LEGO reveals their newest Creator set in their unofficial fairgrounds line, 10257 Carousel. Boasting an impressive piece count of 2,670, 10257 Carousel will cost you $199 USD and will be available starting on June 1. I missed out in the very first carousel set, 10196 Grand Carousel, so I am glad they are releasing another one. And while this one is smaller with less pieces than its predecessor, it won’t cost me an arm, a leg, and a kidney to get it, just an arm.
More pictures, the designer video, and the official press release below the fold.
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.