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The LEGO Modular Buildings collection has been going strong for the past ten years, but some people say that the series is getting a little boring, a little too predictable, and LEGO needs to add something a bit more surprising to the line. Well, check out the LEGO Mecha Townhouse by hiddenderek, recently posted on LEGO Ideas. šŸ™‚

At first glance, it looks like the LEGO Mecha Townhouse is just a regular building, tucked between two sides of the #10218 LEGO CreatorĀ Pet Shop. It comes with delightful yellow walls, white trims, and sand-green roof tiles. Sweet, but nothing too unusual, right?

But don’t let this cute little house fool you! It’s actually full of unexpected secrets! If you fold open the sidewalls and detach the baseplate, you will notice some arms and legs hidden inside… Wait! This is not a house! This is a mech! And it can walk!

As you can see on the pictures below, the walls fold out using large LEGO figure ball-joints (also referred to as CCBS bones). The arms are kept in place with a simple rail system. The legs are a little more complicated, with vertical ratcheting joints that allows you to splay the legs out, and they also slide on long axles so that they can be folded up and out. Both the arms and legs are quite poseable for such a large mech.

And, that’s not all! Did you notice the cockpit under the roof? Besides being the operational center of the mech, that’s actually a detachable escape pod, in case things go wrong. This house is ready for anything!

Below is the LEGO Mecha Townhouse in battleĀ against some of the mechs from The LEGO Movie, the LEGO Nexo Knights collection, and even the #21109 LEGO Ideas Exo-Suit. Who is going to win?

Hiddenderek shares the following on his LEGO Ideas page: “I wanted to make a townhouse that fully transforms from a LEGO Modular Building compatible house, to a mech, with cockpit, arms, and legs that fully support the weight of the body and can fold up. This is what I came up with; the LEGO Mecha Townhouse. It is build using about 1,600 pieces. Enjoy!”

If you like the LEGO Mecha Townhouse, and would like it to become an official LEGO set, you can vote for it on LEGO Ideas. If 10,000 people like the project, LEGO will consider releasing it under the LEGO Ideas line. I have already voted, as I would love to have a walking house hidden on my LEGO Modular Buildings street! And to see the other LEGO Ideas sets originally submitted by LEGO fans, you can check out the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Mech Townhouse? Would you like to add it to your LEGO city or your LEGO Modular Buildings collection? And what do you think the next LEGO Modular Building could be or should be? Feel free to share in the comment section below! šŸ˜‰

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With all the talk about LEGO VIP members getting early access to the #75192 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon ahead of the official release in October, it kind of slipped under the radar that the #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station is also available for LEGO VIP members a couple of early. šŸ™‚

The #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station is the latest in the LEGO Winter Village series, which LEGO fans enjoy to assemble and display around Christmas. As you can see on the pictures, the #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station, is really meant to be an add-on set for the #10254 LEGO Creator Holiday Train from last year. It even includes a few straight tracks to add to the curved track pieces that come with the train. The little station and old style bus also fits in perfectly with the previous LEGO Winter Village buildings and vehicles.

Here is the official description of the set: Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent. 902 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

In the designer-video below, you can take a better look at both the exterior and interior of the station, as well as the bus, the minifigures, and new or recolored LEGO elements.

Please note that both the #10254 LEGO Creator Holiday Train (from 2016) and the #10249 LEGO Creator Winter Toy Shop (from 2015) are still available, although we could expect some shortages with the release of the #10259 LEGO Winter Village Station, and as we get closer to the end of the year. People will try to complete their LEGO Winter Village collection before the holidays, and the setsĀ alsoĀ make excellent Christmas gifts.

If you are a LEGO VIP member, I suggest that you get the #10259 LEGO Creator Winter Village Station now, before it becomes available to the general public on October 1st. You may also consider picking up the previous sets from the last couple of years, if you don’t have them already. You can find all three setsĀ at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Winter Village Station? Do you collect the LEGO Winter Village sets? Are you planning to add the train station? Feel free to share in the comment section below! šŸ˜‰

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