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  1. My least favorite by far is Santa's Workshop. IMHO, the Bakery, Post Office, and Toy Store work extremely well together. It's true that the Cottage is too large, but I put it by itself in my village, and that seems to minimize the disparity in scale. I have a hard time, some years, finding a spot for Santa's Workshop. I just don't like it.
  2. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Go to page 215 on this topic. You will see the leaked photos. The next 15 pages (to this point) over the past few days have been speculation as to the authenticity of this photo.
  3. Yes! I too don't understand all the fuss over Modular interiors. You will never see the interior while on display. But I think we are the minority on this point. Based solely on the comments I read on this forum, it seems most believe the interiors are the most important feature.
  4. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Regardless of your feelings towards City and the overwhelming number of police officers they seem to have, it can't be denied that this line always has an excellent RV or camper set. For several years now, they have been just perfect.
  5. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yes, if the leaked photos are accurate and true, then the new bear is a black version of the brown bear found in Forest Police Station (4440) from back in 2012. At least they look identical in all aspects but color, to my eye.
  6. LEGO Seasonal 2017

    Lego has a new Christmas ornament posted on its Shop at Home website. It's a new bauble with a snowman. I love these ornaments! Also, in the US, there are 4 other baubles on sale for 75% off (only $2 instead of the usual price of $8). Oddly, the new Christmas bauble doesn't come up under the category of 'Seasonal'. You have to search for 'bauble' or 'ornament' to find it.
  7. 10259 Winter Village Station

    Some have commented that this set will only appeal to those who already have the train, and thus sales may flounder. I actually think the opposite will happen. There will be many who see this set, and buy both this and the train from last year (which is still available, obviously) to create a complete train scene to their Christmas display.
  8. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I've heard one of the Lego designers (Jamie Beard, I think) discuss the difficulty in doing this due to different parts used today. For example, the first modular buildings used doors that are 1x4x5, but now those door frames are 1x4x6. So it would require a significant redesign. Not impossible, I guess, but Jamie seemed to suggest it was highly unlikely. But in general, I agree that Lego would make a fortune off of a "Legacy Theme" which re-issued older sets. I'm all for it. I missed out on the Emerald Night train, Harry Potter, and the older Pirates of the Carribean sets. I would love to own some of those.
  9. Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    In this video, go to 17:45 to hear the bit about the large Christmas model that is being designed. He actually says that the model will be out in December. So I don't think he is referring to a Winter Village model. I think it is some other theme that will just happen to be released in December.
  10. 2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It depends on how big those road pieces are. They appear to be equivalent to 32x32 studs (although it's clear they have no studs on them). It also appears that they might match up perfectly with the existing road plates for sale, in terms of the width of the road versus the curb. If that's the case, then I might give them a try. As others have said, if they are cardboard, they won't last long in my house. We had several of the other cardboard play mats (Friends Heartlake City) and it was quickly degraded to rubbage. And finally, I suppose those 2x2 squares in the corner of each road piece is so that actual bricks can be inserted, thus providing some point for Lego bricks and plates to be mated with the road pieces.
  11. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    We do not have mountain police in the U.S. We have park rangers, but they are mostly interested in safety and code enforcement (I think). Anyhow, they are not a police force, they don't chase bad guys in the traditional Lego City sense. When I lived in Oregon, I had a friend who was a police officer, and he patrolled some areas in the forest where there were lots of campers, etc. But there was no mountain-specific police force. This is probably true everywhere, but in the U.S., you really only find police where there are lots of people. Not in mountains, or swamps, etc.
  12. 2017 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That cardboard Christmas tree is the dumbest thing I have ever seen in an official Lego set. Wow! That is awful!
  13. PAB Cups: What Did You Get?

    This is from the store in Raleigh, NC, USA. Most of the pieces were familiar as being on the wall in other stores for a long time. It was the medium azure 4x6 plates that caught my eye as being new (at least for me).
  14. CREATOR 2017

    I think we now know what the term "Modular" means with respect to the new Creator houses. This image just posted to Brickset clearly show the three new Creator homes (31067, 31068, and 31069) combined into one large house.
  15. Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    So what is the deal with the steps? I have seen lots of carousels in my life, but I never saw steps as a feature. Animals and sleighs are common. But steps? Are these supposed to be some sort of 'magical steps'? Has anyone ever seen this on an actual carousel?