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The Next Modular: Town Hall (10224)

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  • We'll pay $250 for it, but will it sell in the stores for $250?

    I don't see $179, that seems too low to me...

    GG had the most parts, then it went down by 100 parts for FB, then down again 100 parts for GE, then down again 100 parts for PS. Now it is going up 700 parts over PS, I see $199 being the right price for this. Of course I'd love $179, and really $20 doesn't matter either way, but that almost seems too cheap to me. :)
  • I love the size but will be less inclined to buy multiples to combine them due to the higher price
  • I love the size but will be less inclined to buy multiples to combine them due to the higher price

    Agreed, a higher price will definitely limit the multi buyers.
  • Just realized that this is another set like Fire Brigade - each town only needs one. I love the flexibility of Pet Shop, where you could buy multiples and space them out around the town, and have a row of brownstones. But Town Hall is already so huge, that any town only needs one. And doubling it would make it GINORMOUS!
  • @airjordan I sincerely doubt that Lego store employees are given future year projections regarding lines. Their comment sounds like speculation, either their own or someone else's. To put it simply, if Lego didn't want that fact revealed, why pass it on to someone as far down the food chain as an employee at a store?
  • edited January 2012
    No way this will be priced above $200. I see it being $189.99.

    That said...it does look rather weird when compared to the other modular sets. Nonetheless, it's on my list to buy.
  • a single GE is undersized,

    Agree, the GE needs to be twice the width, and have an extra floor IMO. I have a box here ready to open for just that purpose :)
    Not to mention that one set of escalators don't make any sense considering escalators, unlike stairs, only go one way.
  • I wouldn't buy this if it was over $200... simply can't afford to spend that much on LEGO, esp. at one shot.

    Do like the building, though, especially the color!
  • It is not my favorite modular...but we will buy it. My kids love these and they make a great display.
  • Let's hope a LEGO employee isn't reading this and decides to charge more for it. I'm quite content at the current price point. As this one is bigger, I can see the price going up, but I would never pay over $200 for this set, based on precedent of the previous buildings. I'd like them to stay consistent.
  • I'll buy it, but I won't put it next to the other smaller buildings. It will be on a block by itself, next to a park, set off the street a little bit with a monument out front and parking.
  • Loving the design the potensial price and the colour. What are the dimensions I can't zoom in enough on that part of the pic on my blackberry.
  • edited January 2012
    32 x 32 baseplate, same as all the rest. Haven't tried counting how many plates high it is.
  • Yeah it's definitely "Back to the Future"ish. Needs some windows along the sidewalls and a nice garden square with a fountain, MOC style :D
    This is a stand-alone building for sure, not part of a line-up.
  • I don't quite understand this obsession with comparing this set to Back to the Future at the moment. It's a town hall, so it has that in common. Most of which have a clock. And pillars. I've seen a post that said that the time is 'only a few minutes away from the time when the lightning struck the town hall in BTTF'... clutching at straws much?

  • edited January 2012
    People are generally really, really fond of 1955 Hill Valley? There are worse things out there for people to latch on to.

    PS - but yes, I agree that there's not a TON of similarity between the two. I guess a clock tower is all it takes.
  • ^^ + ^ if you look REALLY closely, you can actually see a reflection of a DeLorean in the lower windows of the Town Hall....
  • lol... I hope that LEGO does throw us a bone like that in this set. Perhaps a plutonium canister in a closet, or something. A hoverboard in the attic.
  • I don't quite understand this obsession with comparing this set to Back to the Future at the moment.
    Basically, there's a large group of BTTF women groupies and you have to know how to connect with them. If I could afford to drive this little thing around town to attract the ladies, I would:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-Delorean-Time-Machine-BACK-FUTURE-/190624209034?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item2c6216988a

    But alas, I'll settle for building the Town Hall at a table at the local bar and I'll just wait for the ladies to swoon.

  • Hmmm, something that'd sell for $200 would probably fetch about 32,000 yen in retail. But that's regardless of the strong yen. You know how the US gets the best deals ;)
    Also, I wouldn't buy it at retail anyway. So I'd wait until it'd drop at least 30% to 23,000 yen or so.
  • edited January 2012
    I hope these are fair game, the images aren't marked confidential and they're pretty good quality.

    http://www.toyark.com/news/lego-toy-news-12/new-2012-lego-modular-building-town-hall-images-5171/

    Friend showed me this in the morning, I have mixed thoughts, don't like another date on the building, could make for a confusing street with multiple dates on buildings. And aside from the first floor (which looks great) I think the outside of the rest looks a little plain.

    And when you look at the last pic, you see this set is HUGE!
    Actually the dates in the two building are significant in the Lego history
    1932 Fire Brigade (The year Lego was established)
    1891 Town Hall (Ole Kirk Christiansen is Born)

    and town halls are usually around for a long time so I see no problem there!

  • Oh, and I got the info on the release date for this beautiful set!

    February 1st.
  • Actually the custom MOC is much better than this. I wish Lego would start putting out some modern modular buildings. My city looks like its a city from the 1940's with modern cars driving around.
  • I wish Lego would start putting out some modern modular buildings.
    Here here.

  • I had designed a modern (nice looking) apartment block with working glass elevator and a night club underneath. I had intended to build it and sell it on Ebay but I never bothered as I thought no one would be interested in modern buildings.
  • why not? certainly here in the uk, 'grand designs' which is essentially about modern and contemporary architecture, is the most popular housing show on tv and has run to well over 100 episodes.
  • ..I think my wallet is going to wince
  • It looks very small town USA to me. Are there similar looking European town halls?
    Yep - who do you think built all of those small towns? ;-)
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    Actually the dates in the two building are significant in the Lego history
    1932 Fire Brigade (The year Lego was established)
    1891 Town Hall (Ole Kirk Christiansen is Born)

    and town halls are usually around for a long time so I see no problem there!

    I was aware of the first date but didn't know about the second. Figured it had to have some kind of significance.

    It's because were I come from I never see any dates on buildings but someone earlier pointed out that in his small town, a lot of buildings do actually have the year they were built, so I guess that's what you could assume when placing the buildings in a modern town.
  • I can't wait. I think it looks great! I'll get this very quickly after release.

    Brent
  • @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK may be using the word elevator threw you a bit. I'm actually from down the road from you in Coulsdon and I love Grand designs! : )
  • It looks very small town USA to me. Are there similar looking European town halls?


    Yep - who do you think built all of those small towns? ;-)
    Very good point!!

    Are you from the UK? Perhaps when I wrote European I actually meant continental Europe :-)

  • I live in a small midwest town, 2500 people. 5 of the 12 original buildings on main street have the dates on them.
  • That looks great. Hope it's not too tall for the top of the cupboard where I usually put Lego sets.
  • I think this is a sharp looking building. I like that there is some restraint in the facade, but the cornice could be a little more creative.

    This set is also asking for modifications. Not in changing what is there so much, but adding to it. A town hall is just begging to be a free standing building and as such there would be more detail and windows on the sides. I've already imagined ways to make it up to four times as wide.
  • Hopefully they release a police station next because the Town Hall would go perfect flanked by that and the Fire Brigade.
  • Many of you may already know this. Over at Eurobricks, there are some pictures of the back side of the box...
  • ^ and a guy in Romania has started building it...I saw one photo of the instruction booklets and some sealed bricks at EB
  • for those following the pictures, I cannot for the life of me figure out why there is a 9x23 "room" at the back of the first floor whose height runs through all 3 stories of the building. both the 2nd and 3rd floors have balconies that overlook this room, making it a ridiculously high room that is very long and narrow. it's not like a grand foyer or entrance hall at the front, which would make sense. very puzzling.
  • I'm just noticing that the white floors are meant to represent marble.
  • edited January 2012
    @dougts are you sure your not talking about the elevator?

    nvm I think I see what your talking about. Its like the main lobby kinda only its completely open and balconies overlook it.

    I kinda like that design actually.
  • not, not the elevator - the long room right next to it.

    ok, figured it out. its at the back, it's the long room being used as a wedding hall area. the balconies overlook it to allow for more spectators.
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  • wow - thanks!
  • How do you have the set already if it's not out yet?
  • by mistake :)
  • lucky fella in the right place at the right time. Did you even consider selling it rather than opening it dodys?
  • You're funny, you know? :)

    But why should I sell it? And please don't answer "For money"!

    Since I've recently rediscovered my passion for LEGO ... there's no way to sell this or any other package that I own.
  • Is that 'mistake' going to get anyone fired?
  • Does anyone else find the croissants as part of the shield above the door amusing?
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