10278 Lego Icons Police Station
Lego Icons Modular Lego Police Station Lego

10278 LEGO Icons Police Station. Another must buy LEGO Modular Buildings, Snap up the LEGO Police Station at current discounts! LEGO has always been a popular toy, but the Modular LEGO series just takes it to a whole new level. With its detailed and clever designs, the Icon series has managed to capture the hearts of both children and adults with its landmarks, modular buildings, classic vehicles, pop culture favourites and striking home décor sets. With so many options to choose from, the LEGO Icons Series is a must-have for any LEGO enthusiast or pop culture aficionado. One of the most popular buildings, and now hard to find, is the Police Station LEGO set.

Life in a city police station is not all about donuts and coffee. The police station is a hub of activity, where brave men and women dedicate their lives to keeping the community safe. From filing reports to interrogating suspects, there’s always something going on behind the scenes. Of course, there’s the occasional animal rescue thrown in for good measure. And let’s not forget the classic “good cop, bad cop” routine – it’s not just a Hollywood trope, folks. So how does the LEGO Icons version compare to a real-life station, let’s take a closer look.

Set Details

Featuring a total of 2,923 pieces and 5 minifigures, including a police officer from the 1940s, the LEGO® Police Station (10278) model offers an expansive experience. The set showcases intricate scenes brought to life through printed tiles like the billboard, telephone, and typewriter. Immerse yourself in a captivating world of deception, investigation, and indulgent doughnuts as you embark on hours of immersive building. Discover the intricacies of the three-floor police station, with removable floors that allow for exploration. Adjacent to the station, you’ll find a delightful doughnut shop loaded with tempting treats, and on the other side, a newspaper kiosk. This remarkable set is thoughtfully designed and packed with concealed surprises. Unveil an evidence locker, a jail cell, an interrogation room, and a case board adorned with red lines connecting crucial clues. With everything necessary to solve a mystery, the police are well-equipped. Furthermore, the set includes unique elements that will undoubtedly resonate with adult LEGO enthusiasts.

Model Name Police Station
Model Number 10278
Theme Icons
Sub Themes Modular Buildings
Pieces 2923
Minifigures 5
Launch Date January 2021
Current Status Available
Date Retired N/A
RRP £170

Investment Potential

Another great looking set from one of our favourites, the LEGO Icons Modular Buildings sub-theme, this set is currently available at John Lewis for £144.99, a 15% discount to the £169.99 RRP, surely this must be a great investment. Read on to find out our thoughts.

Launch RRP £170
Price Per Piece £0.06
Launch Price per piece £0.06
5th Year Value £332
Percentage Increase 95%
Expected Annual Growth 25%
Theme Growth 14%
Sub Theme Growth 25%

Theme Analysis

As we’ve previously said, we find looking at the Icons theme in total a little misleading due to the breadth and variety of sets that are included, so have delved straight into the modular buildings sub-theme (in which we also include the sets that were within advanced models prior to the Icons based sub-theme).

The 13 retired sets between them would have cost just over £1,500 and now be valued at just over £9,500, £8,000 clear profit at annualised growth of 25%.

A couple of more recently retired sets included LEGO Icons Corner Garage (10264) which is close to doubling in value in just over 2 ½ years since retirement and LEGO Icons Downtown Diner (10260) which has more than doubled in value in just over 3 ½ years since retirement, both producing annualised returns in excess of 30%.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10232 Palace Cinema December 2017 £130 £324 149% 18%
10260 Downtown Diner December 2020 £130 £276 112% 35%
10264 Corner Garage December 2021 £160 £262 64% 39%

Comparable Set Analysis

Drilling down into some more comparable sets within the sub-theme, the picture is continued. LEGO Icons Parisian Restaurant (10243) has delivered annualised growth of 22% having doubled in value since retiring, whilst LEGO Icons Brick Bank (10251) has more than trebled in value providing amazing annualised growth of 34%.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10243 Parisian Restaurant December 2019 £143 £285 99% 22%
10246 Detective’s Office December 2018 £143 £358 150% 23%
10251 Brick Bank December 2018 £130 £486 274% 34%


This set just ticks all the boxes and is a must buy investment for us. A solid theme, an amazing sub-theme with consistently amazing returns across all sets and this set currently available at a discount. You just must decide whether to buy another one to build!