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What Modular Buildings would you like to see next?

TheBrickPalTheBrickPal USAMember Posts: 39
edited October 2016 in Everything else LEGO
In honor of the reveal of 10255 Assembly Square, soon I will be creating an article suggesting to LEGO sets in the line that they should produce in the next decade of Modular Buildings. I need your help, though. Share your ideas below!

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 14,867
    Library
    Pub
    Hospital / clinic
    Toilet block
    Pub
    Betting shop
    Boarded-up shop for the wrong side of town
    Pub
    Mobile phone store (which is three different mobile phone stores all next to each other)
    Burlesque bar
    Pub
    Charity shop (thrift store)


    khmellymelGothamConstructionCokiki180703matticus_bricks
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 769
    Bus Station
    Call Centre
    Job Centre
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 1,812
    Some sort of clinic/hospital would be nice.  Although with this new "dentists office" TLG might think that "checks a box" and move on...so I don't know - perhaps some other sort of civic building?
    Mordoor
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,599
    I no specific order:
    Police Station
    Doctor/Hospital/Clinic
    Car Repair Shop
    Library
    School
    Train/Bus Station
    Bowling
    Optician
    Museum
    Arcade

  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 846
    Post Office 
    Doctors Clinic
    Pub
    Toy Store 
    Police Station 
    Fishmongers 
    Sausage Factory 
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,152
    edited October 2016
    There are already several threads on modulars in the forum if you do a search. I'm sure there must already be one with people's modular wishlists. 
    It's really annoying me that I can't find one,  I'm sure it exists! Oh well. Back to watching GBBO. 
  • TheBrickPalTheBrickPal USAMember Posts: 39
    There are already several threads on modulars in the forum if you do a search. I'm sure there must already be one with people's modular wishlists. 
    It's really annoying me that I can't find one,  I'm sure it exists! Oh well. Back to watching GBBO. 
    I appreciate the help, but the way I'm doing it is using the ideas that pop up the most based on what people list here. Just makes it easier for me!
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,093
    edited October 2016
    Where is your article going to be published?

    ** nevermind, I see you are on staff here at Brickset.


  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,731
    edited October 2016
    I'd most like to see a single building that takes up the full width of a baseplate (32-wide or 16-wide). I don't like the trend of smaller, interconnected buildings that can't be rearranged.

    As for theme:
    Antique Shop
    Art Gallery
    Diner
    Gaming Shop
    Hardware Shop
    Ice Cream Shop
    Jewelry Shop
    Post Office
    Used Book Shop
    josekalel
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Salem, MA, USAMember Posts: 317
    @CCC You missed 'homeless shelter', 'curry house' and 'crack den' from your list. And you didn't include enough pubs. We always need more pubs. I'd like to see The Winchester from Shaun of the Dead, including a juke box.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,093
    So, I won't bother including things which won't happen (strip clubs, pawn shops, etc).  Nor things that are impractical in terms of working within a modular layout (train station):

    In no particular order:

    Library
    Medical Office/Clinic
    Bus Station
    Police Station
    Library
    Bowling
    Museum/Gallery
    Arcade
    Post Office 

    the problem with varying types of restaurants or shops is that they all tend to kind of look alike.  a toy shop/book ship/thrift shop/phone shop, etc. all pretty much are going to be the same, minus some minor detailing to distinguish what is being sold (which will be hard to distinguish in some cases anyway). Same goes for restaurants/cafes, which have been well represented in the modular lineup thus far in any case.  a diner/coffee shop/restaurant/ice cream shop, etc are all pretty much going to be indistinguishable from one another.

    I think from the list above, the most interesting options, considering difference/variety compared to previous modulars might be a library, post office, or museum.  The bowling alley is a fantastic idea.  Very easy to tell what it is, opportunity to work in lots of cool details, as well as the variety of adding in a snack bar, arcade games, pro shop, etc.

    Most of the ideas on this list would really require the full ground floor dedicated to the main theme, though you could do the medial office or arcade in half size I think. This would be going back to what we were seeing in Parisian restaurant and prior, as the most recent 3 offerings have all done multiple first floor establishments.

    Another idea not mentioned, but which is similar to an arcade is an indoor kids play place (climbing structures, trampolines, bouncy houses).  Not sure it would translate well to modular scale, but those place are everywhere.
    catwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 817
    On no particular order, and in line with many others; including suggestions for content/layout.

    Hospital
    1st Floor: Reception + Emergency room
    2nd Floor: Operating room + "regular" rooms
    3rd Floor: Maternity ward + waiting room

    Police Station
    1st Floor: Reception + Break room (or wherever the donuts are kept)
    2nd Floor: Holding cells + guard station
    3rd Floor: Detectives and Captain offices/desks
    @AllBrick mentioned a Courtroom on a different thread for a City layout. Maybe a courtroom can be on the 3rd floor, while the 2nd floor includes the holding cells and the detectives work area (a-la L&O:SUV). Or 1st Floor is Reception + Courtroom, and the donuts are moved to the 3rd floor :-)

    Entertainment Center
    1st Floor: Food court
    2nd Floor: Arcade center - "classic" video games (think #71235 Midway Arcade), pinball machines, and that love-o-meter thing from the Simpsons.
    3rd Floor: Bowling Alley (shoes rental could be on the 1st floor at the food court)

    School + Library (Just a school or just a library might me a bit repetitive)
    1st Floor: Entrance with metal detector and security guards + cafeteria
    2nd Floor: Classroom + Teachers lounge
    3rd Floor: Library

    Museum
    So many options for the different floors' displays: paintings, sculptures, dinosaur skeletons, tribal "things" (weapons, shields, pots, etc.)... and the mandatory gift shop, of course.

    Aquarium (too small of a footprint for a zoo, but probably enough for a small aquarium)
    Also many options for the different floors' displays... with a whole floor dedicated to sharks, of course!
    AllBrickcatwranglerTheBrickPalMaffyD
  • buildalotbuildalot Pennsylvania, USAMember Posts: 17
  • thedoctor46thedoctor46 UKMember Posts: 158
    Police Station
    Comic Book Shop
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 966
    I'd love to see the following:
    Library or Bookshop
    Police Station
    Museum
    Large Townhouse
    Art Gallery
    Antique / Bric-a-brac shop
    Jewellers
    More general shops (butcher, fishmonger, newsagent / corner-shop, etc.)

    I like the suggestions above for an aquarium, but can't envisage how that would work in a modular, city block format.

    I think the ground floor options are the easy part, however. While some of those suggestions would comprise an entire building, others will have offices / apartments on the upper floors and those need to be suitably varied, of course.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,317
    I know it sounds boring but, I would like to see something with a slightly more modern design architecturally. Possibly a car dealership on the ground floor with those big windows and all the models on display. Office space on the next floor with a business of your choice, maybe a language school and apartments above that.... The modern design will make the modular scene a bit more up to date as new and old buildings share most streets these days and co exist side by side.
    CaptainRogers
  • BeOBeO SwedenMember Posts: 11
    Instead of focusing on the function of the building, how about exploring different architectural styles? I think that what goes on in the first floor (Pet Shop for example) isn't so important, but the various styles from different decades would be of more interest to incorporate into a modular town.
    Legogram
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,713
    -Two medieval style timbered houses
    -Chinatown alley with lots of  shops, signs, neons...
    -something with russian architecture.
    LegogramBumblepantscatwrangler
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 140
    Museum,
    Police Dept.
    32x24 town house or appartments (at least 3 floors high).
    a small skyscraper - like a 16x32 offices building that is 6-7 floors tall. (there could be a lawyers office, IT offices or some financial business offices, psychologist office, architect office, wedding planner office etc., and maybe a pub on the ground floor).
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 508
    Bookstore
    Butcher
    Police station
    Public toilets
    Art gallery
    Museum
    Bus station
    Fishmonger
    Chemist
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,175
    My vote would go to a library/bookstore, museum and train station. 
    BOBJACK_JACKBOBSumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 3,743 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 10,307
    Even though reading actual books may go the way of the Dodo; there are still plenty of bookstores around. Plus, Modular line has always seem to combine modern with that of yesteryear, so a bookstore fits in either way.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 7,841
    I think it's clear that single-purpose buildings are done.  A nice multi-purpose bookstore/law office/jewelry shop would be superb.

    With a Matt Murdock.  
    matticus_bricksgmonkey76stluxcatwranglerVorpalRyu
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 646
    CCC said:
    Library
    Pub
    Hospital / clinic
    Toilet block
    Pub
    Betting shop
    Boarded-up shop for the wrong side of town
    Pub
    Mobile phone store (which is three different mobile phone stores all next to each other)
    Burlesque bar
    Pub
    Charity shop (thrift store)
    I like your suggestions, but I would also add a Pub to your list. 

    I'd like:
    -Arcade
    -Comic Book/Video Game Store
    -Juice Bar
    -Pizzaria
    -Apartment Complex with apartments for some very peculiar tennants: Crazy Old Lady, Nerdy Guy, Someone with a Rock Band, etc. 
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 208
    A hotel/casino, while unlikely, would be a great opportunity for cramming in good architecture and classy interior/interesting builds. I'd love to see a large hotel-lobby fountain like the steampunk contraption at the casino in Niagara Falls. A room full of intricately-built slot machines, roulette tables, etc. (An arcade would be equally good if it had a variety of game machines, foosball tables, air-hockey, etc). A classy front desk, a restaurant, some tables, maybe a ballroom. A working elevator. The floor with hotel rooms would be repeatable, if you want to make the building taller. All the features would be in one building, but with enough variation to make it interesting. And since modulars can be 1.5 baseplates, there'd be room for all of this.


    catwrangler
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 812
    Police station
    Harley dealer
    Comic book shop
    Burger joint
    Hospital
  • TheBrickPalTheBrickPal USAMember Posts: 39
    Thank you everybody for your responses. I am hoping for the article to go live tomorrow! :-)
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,583

    1930's Style bar

    Museum

    Victorian style house

    Medieval style house

    Court room

    Castle

    catwrangler
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 280
    Art Deco/Nouveau Art Gallery
    Amsterdam-type of row house
    Natural history museum
    School
    Library 
    Church (never gonna happen, I know)
    Grand theatre (opera-like with balcony etc.)
    Another type of assembly square with a Toy Shop, Magazine store / Book Shop, small art gallery and some apartments above with varying sizes. 
    Pizzeria
    Burger Restaurant
    I also really like the idea of an Ice Cream bar. 
    A complete hotel
    A couple of Identical row houses but in different colours. 
    A modular haunted house or abandoned house 
    ....
    catwrangler
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 597
    edited October 2016
    Gymnasium

    Ballpark

    Rec Center

    School for Children with Special Needs

    Insurance Salesman

    Historical Society Building/Museum

    Paintball Shop (flowers could make need splats in a training area) - we have one of these in our town square

    Chinese Take Out

    VFW//Bingo Hall

    Retirement Home

    Funeral Home w/ Hearse

    Vacation Sales Office
    catwrangler
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 357
    AllBrick said:
    I know it sounds boring but, I would like to see something with a slightly more modern design architecturally. Possibly a car dealership on the ground floor with those big windows and all the models on display. Office space on the next floor with a business of your choice, maybe a language school and apartments above that.... The modern design will make the modular scene a bit more up to date as new and old buildings share most streets these days and co exist side by side.
    Not boring! I totally agree. I'm currently trying my darndest to design a modular building that's a modern architecture apartment building. Some diversity of style would be appreciated! 
    AllBrick
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 235
    Library
    Book store
    Record store
    Concert Hall/Opera House
    Theater (live, not cinema)
    Fortune Teller shop
    Art Museum
    History Museum
    Tattoo Parlor
    Ice Cream Parlor
    Butcher
    Hardware store
    polyester
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 1,812
    What about a fitness center? There can be a weight room, sauna, pool, jacuzzi, changing rooms, tennis court, etc etc etc
    dougtsBumblepantscatwranglerMordoor
  • vilhenavilhena Macau - ChinaMember Posts: 17
    1- I would love to see a "bar" or "pub"... It´s a very commom shop in every city
    (I wonder why not, if restaurants sell beer, liquors and spirits also. No need to be a striptease club...)
    2- An hospital should be great
    3- A library. (culture and/or knowledgement always fits on Lego policy :) )
    4- A casino. (opens many and great achitectural options)
    5- A combination of apartment and/or office buildings
  • TheMaker37TheMaker37 Norfolk,VaMember Posts: 426
    dougts said:
    So, I won't bother including things which won't happen (strip clubs, pawn shops, etc).  Nor things that are impractical in terms of working within a modular layout (train station):

    In no particular order:

    Library
    Medical Office/Clinic
    Bus Station
    Police Station
    Library
    Bowling
    Museum/Gallery
    Arcade
    Post Office 

    the problem with varying types of restaurants or shops is that they all tend to kind of look alike.  a toy shop/book ship/thrift shop/phone shop, etc. all pretty much are going to be the same, minus some minor detailing to distinguish what is being sold (which will be hard to distinguish in some cases anyway). Same goes for restaurants/cafes, which have been well represented in the modular lineup thus far in any case.  a diner/coffee shop/restaurant/ice cream shop, etc are all pretty much going to be indistinguishable from one another.

    I think from the list above, the most interesting options, considering difference/variety compared to previous modulars might be a library, post office, or museum.  The bowling alley is a fantastic idea.  Very easy to tell what it is, opportunity to work in lots of cool details, as well as the variety of adding in a snack bar, arcade games, pro shop, etc.

    Most of the ideas on this list would really require the full ground floor dedicated to the main theme, though you could do the medial office or arcade in half size I think. This would be going back to what we were seeing in Parisian restaurant and prior, as the most recent 3 offerings have all done multiple first floor establishments.

    Another idea not mentioned, but which is similar to an arcade is an indoor kids play place (climbing structures, trampolines, bouncy houses).  Not sure it would translate well to modular scale, but those place are everywhere.
    The library is so important it is mentioned twice........that reminds me of something

  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 121
    I don't know why but a resort hotel came to mind when browsing this thread. Or a hotel in general. An art gallery would be pretty cool as well. 
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