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LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 10255 Assembly Square

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LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 10255 Assembly Square

Postby Staff » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:37 am


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Can you believe that roughly 10 years ago, 10182 Café Corner hit the store shelves? To celebrate the diamond anniversary, LEGO is releasing 10255 Assembly Square. At a hair just over 4,000 pieces, 4,002 to be exact, 10255 Assembly Square will set you back three bills at $279.99 USD and will hurt your wallet on January 1st, 2017. The set consists of three smaller buildings instead of the usual one, or two in the case of the 10218 Pet Shop. The set name is a bit of a misnomer since there really isn't any semblance of an Assembly Square. This is more like a plaza or a strip mall but I guess "10255 Strip Mall" doesn't sound as elegant. As with all of the more recent modular buildings, there's a ton of little details all around. Tons of pictures below as well as the official press release and the designer video.









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10255 Assembly Square

Ages 16+. 4,002 pieces.

US $279.99 - CA $329.99 - DE 239.99€ - UK £169.99 - DK 2099.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Celebrate ten years of Modular Building with the Assembly Square!

Take a trip to the amazing Assembly Square, developed to celebrate ten years of LEGO® Modular Buildings, featuring a wealth of unsurpassed, intricate details and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove building sections provide access to the highly detailed interior, comprising a ground level with a bakery, florist’s shop and café, a middle level with a music store, photo studio and dental office, and an upper-level dance studio and apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue. The exterior of the building features a detailed sidewalk with outdoor café furniture, fountain, streetlamps and a highly elaborate facade with beautifully detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower and a decorative roofline. Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank. Includes eight minifigures and a baby figure.

• Includes eight minifigures: a dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO® fan, plus a baby figure.
• The three-level Assembly Square features an authentic, elaborate facade with detailed windows and doors, three buildable shop signs, spired tower, decorative roofline and a rooftop terrace, plus a detailed tiled sidewalk with a fountain, outdoor café furniture and two streetlamps. The highly detailed interior includes a bakery, florist’s shop, café, music store, photo studio, dental office, apartment and a dance studio.
• Ground level features a bakery with counter, cash register, shelves, opening oven, wedding cake and assorted buildable pastries and treats; a florist’s shop with counter, cash register, garden tools, flower arrangements, bouquets and a blue and yellow macaw parrot element; and a café with espresso machine, counter, bench seating and pie elements.
• Middle level features a music store with a buildable drum set, two guitars and saxophone element; photo studio with buildable classic camera and adjustable tripod; and a dental office with buildable reclining chair, waiting area, telephone and a sink.
• Upper level features a dance studio with buildable piano and reflective mirror element; an apartment with buildable foldout sofa bed, detailed kitchen, toilet, micro LEGO® train, modular buildings and Eiffel Tower, and access to a rooftop terrace with buildable barbecue, table and a neglected plant.
• Accessory elements include a ballerina skirt, Chihuahua, pretzel, ornamental chicken and candy. Also includes a buildable telephone, grill, baby carriage and buildable lamps.
• Remove the building sections to access the detailed interior.
• Adjust the camera tripod and take photos all around the square.
• Recline the dentist chair and reveal those pearly whites!
• Open the oven door to remove your freshly-baked pastries.
• Fold out the sofa bed and relax while you admire your modular buildings collection!
• Celebrate Modular Buildings with this awesome 10th anniversary LEGO® Creator Expert set!
• This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 16+.
• New decorated elements include a dentist torso, dentist window and 2x3 tile with the 10182 Café Corner box front.
• Includes lots of curved and corner angle tiles, garage doors used as box windows and LEGO® Technic excavator scoops used as roofing elements.
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series 10243 Parisian Restaurant, 10246 Detective’s Office and 10251 Brick Bank.
• Measures over 13” (35cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning

January 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:
US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.




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Re: LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 1

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:33 am

A bit cramped, as squares go. And not much room to assemble. I think many of us were expecting something a little different. I wasn't sure what to expect from a modular building by this name. My idea of an "assembly square" would be a virtually empty 32x32 baseplate covered in tiles, maybe with a small statue or fountain, some trees and benches along the edge.

I love the blurb in these announcements. I do hope LEGO has as much fun writing it as I do reading.

I've spotted the "ornamental chicken" accessory element but I don't see the "neglected plant" on the rooftop terrace anywhere?
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Re: LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 1

Postby sparkart » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:47 am

Never noticed before (I don't collect these) how 32 studs, depth-wise, perfectly fit on a IKEA BILLY bookshelf. I'm assuming part of the sizing of these sets is so that they'll fit on a typical general purpose bookshelf, typically 10-12 inches?

All this set needs is a big, man-eating plant, and it's instantly a Little Shop of Horrors (1986) set. There's singing, dancing, dentist and flower shop. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the film's release! Man, if you google on Audrey II, there are some wonderful LEGO builds of the man-eating plant out there.
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Re: LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 1

Postby sterow » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:51 pm

sparkart wrote:Never noticed before (I don't collect these) how 32 studs, depth-wise, perfectly fit on a IKEA BILLY bookshelf. I'm assuming part of the sizing of these sets is so that they'll fit on a typical general purpose bookshelf, typically 10-12 inches?

All this set needs is a big, man-eating plant, and it's instantly a Little Shop of Horrors (1986) set. There's singing, dancing, dentist and flower shop. Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the film's release! Man, if you google on Audrey II, there are some wonderful LEGO builds of the man-eating plant out there.


I have them on Billy shelves but am investigating alternatives now my collection is growing. Billy is perfect for depth, as you say, but you start to get wasted space width-wise as the large Billys don't quite fit 3 sets. I am contemplating this as an alternative - http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/70221687/ - as I think the longer shelf and open sides might work well with multiple shelves next to each other.

I also thought of LSOH - there's also a Bill Murray-esque figure in there who would work as the dentist's patient.
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Re: LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 1

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:11 am

Does Billy come in different widths around the world..? Most book shelves here in Germany have a standard width of 80 cm, just over 31 inches. Three 32-stud base plates fit perfectly with a little bit to spare at either end.

I have the first five Modular Buildings on two levels of a Billy look-like from a local furniture store. Unfortunately Town Hall and Palace Cinema are too tall to fit, unless I significantly lower that shelf.
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Re: LEGO Celebrates 10th Anniversary Modular Building With 1

Postby sterow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:58 pm

My Billys (purchased in Australia) are 80 cm external width, which means the length of the actual shelf is 76cm. As you say, 80cm would give you a tiny bit of spare, but 76cm is a tiny bit short. They would fit on top of an 80cm wide bookshelf, though on the Billy shelves the sides project up so you still effectively get the narrower width.

An 80m wide internal shelf, or a low 80cm wide bookcase with a flush top, would be ideal. From some googling I think a lot of people use Ikea Expedit / Kallax shelves, which do indeed have the flush top, but I'm not a fan of the narrow spaces in the shelves themselves.
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