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what should be the next modular house?

Post by blablabla » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:16 am

the modular houses are one of the most important things lego come up with. there are five but people now wants more modular houses. this makes me a question. what is going to be the next modular house??
there are alot of things they can make for example: a modular house of a hospital, or a modular house of a police station, a modular house of offices etc
please give suggestios of what the next modular house will be.... :)

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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by strongholds » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:37 pm

The next one is rumored to be a postal outlet/office.

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Post by NIGELTTF » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:53 am

blablabla wrote:the modular houses are one of the most important things lego come up with. there are five but people now wants more modular houses. this makes me a question. what is going to be the next modular house??
there are alot of things they can make for example: a modular house of a hospital, or a modular house of a police station, a modular house of offices etc
please give suggestios of what the next modular house will be.... :)
Hardware Store with a Barber Shop upstairs. Would fit the genteel older neighborhood/shopping district feel that all the modular houses have.

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Post by legitimatealex » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:39 am

strongholds wrote:The next one is rumored to be a postal outlet/office.
Any source on that? I don't doubt you I just want to know where the info came from.

I'd love to see a postal outlet. Preferably a more old fashioned type with a million little slots and a sorting station and all that jazz. I do love the idea of a barber shop though. Maybe we could finally get some LEGO scissors then.
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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by strongholds » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:45 pm

Took this from here. Toystest basically explained everything for me.
toystest wrote: Seeing as how popular those modular sets are I can not imagine that they are going to stop making those anytime soon.
The reason people think the next one is a post office is because of the following:
The Green Grocer had a Fire hydrant sitting outside -> Next set was the Fire Brigade
The Emporium has a mailbox in front of it -> people assume the next one is a mail office.

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Post by legitimatealex » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:35 am

It's not the most solid reasoning but it's something to go on. So what came before Green Grocer?
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Post by slacker » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:39 am

legitimatealex wrote:It's not the most solid reasoning but it's something to go on. So what came before Green Grocer?
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Post by NIGELTTF » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:31 am

legitimatealex wrote:It's not the most solid reasoning but it's something to go on. So what came before Green Grocer?
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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by possum » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:12 am

I like the barber shop idea, mainly because I'd like to see how they do a pole. A train or bus station would be cool too. You could have a wall of the old Automats and ticket windows. The upper levels could be for the Automat & newstand. Shoe shine stations could be incorporated as well. I'm picturing kind of a UCS Transit Station if you will.
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Post by NIGELTTF » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:43 am

possum wrote:I like the barber shop idea, mainly because I'd like to see how they do a pole. A train or bus station would be cool too. You could have a wall of the old Automats and ticket windows. The upper levels could be for the Automat & newstand. Shoe shine stations could be incorporated as well. I'm picturing kind of a UCS Transit Station if you will.
I don't think a train Station would be quite in Keeping with the feel that the Modular houses have. Think of these side by side, and then a train station in the middle. Doesn't work so well. Now a Bus depot might, but with the Mass Transit set out right now, Lego might not want to go to that well again.

Ideas Might include:
Toy Store
Book Shop
Barber Shop
Hardware Store
Florist
Gardening Store
Museum
Doctors Office
Jewelery Store
Sweets Shop
Deli
Record Store
Comics Shop
Pharmacist
Perfumerie
Computer store

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Post by vynsane » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:03 pm

I'd put these in the 'highly likely' category:
NIGELTTF wrote: Toy Store
Book Shop
Barber Shop
Hardware Store
Florist
Doctors Office
Jewelery Store
Sweets Shop
The Sweet Shop could also be more like an Ice Cream Parlor.

These fit in to a more 'possible, but not probable' category:
Museum
Deli
Record Store
Pharmacist
Perfumerie
Gardening Store
I could also see the Deli as more of a Butcher's Shop. Gardening Store is too close to florist, which would be a more popular choice methinks, due to the colorful nature.

These, I'd hazard as relatively 'not likely' due to their esoteric/more modern type of business. Most modular buildings have had a little more of an 'olde time' feel, like a five and dime store (which could be a good one, too):
Comics Shop
Computer store
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Post by NIGELTTF » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:41 am

vynsane wrote:

The Sweet Shop could also be more like an Ice Cream Parlor.

I could also see the Deli as more of a Butcher's Shop. Gardening Store is too close to florist, which would be a more popular choice methinks, due to the colorful nature.

These, I'd hazard as relatively 'not likely' due to their esoteric/more modern type of business. Most modular buildings have had a little more of an 'olde time' feel, like a five and dime store (which could be a good one, too):
Comics Shop
Computer store
I think that the Ice cream parlor, also selling a few sweets, is a bit more visually appealing and has more play value, than a plain sweets shop. I meantioned the Comics Shop and Computer store because they are moderately common in a gentrified shopping district, but no they don't have that olde time feel.

When driving home from doing a lego display at the B&O museum this weekend, I thought of one the could have a grat deal of both play value and visual appeal: Bank.

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Post by slacker » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:52 am

How about a bar with a restaurant on top? People got to eat.

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Post by NIGELTTF » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:39 am

slacker wrote:How about a bar with a restaurant on top? People got to eat.
Bar isn't going with their family freindly image. For the same reason, you are never going to see "tobaccanist" in an official set again. Nor will you see Casino. Restaurant is perhaps a bit to close to 'Cafe.' even though It would be nice to see some 2X2 round printed tiles with food on them.

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Post by gabriellee11 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:58 pm

It seems it is going to be a bank.

Also, the next one from medieval market is going to be medieval windmill (this will be Lego Kingdoms of course).

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Post by brickz » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:48 pm

gabriellee11 wrote:It seems it is going to be a bank.

Also, the next one from medieval market is going to be medieval windmill (this will be Lego Kingdoms of course).
Where did you get that information from? A bank sounds cool and will go well with my display. :)

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Post by ncbarrett » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:21 am

gabriellee11 wrote: Also, the next one from medieval market is going to be medieval windmill (this will be Lego Kingdoms of course).
The windmill would be cool.
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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by bluemitch » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:53 am

Which month do these modular houses usually gets released?

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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by SirBrickly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:50 am

I completely agree on the bank, crime stories and investigations are brilliant, and I wouldn't mind having a few police officers and a bank robber included as well, to add to my army like amount of them. The first floor would obviously be the actually point in which people take out money, on the 2nd you'd maybe have 3 small office rooms, the manager's included, plus a lounge for the tired employees. And then lastly on the top floor a safe, but a nice big one stashed with money and jewels.

Just a thought, but of course within this you can expand and add details, plus it would be great for playability. Maybe even if there was another opening onto the roof, like in the fire brigade, you could have your robber running out and free-running across the other modular houses.
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Re: what should be the next modular house?

Post by natelite » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:22 am

strongholds wrote:The next one is rumored to be a postal outlet/office.
the next one is a bank. or at least the chatter is indicating a bank. don't quote me on it though. :lol:

p.s. crap, i didn't see that gabe already posted. ;)

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