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Lighting Up The Downtown Diner

I have always been interested in the idea of adding lighting to a LEGO build but it’s one of those things that I have never got around to because I didn’t really know how to go about it. It’s no surprise then that I immediately jumped at an offer from Light My Bricks to check out their kit for the Downtown Diner.

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The Light My Bricks kits will give you all of the components that you need as well as detailed instructions on how to install them.

The Components

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Review: 10260 Downtown Diner

Since 2007 LEGO fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of each new modular building. Last year we got the Assembly Square set – a celebration of 10 years of the range. This year we get what in a way feels like a new chapter with 10260 Downtown Diner.

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When leaked images first surfaced of the set some people proclaimed it to be a fake because of not only how different it looked but the inclusion of detailed minifigure faces.

There’s a lot to discuss with this set, so let’s get stuck in to it.

LEGO Responds To Questions About Detailed Faces In The Latest Modular

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One thing most people immediately noticed with the announcement of the Downtown Diner modular was that the classic smiley minifigures of modulars past were replaced with detailed face prints for the first time.

I ran a poll on the Bricking Around Facebook page asking which option you prefered and 70% opted for the detailed face printing option, which means 30% want to stick with the classic smiles.

Now LEGO has issued a statement regarding the change and what it means for the modulars going forward.

Over the past 10 years our modular buildings have evolved in many ways.  We’ve added more interior details, more story-telling and more emotional triggers such as unique decorations on windows & Minifigure torsos.  We now feel the time is right to bring the Minifigure expression in line with all the amazing details now offered throughout our models.  We have always loved the classic smiley face for its versatility and nostalgia value, but are now excited to explore the new possibilities expressive faces will offer us.

Essentially it comes down to wanting to better tell the story they are trying to tell with the set.

Are you happy with the change or still annoyed about it?

LEGO Announces The Next Modular – 10260 Downtown Diner

LEGO has just announced the latest edition to the modular building line-up and things are going retro.

10260 Downtown Diner

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The set is packed with retro charm: the vintage car, the 50s style facade and the rollerskating waitress to name a few.

There are three levels to the building, starting with the ground floor diner.
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The middle level features a gym with boxing ring, punching bag and weight bench.

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The top level features a recording studio.

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There are 6 minifigures included. A chef and waitress;  boxer and a bodybuilder; rock star and a manager.

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If you are familiar with the previous modular buildings then you may be surprised to see the detailed faces on the minifigures. Previous modulars have exclusively featured the classic smiling minifigure but after 10 years it appears LEGO is going in a new direction.

There are so many fantastic details to look over so be sure to check out the full image gallery below. You’ll also find the official press release.

The set is released on January 1st 2018, with no early VIP release. I have asked about Australian RRP and will report back once I know. The Australian RRP is officially confirmed to be $249.99