[UK/EU] Carousel now available at shop.LEGO.com

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10257 Carousel is now available to VIPs at shop.LEGO.com, priced at £159.99 /179.99 €. We believe it'll also be available in north America in a week or so.

Please use these links to place your order:
UK | Germany | France. Thank you!

We're waiting for our sample to arrive; we'll publish our review as soon as we can.

25 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Wow! I'd forgotten about this! I can't wait until some reviews start popping up *wink wink*

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By in New Zealand,

I'm utterly, utterly gobsmacked. New Zealand doesn't have a 30-50% mark-up!!!!! Nope, it's only about 15%. Wow. We're truly blessed....

Having got the mockery out of the way, I have to say that this looks to be an excellent set. I'm keen to see it "in the plastic", so to speak, but it has all the signs of being a fine match for the Fairground Mixer and Ferris Wheel.

I dare say that with the right discount I'll be in the line to pick one up. Or even two! :-D

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By in United States,

just another reason that I am glad to be an American in Germany! going to go pick it up at my local store in a couple of hrs!

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Or are you Germany in an American??

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By in United Kingdom,

My June 1st lego store trip just got moved up to tomorrow (and I'll go back on June 1 for the Saturn V, obviously)

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By in France,

Nice to see it's pre access for "VIP" members. Hope they will do so for Saturn V... Somebody knows? I've already phoned to Lego Store Disney here in France. They told me 10257 would be available also before lego shop release, so it shall be available today, but not Saturn V set. I guess we all have to wait until first June for the second...

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By in United States,

I was so excited when my wife said I could go ahead and get this set and Saturn V, but then she threw in the kicker; as soon as I find a way to fund it... darn she's tricky. So if anyone needs a kidney please send me a PM (a human body does't actually need two does it, I mean, one is like an extra?)

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By in United Kingdom,

@LegoSolo77
I suggested to my wife that a month of Baked Beans on toast would be a good detox diet and have the benefit of allowing me to buy this too. She suggested it might be difficult to chew without teeth. I guess I'm going to have to wait a bit...

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By in Norway,

Awesome! Ordered :)

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By in United States,

@Jackthenipper lmao!

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By in United Kingdom,

Hahaha you guys are so 'under the thumb'!!

Oh wait. I am too.

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By in United States,

@MrLEGOninja I'm an American that was born in Germany that happens to be in Germany for work for the next two years.

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By in Norway,

I'll wait for double points and order this one, the Snowspeeder and Saturn in one go :D

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By in Australia,

$299.99 AU O dear. I might wait for the Brickset review before thinking about buying this. Why so expensive??

By the way:
Brickset, could you try and make a 'Oceania' link for us Australian, New Zealand and other Asia-Pacific Lego fans to buy sets so we can support Brickset too?

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By in New Zealand,

^ Oceania pricing is nuts. Let's look at our prices pegged against the pound :-

Carousel cost in UK = GBP 160 = AUD 280 = NZD 300
Actual Antipodean cost = AUD 300 (+7%) / NZD 350 (+17%)

Trying to get any sort of sensible answer from LEGO about their regional market-biased price-fixing policy is impossible. All I've ever had is a copy-and-paste reply that cites a bunch of reasons that would have little or no bearing on prices.

It's self-defeating. Higher prices means lower sales volume, so less income for retailers and, consequently, for LEGO themselves. Consumers are less likely to buy at full price so will wait for sales/discounts/offers, which hits retailers rather than LEGO. As a result of all this, retailers don't have the turnover needed to negotiate better terms with LEGO, which keeps the prices high.

Sorry ... I'm ranting again ....... :-/ *zipped*

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By in Australia,

@ Block-n-Roll: In Australia, Lego bases its pricing on what the big retailers will sell sets for, and they base that on what it costs to stock their stores, pay their staff and advertise. There are lots of factors: exchange rates, employment conditions, competition (and competition rules). That doesn't help explain why the prices are *higher* than other countries, but it isn't just a simple thing that only the Lego company decides. It's the same with a lot of other toy and hobby ranges: scale models, wargames etc. It will be very interesting to see what difference Amazon makes when they start selling stuff here.

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By in Sweden,

I'll wait until this gets discounted before I buy. Yes, might have to wait some years, but that's how I got the Ferris Wheel much cheaper.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Brickchap, love to but LEGO doesn't operate an affiliate scheme down under so there's no benefit for either of us for doing so.

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By in United States,

I'm really torn apart over whether or not I should get this. I think I'm going to wait until JANGBRiCKS reviews the set, then I'll make my decision. It also depends a little on if the 300 Direct to Consumer Ninjago Movie Set is good, because I'd love a 300 dollar city style build come from Ninjago.

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By in Netherlands,

Of course in the Netherlands it has to be €20 above Germany, at €199,99. Screw this crazy pricing policy.

As it is, I think I'll skip this one, as I find it a tad too bulky to put in my city. Same as with some larger Creator vehicles, really: the trucks from the Fairground Mixer are just SO oversized compared to City themed vehicles, just like the camper from Vacation Getaways.

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By in Finland,

coenstegeman Finland says "hold my beer" it's €219,95 here. It makes no sense that it would be €40 more. Sick of it to be honest, the extra I spend every year could pay for 1 or 2 big sets.

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By in Spain,

Link to Lego Spain??

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By in United Kingdom,

Bought and built this today. It's a beauty, but I do have a few reservations. I was going to write a quick review on here to help others decide, but it doesn't seem to be available yet. Would you be able to sort it, @Huw?
So I'll just summarise here:
This is a stunning set, but cosmetically, I think the colour scheme and to some degree, the animals/storybook theme are flawed.
Works beautifully though and I strongly recommend it.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Done.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great stuff Huw! I've just written up a little review, so if anyone's on the fence, hopefully I was able to help!
This really is a wonderful set; I just can't bring myself to like it as much as I do the Mixer or Ferris Wheel.

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