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    LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Toys N Bricks » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:04 pm

    LEGO has sent us the official press release for the upcoming LEGO Creator 10230 Mini Modulars. This set consists of Cafe Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer,Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium all in mini model styles! There is also a Youtube video accompanying this set. Available January 2012. Additional pictures available in our Flickr photostream.

    Note that this set is only available for LEGO VIP members. If you are not a VIP member, you can to sign up for free at your local LEGO Brand Store or online at Shop at Home.

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    10230 Mini Modulars
    Ages 12+. 1,356 pieces.
    US $79.99 | CA $99.99 | DE €69.99 | UK £59.99 | DK 649.00 DKK | AU $119.99

    Available only to our LEGO® VIP Program Members, this exclusive mini modulars set is an authentic miniature representation of the first 5 buildings in the Modular Building series: Café Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium. Featuring highly detailed design, each building can be displayed as a stand alone piece or connected to the others buildings in the set. The mini Café Corner includes details like a fan above the doorway and printed hotel signage, while the mini Market Street includes transparent bricks and a unique brick construction. The quaint mini Green Grocer also features transparent bricks and a fire escape at the rear, while the mini Fire Brigade includes a brick bell and white arch wall elements. Finally, the mini Grand Emporium has a rooftop sign, skylight and window washing platform. With fantastic detailing and a huge variety of elements in a range of rich colors, this exclusive mini modulars set is the perfect addition to every VIP Member’s collection.

    Exclusively available to LEGO® VIP Members!
    Authentic miniature representation of first 5 Modular Buildings: Café Corner, Market Street, Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium!
    Each building can be displayed individually or connected to the other buildings in the set!
    All buildings feature fantastic detailing and a wide variety of elements and colors!
    Completed model measures over 5" (14.5 cm) tall, 12" (32 cm) long and 2.5" (6.5 cm) wide!
    Each individual building measures 2.5" (6.5 cm) long and 2.5" (6.5 cm) wide!

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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Ice » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:11 pm

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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Legobrandon » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:50 pm

    :up: Thumbs up to LEGO for doing this! Can't wait. Looks like there are many SNOT elements in the Cafe Corner, Grand Emporium, and Market Street.

    EDIT: For future modular buildings, do you think LEGO will release a mini model along with it, just so we can expand our mini modular town?
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby atmail35 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:02 pm

    Wow this is a really cool set, definitely on the "must have list". I really think it's a neat tribute to the modular buildings.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby unclephn » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:30 pm

    So I guess this may be the only way for me to own Market Street, Cafe Corner and Green Grocer! Although I kinda wished they sold them separately. Kinda takes away from the whole modular feeling if it all comes in one set. Having said that, the prospects of future mini modulars is very high!
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby wei11364 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:34 pm

    I wonder how they can control this to limiting to only VIP members... but this is truly a sweet set....
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby BrickUpdate » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:51 pm

    Seems like a very odd set to me, I don't understand why they are doing this, or pricing it so high. Definitely cute, but seems more like it should just be a series of promotional polybags, not a $70 set. Oh well, glad LEGO is continuing to try new things.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby wegj » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:07 pm

    it's neat, but not worth that much money, maybe 30 bucks, it's a lot of pieces but they are all small ones
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Luciant » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:18 pm

    This set is awesome. 1356 pieces for $70 is extremely good.... Especially considering a lot of the pieces in this set can be used to make other bigger modular mods with all the flat pieces and slopes and such. I'm glad I can get it all in one shot rather then them bleeding me for $20-$30 for each mini modular. Get it on discount and it becomes and extremely good parts pack.
    I have mixed feelings about new releases: I can't wait to see and get the new sets... but I can't figure out where I'm gonna put them or store them.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Mantisking » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:34 pm

    Luciant wrote:This set is awesome. 1356 pieces for $70 is extremely good.... Especially considering a lot of the pieces in this set can be used to make other bigger modular mods with all the flat pieces and slopes and such. I'm glad I can get it all in one shot rather then them bleeding me for $20-$30 for each mini modular. Get it on discount and it becomes and extremely good parts pack.

    It's a great set period. At six cents a piece it's in the "must buy" range for me.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby stevenkok » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:37 pm

    I am pump up and excited to get this set. nothing like a mini fix for me on the first 2 modular sets that I miss. Its kinda cute as well looking at it. In my collection I have the green grocer which I bought last year. And the Fire Brigade that I got from Toys r us this year for a good price $105.00

    Awesome move, Lego!
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby pumbaugh » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:13 pm

    At first glance I was digging this set....then as I climb into the details and look closely at them I am now on the fence and will have to wait to see it. Granted 1300+ for 70$ seems like a no brainer, but this is REALLY small. Each building is on an 8x8 plate and most only use about 5 studs deep. People will prob bash me, but perhaps only because the somewhat harder to find colors I wouldn't put this much over a 50$ set. A lot of people like to talk about the price per piece, but it looks like 80% of this set is 1x1/1x2 plates and tiles. Granted I will still probably buy it, so apparantly Lego hasn't priced it way too high, I just do not think it is as an attractive value as most think.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby anthonyj8 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:14 pm

    wegj wrote:it's neat, but not worth that much money, maybe 30 bucks, it's a lot of pieces but they are all small ones

    Agreed.
    I mean, 80 bucks!? :eh:
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Legobrandon » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:48 pm

    pumbaugh wrote:At first glance I was digging this set....then as I climb into the details and look closely at them I am now on the fence and will have to wait to see it. Granted 1300+ for 70$ seems like a no brainer, but this is REALLY small. Each building is on an 8x8 plate and most only use about 5 studs deep. People will prob bash me, but perhaps only because the somewhat harder to find colors I wouldn't put this much over a 50$ set. A lot of people like to talk about the price per piece, but it looks like 80% of this set is 1x1/1x2 plates and tiles. Granted I will still probably buy it, so apparantly Lego hasn't priced it way too high, I just do not think it is as an attractive value as most think.


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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby chris2348 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:54 pm

    I think I'll be using some VIP points for this! :-D
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby stevenkok » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:40 pm

    Pumbaugh was right on the 5 studs deep, should at least go deeper. The colors is probably one of the few pros on this set. $80 is still high but I am guessing there will be buyers for this set, including myself. The right price should be around $49 or $59. Wegj was right about $30 for this set but I dont think Lego will go that low on the price. They do want to take a bigger profit.

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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby zak001 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:45 am

    I'll pay the $80 as sanity insurance - if I've got a little version, I'm less likely to go nuts and talk myself into $600+ for a retired modular.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby Brickbuilder0937 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:46 am

    I love it. :-D
    Though I'm not too happy about $80, I'll try to wait for free shipping or some other promotion to maximize my savings.
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby isaacho » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:47 am

    Fantastic!

    Any idea how to be a Lego VIP?
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    Re: LEGO 10230 Mini Modulars Press Release

    Postby atmail35 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:58 pm

    isaacho wrote:Fantastic!

    Any idea how to be a Lego VIP?


    You can either get a card in-store (you must register it on-line after) or if you make a purchase on-line, you can also apply.

    From the lego.com site:

    Here are the ways you can sign up!
    1. Check the ‘Join VIP Program’ box when shopping on shop.LEGO.com – we’ll send you a card.
    This is the fastest process as you are not required to register following sign up.

    2. Pick up a card at a LEGO Store. See the 'Stores' tab for Store Locations.

    Please note that for Store sign ups, you will need to create a LEGO ID and return here to register your details once you have your card.

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