Ranking the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260) to Previous Modulars

LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260)

Now that the dust has settled down on the announcement of the newest modular building, the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260), let’s talk about how it matches up with the existing modulars. Many fans like the 50’s style of the building while some didn’t like how it looked as it doesn’t match up with the architectural styles of the previous buildings. Another complaint I’ve seen is the use of expressive faces the minifigures will have compared to the traditional classic smiley faces.

Compared to the previous modular buildings LEGO has released so far, how would you rank the new Downtown Diner (10260)?



The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30609) Polybag Now Available at Target

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30609)

If you weren’t able to pick up The LEGO Ninjago Movie Lloyd (30609) minifigure polybag bag back in September, it seems that Target is now carrying them in stores as well as online. They are going only $2.99 each or you can get for free with a $29.99 Ninjago purchase or more.

It seems that LEGO is doing more and more of this lately where they are either selling a previous promotional item themselves or having it being sold at another retailer like Target or Toys R Us. This isn’t a bad thing, unless you’re a reseller, because it allows fans to get it again if they for whatever reason missed out on it or didn’t want to make a purchase at the time when the promo was running.


Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

One of the other major reveals today, besides the announcement of the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260), was the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Here we see a lot of things happening including more of Thanos and the Black Order who are trying to obtain the Infinity Stones.

As we know by now, there will be some LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War sets that will be coming out in conjunction with the film. I believe there will be at least six sets that will be coming out in the spring. We know that we’ll most likely be getting new variants of the characters as well as Thanos and the Black Order. I’m also interested on seeing how LEGO can improve on the Hulkbuster suit from the Age of Ultron version.

Three fourths of the way in the trailer, we see a bearded Captain America (Nomad) and Black Panther fighting some four-armed aliens. From the earlier reports, we’ll be getting them in a set and their names are roughly called Outriders but that could change.

The Avengers: Infinity War trailer was my most anticipated one for an upcoming movie. Based on previous experiences, we know that the LEGO sets based on films are a mixed bag but I’m excited about them either way, especially for the new minifigure. What are you most hoping to see with these LEGO sets?

Warning: There are some spoilers from Thor: Ragnarok so I suggest not watching the Infinity War trailer until you see the third installment of Thor.


60 Years of the LEGO Brick Anniversary Set Revealed

LEGO 60 Years of the LEGO Brick (40290)

The LEGO January 2018 Store Calendar has surfaced online and one of the main promotional items for the month is a limited edition 60 Years of the LEGO Brick anniversary set. It will be available with a purchase of $125 or more at LEGO Stores and on [email protected]

The LEGO 60th anniversary set pays tribute to four classic LEGO sets including Classic Castle, Town, Space, and Pirates and they are micro versions of the Castle (375), Airport Shuttle (6399), Space Cruiser And Moonbase (928), and Black Seas Barracuda (6285). It also has a similar style to the 2016 LEGO 50 Years on Track (4002016) employee set.

Thanks to everyone who emailed in about it. I saw it last night but didn’t post due to the impending announcement of the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260) that was shown on top of the calendar. I’ll update with a better image when the PDF copy is available.

Update: The January 2018 LEGO Store Calendar is available and we now have a clearer look at the set.


LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260) Officially Revealed

You may have been wondering what the next modular building will be for 2018 and the wait is now over. LEGO has officially announced the next set in the very popular modular line with the LEGO Creator Downtown Diner (10260). It contains 2,480 pieces and retails for US $169.99/CA $219.99/DE 149.99€/UK £129.99/DK 1399.00 DKK.

10260 Downtown Diner

Ages 16+. 2,480 pieces.

US $169.99 – CA $219.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £129.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Discover a place where music is on the menu!

Drop in at the LEGO® Creator Expert 10260 Downtown Diner, where you’ll discover a healthy portion of fun and surprises. This impressive model features removable building sections for easy access to the detailed interior, which comprises a ground-level 1950s-style diner with a large curved front window, red bar stools, jukebox, counter and an open-plan kitchen. The mid level has a gym with boxing ring, punching bag and weight training room, while on the upper-level you’ll find a recording studio, complete with vocal booth, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet. The facade of the building features pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling with a large ‘DINER’ sign. Other external features include arched windows, balconies and a staircase, plus a pink convertible car and a detailed sidewalk, complete with mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and a streetlamp. This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 6 minifigures.
• Includes 6 minifigures: a chef, waitress, boxer, rock star, manager and a bodybuilder.
• The 3-level Downtown Diner comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed facade with pink-and-teal Streamline Moderne styling and a large ‘DINER’ sign, external staircase, arched windows, drainpipe, balconies, decorative roofline, opening skylight and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk with a mailbox, parking meter, flowerpots and an ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a pink 1950s-style convertible.
• Ground level features 1950s downtown American diner styling with a large curved front window, red barstools, benches, jukebox, candy machine, counter, 2 soda dispensers, and a kitchen with a coffee machine, stove and a cooker hood.
• Mid-level features a gym with a boxing ring, punching bag, weight training room, water dispenser and a wall clock.
• Upper level features a recording studio complete with vocal booth, soundproofed walls, mixing desk and a refreshments cabinet.
• Take a ride in the stylish convertible and head for a diner where fast food and music are on the menu.
• Help the chef prepare the fastest food in town while the roller-skating waitress lines up the orders.
• Drop in at the gym for a couple of rounds in the boxing ring or a good workout on the punching bag.
• Open the skylight and eavesdrop on the making of a hit album.
• Accessory elements include roller skates, guitar, golden record award and a buildable barbell.
• Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
• New decorated elements include a decorated door, album cover, lots of teal-colored and pink-colored elements, and a dual-face minifigure with singing and smiling expressions.
• Special elements include new flower stalks and flower heads, plus 1×3 ‘jumper’ plates, 2×2 plate with 2 studs and a minifigure torso with boxing gloves.
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office, 10251 Brick Bank and 10255 Assembly Square.
• Measures over 13” (34cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.


LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man Available Again at LEGO Store via Flyer

LEGO Gingerbread Man

With three weeks left in the holiday shopping season, LEGO is sending out fliers to VIP members to incentive them with another returning promotional product. When you present the flyer above to a LEGO Store along with a $10 purchase or more, you can get the LEGO Seasonal Gingerbread Man (5005156) for free, until December 23. This is the same promo item from last year and if you missed it, you’ll have another chance to get it if you live by a LEGO Store and have the required flyer. This is the second returning promotional to be returning this year with the LEGO Seasonal Snowglobe (40223) being available for purchase again on [email protected]


LEGO Powerpuff Girls Rumored for 2018

Here’s some pretty interesting news coming out of the Brickset Forums regarding the Powerpuff Girls. Apparently the LEGO Dimensions expansion packs weren’t the last time we will see them as there are a couple of sets rumored for 2018 which include:

Bubbles’ Playground Showdown (41287)
Mojo Jojo Strikes (41288)

This some interesting news as this is something I didn’t expect but they would also add on to the existing minifigures and builds that we already got from LEGO Dimensions. If this rumor is actually true, I would love to have a Mojo Jojo minifigure. What do you guys think of this piece of 2018 news?

**Via Just2Good**

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