Just a quick update that the #10257 LEGO Creator Carousel is now available for LEGO VIP members (general release will be on June 1st). We have talked about the set before, and you can see the designer-video and other basic information here: LEGO Ideas Apollo & LEGO Creator Carousel. I have also added some additional information below. 🙂
Here is the official description of the set: Experience the majestic Carousel with a wealth of delightful features, including a large textile canopy, ornate reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, and a 2-tier deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with 5 buildable animal rides, including a white swan and 4 moving animals. Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates. This delightful LEGO Creator Expert model has an iconic elegance that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance and adventure. Upgrade with LEGO Power Functions for fully motorized operation. Includes 7 minifigures: a ride operator, mom, dad, boy, girl, grandmother and a granddaughter. Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep. 2670 pieces. Price: $199.99 – BUY HERE
William is going to write a review of the set as soon as he has a chance to build it, however in the meantime I thought to share with you this really nicely done stop-motion animation of the building process. You will notice some very interesting little details, and it’s fun to watch how the set comes together.
You can also motorize the carousel with the #8883 LEGO Power Functions Medium Motor and #88000 LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box (not included), which you can get at the LEGO Upower Functions section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The #10257 LEGO Creator Carousel is a perfect match to the #10247 LEGO Creator Ferris Wheel with the same color-scheme. Either or both sets can be a beautiful addition to any LEGO City layout, or LEGO Modular Building display. While the new carousel is smaller than the #10196 LEGO Grand Carousel released in 2009, I think it looks brighter and more fun, and it is also easier to incorporate into a display because of the smaller size.
What do you think? How do you like the #10257 LEGO Creator Carousel? And how do you think it compares to the previous version? Do you have the Ferris wheel already? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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