Say hello to one of the most anticipated sets of the new year – 10297 Boutique Hotel, the 2022 Modular Building! Celebrating 15 years of LEGO’s highly esteemed Creator Expert Modular Building series, this set is a delightful celebration of many modular buildings that come before it!
The 3,066-piece LEGO Boutique Hotel will be priced at US$199.99 / AU$319.99 has a release date of 1 January 2022 and will be available exclusively from LEGO.com or your local LEGO store.
See below for regional pricing
- 10297 Boutique Hotel [US] – US$199.99
- 10297 Boutique Hotel [AUS] – AU$319.99
- 10297 Boutique Hotel [UK] – £179.99
- 10297 Boutique Hotel [EU] – €199.99
- 10297 Boutique Hotel [CAN] – CAD$269.99
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The Boutique Hotel is a “corner modular”, which is quite fitting as the Corner Garage has only just retired recently, so this fills in the corner slot nicely.
Unlike previous modulars, which have mostly been Commercial buildings and businesses, the Boutique Hotel oozes class, charm and also a bit of quirkiness.
The set comes in five sections, including;
- The ground floor, featuring the lobby and an art gallery;
- The terrace, with art gallery reception and palm tree;
- The first floor, with hotel rooms;
- The second floor, with a penthouse suite;
- The roof, with a decorative dome
Each hotel room features distinct styles of furniture and requires varied building techniques, whilst the art gallery features several tributes to Cubist art.
The set also features a unique angled shape, which requires some unusual LEGO geometry, providing a new modular building experience for collectors.
To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of LEGO Modulars, LEGO Designer Anderson Grubb has filled the Boutique Hotel with an incredible amount of Easter Eggs, call-backs and references to the Modular Buildings that came before, and while building the set, it was really enjoyable reading, and learning about these references, which are included as factoids in the instruction manual.
Very fitting for a 15th anniversary model, and a perfect way to pay homage to previous sets, while still being a truly original design.
The exteriors and colours are something else – especially the introduction of these flesh-coloured bricks and walls for the second level, but I think the earth-toned colours work really well here, and it’s something we haven’t quite scene with Modular Buildings before.
Oh and how cool is this outdoor bar, and the Palm Tree, which is the codename for the set.
The set comes with a very healthy 7 minifigures, 2 Hotel Staff, a world traveller, an accountant, gallery owner, and a barista – personally, I like having Modular sets with plenty of minifigures, as it drastically improves the playability of the set.
An interesting comment by designer Anderson Grubb, in the press release – “It was really exciting to be working on the LEGO Boutique Hotel and to have the opportunity to design this in celebration of 15 years of the collection. When we approach the design for a modular building we are conscious of the previous sets and therefore want to create something that is new, that really compliments the collection. I am really happy with the final design, the variety of intriguing building techniques and all the nods to the previous Modular buildings.”
To me, this read as LEGO being aware of the skyrocketing price of older modulars, and how many new LEGO fans want remakes or re-issues of those. The fact that this is a Boutique Hotel, also seems to be a callback to the Cafe Corner, which features a Hotel, so maybe this is a compromise from LEGO, where they give us a new Modular Hotel, but it’s not THE hotel.
And last but not least, here’s a look at how the Boutique Hotel connects with the Police Station, and Bookshop.
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this reveal of the 2022 LEGO Modular Boutique Hotel! I’ll be sharing my review tomorrow, to give the news a little time to simmer, so keep your eyes out for my full review if all goes well tomorrow!
In the meantime, enjoy more photos below!
What do you think of LEGO’s Boutique Hotel? Will you be adding this to your Modular Street?
The 3,066-piece LEGO Boutique Hotel has a release date of 1 January 2022 and will be available exclusively from LEGO.com or your local LEGO store.
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Hey there’s more lego hotels coming your way (also in Sydney)
Hey there’s more lego hotels coming your way ( oh and in Sydney too)
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Nice you want some lego new leaks I could email you some future like 2023 sets how’s that jay
Do you know what time this product will be released Australia, Sydney time? Last year I couldn’t order a product until the 2nd which makes me think it’s 1st of January for USA or somewhere else but later here? Thank you!
You mention you’ll be posting the review tomorrow (dec. 8), but I can’t find it anywhere. Did you postpone it? Curious to hear what you think!
Not the biggest fan of this set for a couple of reasons: that flash color and the patio part, especially the palm tree. Also, because of that left side it will hardly connect to other modular buildings.
Why is that
I have been waiting with great anticipation for the 2022 modular building and this has not disappointed! Love it!
Quite an interesting design and choice. I can see that it bears some resemblance to Cafe Corner. For a 15th anniversary, I was expecting something larger (like Assembly Square) or something meta (like a modular Lego store or Lego factory, a building that contains miniatures of other buildings; something unique and fan service-y). I hope that maybe we’ll still yet be surprised by a re-release or special set. Nonetheless, this looks to be quite a fun and detailed build and is going straight on the wishlist!
Less exciting is the price rise. The Police Station didn’t feel like an AU$299 set and this set is $20 more with a comparable number of pieces. Having said that, there does appear to have a lot of special decorative pieces and printed pieces so perhaps it’s justified.
Maybe Lego could do more half-sized buildings? (Like the Pet Shop and Bookstore being two half-sized buildings.) One full-sized release and two half-sized releases per year would be amazing. Half-sized buildings might also allow some more experimentation with smaller designs that wouldn’t necessarily warrant a full-sized building. Could also help anyone who has been priced out of modular buildings due to price rises.
Lucas Renzi says
Hi Jay, sorry to be a grammar nazi but
1. The word “flesh” colour bricks is not an accurate and inclusive descriptive word, even if it is an official one
2. Great that there’s majority female minifigs but I guess that’ll make your review
3. The designer, Anderson Grubb’s quote should read that it “complements” the set, not “compliments” because it cannot talk.
Using the word Nazi in the context of grammar is also not very politically correct.
BIll James says
You’re annoying. Get a hobby. More things to worry about like starving children rather than bloody words.
This is a really nasty and unnecessary comment Bill. There are many concerns in the world, including language.
Bill James says
I’m a person of color and tired of all these self righteous people being condescending to me! I could care less about flesh color and more about my neighborhood rotting for 40 years.
That is some next level trolling! I almost fell out of my seat laughing at number 1. Well done. Thanks for the laugh 🙂
I find it rather offensive that you assume the gender of the minifigs.
Having said that, I think it was finally time for Lego to make a flesh color Lego set. There has been thousands of black and brown Lego sets before and none flesh color, which has felt very discriminatory for me as a person of flesh color. Definitely a needed step towards equality and inclusivity, but still long way to go.
All people are flesh color, even the ones who are not the color of those bricks.
Well, it depends on the definition. Usually the definition is “a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin”. Similarly, we could say that all people are brown or black color, even the ones who are not that color. We just have to change the definition, for example to make brown and black colors more inclusive.
Anyway, the definition is not so important and it’s not the point. The important thing is that this set is the first set using “a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin”. Compared to other skin colors, like brown and black, “a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin” has been seriously under-represented in Lego sets for decades. I don’t think Lego has made it purposefully with recist intentions, but it’s part of the systemic racism and unconscious bias in our society, which makes us think that brown and black colors are somehow more preferable than “a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some Caucasian human skin”. I think it’s really important that Lego finally addresses the issue and takes a step toward more inclusive and equal world.
Your first sentence contains both improper capitalization and punctuation.
Exciting news! This 10297 BOUTIQUE HOTEL modular building looks great and will be an auto-purchase for me!
I don’t have any modulars besides the ones released in 2020 (Bookshop), 2019 (Diner), 2018 (Corner Garage), and 2014 (Parisian Restaurant-somehow snagged an old sealed set in 2017 in some store).
The colours here are refreshing and I may just end up connecting it to my Bookshop as shown in the picture Jay posted.
Derek Quinn says
Looks amazing. Can’t wait to get it