Palace Cinema unveiled at BrickFair, Alabama

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Palace Cinema

The next modular building will be a Cinema! What, you knew that already?! It's been the worst kept secret by LEGO, hasn't it!

Today the set was finally officially revealed at BrickFair, Alabama, by Kevin Hinkle.

Here's all you need to know about it:

10232 Palace Cinema, 2,194 pieces, available in March

US $149.99, CA $199.99, DE 139,99€, UK £119.99, DK 1,099.00 DKK

Build a grand premiere at the Palace Cinema!

It's premiere night at the Palace Cinema! Illuminate the night sky with the spotlights as the child star arrives in a fancy black limousine! Gather the crowd on the star-studded sidewalk, then head into the detailed lobby with a concession stand and ticket area! Take the grand staircase into the theater with a large screen, movie projector and reclining chairs for 6 minifigures.

Introducing the latest addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings series, the highly detailed, 2-story Palace Cinema corner building. This collectable model features a sidewalk of the stars, brick-built entrance doors, posters, sign frontage, a tower with spires and rooftop decorations. Includes 6 minifigures: child actress, chauffeur, female guest, male guest, photographer and cinema worker.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: child star, chauffeur, female guest, male guest, photographer and cinema worker.
  • Features brick-built entrance doors, posters, sign frontage, tower with spires and rooftop decoration, lobby, concession stand, ticket area, staircase, big screen, projector and reclining seats for 6 minifigures.
  • Vehicles include classic-style limousine.
  • Hard-to-find elements include a red baseplate and dark tan, dark red, and gold pieces.
  • Seat a 6-minifigure audience in the reclining seats!
  • Play on the star-studded sidewalk, in the detailed lobby or in the big-screen theater!
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall, 10218 Pet Shop and 10211 Grand Emporium!
  • Palace Cinema measures 15" (38cm) high, 10" (25.5cm) wide, and 10" (25.5cm) deep.
  • Limousine measures 1.6" (4cm) high, 5.9" (15cm) long, and 1.9" (5cm) wide.

LEGO has provided a number of alternative set images which you can find on the set details page.

41 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Nice! It's $150, yes!!

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By in United Kingdom,

£119.99, about what I expected so that is perfectly satisfactory. The more I have looked the inside though, the more I have found myself a little bit disappointed with that aspect of the model, but that's what loose parts are for! I am not a huge fan of the Palace sign either actually, the bricks with round Technic pin holes just look wrong to me alongside the rest of the letters which are very square.

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By in United Kingdom,

Seems like a fair price to me... i still can't get over how that woman minifig in the red top and trousers is exactly the same as the one in the pet shop in every respect. i know the minifigs aren't the focus of these sets but there really is no excuse for it

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By in United Kingdom,

Decent price really. Was expecting it to be higher in GBP.

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By in Spain,

For £119.99, the price doesn't look too bad. However it's a shame the interior of the model has several flaws.

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By in Sweden,

niiiiice

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By in United Kingdom,

^^Think that's part of the fun with Modulars though, can shape it to how you want it (with additional parts of course!)

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By in Slovenia,

Price is very reasonable. DE price is actually 10€ lower than previous modulars (except Town Hall). I just hope they don't raise the price as they did with Hunted House.

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By in Sweden,

I'd say there's a snowball's chance in hell those will be the actual prices. They no doubt jack it up by quite a lot by March, just like they did with the Haunted House.

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By in United States,

What are you talking about? Only once do I remember the price going up from the press release.

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By in United States,

$150 for almost 2,200 pieces is very fair indeed. I share many other members' disappointment with the tiny screening room, somewhat bare interior and unnecessary corner location. But I do love the building's design and will definitely buy it.

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By in Singapore,

i like it already, now that i realise it gives u abundant dark-tanned bricks. the walls are covered with them! ^^

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By in Indonesia,

Anyone know where I can find the designer video?

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By in United States,

Pretty good price :)

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By in Australia,

It's gorgeous, but I just don't like that it's a corner set. It's difficult enough having these gorgeous buildings without having to build more roads in your town to accommodate the corner sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

£119.00 is outrageously high!

Psst... Graysmith is right - beware the Haunted House price switcheroo.

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By in Singapore,

I will need to modify it somewhat so I can have tiered seating in mine.

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By in United Kingdom,

Over 100 more pieces for the same money as Pet Shop - I think £119.99 is reasonable. Was VERY disappointed with the HH price hike though (so only bought one) - hope it doesn't happen again.

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By in Germany,

@fikko3107, I have added a link to download the HD designer Video on Eurobricks!

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By in Canada,

Oh perfect, LEGO has to bring this out in March when I've already got all of my budget slated for the brand new Re-Issue of Transformers Fortress Maximus, which is twice the price for this awesome LEGO set in Canada. Looks like I'll have to wait for my Birthday in May to get this puppy as a present to myself.

I don't mind the lack of detail on the interior in all honesty, it gives it a more Period Piece Theatre build look to it, instead of the more modern looking over-crowded cinemas. I mean if LEGO had made a Silver City based design here with ten or more theatres it would have been priced the same as the Death Star and overcrowded with a bunch of unnecessary garbage. I think I'll pick up a few extra pieces and things from LEGO to MOC a few additional elements. It can't be too hard to make curtains to cover up the windows so that light doesn't interfer with the viewing pleasure.

All those clever little nods to AFOLs is quite impressive too. If this winds up being the only Modular I ever get I'd still be content, though it'd be nice to get others to connect with it. But I'm definitely aiming for this to be the first one I pick up. Provided I can save up enough to get it before LEGO.com sells out.

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By in United States,

If it says at $149.99 then it is definitely worth it.
I know people worry about a pre-sale raise but the HH is NOT a modular set either...
Lets see what happens here...

But I'm guessing most people that are on this site are going to wait for this to be on sale anyway and not buy the set at RRP.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've just noticed one of the posters "Mystery Of The Monorail", Are they hinting at something????? ??????

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By in United Kingdom,

Exterior is great, interior is not so good. Not too worried about getting this modular.

I doubt I can afford it anyway as I have been buying older sets recently, plus I have my eye on the LOTR sets in June and the Tower of Orthanc. Just have to shelve this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^^^yakop - it's the Town Hall.

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By in United Kingdom,

love it! cant wait to add it to the ever growing collection!! the movies that they list sound great, do love the lego sense of humour. Do hope that due to the interest in the set they don't up the price.

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By in Belgium,

It looks gorgeous, but it shouldn't have been a corner building. Now it loses way too much space. Oh, and the car is rubbish.

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By in United States,

"Mystery of the Monorail"

Now Lego is just screwing with our heads! Hmph! I'm off to go hug my 6991 Monorail Transport Base a little tighter.

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By in United States,

LEGO Shop posted the Designer Video on Facebook. Astrid, who designed 10224 Town Hall, also designed 10232 Palace Cinema.

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By in Germany,

I agree it loses too much space for a cinema as a corner building.....but I'm glad to get another Modular Building.
Can't wait building it!
And I'm happy it's below 150 EUR. It was hard to get together another additional 30 bucks for the Town Hall
and Haunted House even though I know we had way more bricks and longer building fun for the TH.

BTW I believe the three cinema posters are double-sided printed parts.
Like the ones in Ninjago's Spinjitzu Dojo and in the 2013 list of new parts.

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By in United States,

I don't even know why everyone is complaining? The set is at a reasonable price, nice piece count and it looks amazing! I for sure will buy this set because I'm collecting all the modulars and all I need it this set and Market Street. I think everyone is saying they won't be buying this set but you probably will end up buying it anyway. I also get that the interior is a little bland and there may be alot of stickers. That's what spare pieces are for, add more seats, more decor on the bottom floor, that's what lego is for! You could probably buy spare parts to copy the second floor and give the palace cinema 3 floors! I also think the car is pretty cool, at least you get one. Anyways I love this set and i will be buying it when it comes out.'

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By in United Kingdom,

It should of been £99.99 not £119.99

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By in Indonesia,

Thanks a lot,@brankell5566,@grogall,@DaveBey and @blueduck37. I really appreciate it!

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By in United States,

Having seen this set in person and getting great pics of the finished model i must say it is a must have for me great detail for the money. very big corner building. i was not really interested in buying this theme of lego's but after putting the pet shop together for my wife i am growing into them.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can we assume that all of these posters are going to be stickers?
It would be a shame since the Modulars have been sticker-free up to now.

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By in United States,

Purchased yesterday at local Lego Shop for the VIP promo. Started the build today and yes it has stickers! At the moment leaving them off and will see how the finished build looks without them.

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