As we have discussed previously (see: LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe), one of the most interesting sets in 2014 has been the #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe. I’m not going to repeat everything we have talked about in the previous post, but the bottom line is the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe is an excellent smaller alternative to the LEGO Modular Buildings, and it also comes with instructions for three different models, so you could buy multiple copies and build each one differently, creating a whole LEGO street! 🙂
Looks like LEGO is having good success with the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe, and in 2015 they are going to add another similar set, the #31036 LEGO Creator Toy & Grocery Shop. This is also a 3-in-1 model with several configurations. It is scheduled for release in January, but will likely appear in select stores in December.
To give you some further ideas about the possibilities with these sets, LEGO recently ran a contest on their Facebook Page, encouraging LEGO fans to build various accessories to the #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe. Below are a couple of ideas they have shown. The bottom line is that these sets are fun, expandable, displayable, and it also looks like LEGO is committed to continue releasing similar sets in the future.
One of the questions that often comes up with these sets is if they are compatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings. The short answer is not really, as they are at a much smaller scale. While the LEGO Modular Buildings are at a pretty realistic scale compared to a human (represented by a minifig), the smaller LEGO Creator sets are as small as possible, and while they do look really good, they are way under normal proportions. However if you are a LEGO Modular Building collector, and you also like these smaller sets, you could expand on them, and add them to your LEGO Modular Building street. Below is an example from flickr member hs0104c. Just look at how naturally a larger version of the #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe looks next to the #10218 LEGO Modular Pet Shop!
As I have mentioned, the LEGO Creator Toy & Grocery Shop will be available in January, and in the meantime you can get the #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? Do you like these smaller LEGO Creator buildings? Have you gotten the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe? And are you planning to get the LEGO Creator Toy & Grocery Shop? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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- LEGO Modulars – Get Them While You Can!
- 2015 LEGO Modular Building Rumors…
- LEGO City Custom Modular Buildings & Vehicles
- LEGO City Mini Shop Series on CUUSOO
- LEGO Parisian Restaurant Walk-Thru Review
- LEGO Modular Palace Cinema Now Available!
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