Main Square Coming Soon

September 1 is a big day. If you recall, COVID-19 shut down the LEGO® Group’s Mexico factory earlier this year. Consequently, they postponed all summer 2020 sets. The official word indicates Canadians can finally get their hands on those kits September 1. However, the sets have started popping up early at other retailers in the country. The JR Toy Company released many of the sets on August 11. With that said, today the LEGO® Group officially unveiled the latest set coming from the City theme. Adding to the September 1 releases, Main Square is coming soon to a store near you (and online).

The official set description from the LEGO® Group reads:

Youngsters can dive right into the LEGO® City Adventures TV series with the amazing LEGO® City Main Square (60271) playset. There’s a city hall, city square, concert stage, classic diner and a tram station, plus cool toy vehicles including Mayor Fleck’s stretch limousine, Snake Rattler’s motorbike and Harl Hubbs’ handyman wagon. Add 14 minifigures, including an awesome lineup of LEGO City TV characters, and the scene is set for endless play.

Set Specifics:

  • NAME: Main Square
  • SET #: 60271
  • THEME: City
  • COST: $229.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1517
  • MINIFIGURES: 14
  • RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020
  • COST-PER-BRICK: $0.15 CAD (satisfactory)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 108:1 (very good)

My initial thought looking at the ad was: “Wow – that’s a pricey set.” However, upon examining the kit further, it is not that bad. City sets tend to be expensive in terms of cost-per-brick. On average, these sets have cost me $0.17/brick over the last four years. Comparatively, my average across all LEGO® theme is $0.14/brick. Main Square clocks in just above that, which is good for the theme. Additionally, you get a load of Minifigures. My average brick-to-fig ratio currently sits at 151:1. This set gives you 108 bricks per minifig. Therefore, you get a great number of Minifigures for a set this size.

Large City sets generally consist of several small builds. Main Square follows that trend. You can bet that some of the builds will lack detail. However, I almost always buy these large City sets anyway. They are great for inspiration. I often adapt the facades for my custom city. Additionally, you get a lot of bricks. I am looking forward to this one. What are your thoughts? Feel free to comment below or reach out on social media.

Until next time,

-Tom

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