We now have our very first look at the latest LEGO Creator Expert set that follows a similar theme park vibe such as the Fairground Mixer (10244), Ferris Wheel (10247), and Carousel (10257). Thanks to a recent eBay post, we now have our very first look at this year’s insanely awesome LEGO Creator Expert set, the Roller Coaster (10261) coming in at a whopping 4,124 pieces. The said eBay listing has ended already which saw the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) selling for $500. This set has been rumored and talked about across various LEGO forums recently and it’s cool to be seeing it here for the first time.
Though we only have a box art image as snapped and shared by eBay user kitepunks, it is enough to give us an idea how complex this set will be. The set makes use of LEGO’s newest train track elements rendered in vibrant red colors, making it the very first, large-scale, fully functional LEGO roller coaster set overshadowing the likes of the LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Manor (70922), Amusement Park Roller Coaster (41130), and the soon-to-be released Pirate Roller Coaster (31084). The LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster is expected to be released in June, with early LEGO VIP access in mid-May similar to previous Creator Expert sets. The price point is said to be around the $380 mark, so this is another reason for our wallets to cry foul this year. I might as well look for a third job if I want to bag this one.
Anyways, this reveal gives more credence to the rumor that this might be the second exclusive direct-to-consumer LEGO set that will be released starting May 15 (as mentioned in the LEGO Store May Calendar), alongside the sophisticated and stylish LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron (42083).
The LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) comes with a bunch of new pieces, in different color schemes and shapes. Noticeable are the new parasol element which you can find in the cotton candy cart and the new beehive element coming in a new pink variant.
I’m not really sure on what to make out with the Coaster’s supporting beams because at first glance, it feels like a bit flimsy considering that it used lots of 2×2 round bricks instead of larger ones. Truth be told, I’m a little bit skeptical about this set’s stability so I guess I’ll be waiting for official images to come out, much more if LEGO will opt for a designer video. But in any case, it is one very cool set to have specially if you can have this motorized and equipped with Power Functions as well.
For those into LEGO theme park sets, this is definitely a must have to bring to life any of your LEGO City MOCs and builds. We’ll keep you posted anytime soon, considering that official images of the LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster (10261) may come out anytime soon.
Thanks to Minifigure Price Guide for the heads up.