Here is the official description of the #31026 LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe to give you more details: Open a world of adventures with this exciting 3-in-1 Bike Shop & Cafe. Serve delicious muffins and espresso coffee to your customers at the cozy cafe. Then visit the neighboring bike shop, buy the cool red bike that’s for sale, mount it on your car rack and head for the hills! Fold out the Bike Shop & Cafe for your very own main street, where you can add your own LEGO creations! What kind of shop will you build next? You can also rebuild the set to create an auto repair shop or a flower shop. Includes 3 minifigures: 2 men and a woman. 1023 pieces. Price: $89.99
But there is more to be excited about! While the LEGO Modular Buildings have removable levels, the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe opens up like a doll-house, allowing play inside, as well as expanding the street-view of the buildings if you choose to leave them open.
I’m really curious to see how the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe will be received by LEGO fans. I like it very much, and I believe that if it becomes popular LEGO will be inclined to produce more such sets to create a series – basically offering a smaller and more affordable alternative to the LEGO Modular Buildings. Actually, even if you just get multiplies of this one set and build the different versions simultaneously, you get a whole LEGO City street setup right there!
First of all, the reason the LEGO Creator Bike Shop & Cafe is so interesting is because it obviously looks like a smaller version of the highly popular LEGO Modular Buildings. Both the Bike Shop and the Cafe section is nicely detailed inside and outside, giving the buildings a more fuller look then most LEGO City structures.