The Modular line of LEGO buildings is by far my favorite LEGO line. Ever. I was hooked the first time I saw the Cafe Corner advertised on the back of a LEGO catalogue. Since the Cafe Corner, each subsequent modular building has been better than its predecessor.
I’m just not feeling the Modular LEGO Detective Office.
All the previous modulars (Cafe Corner, Green Grocer, Grand Emporium Town Hall, etc.) had a nostalgic charm. They seemed like an idealistic representation of simpler times in Anytown, USA. Modular Main Street just felt friendly, affluent, and well kept.
The modular LEGO Detective Office seems… seedier; like it’s from the other side of the tracks. It seems grittier, more modern. And it seems smaller. I am feeling very underwhelmed by this one.
I’ll still buy one for the parts, no doubt, but this is the first LEGO modular that will most likely get huge modifications.
Even on the rear box art it just looks out of place.
As for the interior, this is inferior to those modulars that come before it. A pool hall with one table? A barbershop with one chair? This really should be two buildings.
What do you think of the Modular LEGO Detective Office?
I am an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) and an active member of the Michigan LEGO User Group (MichLUG). I have loved LEGO for as long as I can remember. I am currently working on the following models:
– UCS Millenium Falcon
– Emmett’s Apartment Building
– Gringott’s Bank