The LEGO Creator Expert advanced modular building series is now 10 years old. Yesterday, LEGO invited fans of the modular series to join in the celebrations for the 10th year anniversary of the series by posting a teaser via its social media channels.
To mark a decade of excellent modular designs that has been a favorite of advanced builders, LEGO releases its 12th set in the series, the Assembly Square (10255), and today, LEGO also released a 10th anniversary video that traces the history of the modular sets starting from 2007. Jamie Berard, Design Manager Specialist for the LEGO Group (aka LEGO Top Designer Guy) gives us a walkthrough on how the LEGO Creator Expert modular sets came to be. The video also included several interviews from AFOLs who share a common passion for the theme regardless of age. I guess no one is too old or too young to pursue their passion in building these masterpieces. Watch this.
Throughout the decade, LEGO designers have come up with 12 magnificent sets that are essential to what LEGO is as a company built on creativity. The LEGO Creator Modular series is like a time capsule for LEGO during the past years, where traces of it can be found in almost all of LEGO’s major projects (i.e. The LEGO Movie and various LEGO video games). One of the outstanding features of the set is it inspires everyone to build what they see and experience from their day-to-day surroundings. The culminating of all of these is this year’s LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255) that combines all the best features of previous modular buildings, weaving them all together in one exquisite set.
LEGO Creator Assembly Square (10255)
Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!
Take a trip to the amazing Assembly Square, developed to celebrate ten years of LEGO® Modular Buildings, featuring a wealth of unsurpassed, intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the highly detailed interior, comprising a ground level with a bakery, florist’s shop and café, a middle level with a music store, photo studio and dental office, and an upper-level dance studio and apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk with outdoor café furniture, fountain, streetlamps and a highly elaborate facade with beautifully detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower and a decorative roofline. Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank. Includes eight minifigures and a baby figure.
- Includes eight minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO® fan, plus a baby figure.
- The three-level Assembly Square features an authentic, elaborate facade with detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed tiled sidewalk with a fountain, outdoor café furniture and two streetlamps. The highly detailed interior includes a bakery, florist’s shop, café, music store, photo studio, dental office, apartment and a dance studio.
- Ground level features a bakery with counter, cash register, shelves, opening oven, wedding cake and assorted buildable pastries and treats; a florist’s shop with counter, cash register, garden tools, flower arrangements, bouquets and a blue and yellow macaw parrot element; and a café with espresso machine, counter, bench seating and pie elements.
- Middle level features a music store with a buildable drum set, two guitars and saxophone element; photo studio with buildable classic camera and adjustable tripod; and a dental office with buildable reclining chair, waiting area, telephone and a sink.
- Upper level features a dance studio with buildable piano and reflective mirror element; an apartment with buildable foldout sofa bed, detailed kitchen, toilet, micro LEGO® train, modular buildings and Eiffel Tower, and access to a rooftop terrace with buildable barbecue, table and a neglected plant.
- Accessory elements include a ballerina skirt, Chihuahua, pretzel, ornamental chicken and candy. Also includes a buildable telephone, grill, baby carriage and buildable lamps.
- Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
- Adjust the camera tripod and take photos all around the square.
- Recline the dentist chair and reveal those pearly whites!
- Open the oven door to remove your freshly-baked pastries.
- Fold out the sofa bed and relax while you admire your modular buildings collection!
- Celebrate Modular Buildings with this awesome 10th anniversary LEGO® Creator Expert set!
- This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 16+.
- With over 4,000 LEGO® pieces, this model will really put your LEGO® building skills to the test!
- New-for-spring-2017 decorated elements include a dentist torso, dentist window and 2×3 tile with the 10182 Café Corner box front.
- Includes lots of curved and corner angle tiles, garage doors used as box windows and LEGO® Technic excavator scoops used as roofing elements.
- Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank.
- Measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.