- Model: 10190 Market Street
- 1248 Pieces
- Released in 2007
- Retail price: $89.99 USD
Back view of the Market Street - the simplest Lego Modular building produced
Side views of the Market Street
Previously mentioned in our What's in the Post entry, we purchased this previously opened set secondhand from an online seller. The second set produced by Lego after the 10182 Cafe Corner, the 10190 Market Street was created by a Lego fan. Similar to the 10218 Pet Shop, the Market Street comes in two independent parts - the Market Place and the Building.
Given that this Lego set was designed by a fan, its design is significantly simpler than its predecessor and the sets after it in the Modular Building series: 10185 Green Grocer, 10197 Fire Brigade, 10211 Grand Emporium and 10218 Pet Shop. At 1248 pieces, the Market Street is about half as large as the other Modular Buildings, as evidenced by the relatively bare Market Place.
The Market Street comes with 3 minifigs - way too few to play on its own. The interior of the Building is as bare as the Market Place (do check out the pictures by clicking "Read more" below). In terms of design, the building is aesthetically ordinary while the building experience was short and easy; the reason why we took so long to post this entry after receiving the set in the post was because we had to buy replacement parts for several missing pieces.
Overall, we feel that the Market Street is a sincere effort by a fan to design a Modular Building, but it would be fair to say that we have definitely seen more elaborate and jaw-dropping MOCs. The Market Street definitely cannot be played as a standalone Modular Building, so we recommend that collectors display it with the other buildings in the series - may we suggest the more colourful ones like the 10197 Fire Brigade and 10218 Pet Shop to add more vibrancy to the Modular Town. Not one of the more exciting builds, but one that is no less important to a Modular Building series collection.
Well, we'll stop here for the summary of this set. For more commentary and pictures on the individual parts - Market Place and the Building - do read the full post. Otherwise, do stay tuned while we post prepare our next entry - adding the 10190 Market Street to our growing Modular Town! :)
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Front view with the roof!
Front view of the basement. The windows at the front are for the minifigs to crawl out???
Back view of the basement - very plain
Top view of the basement - empty inside
Front view of the first floor - is that a croissant on the left? :)
Top view of the first floor - again, empty inside
First floor with basement - building starting to take shape!
Back view of the first floor and basement
Top view of the first floor and basement
Second floor - more lightly coloured, comes with a balcony!
Close-up from the front!
What's with the two squares on every floor?
Front view of the first two floors with basement. Looks like three blocks stacked vertically on top of one another
Get what we mean by the two squares?
Top view of the first two floors and basement. Yet another furnitureless floor
Third floor - another balcony!
Without the roof!
Looks like the back's been patched up - this comment probably applies to the other floors as well
View from the left!
View from the right - at least there's an area to chill out!
View from the top - hollow on the inside!
Third floor with the roof and chimney
Back view - looks prettier with the chimney!
From the left - could do with a few solar panels, no? :)
From the right - the plant is unique!
Considering the other Modular Buildings which Lego has produced, we have strong reason to believe that the Building serves as an apartment. However, where is the furniture? Why is there a basement with two front windows serving as the entrance? We do not see a mailbox either.
To be fair, we feel that the Market Street was probably the precursor to the Pet Shop's design - no other predecessor had a basement, even though we still wonder what is the point of having one when it is shorter than the average minifig. The spiral and straight staircases are also common features in both Modular sets.
Displaywise, as mentioned in the picture above, it looks like three blocks stacked on one another. Additionally, the structure just feels like it has some random different coloured bricks for the sake of having something different - could someone enlighten us on the need for two squares on the first and second floors, or the two grey bricks on the third? Overall, we are of the opinion that this is an overly simplistic structure, with efforts to create a better building experience going into the wrong places i.e. adding random colours and omitting furniture.
10190 Market Street
Front view - which do you prefer? :)
Back view - nothing much to look at
From the left - the Building pretty much obscures the Market Place
From the right - this structure needs a sprinkling of red, don't you think?
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