AnnaBuildsLego

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  1. AnnaBuildsLego

    10264 Corner Garage

    I've never ordered anything on Bricklink before --- does anyone think that the reuse of Dark Orange might bring down the cost of Bricklinking the Town Hall? I'm still not enamored with the Corner Garage, but I've always desperately wanted that Town Hall! Missed it because of my dark ages. That's what I love about them too, the gender ambiguity was really freeing. But at least Benny's Space Squad will have some classic smileys for us.
  2. AnnaBuildsLego

    10264 Corner Garage

    The more I look at it, the more my largest issue becomes the colour. In some pictures it looks more brown than orange, and I think that makes it look so much better than the very bright orange that comes across in other pictures. Maybe if the top two floors were done in reddish brown the building would look more appealing.
  3. AnnaBuildsLego

    10264 Corner Garage

    My overwhelming first impression is that it's... fine. I like it a lot more than the Downtown Diner (which is the only Modular I honestly completely disliked personally), but I still don't really feel much toward it. It's really weird to have a vet situated above a car garage, the poor sick pets will be inhaling a lot of fumes. I like the look of the building generally, but I think I'm put off a little by how asymmetrical and haphazard it is --- even on the box image, you can't see the printed vet window properly because the garage bit is blocking it --- and the facade just isn't on the level of detail we've had in the past. I agree with the assessment that it looks like a jumbo-sized Creator 3-In-1; it has that simpler feel, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's just not jumping out at me personally. I do really like the dark orange (although it looks brighter in Brickset's review and that looks a bit garish in my opinion) and there are a lot of good parts in this. But it's honestly bizarre that the building itself takes up so little of the space available, which at that price point honestly isn't acceptable to me. Another mixed bag unfortunately.
  4. AnnaBuildsLego

    What did you buy today?

    Finally picked up the Parisian Restaurant because of the 10 euro off of every 50 deal at Smyths. So excited to build another Modular!
  5. AnnaBuildsLego

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't think it will be a garage either, but I do think that vehicles are going to be a mainstay in the modular line now. It was mentioned that in testing, kids loved when vehicles were included with the buildings (I think that was in the DD designer video). So I think, no matter what building we get, it will come with a vehicle of some kind for the sake of play. That doesn't necessarily take previous guesses off the cards --- A hotel could come with a taxi; a school could come with a small school bus; a museum could come with some kind of van delivering a priceless artifact, and some bandits trying to steal it.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm holding out hope for a proper hotel, even though hotels were technically covered in Cafe Corner. You could have a reception area with a bit of space for eating (because we do know LEGO loves their food establishments!) and lounging about. Then the next floor could have hotel rooms for some interesting and mysterious characters to add a bit of story; and you could also have some space for the hotel workers, and a swimming pool/gym. I know that Friends has covered a lot of this in their hotel, but I think the Modular style would still be incredibly welcome. Similarly to the Detective's Office, I think the Hotel would allow for a kid-friendly version of a mystery narrative. Where DO had a prohibition-style story using cookies, you could convert a spy/mystery style narrative into a more kid friendly story for a hotel modular. Why are these weird colourful characters all staying at the hotel? It'd be fun, I think. Other possible modulars I'd really love: a proper museum would be fantastic, especially to mark 60 years of the brick. You could have some of the exhibitions be nods to old LEGO sets. I'd also love a school or college, as I feel one has been pretty sorely missing; that could be mashed up with a library.
  7. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    That's a bit disappointing if this is microscale, I really wanted it to be minifig-scale. It looks really, really large for a promo set though. I'm hoping that the minifigure pack is also available via Shop @ Home.
  8. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    It'd be pretty cool if there were rollercoaster pieces inside Gringotts for the carts, but that seems more like a MOC idea. I'm completely fine with a set being only the facades of buildings, because these still have such a modular building look. I think they'd include it just to inject some more colour and fun into the scene. All of the other buildings would likely be duller colours, so I could see a designer putting Weasley's Wizard Wheezes in just to add a bit more life to the scene. Plus Fred and George are popular characters who would add draw to the set. The build you can see in the video might not be the finished product completely (like the prototype Great Hall that was debuted originally) but I'd say this is practically confirmation that Diagon Alley will be a set.
  9. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    On Credence's alternate face, is there supposed to be white in the middle of the silver circles? I've been looking at my figure, and it kind of looks like the flesh tone continues beneath the silver circles. Is there meant to be a brighter white, or is it just hard to distinguish the white from flesh tone?
  10. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Sold out in Ireland as well, wow that was fast! I think that's the fastest I've ever seen sets from a regular wave sell out (not D2Cs). Looks like this is going to be incredibly popular.
  11. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Managed to get 9 CMFs so far, no duplicates, including Graves/Grindelwald so I'm incredibly happy. Oh cool, thanks for the head's up! I'm considering getting the Parisian Restaurant soon, but now I'm conflicted haha.
  12. AnnaBuildsLego

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    I don't think that either the M&M's machine or the Engine will go far. The Engine would have to be downscaled significantly and I don't think children would be particularly interested in just an engine on its own --- if it was a full vehicle, it would be a lot more likely. The M&M's machine won't get passed because of safety concerns. Even if most kids would understand the difference between an M&M and a Lego brick, it only takes one instance of a child accidentally swallowing a piece for Lego to be hit with issues. They're not going to want to take that chance.
  13. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Apologies if this sort of thing isn't allowed, but does anyone know a reputable place where I could buy the whole series all at once, rather than having to buy the blind bags? I know there are places where you can buy a whole box but that would be pretty expensive - just wondering if there is any place where you can just buy one of each figure?
  14. AnnaBuildsLego

    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    Wow! Really impressed with the suitcase set! I wasn't expecting to like it so much, but it looks absolutely fantastic. The designers on this HP/Fantastic Beasts wave have done a killer job across the board.
  15. AnnaBuildsLego

    What did you buy today?

    Managed to find Speed Force Freeze Pursuit for 20 euro on clearance at Tesco. There was no way I was going to buy that set at full price just for Reverse Flash, so this was a really welcome surprise.