Here it is folks, the 2021 Modular building! After quite a year, it seems like we all need a bit of modular announcement excitement – the next Modular is 10278 Police Station.
Included in this build is the Police Station, a newspaper stand on the right, and (comically) a donut shop on the left. With 2,923 pieces and five minifigures, it’ll be available on January 1, 2021. Cost for the Police Station is US $199.99 / DE €179.99 / UK £169.99 / AU $299.99.
The exterior of the police station looks beautiful, yet unassuming. The detailed elements including the backwards 1×2 jumper plates is a nice effect, and I just love the vine coming down the side. There’s a really simple air-conditioning unit at the top floor too!
The first floor contains the bright and colourful donut shop, the ground floor of the police station, and the newspaper kiosk. I can’t tell what’s behind the kiosk, but it’s good to have surprises! I’ve also just noticed that the bushes at the front are made up of the new 4×4 cog elements in green.
The large billboard sign hanging from the top floor also looks great – for those of you that weren’t aware – Soap n Soda is the name of the laundromat in 10251 Brick Bank – a great link back to previous sets, and a great way to tie together the modular street.
There’s of course plenty more details to check out – some of the exciting ones are the way donuts are smuggled out of the donut shop, or the crime board in the office – that red rubber band is fantastic!
The five minifigures also look really good – the ice cream lady, three police officers, and the criminal. I’m so glad the criminal doesn’t have the stereotypical black and white stripes.
There’s a few more images following, plus the press release. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this set and reviewing it!
THREE-FLOOR POLICE STATION JOINS THE LEGO® MODULAR BUILDINGS COLLECTION
Date: 27th November 2020
The LEGO Group has announced an amazingly detailed new addition to its Modular Buildings Collection with the unveiling of the LEGO Police Station.
Hiding a wealth of features behind its impressive facade, the eye-catching new model consists of three floors and a modular structure that allows LEGO fans to fully explore the intricate interiors and increase the building’s height.
Designed as a centrepiece to a bustling LEGO neighbourhood, the LEGO Police Station also comes complete with a donut shop brimming with sweet treats and a newspaper kiosk, as well as five minifigures including a 1940s-inspired police officer for ample storytelling possibilities.
Adding further architectural interest, the outside is decorated with brightly coloured awnings and ornate cornicing. The LEGO Police Station is fully compatible with other products from the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection and makes a striking display piece alongside these, as well as on its own.
The feature-packed floors of the LEGO Police Station are filled with secret surprises and delights for true-crime fans. On building the set, it soon becomes apparent that a mystery donut thief is on the loose. Naturally, the LEGO Police Station is fully equipped to tackle even the most sugary-sweet of crimes, with an evidence locker, jail cell, interrogation room and case board with red lines connecting all the clues.
Inside, all levels are connected by a grand staircase and are stocked with uniquely designed pieces including a billboard, telephone and a typewriter. The ultimate Easter Eggs and clues to solving the mystery of the Donut thief come in the form of a hidden escape route beneath the jail cell and a secret access route to the Donut shop.
Chris McVeigh designer at the LEGO Group commented: “We’ve had a lot of fun designing the LEGO Police Station. An architectural gem and treasure trove of quirky features, it’s the perfect place to start building your LEGO streetscape, or a brilliant addition to an existing one.”
Totaling 2,923 pieces, the LEGO Police Station is the latest addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection which also includes the Bookshop, Assembly Square and Corner Garage. The LEGO Police Station will be available to purchase at LEGO.com and from LEGO Retail Stores from January 1st 2021.