Do you remember the #10196 LEGO Grand Carousel from 2009? It was a magical LEGO set with a gorgeous carousel – fully powered so it could turn on its own and the horses could move up and down… there was even included carousel music via a LEGO sound-brick! The set was originally $250 – these days you are lucky if you can get it for four times that much. However if you missed out on the LEGO Grand Carousel, or if you do have it and would like to expand on it, there is another LEGO set coming soon that I think you will really like: the #10244 LEGO Creator Fairground Mixer. 🙂
Here is the official description of the Fairground Mixer: Climb aboard the LEGO Fairground Mixer and hold onto your hat! Unfold the awesome Fairground Mixer, turn the crank and see it come to life! The fair has come to town and children and adults alike can’t wait to try the rides. Buy your ticket from the ticket booth and climb aboard the Mixer. Then try reaching the golden bell on the high striker or hit the target to plunge the dunk tank lady into the water. As evening falls, the swirling Mixer ride glows in the darkness, before being folded down onto its own trailer for transportation to the next town. This magical fairground is packed with wonderful details that will capture everyone’s imagination.
The LEGO Fairground Mixer includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver/ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fairground with the LEGO Fairground Mixer, packed with exciting features and details.
- Features working Fairground Mixer ride with crank operation, 2 transport trucks, high striker and dunk tank
- Includes glow-in-the-dark elements
- Mixer truck has opening doors, windshield wipers and removable roof to access interior with bed and TV
- Accessory truck holds ticket booth, high-striker and dunk tank
- Accessories include: ice cream, popsicle, lime green cherries, teddy bear, juggling pins and a large and small mallet for the high-striker
- Easily upgrade the Mixer ride with LEGO Power Functions motors (not included)
- Includes 1,746 pieces
- Fairground Mixer ride unfolded measures over 11” (30cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 12” (31cm) wide
- Ages 16+
- US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit the Online LEGO Shop for regional pricing.)
Not sure how all of that would fit in one set and how the whole thing works? Check out the designer video here with Jamie Berard showing you all the functions of the LEGO Fairground Mixer.
I really started to appreciate this set when I saw Jamie putting it all together. It is magical how the entire set fits on the two trucks and looks like a real-life traveling fairground. How the different sections fit on the trucks is a serious engineering feat! Jamie is awesome, isn’t he?
The LEGO Fairground Mixer will be available for sale directly through LEGO beginning of June via the Online LEGO Shop and LEGO stores. I also believe that this will be released for LEGO VIP members early, in mid-May. What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Fairground Mixer set? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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