We’ve been doing coverage whenever we could, of singular MOCs submitted for consideration in the LEGO Ideas platform that has managed to garner the magic number of 10,000 supporters. Already there have been enough Ideas entry passers to fill the ranks of the projects comprising the First 2018 Review Stage.
If your LEGO-building interests are less like the SR-71 Final Flight and more of the structural bent like the Christmas Story House, then this latest 10K winner is for you. Astronaut Avila on LEGO Ideas has created the Modular Arcade building, a brick-and-mortar structure housing two businesses and an apartment.
The Modular Arcade has three stories, a ground-floor pizza parlor, a second-floor video arcade and a third-floor single apartment. The details on all the interior locations are spot on, from soda fountains, transparent display cases with pizzas, arcade machines from driving games to dance platforms, and a flat-screen TV and kitchen.
The architectural styling is no less than incredible, with door access for the pizza parlor, and internal stairway up to the arcade, and a spiraling staircase in the back to get to the apartment’s porch. The pizzeria has an outdoor table too, while the arcade has a space ride next to their entrance.
Of course, a LEGO building set isn’t complete without a minifigure population. Astronaut Avila provides for eight people in his Modular Arcade set: a chef, waitress and customers for the pizza parlor; a clerk and two customers for the arcade (one a kid); and a solo occupant for the apartment.
All in all, the Modular arcade is shaping up to be a strong contender for the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Stage. It’s up against some awesome competition too; aside from the SR-71, there’s the Tree House set, and Tyler’s a buildable figure of Disney’s Stitch character from Lilo & Stitch.
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