LEGO has officially announced the next LEGO Creator Expert D2C set with the Carousel (10257). Unlike the previous Fairground sets that were designed by Jamie Berard, including the Fairground Mixer (10244) and the Ferris Wheel (10247), this set is designed by Mike Psiaki. It has 2,670 pieces and retails for US $199.99, CA $249.99, UK £159.99. The Carousel will be available on June 1. Check out the press release, the designer video, and more images below.
Ages 16+. 2,670 pieces.
US $199.99 – CA $249.99 – DE 179.99€ – UK £159.99 – DK 1499.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Discover the fairground’s star attraction with the Carousel!
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.
• The Carousel features a large textile canopy, ornate, reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, two-level deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with five buildable animal rides, including a white swan and four moving animals: an elephant, tiger, flamingo and a frog.
• Also features a sturdy, buildable base for easy transportation.
• Buy your ticket at the booth, take the stairs to the boarding platform and choose your favorite animal ride.
• Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates.
• Enjoy an ice cream, candy or a delicious hot dog as you watch the whirling carousel.
• Accessory elements include a camera, ice cream, candy and a hot dog in a bun.
• New decorated elements include printed tickets and printed storybook tiles.
• Includes lots of molded golden elements, reflective golden labels and medium-blue/dark-blue elements.
• Motorize the Carousel with the LEGO® Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included).
• Collect and build an entire fairground with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel.
• Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep.
Toys R Us has revealed the LEGO Star Wars Princess Leia build that will be happening on May 6 from 12-2pm local time, while supplies last. Honestly, the build looks bad but collectors will still want to get it and kids will have fun building it. There is a sign up form that lists the event but who knows if TRU will actually follow that or just let people in line build it. Thanks to CM4Sci for the heads up.
More details about store exclusive bundles for the home version of The LEGO Batman Movie have been revealed. I’ve been notified by a reader that Toys R Us will also have a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD bundle available which includes The Mini Batmobile (30521) polybag for $34.99. This polybag is the same one that was available a few months ago at TRU.
This bundle adds on to the list of other store exclusives that I’ve reported on earlier which includes a lunchbag from Walmart, the Batgirl (30612) minifigure polybag and postcards from Target, and a SteelBook from Best Buy.
Thanks to David for the info.
If you’re a collector of the LEGO Hallmark Ornaments and was disappointed that there wasn’t one last year, you’ll be glad to know that there will be one this year. In previous years besides last year, Hallmark has been releasing LEGO ornaments and it looks like they’ll be releasing one later this year for The LEGO Batman Movie. In the Hallmark Keepsake Dream Book, they have listed Batman (QX12215) to be available later this year for $15.95.
Thanks to Deb for the heads up.
The Medieval Watermill by fishingtwister is the latest project to achieve 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. The project can easily incorporate into a castle themed setting. It proposes three minifigures, a mom, dad, and son but the main feature here is that it can integrate Power Functions to rotate the watermill with everything hidden inside the building.
The project now joins The Blues Mobile, SEGA Classic Arcade Machines, Dungeon Master, Red Arrows Hawk, Venetian Houses, and Jeep Wrangler, NBC’s The Office, Tron Legacy Cycle, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Surf Rescue as the projects to reach the First 2017 Review Stage.
It looks like some of the official set names for The LEGO Ninjago Movie have been revealed over on Brickset’s database. We’ve already seen a couple of the sets on ReBrick where the Green Ninja Mech Dragon and the Fire Mech were shown off. The Manta Ray Bomber can be seen on the cover of the The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ultimate Sticker Collection and Jay’s Lightning Jet can be partially seen flying in the trailer.
Spinjitzu Training (70606)
Ninjago City Chase (70607)
Master Falls (70608)
Manta Ray Bomber (70609)
Water Strider (70611)
Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612)
Lightning Jet (70614)
Fire Mech (70615)
Temple of The Ultimate (70617)
Destiny’s Bounty (70618)