Around this time of the year rumors begin circulating about the 2015 LEGO sets. We have discussed practically all upcoming sets a few days ago (see: 2015 LEGO Sets News & Rumors…), but there is one set that was not on the list; the 2015 LEGO Modular Building. Don’t get too excited, I don’t have any concrete information yet, however rumors on next year’s LEGO Modular Building are starting to get solidified. So let’s talk about this. 🙂
As you probably know, the LEGO Modular Buildings are highly popular with collectors. So far there has been nine sets released in the series – one set each year. The LEGO Modular Buildings are all in the price range of $150-$200, can be interconnected and configured in different ways, and are highly detailed minifigure-size buildings suitable both for play and display. Here is a list of all LEGO Modular Buildings for your reference:
- #10190 LEGO Modular Market Street – released in 2007 – RETIRED
- #10182 LEGO Modular Cafe Corner – released in 2007 – RETIRED
- #10185 LEGO Modular Green Grocer – released in 2008 – RETIRED
- #10197 LEGO Modular Fire Brigade – released in 2009 – RETIRED
- #10211 LEGO Grand Emporium – released in 2010 – AVAILABLE
- #10218 LEGO Modular Pet Shop – released in 2011 – AVAILABLE
- #10224 LEGO Modular Town Hall – released in 2012 – AVAILABLE
- #10232 LEGO Modular Palace Cinema – released in 2013 – AVAILABLE
- #10243 LEGO Parisian Restaurant – released in 2014 – AVAILABLE
As far as the 2015 LEGO Modular Building, there has been rumors circulating for some time now that it will be a Police Station or Detective Agency, and recently a member at the Brickset forum by the name Paperballpark stated that he has been informed by a reliable source (which usually means that the person works for LEGO) that the next LEGO Modular Building is indeed going to be a Detective Agency, will be available on January 1st 2015, and the price will be £132.99. Please still treat this information as a rumor as there is no official information available about the set, however at least the price and the release date sound right and are in line with previous sets in the series.
There is no information on how the set will look like, however it is reasonable to believe that the Detective Agency will be more Sherlock Holmes style rather than the modern LEGO City Police and high-tech LEGO Ultra Agents sets. An old-fashioned Detective Agency would match the look and feel of the other LEGO Modular Buildings better. It is also expected that the building will include other sections; perhaps an apartment or small shop. The building could even be split, like the #10218 LEGO Modular Pet Shop – that would be nice, don’t you think?
I couldn’t find a good example of a fan-created LEGO Modular Detective Agency, however there are a couple of LEGO Modular Police Stations listed on LEGO Ideas that are pretty nice. I guess their chances of becoming an official LEGO set are going to vaporize if the rumor about the LEGO Modular Detective Agency indeed proves to be true. Anyhow, here is one of the projects that I liked by LEGO fan ezzkazz.
As I have mentioned the LEGO Modular Detective Agency is still a rumor, but it is certainly exciting and fun to talk about. I’m sure more information will be available within the next couple of months. In the meantime you can check out the current selection of LEGO Modular buildings at the Online LEGO Shop. They are a little hard to find as they don’t have their own category, but they are listed under the LEGO Creator section and the Hard to Find section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The next LEGO Modular Building set that will be retired is the #10211 LEGO Modular Grand Emporium, so if you are planning to collect the series, I would get that one first. I have also heard rumors that the #10224 LEGO Modular Town Hall may be retired early as that seems to be one of the least favored sets due to the higher price and lack of interesting details. And as far as which one is the best LEGO Modular Building set, I would vote for the #10243 LEGO Modular Parisian Restaurant – it is such a sweet building and so full of details, you can’t go wrong with it!
So what do you think? Do you collect the LEGO Modular Buildings? Or are you planning to? Which one is your favorite so far? And what do you think of the LEGO Modular Detective Agency? Any ideas on how it might look like? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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