At the BricKorea fan event in South Korea, LEGO has officially announced the next modular to its popular lineup, the LEGO Creator Brick Bank (10251). The set contains 2,380 pieces and retails for $169.99 and will be in January 2016. Modular fans have been waiting for another corner building since 2013 when the Palace Cinema (10232) was released but we’ll be getting one at the beginning of the year. There will be no early VIP access for the set. Check out the press release and more images of the Brick Bank (10251) below.
10251 Brick Bank
Ages 16+. 2,380 pieces.
US $169.99 – CA $219.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Make a safe deposit at the Brick Bank!
Make a secure deposit at the highly respected Brick Bank, featuring an array of intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the detailed interior, comprising a bank with an atrium foyer, tiled floor, arched windows, ornate chandelier, lockable vault and a transaction counter with security glass; a laundromat with printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines; plus 2 second-floor offices with an array of detailed furniture, fixtures and accessories. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk and an elaborate façade with carving and statue décor, decorative roofline, large arched windows, central balcony, clock and an accessible roof terrace featuring a large skylight.
• Includes 5 minifigures: a bank manager, secretary, teller, and a mom and child.
• The Brick Bank features a bank, secretary’s office, bank manager’s office, laundromat and a detailed façade and sidewalk.
• Bank features an atrium foyer with wide, arched entrance, triangular-patterned floor tiling, ornate chandelier, oxidized-copper colored skylight, transaction counter with hidden alarm buttons and security glass, and a bank vault with safe deposit boxes and a large round door.
• Laundromat features a printed window, tiled floor and 4 laundry machines.
• Secretary’s office features a wall clock, desk, typewriter, cabinet with opening drawers, fireplace and an espresso machine.
• Bank manager’s office features a large desk with banker’s lamp and approval stamp, leather-look chair, printed portrait, statue and a cabinet.
• Accessory elements include a mug, document, camera, candy, blank white paper, chrome-golden coins, 1 chrome- golden bar and banknotes.
• Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
• Unlock the bank vault to access the safe deposit boxes.
• Visit the laundromat for a spot of laundering.
• Stack coins with the coin counting machine.
• Special elements include a printed prize check, printed ground-floor windows, a special printed portrait in the bank manager’s office, plus rare, sand-blue and dark-green bricks, and sand-green window frames.
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant and 10246 Detective’s Office.
• Brick Bank measures over 10” (26cm) high, 10” (25cm) wide and 10” (25cm) deep.
Bricktober 2015 is happening right now at Toys R Us and you can either get a set with purchases of $75 or more or buy them outright for $19.99. For those who don’t have a TRU near them or don’t want to buy the sets off the secondary market, there is some good news. LEGO has upload all four Bricktober 2015 sets onto their servers and you can download them in PDF format so you can build your own.
HKLUG over on Facebook has posted the official images of the LEGO Toys R Us Bricktober 2015 sets. Like with previous years, the sets will be in a mini-modular type that can connect with each other using TECHNIC pins. This year will again feature four different sets being offered starting in October with purchases of a certain dollar amount, usually at $75 or more. During and after the Bricktober promotion periods, you can also find the sets being sold separately for $19.99 each. Thanks to Lee for the email.
Bricktober Hotel (40141)
Bricktober Train Station (40142)
Bricktober Bakery (40143)
Bricktober Toys R Us Store (40144)
With the popularity of LEGO Modular sets with the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246) becoming the latest set released this year, LEGO has announced that they are bringing back some of the more popular Modular sets including Cafe Corner (10182) and the Green Grocer (10185) with a new theme/subtheme called Revival. This weekend at LEGO Stores and Shop@Home, they’ll be selling the sets for a limited time for VIP members. The only catch is there’s no word on what the pricing for the two sets will be. Hopefully, they’ll be the same as before but considering inflation since they sets were first released, I bet they’ll be slightly higher than before.
It was also stated that LEGO is planning to release more Modular sets in the future. There’s no mentioning of which sets will be coming but for now, at least we don’t have to resort to BrickLinking parts to recreate them. Check out the full press release below as well as an image of the sets.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEGO Reintroducing Retired Modular Building Sets With New Theme Called Modular Revival
BILLUND, DENMARK (April 1, 2015) – For many LEGO fans, the 10185 Café Corner and 10182 Green Grocer were some of our most popular sets in the LEGO Modular Building series. For the newer LEGO fans who may have missed out on them, we’re now bringing these sets back, for a limited time, the same way that they were released in 2007 and 2008, respectively. This reintroduction of the sets will also bring a brand new theme called Revival.
To celebrate the return of 10185 Café Corner and 10182 Green Grocer, we are having a special LEGO VIP shopping event that will be one that you won’t forget! This weekend, April 3-5, we are making these two sets available in limited quantities on LEGO Brand Stores and on LEGO Shop@Home. We also have another surprise waiting for you during the checkout process but you’ll have to see what that is for yourself.
We’re aiming to roll out more retired LEGO Modular Buildings in the near future. If you tune into our social media pages in the coming months, expect to see sneak peeks, and hear our LEGO designers reintroduce these sets again in a brand new format.
Modular Revival is just getting started, so you can expect a few things to change over the coming months as we plan to roll out these exclusive sets and who knows, maybe you’ll see other themes be implemented into the Revival series.
We have a lot more to show you.
Word has it that the LEGO Creator Modular Pet Shop (10218) is about to be retired. LEGO Brand Stores are mostly out of them or have very limited quantites available. Although it says out of stock on Shop@Home, you can still order it online or by over by phone but it will ship in 30 days. If you don’t have this set, now is the perfect time to get it since the Double VIP Points event has just started. Thanks to Anthony for the heads up.
Way back in August, we reported that a LEGO Creator Detective’s Office Modular building was rumored to be released in January 2015. Some thought this rumor was total hogwash but today we can now say the rumor has been has now been confirmed.
Over on Eurobricks, there is now a picture of the LEGO Creator Detective’s Office Modular (10246) revealed via LowLUG. According to the November 2014 LEGO Store Calendar, this set is supposed to be revealed this Friday, November 21.
The Detective’s Office (10246) has 2262 pieces and contains three floors with the main building being the agency being above a pool hall. The other buildings include a small apartment/condo complex and a barbershop next to it. There is no official pricing on it at this point but it was rumored to retail for £132.99.
So what do you guys think of the new LEGO Creator Detective’s Office (10246) Modular now that there’s an image of the set?
Update: There’s now an image of the back of the box via akunthita on BrickLink. It has been noted from different sources that the Detective’s Office will be displayed at this Saturday’s Exclusive VIP Shopping Event.
Bricktober 2014 officially starts today at Toys R Us stores. For purchases of $75 or more each week of October, you can get a free LEGO mini modular set and this week you can get the Theater (40180). The Theater is available until Saturday, October 11.
Before we mentioned that you can just purchase the sets themselves but it seems that TRU has taken that option away.
Week 2: Pizza Place (40181) – October 12-18
Week 3: Fire Station (40182) – October 19-25
Week 4: Town Hall (40183) – October 26-November 1