Somewhere out there in the world at the very minute this is posted, there is a gathering of like-minded individuals huddled around a table drinking in the latest set revealed by the almighty brick. Or at least I assume there is. These kinds of reveals don’t happen in a vacuum so I’m sure there is an AFOL convention of some kind going on somewhere. Given the timing, I can only assume it’s happening somewhere not in the U.S. Wherever it is happening, people must be gawking at the tenth (10th!) set in the modular building line: 10246 Detective’s Office. The set is similar to 10218 Pet Shop in that there are two distinct, narrow buildings in this set instead of the usual one large one. I myself appreciate this kind of set more due to the creativity involved in creating a fully realized environment in a smaller footprint twice over. I can’t wait.
10246 Detective’s Office will cost $159.99 for 2,262 pieces and will be available starting in January 2015. That and 75060 Slave I both available in January? I know what I’ll be saving my Christmas cash for!
More images below and the press release after that.
10246 Detective’s Office
Ages 16+. 2,262 pieces.
US $159.99 – CA $199.99 – DE 149.99€ – UK £132.99 – DK 1399.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Discover hidden clues and surprises at the Detective’s Office!
Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the awesome LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office, featuring unique elements and surprises.
Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office! Step through the open archway and into the barbershop, where seated customers are pampered in the reflection of a large wall mirror, while next door, competitors play pool and darts beneath the comforting whir of a rotating ceiling fan. Venture to the first floor and you’ll find the detective’s office, his desk strewn with clues, a safe containing valuable evidence and a concealed wall compartment. Then visit the adjacent bathroom, featuring a classic pull-chain toilet, before taking the stairway to the well-equipped kitchen, from where you can access the roof terrace, complete with large water tower. This latest addition to the LEGO Modular Building series is packed with unsurpassed detail and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove roof and ceilings provide access to the delightful interior, while the exterior of the building features a decorative roofline and a beautifully designed façade. Can you solve the smuggling mystery? Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red.
• Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red
• Features a pool hall, barbershop, detective’s office, bathroom, kitchen, water tower and a cat
• Detective’s office features a desk, assorted clues, brick-built lamp, filing cabinet, fan, safe, painting, concealed wall compartment, newspaper, menu, wanted poster and a wall lamp
• Pool hall features a hinged, rotatable ceiling fan, pool table, printed dartboard, pool cues, pool balls and a drinking glass
• Barbershop features never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, 2 wall lamps, barber’s chair, hinged cabinet, 2 mannequin heads and a broom
• Bathroom features a detailed pull-chain toilet
• Kitchen features a stove, barrel, table, cabinet, refrigerator, wall clock and a rolling pin
• Accessories include Ace Brickman’s brimmed hat, briefcase, magnifying glass and a police hat
• Detach the roof and floors for easy access
• Search for hidden clues
• Help Ace Brickman solve the mystery!
• Special elements include never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, printed dartboard, wanted poster, 1×1 round plate with hole in black, painter’s roller in black, designing element 1x2x2 in dark gray, 1×2 bricks in light blue, 1×3 tiles in brown and a 32×32 base plate in brown
• Detective’s Office measures over 10” (27cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep
• Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Creator Expert Modular Building series: 10232 Palace Cinema and 10243 Parisian Restaurant