Parisian Perfection

MyParisian02After what seemed like an eternity after the rest of the world had gotten theirs, my Shop@Home order with the Parisian Restaurant (10243) finally arrived in my little outpost in Brisbane, Australia, last night.

What can I say that the title of this post already doesn’t?  It is simply gorgeous.

I love the colour, the kitchen, the window trims on the ground floor and the first floor, the dark blue roof, the white decorations on the roof, the hideaway bed, the outdoor seating area, the entrance, the scooter, the new bowl part in dark red, olive green bricks, the curtains, etc, etc.

With so many details and interesting techniques, the Parisian Restaurant was also a great modular to build. 

I only have one gripe and that is that my shells didn’t want to stay closed.  The picture above is taken on a time delay with me holding the shells closed until just before the shot was taken.

PS. My image shows a few more minifigures than actually come with the set.  My daughter insisted that all the girls should have dinner at the Parisian Restaurant.  The photo doesn’t include the ones that were lining up outside for their turn!

PSS.  My original title for this post was going to be just “Perfection”, but in French.  However, according to Google Translate, the translation for “perfection” is “perfection”??

Bon Appétit

When I first learnt that LEGO’s next modular building was going to be a Parisian restaurant, I think I said I wasn’t going to imagine what it would look like in case I was disappointed.  Well, I didn’t heed my own warning and have pretty much been visualising a typical Haussmann building in tan or light bluish grey.

The 10243 Parisian Restaurant is not a Haussmann, but it is definitely a beautiful building.  Actually, that’s not right, it much more than beautiful … it’s awesome, it’s gorgeous, and it’s packed with clever details and building techniques.  And it has a scooter!!

Enough of my rambling, time to drool over the box image …

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Better still, we don’t have to wait until March, with the Parisian Restaurant scheduled for release in January 2014.

Head over to Eurobricks to see lots more high resolution images.