10232 Palace Cinema officially unveiled – new modular LEGO set [News]

The newest LEGO set in the modular building line, 10232 Palace Cinema is being officially unveiled this evening at BrickFair Alabama in Birmingham. Though LEGO’s official photos surfaced earlier this month, this is the first time we’ve gotten details about pricing and release date. 10232 Palace Cinema will return the line to its traditional price point of $150 USD for 2,194 pieces and 6 minifigs, with a release date in March.

10232 Palace Cinema (1)

Naturally, Palace Cinema connects to all the other modular buildings.

10232 Palace Cinema (4)

The set comes with an open-top stretch limo.

10232 Palace Cinema (5)

The interior includes seats, a projector & screen, and concession stand.

10232 Palace Cinema (13) 10232 Palace Cinema (14)

I’ve uploaded all the photos to a photoset on Flickr.

Here’s the official announcement from LEGO:

10232 Palace Cinema

Ages 16+. 2,194 pieces.
US $149.99 CA $199.99 DE 139,99€ UK 119.99 £ DK 1,099.00 DKK

Build a grand premiere at the Palace Cinema!

It’s premiere night at the Palace Cinema! Illuminate the night sky with the spotlights as the child star arrives in a fancy black limousine! Gather the crowd on the star-studded sidewalk, then head into the detailed lobby with a concession stand and ticket area! Take the grand staircase into the theater with a large screen, movie projector and reclining chairs for 6 minifigures. Introducing the latest addition to the LEGO® Modular Buildings series, the highly detailed, 2-story Palace Cinema corner building. This collectible model features a sidewalk of the stars, brick-built entrance doors, posters, sign frontage, a tower with spires and rooftop decorations. Includes 6 minifigures: child actress, chauffeur, female guest, male guest, photographer and cinema worker.

  • Includes 6 minifigures: child star, chauffeur, female guest, male guest, photographer and cinema worker
  • Features brick-built entrance doors, posters, sign frontage, tower with spires and rooftop decoration, lobby, concession stand, ticket area, staircase, big screen, projector and reclining seats for 6 minifigures
  • Vehicles include classic-style limousine
  • Hard-to-find elements include a red baseplate and dark tan, dark red, and gold pieces
  • Seat a 6-minifigure audience in the reclining seats!
  • Play on the star-studded sidewalk, in the detailed lobby or in the big-screen theater!
  • Collect and build an entire town with the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection: 10224 Town Hall, 10218 Pet Shop and 10211 Grand Emporium!
  • Palace Cinema measures 15″ (38cm) high, 10″ (25.5cm) wide, and 10″ (25.5cm) deep
  • Limousine measures 1.6″ (4cm) high, 5.9″ (15cm) long, and 1.9″ (5cm) wide

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning

March 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone

4 comments on “10232 Palace Cinema officially unveiled – new modular LEGO set [News]

  1. GabryS

    The car is terribly ugly, but building is really nice in my opinion. And sincethe set is about the building I guess I’ll try to get it in my hands.

  2. Carl

    Oh, that car is a beauty. A proper 1950′s American style car. It’s odd that all of the minifigs have the classic face. They don’t even have the white dots in the eyes. This and the pet shop are definitely on my to buy list. Never been all that fussed about the modulars before. Mainly due to price.

  3. Lyichir

    Carl, all of the modular buildings since the Cafe Corner have used the classic minifig head (with the exception of the Market Street, since it was released as a Lego Factory set).

    And I’d highly recommend the Pet Shop. It was my first modular, and its split nature allows it to be a fairly representative “sampler” of the modular line. It’s also packed with detail, and in my opinion it’s got one of the best justifications of any set for the parts with less detail (the occupants are just moving into the red and brown house, so the sparsely-furnished second and third floors have a painter painting the walls and a collection of moving boxes, respectively).

    Anyway, more on topic, I love the look of the Palace Cinema. Is it perfect? No; but just like the Grand Emporium I expect its imperfections to inspire a wide variety of mods from the community. And in terms of making a full theater at the price point of the previous modulars, I think Lego did just about the best they could.

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