LEGO announced a new set today, 10273 Haunted House. This is part of the “LEGO Fairgrounds” line and is one of those freefall kind of rides complete with working lift. Based on the provided description, you can add Powered Up accessories to automate and… uh, power up the set. I guess you’ll have to use a mobile app to control it all. Not sure how I feel about that. It’s a departure from previous Fairground entries where you can just add some motors and let them run on their own. But now I have to, like, pay attention and press buttons?
LEGO’s next release in the Fairground line should be like 500 minifigures and stanchions to really simulate what it’s like going to a theme park.
This is going to be one hot product given how their last Haunted House, 10228 Haunted Mansion from the Monster Fighters line, did. It went out of production sooner than people were anticipating and the aftermarket prices blew up. So for those people who might have missed out on that one, this will be a welcome substitute.
The Haunted House is about 1,200 pieces bigger at a whopping 3,231 pieces but comes with a matching hefty price tag: $249.99 USD (£209.99/ €229,99). 10273 Haunted House will be available to order for VIP Early Access starting on May 20. Non VIP members can order starting June 1.
LEGO sent some pictures for 10273 Haunted House; those are below as well as the press release below that.
10273 Haunted House Pictures
10273 Haunted House Press Release
REPARE TO BE SPOOKED WITH THE BRAND-NEW LEGO® HAUNTED HOUSE SET
The LEGO Group has announced the LEGO Haunted House, a hair-raising new fairground build for adult thrill-seekers – available from 20th May from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores
[13th May 2020] Gear up for a spooky ride and bring to life the ultimate ghostly fairground experience, with the brand-new LEGO® Haunted House set. This latest addition to the LEGO Fairground collection is jam-packed with exciting features to surprise and entertain even the bravest of thrill-seekers.
Modelled on Manor Von Barron, the spooky home of one of the world’s greatest villains – Samuel Von Barron, the new LEGO® Haunted House model is full to the brim with spine-tingling details. Its clever design features a fully functional free-fall ride with automatic doors at the top of the tower, giving brave riders a glimpse of the thrilling plummet to come, as well as intricate ghoulish details such as haunted doors and a cursed painting to warn off any trespassers.
To enhance the spooky experience even further and unlock special features, such as a moving elevator, fans can also add LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) and control and amplify the set as they build via LEGO’s Powered Up app.
The 3,231-piece LEGO® Haunted House model not only makes an impressive and creepy display piece, standing at over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, but also gives fans the chance to get hands-on and immerse themselves in the ghostly world. LEGO builders can open the model’s exterior and enter the ultimate haunted house to discover the features hidden inside – revealing Von Barron’s extensive collection of stolen artefacts which nod to LEGO brick sets of the past, including the Organ of Catarino and the Orb of OGEL.
This brand-new set has been designed specifically with adults in mind – providing an immersive, creative experience for them to re-focus, re-charge and get creative, whether they’re enjoying alone or as a challenging build with friends or younger builders.
The new LEGO® Haunted House™ construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation. It’s also the first set from the LEGO Fairground Collection to feature the new stylish packaging designed to make it easier than ever for adult fans to find their new build challenge based on their individual passions.
Addressing the new packaging, Senior Marketing Manager Anders Hellegaard Iversen said: “So many of our older builders love the Creator Expert products, as they allow them to show off their passion for the bricks. Whether it’s their favorite film moments, sport icons, travel destinations, buildings, fairgrounds or vehicles, LEGO sets help to bring these to life in brick form. That’s also why we have decided to stop using the Creator Expert branding and, instead, use the new adult-focused packaging design to make it clearer which hobbies or brand products they can relate to. We hope this will make it easier for fans to track down models they would be proud to display once completed. Of course, our product range will continue to include the same advanced-build, collectible products that guarantee hours of building enjoyment for fans.”
The brand-new LEGO Haunted House is available to VIP members from 20th May and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st June, direct from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.