Every year, LEGO releases an exclusive “modular building” under the theme called “Creator Expert”. Exquisite as they are, the modular buildings not only attract kids, but adult LEGO fans as well. And for many years, LEGO has produced many of them. Much like our annual anticipation towards the latest iPhone, LEGO made it a tradition to empty our wallet every year as well. People expect for the release of a new model, and wait long and hard to get their hands on one. So what’s the fuss? Isn’t it just a toy?
Yes, you can get many modular buildings and make your own LEGO street or even town. And yes, that's why we're all brok
Children’s toy, you might say. For most LEGO sets like the small Speed Champions cars we saw a few days ago, certainly they are, but for the modular buildings, not necessarily the case. Over the years, LEGO gave us exciting modular models like the Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium, and Parisian Restaurant. Nicely designed yet probably too complex for a kid (generally speaking), the recommended age to build a modular building is therefore 16. As traditional LEGO buildings being “too simple and unrealistic”, the modular building series really stand out from regular LEGO sets, becoming something worth appreciation, rather than mere toys.
“Too simple and unrealistic” To let kids play with the minifigures, LEGO always remove the back wall of buildings altogether.
So what has LEGO got in store for us next year?
Welcome to the 2019 modular building: Corner Garage
All children who love both cars and LEGO once want his or her own LEGO garage, and they just realised the dream with this beautiful, elaborate and delicate model!
Every modular building is designed to have a lovely facade (or just a simple front, but good) in homage to different architectural styles with magnificence. The designers always use unique parts and ways to build the exterior, especially the decorations, and fans are always fond of them.
Also, all modulars are set with a fun story. My favourite one is the 10246 Detective's Office, talking about a burglar stealing biscuits and a (sort of clumsy) Detective after him. According to the pictures, it seems that the story will be around "Jo" the garage owner, and of course, the only way to know the whole story is to build the garage with Jo!
LEGO Designer Video
Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!
Drop by the LEGO Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 storeys.
On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style petrol station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp.
This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.
Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Available from 1st January 2019
Price: US $199.99 / DE 179.99€ / UK £159.99 / DK 1,499DKK / AU 299.99
Hope I can get my hands on one! If anyone's getting this, we're looking forward to your review!
Ps. Don't forget to tell us about the story of the set :)