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2022 Modular speculation

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,703
    I like the sound of this, but angled buildings are typically built because there was an angled lot. So it doesn’t make a lot of sense for the rather rectilinear modular city.
    MattDawsonBumblepantsCymbelinegmonkey76Brickchap
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,929
    Maybe there was a smaller building in the past in the way when the hotel was built, then that got removed and a more modern gallery build there. Or maybe the architect designed the building for somewhere else and lost that job. Or just wanted to design an angled building to show off.
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,019
    I will reserve judgment until I see it, but... It raises potential problems with where you place this one on your street. The 1-story gallery shouldn't be placed against many of the modulars that have hideous sides--because they're always covered by another building.

    Trying to think of acceptable placements... Left of Diner, for sure. Right of PC? Any others?
    Brickchap
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,703
    Anyone who has been to New York knows that hideous sides of buildings are quite common. It’s just a reflection of the fact that not everything was designed and built at the same time.
    560HeliportWesterBricksandheiwybswardmOldTownBricks
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 541
    @FollowsClosely Thanks for sharing this!

    This really helps understanding what the modular will look like. I was rather confused when people were talking about the Flatiron building and how that would work with the modular collection but this works.

    I'm very disappointed that Lego is wasting so much space on an art gallery. A hotel is one of those buildings where you would want as much space as possible! Now we probably won't get many rooms at all.

    Furthermore, what on earth does an art gallery have to do with a hotel? It would have made so much more sense to have a restaurant, with a terrace above. This also means that we will never get a full art gallery modular. Personally I'm not too worried about not getting a complete art gallery, but I can completely understand the disappointment of others.

    I also would have liked to have seen the inclusion of an old fashioned taxi, saloon car or other vehicle for guests to arrive in.
    arathemis
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 158
    ^ People also said we would never see a proper hotel modular since Cafe Corner had a "hotel", yet here we are.  Plus, the great thing about Lego is that you can build your own art gallery modular.
    daewoo
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 541
    @WesterBricks true but my point was that Lego should have made the space either directly apart of the hotel, or as an 'in house' restaurant for the hotel.

    To significantly reduce the available space for a hotel makes no sense, you need as much interior space as possible so that there are a decent amount of rooms. The Corner Garage for example had some nice techniques for angled walls, but the interior for the vet for example was very restricted.

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,703
    Or maybe Lego keeps trying to shrink the size of the build in subtle ways instead of/in addition to just raising the price...
    AKA “shrinkflation”
    oldtodd33BumblepantsSumoLego560HeliportYellowcastleMynattJern92iwybsM_Boss
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio CanadaMember Posts: 95
    First, is that speculation or downright spoilers?

    Second, you can make hotels out of anything: I've been to gorgeous hotels that only had a handful of rooms.

    Third, the goal of the modular line is not to optimize space, it's to give nice and original architecture models that you could see in any city.  We've barely had anything angled so far, despite angled buildings being common in certain cities.   The finished model might be really cool to look at, even if the rest has been mostly square.  It's still overall square and will be a neat corner piece, if it's how it turns out.
    Astrobricksiwybsdaewoo
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    Um, we're not actually expecting minifigures to sleep in a modular hotel.  How tiny are those apartments in Assembly Square?
    560HeliportMattDawsongmonkey76Jern92iwybsdaewoo
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,019
    SumoLego said:
    Um, we're not actually expecting minifigures to sleep in a modular hotel.  How tiny are those apartments in Assembly Square?
    My mini figures demand king size beds, large walk-in closets, and very spacious showers and wash closets.
    YellowcastleSumoLegogmonkey76iwybsFizyxJ0rgen
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 541
    ^It looks like it will be an upmarket hotel so they should expect that for what they have to pay XD. Given that one scoop of icecream costs 100 studs I hate to think how much a hotel room at the 2022 modular will cost.
    autolycus560HeliportYellowcastleandheBumblepantsJern92gmonkey76
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    Brickchap said:
    ^It looks like it will be an upmarket hotel so they should expect that for what they have to pay XD. Given that one scoop of icecream costs 100 studs I hate to think how much a hotel room at the 2022 modular will cost.
    100 studs, just like everything else.
    iwybsBrainsluggedandhe
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,496
    edited October 17
    ...but there's coin of the realm. In 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 & 40 stud denominations. You folks are so busy waving about your LEGO wodge, you've forgotten about the humble stater, daric and florin!

    Although, I do wonder when digital payment methods will hit LEGO City.
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 541
    @Paperballpark Perhaps Legoland is under a Communist government whereby everything costs 100 studs; no more, no less. That would explain the necessity to make tons of police sets, and why red is often a prominent colour in Lego sets...

    I also notice less gold ingots included in sets nowadays, perhaps Legoland no longer needs gold as the standard medium for exchange.

    Side note, in Lego Digital Designer there is a print for a 10 stud note, does anyone know what that is from?

    It would be cool if Lego made some more stud notes and officially recognised studs as the currency of the Lego Universe/Legoland whatever it's called.

    I'm very disappointed that City sets now are all card machines which is silly because 1. We don't have a credit/debit card piece in Lego and even a 1x2 or 1x1 tile would be out of scale anyway to the size of the card slot used on the checkout machines.

    2. Cash still exists and is very widely used. In fact card is rarely used in Germany for example, which is a huge market for Lego. I'm not saying they shouldn't have credit card at all, merely that I don't see as to why we need to remove cash.

    I also don't think kids would worry about whether their minifigs use cash or card, particularly since it's more fun to actually have money changing hands, especially if one of those pesky City crooks comes along. You can't have a stereotypical comic strip criminal without a sack of cash.

    Back on checkout registers and so forth, while I personally love old things, I don't have a problem with a modern register. But I do have a problem with making them ultra modern cashless machines, particularly since the 2x2 grey and red register slope print that wasn't that old didn't look old fashioned at all. It was just a regular register, same as the 1x2 slope with the dark grey buttons and I think it says LOCK and CASH. There was nothing wrong with either print and the second one particularly could be used in both historical and contemporary settings without looking too out of place.
    Brickfan50
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,616
    Brickchap said:
    @Paperballpark Perhaps Legoland is under a Communist government whereby everything costs 100 studs; no more, no less. That would explain the necessity to make tons of police sets, and why red is often a prominent colour in Lego sets...

    I also notice less gold ingots included in sets nowadays, perhaps Legoland no longer needs gold as the standard medium for exchange.

    Side note, in Lego Digital Designer there is a print for a 10 stud note, does anyone know what that is from?

    It would be cool if Lego made some more stud notes and officially recognised studs as the currency of the Lego Universe/Legoland whatever it's called.

    I'm very disappointed that City sets now are all card machines which is silly because 1. We don't have a credit/debit card piece in Lego and even a 1x2 or 1x1 tile would be out of scale anyway to the size of the card slot used on the checkout machines.

    2. Cash still exists and is very widely used. In fact card is rarely used in Germany for example, which is a huge market for Lego. I'm not saying they shouldn't have credit card at all, merely that I don't see as to why we need to remove cash.

    I also don't think kids would worry about whether their minifigs use cash or card, particularly since it's more fun to actually have money changing hands, especially if one of those pesky City crooks comes along. You can't have a stereotypical comic strip criminal without a sack of cash.

    Back on checkout registers and so forth, while I personally love old things, I don't have a problem with a modern register. But I do have a problem with making them ultra modern cashless machines, particularly since the 2x2 grey and red register slope print that wasn't that old didn't look old fashioned at all. It was just a regular register, same as the 1x2 slope with the dark grey buttons and I think it says LOCK and CASH. There was nothing wrong with either print and the second one particularly could be used in both historical and contemporary settings without looking too out of place.
       You will know Legoland is communist when they change the Winter Village name to Winter Detention Village. 
    BrickchapSumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    I'll pass on the Fabuland Gulag, thank you.
    Brickchapgmonkey76
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 541
    Fabuland, the new Socialist Paradise where all the houses and automobiles look the same.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 434
    Animal Farm makes a lot more sense now.
    560HeliportSumoLegodaewooBrickchap
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    Gibbo1959 said:
    Animal Farm makes a lot more sense now.
    That's what I was going for.  All animals are equal, except the elephants, who are more equal...
    BrickchapGibbo1959iwybs
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,856
    I'm going to post this without comment, to see what people say/think.


    I'll say where I got it from in due course.
    Just out of interest, did you take this picture through the portal of a submarine? Or is there an Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?
    Jern92
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,367
    Brainslugged said:
    ...Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?...
    Clearly, you've never tried to buy something off of Facebook Marketplace or eBay...
    andhedavetheoxygenman
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    edited October 19
    I'm going to post this without comment, to see what people say/think.


    I'll say where I got it from in due course.
    Just out of interest, did you take this picture through the portal of a submarine? Or is there an Instagram filter called "wonky out-of-focus leak cam effect"?
    It was cropped from a photo I took of a box at an angle, not that close up.
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio CanadaMember Posts: 95
    I assume we'll be getting an official announcement soon?  Don't they usually happen mid-November?
    Brickchap
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 158
    edited November 6
    Police Station: November 27th 2020.
    Bookshop: December 6th 2019.
    Corner Garage: December 3rd 2018.
    BrickchapMattDawsonBrainsluggedPhoenixioCymbelinewardmLegoEveryoneSumoLegoklatu003
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio CanadaMember Posts: 95
    Ahh my bad, and thanks for the precision with dates!
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 862
    I guess we know what the 2022 ‘Modular’ is now 😂

     
    WesterBricksgmonkey76Fizyxwardm
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,051
    I would skip the yearly modular purchase for the first time.
    arathemis
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    I just counted 11 bricks high on one of my normal modulars. 11 bricks is the height of those doors.

    Do the same, and tell me that it'll fit in well with normal modulars. 11 bricks is higher than the entire first floor of the Pet Shop modular.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76iwybs
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,070
    The scale of that Lego shop is way too big to fit well in a modular city imo. It looks like it is made for Technic Figures to visit.
    gmonkey76iwybsdaewooBrainslugged
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 158
    That building looks nice on its own, but it's not at all the correct scale for the official modular buildings. A minifigure's head would only reach the middle of the door handles. Like @Bumblepants said, it's Technic fig sized.
    daewoo
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,137
    Interestingly, I think one of the 1x2 Technic bricks on the Venetian Houses is one stud out, but that should be quite easy to modify should it carry over to the official product.

    Also, technically the 1x1 headlight bricks on the side of the roof (pointing out towards other modulars) would be classed as an illegal technique if another building is placed next to them, given that the side stud on that element sticks out very slightly more than the brick width.
    Brickfan50
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 798
    Impatiently waiting…
    BrickchapWesterBricksemilewskiFollowsCloselyWeepy_DonutsBrickfan50
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