Bring Some Hollywood Glamor To A LEGO Creator Collection With The 16+ Palace Cinema Set
The LEGO Creator 10232 Palace Cinema 16+ Set is another interesting modular building, this time with a corner structure and removable roof for accessing the interior. This shape means two important things. Firstly, it fits on the corner of a street, rather than the typical square modular buildings that slot in with models like the Pet Shop set and Parisian Restaurant set. Secondly, there is now a lot more to work with on the exterior.
Both the exterior and interior of this build are impressive, with lots of interesting elements for 16+ builders.
These LEGO Creator Expert sets are all designed to offer a little more of a challenge to keen builders and some unusual elements for collectors. This build isn’t difficult, but there are lots of unique elements across the two different floors and the roof that require appreciation and a steady hand. The exterior of this set really does make an impressive conversation starter for collectors because of the interesting architecture and the details used. One side of the building has a place to purchase tickets while the other is covered with attractive posters of upcoming movies. In the middle there is the iconic, vintage cinema sign running down the building. The removable roof is particularly impressive with all the different dark red bricks and shapes. However, builders cannot forget about the sidewalk. Here there is an intricate pattern of bricks with a “walk of fame” star motif. There is also the addition of the spotlight to further evoke images of the 1930’s Hollywood era.
The interior of this grand cinema building covers two floors. On the ground floor there is an impressive lobby space with a red carpet, which is made from a unique base plate. There is also a concessions stand where patrons can buy their tickets, drinks and popcorn. The grand staircase then leads to the auditorium on the upper level. Here builders can create the cinema area with the reclining seat, projector area and – most importantly – the screen showing the movie.
These details all help to create a wonderful story that adds some glamour to the LEGO Creator world.
This 2196 piece LEGO set comes with six mini-figures and a build-able vehicle so that players can act out the story of a grand premiere. It is the opening night of the movie on the big screen and one lucky couple has tickets to see it. The man and women are dressed in their finest clothes and ready to take their seats. Meanwhile, the child star is arriving at her first premiere in an open-top limo. She has her best dress on and the driver is in a smart uniform. The remaining two minifigures are the staff member selling popcorn and tickets in the lobby and a member of the press with an old-fashioned camera. Again, the designs are all meant to make players think of that classic Hollywood era.
This LEGO Creator 10232 Palace Cinema 16+ Set is an appealing build on a number of levels. LEGO Creator collectors will love the way that this corner build fits into the scene. Keen builders will appreciate the amount of thought that has gone into the 1930s design and the unusual elements. Finally, all players will love the range of character and the great story of this set.