The #10247 LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel is now available for LEGO VIP members! The set was first revealed a couple of weeks ago with very positive response from the LEGO fan community – and for a good reason; the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel is simply delightful! Again, if you are a LEGO VIP member you can purchase the set now at the Online LEGO Shop, and if you are not a LEGO VIP member yet, I would suggest you sign up. It is a free program for LEGO fans with absolutely no downside, and you will get early access to exclusive sets like the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel, earn points on each of your purchases, etc. You can sign up here. 🙂
Many LEGO fans instantly decided to get the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel as soon as it was first announced, so if you are one of those people, just head over to the Online LEGO Shop to be one of the first persons to get it. If you are still not sure if the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel is for you, we have discussed the set previously (see: LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel Coming Soon!), and I will repeat some of the highlights here for your convenience.
Here is the official description of the set: Experience the wonderful LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel! This LEGO Creator Expert model has an iconic elegance that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance and adventure. The carnival has come to town and the ice-cream vendor is busy serving a long queue of excited customers as they await their first ride on the magical Ferris Wheel that towers above the fairground. Slowly turn the crank and watch as the Ferris Wheel gracefully lowers the colorful gondolas into position for boarding. Raise the boarding platform with a simple pull of the lever, open the gondola door and help the passengers aboard! Have fun building this elegant model with an authentic charm and magic that will capture your imagination. You can also motorize the Ferris Wheel with the #8883 LEGO Power Functions Medium Motor and #88000 LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box (not included).
- Includes 10 minifigures: a ride operator, ice-cream vendor, 4 children and 4 adults
- Features a Ferris Wheel ticket kiosk, ice-cream stall, a bench and assorted flower and tree elements
- Ferris Wheel features decorative elements, ramps, boarding platform and 12 colorful gondolas with opening doors
- Includes an amazing 2464 LEGO elements
- Accessory elements include a pretzel, balloon, 2 ice-cream cones and an ice-cream scoop
- Turn the crank and watch the Ferris Wheel turn
- Motorize the Ferris Wheel with the #8883 LEGO Power Functions Medium Motor and #88000 LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box (not included)
- Ferris Wheel measures over 23” (60cm) high, 21” (55cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep
As you can see above, the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel can be turned by hand, or you can also motorize it. I actually like the hand-cranking option better as it has such a satisfactory action and motion. But if you want to motorize it, the link to the LEGO Power Function elements is listed above. In the designer-video below you can watch Jamie Berard introducing the set.
The LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel is one of those sets that can be incorporated into an existing LEGO City diorama, but it can also stand on its own as a beautiful and fun centerpiece in a room or office. It’s big, it’s colorful, and it’s sophisticated – all the best aspects of LEGO combined! I expect this set to be a huge hit with both dedicated LEGO hobbyists, casual LEGO fans, and even those who are not really into LEGO but like functional toys and unusual décor. We will post a full review on the set later, but there is really nothing negative that can be said about it. This is a winner!
The general release of the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel will be at the beginning of June. And if you are a LEGO VIP member you get early access to the set starting today at official LEGO stores and at the Online LEGO Shop. Just make sure you are logged in with your LEGO VIP account to purchase it.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel? Are you going to add it to your LEGO collection? Or plan to purchase it as a gift? And how are you planning to display it ?Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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