Now the citizens of your Lego City don’t have to go naked no mo’e! Because they can now go shopping for clothes and more at the new Grand Emporium! Lego 10211 the Grand Emporium is the latest addition to the modular buildings series (see my other post about the earlier sets in this modular building theme).
Personally I think this Grand Emporium is the nicest one yet in the series. First, here are the specs: 2182 pieces, 7 minifigs, Measures 15″ (38 cm) high and 10″ (25 cm) wide! It includes: three modular tiers, escalators, revolving door, changing room,
windows with mannequins,
clothing shop, toy shop, housewares shop,
sky light, atrium with chandelier, window cleaner scaffold,
roof billboard and an ice cream cart.
Plus, there are tons of other little details and accessories that add a lot of charm and value to this set.
It is built in the same minifig scale that the other modular building sets are. So it adds easily to your existing town. The $149.99 price point makes it a big ticket item, but still within the range of the other sets of this kind.
And now to be fair I have to list some of my complaints about this set, though few they are. First off I am surprised they didn’t add some cool light up brick feature. Especially for the open atrium with chandelier or for the billboard. And speaking of the billboard, what is with that face? It just has a big rectangular mouth. Why no smile? I mean if they had used plates stacked studs up they could have given it more detail and managed a cute smile. Instead it’s kind of a creepy gaping expression.
Okay so enough forced complaining, this set really is amazing. And if you like to make Space, Castle or City theme MOCs then this is a great way to build up you collection of bricks. I definitely recommend you pick this one up!
What building type do you think they should make next? Let me know your suggestions in the comment section.