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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.

anonymous asked:

harry isnt anna like 15. how do u feel about her constant sexualization it makes me super uncomfortable

Depends on the context, really. The game doesn’t fuck around when it comes to heavy themes, and things like the cognitive Ann in the first palace are clearly intended to drive home Kamoshida’s depravity rather than titillate the player. On a lighter note, the occasional jokes about things like Ryuji teasing her about the dominatrix vibe her whip gives off just struck me as typical teenage banter. But then you’ve got things like the titty-window (and her reaction to it) and that animated cutscene in the desert that just felt gratuitous, and those aspects feel unnecessary and kinda scuzzy. And if anything, the game’s effective handling of sexualization in the beginning of Ann’s arc feels a little cheapened by the fanservice moments later in the game - like, showing Kamoshida’s fixation with underage girls as the fucked-up thing it is only to do a Token Beach Scene with the same underage girl feels a bit hypocritical.

Fortunately, though, those are just a handful of scenes in an 80+ hour game, which is pretty impressive for a modern JRPG. It ain’t perfect, but I’ve gotta give Atlus credit for (for the most part) pulling off a work with heavy themes that would be easy to bungle.

One annoying thing about being from New Orleans is that everyone assumes that when you say your favorite Disney princess movie is princess and the frog ppl assume that it’s just cuz it’s set in New Orleans. I mean, yeah it’s kinda lit that it’s set in my hometown but bitch, have you SEEN princess and the frog??? The music score??? The characters??? The animation??? It’s fuckin incredible and criminally underrated. Why do ppl not talk about that movie anymore it was a MASTERPIECE.