LEGO Unveils Fairground Mixer Carnival Set, Pictures

At the Brick Show Sydney LEGO unveiled the latest in the larger scale Creator series, the Fairground Mixer (10224). Really, it’s a carnival scene that includes an impressive 12 minifigures and 1,746 pieces. As you’ll see in the pictures and designer video the Fairgrounds comes in on two trucks which then convert into a dunk tank, strong man exhibit and the mixer complete with rotating seats and glow in the dark pieces.

Pricing
US $149.99 – CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK

Availability
June  1, 2014; May 18th for VIP Members

Picture Gallery of the Fairground Mixer

Official LEGO Description

Climb aboard the LEGO® Fairground Mixer and hold onto your hat!

Unfold the awesome Fairground Mixer, turn the crank and see it come to life! The fair has come to town and children and adults alike can’t wait to try the rides. Buy your ticket from the ticket booth and climb aboard the Mixer. Then try reaching the golden bell on the high striker or hit the target to plunge the dunk tank lady into the water. As evening falls, the swirling Mixer ride glows in the darkness, before being folded down onto its own trailer for transportation to the next town. This magical fairground is packed with wonderful details that will capture everyone’s imagination. Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver/ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fairground with the LEGO® Fairground Mixer, packed with exciting features and imaginative details.

  • Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver, ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times
  • Features working Fairground Mixer ride with crank operation, 2 transport trucks, high striker and dunk tank
  • Includes glow-in-the-dark elements
  • Mixer truck has opening doors, windshield wipers and removable roof to access interior with bed and TV
  • Accessory truck holds ticket booth, high-striker and dunk tank
  • Accessories include: ice cream, popsicle, lime green cherries, teddy bear, juggling pins and a large and small mallet for the high-striker
  • Easily upgrade the Mixer ride with LEGO® Power Functions motors (not included)
  • Enjoy the fun of the fair!
  • Includes over 1,700 pieces
  • Fairground Mixer ride unfolded measures over 11” (30cm) high, 17” (45cm) long and 12” (31cm) wide

LEGO SuperHeroes Dynamic Duo: Funhouse Escape Set Retired

The very popular and what we would consider a classic, LEGO Super Heroes Dynamic Duo: Funhouse Escape set has been retired. We noticed this morning that the Retired Product label was added to the page. We bring this to your attention because we believe that this is one of the best (if not THE best) LEGO Super Heroes set ever released. Now, the funhouse was exclusive to the LEGO Store and Toys ‘R Us. If you still want to buy it, you may want check your local stores ASAP before they sell out.

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With the retiring of this set, it also means that only 2 sets remain on the market from that initial LEGO Super Heroes wave, which includes The Batcave and Superman vs. Power Armor Lex. It won’t be long before both of those sets are gone too. We would guess The Batcave will stick around the longest as it makes sense that one always be on the market.

 

Six New LEGO Minecraft Set Names Surface

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BrickShop.nl has listed 6 new LEGO Minecraft sets. Interestingly, many are speculating that these are the highly anticipated minifigure scale sets that LEGO has said is coming later this year. The names and price points lead us to believe that these are those minifigure scale sets and not more microscale sets. Here are those names:

  • The Cave (21113) – € 19.95
  • The Fram (Farm?) (21114) – € 29.95
  • The First Night (21115) – € 39.95
  • Creative Box (21116) – € 54.95
  • The Ender Dragon (21117) – € 69.95
  • The Mine (21118) – € 99.95

No pictures are any further information is yet available.

Which Shredder Do You Like Better?

In this episode of Minifigure Madness we look at the LEGO 2013 Shredder vs. the 2014 Shredder. The 2013 Shredder minifigure was released in Shredder’s Dragon Bike, set 79101. The 2014 Shredder minifigure is from Shredder’s Lair Rescue, set 79122. These two figures are very similar, yet there are some unique differences too. Vote below on which one you like better:

Which Shredder Do You Like Better?

Diamond Steve, Animal Mob Minecraft Packs Now Available at TRU

Series 2 of the popular Minecraft action figure packs have begun to show up in Toys ‘R Us stores. Having reviewed both of these packs, I can say fans will be excited to add these to their collections. Series 1 gave us alot of the more basic characters and blocks from Minecraft, but Series 2 branches out even more giving us the many characters and animals we have been wishing for! The Animal Mobs pack retails for $24.99 and Steve in Diamond Armor for $11.99.

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Our Video Reviews

Which LEGO Hulk Do You Like The Best?

In this episode of Minifigure Madness we look at the LEGO 2012 Hulks vs. the 2014 Hulk. The 2012 Hulk minifigure was released in the Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout set, from The Avengers movie. The 2014 Hulk minifigure is from Hulk’s Lab Smash and depicts the character from the Avengers Assemble TV show. Then we also take a look at the 2012 exclusive minifig size Hulk which was a promotional figure given out at LEGO brand stores in May 2012. Vote below on which one you like better:

LEGO Hulk Minifigures

Brick Battle: LEGO Ninja Turtles (2013 vs. 2014)

This is going to be a pretty interactive post, as we are going to do 5 Brick Battles pitting the 2013 TMNT sets against the recently released 2014 TMNT sets. Upon the release of the 2014 sets we noticed how similar the 2014 wave of TMNT sets were to their 2013 counterparts. Below you will find pictures and polls for each of the battles. Cast your vote and then tell us in the comments why you voted the way that you did.

Kraang Lab Escape (79100) VS Karai Bike Escape (79118)

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Shredder’s Dragon Bike (79101) VS Mutation Chamber Unleashed (79119)

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Baxter Robot Rampage (79105) VS T-Rawket Sky Strike (79120)

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Turtle Lair Attack (79103) VS Shredder’s Lair Rescue (79122)

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Shellraiser Street Chase (79104) VS Turtle Sub Undersea Chase (79121)

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LEGO Super Star Destroyer is Retired

After visiting my local LEGO Store today to take advantage of the double VIP points, I discovered that the LEGO Super Star Destroyer is retiring. They did still have a few in stock (although 1 less than they had when I got there). Now, if you have your eye on this set, get to your store NOW! Retail price is $400 and once your local LEGO store is out, that will be it. We anticipate that this set will reach $1000 on eBay within a year. Amazon does still have many of these in stock at retail price, but those may not last long either now that we’ve let the cat out of the bag.

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Watch Us Build This Beast!

LEGO Minecraft Easter Picture Teases Us

The LEGO Minecraft Facebook page posted this teaser picture this morning for the coming minifigure scale line. It depicts Steve mining a chocolate egg to find a golden creeper! With the popularity of the LEGO Minecraft sets already released and the similarity between the digital worlds of Minecraft and the physical world of LEGO, it only makes sense to give us all more LEGO Minecraft!

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