The LEGO Modular Buildings theme is undoubtedly the hallmark of adult LEGO fans. It’s a really unique LEGO theme that appeals primarily to adult fans, who are keen to savour expert building techniques, and the large scale of the modular buildings make them excellent display pieces.
To commemorate 10 years of modular buildings, LEGO have announced 10255 Assembly Square, a 4,002 piece behemoth that features a wealth of unsurpassed, intricate details and hidden surprises. This is LEGO’s largest modular building yet, and is a very fitting celebration of a modular decade.
Check out the product pages of 10255 Assembly Square on LEGO.com. Best to bookmark it if you plan on getting it as soon as it’s released.
Check out the individual product pages below:
- LEGO 10255 Modular Assembly Square [US] – US$279.99
- LEGO 10255 Modular Assembly Square [AUS] – AU$399.99
The Assembly Square is a dense cluster of buildings, featuring plenty of commercial shops and a buzzing sidewalk. The Assembly Square’s ground level houses a bakery, florist’s shop and café. The first floor of the building boasts a a music store, photo studio and dental office, and an upper-level dance studio and apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue.
On the outside, the Assembly Square has a detailed sidewalk with outdoor café furniture, fountain, streetlamps and a highly elaborate facade with beautifully detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower and a decorative roofline.
For a 4,002 piece set, the Assembly Square’s price is pretty damn reasonable, costing US$279.99, CA $329.99 and UK £169.99. The Assembly Square’s release date is 1 January 2017 and will be available online and in LEGO stores.
No Australian price or retail release details yet. There is no VIP release for this set.
Update: LEGO 10255 Assembly Square will be priced at AU$399.99 in Australia!
The Assembly Square comes with 8 minifigures – a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO® fan, plus a baby figure. The minifigure selection is quite awesome, and I’m especially excited about the dentist minifig – the first of its kind! My wife is a dentist, so I expect that this is going to be a very popular minifig in my home.
And yes, that is a printed tile meant to be a LEGO Cafe Corner, the very first set that started it all!
As an ode to 10 years of Modular Buildings, LEGO Designer Jamie Berard and his team have crammed a dizzying number of references to past Modular Buildings. See if you can spot them all without consulting the list below.
References to 10182 Cafe Corner
- Café on corner of plaza w/coffee mug sign
- Yellow and white striped awnings
- Micro version of Cafe Corner on apartment shelf
- Printed tile to represent Cafe Corner Box
- Corner door built using turntables
- Cherries in trash
- Green Baseplates
References to 10190 Market Street
- Micro version of Market Street on apartment shelf
- Bakery is linked to croissant sign from Market Street
References to 10185 Green Grocer
- Micro version of Green Grocer on apartment shelf
- Rooftop BBQ
- Sand Green color of mid-building
- Updated baby pram (now including baby!)
References to 10197 Fire Brigade
- Rooftop door access
- Kitchen in apartment
References to 10211 Grand Emporium
- Detailing around roof above Dance Studio
- Wedding cake to go with wedding outfits in Grand Emporium Window
References to 10218 Pet Shop
- Parrot in flower shop & Chihuahua
- Sand Blue color of Music/Dance Studios
- Windows for Music/Dance Studios shared with Pet Shop
References to 10224 Town Hall
- Tower roof style shared with Town Hall
- Wedding cake for married couple in Town Hall
- Flower shop for married couple in Town Hall
References to 10232 Palace Cinema
- Center of pattern in front of Cafe shared with PC
- Vertical line wall texture from PC is used for interior of Music/Dance studios
References to 10243 Parisian Restaurant
- Black roof of middle building in similar style to PR
- White Croissants in Bakery
- Fold out sofa similar to fold down bed
- Greenery on pergola between café and flower shop
References to 10264 Detective’s Office
- Candy/cookie source is Pastry Shop
- Nougat color of Dentist office
References to 10251 Brick Bank
- Portrait of Bank Manager in photo studio
- Trans-Green and clear glass in Flower Shop
One of the coolest thing about the Assembly Square is that it houses a huge LEGO enthusiast, who has a massive LEGO display across her apartment, including micro versions of modular buildings and an Eiffel Tower. What a lovely ode to LEGO fans.
The Assembly Square measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep and will integrate well with your existing Modular Buildings.
I’m personally, really, really excited about the Assembly Square. You can tell that so much love and attention has been poured into this set, and you can just feel that LEGO and the Creator design team have made this an absolute labour of love for LEGO and Modular fans to enjoy.
To see more of the Assembly Square and its interiors, be sure to watch the Designer Video below.
So what do you think of the Assembly Square? Are you as excited for it as I am? Let me know what you think in the comments section!