10232: Palace Cinema is the latest modular set, to be released in March 2013. The set will have 2,194 pieces and will cost US $149.99. I might as well just hand LEGO my wallet. You can bet every brickfilmer is now adding posters to their production to-do list and planning their premieres here.
The Palace Cinema is based on Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the site of many Hollywood premieres, including Star Wars in 1977. It doesn’t take much to image the LEGO Star Wars recreation of the premiere. Personally, I can’t wait for someone to do a LEGO version of Star Wait, where fans lined up six weeks before the release of the Phantom Menace.
The exterior is quite lovely, with lots of detail. I would have loved a balcony and a bigger screen. Still, the beauty of LEGO is that you can always modify it, right?