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LEGO Haunted House Video-Review

I know many of you are curious about the new #10273 LEGO Creator Haunted House. I don’t have the set myself and I probably won’t be able to get it for a while, but JANGBRiCKS did a fantastic full review on it, which I’m including below. It’s an interesting set for sure, combining a haunted house, with a fairground ride (tower drop) that can be motorized, and referencing many old sets from LEGO’s history.

As you will see in the video-review below, the #10273 LEGO Creator Haunted House is a LEGO Modular Building size structure on a 32×32 stud plate with a super tall tower and walls that open up like a dollhouse. If you consider adding it to your Modulars, you could make the tower shorter or completely remove it. You will loose the drop function, but it doesn’t seem to be working all that well anyway. The set is meant to be part of the LEGO Creator Fairground sets series, although the style and color-scheme do not really match the previous sets in the collection. The references to the LEGO Adventurers and other sets from the 1990s could be interesting for older LEGO fans. Overall, there are several plusses and minuses to this set, so if you have been interested to check it out and would like to hear a first-hand opinion, watch the video below.

And for your reference, here is the official description: If you love ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, we’ve got a treat for you – the #10273 LEGO Haunted House. Take time out of everyday life and explore something extraordinary as you discover the thrills and surprises packed into this stunning building project.

Take your time building this impressive haunted house model, before exploring all the intricate details hidden within. The house opens up, making it easy to explore inside where you’ll discover a working free-fall ride plus automatic doors at the top of the tower. See the haunted front doors close for a spooky effect. Add the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the elevator via the Powered Up app.

This Haunted House is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults who appreciate clever design. This model also makes a scarily good gift, birthday present, or Christmas gift.

The set measures over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, making it a challenging construction kit for adults and a great brick-built model to display. A battery is included with the light brick in this set, so you can enjoy the illumination right away. To motorize your model, add 1 x #88009 LEGO Powered Up Hub and 2 x #88008 LEGO Powered Up Medium Linear Motor (sold separately), or if you have the old LEGO Power Functions system, you can use that as well (but you can’t use those with the app). Comes with 3,231 pieces and 9 minifigures. Price: $249.99 – BUY HERE

Based on preliminary comments and early reviews, the #10273 LEGO Creator Haunted House doesn’t appear to be as universally liked as the #10228 LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House from 2012, or the previously released LEGO Creator Fairground sets. Although judging from the fact that the set sold out in less than an hour after it became available seems to indicate that still plenty of people are purchasing it. The set is going in and out of stock, so if you are interested, keep an eye on it at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Haunted House? Do you prefer the new set or the older Haunted House? Are you planning to get it? And would you add it to your Fairground, your LEGO Modular Buildings, or display it in some other way? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below!

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  • Henry June 5, 2020, 10:50 AM

    This set has been getting mixed reviews. The biggest issue is that, as jang demonstrates, the mechanism doesn’t work very well. If you take that out, you end up with a mediocre building. The easter eggs are cool though, but unless you’re old, you won’t find them interesting.

  • Random AFOL June 5, 2020, 11:07 AM

    I like it, but I’m thinking of leaving out the mechanism and improving the roof. I don’t consider this part of the fairground series. It’s so different. Speaking of which, didn’t we supposed to get another type of drop tower?

  • Peter June 5, 2020, 2:41 PM

    I’m surprised quality control let the mechanism pass inspection. As Jang said, the elevator (or whatever it’s called) needs to have some wiggle room because the bricks aren’t consistent. It shouldn’t have been that hard to make the tower a stud or two wider.

  • yoladiel June 5, 2020, 2:59 PM

    Jang didn’t talk about the app. What does the app do exactly?

    • Thita (admin) June 5, 2020, 3:06 PM

      The app can control the mechanism, and you can play some spooky sounds. That’s about it. As JANG demonstrated, you can also just use the old PF system without the need for the app. You can try out the app yourself even if you don’t have the set. Just make sure you download the latest version of the Powered Up app, and the Haunted House controls will appear. 😈

  • Ian June 5, 2020, 5:10 PM

    I’m also surprised they haven’t tested the mechanism more. I wonder how many returns they are going to get over this. After all, this is what makes the set so expensive. Maybe Jang made a mistake somewhere?

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