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.

  • Max LaChance


  • Kilgannon

    Where’s the Dexter Jettster minifig?

  • Nigel Hill

    Nice to see the teal. I wonder if this is this the old dark turquoise back or if it is a new shade. It helps to fill a significant gap in the current colour palette.

    Nice design overall for this set.

    • Aanchir

      It is the old Dark Turquoise (107 Bright Bluish Green)! It’s actually been back for a few years now in textile parts like skirts and capes, but it’s good to see it back in bricks.

      • Nigel Hill

        Thanks! The other week I saw a couple of 1×1 plate wth tooth on one of the Disney princess sets that looked to be Dark Turquoise but I was not 100% sure. So glad they are bringing it back.

  • Michael

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Anonymous Hutt

    This does not strike me as a modular building-it strikes me as another Lego Ideas rip-off. There was a classic 1950s diner on there that was rejected for unknown reasons. Guess it was because Lego wanted to steal yet another idea.

    And what’s up with the minifigure heads? Shouldn’t they all have neutral, smiling heads?

    • myscrnnm

      Which LEGO Ideas 50s diner are you referring to? Because I can find nothing else that looks like this. And what do you mean “another?”

      • The Anonymous Hutt

        Ghostbusters Head quarters and Might Micros specifically.

        • myscrnnm

          Ghostbusters Headquarters was not a stolen LEGO Idea. One, LEGO already possessed the Ghostbusters license when that Idea was submitted; two, there are only so many ways a set can look if it’s based on an existing object; and three, the LEGO set differs drastically in both play features and building techniques compared to the Ideas submission.

          What Ideas submission is Might Micros based on? (not a rhetorical question; I genuinely do not know)

    • CadeSky

      That’s something that I am actually glad to see change here. I understand the “classic quality” of those smiley faces, but Lego has moved on in so many ways…different faces are good IMO.

    • Aanchir

      LEGO doesn’t steal Ideas projects, and the only people who believe they do are ignorant of LEGO’s production schedules. In general, development for LEGO sets begins 16 to 18 months before the set is released. The LEGO Ideas 1950s Diner (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/1c67f97c-a24d-4c8f-af8d-65026dfdecba) didn’t pass review until last December — development on this set would’ve already been well underway by then. The same applies for other supposed “thefts” like the Sandcrawler, Helicarrier, and Ghostbusters Firehouse.

      It’s true that this set probably played a role in the Diner project being rejected, but not because LEGO stole the idea, but rather because the idea conflicted with something LEGO was already working on. It’s not like copying the diner project would have shortened the development process in any way, considering it and the Downtown Diner look nothing alike.

      • The Anonymous Hutt

        You have a point, but I believe the other sets that I mentioned, the GB Headquarters and Might Micros do not fit that the mentioned timeframe. Besides, you have to admit that those two products are nearly identical. It is still possible Lego went “we want to make a GBH”, and then saw the ideas project. They then went, “This is how we’ll make OUR GBH!” Also keep in mind that most of these projects on Lego Ideas in question were submitted months before they were entered in a review, the review started, or the review ended. That is plenty of time for Lego to see an idea and like it enough to “steal” it. I love Lego, but some of their practices make me question them as a company.

        Oh and by the way, as a piece of advice, it isn’t best to start off your comment with an insult, makes you seem like a jerk.

        • Aanchir

          You know what else makes you seem like a jerk? Questioning LEGO designers’ integrity by insinuating that they are lazy and intellectually dishonest enough to steal ideas instead of coming up with them themselves. I’ve met Marcos Bessa (the designer who created the Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters), and he’s explained that he was working on a Ghostbusters firehouse concept before LEGO Ideas even announced that the Ecto-1 had passed review. The fact that it resembles the Ideas project that came later is no surprise, since they’re both based on the same real-life building and the doors on both models are scaled to the Ecto-1 set. When two expert builders try to replicate the same subject at the same scale it should be no surprise that their models look alike and use a lot of the same techniques — more often than not those just happen to be the best solutions the current LEGO parts palette allows.

          I’m sorry if I sound a bit short-tempered, but there has never to this day been a compelling argument for a LEGO set being copied from an Ideas project. Theories like that are naive, insulting, and they get old fast.

        • Purple Dave

          The Firehouse is tied to the Ghostbusters license, which was obtained for the release of Ecto-1. Mighty Micros is tied to the DC Superheroes and Marvel Superheroes licenses, which started the same year as the first Cuusoo set was released (minifigs count, even if they did their best to make sure that nobody got any of them). Neither project would have been allowed to pass the review process. Pre-existing licenses are off-limits to the Ideas team. They’ve tried to make that very clear in the past, but there’s a number of people out there who seem to think that “no” means “unless the license is part of the Ideas line, or you come up with a different type of model than we’ve ever done under any random license”.

          Now, you want to talk about someone getting shafted on their Ideas project? Two different Doctor Who projects passed the 10k mark during the same review period. One got accepted, and the designer got free copies of the set and profit-sharing on sales of the same. The other project got declined. The final set ended up a blend of the two. As far as I know, the second designer didn’t even get a compensatory copy of the set, like the guy who proposed the Firehouse did.

  • Chris Owens

    these aren’t the right faces 🙁

  • myscrnnm

    I love that even though it’s intended as a side modular, it would also look great as a corner piece.

  • CadeSky

    This looks amazing!

  • James Busch

    They didn’t give them the roght faces! First they stopped only using already-existing pieces then they started using uniquely printed pieces and finally stickers and now this? I don’t see these as modulars anymore.

  • James Busch

    Ugghh they included the wrong faces!!! First they started including uniquely printed pieces, then stickers, then new parts, now this! These aren’t part of the same line anymore. At least the build looks great!

  • TypoCorrecto

    Give me now!

  • Sidney Vega

    It’s kind of annoying when people complain about the faces as if they want everyone in their city layout to look the same. I’m happy I don’t see a bunch of the same faces in this set. I’m just thankful it is a unique set and I look forward to buying it. I wish it were taller, but that’s what Bricklink is for.

    • BrickStud7

      For me at least it’s a matter of nostalgia regarding the face printing changes. The modular series was the only remaining line that was still releasing the classic smiley minifigure. Now that they’re gone, it really doesn’t separate this line from any of the other lego lines like City or Creator. I do really enjoy the expressions on the bodybuilder and the rock star since it adds so much to their character for this set. Although, I will still miss the simplicity of the old faces.

  • bwap

    I like the idea, and most of the execution, but I reeeally don’t like the “Diner” up there. Doesn’t look good to me.

    • BrickStud7

      I totally agree, it’s just…off. When I get my copy I think I might modify the “D” so it’s the same height as the other letters. Even then, it might still be too large ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Purple Dave

    Elvis is wearing TLBM Robin’s tuxedo sans bowtie, so it’s kind of a shame that they went with dark-red grille tiles instead of Jack Sparrow’s sash for bacon. The boxer’s face and hair remind me of some actor, but I can’t recall who. I think he was in a cop show, and it’s not his usual look. Kinda ticks me off that they, yet again, made red boxing gloves but blue is still exclusive to Team GB.

    • Ichabod McCallister

      I thought the exact same thing about the bacon…. the boxer looks like Will Ferrell as Ron Burgendy

      • Purple Dave

        The person I’m thinking of is more of a serious actor (or perhaps just more of an actor in general), and is more likely to play the straight man if he is in a comedy. He usually has short hair and a clean shaven face. He grew a thick mustache and let his hair get a bit shaggy for some role in the last few years, but I don’t think it was something I watched.

        However, I did just realize last night that the guy who plays Mel Gibson’s role on the Lethal Weapon TV series also looks a bit similar (just not as much as the other guy I’m thinking of).

    • Jordy

      Jack Sparrow’s sash is part of his hairpiece. What are you talking about?

      • Purple Dave

        That’s his bandana, not his sash. Go look at the Brickheadz Jack Sparrow and tell me you don’t see a slab of bacon hanging at his waist. Ichabod sees it…

  • Ricky Lynk Jr.

    WOOOOF day 1 all daaaay…. 50s diner, boxing gym and recording studio… man i love this cant wait for it