The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

Situated on the second floor of a duplex on top of the local pool joint, the LEGO Detective Office would be perfect if not for the heinous crime going on under the blocky gumshoe's very nose.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

Due out in January for $US159.99, the LEGO Detective Office is a prime example of the thought and planning that goes into creating an official LEGO building set. Right away it nails the setting — office on the second floor over a joint called The Highlander, barbershop named Al's next door. It's exactly the sort of place you'd expect a private dick to hang his hat.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell
The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

But there's more to this story. As the video below explains, the barbershop, pool hall and even the upstairs kitchen aren't simple set dressing — there's a crime being committed.

Packed with hidden trap doors and secret stash barrels, the Detective Office is just an inconvenient cog in a high-end candy smuggling operation. As our private eye is puzzling over his clues, the criminals are peeking in through his skylight to make sure he's occupied while they transport their illicit goods.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

See? They're cooking. This is like Breaking Bad meets True Detective.

I love the LEGO Creator Expert series, and by love I mean I covet it, generally from afar. I've been collecting the house sets since last Christmas — the modern family home, the tree house, the mountain cabin — and I've had my eyes on the Bike Shop and Cafe set for some time now. I might have to hold off and buy this instead. Just look at the details!

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

LEGO's first official mirror piece. That's pretty huge right there.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

The top of this building uses pieces from the Hero Factory line to achieve that cool masonry effect.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

That distinctive 'S' shape? That's the tail from The LEGO Movie's Unikitty.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

And that right there is the first LEGO pull-chain toilet. Fancy!

This set is just brilliant. As an added bonus, it's the perfect compliment to the extremely unofficial LEGO Strip Club.

Yes, I shall have this come January. Or whenever tax returns come in. Because.

The LEGO Detective's Office Has A Story To Tell

Comments

    As a person that doesn't 'get' Lego anymore, I gotta ask. What do you people do with these sets? Where do you put them? Do you interact with them at all? They seem to take up a lot of space and messing around with them too much seems like it'd be a hassle when you have to fix it back up. :P

    I mean sure they can be a nice display piece but then you get the space problem.

      I don't know about other people, but generally I build them, play with them for a while and leave them up to admire, then take them apart and assimilate their pieces into my collection for free building, and then if I ever want to I re-build them and rinse/repeat.

      I made the mistake of buying an Ultimate Collectors Series X-Wing, I had the most amazing time putting it together, then discovered I had nowhere to put it assembled. It now sits awkwardly on top of a box in my spare room.

      Last edited 24/11/14 9:30 am

    Ooh, this is great. Whenever my partner and I go look at Lego, we love to look at the boxes and try to decipher the story of what's going on. Anything with a robbery or breakdown is usually especially funny.

    A friend of mine works for Lego in Denmark :D

    This looks ridiculously awesome. This is definitely my next Lego purchase!

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