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  1. [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    I wasn’t completely blown over when I saw the release vid, but the more I looked, the more it grew on me. There’s some nice building techniques, simple but very effective, which I really enjoyed doing. Having slid it into my admittedly small layout, i think it’s just as worthy as any of the others. It lacks intricacy of architecture of assembly square say, but the clean lines of Art Deco make a welcome change from the boxy buildings in DO BB and AS.
  2. I think it also depends on what you want to do with them. You seem a little concerned about price per part. If parts are your measure then just work out the math and buy accordingly. If you’re displaying them built as per instructions then many think the downtown diner and Parisian restaurant don’t actually sit well together. I tend to agree, and also to me at least, that the latter doesn’t actually sit well with many of the newer modulars either, downtown diner is ok with assembly square and DO too, however. in the end, aesthetics is down to the individual and how you display too.
  3. [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    Lego are usually pretty good at supplying missing parts. I’ve only had to do it a couple of times in the last ten years or so. If it’s becoming more common, then perhaps QC isn’t what it should be. Especially with spelling mistakes etc in stickers, and instructions having errant arrows.
  4. [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    I got mine on Friday, (waited for the free 60th set) and it too is missing Expert from the box, although the logo is present. It does say expert on the instruction book cover, however. Perhaps it’s a first box print run error. Also noticed on page 157 of the instructions, an errant arrow pointing to the left hand side white section, which neither connects to the parts box, or is even related to any build at that stage. Has anyone else seen this? I’m also going to look at trying to fit some booth style chairs and the window I think, as most diners in the US tend to have seats there. I think it’s missing them. Anyone else agree or is it just me again?
  5. 10255 Assembly Square

    Sorry haven’t replied. I decided to take a eurobricks break. I quite like what you’ve done there. I think the left hand building could stand alone actually. The wider blue building is also really nice. Makes it seem much more complete somehow. Nice work. I don’t have the funds to buy 2 copies of each modular, my mods tend to be much more mundane.
  6. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Thanks for confirming that some members of this forum has almost no sense of humour. I thought eurobricks was supposed to be a friendly place for us to whittle away a few minutes a day on our collective hobby. It’s a shame that we have to get a bit snarky about things sometimes. I don’t want to start some kind of flaming exercise so I leave it here.
  7. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Mods, perhaps rename this thread to “The great minifig head in modulars debate” As an attempt to bring this back to the thread title, now we have a 50’s streamline diner for 2018, what do we think the the next (2019) modular will be and do we think it’ll be a similar style. Me, I think we’ll get a 1960s brutalist concrete building, perhaps as a twin shop setup.
  8. [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    Ouch. That jars somewhat. Not in my layout. Perhaps next to DO
  9. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Thanks for the info. The last time I checked (in the summer) the lowest price for both sides of the PS complete, was nudging £200, which was about $250 -$280 at the time. I’d seen that sort of price for one half the set. Clearly one needs to check regularly.
  10. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Slightly off topic here, as this thread is want to do from time to time. for me, AS is my fave build, followed by PR, and DO. BB was better than PC, but that’s because I think the interior of PC was too basic. I don’t have the rest so can’t comment. Too expensive to buy now.
  11. [MOC] Grand Palace Hotel

    Living just a couple of dozen km from montreux, I see the building that inspired this almost weekly. I have to say you’ve captured the look and feel of the palace hotel, brilliantly. Outstanding work.
  12. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Well if it’s a fake, then it’s a good one, rather like the 50s style octane Italian inspired gas station earlier in the thread. I’m not convinced either way. In some ways it shows some inventive SNOT work and design ideas, but in others, like the floor separation not being clear, it really doesn’t hang together right. Perhaps the floor gap is hiding behind the signage? It’s also quite a departure architecturally from the more recent modulars, which are mostly full of angles, rather than curves (tower on AS not withstanding)
  13. Long live the 4-stud wide [MOC]

    I, like you, grew up on 4 wide cars of the late 70s and 80s. I’ve just got back into minifig scale building after the last 2 ½ decades being a technic only builder, and have found the “new” 5 and 6 wide vehicles quite hard to design and build. I’ve ended up buying city sets just to learn techniques and have a parts stash, although I don’t think they fit in well with the Modulars, which is what I build now. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this.
  14. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    OMG, I’ve just realised why I think the PR doesn’t fit in with the rest of the street I have. (PR, PC, DO, BB, AS), It’s the pitched roof. Non of the others have them. Ok AS has the middle building but stuck in between flat roofs. It lends such a different character. I agree, and a pitched roof building might also take away the American feel I think my street has.
  15. Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I really hope that it’s not a re-release of an existing building. I only have the last 5, but really want a variety of buildings to expand the modular street. I’d also welcome a growth of modulars into streets, with corners having more street furniture like signs, and signals, perhaps a bit like GBHQ.