Earlier, we featured an article that points out to the possibility of seeing another D2C, Fairground set anytime soon. The hint was shared by Brick Geeks through an image they glimpsed on LEGO’s June Store Calendar. Now the rumors turn out to be confirmed, save for the correction to the set’s complete name and set number – we now have our first look at the official images of the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257)! It was previously thought that the set refers to 10256, but based on the following images, it carries with it the set number 10257. It also features a prominently yellow and ‘bubblegum’ blue color scheme. The builds for the rides are pretty sweet themselves, which features five brick-built animals: a swan, elephant, flamingo (I personally like this one), tiger, and a frog. It may also be motorized by adding optional power functions, or simply turn the crank to have the entire carousel rotate. The rides move up and down as well as in sync with the carousel’s rotation. The LEGO Expert Carousel (10257) will be available exclusively at all LEGO brand stores and at shop.LEGO.com beginning June 1.
Check out the following images right after LEGO’s official press release, which you can find below.
LEGO Creator Expert 10257
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.
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
June 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.