It’s December, and aside from LEGO Advent Calendars, that also means one thing – the Modular announcement! Well, after a year’s worth of speculation and guess work, and absolutely no spoilers or leaks (hooray!), here it is – 10264 Corner Garage. Yep, we’re sticking with the pattern of two straights, and a corner building.
Weighing in at 2,569 pieces, which makes it the third biggest modular by piece count, after 10255 Assembly Square and 10224 Town Hall, this beautiful set includes six minifigures, and will be available from January 1st, 2019. There’s no VIP early access.
You’ll need to fork out US$199.99 / DE 179.99€ / UK £159.99 / AU 299.99, which is a bit more than expected, but still manageable. Included in the set is a 1950s style gas station with fuel pump and workshop, an animal clinic on the first floor, and a nice little apartment on the top floor.
Let’s first take a look at the minifigures and supporting builds, followed by an in depth look at each level.
In order of the image above, there’s the vet, a girl with her bunny, a man with his dog, the gas station owner, mechanic, and a woman with a scooter.
The mechanic and gas station owner are wearing the same uniform, and have some very nice face printing. The mechanic’s face is the same print as the mountain biker from 60202 Outdoor Adventures, and the gas station owner’s face is the same as the fisherman from 21310 Old Fishing Store. The man with the dog is also wearing the Old Fishing Store owner’s jumper! It’s a beautiful print, so great to have another one.
I can’t remember where the girl is from, but the torso of the woman is a new, as well as the face with the aviators and lipstick. What is also new, but the torso of choice for me is the vet’s. It looks excellent, with the stethoscope.
The tow-truck also looks fantastic, with a small hand-of-god control used to lift a car – it’s a small play feature, but one that will be brilliant to play with. I also really like the brick built tyre fitter – it’s spot on! Ok, lets go floor by floor.
The garage – Jo’s Garage – has a drive through section with a 1950’s style Octan fuel pump. It looks really cool, especially the other external features of the build. The hanging wheels and tools on the side are a nice addition, as well as the garage door. I also love the little tree on the side, using the new three leaf plant elements. The tagline for the business – By Accident We Meet – is very clever.
What’s interesting about this floor is that it has two doors on the right hand side, but they appear like they’re not separated by a wall. It seems like such a simple thing to fix, but it’s not there.
Inside the garage is a small counter with cash register, tool rack, the tyre fitter and that vehicle lift that also works.
The first floor houses Dr Jones’ Animal Care (No Snakes!). The outside brings in a rare colour in a big way – dark orange – and includes a wide variety of never before seen parts, or ones very hard to come by! There’s also some new 2x6x2 sand blue bay windows, seen on the right hand side.
Inside the vet’s office is a waiting area outside with some couches and a coffee table, and the vet surgery, with a variety of different vet-like apparatus.
There’s an examination table, heat lamp (apparently for warming frogs), vet’s desk with a very large lamp, and some other things obscured by the wall. Either way, it looks good!
Upstairs we have the apartment.
The outside is similar to the floor below, but with some flowers adorning the edge – the details using shaped tiles also looks beautiful.
Inside there’s room for a couch and TV, small kitchen and a bed.
The TV looks like a 1950’s style one, and the couch is beautifully done. It’s also great to see a minifigure spoon appear in a set like this.
The kitchen looks excellent. I’m really impressed with how this has turned out. There also appears to be a toilet cistern behind the door.
The roof looks very nicely finished along the edge, and has a sunbed for lazing the day away. I also love the new flowers – I’ve not got any of these yet, so having these included is going to be very exciting.
That’s it! It looks spectacular, and a very unique addition to the ever-growing modular street. While I’m personally a little disappointed to be moving away from the Streamline Moderne architectural style of this year’s Downtown Diner, it’s sure to please a lot of fans to be more suited to the rest of the lineup.
You can read the full press release below, as well as check out a few more images that weren’t included in the bulk of the post.
Ages 16+. 2,569 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – FR 189.99€ – DK 1,499DKK – AU 299.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Discover surprises on all levels at the Corner Garage!
Drop by the LEGO® Creator Expert 10264 Corner Garage, where you’ll discover a world of fun and surprises! This amazing model comes with removable building sections for easy access to the highly detailed interior and comprises 3 stories. On the ground level there’s a 1950s-style gas station with fuel pump, kiosk and a vehicle workshop complete with a roll-up door, vehicle lift and tire mounter. At the mid-level animal clinic you’ll find an examination table, fish tank, and a waiting area with sofa, while on the upper level you’ll discover a well-equipped apartment with kitchen, TV, sofa, bed and a staircase that leads to a rooftop terrace with sun lounger, parasol and flower garden. The exterior of the building features a classic 1950s facade with signage, detailed windows and a decorative roofline, plus a sidewalk area with a tree and an ornate streetlamp. This charming addition to the Modular Buildings series has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience, full of nostalgia. Also includes a scooter, tow truck and 6 minifigures, plus parrot, bunny, dog, frog and fish figures.
• Includes 6 minifigures: gas station owner, mechanic, vet, woman, man and a girl, plus bunny, parrot, dog, frog and fish figures.
• The 3-level Corner Garage advanced building set comes with an array of brick-built details, including a detailed 1950s-style facade with gas station signage, windows, bay windows, arched doorway, roll-up vehicle workshop door, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed sidewalk area with tree and ornate streetlamp. This set also includes a tow truck and a scooter.
• Ground level features a gas station with a bucket and a fuel pump with a flexible hose, plus a kiosk and a vehicle workshop for car service and repairs, featuring a cash register, tool rack and trolley, oil drum, tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
• Mid-level animal clinic features an examination table, parrot perch, fish tank and a waiting area with sofa, armchair, table and flowerpot, plus the animal doctor’s desk lamp, microscope, mug, newspaper, envelope, scissors and syringe.
• Upper-level apartment features a well-equipped kitchen with cookies baking in the oven, sink, pan, mug, salt and pepper, spoon and spatula, plus a sofa, bed, an old-fashioned TV, and a bathroom with toilet.
• Rooftop terrace features a sun lounger, parasol and flower garden.
• Tow truck features a working hoist.
• Accessory elements include a window squeegee and a crash helmet.
• Help the gas station assistant fill up the 1950s-style scooter.
• Roll up the door to access Jo’s vehicle workshop, complete with tire mounter and working vehicle lift.
• Remove the modular building sections to access the detailed interior.
• New-for-January-2019 decorated elements include an animal clinic window, service station sign and a printed octane gas pump.
• Special elements include new-for-January-2019 black ice skates, 2x6x2 window in sand blue, 1×1 medium gray roof tiles, 1×1 angle plate in dark blue and rare dark-orange elements in various shapes and sizes.
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10255 Assembly Square and 10260 Downtown Diner.
• This set includes over 2,560 pieces.
• Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.
• Tow truck measures over 2” (6cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.