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!
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:
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.
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!
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.
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:
as well as the Pet Shop:
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!