First photo of next modular building

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Here it is, the one many of you have been waiting for! Flickr user Tazmandvl1 has acquired the set from somewhere and posted great hi-res photos of it in his flickrstream!

Thanks to aaronptrck for the news, which appears to have originated at Toys N Bricks.

UPDATE: Most stores have already received these but cannot sell them until next Tuesday, May 10.

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By in United States,

Ehh...I love the modulars, but this seems lame :(

I'm sure I'll get it, though.

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By in United States,

I have no idea how he got it... looks cool though! :)

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By in United States,

it looks pretty cool. Someone on Toys n bricks said they found it in their local Lego store.

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By in United States,

Ya, I got it from Toys N' Bricks :p

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By in United States,

I can't put my finger on *why*, but it just doesn't seem as "polished" as the other modulars. They're nice buildings, just missing something...

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By in United States,

^^^I think it's the color combinations. They look very primary to me, whereas most of the other modulars have newer, rarer colors. JMO

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By in Germany,

IT'S A PET SHOP! :D YAY! :D

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By in Germany,

Wait... LOOK AT THE MINIFIG WITH THE WHITE CAP!!! HE HAS A PAINT ROLLER!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I absolutely adore that paint roller, I have never thought of a design like that!

Anyway, I like the set, I think Grand Emporium looked a little better but I like the inclusion of two slightly different buildings in this one. Has anyone got any ideas how many of these modular buildings we can expect (I count 5 so far, or 4 if you do not include the Market Street)?

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By in United States,

I just stopped by local Lego Store and was told the 10th of May. :(

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By in United States,

I think this set design is fabulous. The colors may be a little underwhelming, true, but still a great set. If is has less rare colors, all the easier to rebuild your own. :) Curious, I wonder if the round quarter 2X3X3 brick is a new upside down revision, or just a regular one flipped. They just need to release one in red. :)

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By in Germany,

It even includes a detailed BACK SIDE! WOW!

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By in Germany,

Waiiit a second... HA! The paint roller is made of SEVERAL PIECES! I thought it was a new mold!

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By in United States,

I want one?!!!!!!

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By in United States,

The modular buildings are one of my favorite Lego themes and is perfect for a mantle display. I agree that this one is not quite as good as the others. The brownstone top floor doesn't blend well with the rest of the building. I am also a bit picky about putting a purely residential module next to a whole block of commercial properties (that has got to be a noisy street to live on).

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By in United Kingdom,

@momentaneously you've obviously never been to England or Europe then! We don't have to walk two miles to the nearest mall to do some shopping... ;o)

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By in United States,

I think it's an amazing set! I've collected all the sets ever since the first ones came out in 2007. The only complaint I have is the fact that you get less bang for your buck as each set comes out. Each set comes with fewer and fewer pieces... Still it's a better value than a licensed them or architecture set.

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By in United States,

@momentaneously From the break-away picture on the box, it almost looks as though the two building will connect via technic pins, which would mean you would be able to move them wherever you'd like, and not necessarily keep them together

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By in United States,

I don't know; I think this set looks pretty great. Are those windows on the Pet Store building made of Pearl Gold? And are those pearl gold ice creams decorating the tops of the upper windows? I especially like the fact that it has both front and back detailing, and the two buildings are designed to complement one another. Count me as a fan of this set!

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By in United States,

Hey guys, the color is off in the photo. I think that the house on the right is some sort of lavender color. The house on the left is dark red or brown. You can tell they are not primary colors because the pet sign is in true blue and the mailbox is in true red. Compare the other colors to those reference points and you'll see what I mean by the colors being off.

That said, what color is the house on the right?

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By in United States,

The set is a bit disappointing in terms of details on the two facades. I assume it will cost $150 like the other modular buildings, but with a reduced level of detail, I feel like it shouldn't be worth more than $120-130.

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By in United Kingdom,

Few things make me happier than a new Modular - I will sleep soundly tonight and dream happy dreams !

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By in United States,

Sweet, Thanks for the Pic!!!!

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By in United States,

The modulars are the center piece of my LEGO collection. I absolutely love each set released. It makes the vehicles and minifigures come alive. I hope this theme continues forever. I wouldn't mind if they re-release older sets.... the demand for the older sets are through the roof

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By in United States,

Is anyone who's more familiar with the LEGO color palette able to identify what shade of blue (or purple?) the house on the right is?

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By in Canada,

I do like this new set but I probably won't buy it.

The things I like about this set is that the buildings look smaller in scale. On top of that there are two different buildings rather than just one. There is a house and a pet store. The colours look like they could be unique too (well at least lavender for the pet shop). The dark red/brown for the house is still up in the air until I see it in a better photo. I also like how the back of the buildings contains a lot of detail.

There are a few things that I don't like about this set that will probably prevent me from buying it. It lacks the wow factor that the Grand Emporium, Green Grocer and Cafe Corner have. When I saw those sets (and Market Street) my jaw hit the floor. Not so much with this set. It is a nice set, and a nice pair of buildings but it didn't strike me as much as previous modular buildings.

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By in United States,

@brixton, Yeah, this is probably a not-buy for me too. (the only modular building I got was the first one, Café Corner) But, this set does look interesting nonetheless.

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By in United States,

I love these modular sets, but they are way out of my price range, so I don't think I will get any. Since this is a pet shop, does this mean new animals? I looked in the window and didn't really see anything.

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By in United States,

Since it is 2 different buildings I think I'll separate them. Ill put the House next to my Green Grocer and the Petshop between my Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium. The colors should balance out better IMO with that set up.

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By in Canada,

Does anybody know how much it is(US), and I havent bought any of the modular sets yet!, do you think I should start now with this one or is it too late, if you got recomendations let me know.

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By in United States,

@ JDLego Us $149.99....but get Fire Brigade 1st, the Grand Emporium, then this one last. Fire Brigade is the 1st one to retire..BTW all of those sets are also 149.99 US

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By in Canada,

@ llanowarsoldier Do you know any stores that carry those sets, maybe I can get them before there gone.

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By in Australia,

Gorgeous. Love it.

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By in United States,

@JDLego:
TRU.com, Target.com, and Amazon.com, and of course Lego.com
Only Lego stores have the sets in a store.. the others do not (although TRU reportedly does sell these at certain Tru brick and mortars (according to their site) I have yet to see one in an actual store....

I mean there are only so many huge buildings that can be built in the vein of Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, etc... I like the idea of having two smaller buildings put together for a change, as you can split them up if need be... AS long as the sets after are not like this.

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By in United States,

I saw the back of the box... the picture is blurry, and do my eyes deceive me? Is that a yellow rubber ducky or something on the top shelf in the pet shop?

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By in Canada,

@madforlegos The guy uploaded a better picture of the back of the box. From what I can see it isn't a yellow duck, it is a yellow frog.

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By in Germany,

I agree with "Morgan19" that the set misses something. Maybe the angle of the picture on the box has not been chosen very well by LEGO. Nevertheless when I see the assembled set in a display in the LEGO store I know that 150€ will change the owner... :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

I probably will buy it, shame the free shipping probably won't be valid until after this set is out. I thik it is growing on me the more I look at it, I said the same with the grand emporium, and to be honest I didn't give it the best review in retrospect, the pieces for MOC's were great, hopefully this set offers the same. But having said that they did put the price of the GE down by 8% or so. Hopefully they get the price right from the start here! 100-120 max

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By in United Kingdom,

If you look at the poster's Flickr stream he also has the new Cars 2 sets.......

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By in Sweden,

Wow! It looks really cool! I want it!

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By in United Kingdom,

Does it come packaged in one of the 'new' smaller boxes? :) Thanks

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By in Australia,

While I always look forward to a new modular release and will in no doubt be purchasing one of these, I am left feeling a little underwhelmed at it... the design elements of both buildings borrow heavily from past sets with a lot of "green grocer" influence. There doesn't seem to be anything "new" here (apart from the paint roller)

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By in Philippines,

wow! wish it was priced lower.

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By in Canada,

I think Sharpy hit on the feeling of not being blown away by this set. When I first looked at the Pet Shop I also thought it was a bit similar to the Green Grocer. I guess that dimmed my interest for this set since I just built the Green Grocer a few days ago (I purchased one of the last remaining sets on LEGO.com before it was retired). I'll get the Grand Emporium next and then wait and see what modular building LEGO comes out with next year.

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By in United Kingdom,

In my opinion the set looks pretty good, the fact you are not just getting a pet store but also a housing aoartment too. The colours atm look a little odd but the rest of the set looks great eventhough it looks a bit weaker than previous entries to the modular series.

I would like it ideally to be around £99.99. but seeing the Grand Emporiums price and the big 25%+ price hikes recently I would expect it to go on market for £132.99 [ maybe a bit more].

Unlike the other modulars, I am not sure if there was a clue in the emporium to give a hint of the next modular being a Pet shop.

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By in Canada,

The reason why I think the Pet Shop is a good set though is because it's different. I don't think LEGO has released a Pet Shop before.

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By in United States,

Wow, this looks amazing. The outside isn't as stunning as some of the other modulers but the inside more than makes up for this IMO. I really like that they included a bathroom!

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By in United States,

Anyone know if perhaps the new small chimp (or whatever it is) that is used in one of the new Series 5 Collectable Minifigures (I think she's a zookeeper?) will be used in this set? I think that would be perfect for the pet shop.

If not, it will make a good enhancement later once I get that fig. :)

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By in United States,

The modulars are by far my favorite theme, but . . . I have to agree with what appears to be the growing consensus that this is least impressive of the bunch. Definitely no WOW factor here. Overall I'm kind of disappointed.

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By in United States,

At first glance, I would have to say it's pretty ordinary looking. But looking at it side by side with the other modulars, it looks pretty awesome.

I think it will make a nice addition to the street.

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By in United States,

The one thing you have to admit with this set (as opposed to the Grand Emporium, and other prior sets): At least they did a better job at keeping this one a secret... We knew what it was for a while, but we sure didn't know what it would look like (Grand Emporium was one of the worst kept secrets!)

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By in United States,

@aaronptrck I too thought it was amazing there was no pics anywhere. Makes me wonder when pics "leak" out, if it really is a true "leak"? Or a plant.

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By in United Kingdom,

finally, still gotta get the fire brigade, and the grand emporium, ill defiantly get this, im only getting houses for now!

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By in United Kingdom,

If Lego produce some more Modular Buildings, I bet the next ones will be two more "corner" buildings (cafe corner and grand eporium style). The reason being, is that there are already two "corner" buildings in the range, and four normal buildings (green grocer, market street, fire brigade and the new pet shop) so the idea is that you can create a whole rectangular street!

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By in United States,

Does this set have an official title or name? We've been referring to it as a "Pet Shop" but that really only describes the building on the right. I think it's weird that this set doesn't have a name written on its box (like how "Grand Emporium" and "Fire Brigade" do).

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By in France,

Not the best of the serie...

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By in United Kingdom,

that i have to say does look poor compared to the ones before i like the mods even though i can't afford them, but if i could i would buy them but this one i don't know. You do get two...

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By in United States,

Is that a new fish piece or just a sticker? and if thats a yellow frog, that would be pretty cool. The hogwarts game had a yellow frog so its not a new piece, but the set looks really cool. I wish we could get better close up pics. and see if there are any more new animals.

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By in United States,

@ladymelissa yes it is a fish (used in CMF fisher man and new fishing boat), but a new color. The yellow frog is also in Frog Rush game, appears to also contain a grey frog. The parrots are 2 tone, there is also a dog and cat.

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By in Canada,

Even though I dont have any of the modular buildings I will get this, but the right side is the pet store and whats the left building supposed to be.

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By in United States,

Looks pretty bad and ugly compared to the other Modulars

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By in United States,

I'm surprised that everyone seems so disappointed/underwhelmed with this set. I love the fact that they're doing something so different. I don't think they could get a way with doing a full sized 32x32 stud building as a pet shop or a house so the did them as a side-by-side. It'll ad some nice variety to my city block.

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By in Canada,

Will it be avaliable in TRU or just lego brand stores.

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By in United Kingdom,

There's gotta be some better pics. C'mon huw share that press pack with us? :)

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By in United States,

I guess I am one of the few people who like this. I really like the colors that are used. I also like the fact that this is not a 32x32. You can separate both of them and rearrange them and put them along side the 5 other modular buildings.

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By in United States,

it looks like dark red and sand blue... I can't wait for this!!! at least it has furniture unlike cafe corner and green grocer. seems kinda short.... is that the same cat from the new hogwarts? i like how the red one and market street have .... "basements" not really deep enough, but useful

also, did anyone notice they brought back yellow flowers?!?!?!?!!!

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By in United States,

it's $150 USD. i just found that out. if some1 else posted that, oh well. and i think it's a pretty good set, with very bright and cool new elements. i really want it.

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By in United States,

am i the only one excited about yellow flowers??? also, if anybody has more detailed pics of the inside, please share!

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By in Canada,

Tazmandvl1 has now posted picture of the build itself.

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By in United States,

Is the guy posting photos from OK? :-)

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By in United States,

The 2 buildings layout reminds me of market street set...which is good...they also have a more residential look

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By in United States,

YES!!! A new Modular Town set! Love this theme and am so glad that the line has a new addition. These 2 buildings don't knock me off of my feet at first glance but wait until I get to build them and learn the many techniques that Jamie no doubt will share with us as we build this set.
I like the idea of buildings being comparable with Market Street. Are all buildings on a city block the same width? Hoping the color of the pet shop is Sand Blue as I don't have many elements in this color.
Keep 'em coming LEGO and I will keep buying and building these awesome sets.

As for this being a well kept secret, I'd have to agree. I didn't know anything about this set prior to seeing the pics on flickr, thanks to fellow I LUG NY member Rick!

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By in Canada,

Will TRU (US) carry it or just the LEGO Brand Stores.

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By in United States,

Looks cool. Too bad the lettering is probably done the same way as in the Fire Brigade. It looks wonderful, but I spent like 20 minutes trying to get those to go together correctly... The 2 building idea is nice also.

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By in United States,

there needs to be something unique. For example: when I first saw the grand carousel, my jaw dropped. When I saw the UCS Millenium Falcon, my jaw dropped. When I saw the maersk container ship, i thought this is ok. This set is like the container ship and the other buildings are like the falcon and the carousel. The ship and the pet store are cool, but don't seem like they deserve the title of being an exclusive, cool unique set.
My list of "Cooler/better" buildings to do
1. Bowling alley (im working on one myself)
2. Retro arcade
3. Brand name store (like dillards or ace hardware)
4. classic hotel
5. Lego store
6. a larger building that retails for $199.99

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By in United States,

This is nice! Since it has pets, My wife approved of its purchase (so far).
It does look off compared to the other modulars, but the backside picture provided by vpustote has it looking really nice next to the fire station.
And is that a toliet I see in one of the pictures???

A definate buy, I like how it incorperates two buildings (sorta).

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By in United States,

I don't like the green on the apartment building, it just looks...eww. But, I will more than likely pick this one up because I'm a sucker for the modulars. Lawns of the neighborhood, here I come...

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By in Canada,

there is a parrot.....why?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ because some people have pet parrots.

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By in Australia,

@legoman1873 -- it's been years since we've gotten a decent post office. We even have a modular fire station, which is fair enough, but no, I'd like my modular city to have a post office.

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By in Israel,

So when is it out?

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By in United States,

@Be-Burger - From what I've gathered and read from other people posting here, it should be on shelves May 10th.

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By in United Kingdom,

Should be cheap in comparison to the Grand Emporium. I say 'should'...

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By in United Kingdom,

This sets available in the UK form Lego stores on 10th May at a cost of £119.99 confirmed by Milton Keynes Lego Store today.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the brownstone, but I don't like the Pet Store. The "Pets" part seems a bit naff.

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By in Canada,

Three modular buildings I would like to see in the future. 1) Hospital. 2) Post Office. 3) Restaurant(s), one on each floor. That would be awesome.

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By in United Kingdom,

I always eagerly await a new modular build and this one does not disappoint. It will look fab in the collection. I would love to see a bank as the next modular. You could have some stunning architecture on the outside and great features inside like vaults, teller windows, offices etc - I hope Jamie's already thought of this or reads this post!!

Thanks Lego

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By in United States,

I'm really liking the house on the left. Lego should design a set of the painted ladies in SF. Seeing how popular the landmark series and modulars are, it would kill two birds with one stone. And I definitely agree with brixton on seeing a hospital modular in the future.

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By in Australia,

Does anyone have any info on when this will be released in Australia??

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By in Italy,

Well, this autumn I'll buy this new masterpiece. Now I'm late and I must buy still the Shop.

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By in United States,

The Pet Shop is definitely SAND BLUE! There are also Medium Light Blue elements in the set and you can see the difference easily on the top of the box where the set inventory is located. The set will retail for $149.99. I'll be getting this the next time I switch out a LUG Showcase Model for ILUGNY!

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