Long before ‘LEGO® for Adults’ was a thing, a set was released partly inspired by fan feedback and partly fueled as a side project for a group of like-minded LEGO designers. The result was set 10182: Cafe Corner, which would become the first-ever LEGO Modular Building. Now 16 sets later, the newly named LEGO Modular Buildings Collection celebrates its 15th Anniversary with the 17th set in this much-loved theme. The LEGO Boutique Hotel is another set packed with features, unique building techniques, clever use of parts and more than a few nods to bygone Modular buildings. The set includes a fancy three-floor hotel, along with an art gallery and a roof-top terrace. The LEGO Modular Building Collection: Boutique Hotel will be available from January 1st. Learn more about the set below and I’m delighted to say my review will be here shortly.
The LEGO Group Celebrates 15 years of Modular Building with the new LEGO® Boutique Hotel Set
6th December 2021: 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.”
The LEGO Boutique Hotel set is available from LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/Boutique-Hotel from 1st January, 2022 at the recommended retail price of €199.99 / $199.99 / £179.99.