- 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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