Official Announcement of 10257: Carousel

This is an announcement I’m extremely excited about – official news, pictures and details of 10257: Carousel!

10257: Carousel

It’s been eight years since the release of 10196: Grand Carousel, and LEGO has finally granted our wish and given us another one, 10257: Carousel. Buying this set now will set you back around $4000 on some sites. This is not a re-release – it’s a totally different set, but in my opinion, just as grand!

10257: Carousel

10257: Carousel

10257: Carousel is (according to the designer video) fairy-tale themed, and includes gorgeous detailing, bright colours, lots of mirrors, and a two-tier deck. Instead of horses, there are five brick-built animal rides, including an enormous elephant, terrific tiger, fabulous flamingo, friendly frog and sophisticated swan (four of which move). This set will look beautiful alongside the other two fairground rides, 10247: Ferris Wheel, and 10244: Fairground Mixer.

10257: Carousel Swan

Also included are seven minifigures – a ride operator (who looks just like Stan Lee), family of four and a grandmother and granddaughter. It looks strong, can be used with a Power Functions medium motor, and is big! It measures 32cm high, 38cm wide and 35 cm deep. It’s not as big as 10196, but nonetheless, it’s large. There’s a total of 2,670 pieces included.

I’m not sure how I feel about the stickers – there seems to be a fair few of them. There are, however some very nice colours – pearl gold, two different shades of blue, and a bright yellow canopy. I absolutely love the animals. They’re perfect for a fairground, and look amazing! I can already see these designs being repurposed for other MOCs.

10257: Carousel

10257: Carousel will be available for sale from LEGO Shop at Home and LEGO Stores from June 1, 2017. The price is set at US $199.99 and UK £159.99, so most likely around AUD $260, although this isn’t confirmed yet. More information will come when this is known.

EDIT: The Aussie LEGO Shop site has been updated overnight, with 10257: Carousel being listed at AUD $299.99. It’s a bit more than I expected, but still reasonable..

10257: Carousel

You can check out a couple more photos, the Designer Video and full press release from LEGO below. It’s all so exciting! When you watch the video, watch out for the frog’s legs moving, and a couple of not so friendly animals!

10257: Carousel

10257 Carousel

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:

US Contact Center                             1-800-453-4652

CA (English) Contact Center             1-800-453-4652

CA (French) Contact Center             1-877-518-5346

European Contact Center                   00-800-5346-1111

 

10257: Carousel

What do you think? Has this jumped to the top of your shopping list? It certainly has for me!

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