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  1. DeanLearner

    Is there any huge MOC of Assembly Square

    Have you considered whether Modding the original design would resolve your issues with it? I also had a few problems with some areas (mainly the colour-blocking of the medium nougat building, and the somewhat unfinished nature of the roofs of the middle and right-hand buildings), and so made a series of modifications instead.
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    [MOC] De_Marco Bricks&Wheels (vol.2)

    Good to see you back! You’ve still got it! I love the milk float.
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    [MOC] Book Hop, a used book store

    Like it! Slightly troubled by what the minifig is doing in the bathroom without their trousers though...
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Yes I think that is likely to be the best combination. I saw a photo from a review on a French website with the DO-CG combination and it looked pretty good - better than DD-CG which looks awkward with two vertical faces of similar width immediately adjacent. Unfortunately I don’t have FB, but I suspect that might work well to the right of CG. Better than DD, which again would clash with the two protruding white sections both very similar and immediately adjacent.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    So.... has anyone bought and built this yet? I’m pretty sure we’ve had plenty of feedback by this time in previous years. I want to see what it looks like lined up with different combinations of the other modulars before committing to buying it (though I’ll probably wait until x2 or x3 VIP points anyway).
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    Where should the next People at the ____ take place?

    Would love to see some parts from the Roller Coaster set. Sadly I think it’s unlikely we’ll get a version of the lemonade stand, but it’s not unreasonable to think we may get the pink beehive recolour for the candy floss / cotton candy.
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    Future Star Wars Minifigs

    Totally agree! I know TLG often like to reserve the most sought after minifigs for the most expensive sets, but were they to do a “Laser Sword Crait Face Down” set in the $30 price bracket, including Luke, Leia, and Kylo Ren, then it would pretty much fly off the shelves.
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    [MOC] Row home

    Great work! You’ve done well to avoid the temptation to overcomplicate things, and there is a good balance between realism and nice technique.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Any chance they’re dealing in illegal cookies?
  10. DeanLearner

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Interesting thought. To be honest, other than the odd rare set, like the recent UCS falcon, or the first people pack (with the wheelchair), I have no conception of how/to what extent advertising extends beyond the enthusiast community. I don’t even have a clue as to how many modular sets are sold, and what proportion of those people would be considered serious fans (the cost investment alone would suggest they are not casual purchases).
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Hmmmm, well I’m not sure how well the concept of a garage can be realised within the modular scale (I was very sceptical of the idea when previously suggested). Hopefully this might flush out an official press release now though! (a la the DD announcement).
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    [MOC]Malaysia Style Coffee Shop

    Very nice! Have you designed it for a specific layout? What would you envisage going to the side of the building where the balcony is? Without overlooking the more detailed and ornate architectural features, I’m curious about the technique for the roof - I can’t tell from the photo. Are they medium nougat tiles, or sideways masonry bricks that you managed to attach at few enough points to provide the “wonky” orientation to simulate roof tiles?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    That’s a fair point, and toy purchasing is probably more of a zero sum game than cinema ticket purchasing. However... I would anticipate that the vast majority of people buying the modulars are AFOLs (or at least TFOLs - teen fans - is that a thing?!), will be more more switched on to social media/online news. Plus, they are far more likely to be anticipating the release schedule, and so would either hold off making purchases awaiting January, or know they can safely wait up to several years to make a purchase (e.g. until x2/x3 VIP points). So ultimately I’m not sure to what extent your counter argument would hold up, or reflect the marketing strategy of TLG. Obviously IP protection is always going to be a concern (though maybe less after recent legal victories in China?). However, a strategy of cryptic teasing has been done with multiple expert/advanced sets in the past year (UCS MF; Bugatti Chiron; WV Firehouse), to popular acclaim within the AFOL community, so I don’t see why they couldn’t do the same for the modulars.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I agree with all the recent comments, especially regarding the commercial benefit from Lego’s perspective in providing at least a little teaser information. I personally wasn’t impressed with the “official” line (via the Ambassador system) requesting that we not share leaks. Given that this complete shut down of information is entirely self-imposed by Lego, I think it’s a bit rich for them to complain when people want to know anything they can about such a much-anticipated set.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think I would be slightly disappointed if it was a Police station, not least because Jamie has previously said that they try to only choose a subject for a modular if they think they can add something new, and I feel like we’ve seen lots of good Police Station MOCs in past, plus there are always multiple City Police Stations available that could be converted to the modular format. I’d definitely rather see something new, and agree that an Art Nouveau Music Hall (with some recolours or new molds) would be a dream come true.