RuffDraft

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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I instantly disliked the Corner Garage, but I instantly love this one. I think the town house has a little resemblance to the colours of Pixar's Up house, and the book store is truly delightful. It would have been even better if the interior of the book store had more books etc. but I'll wait for the YouTubers reviews, and see what else is to find in there... as it looks like there's a nice ledge where people can go to read a book too... which is pretty awesome, and similar to a book corner that you'd have in a classroom. The details on the edges of the Book Store look great, and I love the facade in general to both buildings. They don't look as nice at the back, but I'd rather there was an imbalance between the front and the back, as we look at the front so much more (unless you have a 360 city). Love the curved staircase outside the town house, and the post here showing multiple layers of them in different colours is pretty amazing... if I had a city, and a tonne of money, I'd buy the bricks to build a row of them for sure. Great that we have a tiled floor in the book shop as well, and lots of great story elements overall with the plane and ladders. Is there a way to get upstairs in both buildings though?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    😂 Definitely. Not long now. 2-3 weeks, and we should know!!! 😬
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'd love either of these too. I dislike all the City Police Stations – too oriented towards kids' interests, so a more adult version would be sweet. Yeah, I'm with @nikhkin in that it's unlikely we'd see a modular casino. I think it would be a really great MOC, but as someone who knows someone who lost themselves in a Casino and racked up 5 figures of debt in one evening following being dumped by his girlfriend, I agree that Lego shouldn't promote a casino to children, regardless of the age range stated on the box. 16 isn't old enough for someone to gamble... and whilst playing with toys that centre around gambling isn't illegal, I don't think it's very Lego. E.g. Deadpool never being reproduced as a mini figure once they were aware of his antics etc. At least we're all excited for the new modular though!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    No, we used to in a way... we used to have corner shops / newsagents, where you'd buy your newspapers and a few other bits, alongside sweets. The sweets would be behind the counter, and you could get a bag of whichever sweet you fancied that came measured in weight in front of you... but we don't have anything like that anymore... most people shop at the bigger supermarkets, or online... it's a shame because independent stores have been pretty much put out of business, and town centres / shopping centres are dying due to Amazon et al. Yes, I agree. A Post Office next to a book store would be EPIC! I would love a Post Office on its own, and a Book Store on its own though... I really don't like that Lego feel the need to mix so many things into one building... I get that it can please more people, but single use buildings just have so much room for expanding on ideas... either way, I love every modular building, and will be buying whatever set comes out. I'm with you. I have a tiny office, and around my iMac are different modular sets (PC, BB and DO), alongside the Tree House that was released earlier this year. I am hopefully moving out next year, and I have all the other modulars except for the MS, GG and CC... so I'll hopefully get to make a small town then... it's a shame that the Earth isn't twice the size and buildings aren't half as expensive! That way, I could afford to make a room out of Lego! I'll probably end up having it on shelves, rather than a city... but I really want to use my train track... it only comes out when the Christmas tree goes up.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Haha! I'm sorry. I don't mean to crush anyone's dreams. I hope for you that it's a Soda Shop! I've just never heard of one... in comparison to every other modular building, whereby I know what it is, regardless of which country it belongs to.... if that makes sense? Whereas I think a lot of Europeans might look at it with raised eyebrows, like, "What is it?" But it's cool... I'm all for whatever it is! Ahhh OK! That makes more sense. Thanks for explaining!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I’m guessing a soda shop is American? We don’t have shops that just sell pop over here — well they do, but amongst other things, such as newspapers — but we have had diners, I think a Soda Shop is very specific to Americans, so I’m uncertain if that would filter down into a Lego set, when they’re not very iconic / known outside of the States? Everyone has seen American Diners in films, but I don’t recall seeing a soda shop??? An ice cream shop would be cool, and reminiscent of the latest Stranger Things’ series too!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Preach! Also, just because a building was built in the 1950s, doesn't mean it wouldn't be around in the 1980s... so a 1950s looking building could still come with 1980s kit, or 2010s if they wanted it to... Anyways, just here for the rumours and excitement! Can't wait for the new modular building!!!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Not wrong at all – I would love a book shop; especially if it resembled an English town building, or something like the book shop in You've Got Mail. As an ex-teacher, we used to make such a big deal of our book corner in the classroom, and children would get lost in the world of books there if they had a stimulating book to read. I think book shops would have great storylines for a modular building too. Like in the book, "Words in Deep Blue", there are hidden messages in the book store left by each visitor to the store... not sure how this could be replicated in a modular building, but it's just one example of how book stores can come to life... it could be that special place in the Lego Town where people go to escape the craziness of life. I'd love it!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Yeah, but he sort of dismissed it when he was asked. He seems to think it doesn’t classify as a hotel, though I completely agree with you. I think it’d be completely different. Does seem like too much of a crossover, but if Jamie thinks it... I do agree too... so many mini figures and nowhere for them to live. I’d still love a police station. I would never buy one of the City set versions.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    If Jamie gets his way, it’ll be a hotel? I think he dropped a massive hint in that interview a couple years back, and we’ve had all other rumoured sets really. The garage was rumoured when the Diner was, and instead it followed the year after. a vintage car would sit nicely outside a hotel too, but I agree that’s most likely for next year‘s set (2021).
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This set gets pretty bashed on in the Facebook groups as well – I own it, but like most of my modulars, I haven't had the time to build it yet. Looking forward to it, as I did think it looks great in the store!
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Such a shame. The London store tends to have older builds still available. I bought the Winter Toy Shop after that was discontinued on eBay, only to go into the store and see it available as new there... it's not worth the flight though! No guarantees! Mental how quickly they sell out once they become discontinued! Definitely pick it up though - such a great build!
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Ah well! We can post our setups next year and see how we're getting along! At least we had our train this year - I loved it!!!
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Haha! I wouldn't go that far! I'm going to light the winter village setup next year. I had a new camera for this year, and I needed to test its low light performance for my business and see which ISO level I could push it to without getting too much grain, so I figured the train setup was as good of a test as any. Next year, I'm going to properly light it all, and have a go at doing a real commercial level quality film. I really enjoy watching trains go around, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with next year's setup! Shame I don't really have much of a space for a LEGO train if it's not underneath a Christmas tree. Maybe when I move out, I'll make something of a small space within the house and then I can enjoy them year round! Hope your new setup works out well! :)
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    TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    Hey @Bartosz, I too purchased a Lego Winter Train Station set, but did not find the time to build it, so my setup, shown in the video below, uses only the Winter Train Set, along with the Winter Toy Shop. I believe the vehicle and the train crossing are from the Train Station set, but like I say, didn't have time to build that this year - I'll be sure to do it next year! Hope you enjoy the video - I didn't spend too long on it - I was just testing out the low light capabilities of my camera. This is only lit by the Christmas Tree lights and some ambient light is supplied by the TV. I do have my own video lighting setups, as I do make films for a living, but this test was to see how well the GH5S performs in low light.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Sounds wise. It's such a shame that the Brick Bank has sold out... is it still not available at the larger stores? Definitely get it - it's my favourite of the three modulars that I've built: BB, DO and PC. I did pick up the BB, AS and DO in the sales... I think I got really lucky in the UK in 2017, as there were a lot of sets on sale that year at different department stores. Hope you find an affordable BB at some point. Looking forward to picking up the CG later in the year - looks like a really nice set, but hoping LEGO outdoes itself a year from now with the next modular building and gives us something that knocks our socks off! I've got about £30 in VIP points too... but if it's not on sale at the Lego store, I'll pick it up from Smyths instead, as I think it'll be on sale there on Black Friday later this year. See what happens!
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    10264 Corner Garage

    So, I was supposed to be buying this modular on January 1st, and my girlfriend gave me the money towards it for Christmas, but after a long consideration, I decided to put my own money towards the money I was given and picked up the Town Hall instead. I spent far more money on a NIB eBay Town Hall than I ever thought that I'd spend, but I'm glad that I did, as I think it's the most outstanding modular in terms of its looks and size. It's probably not a great investment, and definitely something that I'll probably look back and say, "What were you thinking?" but I watched the Black Friday sales in 2018, and I think I'll pick the Corner Garage up that weekend in 2019 instead, and have it as my Christmas present for 2019, rather than this past Christmas. I'm now missing the first three modulars and the Corner Garage. I'm not so sure whether I should buy the CC and GG second hand next year, as all of my sets so far have been NIB. The price for each of those sets new is too much though. I am a collector of sorts, I guess... I have that bug inside me, but something tells me that I'll probably only get the newer sets from here on out. I've been really lucky, as I only got into Lego in 2017, but I've only bought two sets myself: The Fire Brigade and half of The Town Hall. The rest have been Christmas presents or birthday presents or from Amazon vouchers that I received when I left my job to start my own business. It's been such a hectic year that I've only built three of the sets I own: The Palace Cinema, The Brick Bank and The Detective's Office, but this year looks a lot quieter, so I think it'll be a different story come next Christmas! Hoping to build at least three more!!! I'm going to start with either The Fire Brigade or The Town Hall in March. Because my girlfriend paid half towards The Town Hall, she wants to build it with me. We've built the smaller sets together, but I really enjoy learning from how the modulars are pieced together... but I guess I can share just this once! Is anyone else like this?! Anyways, just thought I'd share considering I'd mentioned that I was going to get it, and haven't. A lot of comments on Fb seem to be favourable. A lot of people seem to be enjoying the build, and I definitely think it's a great modular overall! For those that do buy it, enjoy!
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    MOC: Gingerbread Express

    Incredible design! Everything about it is just perfect! Well done! Like others, I would love to buy the instructions! Thanks for sharing!
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I would personally be quite annoyed if LEGO replaced a Creator Expert creation with a licensed modular set. We've had Joker's Mansion and other sets that can be modified into modular buildings from the superheroes section of Lego, and that's all well and good, but for me, the modulars are a look into the real world of Lego, where superheroes don't exist and people have every day problems. I love the small town-ness of it all, and how the ordinary can be extraordinary... or something as simple as a proposal could be on the front page of the newspaper etc. My town is a bunch of buildings in the world of LEGO! It's not got anything licensed to it, and I think that's quite rare, when Star Wars / Marvel etc. get quite a lot of sets to themselves, and we get the one modular each year... I've included The Avengers in my town at the moment, so I'm not against superheroes by any means, or keeping everything super ordinary, but it's great to have made up buildings that are a creation from a real world building or just from the designers imagination... Just my thoughts! :O)
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Thanks a lot for this insight. Before store opens sounds like a wise move. I'll see how much I drink on NYE, and if I drink too much, then I'll just order it instead. If it's a light NYE, then I'll get up and go for store opening! Cheers! That's great to hear. Thanks for your input too! OK - thanks. Sorry to hear about your lacklustre experiences. Sucks when they don't stock enough products.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Wow... that's surprising given that it's NYD! I wouldn't expect many to show up to buy it... If you order it online, surely you would only receive it on the 2nd, as NYD is a bank holiday? Such a shame... puts me off going to the store, which I think would be a really fun experience to celebrate a new product. Ah well, maybe I'll order it online instead and forgo being a day one buyer. Thanks! Thanks! It's NYD, so I doubt I'll get there for the store opening time. I may be able to though. I may go into the store and ask them how many they're expecting to get and how busy it was last year etc. and see what happens... it's only a small Lego store by me, so I doubt they'd receive that many.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    I'm going to go and pick this up on the 1st... does every store have plenty of them on NYD? Do any Day One buyers know?
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Yes, I definitely agree. I think we're all a little protective of our hobby, and so often when I express my love of LEGO to other adult friends, they'll say, "LEGO?! Are you serious?!" and you'll have to explain to them that it's actually really relaxing past time, and you can create really wonderful things etc. but then when I take them to my mini-city, they'll be like, "That is really cool," but it's not unusual to have them question certain things, and I would definitely have a hard time explaining the Corner Garage... even though I love it as a set and I'm willing to look past the 'real world interpretation'. I love in the video that he talks about the LEGO Universe... I think that's a powerful interpretation, and one perspective that more AFOLs should try to look at LEGO sets from. Definitely agree about the roller door - it's an epic design! When sets are smaller and lack space, AFOLs tend to say, "I can't get my hands in," etc. and people have those types of complaints. With the CG, there's definitely no complaint to be made. Also, it makes total sense, as you say, for the ground floor not to be tiled. I've never been in a working garage that had a nice floor. A showroom, definitely, but not otherwise. Looking forward to NYD too! Ohhhh I must have missed that! I'll go back and watch it again - very cool!
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Hopefully it'll grow on you over time... it's like people say, sometimes, you have to build it to enjoy it. I found the video posted insightful with the designer, and the way the interviewer placed him at #2 of favourite designers after building the CG gives me hope that it's a really great build. I do love a lot of things about it, and I will be picking it up on NYD as my Christmas present. Looking forward to it! Hopefully next year's will be more to your tastes. Same here! It's great to get up close and personal and see the awkward questions answered too. The Octan guy working on it is a massive part of the selling point. People love stories. It's weird that they haven't made more of that fact. He's worked there for 20 years - you'd think he'd be in the designer video etc.
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    10264 Corner Garage

    Hmmm I'm not sure this is directed at me, as I completely agreed with this in my initial post. I think the laundromat goes well with the bank. In terms of the gas station / vet, I do think it's strange by all standards because of the difficulties it would present. E.g. my girlfriend's dog is a bullmastiff, and weighs nearly 60kg. I couldn't carry him up the stairs to the vet. No chance. No way. I'd also be unhappy taking him to a vets where he'd smell petrol the whole time, but I agree that it's picking small parts with an otherwise fantastic set. That's good to know - glad to see that it happens in the real world. This. Was. Awesome. They should announce their sets like this, as it instantly extinguishes most complaints that AFOLs have with the set. I think the reason people are so finicky when it comes to Lego "making sense" it's because AFOLs are aware that their hobby is going to be questioned. If I'm showing off an amazing set to someone, I know that they'll ask questions or make fun of it, like, "I wouldn't take my pet there." etc. and we always feel the need to protect LEGO. So, when we're unable to do so, it looks like we've made a silly decision by backing such a model etc. I can't wait to get this model now... it's grown on me loads. I think it was great to hear that the designer worked on the coolest parts of this build, but it's a shame that they never brought up the car lift... instead making the jokes on the Ghostbusters' vehicle... kind of a wasted question, but he was great at asking the difficult questions. I really enjoy his interviews.