LEGO has announced its 16th Modular building in the highly popular lineup first introduced in 2007. The upcoming set will be a Police Station with an intricate architectural flair, sandwiched between a donut shop and a newsstand. The box art transitions to the new adult-themed dark background shades with an 18+ age guidance indicator, also a bump up from the 16+ age recommendation since the inception of the series, along with new Modular Buildings Collection branding.
The set comes with 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures and will retail for $199.99 US | $269.99 CAD | €199 EU | $299.99 AU and will be available on January 1, 2021. This makes it the second-largest Modular building, following the special 10th-anniversary Assembly Square with 4,002 pieces.
The external facade of the station is tan, with an architectural motif from early European inspiration with fashionable standout Roman columns on all three floors. This modular design is unique with a narrow main building sandwiched in between two other smaller structures. The interior layout tells a different story, however, with the right-hand building featuring a connected jail cell to give the Police Station a bit more room.
The right section of the building is a newsstand on the ground floor, and neatly tucked at the back is a narrow extension of the police station with a jail cell. Only the main police station has a third level connected via a staircase while the side buildings only rise to the second floor. The sidewalk has two neatly trimmed plants, one on each side of the station entrance, a street bench and a lamp post in front of the newsstand.
Entering the police station, visitors are greeted with a tall front desk counter with an old school telephone. The staircase leading to the second floor rises behind the front desk counter. Immediately to the left is a water cooler. The jail cell features a bench bed and a toilet tucked into the corner.
The inside corner of the second level is where all the police action happens. A detective case board is mounted on the wall next to a table with a typewriter where all the police paperwork piles up. In the far adjoining corner is a photobooth where mugshots are made. A camera is mounted on a vertical stand and placed across to a white backdrop to get that perfect mugshot. Behind the walls and across to the donut shop are living quarters with a kitchen, a living room with an old record turntable record player and a surprise trapdoor for the donut thief to pull off his delectable heists.
The outer facade of the third story features a large signboard featuring an advertisement for the Laundromat Soap Suds, which is a service provided in the corner outlet of the Brick Bank modular down the street.
There is little fanfare on the rooftop of the station with the exception of antennas.
As with all modular buildings, there are secrets to explore and this one takes some of the adventures to the back of the station. We spot an additional exit door at the back of the police station and a sequence of ladders that reach the rooftop – making it perfect for a foot chase.
The set comes with 5 minifigures, with a donut shop owner, a donut thief and three police officers. The donut shop owner has a constant laugh on her face and in a red and teal green striped blouse. The cookie thief sports a beret and a satchel as an accessory and dressed in a striking red sweater. He has a raised eyebrow with light stubble. Two officers wearing caps, one sporting a clean and upbeat mood with his smile while the other has a mustache and stubble with a haggard facial expression. They both sport double-breasted coats in deep blue with shiny belts and shield prints on the torso. The third officer seems to be the police chief, a woman with a wink and freckles on her face. She also sports ranking ribbons which tells us she’s in charge of the team.
The Police Station was designed to fit alongside the modular Bookshop released last year.
The Police Station will be available for purchase starting January 1, 2021. The full press release from LEGO as well as an expanded photo gallery is included below.
THREE-FLOOR POLICE STATION JOINS THE LEGO® MODULAR BUILDINGS COLLECTION
Date: 27th November 2020
The LEGO Group has announced an amazingly detailed new addition to its Modular Buildings Collection with the unveiling of the LEGO Police Station.
Hiding a wealth of features behind its impressive facade, the eye-catching new model consists of three floors and a modular structure that allows LEGO fans to fully explore the intricate interiors and increase the building’s height.
Designed as a centrepiece to a bustling LEGO neighbourhood, the LEGO Police Station also comes complete with a donut shop brimming with sweet treats and a newspaper kiosk, as well as five minifigures including a 1940s-inspired police officer for ample storytelling possibilities.
Adding further architectural interest, the outside is decorated with brightly coloured awnings and ornate cornicing. The LEGO Police Station is fully compatible with other products from the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection and makes a striking display piece alongside these, as well as on its own.
The feature-packed floors of the LEGO Police Station are filled with secret surprises and delights for true-crime fans. On building the set, it soon becomes apparent that a mystery donut thief is on the loose. Naturally, the LEGO Police Station is fully equipped to tackle even the most sugary-sweet of crimes, with an evidence locker, jail cell, interrogation room and case board with red lines connecting all the clues.
Inside, all levels are connected by a grand staircase and are stocked with uniquely designed pieces including a billboard, telephone and a typewriter. The ultimate Easter Eggs and clues to solving the mystery of the Donut thief come in the form of a hidden escape route beneath the jail cell and a secret access route to the Donut shop.
Chris McVeigh designer at the LEGO Group commented: “We’ve had a lot of fun designing the LEGO Police Station. An architectural gem and treasure trove of quirky features, it’s the perfect place to start building your LEGO streetscape, or a brilliant addition to an existing one.”
Totaling 2,923 pieces, the LEGO Police Station is the latest addition to the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection which also includes the Bookshop, Assembly Square and Corner Garage. The LEGO Police Station will be available to purchase at LEGO.com and from LEGO Retail Stores from January 1st 2021.
- Model measures:
- Height: 37cm/14.5in.
- Width: 25cm/10in.
- Depth: 25cm/10in.
- 2,923 pieces
- Packed with clever design features and unexpected surprises, this LEGO Police Station (10278) model building kit is the perfect set for adults looking for a mindful project.
- With 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures, the LEGO Police Station offers plenty to discover.
- Key details include a case board with authentic red lines connecting the clues, reel-to-reel recorder, jail cell, evidence locker and more.
- Ideal for true-crime fans and LEGO lovers alike, this building kit gives hours of enjoyment and a creative experience that will appeal to adults.
- This police station set is part of the LEGO Modular Buildings Collection of creative building sets designed for LEGO building fans who love stunning design, intricate details and elegant architecture.