When I’m not MOCing, one of my favourite Lego related things to do is to scroll through Lego Ideas. Lego Ideas allows FOL’s to submit their ideas for new sets – the public can support their favourite ones, and once a project receives 10,000 it will go forward for review by the Lego Review Board If you haven’t checked it out yet you should – the level of imagination and design that some FOL’s have is inspirational.
This month, for me, there was one stand out submission – Shopping Streets by CHILTECH
For those of who are interested in Lego Town there is a distinct lack of non emergency service related sets (I’m not including Friends here), and while the modulars are beautiful, they have a price point which can put them out of many peoples reach – particularly if you wish to buy the earlier ones like 10182 Cafe Corner or 10185 Green Grocer.
That’s why I think that this set is wonderful. In a smallish set (the designer hasn’t quoted the number of bricks used) you get a Donut Shop, Chicken Shop, Ice Cream Shop, Flower Shop, Bank and Department Store. It not just has loads of playability, but it also looks great, and has a similar architectural style to 31026 Bike Shop & Cafe.
At the moment 138 people have voted for this set – so if you’re active on Lego Ideas please search for Shopping Street and show your support!