chezzymann

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  1. chezzymann

    10264 Corner Garage

    Yeah, I adjusted that ratio to inflation and made a chart in the post above and figured out I was wrong and was underestimating how much inflation would affect that ratio. And just noticed I accidentally did 3025 instead of 3035, whoops, off .10 cents lol, and that brick bank and assembly square are swapped in years
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Weight for the corner garage is out. 3035g. Crunched the numbers, and I'm wrong. Here's the price per pound value, basically its the price divided by its weight of plastic so you can see how much you are paying for a pound of ABS plastic. I adjusted it for inflation in 2007 dollars and was surprised by the results. You can clearly see a pattern, lego starts at 24 dollars per pound of ABS plastic, and the value gradually gets better over time, but then they bump it up again every few years to keep up with inflation. It hasn't gone over 24 since 2007. Corner garage, in terms of pure plastic you get, is about the same value as the Parisian restaurant. So having 3 full floors really does make a huge difference in terms of material used. Edit: Graph! Unadjusted price per pound of ABS plastic 2007 Cafe Corner: $24.52 2008 Green Grocer: $21.40 2009 Fire Brigade: $24.63 2010 Grand Emporium: $23.44 2011 Pet shop: $24.13 2012 Town Hall: $ 23.73 2013 Palace Cinema: $24.5 2014 Parisian Restaraunt: $27.83 2015 detective office: $27.68 2016 brick bank: $28.099 2017 Assembly Square: $27.210 2018 Downtown Diner: $27.55 2019 Corner Garage: $29.89 Adjusted for 2007 dollars: 2007 Cafe Corner: $24.52 2008 Green Grocer: $20.61 2009 Fire Brigade: $23.80 2010 Grand Emporium: $22.29 2011 Pet shop: $22.24 2012 Town Hall: $21.73 2013 Palace Cinema: $21.81 2014 Parisian Restaraunt: $24.37 2015 detective office: $24.21 2016 brick bank 24.28 (was 23.77) 2017 Assembly Square 23.02 (23.51) 2018 downtown diner: $22.75 2019 Corner Garage: $24.59 Edit2: Also Aanchir, I was cross referencing your excel sheet and noticed that detecives office was listed as 2238g, but that's the piece count. Should be 2624. Edit3: Messed up brick bank and assembly squares years, new values added
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    10264 Corner Garage

    As you said, corner garage is about $30 more than the "normal" inflation adjusted price. Piece count doesnt seem to be that relevant to value, because it can vary wildly depending on how large the average pieces are. And I wouldnt be surprised if, on average, it uses smaller pieces than town hall too. Its been a trend for a while with modulars, and thats the major issue here I think we'll find that its weight isn't very close to town hall, and closer to normal modulars. (My guess is 6.5/6.6 pounds or 3000 grams, slightly more than others, but not by much). This is mainly because town hall has a much larger size than corner garage, despite it only being $10 more in 2007 dollars. Generally older modular buildings had a price per pound of plastic ratio of $24, and newer ones are $28, which isnt that bad when you account for inflation, but I have a feeling the weight per pound of plastic will follow a similar jump in price. I'm expecting around $30, which is about standard for normal lego sets now it seems, but not the good value that modulars used to have in comparison to other lines. Basically my issue is that it seems like we're no longer getting the good deal we used to get from modulars and TLG is trending to make them priced more like regular lego sets, which sucks for people like me who can only afford modulars as their "big" sets each year because they were such a good deal compared to usual. My entire argument hinges on the weight of it being not much more than other modulars though. If its over 7 pounds or around 3200 grams, I'll take the L because then the price per pound would be about in line with current modulars. And the increase in price would probably just be due to having 3 full floors and detail on all 3 for the first time in a very long time. But I'm not quite convinced yet.
  4. So... rotating trans blue crystal wheel thingies for wings? Thats unexpected
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Thats good for you, but I cant really afford any lego set thats $200 or more and liked modulars when they were $150-160. That was about the max I was willing to spend. Now the only way I can get them after this, assuming they stick with this price or even raise it again a bit in a few years, will be waiting 3-4 years for a flash 30% off sale on amazon that lasts 10 minutes before everything is sold out. I would be fine with this price if this was a town hall situation where it was a larger building, but its about the same size as the older modulars from before 2014.
  6. Got ultrakatty built, looks awesome! only thing I dont like is the lack of ball joints on the ankles. You cant get it in a dynamic pose without it looking awkward which is super important for a set like this. Its easy to replace the ankle joints with mixel ball joints so im not sure why it wasnt included like that in the set also, 1x5 bricks are now a thing, WTF
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Kinda weird that he uses the tiling on the gas station as a reason for not tiling the inside of the first floor. Brick bank had a fully tiled up baseplate. Yes this has three floors versus brick banks 1 1/2, but its also $30 more so thats not really an excuse in my opinion.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Just curious, how does green grocer have only 262 on its first floor, but 388 on its second? They're the same size. Are you not counting interior walls? I don't think that's fair. I could see 362 since theres that extra bit of space on the second floor by the windows. Either way, for $200, I do think it should have had at least 1,000 for the room interior and 30 bricks high. Just being about the same size as older modulars isn't warranted that price increase. $150 from 2009 is $180 now. I guess there is all that interior detail though, but it just isn't a good value to me especially considering how its not that much bigger than downtown diner. I tend to stay away from any lego set that's $200 and above so I probably wont get this. Its a shame, both their modular line and creator expert cars were relatively cheap expert sets to get, and now they're both increasing by $50. The past two cars were $140 and $150.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Or if that doesn't work, then they could just put cylinder pieces in front to cover it up. Or have sideways tiles extend outwards. Theres lots of ways to do it. And it would actually really help with the overall look of the building. It needs some color blocking.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    After looking at this again today, the gaps in the angles are just the biggest killer. It looks so unfinished with that. Generally modulars put such a high priority on making the façade look finished and refined, but the designer seemed more focused on getting the layout with the gas station and garage to work and then worked out the second and third floors later. It really does look like a (pretty decent) fan moc, or something you would see on sale by a knockoff company on aliexpress, due to the lack of inspiration or intricate details in the façade. The first floor exterior is great though, and what I would expect from modular buildings. Problem is, it seems like most of the time was spent on that.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Yeah. Parisian Restaurant was a work of art. This feels like just a good toy.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    To me most of its problems come from trying to fit in space for the garage and gas pump. The odd shapes, big gaps in the angles, etc. Its asymmetric so they could have a garage large enough to fit an 8 wide vehicle, and still have enough space for a drive in pump area. Being asymmetric is fine, just look at parisian restaurant or downtown diner, but it just wasnt pulled off in a appealing way. Theres no balance to the assymetry, if you know what I mean.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    The outside facade is pretty bland and the first floors details are far worse than brick bank, detectives office, or parisian restaurant.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    And this is $200. Town hall was $200. Town hall also had 2700 pieces and was much larger. Even when adjusting for inflation for the past 6 years, town hall is only $20 more ($220 in 2018). They're increasing the price and not providing any more value because they know people will still buy it.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Compare this size of this to town hall and you'll see exactly how much elego has been inflating the prices over the years. Town hall dwarfs this AND has way more interior deails
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That looks like an xl city set, not a modular. Kinda ugly with the huge gaps in the angles.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This has to be the most hype for a modular ever right? So much buildup. It better be good or there will be chaos lol
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    [MOC] City mocs - by Barthezz Brick

    This is one of those situations where its frustrating to try and put into text how cool it is. You can say "holy shit, that's awesome" but its not quite enough to express appreciation for all the countless hours, creativity, and money it takes to pull off amazing lego art like this. Keep it up!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah, this move would line up with lego increasingly trying to keep knockoffs from releasing stuff before lego can even get the original on shelves.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    They either intentionally didn't put it on the calendar to avoid leaks or they cancelled the modular line. With 2 sets being retired this year the line ending seems more and more likely. Although I hope I'm wrong.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Detectives Office and Brick Bank are being retired this year.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Well, if they want to break the standard, id prefer for it to be taller instead of shorter since im paying $170+. And almost all modulars lined up with each other before downtown diner. The first floor was always about 10 bricks tall and the second and third were about 7, give or take a couple plates.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I just want 3 floors this time. Pet shop was the last modular that had 3 floors across the whole length of the baseplate. And even that was shorter than other older modulars. Also, no 6 brick tall 2nd and 3rd floors like on downtown diner. The standard is supposed to be 7.
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    Detective's Office, Brick Bank and Tower Bridge retiring soon?

    Any chance brick bank gets back in stock online and goes on another sale next week or should i play it safe and grab it while its still in stock at my local lego store? Im afraid it wont come back in stock online again and its effectively retired already.
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    [MOC] Modular: Metropolitan Courthouse

    Gotta say at first i thought this was gonna be justice league related lol The texture on this is great! Its hard to make a mostly monotone build look striking, but the way you greebled this up and made it look ornate is superb. I love the interior layout as well. All the little details on the desks take it to the next level. And I like how you gave the minifigs a story.