LEGO Reveals Police Station 10278 as Next in Modular Building Collection [News] | The Brick of the Brothers
LEGO has announced its 16th modular building in the hugely popular lineup first introduced in 2007. The next set will be a police station with intricate architectural flair, sandwiched between a donut shop and a newsstand. Box art changes to new adult-themed dark background shades with an 18+ orientation indicator, also an increase over the recommendation for 16+ since the series began , as well as the new branding of the Modular Buildings collection.
The set includes 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures and will retail for US $ 199.99 | CAD $ 269.99 | 199 € EU | AU $ 299.99 and will be available January 1, 2021. This makes it the second largest modular building, after the 10th Anniversary Special Assembly Square with 4,002 rooms.
The station’s exterior facade is beige, with a primitive European-inspired architectural motif with trendy Roman columns on all three floors. This modular design is unique with a narrow main building sandwiched between two other smaller structures. The interior layout tells a different story, however, with the building on the right having a jail cell connected to give the police station a little more room.
The right side of the building is a newspaper stand on the ground floor, and neatly tucked into the back is a narrow extension of the police station with a prison cell. Only the main police station has a third level connected by a staircase while the side buildings only go up to the second floor. The sidewalk has two neatly trimmed plants, one on either side of the station entrance, a street bench and a lamppost in front of the newsstand.
The left side of the building is a cozy two-story donut shop with sweet snacks to fill the appetites of neighboring residents in blue.
Upon entering the police station, visitors are greeted with a large reception desk with an old-fashioned telephone. The staircase leading to the second floor goes up behind the reception desk. Immediately to the left is a water cooler. The prison cell has a daybed and a toilet tucked away in one corner.
The exterior facade of the second floor features three different window designs. A door leading to the exterior of the building is located at the rear of the second floor of the donut shop.
The inside corner of the second level is where all the police action takes place. A detective case board is mounted on the wall next to a table with a typewriter where all the police paperwork piles up. In the far neighboring corner is a photo booth where photos are taken. A camera is mounted on a vertical stand and placed on a white background to get that perfect shot. Behind the walls and in front of the donut shop are living quarters with a kitchen, a living room with an old record player and a surprise trap for the donut thief to pull off his delectable heists.
The exterior facade of the third floor features a large sign with an advertisement for the Soap Suds Laundromat, which is a service provided in the corner exit of the Modular Brick Bank down the street.
The third floor leads to a lounge where officers can take a break and to a washroom. There is also a water tank on the roof above the donut shop.
There is little fanfare on the roof of the station except for the antennas.
As with all modular buildings, there are secrets to explore and this one takes some of the adventures to the back of the station. We spot an additional exit door at the back of the police station and a sequence of ladders reaching up to the roof – making it perfect for a foot chase.
The set includes 5 minifigures, with a donut shop owner, a donut thief and three police officers. The owner of the donut shop has a constant laugh on her face and in a red and teal striped blouse. The cookie thief sports a beret and satchel as an accessory and dressed in a striking red sweater. He has a raised eyebrow with a slight stubble. Two officers wearing caps, one sporting a clean, upbeat mood with his smile while the other has a mustache and stubble with a haggard facial expression. They both sport double-breasted coats in deep blue with shiny sashes and shield prints on the torso. The third policeman appears to be the chief of police, a woman with a wink and freckles on her face. She also wears classification ribbons that tell us that she is in charge of the team.
The police station was designed to accommodate the modular bookstore released last year.
The Police Station will be available for purchase from January 1, 2021. The full LEGO press release as well as an enlarged photo gallery are included below.
THREE-STOREY POLICE STATION JOINS THE LEGO® MODULAR BUILDINGS COLLECTION
Date: 27e November 2020
The LEGO Group has announced an incredibly detailed new addition to its modular building collection with the unveiling of the LEGO Police Station.
Hiding a host of features behind its impressive façade, the eye-catching new model consists of three floors and a modular structure that allows LEGO fans to fully explore the intricate interiors and increase the height of the building.
Designed as a centerpiece of a bustling LEGO neighborhood, the LEGO Police Station also features a donut shop full of goodies and a newsstand, as well as five minifigures including a 1940s-inspired policeman for plenty of storytelling possibilities.
Adding additional architectural interest, the exterior is decorated with brightly colored canopies and ornate cornices. The LEGO Police Station is fully compatible with the other products in the LEGO Modular Buildings collection and is a striking display piece alongside these, as well as on its own.
The feature-rich floors of the LEGO Police Station are filled with secret surprises and delicacies for fans of real crime. While building the set, it quickly becomes apparent that a mysterious donut thief is on the loose. Naturally, the LEGO Police Station is fully equipped to tackle the sweetest crimes, with an evidence locker, jail cell, interrogation room, and a dashboard with red lines connecting all the clues.
Inside, all levels are connected by a grand staircase and are filled with uniquely designed pieces, including a notice board, telephone, and typewriter. The ultimate Easter Eggs and clues to solving the Donut Thief Mystery come in the form of an escape route hidden under the prison cell and a secret access route to the Donut Shop.
LEGO Group Designer Chris McVeigh commented: “We had a lot of fun designing the LEGO Police Station. An architectural gem and a treasure trove of original features, this is the perfect place to start building your LEGO streetscape, or a brilliant addition to an existing one. “
With a total of 2,923 pieces, the LEGO Police Station is the latest addition to the LEGO modular building collection which also includes the Bookstore, Assembly Square and Corner Garage. The LEGO Police Station will be available for purchase on LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores from January 1st 2021.
- Model measurements:
- Height: 37 cm / 14.5 in
- Width: 25cm / 10in.
- Depth: 25cm / 10in.
- 2,923 pieces
- Packed with clever design features and unexpected surprises, this LEGO Police Station Model Building Kit (10278) is the perfect set for adults looking for a thoughtful project.
- With 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures, the LEGO Police Station offers a lot to discover.
- Key details include a cash register with authentic red lines connecting the clues, reel-to-reel recorder, jail cell, evidence locker and more.
- Ideal for true crime fans and LEGO enthusiasts alike, this building kit provides hours of fun and a creative experience that adults will love.
- This Police Station set is part of the LEGO Modular Buildings collection of creative building sets designed for LEGO building fans who love stunning designs, intricate details and sleek architecture.