Coming in at 3,066 pieces, 10297 Boutique Hotel is the second-biggest LEGO modular building to date, behind only 2017’s 10255 Assembly Square. That’s fitting for a set designed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Modular Buildings Collection, which was originally born out of the Creator Expert theme, but now sits under the LEGO for Adults umbrella.
Its part density means it also weighs in as one of the most expensive LEGO modular buildings yet at £174.99 / $199.99 / €199.99, but for your money you’ll get a brilliant build experience that keeps this long-running subtheme fresh – at least according to our review, anyway.
And if you’re a veteran of the Modular Buildings Collection, you’ll also get a set that’s soaked in the history of all its predecessors, from 10182 Café Corner (even if unintentionally, in some ways) to 10278 Police Station. Check out eight of its best (and four of its most tenuous) references to those past sets by clicking here.
But what if you’re new to modular buildings? Well, we can’t say this won’t awaken something in you. Fortunately, 10255 Assembly Square, 10270 Bookshop and 10278 Police Station are all still available on shelves, so you can build up a decent collection without resorting to the aftermarket.
10297 Boutique Hotel is available now in the UK and Europe. It’ll launch in the US in just a few hours.