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LEGO Creator Carousel (10257) Now Available for VIP Early Access

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

The US finally has the LEGO Creator Carousel (10257) for VIP Early Access over on [email protected] which is set is the latest set in the Fairground subtheme. It retails for $199.99 and has 2670 pieces. You have to be signed in to your LEGO ID to see the “add to bag” function.

There are no current LEGO promotions going on but if you decide to wait for the general public release on June 1, you can get either the 5004932 Minifigure Travel Pack (June 1-14) or the Canvas Tote Bag (June 15-30), depending on when you make your purchase.

As always, please use our links when making your purchase so you can help support the site. It is highly appreciated.

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LEGO Creator Carousel (10257) Officially Announced

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

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.

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

10257 Carousel
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.

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

LEGO Creator Carousel (10257)

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LEGO Creator Fairground Carousel (10256) Rumored for June Release

In the last few years except for 2016, LEGO has released some LEGO Creator D2C Fairground sets. There’s a rumor of a Fairground Carousel (10256) that has been floating the LEGO community for a few months now and it looks like it will be coming on June 1 according to Tragic Banjo over on Eurobricks. LEGO might have been dropping hints since March when the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) was revealed. If you checked out the designer video, you can see Jamie Berard doing circling motions which could suggest a carousel spinning.

If this is true, it will join the Fairground Mixer (10244) and the Ferris Wheel (10247) as the sets in this LEGO Creator Fairground subtheme and will be the second large scale carousel that will be released with the first one being the Grand Carousel (10196) from 2009. Jamie Berard was the designer for both of the recent fairground sets. There’s no word on pricing or piece count at this time. I’m going to assume that the official reveal will be sometime in May with early VIP access as well.

Thanks to CM4Sci for the heads up.

**Image above is the Grand Carousel (10196)**

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LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) Sold Out on [email protected]

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

It seems like the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) was a really popular promotion because it has now sold out on [email protected] less than a week after it started. The promotion has been replaced by the LEGO City Police Helicopter (30351) and this promo will run until the end of the month. You can get it for free with purchases of $35 or more and it is the same promo that was ran for the first half of March.

As for the Mini Volkswagen Beetle, there may still be some left at LEGO Brand Stores. You may want to give them a call to see if they have any left before you head out.

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LEGO Creator Modular Buildings 10th Anniversary Video

LEGO Creator Brick Bank (10251)

Yesterday, LEGO did a teaser on their social media networks on the 10th anniversary of the LEGO Creator Modular Buildings. Today on their YouTube channel, they just released a full video showing off the history of the highly popular theme. Check out the video below as Jamie Berard talks about some of the modulars. Which modular(s) is your favorite?

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LEGO Creator Summer 2017 Official Images

LEGO Creator Turbo Track Racer (31070)

Continuing on with the LEGO summer 2017 official images, we now have the ones for LEGO Creator courtesy of Sinqel.


Space Shuttle Explorer (31066)

285 pieces – $29.99

LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer (31066)

LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer (31066)


Modular Poolside Holiday (31067)

356 pieces – $29.99

LEGO Creator Modular Poolside Holiday (31067)

LEGO Creator Modular Poolside Holiday (31067)


Modular Modern Home (31068)

386 pieces – $29.99

LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home (31068)

LEGO Creator Modular Modern Home (31068)


Modular Family Villa (31069)

728 pieces – $69.99

LEGO Creator Modular Family Villa (31069)

LEGO Creator Modular Family Villa (31069)


Turbo Track Racer (31070)

664 pieces – $59.99

LEGO Creator Turbo Track Racer (31070)

LEGO Creator Turbo Track Racer (31070)


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LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) Review

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

Coming on April 1, LEGO will be having a promotion for the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) which is a smaller version of the Volkswagen Beetle (10252) released last year. This set will be available with purchases of $50 or more, while supplies last, from April 1-15. Designed by long-time LEGO designer, Mel Caddick, the 141 piece set looks to be another great set by her. The contents of the box include two unnumbered bags, the instructions, and a small sticker sheet.

The front of the box has the same background as the larger Beetle to give it a consistant look considering they’re both the same vehicle. The back just shows another angle of the set.

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

Build

The build of the Volkswagen Beetle is very simple as it pretty much is just stacking bricks, as these smaller sets are usually like. There isn’t any difficult building techniques used so the build time should be relatively short.

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

As I mentioned before, there are stickers with the set and as an official licensed product of Volkswagen, there is a sticker of the Volkwagen logo right in the front. For the license plate stickers, its spells out M31 OD4 which spells out Melody. If you’re not familar with license plate stickers, the designers usually throw in Easter eggs that relates to them and in this case, the designer’s first name.

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

The rest of the stickers are for the side rear windows, the tail lights, and for the surfboard which again has the same color scheme as the larger version. And of course, you also have the red cooler on top of the rack as well.

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

Results

Overall, the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) is a really nice little promotional set. The propotions on it are on point and looks great next to its older brother. All the parts aren’t exclusive however a majority of the dark azure blue parts are still pretty rare.

Again, you can get this set starting this Saturday, April 1 with purchases of $50 or more, while supplies last, and will go on until April 15.

LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252)

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Thank you to LEGO for sending in this set for me to review. The content above represents my own opinion and not the company. Review sets sent in does not guarantee a positive review.

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