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LEGO MINI Cooper coming soon!

by admin on June 10, 2014

in LEGO Exclusives

A few days ago LEGO announced that the next LEGO Creator Expert set is going to be the #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper. From the pictures, official press-release and video-preview below you will see what a sweet set this is! Check it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

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#10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper description: Take this MINI Cooper for a nostalgic drive down memory lane! Experience the iconic MINI Cooper first hand, with its classic lines, detailed interior and fun picnic theme. Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a cozy day in the countryside!

  • Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights.
  • Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme.
  • Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII.
  • Classic green and white color theme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes.
  • Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine.
  • Remove the roof and access the detailed interior.
  • Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!
  • MINI Cooper measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.
  • Ages 16+.
  • 1,077 pieces.
  • US $99.99 – CA $119.99 – AU $149.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £74.99 – DK 799.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country).

#10242 LEGO MINI Cooper Details

Cute, isn’t it? I’m very-very impressed by the interior details, and the trunk – with the picnic basket and all – is so sweet! I also really like those checkered seats. And they managed to cram in a spare tire! Oh, and it would be very easy to switch out that water to wine… uhm… I mean grape-juice. 🙄

#10242 LEGO MINI Cooper Back

The LEGO MINI Cooper is going to be available for VIP Early Access directly from LEGO starting on July 18th, with global availability beginning August 1st. (It is actually already listed at the Online LEGO Shop, so if you would like to see more pictures and details, just follow the link.) The LEGO MINI Cooper will be a perfect companion to the previously released and also wonderful #10220 LEGO Volkswagen T1 Camper Van still available at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think of the LEGO MINI Cooper? How do you like the details, the colors, the accessories? Is this a set that is going straight to your wish-list? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! Would love to hear what you opinion! 😉

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Brick addict June 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

i really like the picnic basket….;)

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admin June 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

A lot of people like that picnic basket… it is very cute and really gives the finishing touches to this set. 😛

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Kim June 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

I was going to say that I really liked the picnic basket too.

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BLProductions June 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM

That’s so awesome! I totally want to get it, but no, I my brothers will not let me have it. 😡 That’s probably b/c I got the Parisian Restaurant. 😐
The checkered seats are sweet, I’m pretty sure that’s the first time LEGO has done that. Although, is the engine that detailed? I thought it was a 1×1 round plate and some vents. 😕 Still, pretty nice 🙂

Admin, are you going to write about the MTT 75058 picture?

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admin June 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

The engine in this one is not that detailed like for example in the VW camper, but I don’t think it really matters. It is sweet anyway! 😛

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ninja of stealth June 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

what’s the MTT?

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BLProductions June 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM

It’s a new SW exclusive coming out later this year. I saw it on Brickset: http://brickset.com/article/11314/75058-mtt-revealed
There are some better pictures in a Brickset Forum post. 😉

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admin June 10, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Yeah, I saw that. Didn’t look that interesting to me, so I thought I wait until I can see it in person to form an opinion. 🙂

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BLProductions June 10, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Yeah, a lot of people say it’s a big step down from the 2007 MTT. There are also more pictures on this Brickset Forum article: (towards the bottom of the page) http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/15131/75058-mtt 😉

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admin June 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hm… I see… I just checked out those additional pictures. I guess I’m just getting a bit bored with SW sets. I like the guard though. 🙂

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ninja of stealth June 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

whoa, that was so awesome! 😀 (but really off subject. 🙄 )

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LegoUniverse Bob June 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

It is EPIC! I REALLY want it!!! But I probably won’t get it:(

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Kim June 10, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I really like it but I tend to favor minifigure scale things. It would be nice to build and have sitting on a shelf, but $100 is kind of a lot for just a decoration.

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admin June 10, 2014 at 3:34 PM

I think the same way. I actually have the VW Camper, but I never opened the box because although I really like it, I’m just not into display models. To this day I haven’t decided if I will keep it or sell it. The only display model I have right now is the Ghostbusters car, the rest are all my own MOCs. I like the Ghostbusters set because although it is a display model, it is also minifigure scale.

I’m thorn about this set too. It is so cute, but since it is not minifig scale it just doesn’t fit into my building style. But I know it is going to be a very popular set – which is well deserved as it is an amazing model. Sometimes it is so hard to decide… 😕

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Peter Bego June 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

This set looks great to me and a reasonable price for what it is. It’s funny that some of you mention it also because the checkered-seats were the first thing I noticed!

I don’t mind too much about lack of a detailed engine because it’s just really not possible to make a detailed engine in this scale unless it’s a big industrial engine — and even then I still have complaints about big Diesel trucks having V4s or V8’s instead of inline-6 like most commercial engines…. [but that’s another story.]

I do think the VW camper engine was pretty cool, though.

Most of all, I like that this set doesn’t seem to have many (any?) stickers. Lego designers, please STOP with the stickers, at least on all Expert and UCS products. I see a license plate on the Mini — hopefully it will be a printed tile. Some sets I’d love to get (like the new Maersk ship) but 100 container stickers — I don’t think so!

Sorry to digress.. yes, I want the Mini!

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admin June 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Peter, totally agree with you on the stickers, especially on UCS sets. As far as I know the Mini doesn’t have any stickers. I was also very happy to discover that the Ghostbusters sets I recently built had zero stickers; all decorated parts are printed! And yes, the checkered seats are such a great detail! 🙂

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BLProductions June 10, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Unfortunately, I think there are a few stickers on the Mini (I agree about the lots of stickers point). I know the rear license plate and the symbol above it are stickers, as well as the front symbol and the side circular signs, but the racing stripes are definitely printings. 🙂 I don’t know about the front plate, but my guess is sticker. 🙁

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admin June 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Oh, really? That’s a shame. 😕

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ninja5 June 13, 2014 at 2:52 PM

“Oh, and it would be very easy to switch out that water to wine… uhm… I mean grape-juice.” 😈

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ninja5 June 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Uh, why is my comment being moderated? Because I copied and pasted something?

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admin June 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Not sure. I just had it approved. 😉

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