LEGO officially unveiled the newest modular building set, the Palace Cinema, at the 2013 BrickFair AL convention in Birmingham, Alabama, over the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend. LEGO fans were on hand to admire a display model of the latest release in the popular series of town buildings commonly known as Cafe Corner.
The Palace Cinema, which will become available for purchase in March 2013, is a large set designed to integrate with other modular town buildings. The design draws inspiration from the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, a landmark in movie history where many iconic films have had their debuts. The set carries an "expert" rating and is designed for teen and adult builders rather than younger children, which is appropriate given its more sophisticated theme and complex design elements.
Serious LEGO fans will find many fun details featured in the set, including movie posters that allude to the famously rare LEGO monorail and the amount of time builders spend sorting their bricks. For movie buffs, there are accessories designed to stage a gala premiere, including several minifigures and a black limousine. The set includes a total of 2196 pieces, and it will retail for about $150 upon its release.
For more photos of the upcoming set and information about its contents, read the press release report at The Brick Blogger. Other new sets this year include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Legends of Chima, and a new series of collectable minifigures.