Say hello to one of the most anticipated sets of the new year –, the 2022 Modular Building! Celebrating 15 years of LEGO’s highly esteemed Creator Expert Modular Building series, this set is a delightful celebration of many modular buildings that come before it!
The 3,066-piece LEGO Boutique Hotel will be priced at US$199.99 / AU$319.99 has a release date of 1 January 2022 and will be available exclusively fromor your local LEGO store.
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The Boutique Hotel is a “corner modular”, which is quite fitting as therecently, so this fills in the corner slot nicely.
Unlike previous modulars, which have mostly been Commercial buildings and businesses, the Boutique Hotel oozes class, charm and also a bit of quirkiness.
The set comes in five sections, including;
- The ground floor, featuring the lobby and an art gallery;
- The terrace, with art gallery reception and palm tree;
- The first floor, with hotel rooms;
- The second floor, with a penthouse suite;
- The roof, with a decorative dome
Each hotel room features distinct styles of furniture and requires varied building techniques, whilst the art gallery features several tributes to Cubist art.
The set also features a unique angled shape, which requires some unusual LEGO geometry, providing a new modular building experience for collectors.
To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of LEGO Modulars, LEGO Designer Anderson Grubb has filled the Boutique Hotel with an incredible amount of Easter Eggs, call-backs and references to the Modular Buildings that came before, and while building the set, it was really enjoyable reading, and learning about these references, which are included as factoids in the instruction manual.
Very fitting for a 15th anniversary model, and a perfect way to pay homage to previous sets, while still being a truly original design.
The exteriors and colours are something else – especially the introduction of these flesh-coloured bricks and walls for the second level, but I think the earth-toned colours work really well here, and it’s something we haven’t quite scene with Modular Buildings before.
Oh and how cool is this outdoor bar, and the Palm Tree, which is the codename for the set.
The set comes with a very healthy 7 minifigures, 2 Hotel Staff, a world traveller, an accountant, gallery owner, and a barista – personally, I like having Modular sets with plenty of minifigures, as it drastically improves the playability of the set.
An interesting comment by designer Anderson Grubb, in the press release – “It was really exciting to be working on the LEGO Boutique Hotel and to have the opportunity to design this in celebration of 15 years of the collection. When we approach the design for a modular building we are conscious of the previous sets and therefore want to create something that is new, that really compliments the collection. I am really happy with the final design, the variety of intriguing building techniques and all the nods to the previous Modular buildings.”
To me, this read as LEGO being aware of the skyrocketing price of older modulars, and how many new LEGO fans want remakes or re-issues of those. The fact that this is a Boutique Hotel, also seems to be a callback to the Cafe Corner, which features a Hotel, so maybe this is a compromise from LEGO, where they give us a new Modular Hotel, but it’s not THE hotel.
And last but not least, here’s a look at how the Boutique Hotel connects with the, and Bookshop.
Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this reveal of the 2022 LEGO Modular Boutique Hotel! I’ll be sharing my review tomorrow, to give the news a little time to simmer, so keep your eyes out for my full review if all goes well tomorrow!
In the meantime, enjoy more photos below!
What do you think of LEGO’s Boutique Hotel? Will you be adding this to your Modular Street?
The 3,066-piece LEGO Boutique Hotel has a release date of 1 January 2022 and will be available exclusively fromor your local LEGO store.
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