10278 Police Station is 2021′s new Modular Building

January 1st is traditionally the day the new modular building goes on sale, which means late November or early December we get official details. Well that is exactly what is happening now…

Introducing 10278 Police Station


The latest modular comes in at 2923 pieces and 5 minifigures. As expected it will be released on January 1st 2021 with an Australian RRP of $299.99.


It’s always fun to see if a new modular will be split or a corner but in 2021 we are getting a single straight building. When I say single I just mean that it’s a single base plate; there are actually 3 different sections. The main section is obviously the police station, but you also get a donut shop taking up a small section on the left, and on the lower right section you get a news stand.


The front façade is a little misleading as the donut shop is wider at the rear than the front, while the news stand takes up part of the lower level but the police station extends behind it.


While police may not be having the best year in terms of PR I am quite impressed with this one. As always there are a heap of photos and the press release below.

Press Release


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.

  • Age – 18+
  • Model measures: Height: 37cm, Width: 25cm, Depth: 25cm.
  • 2,923 pieces
  • Packed with clever design features and unexpected surprises, this LEGO Police Station (10278) model building kit is the perfect set for adults looking for a mindful project.
  • With 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures, the LEGO Police Station offers plenty to discover.
  • Key details include a case board with authentic red lines connecting the clues, reel-to-reel recorder, jail cell, evidence locker and more.
  • Ideal for true-crime fans and LEGO lovers alike, this building kit gives hours of enjoyment and a creative experience that will appeal to adults.
  • This police station set is part of the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection of creative building sets designed for LEGO building fans who love stunning design, intricate details and elegant architecture.
  • Price: 179.99 EU/199.99 US/299.99 AU/269.99 CAD

6 Responses to 10278 Police Station is 2021′s new Modular Building

  1. Nicole says:

    Really like the look of this one. Can’t wait for it come out :)

  2. GJBricks says:

    Wasn’t this design a LEGO ideas submission… looks ok though. Not sure the price matches the size though.

  3. Rod says:

    I don’t mind the design, but I really wish that they would do away with the black box. It lacks joie de vivre, and looks far too serious and pretentious for what is an amazingly fun toy.

  4. MotherShabooboo says:

    this might be the first Modular i don’t buy :( its just so …. ordinary.

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