After making its official debut a couple of weeks ago, LEGO has now released an accompanying designer video for its next modular set, the LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278). LEGO Designer Chris McVeigh gives us an inside tour of the Police Station (10278), and its neat little secrets waiting to be revealed. Watch this.
The LEGO Creator Expert Police Station is the 16th modular set under the subtheme. It’s a long time coming actually, and a perfect addition to the ever-growing collection of modular sets that deserves a premium spot in your LEGO room or shelf.
Like those before it, the Police Station is more than just a modular set. In typical LEGO fashion, it tells a story amongst its minifigure characters, particularly with the mysterious Donut Thief. It boasts several play features including a winding staircase that passes through all its floors. Aside from the Police Station itself, the set also has an adjacent Donut Shop, an apartment, annex, and a newsstand.
LEGO fans will notice that this set also offers several new recolored LEGO pieces, including some new decorated elements. As mentioned by LEGO Graphic Designer Ashwin Visser, these include a prominently displayed 1×4 plate with a printed police sign, two printed round tiles for the Donut Shop, and a new 2×2 square tile newspaper among others. What is also interesting is the use of several LEGO Minecraft wolf headpieces for the building’s cornice and the 1×3 inverted bow in new colors. The set also boasts five new minifigures, including ’40s-era Police Officers.
The LEGO Creative Expert Police Station (10278) is slated to arrive exclusively via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores starting January 1, 2021. It clocks in at 2,923 pieces and will retail for $199.99 USD.
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