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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)


  • David4

    I was on several sites yesterday debating the price. I said ‘Probably $200 because LEGO likes to screw it’s fanbase, but $150 would make more sense’. Others said $100-$130.

    I’m not glad that I was right. That is beautiful and in no way worth $200.

    • flyernut

      I’d say the Lepin version will be $100 or so ; )

      • David4

        Probably even $60-$75 at some point! 🙂

  • Sam Catoe

    Considering the piece count, it has about 200 more than the Ferris Wheel which was also $200, I think this is a fair price. The Mixer had 1700+ and was $150 if I remember correctly, so with 2600+ is less per brick than the Mixer or the Wheel.

    • David4

      Just because the ferris wheel is also overpriced doesn’t mean this one isn’t also. The Modulars have only 200-400 less pieces and cost $40+ less.

      This is why LEGO overcharges, because they know their fans are insanely loyal and will buy it anyways.

      • Enigma1256

        That might be the case but that’s also because they know sets like these are an investment. Give it the age of the original, which at the time was 250 euro at the time and we’ll see who’s laughing then.
        And you want to talk overpriced, Star Wars LEGO is your place to go.
        Also, I’d like to know why you think a set is overpriced, without taking into account things like inflation, wages, ground costs.

        • David4

          You want to take into account wages and ground cost? How about the wages of everyone in the USA not really going up that much in 20 years? Yet the cost of just the basics to live go through the roof.

          The last one came out 8 years ago, had 15,00 more pieces INCLUDING power functions and a musical brick if I remember correctly.

          I’d like to know why LEGO fans seem to be even more insanely loyal than Nintendo fans? What does that get you? Worse quality bricks, more stickers, no more coupons or free pick-a-brick boxes and less sales through LEGO. Yeah that’s a great reward.

          • Enigma1256

            As an Europian, and Lego’s company being that, wages here went up by nearly 25%. And yes ground costs have gone up signifingly in those 10 years.
            America isn’t the center of the world

      • myscrnnm

        There are more factors to pricing than just the piece count. The modulars have a very good price per piece ratio because they use a lot of small, simple elements for creating high levels of detail (e.g. 1×1 plates and tiles). The ferris wheel uses many large and uncommon elements.

        I think the price for the new carousel is very reasonable both relative to the Grand Carousel (newer building techniques used, density of detail) and in absolute terms for price per piece. Personally, it’s also my favorite of the three most recent amusement park Creator Expert sets.

        • David4

          Are you trying to justify the price of this set by saying it doesn’t have small pieces like the modulars? Because really that makes zero sense.

          • myscrnnm

            I don’t think you understand logic. I didn’t say this set doesn’t have small pieces, I said the modulars have a high proportion of small elements. This set has many large elements, which require more raw material to produce, which raise costs to LEGO. This is why this set is more expensive despite the comparable piece count.

          • The Anonymous Hutt

            I agree with mryscrnnm completely. There is a difference between big and small. The price seems fair, unlike David here.

  • Sid Dinsay

    Wonderful design. Lots of elements in new colors, lots of pearl gold, lots of stickers (sigh!), I think it could’ve used a few more fairground elements (how many more ticket booths do we need? How about a shooting gallery, or a midway instead? Other than that, no complaints, not even about the price point considering the price-per-piece breakdown. (Although Lego needs to stop releasing more than 3 $199+ sets a year — how about more $20 and $25 sets?

    • myscrnnm

      There are a ton of sets in the $20-$25 range, far more than there are $199+ sets. I’m not complaining, because LEGO is just giving its customers a larger selection of products to choose from. I for one welcome more higher priced sets, because it means grander scale and higher levels of detail.

  • Jordan Jefferson Adams

    WHERE THE HELL IS MY SOUND BRICK YOU MOTHERFUCKERS?!

    You just lost a customer.

  • Reaven Veaceslav

    Even if the piece count is there, I’m in no way convinced that the value is here. It feels wasteful to shove so many pieces into what this is. I’d be more interested in a more economical, and more simple version, since Lego already made a carousel of a similar scale. Especially when you factor in that motorization isn’t even included in this.

    I guess I understand this to fit into scale with the other fair sets, but I’m not excited.

  • Bongo Beans

    When did Stan Lee get a Carousel?

  • TypoCorrecto

    Beautiful.

  • Crzypengu

    Anyone else noticed in the designer video one of the workers had a Jedi Robe on


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