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2019 Modular Rumours

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    Maybe a hairdresser is needed, so these fiery redheads (and other women) don't need to keep going to Al the barbers.

  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    If a police modular does materialise it should come with an alternative build for us here in the UK so we can make it more realistic.... Closed.
    CCCdmcc0
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,469
    Pitfall69 said:

        Oh!  Neat!  Lego could do Creator Detroit:)
    BrikingSumoLegoPitfall69ecmo47CaptainPirateMan
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,136
    ^That's an amazing MOC. Heaven knows how you'd integrate that brick+plate/tile thick pavement into a regular modular street though! ;-)
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,469
    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.
      Or, maybe the kids could learn why not to make bad financial decisions before they hit the poor house. 
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 388
    ^That's an amazing MOC. Heaven knows how you'd integrate that brick+plate/tile thick pavement into a regular modular street though! ;-)

    It would be easy with MILs.  You would just need to incorporate a little of the texture onto the adjacent modules.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,540
    Pitfall69 said:

    Now THAT'S anarchy in the UK!!!!
    gmonkey76Pitfall69Addicted2OxygenBaby_Yodastluxcatwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,562
    Pitfall69 said:
    Crom (The self appointed God of memes)...
    If we say 'Crom' three times, does he appear?
    catwrangler
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,740
    ^Just tried it. All I got was @Pitfall69 instead... bummer
    SumoLegogmonkey76Pitfall69davetheoxygenmanAddicted2OxygenBaby_Yodastlux
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    ^Just tried it. All I got was @Pitfall69 instead... bummer
    I think everyone should be afforded the opportunity to have me stay with them for a week. 
    davetheoxygenmangmonkey76Switchfoot55Addicted2OxygenBaby_YodaRonyarcatwrangler
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,074
    Post Apocalypse would be an ace theme. Particularly if it featured a rework of a familiar set or two.
    #60141 - Rat King's headquarters/hideout
    #60074 - Spyda and Claw's Bulldozer buster
    #60097 - Looting Zombie town
    Maybe?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    I wouldn't read too much into the dimensions just yet ...

    There is a set (10267) for 1+ year old that fits in a 1mm cubed box and weighs about a kilo.

    Poids de l'article998 g
    Dimensions du produit (L x l x h)0,1 x 0,1 x 0,1 cm
    Recommandation d'âge du fabricant :12 mois et plus

    So a cubic centimetre will weigh a metric ton.

    I think the data is probably entered incorrectly. 

  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 751
    ^ A Lego black hole!
    andheBaby_YodaBrickByBricksid3windrJern92M_BossMynatt
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    edited September 2018
    So the next modular is a tiny chunk of a star?! And I thought the Downtown Diner was out there...
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 361
    Baby_Yoda said:
    So the next modular is a tiny chunk of a star?! And I thought the Downtown Diner was out there...
    Yes, and it will be the biggest ever set in terms of pieces. But the smallest ever in terms of size once complete. It will be a really tricky build to get them connected with such a close and compact build.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,528
    Perhaps it is a proper Lego Tardis, much bigger on the inside than on the exterior. 
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,383
    wow 4kg and 6.5kg. two 4000+ pieces sets? O_O
    well one 4000+ pieces set and one 6000+ pieces one? O_O O_O
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,755
    Baby_Yoda said:
    So the next modular is a tiny chunk of a star?! And I thought the Downtown Diner was out there...
    Baby’s first neutron star :)
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 344
    A proper gas station would be fun.
    SumoLegoandhe
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,401
    A proper gas station would be fun.
    Yes, seeing that it seems like everyone's city is overrun by criminals. Pumping gas at 2AM is always fun in the city ;)
    CaptainPirateManSumoLego
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,755
    Pitfall69 said:
    A proper gas station would be fun.
    Yes, seeing that it seems like everyone's city is overrun by criminals. Pumping gas at 2AM is always fun in the city ;)
    Getting your credit card number stolen by a skimmer.
    SumoLegoPitfall69
  • brianoblivionbrianoblivion NYCMember Posts: 71
    Pitfall69 said:

    Now THAT'S anarchy in the UK!!!!
    Directly across the street from the Lego methadone clinic and halfway house...
    SumoLego
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 725
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^Just tried it. All I got was @Pitfall69 instead... bummer
    I think everyone should be afforded the opportunity to have me stay with them for a week. 
    Now replace 'afforded with 'unlucky to have' and you'd almost be there....
    gmonkey76
  • BiggiSnibbiBiggBiggiSnibbiBigg GreenlandMember Posts: 31
    I'm really curious about what the new modular will be. Hopefully we'll get some teasers or leaks soon. I don't hope we'll have to wait till december like we did last year, that was just way too long.

    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). 
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,415
    Lego store employee rumor so take it for what it is.   Green Grocer remake.
    SumoLegoRogerKirkAnnaBuildsLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,562
    Extra Extra! Read all about it!

    Sudden wholesale 1x16 sand green brick sell-off in progress!!!
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,415
    Ha! I didn't think about that. It's like someone with 10000 shares of a stock hyping it up so they can sell for max $$$.

    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,562
    Ha! I didn't think about that. It's like someone with 10000 shares of a stock hyping it up so they can sell for max $$$.
    Let me know when they plan to re-release the Palace Cinema.  I'll be rich!
    sid3windrBaby_Yoda
  • AnnaBuildsLegoAnnaBuildsLego IrelandMember Posts: 11
    Oh man, I wouldn't even mind it being a remake if it was Green Grocer. I love the early Modulars but was in my Dark Age for most of them, so this would be amazing.
    SumoLego
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    edited September 2018
    There were no 1x16 sand green bricks. The rare ones are the 1x8s.

    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.
    Jern92gmonkey76AstrobricksBumblepantsBaby_Yodasid3windrLyichir
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    edited September 2018
    I BL'd Greengrocer back in 2013. The only element I swapped was the 1x8 sand green bricks, because they were £2.50 each from America, and I'd have needed 50 of them...

    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.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,415
    I bought one on ebay for $400. Most I ever spent on the secondary market. Doesn't really bother me if they rerelease it. In fact, it gives me a year off since I have all of them and space is becoming an issue. 
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 779
    I'd be fine with a rerelease, so long as it's more of an update with newer pieces and techniques. Not only was it my dark ages back then, but I also was a teenager and doubt I'd be dropping $150 for a single Lego set.
  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 352
    I managed to get my Grocer piecemeal but for a lot less than simply Bricklinking it - the sister of one of my coworkers at Lego used to have the Grocer among other sets (including the big Eiffel Tower) that were in an attic tucked away.  He managed to find the Viking tiles, blue arches, enough of the 1x2 groove bricks to take care of the facade (there are several buried in the stucture), and forty nine of the fifty 1x8s. Cost me a lot less than ordering them off BL.  Almost everything else I got from Bricks and Pieces during double points promos. 

    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.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,562
    And they did 'elements' of the CC in Assembly Square.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 178
    2019 modular has to be a corner building of some sort (every 3 years is a corner) so unless it was a CC re-release (extremely unlikely) it will be a new modular.

    Of the original 3 I would definitely hope for a Green Grocer re-release. I need a grocer and it is one of the few modulars that would go really well next to Parisian Restaurant. And, unlike DD, it fit the architectural style very well.

    It would be cool if they re-released CC with a decent hotel interior, but other then that it is probably one of the least interesting modular buildings and I would not be inclined to buy it (average modular is $250+ AU). 
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 815
    Is it too much to hope that we get both a new modular AND the Green Grocer?
    BrickchapSumoLego
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    Jern92 said:
    Is it too much to hope that we get both a new modular AND the Green Grocer?
    Yes it is.
    sid3windrSumoLegoCM4Soldtodd33Astrobricks
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    ^^ I doubt they'd price a modular above $250 unless it was special. Pet Shop was a strange choice, but other than that we've only got Town Hall and Assembly Square.
    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.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 178
    @Baby_Yoda Your right about there being a far larger market for new modulars then remakes but "I doubt they'd price a modular above $250 unless it was special". Haven't you heard of ANZAC?! (Australia New Zealand Auxiliary Cost) Lego always charges Aussies at a very minimum an extra $50 for no reason. So if a modular was worth around $240-50 US they would make it like $300 AU. 
    Jern92
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,544
    "For no reason"? So the fact that all lego has to be flown in from elsewhere has nothing to do with it?

    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".
    sid3windrdmcc0Baby_Yoda
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 178
    Technically Lego has to "be flown in" to the majority of countries in the world, yet only Australia and NZ get the completely ridiculous prices on everything.
    Jern92Brickfan50Salamalex
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 845
    Brickchap said:
    Technically Lego has to "be flown in" to the majority of countries in the world, yet only Australia and NZ get the completely ridiculous prices on everything.
    That's not true on both counts. Most countries will receive shipments by container and land transit, and many countries pay a premium for Lego. The 'rich' middle eastern countries for example are anything up to 50% more expensive than European prices.

    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.
    oldtodd33Salamalex
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 142
    And wow imagine coming from a country with almost 2,5 times lower minimum salary than in Germany, but paying the same price ;)
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,802
    ^Its not like the modular rumours were any better.
    MrJacksonSumoLegoHugeYellowBrickBaby_Yodadrdavewatford
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    SumoLego said:
    I came to Brickset for some modular rumours, and an International trade discussion broke out!
    Modular United Nations HQ confirmed. It has been a while since #21018.
    sid3windrryjay
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,562
    SMC said:
    ^Its not like the modular rumours were any better.
    They never are... they never are.  We all know the Tragedy of 'Listening to a LEGO Store Employee'. 

    (A very powerful leader ends up getting murdered by his trusted cyborg friend.)
    Switchfoot55
  • spicypigspicypig GlasgowMember Posts: 237
    "a LEGO Store Employee" told me their system still labelling 10264 as "confidential_creator_export". They dont know the title of this set. But it will start selling from November 1st. So will be released soon.
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