It’s that time of the year. this is the year that we have seen modular building released, and this year they are taking us back to the beginning with a new take on a hotel, full of references to previous modular buildings. the set has 3066 pieces and is due for release on January 1, 2022.
The set certainly incorporates some interesting angles in the walls, and it is great to see how it grows as you build up:
We start with the ground floor, featuring the lobby and an art gallery;
the terrace, featuring the art gallery reception, and a palm tree.
Next, the first floor of the hotel, with its bedrooms. On closer inspection, it would seem that this floor introduces a number of elements in the nougat colour, as seen with the roses in the floral bouquet last year… which coincidentally was also designed by Anderson Grubb.
Next, we build up the penthouse, with its lap of luxury living. I love the look of the bathroom fittings, as well as the bright bluish-green bed spread, and the furniture detail, including the television
Then we add the roof with its decorative dome:
Here are the figures:
Today, the LEGO Group reveals a luxurious new address with the LEGO® Boutique Hotel set (10297), the latest addition to the modular building collection. Colourful and quirky, the new 3,066 piece LEGO Boutique Hotel is full of character and details that will have fans stepping back in time to a by-gone era.
In 2022, the LEGO modular building collection celebrates its 15th anniversary and the new set is the 17th LEGO set to be released, joining the LEGO Bookshop, LEGO Assembly Square and LEGO Police Station. The LEGO Boutique Hotel is also full of Easter Eggs and references to the previous 15 years of modular building sets, many of which are revealed in the building instructions, meaning fans will have an exciting time discovering hidden gems while they build.
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.
Anderson Grubb, LEGO Set Designer commented, “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.”
I love the look of this building. With new bricks in nougat, and more in sand green, I am grateful for the gentle colour scheme that we are presented with here. It feels sophisticated, and bohemian at the same time.
The set will be released in January2022 269.99 CAD; 1599.0 DKK;23980.0 JPY; 339.99 NZD; 74990.0 HUF;319.99 AUD, USD199.99 Euro€199.99; £149.99.
I do love the overall feel of the set – from the tiled floor to the dome in the roof, this set looks fantastic. What do you think? Why not leave your thoughts in the comments below, and until next time…