We caught a sneak peek at the LEGO Creator Expert Carousel (10257) a little earlier this week and now LEGO has officially announced it with a whole bunch of official images.
The new carousel consists of 2,670 pcs which is approximately 500pcs less than its predecessor, The Grand Carousel (10196).
It comes with seven minifigures and features five brick built animals like the Tiger, Flamingo, Elephant, Frog and Swan as the carousel rides.
Just like the Grand Carousel, the new incarnation is designed to rotate and the rides will move up and down when you turn the crank.
It is compatible with LEGO power functions (which is not included) although it it known to make a lot of noise.
It does sport a textile canopy as well as some new printed tiles like the 1 x 2 ticket tile and the 2 x 2 storybook tile.
The prices for the different regions are SGD$329.90 / US $199.99 / CA $249.99 / DE 179.99€ / UK £159.99 / DK 1499.00 DKK which should translate to a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD$349.90 when it comes to Singapore.
I made a quick comparison chart between the new Creator Carousel and the older Grand Carousel.
Here is the official press release:
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.
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
June 1, 2017 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone: