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You must return items in their original packaging and in the same condition as when you received them. The cinema is a little different to the houses and shops in that it is a bit taller, but that is in keeping with the style of the building. Play on the star-studded sidewalk, in the detailed lobby or in the big-screen theater!It was first released in 2013, and has been seen on shelves pretty steadily since then. Inside the box you’ll find a large collection of parts bags, the instructions, some loose plates, and the 32×32 baseplate in red . The stickers are nicely detailed, and the movie posters especially are quite awesome.
I love the fact that the brick separator is green, like the one in the movie poster!
I think an adult star would have been a better fit. Don’t get me wrong, there are ways that you can play with this set – minifigures are included after all, but it’s not one that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
The first section to be built isn’t part of the cinema at all, but the limousine. There’s a lot of it this time as it’s a corner block, and the pattern is quite nice. Once the tiling is out of the way, it’s time to get started on the building itself. Windows and pillars are added as we continue skyward, and then come the first stickers. In order to make it look neat, you need to stick them in perfect alignment, as it’s being stuck to a clear panel, with a sticker on each side.
I like that they’ve been stuck to a window instead of a wall though, as it looks like there’s a bit of backlighting. The next step is the construction of the beautiful brick built doors. And lastly, the top of the floor, and the clever (and perfectly shaped) harpoon lights. After the floorwork and some barricading come the seats. It’s on a very simple platform, but the camera looks good. They pop up pretty quickly, and with a little bit of repetition, they’re in place. It sits on a single brown flower piece, and is held in place with some small arches. It’s a simple build technique, and looks very effective. The shingles, while beautiful, take a long time to put together, especially if you were like me and strict in getting the order of the colours right. All in all, it’s a pretty varied build process. The windscreen is too small, and far too vertical, the bonnet way too big, and the wheels ridiculously small for such large wheel arches.
I do like the shape of the front end, but the car just tapers off to nothing, and the wheels are just silly. The cinema floor is simple, but it’s relatively full. It makes it even worse knowing that there’s only one staff member for the whole building!
There’s no way for a minifigure to get up there, as there’s no ladder, and it just looks too simple for a modular – almost like an afterthought. The shingles look brilliant, exactly like they would in real life. It matches really well with the spire as well. Mine has a little bit of a lean to it though, almost like the clutch power of the clips has loosened a little, but it’s very minimal. For the new sets it works out to be around 11 cents per element, which is pretty good, especially for a rather popular set.
LEGO Creator 10232 Palace Cinema At John Lewis and Partners
Being a modular building, it means this set is highly collectible. On top of that, it’s a rarer corner building, so that bumps the rating up even more. It is however not one of the best modulars around, so it does tend to mean that not everyone is keen on getting it, but there is plenty of room to mod this building into what you’d imagine it should have been released as. Maybe by end of 2017 this set will retire. This set is similar, and was very easy to take the top of the building off to look inside. This set is amazing in person and will no doubt continue to go up in value.
I took my time with this kit, so you’re looking at about 50-60 hours. There is a staircase that leads to the roof, but there’s not much to do up there. The theater portion of the building is also easily removed giving full access to the very busy and very detailed lobby. All sections go back together with no difficulty. The lobby alone will keep the kids interest for a long time.
Lego 10232 Australia
This is a very easy and good kit to play with. Unless there has been an update to the kit, there is nothing at all in the kit that would require a battery of any kind. Bags are numbered one through three, with many bags labeled one, many labeled two, and many labeled three. Watch the crowd on the star-studded sidewalk, then head for the entrance hall, buy a ticket and grab a snack from the concession stand. All my lego are new in original sealed box and have a look at my other lego listing. Ideal for playing right away, keeping on shelf as collection as well as giving away as a gift for all occations. The 2nd pic is a demonstration from my own collections only. Gather the crowd on the star-studded sidewalk, then head into the detailed lobby with a concession stand and ticket area!