10244 Fairground Mixer unveiled!

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Fairground Mixer

Fairground Mixer

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LEGO has just unveiled the exclusive set 10244: Fairground Mixer, at the Sydney Brick Show in Australia.

The next model in the Creator Expert series, it will be available directly from LEGO from the beginning of June 2014.

Here's the press release:

10244 Fairground Mixer

1,746 Pieces, US $149.99 - CA $179.99 – AU $199.99 - DE 129.99€ - UK £119.99 - DK 1,199.00 DKK

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

What do you think of it? It's certainly nice to have something new and different isn't it?

32 more images are available on the 10244 set details page.

 

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80 comments on this article

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By in Singapore,

Super!! 3 sets for me!!

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By in Australia,

Awesome!!

Edit: FYI unveiled at Syndey Brick Show

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By in United States,

Wow, that's actually really cool. I love the way it folds up onto the truck.

The colors are definitely something else. They're accurate for a carnival, but I still wonder if they tried anything a bit more muted before settling on the red-yellow-blue combination.

Big fan of the ticket booth and the dunk tank too. They definitely add to the charm of the set.

Oh yeah, and I love the interior of the semi truck too. Really cool to see a bed in the interior of the cab.

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By in Netherlands,

It certainly a'nit no Grand Carousel, that's for sure!

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By in Germany,

Okay, so I've watched the video and now I'm all like, "must have two on day one". Plus it's a Jamie set, so I can't not have it.

But before that, I was more like, "um, this does nothing for me at all". It's sort of poorly photographed, or perhaps escapes being photographed convincingly. The main picture in particular is one messy pile of bricks. Looks like a 20€ Creator Bucket, especially as a thumbnail.

So yeah, at least in that regard, this certainly ain't no Grand Carousel. That one just shone every which way you looked at it.

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By in United Kingdom,

That is looking pretty good, I'll have to get one at some point :-)

But where's the Power Functions? Ah, but if it was motorised those prices would be far higher I guess. Nice to have something new though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Love it ! Although I'd agree with Schwallex that it doesn't come across particularly well in the photos; it's only when you watch Jamie's Designer Video that you fully realise how cool the set really is.

Definite purchase.

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By in Germany,

Disappointed to be honest, well, 130€ saved! Not going to buy it. Looks kind of messy, too many small builds and the ride looks like a city set, not a exclusive one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like a neat set, though the price is kind of off putting.

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By in Germany,

Really nice set! I love the trucks!

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By in United States,

The video is what really showcased the set. A must have. Hopefully down the road they will make some add-ons to this set(ie more rides, a house of mirrors, etc) to turn it into a complete traveling carnival.

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By in United States,

Yeah, watching Jamie pull all that stuff off the two trucks was pretty jaw-dropping. I can imagine that this will also be awesome for people who are pressed for space... i.e. me

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh - love this! Will be getting it for sure. Love the new "sick man" face!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Must say i am quite disappointed by this to be honest. I like the little extras of the set like the booths and trucks but the main feature of the model, the mixer ride seems a bit lackluster and bland. If they had put something like the 10196 Carousel in the middle instead i think they would be onto a winner.

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By in Philippines,

The sick man figure is the new minifig star of this set IMHO!!!! Hehehehehehe :)

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By in United States,

I think it's fantastic myself. It may look bland, but in my opinion all of the creator buildings look bland to some extent - after all it's a building, not a architectural wonder. This one is unique and would stand out in a LEGO city mockup. It isn't meant to be in the creator building theme. The only other set in the theme is the Horizon Express and I feel this set fits in just as well with that set. It's city, it's playable, but still looks great.

With a little modding, you can really make the set come alive with some lights and the motor block. Add in the carousel and whatever other carnival rides you can come up with and this could really help make a centerpiece for a city mockup.

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By in United States,

I wonder if the guy on stilts will have a lord business like leg piece.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm certainly impressed by this.

The main ride actually looks pretty realistic I think - modern funfair rides aren't anywhere near as intricately detailed as the carousels of old (like Grand Carousel), so I really don't think this ride needed so many ornaments and embellishments. I really like all the little add ons, particularly the dunk tank. Plus the minifigures for once are actually pretty good too - a nice variety of rarer hairpieces, faces and torsos.

Although the price is very fair, is very much out of my range so I won't buy it, but it's a great set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I might pick it up, but the set has not captured my imagination as it appears it has others.

I am not keen on the Mixer itself, which looks a bit weedy in my opinion, and I would have preferred to see more of the parts used on rides rather than a pair of trucks for transporting the fair. Nevertheless, I think the dunk tank looks fantastic and I agree with others who have commented on the excellent colour scheme.

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By in New Zealand,

Wow, simply awesome. I love the figures, the colours and the amazing playability of this set.

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By in United States,

I am so buying this! :D

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By in Germany,

I have very mixed feelings about this. Initially I was very disappointed from the main image. They video showed off its perks nicely, but I still think it looks a bit rough. Maybe there was a piece/price constraint, cause I'm sure Jamie as a designer could have pulled it off.
However I like the fact that the Creator Expert theme seems to get broader by not only focussing on buildings and trains (Don't get me wrong, I love those!).

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By in Puerto Rico,

Love it, the video really is a must see.

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By in Netherlands,

My wallet loves it, becuase I don't want to buy it.

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By in Australia,

nice set and video, looking forward to getting this built, looks super creative...box looks very meh and doesnt do justice to set, but that video won me over and will fit nicely on our lego world

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm very impressed with the engineering of this set. It's like a LEGO pop-up book!

Lots of fun :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

My budget is just about to take yet another Lego related hit! I have to have this, it glows in the dark! I agree with some of you about the pictures on the box, they look to busy and untidy. If I hadn't seen the pictures and video on here, I would not buy it just from looking at the box.

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By in United States,

and a new MOC category comes to life = Transportable Exhibits! Growing up, my dad drove semi-trucks, and I'd get to ride with. He only hauled produce, but I'd see these fair-trailers quite often while crossing the open plains of the U.S.A. Now I'm kicking myself for not having tried this out myself... quick, to the overflow piece bucket!

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By in Canada,

Who the heck eats an icecream cone or a radioactive popsicle while riding a Mixer? I can honestly say, that the garbage can included by the toll booth will be seeing a lot of action that day.

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By in Australia,

I would love to see this as the start of a FunFair theme released at this point every year to counterbalance the Winter Village theme at the end of the year. It's a simple little set, but the way it has been designed to be fully transportable in the two trucks was an instant sell for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's hard to figure out the big thing in the middle is.

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By in United States,

Huh. This is probably the most negative reaction I have had to a set. This is just awful.

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By in Canada,

I like this set, it's supposed to be a travelling fair ride, not an ornately themed permanent fixture of a ride. I think it looks a little junky on purpose and I'm fine with that.

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By in United States,

The figures are disappointing. The constant rehash of the same torsos and heads is getting boring for me. Just by buying a few winter village/modular sets you have all of this other than the new sick face.

The set itself looks okay, but I'll wait for a long time to pick up the other exclusives first.

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By in Singapore,

it's a nice set, but i have to agree with some of you that it looks more like a city set than a creator set.

And the price for this set is way too high: it's the same price as a modular building.

There are no rare colours on this one. Just classic blue, red, yellow and white.

i wonder how this set looks like sitting next to my Grand Carousel from 2009.

and yes, this is not a must-have. i'll probably pick this up when there's a sale.

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't know what to expect when I heard about this set, upon seeing the video it looks pretty fun, alot of playability for those who want it. Personally I regretted not buying the grand carousel from a few years back, this for me won't make up for missing that one. Not too many pieces for me to get excited about for what I build, but I'm delighted Lego have given us a random set such as this. The price doesn't seem too bad IMO. Maybe ill come round when seeing it displayed in a Lego store.

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By in New Zealand,

AWESOME!!!! I am totally getting this set!!!!

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By in Norway,

Awesome, really, really cool. I love the idea and the design for this set. Looks like great value for the money as well. A must have!

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By in United Kingdom,

Really happy to see 8 stud trucks back ! Going to have to get this , dress the minifigs for cold weather and it will look good with my winter market at Christmas :)

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By in United States,

The box photo really doesn't do this set justice, I recommend watching the video of LEGO Model Designer Jamie Berard explaining all the features www.youtube.com/embed/xOGKb0sLTPA
That being said, my hopes:
1. This will be the first of many annual Fairground sets to be produced;
2. Fairground isn't meant to replace the Winter Village theme (I know 10245: Santa's Workshop is coming this fall);
3. LEGO will take another stab at a redesigned, not-so-fragile version of the 10196 Grand Carousel;
4. This set inspires AFOLs to create their own new Fairground rides. If I never see another train layout at a fan convention populated by nothing but "right-out-of-the-box" Modular Buildings it will be too soon.
p.s.: Is Queasy Guy not the Greatest minifigure head ever? I hereby dub thee "Sir Ralph, Lord of the Technicolor Yawn"

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By in United Kingdom,

Got to keep my minifig collection complete, so it'll be interesting to see how much the guy with the puke face goes for on BrickLink!

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By in United Kingdom,

hmmm, looks a complete mess - not for me this one

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice model, but the minifigures are very disappointing. For a £120 product, I would expect more than just a 'sick face' when it comes to exclusive parts for sure.

There seems to be a lack of hard-to-find/rare colours too. And stickers? Hmm... :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks awesome. I love that it's so simple to convert from the truck load to the ride and back again. Also that the twirling mechanism works much like the real thing - most people don't notice that it's often a running tyres on an axle that spins the gondolas. And I love that the sideshows actually work too. It looks a lot better when you see the video than just the static picture.

But I'm still not convinced there are any interesting parts in it, and the price is a bit steep, too.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think this set is going to divide opinion. I for one like the concept of a fun fair from LEGO but I'm undecided on what to think of this set. I'm going to wait for the release and the reviews before I make a choice on this one.

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By in United States,

This is an absolute buy for me. My kids and I love anything amusement park / carnival themed and wish they would come out with more (we were hoping that the twist and whirl ride on cuusso had a chance, but alas, it never got much support).

I wonder if this is the VIP exclusive early release that is on the May calendar on the 15th.

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By in Australia,

This is an awesome set - plus I just thought that its the perfect set to add the collectible mini-fig clowns to! I have all the clowns, and love them, but didn't have a great set to put them with. Bonus!

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By in Australia,

First reaction from the entire audience was muted but after having some hands on time everyone got very excited. The set has many nice build features and useful parts and seeing it in action just sells it :)

Oh and this is certainly NOT a little set. The trucks are impressive in their girth alone and the whole set up covers quite some surface. Watch the video, the photos just don't capture it.

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By in Australia,

Normally the criminals only appear in the City theme and are outnumbered by police minifigures, but this set has zero police and plenty of carnival operators, who are notorious for being hustlers & gangsters... or is it different in Europe?

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By in United States,

I like how it all fits together in "trailer mode" if you will. Would look great with Winter Village Market provided it had the holiday decorations...

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By in United States,

A Carnival or Fairground sub theme would make a nice Summer counterpart to the Winter Village, would it not?

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By in Australia,

Did anyone else notice lately, that in a lot of LEGO sets, LEGO is distributing an even number of female and male minifigures? If you notice, there are an even number of females and males, which is a wonderful feature considering females were often the left out number in LEGO sets.

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By in United States,

Mixed feelings. I've longed for this ride to join the Grand Carousel, but it seems more akin to the Winter Village Market than the Grand Carousel. On the other hand, that it all fits on two trucks is impressive. I will get it and sort out my feelings later!

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By in United States,

So, is this supposed to replace the modulars? Have modular building just run their course?

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By in United States,

^ The Creator Expert line includes the modulars but is not limited to the modulars. This set is this year what Horizon Express was last year.

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By in United States,

It's a clever set with lots of details and play ability but for that amount of money I'd rather have a building rather than separate pieces all over the place.

I'd like to see another modular.

BTW is there going to be another modular this year? Or Parisian Restaurant is it?

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By in United States,

This is a fantastic set. I have to applaud LEGO every time they step out of their comfort zone and deliver something as unique as this. If we don't support bold, quality efforts like this, we would be stuck in an endless chain of police and fire sets.

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By in United States,

I think the price per piece ratio for this set is pretty good.

The road tractor itself is pretty good, I'd like to see it used in other sets.

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By in United States,

the pictures turned me off of the set but as soon as i watched the video i knew i have to have one. now trying to find the money.... donations can be made to my paypal account at any time....LOL

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By in Russian Federation,

Maybe I'm simply not a fan of such structures... But... This is the winner of the title "Worst D2C ever" for me. Mixed colours, no style, no complicated SNOT designs... Seriously, why is this 16+? Just because it has many pieces? Exclusive set should look like something special and beautiful to exhibit it; yes, this is funfair, but there are endless examples of beautifully designed funfair attractions in real life.

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By in Netherlands,

This is so cool! It was litterally only yesterday when I went to a carnaval and thought: why doesn't lego produce carnaval rides, or perhaps an entire theme? And here we are, a Fairground Mixer! Good Job on this one, lego!

However, only one thing bothers me. On mixer type of rides, there is supossed to be a bottom plate, right? Here, it looks quite dangerous with the seats hanging over that drop. Would there have been a way to make such a floor, and make it transportable?
And besides, doesn't that huge gear look rather dangerous too?

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm buying it for sure if its out by the time I go to Disneyland Paris on vacation in June.

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By in Netherlands,

@Binnekamp: normally there would be a kind of "podium"/stage around and under the cars, also to allow people to get on the ride collectively, instead of car by car like they have to at this ride... A nice thing to MOD, including an extra truck to transport it! Had it been included in the set, the price would no doubt have been much higher.

I like this set. It's "complete" in the sense that it comes with the trucks that it comes with in real life too. It is well thought out, especially the way everything can be collapsed an transported. You have to watch the video to fully understand what this set is about, the pictures just don't do it any justice at all.

However: I do understand that for some people it doesn't work. No problem, there will be other sets more to their liking. Of the current Lego catalogue, I think > 50% doesn't do anything for me too.

It is pricey, though.

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By in United States,

Wow. It does look reasonably cool when you just look at the pictures, but when you watch the designer video and really see how everything folds up/stacks up on to the trucks (or, rather, unfolds off of the trucks) then the set really shines.

Admittedly, I'm not sure how well it will work out for me moneywise as $150 is quite a chunk of change, and I'm still waiting for the reveal of this year's Winter Village set to see if I'll want to sink $80-100 into it, but I am definitely excited about this one. Besides, it's a mixer ride (also known as a Scrambler), and that is one of my favorite carnival rides. Mild enough to not make you sick, but edgy enough to still be fun.

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By in United States,

Sure, this is a little pricey, but I think this set will be far more appealing to random parents and giftbuyers than a "normal" modular building. It looks far more appealing to a younger crowd than a lot of the other high-priced sets that have come out.

And yeah, there aren't a ton of giftbuyers in the $150 range, but there are some. And "some" is all you need to make a product like this successful.

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By in Taiwan,

It mostly depends on how much content the instructions include to guide FOLs to build therir own machinery amusement parks. If it works, it may be one of the most successful Technic-Creator set ever.

Though the machinery part is better than Winter Market last year, however the decoration part is kinda weak, making it look like kids can't wait to get in an underconstruction site :p...

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By in Australia,

We saw this yesterday at the Sydney Brick Show (which was awesome, but my brain melted due to awesome overload, glad I took photos so I can look back over them) and we like it. The photos don't do it justice, but the designer video was great. I'd love to see it followed up by a dodgem cars ride and a little ferris wheel. And then how about a travelling circus? All would be welcome additions!

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By in United States,

Very nice set, and a travelling circus would be an awesome follow up.

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By in Canada,

I SOOO want that!

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By in United States,

Thoroughly disappointing. Does not fit into the Creator Expert modular building layout very well whatsoever - which I believe a good number of AFOL's are hoping for when they drop $130+.

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By in United Kingdom,

An interesting selection of items.

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By in United States,

I won't get it, but have now been inspired to try and moc up a spooky fairground to go with my HH and graveyard

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By in United States,

As a regular livestock exhibitor at fairs, I see these rides most of the summer, and was actually planning on building a full-out fair, complete with a midway, animals, and vendors, but simply haven't found the time (or the money, fingers crossed that LEGO cow prices drop with the new cargo train). This set does a very nice job on the ride, and if I had the money, I'd definitely go for it.

Actually, I might have to go for it anyways...

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By in Australia,

Wow, that really is great - hopefully I'll be able to pick this up, as there are so many other great sets this year that I would like.

And I can't believe it was revealed at the Sydney Brick Show! I was unable to attend, but I didn't ever think they'd do set reveals! That is awesome!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not at all keen on this set. It seems a bit odd for the Creator Expert line, as there are usually buildings, with the odd vehicle. In the image it looks rather squashed, and awkward for the minifigures.

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By in Canada,

This is great, I hope they put out more sets to add on to this new, exciting set. A travelling fair would be a great set!

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By in United States,

Total pass...especially with another Winter Village set coming out, as well as 31026: Bike Shop & Cafe. This just doesn't fit in with anything else in my collection. Just not that impressed with it.

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By in United States,

Totally sold after watching Jamie's video. Very nice work!!

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By in Germany,

130€ ??? its seems to be a 80€ set not more....

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