Discover hidden clues and surprises at the Detective's Office!
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Discover a world of mystery and adventure with the LEGO® Creator Expert Detective’s Office! Step through the open archway and into the barbershop, where seated customers are pampered in the reflection of a large wall mirror, while next door, competitors play pool and darts beneath the comforting whir of a rotating ceiling fan. Venture to the first floor and you’ll find the detective’s office, his desk strewn with clues, a safe containing valuable evidence and a concealed wall compartment. Then visit the adjacent bathroom, featuring a classic pull-chain toilet, before taking the stairway to the well-equipped kitchen, from where you can access the roof terrace, complete with large water tower. This latest addition to the LEGO Modular Building series is packed with unsurpassed detail and hidden surprises. Easy-to-remove roof and ceilings provide access to the delightful interior, while the exterior of the building features a decorative roofline and a beautifully designed façade. Can you solve the smuggling mystery? Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red.
Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Detective Ace Brickman, Al the barber, dart player, pool player, police woman and a mysterious lady in red
Features a pool hall, barbershop, detective’s office, bathroom, kitchen, water tower and a cat
Detective’s office features a desk, assorted clues, brick-built lamp, filing cabinet, fan, safe, painting, concealed wall compartment, newspaper, menu, wanted poster and a wall lamp
Pool hall features a hinged, rotatable ceiling fan, pool table, printed dartboard, pool cues, pool balls and a drinking glass
Barbershop features never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, 2 wall lamps, barber’s chair, hinged cabinet, 2 mannequin heads and a broom
Bathroom features a detailed pull-chain toilet
Kitchen features a stove, barrel, table, cabinet, refrigerator, wall clock and a rolling pin
Accessories include Ace Brickman’s brimmed hat, briefcase, magnifying glass and a police hat
Detach the roof and floorsfor easy access
Search for hidden clues
Help Ace Brickman solve the mystery!
Special elements include never-before-seen scissors and reflective mirror element, printed dartboard, wanted poster, 1x1 round plate with hole in black, painter’s roller in black, designing element 1x2x2 in dark gray, 1x2 bricks in light blue, 1x3 tiles in brown and a 32x32 base plate in brown
Detective’s Office measures over 10” (27cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep
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Rated 5 out of
My first substantial Lego set in 18 years.This is a marvelous Lego set. I received the Detectives Office with the Brick Bank during the Christmas period. It was fascinating to compare the structures. I think that The Highlander (the pool club) is my personal favourite room of the set. It's also the most spacious. The floor design is exquisite, along with the pool table and overhead fan! Great details. The Office for Ace Brickman is packed with superb little features: his desk, the guest chair, the fan, hat-stand, locker. His lamp is incredibly authentic, but I keep knocking it over with my hand! Al's Barbershop has a wonderful colour scheme to it, but really difficult to access in a pragmatic sense: uber-high walls and a narrow room. The toilet on the floor above is also designed and placed perfectly.
The roof was a crazy construction, in a good way. It has quite a strange build technique. Quite bizarre, but looks good. Likewise the water tower: a peculiar contraption to build, but does look genuine. I had good fun with that.
All-in-all, a really great, fascinating set that I can't recommend highly enough!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 2 out of
Misses the markLooking back on the history of the modular series, the intent was to offer a series to AFOLs and TFOLs with a more mature subject matter. Never forgetting that Lego is a toy, the folks at Lego seem to be steering the modular line more towards children and away from adults. The Detective's Office (DO) spends far too much effort on a needless storyline and playability features. This should be an AFOL product, but it's more like a City product.
The colors don't work. The blue on the right side of the building is garish and the color of bricks on the pool hall side is a unpleasant beige tone. The colors in the building not only are bad, but they fight with each other.
The designer appears to have designed an elaborate interior. When finished with the interior, he was surprised to find that he didn't have enough left in his budget to build an exterior building that would house his over the top interior. The interior winds up being cramped and the actual building ends up being small and looking out of place next to the other modulars.
Please put the modular series back on an AFOL level. No gratuitous story lines, no interiors that waste parts that would better be spent on the actual building. If your intention is to continue to move the modular series towards a children's market, then please expand the architecture series to include larger and more complex sets.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of
Modular AddictionI'm new to modular builds, and after starting with Assembly Square, this was the next must-have.
As this set took shape I kept finding myself smiling at the ingenious combination of elements to create features that make it fantastic; the pool table, the detectives desk, his antique lamp and the water tower to name just a few features.
The addition of barber shop sign as well the stickers on the 'glass' windows gives each part of the set its own character.
Other reviewers have commented on the limited space inside Al's barbers, but to be honest this isn't an issue for me as it is more of a display piece than something to go inside and keep altering positions of the minifigures.
My only concern is for the detective in his office. If he leans on his window, I can see him falling to the ground (unless I have managed to obtain a one of a kind window design - see images)
The whole process of creating these builds is addictive. I bought this (and Assembly Square) in order to build a small amount each week as a way to relax. This hasn't worked, as once the elements start clicking together I can't stop until I've completed it.
Now I need to think about what to add next...
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of
Another nice town modularAn incredible amount of detail in this set. Ignoring the weird bootlegging-cookies theme, there’s a lot of really nice design elements here. Pool hall with table, darts board and sturdy overhead fan (much more sturdy than the chandelier in the shop modular). Nice rounded facade. Lots of hidden passages.
Nary a sticker in the set (since that’s something people care about I guess?) — a *lot* of nice printed tiles for wanted posters, newspapers, maps, letters, dartboard, paintings, cookies, window signs, etc.
New pieces (or at least pieces I haven’t seen before) — an L-shaped 2x2 but flat, an odd 4x4 L-shape piece, 1x1 round bits with a hole through the center. They finally made a 1x4x2 fence with all 4 studs on top, which I have always wanted.
Set is pre-sorted into 4 sections. (Searching for the right piece is half the fun for me so I mixed them all from the start, but the option is there.)
Minor gripes: When I first saw this set, I was hoping for two split buildings like the modular pet store for more flexibility in arranging my modular town, but after building it I realize the why it’s all one piece. The two different shades of blue are hard to tell apart from the instructions but have a nice effect over all. Light and dark grey are also confusing (as they have been for years).
Overall, the town modular theme continues to impress.