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2019 Modular Rumours

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    Just the ones with scruffy stubble.  They're the bad ones.
    twoeyesgirl
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 177
    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned a Post Office or a Railway Station yet.
    Railway station would be an interesting choice since the WV station was just last year.  I was thinking Post Office earlier today could be pretty cool, though I wonder if such a build would want a vehicle and thus might not follow DD
    Brickchap
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    edited September 2018
    While it wouldn't make sense in the modular line, I really feel Lego is positioning themselves to come out with a zoo. They've done it with Duplo, so it's not totally out of the realm of possibilities, and they've given us loads of new animals the last few years. Even a "modular" zoo would be cool, with each exhibit separate so as you can pick and choose what you want.
    RonyarBrickchap
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    I think that would be more likely as Friends subtheme or a City subtheme.  I'm not sure you can design a zoo to fit on a 32x32 baseplate.
    sid3windr
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    ^Even at a 48x32 plate like AS, it would be pretty tight. 

    Jang has a zoo in his city that seems somewhat compact, but it's still several baseplates worth of space. 
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 345
    Maybe a taxidermists then?
    sid3windrBitsyww2
  • andywilsonandywilson UKMember Posts: 60
    With the "period feel" of modulars surely a zoo with tiny cages would fit the theme? How big is a Lego e.g. Polar Bear?
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,116
    I'm not sure that size would be the main issue for a zoo, although it definitely would be *an* issue... They would have to add at least 5 or 6 animal figs (e.g. a bear, lion, gorilla, elephant, giraffe) or brick build them, which would limit the number of parts for the zoo structure to keep the price in the range of the other modulars.

    Personally, I like the idea of an antiques / book store or similar.
    Brickchap
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 339
    A rerelease of Cafe Corner or Green Grocer.
    Aleydita
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    With the "period feel" of modulars surely a zoo with tiny cages would fit the theme? How big is a Lego e.g. Polar Bear?
    I cannot see LEGO doing a zoo where the animals are in tiny cages. There would be too much negative media / backlash from animal rights protestors.
    gmonkey76SumoLegoJudgeChuckAanchirBaby_YodaGreenArrow57
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    I suppose I can cross the Shell Oil Refinery off my speculation list.  Dag nabbit!
    HugeYellowBrickgmonkey76Switchfoot55sid3windrdavetheoxygenmancaterham7Mynattandhe
  • andywilsonandywilson UKMember Posts: 60
    Talking of New York - something a bit Lower Eastside like a Bowery Tenement could be interesting.
    SumoLegoPolyphemus
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    I'm still holding out for an Emmet's Apartment Building.  I would buy so many of those!
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76Switchfoot55Pitfall69Bitsyww2caterham7sklamb
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    I can't recall which video or interview it was but I remember Jamie Berard talking about the Diner and expressing a desire of the modular team to keep innovating and surprising us. I would much prefer that to a PP or a remake of an old one. It would be a sad day if the Creator line lost it's creativity.
    stluxHugeYellowBrickSumoLegoomniumsid3windrbandit778M_Boss
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    I thought that Fire Brigade was innovative compared to the regular fire stations in City, so I would expect any Police Precinct would be similarly innovative / new compared to police stations gone before. I guess the question then is a Police Precinct innovative compared to FB (or TH or BB ...) if it is in a classic style building. I would hope that they can return to doing some more classic (regular) style buildings that fit together quite well rather than being totally innovative and surprising (in the sense of being unique from a positive viewpoint or not fitting well with others from a negative viewpoint) for the sake of being innovative and surprising. While a PP wouldn't necessarily be surprising that doesn't mean it wouldn't be innovative.

    The good thing about the modulars is that they look good both individually or together.  A one-off like the diner is fine. So long as the future is not all one-offs.

    gmonkey76J0rgennatro220Brickchap
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    Or, they're just sneakily doing most of the buildings from Hill Valley.
    BrickByBrickWhiteDove
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,422
    Why everybody wants to put their minifigures in jail?
    Just the guys with the grey hat, the red crowbar, the red car or any combination of those...
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 835
    Maybe a modular clothing store that sells horizontal black and white stripe shirts.  Imagine all the black market cookies this place can rake in.  Oh...and they must also carry the beanies too.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 835
    I think a separate zoo line might work better like the winter village or the amusement park sets.  Just release parts of a zoo at a time so people can add to the build as they go.
    BrickByBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    It's those devious eyebrows.  It's the gender equivalent of a scruffy beard.  (And apparently sassy lips are another give-away of your life of crime.)

    I don't think I've seen any arsonists, but they're doubly-bad and probably have striped shirts, devious eyebrows, pursed lips and a scruffy beard!
    sid3windrBaby_YodaMynatt
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    ^I thought the same thing. The eyes tell it all!
    SumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    A PP is a definite, but there are so many other buildings to make. It would be neat to bring back the Pet Shop style of Modular; a shop and an adjacent Brownstone/Apartment. Hardware Store, Hair Salon (for the ladies), Furniture Shop, Pizza Restaurant, Toy Store, Florist, Coffee House, Jewelry Store, Antique Shop, Pawn Shop, Hospital and/or Doctor's office, Veterinary, Garage, just to name a few ;)
    FollowsCloselyBrickchap
  • b1uevoidb1uevoid UKMember Posts: 16
    I'd love a book shop, library, or maybe a museum. If it's a Police Station, this will be the first year I buy neither the new Winter Village nor the new Modular sets.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,823
    edited September 2018
    MrJackson said:
    See, I'm not so sure that's the case. It amazes me the dearth of honest-to-god buildings that Lego makes. Even when there are sets with buildings, there is a heavy sense of action (lookin' at you, #60008 Museum Break-In). The modulars give Lego an opportunity to make actual buildings that isn't necessarily afforded in your standard fare City sets. Something like the Grand Emporium or Assembly Square lend themselves perfectly to the range.  For a medium that should lend itself spectacularly to making buildings, they are few and far between.  You really have to look at the 3-in-1 Creator houses for anything resembling such, and with the downturn (IMO) of that line due to the new modular build 3-in-1s that suffer from fragility inherent to their modular design, the Creator Expert modulars are the best way to go for starting a city layout.
    Friends has loads of varied and well-furnished buildings, but a lot of male AFOLs are too insecure to permit themselves that enjoyment. :P
    Pitfall69 said:
    A PP is a definite, but there are so many other buildings to make. It would be neat to bring back the Pet Shop style of Modular; a shop and an adjacent Brownstone/Apartment. Hardware Store, Hair Salon (for the ladies), Furniture Shop, Pizza Restaurant, Toy Store, Florist, Coffee House, Jewelry Store, Antique Shop, Pawn Shop, Hospital and/or Doctor's office, Veterinary, Garage, just to name a few ;)
    I think one advantage of a police station is that it can encompass a lot of familiar scenes — a main office, a separate office for the chief, a jail (with a room for taking mugshots and questioning), an evidence lockup, etc.

    With a post office, I'm not sure even that many adults are particularly familiar with what kind of stuff goes on behind the counter. I think the only "behind the scenes" looks at the operations of a post office I can remember have been on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood back when I was a toddler (God bless Mr. McFeely!), and the postal sorting facility in "Miracle on 34th Street". LEGO post offices in the past have typically been rather small and sparsely furnished, with a post van to pad them out).

    Railway station could certainly be fun, provided they found a good place to put the rails. I've seen good modular railway station MOCs. Again, there's some nice variety of potential scenes/play scenarios: the station platform itself, some shops/kiosks, a stationmaster's office, etc. It's also worth noting that the latest wave of City trains, unlike many in the past, did not include a station.

    Hardware store would be pretty fun, though I imagine if LEGO did that it'd only occupy the ground floor and the upper floors would be for other homes/businesses. Same with jewelry/antique/pawn shops. It might still be a bit too soon for a coffee house or florist after the cafe and florist in Assembly Square.

    I wouldn't mind a school! Heartlake High did a really good job incorporating various school experiences into a moderate-sized schoolhouse — a modular's bigger footprint and budget could potentially allow for an even more complete experience.

    But in general, my biggest wish for the next modular — no matter WHAT it is — is that it be wheelchair accessible, now that a dedicated wheelchair piece exists. As it stands, Town Hall is the only set that's had an elevator, and to get to that elevator you had to climb a flight of stairs!
    Lyichir560HeliportPitfall69
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    A museum could be great if they did it right. I've added this one to my modular street


    Switchfoot55AdelecBrickchapRsa33
  • Bricked1980Bricked1980 UKMember Posts: 35
    I would love to see a theatre. Not a movie theatre like Palace Cinema but something more ornate with a stage, dressing rooms, tiered seating etc.

    I do feel the most likely candidate for next modular is either a hotel or museum though.
    Brickchapmustang69JudgeChuck
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,853
    I have been wanting a detailed post office for a while.
    BrickchapSumoLegomadforLEGO
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,558
    A bicycle shop! Perhaps paired with something else, like in Pet Shop.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    I have been wanting a detailed post office for a while.
    If they make a Post Office; a Police Station is most certainly needed ;)
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,558
    Pitfall69 said:
    I have been wanting a detailed post office for a while.
    If they make a Post Office; a Police Station is most certainly needed ;)
    Yes, since a wall of wanted posters should be a feature of any good post office :)
  • brianoblivionbrianoblivion NYCMember Posts: 71
    With a post office, I'm not sure even that many adults are particularly familiar with what kind of stuff goes on behind the counter. I think the only "behind the scenes" looks at the operations of a post office I can remember have been on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood back when I was a toddler (God bless Mr. McFeely!), and the postal sorting facility in "Miracle on 34th Street". 
    Not sure if you've seen it but i myself will never be able to think of mail and its sorting without thinking of the mailroom scene from The Hudsucker Proxy. Actually, an entire Modular Hudsucker building (complete with Sid Mussberger's excellent office) would do nicely...
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited September 2018
    I've hoped for a vehicle dealership for a while now, I'm sure thatshe what the Diner started life as.

    Maybe this time..
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 354
    I think that Lego towns and cities everywhere need a compounding pharmacy/outdoor recreation store combo.
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 407
    How about a bowling alley/video game area?
    RogerKirkFollowsClosely
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    How about a checks cashed and payday loan place for all the crooks to knock over. Or are the real crooks the owners? Kids can learn about exploitation of the poor and bad interest rates while role playing in a fun environment.
    560HeliportOnebricktoomanyAstrobricksBaby_Yoda
  • mtpelepelemtpelepele Virginia, USAMember Posts: 22
    How about a checks cashed and payday loan place for all the crooks to knock over. Or are the real crooks the owners? Kids can learn about exploitation of the poor and bad interest rates while role playing in a fun environment.
    Great idea!  Theme it to a dying strip mall, it can also have a dollar store and a nail place.
    sid3windrBumblepantsBitsyww2Onebricktoomany
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    This thread has taken a most unfortunate turn :0
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Having an old abandonded building would be awesome. Definitely never happen outside of a moc though.
    SumoLegoPitfall69gmonkey76stluxMr_CrossBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    LEGO Creator Expert Blight!
    Pitfall69stluxpharmjodsonsofscevaMr_Cross
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    Abandoned Police Precinct. On fire. Due to an exploding oven in the process of illegal cookie manufacturing.
    SumoLegoMr_CrosstwoeyesgirlBaby_YodaThe_Stud
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,800
    Why are most of those female crooks red-heads?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,043
    Stereotyping female redheads as having a fiery temperament?

    SumoLegoPitfall69
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,206
    Disney says so, so it must be true.  (Ariel, Merida, Jessie, Anna, Kim Possible...)
    BumblepantsMr_Crossstlux
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,951
    SumoLego said:
    Disney says so, so it must be true.  (Ariel, Merida, Jessie, Anna, Kim Possible...)
    Don't forget General Hux. (Can I make that joke in 2018?)
    pharmjodPitfall69gmonkey76Baby_YodaBoomstick
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Must...resist...memes...

    Seriously guys, so much great meme material is going to waste. Somewhere, on his mountain; Crom (The self appointed God of memes) is crying.
    gmonkey76
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