The focus of my LEGO Summer 2017 sets photo previews thus far has been primarily licensed sets, so today let’s step back today and take a look at a set that’s about as unlicensed as you can get. It’s the Grand Poohbah of the classic-styled LEGO Creator Summer 2017 sets, and a set that had three awesome possible builds–it’s the LEGO Modular Family Villa 31069!
I’ll talk about the smaller Creator sets soon, but right now let’s check out The Big Guy: the $70 Modular Family Villa LEGO set.
Like any good family, the Minifigures living in the Modular Family Villa have a dog–and a doghouse for it to live in! (I don’t believe I’ve ever known anyone in my life whose dog lived outside in a doghouse, mind you, but I’ve seen it on TV.)
I was a little put off by the brick-built nature of the dog when I first saw it, but I’ve actually warmed up to the charming simplicity of the little pup a lot since seeing his at the 2017 Toy Fair. His brown slope ears and yellow collar? Awwww!
The first alternate build is a one-story ranch house. I’m not used to seeing a one-floor house like this in brick form, so this caught my interest immediately. I love the screened-in patio on this version of the villa and the little pool in back!
Last but not least, the Modular Family Villa 31069 can be rebuilt into what looks like a little apartment building! A lot of families live in apartments, so the inclusion of this build makes total sense to me. This configuration actually looks the most opulent to me of all three possibilities.
What you don’t get with this set is a lot of Minifigures. There’s generic Mom, Dad and Child Minifigures included with this set, along with brick-built dog and duck. You might need to add some complementary minifigs from other sets to spice this up a little.
The LEGO Creator Modular Family Villa 31069 will be released online and in stores officially on August 1st 2017. I’ll post links to the official photos and also to order the set on the Brick Toy News Twitter and Facebook Pages once available, so stay tuned to our social media for more on this year’s headliner Creator set.
What do you think of the 31069 LEGO Modular Family Villa, brick fans? Which configuration of the home do you like the best, and is this a set that you’re interested in bringing into your home this summer?