Just a quick reminder that starting today, LEGO VIP members get early access to the #10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster. This gives LEGO VIP members a chance to try out the set a couple of weeks earlier than the general public on June 1st. We have discussed the set in detail already, (see: LEGO Creator Roller Coaster Coming! and LEGO Creator Roller Coaster Review), so below, I will only repeat some of the basic information about the set for your convenience. 🙂
Here is the official description of the set: Take a ride with the ultimate Roller Coaster! This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns. Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power Functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep. Includes 11 minifigures. 4,124 pieces. Price: $379.99 – Available for LEGO VIP members on May 16th (with regular release on June 1st) at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
While the #10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster can operate with a hand-crank, as demonstrated by Jang in the LEGO Creator Roller Coaster Review, you probably would want to motorize it for the most impressive effect. Although the coaster looks complex, it is actually super easy to motorize, as LEGO already designed the set with motorization in mind. All you need is two LEGO Power Functions elements; a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box (either the regular one or the rechargeable one), and a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor. If you own other motorized LEGO sets, you probably already have these pieces, but if you don’t, you can get them at the LEGO Power Functions section of the Online LEGO Shop. Keep in mind that LEGO Power Functions elements tend to go on backorder whenever a popular new potentially motorized LEGO set gets releases, so I would recommend purchasing Power Functions parts within the next couple of weeks (before the general release of the coaster).
Other sets that tend to go on backorder whenever a popular new set gets released are the ones that have some connection to the new set (i.e. they are from the same series). In the case of the #10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster, these would be the #10257 LEGO Creator Expert Carousel and the #10247 LEGO Creator Expert Ferris Wheel, as they complete the fairground collection. While many LEGO fans already have these sets, others buy them later when they realize LEGO is making a full series. So expect both sets to be hard to find after the general release of the coaster. Currently, both sets are available at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new roller coaster set Are you planning to add it to your collection? Do you have the other fairground sets? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- LEGO Creator Roller Coaster Review
- LEGO Creator Roller Coasters Coming!
- List of 2018 LEGO Summer Sets & More!
- April 2018 – New LEGO Sets & Promotions
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