10243 Parisian Restaurant

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Parisian Restaurant

Today at BrickCon, 10243 Parisian Restaurant was unveiled. As it's the middle of the night here in the UK, I haven't been able to add the pictures to the database, so apart from this one which you can click on to enlarge, you'll need to look elsewhere for your image fix until I have time tomorrow to get them uploaded, so sorry about that.

Update: The alternate images are now in place on the set details page.

Anyway, the set will be available in January and here's the press release:

10243 Parisian Restaurant 2,469 pieces, US $159.99, CA $189.99, DE 149.99 €, UK £132.99, DK 1299.00 DKK

Have an unforgettable evening at the amazing Parisian Restaurant!

It’s very busy in the Parisian Restaurant. As a scooter zips by, inside the waiter rushes between the tables as the nervous young man gets ready to propose with the ring! It’s just as hectic behind the scenes, with the chef busily preparing the food. This beautifully detailed building is the setting for so many stories and is a great addition to the modular building series. The Parisian Restaurant has a fully-stocked, blue and white tiled kitchen with tableware as well as a cozy apartment with pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace. On the top floor is the artist’s room with a studio that includes a cast iron heater, easel, paintbrush and two works of art by the aspiring artist. Outside, stairs lead down to the roof terrace lined with hanging lanterns and flowers where the diners eat alfresco-style. This amazing Parisian Restaurant model even includes a facade with croissants, clams and feather details that recapture the feel of Paris. Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: chef, waiter, girl and a romantic couple.
  • Also includes a rat, seagull and 2 clams.
  • Kitchen features blue and white tiled floor, lots of kitchen units and a variety of utensils.
  • Second-floor apartment features a pull-down bed, kitchenette and fireplace.
  • Top floor features an opening roof revealing an artist’s studio with heater, easel, paintbrush, palette and artwork.
  • Includes lots of food items for the customers including croissants, a pie, 2 cupcakes, 2 grapes, 2 hotdogs, turkey, cheese wedges, milk carton and coloured bottles.
  • Also includes hard-to-find white croissants and bricks in olive green, dark blue and dark red.
  • Intricate exterior details include facade with croissant detailing, bus stop, sidewalk, scooter and even a dumpster and trash can at the rear.
  • Put up the printed restaurant sign and menu to entice the customers in.
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall and 10232 Palace Cinema!
  • Measures over 11” (30cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 9” (25cm) wide.

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You can view the YouTube designer video here.

What do you think? It looks pretty stunning to me; the modular buildings just keep getting better and better.

110 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

It is amazing. I cannot wait till January, this and the Maersk Triple E.

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By in United States,

Incredible!

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By in United States,

Seems like a good price for a very nice set...

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By in Taiwan,

Perhaps it'll raise a few minfig eyebrows when it opens for business next to the pet shop.

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By in Canada,

Huw, you've linked the wrong video in the original post. Go get some sleep!

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By in United States,

After the uninspiring Town Hall and the awkward Palace Cinema, the modular series is back! Interestingly, it appears Jamie is back as well, after he had seemingly passed the torch to Astrid, who designed the two aforementioned sets.

On the downside I cannot help but notice the significant reduction in building size - 25% less width (excepting the ground level)and about as much in depth too. But the size hit sure seems to be made up for in the detailing, which is seemingly unending

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By in Australia,

Thanks for posting Huw, it's amazing can't wait to add it to my collection. Lego you've done it again.

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By in Japan,

Fantastic!. I'll have to get at least 2, one to keep because it is a beautiful set and one for parts- it has so much potential. This is always my favorite release each year and this may be the best ever.

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Im already thinking how itll fit into my town setup. I think Ill be expanding the outdoor dining area to half a baseplate to the right.

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By in United States,

Just beautiful. The olive is not quite eye-appealing, but I like that they are using a rare colour. The scooter is fantastic even if it isn't brick-built.

I'll definitely take a smaller floor plan if it means fantastic detailing and unique design.

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By in Canada,

I kick myself every day for not buying Cafe Corner. No matter how attractive I find this set, my money is safe.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh wow, I love it so much!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

this is so much greater than I could have hoped for! Do want!

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By in United Kingdom,

I was disappointed by the last modular but definitely not this! Very pleased. Absolutely love that scooter. For me this is equal or perhaps slightly better than the green grocer and personally i think that takes some doing as i think its the best so far. Very tastefully done. Is it back in jamies hands now or was he just doing the video?

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By in United Kingdom,

I love it!

But I may have to sell the Palace Cinema to make room for this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not in the least a fan of the modulars, but...I love it!

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By in United Kingdom,

Great set! As I am following the modular series I will be getting this, but not sure when with the Maersk container ship coming out in January as well. :/

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome, this one looks great i hope i can get it,i think i like this better then the palace cinema.
Also is that a white croissant ;)

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By in Italy,

Another great set. I hope to see very soon along with the other sets...:)
The last thing ... AMAZING "Vespa"...:)

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By in Australia,

C'est magnifique!

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By in United Kingdom,

Mon dieu! Its so... Frère Jacques. No frogs? Seriously?

Je voudrais un glace chocolat sil vous plait. Je n'ai plus d'argent pour un tel luxe. C'est la vie.

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By in United Kingdom,

I particularly love the outdoor tables and chairs. That allows a lot of extra "scene setting" compared to indoor details.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just beautiful!!! I've been wanting them to do an "end" building, with detailing on the side. Finally they did it, and it looks fantastic! This a definite purchase.

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By in Spain,

Absolutely lovely.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is probably one of the nicest modulars and will definitely be brought by the end of next year.

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By in United Kingdom,

I say this with pretty much every modular, but this is probably my favourite yet.

In terms of parts this is probably the best, with so many great food accessories, new printed parts (is the artist's torso new?), rare/new coloured parts and is that 2 new moulds? The scooter and the plantpots? But then when you put all those pieces together the finished product is just incredible. So much detail! The building just looks amazing, and all the nice outdoor details look great. And the interior sounds interesting too.

Thanks for posting, and very well done TLG!

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By in United Kingdom,

To me, this looks perfect, inside and out. Jamie Berard is to modular buildings what Steven Moffat is to Doctor Who - other people have a go but nobody else gets it quite right.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks a loverly set, probably better than the last two anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

Table for 2 please - what a fantastic set!

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By in United Kingdom,

What a stunner! With the way Palace Cinema seemed empty I can't think that the smaller volume should be a problem, and it looks so well integrated throughout. Am I right in saying that's the first hinged panel in a modular up in the roof? Everywhere you look it's charming, this should be a must have for any modular fan, bring a few back into it and maybe start a few habits!
(I'd highly recommend the Pet Shop if you're new to modulars, it would go very well next to this.)

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By in United Kingdom,

Is the Vaspa style scooter new to this set? If not, what other sets has it been in before?

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By in Germany,

This is crazy. Jamie has outdone himself. *Again*. And what's with the price? They are giving it away for free. Incredible.

Day-one purchase for me (and with the exception of the limited-edition Crawler, I have never purchased any set on day one).

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By in United Kingdom,

A terrific set possibly one of the strongest in the Modular line up and has a slightly better price per piece ratio than the more recent efforts. Nice to see a high level of detail inside and out something that PC was lacking slightly (though I still love it).

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By in United States,

I would prefer more exterior and less interior. I very rarely open these things up to "play" with them, but every day I see the exterior. Still, I love this and all other modulars. The way they did the right side might pose a challenge. That staircase won't look very good when it's smashed up against the side of another modular. Perhaps putting it to the left of Market Street will be the way to go.

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By in United States,

Wow, it's beautiful. I love the color scheme and the little arborvitae trees for landscaping. I agree that the Palace Cinema was a little disappointing (on the inside anyway), but this one's definitely a winner. Maybe even my 2nd favorite modular. It's gonna be a tough the next few months dropping all this money on the greats sets coming up!

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By in United States,

I love the unique surfacing, 'texturing', and framing of this beautiful creation. The use of feathers and so many Technic pieces, plus some Bionicle fins on the exterior are quite original and they simulate the baroque flourishes that define much of Parisian architecture. I think that Jamie Berard has been inspired by fan designers to create new methods for designing interiors, furnishings, etc. This set seems to be heavily influenced by many of the fan or AFOL designed 'modular buildings' that are being sold on eBay and Bricklink like: Modulars by Kristel, Brick City Depot, Brickbuilderspro, Snaillad, etc. For example, the dumpster, rear vines, the chimney, and the 'snot' flooring on the first floor are all features found in some fan-designed modular buildings. -------- I wish that it was larger so that the dining room would be bigger and that there would be room for a bathroom on the 1st & 2nd levels. I am going to have to figure out a way to expand the footprint of the Parisian Restaurant.

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By in United States,

WOW! That is amazing

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By in Canada,

A-ma-zing! Can't wait to add it to my collection! It's gorgeous!

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By in United States,

It's... It's... beautiful! I own every modular to date, and until now they all have paled in comparison to the green grocer. but this... it is the answer to my prayers!

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By in United States,

Adorable! My first reaction was to think it rather petite, but this was immediately followed with discovering all the inspired intricacies, wealth of details, thought and care that went into the design. Thank you to the designers in advance. January can’t come soon enough.

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By in Ukraine,

OMG,

Ultra-Win! Beautiful!

That's the perfect set to lure wives and girlfriends into Lego! I wonder if that's what they had in mind? =D

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By in United States,

looks nice, I love the detail of the double feathers and and the white bread rolls. also are the flower pots new?

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By in United States,

Includes a rat? "Ratatouille", anyone?

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By in United States,

Amazing. I'm kicking myself over not collecting the earlier modular buildings, I'm going to be really upset with myself if I let this one pass by.

I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but the future groom comes with The One Ring! I think this is the first time a non-LotR/Hobbit set came with this piece.

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By in United States,

I wish I collected all the modular sets, besides the fire station, after the weirdly small cinema this could be the best in the line, beautiful.

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By in United Kingdom,

Jaime Berard doesn't disappoint!! I have seen the designer video for the Parisian Restaurant #10243, Jamie Berard has yet designed another amazing Modular Building and I'm looking forward to purchasing this set.

Its sad that I spent £96 on Pet Shop #10218 and a week later this is unveiled, #10243 is by far the best Modular and makes #10218 look boring :(

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By in United States,

I really hope I have the money for this set when it comes out.

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By in United States,

Is the motor scooter a new part?

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By in United Kingdom,

What a brilliant looking set! It doesn't top Green Grocer in my opinion, but it is certainly well designed and gives most of the other modulars a run for their money!

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By in United Kingdom,

Fantastic! I've just started buying the modular buildings (I picked up the pet shop in the Smyths sale). Clearly I picked a good time to start!

January is looking expensive though, with the triple-E as well....

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By in United Kingdom,

Love it! It's beautiful can't wait to add it to my collection

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By in New Zealand,

Definitely a standout set here - I love that they have put so much effort into the little details on this set. The Palace Cinema was a lovely looking building, and the roof was awesome, but it did lose out a bit on the details.

This, for me, is up there with the Fire Station as the best modular (I have all of them).

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By in United States,

That is a gorgeus building! TLG has really outdone itself this time!

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By in Indonesia,

@Gregorovich; Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that torso was previously used on a Sensei Wu variant from the Ninjago line.

I see at least 2 completely new molds: that bowl and scooter. I doubt new molds can be issued for modular buildings, so I think it's safe to say these pieces will crop up quickly in the 2014 Winter wave...

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By in United Kingdom,

^^i agree.
I really wish i could get the cafe corner and market street,but no way I'm i paying Amazon or Ebay's prices.

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By in United States,

@Huw, the alternate images on the set details page says that there are '66' images, when in reality there are only 33.

Just thought I should point this out. ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

That's simply marvellous. What a fantastic return to form.

I do like the Mondrian reference.

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By in Germany,

So lovely! The vespa is awesome, even though I also really liked the custom from arealight!

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By in France,

Finally something that french people can be proud of ! ...

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By in United Kingdom,

Seagull?

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By in Australia,

this could get my lego mojo back

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By in United States,

RPM gauge on the stove :p

Love the Vespa scooter. Probably wont buy the set, since I have no room :O

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice to see the LOTR ring make it's way into a non-licensed set :-)

I was always a little 'meh' about modulars, but then I saw this one...

Excuse me for a moment while I clear some space in my overflowing lego room, this beautiful set needs a space in there! Love it and all the rare/new parts I can see! :-)

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By in United States,

One modular set away from (hopefully) another mini modulars set! Although it's gunna be hard to do this set justice in mini form. So much detail...

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By in {Unknown country},

There might even be another new mold. Look closely at the lamps on the tables in the proposal picture. It looks to me like those goblets are set down into that 2x2 round tile, as if it has a hole in the center. There also appears to be one under the stack of plates in the kitchen, but it's hard to tell.

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By in United States,

^Hmmmm... it looks like a new piece but the picture could just be creating an illusion. It's hard to tell.

@scrumper, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine! :-P (Finding Nemo reference)

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By in United States,

This set reminds me a lot classic 20th century Parisian Cafes like La Closerie des Lilas and Les Deux Magots. I am a fan of turn of the century art in Paris, and this set is just perfect. I think that the 2x2 tile is a new piece - either that or the photo of the dishes LIES! I also love the Vespa and the Lampshade. I hope these parts show up elsewhere later on!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^ & ^ The round 2x2 tile has a top stud sized hole in the middle so the "dishes" attach upside down, and the table lamps are made with upside down bottles not goblets! That's some neat SNOTting!

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By in United States,

VIP can get it Dec. 16

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By in United States,

So... The 2x2 round tile with a hole is new, the Vespa is new, and the lampshade/flowerpot is new. Anything else?

Also, I LOVE the rolling pin. It is perfect.

Where IS the seagull anyway??

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By in United States,

I wish I could afford these.

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By in Ireland,

Yeah I think this will go very nicely next to the Market Street set, with the pet shop to the left and market street to te right. Good job guys, another essential for the collection! :)

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By in Belgium,

The roof is gorgeous. What a great set.

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By in Canada,

I cannot wait. I'll be using the double points accumulated in October to help with this purchase!

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By in Norway,

Jamie and TLG have really hit the `jackpot`this time! What a wonderful building! Can´t wait to buy a couple!

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By in United States,

Disappointed that I didn't see this on display at BrickCon today. There didn't seem to be an official LEGO booth this year.

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By in Canada,

This is definitely the best modular building they've released. It's hard to rank them in terms of quality because they all have their own strengths. 1) Parisian Restaurant 2) Pet Shop 3) Grand Emporium 4) Green Grocer 5) Fire Brigade 6) Town Hall 7) Cafe Corner 8) Palace Cinema

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By in United States,

@brixton I agree mostly with your ranking. I'd switch the Cinema with the Cafe Corner only because the Cafe is an empty building. I like stuff! Even boring stuff is still stuff.

This set looks great! The modular homes are a pretty cool series if you can get your hands on them. I made an error in not getting Market Street when it was available. I did eventually get it, but more than a few mistakes were made in the process... Anyways, if you're gonna get at least one modular, this one looks the best.

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By in United States,

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I love all the creative accents that give the building such character.

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By in United States,

All of the Modular Buildings so far have looked awesome (Palace Cinema was a bit less awesome in my opinion than the others; not sure why I feel this way), and this is an exception in that it looks SPECTACULAR. I love how they moved from the default 1-building setup and included that balcony. AND WHITE CROISSANTS. Definitely saving up for this one next year.

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By in Norway,

Seems like an excelent set. I am looking forward to user modifications. For example Indian Tandoori restaurant, chinese or else. Beautiful set with proper atmosphere.

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By in United Kingdom,

WOW. Just WOW!

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By in United Kingdom,

Ok wow. I've been waiting for photos to surface since it was confirmed that a Parisian Restaurant would be next in the line and this looks stunning. Before I go on I just want to say one thing. People are very quick to praise Jamie, and rightly so as the models I've seen him design are fantastic, but I feel people are being a little unfair to the last 2 designed by Astrid.

I don't own them yet and haven't had the chance to build them so I can't comment on that aspect, but from an aesthetic and design point of view I LOVE them. When I first saw the Town Hall announced I was so excited by the inside, the size of it, the features, the colours and just the look in general. I still am. Equally I think the Palace Cinema looks incredible. I love the idea of it being inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, with stickers of 'Brick' films, the colours, the red baseplate, the retro lamps, the car, the upstairs and the roof technique. It still looks like the model I want to own the most.

Whilst everyone has an opinion on their favourite I think it is wrong to say that the last couple have been a dip in the quality expected from modulars. I think they're all incredible and that Jamie, Astrid and any other designers should be proud of the results because they're obviously doing well and we only want more.

Whilst my wallet feels more empty than ever, I can only get more excited to find out what could possibly be next....

Bravo Lego :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

^Absolutely! I think the sense of dissatisfaction with the Palace Cinema was just the general feel of emptiness inside, exaggerated by the somewhat insubstantial feel that the roof technique gave it. Neither of those things are particularly bad, but put them together and line them up against the busy, crowded feel of the Parisian Restaurant and they seem like quite large faults, though in reality they're nothing more than issues of style. I'm happy to say I prefer the Restaurant style, but I hope with what you've said there I would be careful to leave it at that.
Kudos to you for standing against the flow of opinion and sticking up for Astrid!

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By in United States,

Yeah, I feel like Astrid's models are definitely still great installments of the series. The Town Hall is phenomenal, with a lot of innovation and plenty of beauty inside and out. The Palace Cinema is perhaps a bit weaker — the limo design is not quite as refined as you'd expect from this sort of set, and it does indeed feel a bit empty with just two sparsely-furnished floors. But it has a gorgeous exterior (love the marquee and the windows), and the interior and exterior alike feel very much like a classy 1930s cinema.

I'd be happy to have Astrid back working on this series at some point in the future, though it's good to see that Jamie still has plenty of groundbreaking ideas of his own to explore. In the meantime, I'm sure Astrid will continue to impress us with other designs for LEGO Creator and LEGO Friends.

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By in United States,

Perhaps Astrid is no longer an employee? I doubt the designers get paid very much based on the meager salaries of the builders at Legolands. I think City Hall is great and think the Palace Cinema will be great after I mod it into a regular building and not a corner and make sure there are no windows in the viewing room. I finally got around to putting a light inside the Haunted House. I only added 11 small parts and removed 4 large plates. This leads me to believe TLG could have done it this way for about the same price. What a shame they didn't...

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By in United Kingdom,

Although i probably wont be able to afford it, this is a brilliant detailed set. My only problem is the resteraunt area is too small, i wish the apartment was more parts of the restaraunt. After the palace cinema (easily worst modular building) another good one comes back. They are all good minus the palace cinema.

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By in United States,

Did I hear correctly printed pieces instead of stickers? Yay!!! I do hope they improve the quality control on window panes. The molding blemishes on the window panes are bit difficult to overlook or hide.

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By in Indonesia,

this is a must buy for who like modular model...
i hope the price not too high

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm sure I'm not the only one who was disappointed with the Palace Cinema (ugly roof and lots of stickers) so I'm delighted that the Parisian Restaurant seems to be a welcome return to form.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is the best modular yet, but why the hate with the palace theatre? I thought it was a good one...

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By in Portugal,

Wow! What a beautiful modular building to have. It will be a fine addiction to my lego city when out to sell! Can`t wait to have it and... build it!! :D

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By in United States,

This is beautiful. I saw a glimpse of the set online before it was officially unveiled, then I saw all of these other pictures and it is overwhelming (in a good way). I still need to pick up Town Hall and Palace Cinema (and I will eventually), but I may buy this before I pick them up. That is how awesome this set is. I try to buy them in order so I can make sure they don't disappear without me getting them.

The details in this are incredible. It is a tad busy at times, but I think the end outcome works really well. I love the color scheme. I would consider buying 2 to mod to make bigger, but who knows about that with all of these other great sets coming out.

In regards to TH and PC, I think TH is really neat, but the height vs width is a little off putting and how many town halls are smack dab in the middle of the street? At least around here in the Midwest, they are normally their own stand alone building. Plus, the front doors don't open all the way. The PC is a neat idea, but I think with a corner theater, it can be tricky to fill in the interior as well. Plus, tons of windows in the viewing room?? Odd..

But in regards to Astrid being fired, that is far from the truth. She designed (or helped design) the new Winter Village Market set. She is in the designer video. That set is really neat too, although definitely different than the previous installments. I think Astrid will have some job security. Although, Jamie is ridiculous in designing.

Printed trumps stickers any day of the week, so that's another win for this set.

Also, the scooter is going to be in some 2014 Friends sets, so that works. And I hope to see more of that flowerpot piece, which I'm sure we will.

Ya know, the more I look at this set, the more it looks like a lot of houses converted restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. This will make my wife very happy.

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By in United States,

Also, following up on the "maybe Astrid isn't working for TLG anymore" theory... I have no idea how much a design job at TLG pays, but I've heard from multiple sources that it's not a job you seek out for the pay! I can't imagine that she would leave her job as a LEGO designer for some other opportunity, as it was clear at Brickfair last year that she really loves her job.

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By in United States,

^Yup! And to quote a guy on the LEGO Message Boards: "The worst day being a LEGO employee is still better than the best day being a lawyer."

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By in Denmark,

Designer Astrid is surely still at LEGO. She has been away for some time though caused by "fortunate circumstances", but is back.

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By in United States,

Saw this in person at BrickCon with Jamie himself introducing it. Awesome set with tons of cool details!

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By in Czech Republic,

Well done ! Btw it looks like there will be two modulars next year according to earlier start in January instead of usual March start... ;O)

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By in Romania,

Reading the above comments, I decided to make a post here. There is quite a lot of confusion from lots of users who state that Astrid did the Palace Cinema. Well this is ~50% wrong, because the Palace Cinema co-designed by Jordan Schwartz and Astrid Graabæk:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirnadroj/8434222050/in/photostream

The overall look was created by Jordan while Astrid mostly took care of the technical details of the set. It was an effort of 2 people and the result is astonishing in my opinion - the set looks just brilliant outside and inside and it's head and shoulders above the other 2 corner modulars, especially Grand Emporium that at least for me looks way too generic and it was a borefest to build too. Probably the single weak point of Palace Cinema are the stickers - I would have preferred + $10 to final price just to have prints rather that stickers, but it works just fine as it is nonetheless.

In regards with Town Hall - it got a bit of criticism maybe because it's too tall compared to the rest of the series and it looks a bit too linear. But, make no mistake, it's a real joy to build and the interior is just magnific, probably the best a modular build has so that compensates quite well. Overall, Astrid did a very nice job and it was a good move by Lego to bring more designers to contribute to this already highly successful series.

Now, about the Parisian Restaurant. I was really amazed when I saw it, and the impression is that Jamie is still the best out there when it comes to modulars. He really took the modular design to new heights this time and whoever will design the next modular, will have a hard time matching this one in terms of aesthetics and interior detail.

Don't get me wrong, both Astrid and Jordan are great and they have done an incredible job, but right now, Jamie's latest creation is just a bit better, which is normal after all - this series, like all other Lego sets must be getting better and better with each new wave.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I like the Palace Cinema and the Town Hall,but i like the Parisian Restaurant better,but all the modulars are great;)

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By in Taiwan,

I personally think the balcony part in the 2nd floor could be bigger so that it can be an open-aired reastaurant. Now the balcony doesn't look like a major part of the whole restuarant.

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By in United States,

"The worst day being a LEGO employee is still better than the best day being a lawyer." Well, that's obvious. I'm just saying that at some point in most people's lives they make career moves based on salary.

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By in United States,

^I was just replying to @Aanchir... :-/

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a little confused as to why people keep going on about the Palace Cinema being empty..... Aren't cinemas usually a big room with a screen at the end and a lot of nothing else above the rows of seats?

I don't have any modular buildings but they all look fantastic.... I daren't buy one for fear of wanting them all!

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By in United Kingdom,

Hey, where's all the news lately? The rest of the ninjago and some friends 2014 images have been released, and no news article! Where are they, or am I missing something?

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By in United States,

WOW! What a marked improvement over the disappointing Palace Cinema! Sadly, 2013 was the first year I didn't buy a modular set (besides Cafe Corner) because of the lackluster aforementioned Palace Cinema and I had all but given up on the series as even the Town Hall wasn't anything special, IMHO, but then they give us THIS! I am very excited about 2014's modular offering. I believe it harkens back a bit to the Green Grocer but with several new, exciting additions/twists. The attic/loft/top floor is my personal favorite but the scooter is pretty grand, as well. I foresee the scooter being offered elsewhere in other sets very soon and definitely fetching a pretty penny on electronic Bay, if nothing else.

Get here quickly January!

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By in United States,

Wow! This set is absolutely stunning! I cant wait for it to come out. I'm gonna grab it lighting fast since I missed out on the café corner and the green grocer.
The Artist minifig from series 4, 8804 would be perfect in the artist quarters.

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By in United States,

This is honestly one of my favorites so far. $160 for $2,469 pieces? Man, this seems so worth it...

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By in United States,

This is a cool set! Hopefully I will be able to get it next year! It looks great for the price!

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