that purchase them have them displayed on shelves, rather than actively play with them, so that kind of nullifies the argument for playable, detailed interiors. I think the PR is the best balance between the two. 
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76Fizyxcatwranglerkiki180703
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 968
    MrJackson said:
    ...I don't personally have it, but I heard the old Grand Emporium didn't have much going on inside it anyway.
    It honestly doesn't, we were just talking about this at work a couple nights ago.  However, the escalator is pretty cool even if non-functional, but I do really like the facade - and that, to me, is the appeal of the modulars: big, imposing buildings that have a visual weight to them.  There's a disconnect in the argument that these are for AFOLS - many of the adults that purchase them have them displayed on shelves, rather than actively play with them, so that kind of nullifies the argument for playable, detailed interiors. I think the PR is the best balance between the two. 
    Speaking of that escalator, it being nonfunctional is easily solved by that old mainstay, imagination, but more problematic is the fact that there's only one between each pair of floors. Escalators need to come in pairs or there'd be no way to get both up and down!
    AanchirFizyx
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    This has been a hysterical conversation about one modular's patrons reacting to another modular's patrons! Maybe the next modular should contain space for a clinical psychologist, a cognitive behavioral therapy specialist, and a psychiatrist for one stop shopping. And a few floors of treatment rooms for mentally stressed minifigs to regain their mojo. (Or we could all just build bigger REAL houses and place the modulars a bit further from each other so diners don't face boxers.)
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  • nuttamastabuildanuttamastabuilda USAMember Posts: 56

    CCC said:

    I always thought the classic smileys made modular town look a bit Stepford-like, everyone must be seen to be equally content and cannot show any other emotion.

    Next modular: Brickford School of Management, where the first years have the newer, detailed faces because they're unruly and have personalities of their own.  But graduates all have classic smileys because they've had the life sucked out of them.  Naturally, the micro managers are in charge of running the labs.  A picture of the school's founder, Lord Business would have to hang on the wall somewhere.
    legogalcatwrangler
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    SumoLego said:
    Mine also take comically large gold coins.  (But no Bitcoin.)
    Wow, mine too, made of only the finest 24k chocolate..
    SumoLego
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 2,057
    I'll be soooo happy if Lego uses this part in the toilet of a future modular: https://brickset.com/parts/6171851/mini-wig-w-3-2-hole-no-1 (aka poo with hole #1)
    sid3windr
  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 459
    ^it`s funny what brings joy to some people
    CM4SFollowsCloselysid3windr
  • ateagueateague EnglandMember Posts: 171
    Can’t wait for this modular to hit thr shelves. My prediction, a Lego store modular during 2018 for 60 years...
    FollowsCloselyLegoPondswaldFowlerBrickskiki180703
  • LegoPondswaldLegoPondswald The NetherlandsMember Posts: 45
    @ateague That would be awesome. I'm hoping this will be a reality!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,296
    ateague said:
    Can’t wait for this modular to hit thr shelves. My prediction, a Lego store modular during 2018 for 60 years...
    More likely scenario: a limited edition run of  500 Leicester Square store mini models available only to those who have time to queue overnight in the rain or for an absurd amount on eBay later.
    dmcc0caterham7FollowsCloselycatwranglerjosekalelkiki180703
  • ateagueateague EnglandMember Posts: 171
    Ha, probably true!
  • PmhPmh netherlandsMember Posts: 128

    surprised to see no article about this modular on the main brickset site yet,do people not like it?

    Anyway:a boxing ring on the first floor because why not,i guess.

    The building has some nice features and doesn't look that bad. I do like the style of it kinda but because the building and its functions don't make any sense to me after the ground floor it kinda spoils it for me. Also why the new faces,not a fan of changing a good product that works. This seems aimed more at the American market then the European market (not because of the American style of the building itself!)


    I don't know,i don't really like it that much. Doesn't go so well with the other modular,only cinema would maybe fit with it. Not sure I will get it,the faces are just looking stupid and silly to me though I guess it would be easy to switch them.


    The building itself seems to be a mismatch of styles,like 80,s dining but also has 50,s elements in it. Somehow it just doent look balanced. Its less appealing then brick bank and detective office.


    MEH



    martynjosekalel
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    ^ The press release was on Brickset about 2 or 3 weeks ago.
    CM4Sstluxsid3windrmadforLEGOkiki180703
  • scottwb2010scottwb2010 ScotlandMember Posts: 248
    Interesting video. Where was it filmed at?
    It is great to see the transition from the first idea to finished product with this modular. I personally would like to see this for the previous modulars as looking at this video for DD, one of their earlier version/colour schemes looked better IMO.
    cheers for posting.
    FizyxRogerKirkkiki180703
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    Very interesting to finally hear the rationale behind moving away from the classic faces.

    I suspect it was at the Julefrokost event in the LEGO House yesterday.
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