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It would be easy with MILs. You would just need to incorporate a little of the texture onto the adjacent modules.
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well one 4000+ pieces set and one 6000+ pieces one? O_O O_O
At least I hope we'll know what it will be - post office, museum, university, library? And I hope for a similar style as parisian restaurant, now that we got a more experimental one last time (which is currently the only modular I haven't got).
Sudden wholesale 1x16 sand green brick sell-off in progress!!!
Honestly, I can't see it myself. Sure it was a good set for its time, and it still holds it's own, but techniques, colours, and parts have all moved on. Doing a full remake wouldn't make sense, as it would feel like a step back from more recent sets. Doing a 'reimagining' might work, but what's the point? They might as well do something different.
Everything else used the exact elements needed. It was just at the point where the sand green 1x2 groove brick was starting to increase in price on BL. I hate to think how much they'd cost now.
The whole thing cost me about £300, plus about £50 postage for the various BL orders.
The Grocer is the only one I can see them reissuing of the original three, mostly because I'm pretty sure all of the pieces are still in production. That was a big aspect of the Taj Mahal; everything existed still either in its original mould or slightly modified (open vs. solid studs). I can't think of anything on the GG that doesn't still exist or can't be replaced (train windows that make up the big bay window). That is the big thing against a Cafe Corner re-release: the door and skis aren't made anymore.
I highly doubt it'll be a remake. There's simply not the market for something like that. Modular buildings are sold to people who already collect Modulars, and that means already having whatever they decide to remake. Sure, there are some newer collectors without Green Grocer or whatever, but they hardly match the audience that would prefer a new concept.
I'm currently on holiday in the azores. There are a couple of toy shops here and Lego is expensive! Because it'd has to be flown in.
Fact of life, not "no reason".
It comes down to a combination of Import duties, VAT and the cost of internal logistics. Belgian prices are always more expensive than German prices, because the minimum wage and VAT rates are higher here than in Germany.
Wages tend to play the biggest part - a high minimum wage affects the cost several times, at the import, storage, distribution and retail stages. I know from family living in Australia that, comparatively speaking, your minimum wage is much higher than the UK's minimum wage.
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