LEGO are always out to improve upon their ranges and create more challenging building projects for their collectors. January 1st sees the first 2017 release for new sets in the LEGO Creator Expert range. This 16+ set continues the theme of the 2016 street scene with the LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 Set. This build offers players a modular set with three beautifully designed buildings that will sit brilliantly beside the other LEGO Creator Expert models, like the Palace Theater, Pet Store and Brick Bank.
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The LEGO Creator Expert Assembly Square 10255 Set Is A Fitting Tribute To 10 Years Of Modular Builds
The Square is a communal hub where mini-figures can enjoy a range of stores and activities.
As you would expect, these modular buildings have removable storeys for access into the different floors and internal elements. This means that there are three buildings with eight separate areas to create. They are the bakery, florist, cafe, music store, photo studio, dental office, dance studio and an apartment with a roof terrace. Each area has its appropriate accessories to tell the story, such as the oven and wedding cake in the bakery, cash registers for the stores, a reclining dentists chair, adjustable camera tripod, musical instruments and a BBQ for the roof terrace.
The level of detail that goes into each area is impressive, from the interior design to the goods and food that is available to buy and sell. The Assembly Square also lives up to its name by being a hub of activity with all these businesses and places to meet. This sense of a place to be is enhanced with the quality of the exterior accessories on the pavement, the use of street furniture where people can sit and drink their coffee, build-able shop signs, street-lights and a fountain.
A communal area like this needs plenty of mini figures to enjoy it and there are eight included in this set – essentially one for each area. They are the dentist, barista, baker, florist, music store assistant, dancer, photographer and a LEGO fan. Each character has a great costume, including a tutu for the ballerina, and there are two additional figures to further the stories. They are the chihuahua and a baby in its baby carriage.
This new design shows how much the designers have developed their ideas and the great potential within LEGO bricks There are more than 4000 bricks here and while many of them will be familiar, there are also some new, interesting additions for builders to get their heads around. This starts with elements that are new for 2017 – such as the dentist’s torso and the tiling. There is also a surprising amount of colors being used and some fun curved elements to the roof. Best off all, there are new corner pieces that really add to the 3D nature of these modular buildings. This detailed, colored LEGO Assembly Square Set is one of the more visually striking options in the Creator range and the complexity of parts means that players aged 16+ are sure to enjoy some long building sessions to perfect the build.