There were a few rumors since last summer that in the beginning of 2015 there would be a new Modular Building, rumors that are now were completely clarified with pictures of the new creator set, the modular Detective’s Office, a huge set with exactly two thousand and two hundred and forty six pieces.
The images show both set box sides and within, most of the details and features that the new building will bring, namely six new mini-figures, including the detective and her assistant, a barber, a paperboy, a new police officer and a citizen.The house has three distinct floors
that can be easily detached in order to give access to its interior and all its features, which is great in terms of playability. Just like all of the other Modular buildings, this one is also prepared to be attached to other similar models through a few pins placed on the side walls.
First of all, the detective’s office seems to have a few neighbors, namely a big apartment, a hair dresser and a pool salon, which are not only possible to see through the outdoors but also through the different colors that the walls have, giving the idea that instead of a single house, we are in the presence of two buildings! Outside the sidewalk has no kind of studs and shows a color scheme with different shades and of course some really nice details, namely a small tree, a street lamp, a couple of benches and a newsstand.It’s a pity that the set box back picture isn’t as clear as the front because it could show even more details about the interior. The Office is placed on the top floor, just above the pool hall, and just next to it there is the small barbershop in the ground floor with a nice apartment in the upper floors.
Through the pic, it’s possible to see, among other things, a couple of chairs inside Al’s Barber shop, a nice pool table with all the accessories in the pool hall, a small toilet in the apartment and a desk and a cabinet in the office. But I must say that it’s not enough to satisfy my curiosity, which makes me anxious to see some pictures with higher resolution!
Overall, this is another must for the modular building fans. The new Creator Expert Set (it seems to bring a new expert logo…) shows an endless list of details including six mini-figures which seems quite reasonable for creator sets and is absolutely a great addition to the modular collection. The price won’t be cheap, rumors mentions values around the two hundred dollars, but according to its size it seems quite reasonable.
I can’t wait for more pictures and details!! Have a look at the extended gallery:
Updated 21th November:
10246 Detective’s Office
Ages 16+. 2,262 pieces.
US $159.99 – CA $199.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £132.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Discover hidden clues and surprises at the Detective’s Office!
Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the awesome LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office, featuring unique elements and surprises.
Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office! Step through the open archway and into the barbershop, where seated customers are pampered in the reflection of a large wall mirror, while next door, competitors play pool and darts beneath the comforting whir of a rotating ceiling fan. Venture to the first floor and you’ll find the detective’s office, his desk strewn with clues, a safe containing valuable evidence and a concealed wall compartment. Then visit the adjacent bathroom, featuring a classic pull-chain toilet, before taking the stairway to the well-equipped kitchen, from where you can access the roof terrace, complete with large water tower. This latest addition to the LEGO Modular Building series is packed with unsurpassed detail and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove roof and ceilings provide access to the delightful interior, while the exterior of the building features a decorative roofline and a beautifully designed façade. Can you solve the smuggling mystery? Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red.
- Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red
- Features a pool hall, barbershop, detective’s office, bathroom, kitchen, water tower and a cat
- Detective’s office features a desk, assorted clues, brick-built lamp, filing cabinet, fan, safe, painting, concealed wall compartment, newspaper, menu, wanted poster and a wall lamp
- Pool hall features a hinged, rotatable ceiling fan, pool table, printed dartboard, pool cues, pool balls and a drinking glass
- Barbershop features never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, 2 wall lamps, barber’s chair, hinged cabinet, 2 mannequin heads and a broom
- Bathroom features a detailed pull-chain toilet
- Kitchen features a stove, barrel, table, cabinet, refrigerator, wall clock and a rolling pin
- Accessories include Ace Brickman’s brimmed hat, briefcase, magnifying glass and a police hat
- Detach the roof and floors for easy access
- Search for hidden clues
- Help Ace Brickman solve the mystery!
- Special elements include never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, printed dartboard, wanted poster, 1×1 round plate with hole in black, painter’s roller in black, designing element 1x2x2 in dark gray, 1×2 bricks in light blue, 1×3 tiles in brown and a 32×32 base plate in brown
- Detective’s Office measures over 10” (27cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep
- Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series: 10232 Palace Cinema and 10243 Parisian Restaurant
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
January 2015 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone