Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!

Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!
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The LEGO Group unveiled its latest entry in their celebrated Modular Building lineup this afternoon. Rumors have spread for weeks regarding this set, and the name that most often came up turned out to be correct – Set #10255, is to be called ‘Assembly Square’.  This new set celebrates 10 years of Modular building projects, a theme that Lego launched in 2007, with their Cafe Corner set:

 

Cafe Corner has become quite a collectible, it is currently available on amazon at the bargain price of $2838!  Or, 20 times its original selling price of $139.99!  Cafe Corner was followed by fan favorites Green Grocer, Market Street,  Fire Brigade, and more.  You can learn more about the rest of the modular sets that have been released since 2007 over on the Modular page of the LEGO Wikia.

With Assembly Square, LEGO provides an interesting new Modular.  Here, see for yourself!

It's HUUUUUUGE!
It’s HUUUUUUGE!

 

In the image above, you can see how assembly square measures up to earlier modular builds.  On the left, we can see the Brick Bank with the Detectives office.  On the right, you can see that Assembly Square is as wide or wider than those two combined!  This is a massive set!  Check out the box:

10255 Assembly Square Box art
10255 Assembly Square Box art

 

4002 pieces!  At the part count, Assembly Square unseats the Death Star as the 4th largest LEGO Set of all time.  Once completed, the build measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.  The set includes eight minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO® fan, plus everybody’s ‘favorite’ new part, a baby figure.

Assembly Square Minifigures and Accessories.
Assembly Square Minifigures and Accessories.

 

Assembly Square Minifigures and Accessories.
Assembly Square Minifigures and Accessories.

 

Check out that great dentist chair!  We are also admiring the classic camera and tri-pod, and the minifigure photographer who looks a tad familiar!

 

A Jamie Hyneman LEGO Minifigure?!?
A Jamie Hyneman LEGO Minifigure?!?

If you’ve been dying to set up a Myth Busters MOC, you could do worse than that guy as your Jamie!

The set is packed with features. The three-level Assembly Square features an authentic, elaborate facade with detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed tiled sidewalk with a fountain, outdoor café furniture and two streetlamps. The highly detailed interior includes a bakery, florist’s shop, café, music store, photo studio, dental office, apartment and a dance studio.

Assembly Square levels 1
Assembly Square level 1
Assembly Square levels 2
Assembly Square level 2
Assembly Square levels 3
Assembly Square levels 3

 

Reviewing these pictures in a higher resolution reveals a lot to like!  New parts, recolors, and interesting connections abound!  We also spy a number of call backs to earlier Modular Theme entries. 

Cafe Corner in tile form:

Cafe Corner Call Back
Cafe Corner Call Back

 

as well as the Pet Shop:

Pet Shop Call Back
Pet Shop Call Back

 

Can you find any more?

The set is available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning January 1, 2017, there will be NO VIP early access for this set. LEGO has priced this gigantic set at US $279.99  (CA $329.99 – DE 239.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 2099.00 DKK).

 

What do you think, LEGO Friends?  Buy it or bury it?  For us, this looks like a BUY IT!

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New Tee Shirt Design: Aaron Burr, Sir for fans of Hamilton, an American Musical (that also love LEGO?).

New Tee Shirt Design:  Aaron Burr, Sir for fans of Hamilton, an American Musical (that also love LEGO?).
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Alright LEGO Fashion fans, boy have we got an exciting new addition to our LEGO Fan T-Shirt lineup, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

 

Recently, we contributed a number of LEGO displays to the RVA-LUG LEGO Display at the RVA Makerfest that was held recently at the Science Museum of Virginia.  We showed some of our lamps, our Spider-Man Mosaic, and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens MOC we built with Dennis from drdesignz.

RVA-LUG at RVA Makerfest

 

We took some time to build something new for this event as well.  Something we were inspired to create based on our current musical obsession, Hamilton the Musical.  Our journey towards this american revolution themed LEGO MOC started with Aaron Burr, Sir.  See, we think he is a pretty interesting character in the story of Alexander Hamilton, so we went ahead and crafted a custom LEGO Minifigure tribute to Leslie Odom, the actor that originated this part in the cast of Hamilton.

Leslie Odom Junior as Aaron Burr

 

Here is the minifigure we created to pay tribute to Leslie and Aaron Burr:

LEGO Aaron Burr, Sir and the Duel on the Hudson.
LEGO Aaron Burr, Sir and the Duel on the Hudson.

 

For the curious, that minfigure body is borrowed from the Governors Daughter minifig found in LEGO Pirates set #70412 (Soldiers Fort).  Pretty cool, right?  Well, it is for this fan of Ham -so we figured, why stop there?!?!

To that end, we did our best to craft a reproduction of the stage in the 2 days prior to the Makerfest event.  Here is what we came up with:

 

LEGO Hamilton: An American Musical;
LEGO Hamilton: An American Musical

 

In the background, we have King George and the Schuyler Sisters (well, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Elsa in wigs, that is!).  King George borrows his face from Captain Hook, and his body from a Collectible Minifigure Queen:

LEGO King George III
LEGO King George III

 

Overall, this quick build was a surprising hit at RVA Makerfest, as well as in the few online forums we shared the project with!  So, back to our intro – about that new fashion design for LEGO Fans…  How about a Duel on the Hudson themed watercolor print of LEGO Aaron Burr, on a casual TShirt?

Aaron Burr, Weehawken at Dawn, Guns Drawn T-Shirt for LEGO T-Shirt fans
Aaron Burr, Weehawken at Dawn, Guns Drawn T-Shirt for LEGO T-Shirt fans

 

So, head on over and…



 

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New TSHIRT Design: Classic Camper Van Master Builder

New TSHIRT Design: Classic Camper Van Master Builder
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We’ve got a number of new t-shirt designs for LEGO fans posted over on Amazon, and we’d like to share one with you today.

This t-shirt features a micro take on the classic creator set, LEGO Creator Volkswagen T1 Camper Van 10220.  This mini camper van is a replica of the classic Camper Van from 1962. The shirt is one of the latest in our micro build / master builder tshirt offerings.  We hope you like it! 

 

LEGO VOLKSWAGEN MICRO BUS CAMPER VAN T-SHIRT
VW CAMPER VAN T-SHIRT
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New TSHIRT Design: America Shield Logo

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Hi there, LEGO Friends!

 

We’d like to share with you a new design, inspired by america’s favorite fighting hero, Captain America!  This t-shirt design features a digital build of the Captain’s Shield, in red white and blue bricks.

 

Captain America Shield LOGO LEGO T-Shirt
America Shield LOGO T-Shirt

 

This LEGO Captain America inspired t-shirt is available exclusively on Amazon, so head on over to pick yours up today!

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New TSHIRT Design: My Lil’ Brick Pumpkin

New TSHIRT Design: My Lil’ Brick Pumpkin
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Welcome back LEGO friends!

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that should be a hit with all of you pumpkin spice latte sippin’, leaf peepin’, autumn loving LEGO fans!

 

Today’s T-Shirt design features a LEGO brick built jack-o-lantern and the words ‘MY LITTLE PUMPKIN”!  The shirt is available in adult, and childrens sizes, so whoever your little pumpkin is, be sure and pick up this great design for them!

 

MY LITTLE PUMPKIN TSHIRT LEGO JACKOLANTERN
MY LITTLE PUMPKIN TSHIRT LEGO JACKOLANTERN

 

We think this a a great tshirt for your little builder to wear while out trick or treating with friends, at a school halloween party, or fall festival! 

 

Happy Bricktober, everyone!

 

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New TSHIRT Design: Lavender and Pink Classic Space LEGO LOGO

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Welcome back LEGO friends!

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that may appeal to all of you LEGO Elves and Heartlake City fans!

 

Today’s T-Shirt design features a purple, lavender, and white take on the LEGO classic space logo!  This is the logo you’d find on Benny’s torso, it is a planet with a ship in orbit surrounding it.

 

Purple Classic Space LOGO T-Shirt Design for Master Builders
Purple Classic Space LOGO T-Shirt Design for Master Builders

 

We think this a a great tshirt for your little builder to wear while out with friends at the heartlake city cupcake cafe or riding school.  You could also wear this on a cruise to belville or to Heartlake Highschool if you like, as well!

If heartlake isn’t your scene, head on over to Elvendale and pop this t-shirt on as you attend dragon school with Emily, Farran, Azari, Aira, Naida, Skyra, and Ragana!

 

 

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New Design: DON’T PANIC PLEASE STAND BY Funny LEGO Brick Minifigure Toy T-Shirt

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that will be available under our existing pricing model for the next week!  As we introduce new designs, we’re rewarding our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a funny black and white television test pattern with a drawing of a minifigure head, with a very worried silly face, in the center of the warning symbol. Our new design is reminiscent of the classic retro indian head test-pattern used on black and white televisions up until the 1970s.

This LEGO Minifigure Head test pattern t-shirt is available for the low price of $12.13 for the next 7 days only!

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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New Set Announcement: Volkswagen VW Beetle Press Release (#10252 )

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Another exciting set announcement from The LEGO Group today!  This time it is for their next Creator Vehicle design.  

 

10252 Volkswagen Beetle

 

This new set features a Volkswagen Beetle, accessorized for a day at the beach!  The VW Beetle is the next entry in The Lego Groups lineup of iconic creator vehicles.  Previous entries in this lineup include last years hot red LEGO ferrari, or 2014’s LEGO Mini Cooper.

 

10252 Volkswagen Beetle

 

We are most excited about this set first for its value.  The set will retail at $99.99, which is a great price point for the part count of this set.  Secondarily, look at all of that gorgeous azure blue!

 

Press Release Copy:
10252 Volkswagen Beetle
Ages 16+. 1,167 pieces.
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Head for the beach with the VW Beetle!

Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO® Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-colored, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.
• 1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
• Use the included stickers to choose 1 of 4 license plates.
• Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
• Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
• Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
• Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
• Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
• Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
• VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 11” (15cm) high, 10” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

 
LEGO VW Beetle

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New Design: LEGO Brick Jolly Roger Pirate FLAG in Red

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design that will be available under our new pricing model for the next week!  As we introduce new designs, we’re rewarding our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a red brick built pirate jolly roger symbol, AKA the classic pirate skull and cross bones.  The t-shirt is available in adult and youth sizes, and makes a great summertime beach shirt.

This brick built LEGO pirate shirt is available for the low price of $12.13 for 1 week only!

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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New Design: LEGO Brick Bounty Sailing T-Shirt

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Welcome back LEGO friends!  

 

Today we are introducing a new t-shirt design as well as a new pricing model.  As we introduce new designs, we’d like to reward our nearest and dearest fans with a special pricing window.  Each new design will be made available at the low low price of $12.13, for adult and youth sizes for the first week of publication!

 

Today’s design features a micro scale brick bounty pirate ship on a blue studded ocean.  The t-shirt is available in two formats.  The first features black text for lighter t-shirt colors, while the second features white text, for darker t-shirt styles.

 

The shirt features a small brick built galleon with red and white sails, and a yellow brick captains quarters.  Visible on the sides are two cannons.  

This tiny LEGO ship of the line is built using just 115 bricks.  We hope to publish instructions for you to build one your self soon.  For now, you’ll have to take this LEGO Brick Bounty out on the high seas in t-shirt form.

 

Head on over to amazon and buy yours today!  This low price won’t last!

 

All of our LEGO inspired t-shirt designs are prime eligible, and come printed on either an Anvil or an American Apparel t-shirt blank.

 

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