The 2020 modular building was recently revealed (too early) and AFOLs around the world have to decide if this is one for them.
Personally, I was sold the moment I heard it was a bookshop. I’ve previously built a bookshop for my city. The new raised section of Bakersville also includes a bookshop. So, I pretty much loved the new modular even before I knew the details just because of its subject matter. I’ve taken a look at the official pictures and here’s some of my thoughts.
The exterior has a very beautiful old-european look. I think it will go really well with the Assembly Square and the Parisian Restaurant. The color scheme is equally appealing – the teal is phenomenal! The fact that the whole modular can be separated into two buildings means that it has a lot of utility. Putting one building on each side of the Parisian Restaurant may look particularly good, I think! Definitely something I’ll try out when I get room enough 😀
There’s a lot of great details it seems and there’s some interesting stuff in the interior as well. The grandfather clock is great and I really like the small bedrooms under the roofs. In particular, I love the fact that it’s got a volume of Moby Brick too. I would have liked even more printed books. Between four and seven would have been good, I think. Just to underline the sense of a bookshop. But, if that is my main complaint, I’m not sure that enough to change my decision to buy it!
I’ve heard some talk about the interior being a little lacking. However, I’m pretty sure I’d be satisfied with it as is. If not, the leftover room inside the houses just leaves more room for modification. I’m stoked!
There’s also been some who pointed out that it’s a “smaller modular”. However, it’s ranks among the top four modulars (of 13) in piece count. The piece count lies above average even when counting the monstrous Assembly Square. Of course, this AFOL knows that size is also a question the size of the included pieces. If a set includes 2,500 1×1 plates, it’s not likely that you’ll end up with a building of any size. So, people may be referring to the fact that this set contains many more small pieces than others. Personally, I’d love to see it with the other modular buildings before I decide if I think the bookshop is small.
The overall look and the subject matter makes this modular building for me. To me, this set definitely ends up on the must-buy list for 2020. And so begins the deal-hunting!
What is your opinion on the set? Let me know in the comments!
The picture in this post is used with permission from Brothers Brick.