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Post by HRTTIM on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 8:07 am

I have recently picked up the fire brigade modular building just wondering what I should get next? Green grocer or grand emporium?

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Post by Free Spirit on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 9:07 am

I'd be leaning towards the Green Grocer as it's becoming more expensive and harder to find brand new in Australia.

I'm a bit biased towards purchasing Lego in Australia after I bought some Lego from the U.S which I felt cost me too much in freight, never again.

That's my way of thinking, anyway !

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Post by peterab on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 10:32 am

Green Grocer is older than Grand Emporium, so if you intend to get both get GG first, before it is no longer in production and the price skyrockets.

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Post by HRTTIM on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 11:22 am

Cool and to throw a spanner in the works what is the thought on cafe corner I haven't hear good things about it?

Also is the grand carosuel worth $450

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Post by BrickTango on Mon 09 Aug 2010, 3:37 pm

I bought all three recently (Fire Brigade, Green Grocer and Grand Emporium). If I was going for one I would have gone for the Green Grocer for the reasons stated above.

Cool building, I need to figure out where to have a permanent display of them all!!!

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Post by peterab on Mon 16 Aug 2010, 5:22 am

HRTTIM wrote:Cool and to throw a spanner in the works what is the thought on cafe corner I haven't hear good things about it?

It's the one that started it all and was very successful. It doesn't have an interior, but has many rare coloured pieces, and is a good build. I don't like the combination of a blue ground floor and brown upper stories, but I think I'm the only one who has that view.

I don't think I'd pay the current prices though.

HRTTIM wrote:Also is the grand carosuel worth $450

I don't think so, but I don't see a use for it in my layout. Others have layouts just for fairground equipment, so I'm sure they would find it attractive.

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Post by tower-city on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 3:10 pm

i want to have the grand center

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 11:25 am

I have been browsing around some LEGO websites and have found out that a Pet Shop is the next instalment in the modular building series legohappy

Some photos of it would be nice because I would like to know what sort of colour scheme has been chosen for it and whether it is a corner or street store ???

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 2:06 pm

Brickie.....I have got to agree with you and lets hope we see plenty of variations of the breeds of each animal and/or pets within the store !!!

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Post by peterab on Fri 01 Apr 2011, 7:28 am

The rumor is it will be two 16 wide buildings, one a pet store with a cat, dog and snake. One of the buildings will have a bit of sand blue. Some guy got a look at it in the back room of a New York LEGO shop apparently.

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:18 am

If that's the case that opens the door for you Brickie to build your very own version of those Fish Tanks lining the back walls legowink

Otherwise could we see a specialty store as a MOC on the horizon.....I wonder who would tackle that one legolaugh

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Post by BrickTango on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 5:09 am

Hmmm, please don't give me ideas on how to combine my two hobbies!!! legosweat2



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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 5:50 am

I get the feeling your contemplating it for a future project down the track so lets hope some cool bricks arrive on the market to make it happen sooner rather than later !!!


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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 14 May 2011, 4:06 pm

I am sure a few of you have seen pictures of the new Pet Shop which has me in awe and excitement because I have a gut feeling LEGO are perhaps looking at designing an entire CBD.

Use your imagination and contemplate having 12 individual modulars connecting together as one set of buildings and then being the centre piece of your display !!!

I think I am on a winner this one legolaugh

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Post by dosker on Sun 15 May 2011, 12:26 pm

...that is a lot of fish tanks. I keep guinea pigs in a custom cage, they have sleeping bags, a pigloo (small igloo shaped hut), a mini log cabin, wooden tunnels and a zebra print house with a chimney. I have considered making them a Lego house but they don't really have any house keeping abilities and at their discretion beds often turn into toilets. I'm not prepared to subject any of my Lego to the tyranny of guinea pig urine.

Thanks for the tips about the Green grocer, I recently discovered modular buildings and really like the Grand Emporium and Grocer.

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Post by brickbuster on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 2:30 pm

I recently bought the Fire Brigade,Emporium and Grand Carousel from bricklink to compliment my cafe corner and green grocer.The Emporium is impressive and has great colours and elements but I would go for the green grocer.It set the bench mark.I think the Carousel price tag is worthy Its the third largest set.and will really bump up your lego stocks with great elements. Power functions is another bonus. The sound brick gets old quickly. I won't find a use for that anytime soon.

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Post by HRTTIM on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 2:45 pm

hi all ,

i am back after a bit of a hiatus.... (saving money for more bricks)

finally bit the bullet and purchased the green grocer just got it yesterday now my next issue is im think i need to get the cafe corner however i cant justify spending that amount of money is it worth just getting a parts list and trying to pick up bits and pieces of it?

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Post by SpentMoreThan$2000onLEGO on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 11:00 am

Get the pet shop. thats what i am getting on ebay. legohappy

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Post by peterab on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:46 am

I'd try and buy the parts, but be warned some are getting rare. The Pet Shop has eased the supply of the roof slopes, but now the dark blue bricks are hard to find.

Substituting colours would lower the price greatly.

My Lego Ambassador has mention discussions about re-issuing CC and GG since the collector prices have risen so high, but is not sure anything more will come of it, though it may.

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Post by brickie on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 8:59 am

Lego would make a killing if they re-released the earlier modular buildings.

Everyone who bought the fire station at a good price is now searching for a cafe corner, etc.

Lego wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand.

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Post by peterab on Tue 26 Jul 2011, 9:17 am

I'm not sure, since they already sold pretty well, but I'd be happy to see some of the huge profits being undercut. I guess it comes down to how expensive it is to re-issue them.

I'd probably buy another CC (to replace one I sold MISB when the price became silly on the second hand market) but I like the design of GG more than the colour.

I would like to see future modulars have a longer than 2 years life. They are quite expensive and I've found it hard to keep up with them financially (maybe because I also want extras for parts), though thats also partly because so many good trains have been released at the same time. I still have to get hold of the Pet Shop and a Maersk train legosmile2

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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 12 Jan 2012, 1:12 pm

I guess someone like me had better announce what is on the horizon as far as Modular Buildings are concerned !!!

During my daily browse of brickset I came across the first released picture of the Town Hall # 10224 which apparently is expected to tower over all other buildings of this kind which means more bricks legohappy

Personally I like what I see and cannot wait to buy one upon its arrival sometime soon, fingers and toes crossed !!!



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Post by peterab on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 5:15 am

I agree the town hall looks pretty good. And it will be a great source of rare coloured parts. I'm not wild about the Victorian architecture as far as fitting in with my home layout, but at least it isn't nearly such an American icon as the Fire Brigade. A few tweaks and it could be from just about anywhere in Europe or the British Empire.

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