10261 Creator Expert Roller Coaster Official Announcement

This is the one that so many of us have been waiting for! Since the release of LEGO Friends’ 41130 Amusement Park Roller Coaster, even since the first Amusement Park set from Creator Expert, the coveted 10196 Carousel, there has been that question – “do you think they’ll do a big roller coaster?”. Well, our questions have been answered in 10261 Creator Expert Roller Coaster. It’s a brilliant set!

10261 Roller Coaster

By big, I mean really big. This monster weighs in at 4124 pieces, and a whopping price of $379.99 US – DE 329.99€ – UK £299.99. No official word on Australian prices yet, but I’m estimating close to the AU $499.99 mark.

Confirmed – it’s AU $499.99! Big money, but totally worth it.

Strap in folks, it’ll be big. It’s available from May 16th, 2018 for VIP Early Access and release for everyone else on June 1.

The price isn’t the only thing that’s big with this one. It’s also a huge set, as seen in the product video below. It measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep. That’s a really big set. To put it into perspective, it’s over an inch wider than 75192 Millenium Falcon, and 4 inches taller than 10256 Taj Mahal.

10261 Roller Coaster

There’s 11 minifigures, and a ton of features in this set. Two coaster trains that move, options to add in Power Functions and LEGO BOOST motors, a 44-piece track in vivid red, new plant and cotton candy elements, cameras to capture the faces of the riders, a gorgeous brick-built sign, and so much more. I’m particularly excited about the options for LEGO BOOST, as I’ve been building them at work, and they’re exceptional. It adds a whole new element to LEGO sets!

I know you want to see more, so I’ll leave you with a couple of videos – a product video, and a cute stop motion video created by LEGO. The first person point of view of the ride is great! There’s also the full press release! There’s only two images with this one, but there’s plenty of detail in the videos. I’ve already watched them over and over!

I’d also love to know what you think! Let me know in a comment below. Will your amusement park be getting a new ride?

10261 LEGO Creator Expert: Roller Coaster

Ages 16+.  4,124 pieces.

$379.99 US – $479.99 CN – DE 329.99€ – FR 349.99€ – UK £299.99 – DK  2699DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

 Take a ride with the ultimate Roller Coaster!

 Enjoy the thrills and excitement of the fairground with this chain-lift Roller Coaster featuring a wealth of brick-built details and 11 minifigures.  Upgradable with LEGO® Power Functions and LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects!

Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns.

Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.

  • Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options
  • Upgrade with LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience
  • Roller Coaster model measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep
  • LEGO® Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
  • Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
  • Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
  • Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
  • No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
  • Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
  • Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
  • Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
  • Move the rails to launch a second train.
  • Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
  • Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
  • Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
  • Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
  • Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
  • Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
  • Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel and 10247 LEGO® Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
  • Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.