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)**
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 The promotion has been replaced by the LEGO City Police Helicopter (30351) and this promo will run until the end of the month.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.
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?
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
Modular Poolside Holiday (31067)
356 pieces – $29.99
Modular Modern Home (31068)
386 pieces – $29.99
Modular Family Villa (31069)
728 pieces – $69.99
Turbo Track Racer (31070)
664 pieces – $59.99
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you saw my post for the April 2017 LEGO Store Calendar, you probably saw that the US is finally getting the LEGO Creator Mini Volkswagen Beetle (40252) as part of a promotion. It is a 141 piece set that is basically a smaller version of the Volkswagen Beetle (10252) which was released last year.
We will be getting it from April 1-15, while supplies last, with purchases of $50 or more at LEGO Stores and on [email protected]
The 2017 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and we’re teaming up with our friends at The Brick Show to bring you coverage of the event. There are a lot of summer 2017 LEGO sets being displayed on the show floor from a variety of LEGO themes.
I’ll keep updating as more images come in.
Brickset has a lot of clear box art images that The Brick Show has sent over.