LEGO Modular Buildings 10th anniversary video

by admin on April 13, 2017

in LEGO Modular Buildings

LEGO recently released a very interesting and informational video on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Modular Buildings. It goes through the history of how the LEGO Modular Building series started, and how it evolved through the years. Watch below. 🙂

The LEGO Modular Buildings have had a long and very successful history, but there are also some twists and turns that you may have not known about. LEGO Creator lead designer Jamie Berard explains how the LEGO Modular Building collection started, how the LEGO Creator team gets inspirations and ideas for the projects, and what made them continue past the originally planned three buildings.

As you can see, there are a lot of really interesting details in this video. And it’s not just the history that Jamie shares. I kept pausing the video to see all the variations of the LEGO Modular Buildings displayed around him. Notice the different facades and color variations of the sets. Aren’t they awesome? I especially like the three versions of the #10190 LEGO Modular Market Street next to each other, the recolored #10218 LEGO Modular Pet Shop, and all the little tablescrap designs that LEGO designers may include in future LEGO Modular Buildings. Oh, and also all those cool scenes from The LEGO Movie with all the Modulars!

Just to recap, there has been twelve LEGO Modular Buildings released so far. The #10182 LEGO Café Corner, the #10185 LEGO Green Grocer, the #10190 LEGO Market Street, the #10197 LEGO Fire Brigade, the #10211 LEGO Grand Emporium, the #10218 LEGO Pet Shop, and the #10224 LEGO Town Hall have been retired already. However, you can still get the #10232 LEGO Palace Cinema, the #10243 LEGO Parisian Restaurant, the #10246 LEGO Detective’s Office, the #10251 LEGO Brick Bank, and the most recently released and very special #10255 LEGO Assembly Square. They are available under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? Do you collect the LEGO Modular Buildings? Which one is your favorite? And what other sets would you like to see in the future? Did you notice any interesting details in the video? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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VirtualMirage April 13, 2017 at 11:14 AM

The burger design was interesting and makes me wonder if they are hinting at a future set. A burger joint, perhaps?

As for what I would like to see in a future set, here are a few ideas I would want to see in my town (some may be combined into a single set): a train station, a library/museum, a hotel, a school, a Lego store, a corner 50’s style silver diner/soda shop, an arcade, a stage theatre, a newspaper press.


admin April 13, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Good notice about the possibility of a burger joint! Most of the ideas that you mentioned (library, museum, hotel, school, LEGO store, diner, arcade) have been requested by others as well. The theatre and newspaper press are new ones though (at least I haven’t seen it mentioned). I would love to see a press! It could make a really interesting interior! 😀


Legostuff71 April 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM

I agree, with those ideas . Did you mention a hospital and or a school. Yes, the Assembly square is definitely on my list to get .


brickmaster April 13, 2017 at 1:54 PM

This is a phenomenal video! I wish Lego would do more like this about the history of different themes. The modulars are some of the most interesting, but I would also like to see similar documentaries on the development and concepts of Technic, Elves, Star Wars, etc. Looks like the Fire Brigade only has a facade? I like how the bell is inserted into the curvy roofline.


admin April 13, 2017 at 2:11 PM

That’s an interesting idea. For Technic, LEGO does share some interesting background videos about the development of some of their larger sets. I would like to see some Star Wars prototypes and concepts, but those are probably tightly under wraps. 🙄


DavidH April 13, 2017 at 2:04 PM

It’s amazing how far the Modulars have come, yet they still remain compatible. The Green Grocer is still considered one of the best sets, but with so many new ones, it’s not such a burning necessity any more to get it. Also, the newer sets are so much more detailed on the inside. I guess this video mean that lego is going to continue with the Modulars? I was a bit worried that after the anniversary set they may stop, or give it a completely different spin.


admin April 13, 2017 at 2:09 PM

I think there would be a riot if LEGO stops the Modulars! 😀


Legostuff71 April 13, 2017 at 7:04 PM

I agree . Why stop something that has a very large opportunity to grow . Like maybe , instead of just one large modular , how about make it a little smaller ( like the pet shop) . Make a theme of them to expand the LEGO cities. Like a vets office the same size as the pet shop was.


admin April 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM

A series of 16×32 baseplate buildings that match the Modulars (half the Pet Shop size) would actually be really nice. 🙂


Humdrum April 15, 2017 at 6:40 AM

I’d like to see some modulars with a ‘less serious’ theme, eg. trampoline store, chocolate factory, steampunk store,…


admin April 15, 2017 at 8:37 AM

Ohhh! I like that idea! 😀 😀 😀


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