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LEGO Modular Police Station Designer-Video

The latest in the LEGO Modular Building series, the #10278 LEGO Creator Police Station was designed by LEGO fan-turned-LEGO-designer Chris McVeigh. Chris was well known for his Christmas-themed LEGO creations and books even before joining the company a couple of years ago. As a LEGO designer, Chris worked on the four LEGO Brick Sketches sets (which was a series he started working on before he was hired by LEGO), the #10275 LEGO Creator Elf Clubhouse (the latest in the LEGO Winter Village series), and the just-released #10278 LEGO Creator Police Station. In other words, Chris has been on a roll! In the designer-video included below, he will talk about the police station in detail, including some of the special building techniques, hidden Easter eggs, and more.

Just to recap, the the #10278 LEGO Creator Police Station features a three-story building with a police station featuring awesome little details like an evidence locker, jail cell, interrogation room, and case board (complete with red lines connecting the clues). Next door to the police station is a donut shop brimming with sweet treats, and on the other side of the police station there is a newspaper kiosk.

In the video below, Chris will explain how these building are connected to each other (as well as to other sets in the series) by a fun storyline. And just like other LEGO Modular Buildings, the police station is full of intricate architectural details achieved with clever building techniques and the unique use of elements. Once built, the set measures over 14.5 in. (37 cm) high (including antennae), 10 in. (25 cm) wide and 10 in. (25 cm) deep. It includes 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures, including a new 1940s-era police officer. The price is $199.99. Available at the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #10278 LEGO Creator Police Station is a solid addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings series. I particularly like the color-scheme of the donut shop and the architectural details of the center building. It works well as a small urban police station, but it could also be utilized as a post office, library, museum, etc. – depending on what you need in your city.

What do you think? How do you like the police station? Is this a set you’re planning to add to your city? And what do you think of the play-features and hidden references? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Rob January 5, 2021, 11:18 AM

    I was pretty fortunate that I able to get the Police Station at the Lego Store over the weekend before they sold out of their first shipment. I just need to get the bookstore and I’m all caught up. Dang, these things are rather a pricy addiction. I about the Corner Cafe and Green Grocier when visiting family in Dallas TX and that started the whole modular building hobby. Good thing for Ikea Lack shelving, which looks pretty sharp modeling the modulars, too!


  • Nigel January 5, 2021, 3:53 PM

    I don’t care for this at all. I’ll get it as it’s a modular but, the Lego Ideas submission Police Station is ten times better. This building especially stood next to the previous book store is boring.

  • Tanner January 5, 2021, 8:01 PM

    It looks good with the other modular. I have also seen it next to the Parisian and that looked nice too. I hope I can get it one day.

  • xavier January 5, 2021, 10:14 PM

    Cool set, but I want something a little more interesting. The modulars are starting to look the same. Why not a modern office building? Or a small factory? Or a surf shop?

  • Su January 6, 2021, 7:40 AM

    I’m very excited about this, and I can’t wait to get it. My hubby usually buys the year’s modular for me for my spring birthday, so I have to wait. I like all of the little details inside and the story with it. I like the color scheme with the two sides of the building, and I look forward to learning the new building techniques. At this point, my only negative comment would be that the newstand does not have an opening for the paper boy to go in and out.

  • Emperor P. January 6, 2021, 8:28 AM

    It seems like every designer who works on modulars focuses on doing some crazy creative roofline with weird pieces. 😀

    • Thita (admin) January 6, 2021, 10:31 PM

      Yeah, no kidding! They probably have a contest at HQ to see which designer ends up using the weirdest pieces. I think the roof of the sand-green building in Assembly Square still wins. 😀

  • Anonymous January 6, 2021, 10:55 AM

    You’re doing a great job Man, Keep it up.

  • Su June 13, 2021, 8:39 AM

    I was FINALLY able to buy the police station, and I am loving the build. I am not a fan of the black background on the instructions, though. In the page parts lists, colors like dark brown and reddish brown are very, very hard to see. They outlined black parts, but not these other darker colors. It seems like a huge waste of ink too. I hope they go back to blue background instructions.

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