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LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257)

Oh Boy, what a beauty it is. This set really captures everything LEGO is about: creative building, lovely details, sophisticated construction and most definitely a ton of fun.

I am also really impressed how well LEGO manages to keep everything secret this year. Except for an image of a store calendar earlier this week, the official press release today was the first impression of this set and that’s how things should be, because this way the wait is only one month (even less with VIP early access) until you can hold this set in your hands.

Press Release:

10257 Carousel, 2,670 pieces.
US $199.99 - CA $249.99 - DE 179.99€ - UK £159.99 - DK 1499.00 DKK
Available 1st June. (Early access for VIPs in mid-May is likely but unconfirmed.)

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.
You melt against my tongue
Like candyfloss,
Your taste sugary sweet.
I see it reflected in you;
The roller-coaster
Of your curves and edges,
The haunted house
Of your mind.
You are my fairground,
You are the kiss at the top of the Ferris Wheel.
You are the shared jacket in chilly November.
You are the giant teddy bear we couldn’t leave without.
You are nights I won’t forget
And the one I’ll always treasure.