10261 Roller Coaster press release

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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster

©2018 LEGO Group

Fans of the Creator Expert Fairground subtheme have long been asking for a LEGO roller coaster and at last those wishes have been fulfilled:

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

Available on the 1st of June, with VIP early access from the 16th of May.

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.


You can view a selection of other images on the set details page.

Let us know what you think of this enormous set in the comments!

161 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Very nice.. And LEGO Boost sales increasing on the back of this set.. double whammy.

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By in Poland,

Very nice and all, but prices are really getting out of hand.
Love the reused beehive / cotton candy though!

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By in United States,

I love it!

I don't $380 love it. This whole range is hugely overpriced. The Merry-Go-Round being the worst. Yeah yeah yeah, 'But the price per count!', ehh. It looks nice because it's big, but i almost liked it more in the blurry pictures.

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By in Canada,

Can't wait! It's a beauty!

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By in Netherlands,

This is just amazing!

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By in Poland,

350 euro and still no motor included.

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By in Canada,

Feels like I've been waiting my whole life for a LEGO roller-coaster. I'm absolutely delighted!!

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By in China,

It's about time! Looks good but for some reason the huge amount of round 2x2s bothers me a bit. Really love the new track system. Interesting part for the chain lift. I think that they could've lessened the part count (and the price) by replacing some of the round 2x2s with a few 2x2x10 Lattice Towers colored in white (https://brickset.com/parts/4667464/lattice-tower-2x2x10-w-cross).

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By in United States,

I never thought this day would come.

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By in United States,

The Pirate coaster looks like much more fun to build and play with than this one, but this one is BIG so most everyone will gush and drool over it.

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By in Canada,

Wow it is SWEET... buy Youch!!! on the price...

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By in United States,

That looks amazing

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By in United States,

I never wanted the BOOST set... and now I feel compelled to get it. Way to go, LEGO. Way to go...

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By in United States,

I like the camera on the drop!

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh no, this is about £130 more expensive than I was expecting :(

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By in United States,

I agree ericjohn. The Pirate one will also be $90, so you can get four of them for the same price and make a heck of a cool set.

I actually like this coaster more, it's more old wood old fashion, but yeah I think I will stick to the pirate one to save money, AND can be remade into different rides.

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By in United States,

I'm just the opposite. Was looking for an excuse to get Boost, and now I have it!

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By in United Kingdom,

Want.... but can't afford it.... that's what I get for spending all my spare cash on my own MOC... still... kids don't really have to be fed for a few weeks, right? Right?

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By in Australia,

Forgive my vulgarity.

But holy balls. That looks awesome.

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By in United States,

Amazing. And to add extra functionality like power and BOOST, more truly amazing.

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By in United States,

I guess I won't be getting the Y-Wing after all...

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By in Australia,

Looks amazing.

Not sure that the third rider on the box art should have her safety bar raised though??!?!

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By in United States,

Amazing model, nice parts usage and interesting Lego geometry but at 480 CAD plus tax... Parts re-use looks limited though with so many round 2x2 bricks. I find it iteresting they didn't use the large column pieces. And too bad this is now the third color for the tracks.

Great set and looking forward to seeing it in action, but probably won't make it into my collection.

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By in United Kingdom,

Reserving further comment until I see the designer video for this. When can we expect it?

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By in United States,

I like the gold roller skates representing the coaster on the ‘R’ of the sign.

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By in United States,

This looks even better than I imagined. Loving the detail of the queue up on the platform!

The only question is... which one of you is going to buy this for me?

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By in United States,

Atbricks, at 480CAD it's actually $5 less than in the USA when you convert it to USD. So yay you save $5 and aren't getting ripped off. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Amazing but not for £299

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By in Germany,

Certainly not cheap, but oh so huge. Perhaps at a discount this may find a way into my theme park.

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By in United States,

Gonna need to pick my jaw back up off the floor. This is stunning!

Even so, I can't justify the cost. I'm willing to save up for some big sets here and there but this is too much.

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By in France,

It's huge, amazing, so beautiful. But so expensive. How many people can afford and pay such a price for a lego set? How many among Brickset users will really purchase this one? There are now so many big sets that one definitely needs to make hard choices. It's really beautiful. Stunning.

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By in United States,

Man, Lego just keeps releasing awesome sets that are trying to take my money, and I bet there are other awesome ones we don’t know about yet. In fact, I’ll probably will be buying 2018 sets all the way into 2020. Well done Lego!

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By in United Kingdom,

I’ll be spending some of my work bonus on this one, though I may wait for triple Vip

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By in United States,

If they made a coaster set themed on the castle coasters they actually have in there parks, that would be a buy.

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By in Belgium,

It looks great... I need it... but there is no way at all this can physically fit into my city/fairground setup :(

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By in Poland,

Imagine they've made Creator 3in1 Pirate Rollercoaster of this size- with huge pirate ship and soldier's fort. The Expert one could be nicer IMO.

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By in United States,

Love it, can't wait to get one, and in time more to make an even larger coaster!

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By in United States,

Omg. That’s incredible. Wish it wasn’t so much! Was gonna try and get Ninjago City soon but that’s not happening now.

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By in United States,

Absolutely gobsmacked. Did not expect this when I visited the site this morning. I heard a big roller coaster was coming, but this soon, this huge, this awesome, and this... expensive... (grabs paper bag to prevent hyperventilating). And the UCS Cloud City rumors are still holding up too right? There is now such an obscene amount of money tied to my Wanted List that my only course of action now is to start playing the lottery again. Thanks LEGO, you've done such a great job you've made me a gambler again.

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By in Canada,

DE:329.99 VS. CA: 479.99!! That's just insane, it's almost a 50% augmentation!

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By in Canada,

The Canadian price hurts, but it will be miiiiine!

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By in Norway,

RIP to all people who is deep inside their darkage.

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By in Norway,

“LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!”

Great to see them using Boost explicitly in several (or so I’ve heard) summer sets. Even if I had the impression that sound was from tablet and not actual Boost.

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By in Ireland,

@Dylan.farrow thanks for posting the video! It makes me want to find the warehouse where they’re storing these sets and raid it, like the guy/designer breaking into the Lego offices to steal the new Taj Mahal :P

It looks amazing!! And seeing it in motion is so nice. Without the power functions, it operates wonderfully, but with the power added it can loop continuously without effort. And the stop motion in that video is so nice. And the minifigures with alternate faces and one face about to get sick is just the icing on the rollercoaster cake. :)

P.S. I see it on the Lego shop page as coming soon, with a purchase limit of 99 lol.

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By in Indonesia,

Lego roller coaster and it looks amazing...
I can die in peace now

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By in United Kingdom,

I love all the little hidden details! Like the orange hat in the middle someone has lost whilst going round!

A little out my price range though ??

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By in United States,

I love this set, definitely all and more than I expected! Can't wait to get it!

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By in United Kingdom,

That loop-the-loop is fantastic! Oh, wait... there isn't one.

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By in United States,

Antoine 23, and all other Canadians, I don't know what you are complaining about, the price in Canada is the cheapest in the world. It's $375USD in Canada, $380 in the USA, and $425USD in France if you convert it.

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By in United States,

Pretty sweet set, but $380 *whistles.* At over 4,000 pieces, some of which are giant tracks, that's probably worth it but is still way out of my price range. I might grab that pirate one but this is one is an unobtainable dream!

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By in United Kingdom,

Saw the video review of this last night via Canadian brick yard, but not in as much detail...
I thought the pirate one was briliant this is more out of this world than Thanos, lol..
More incredible than the hulk, etc...
Love the bee hive element bein used as candy floss piece, also new wigs introduced, nice touch, and even better a similar colour to the pepsi max big one at blackpool, wow lego you've excelled yourselves again like you did with the Hellicarrier and the UCS millennium Falcon,

Its a great time to be alive isnt it?

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By in United States,

I've noticed that this $380 set has fewer figs than the $100 hospital

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By in Philippines,

I got a buggy motor this thing will be wild.

(No really if Brickset reviews this I wanna see it motorized with the buggy motor and compare it to the medium.)

Now where could the Designer video be?

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By in United States,

Love it!

Not sure if the "pond with frog figure" adds much, they could have cut that and shaved $1 off the price, but I do like the pigeon stealing the cotton candy.

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By in Norway,

Equal to $450 USD in Norway, wait,.. that's the most expensive in the world right? Seems to be well worth it nevertheless, it's AMAZING!

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By in United States,

Mr. Thrawn, And the $800 Falcon has the same amount as the one I got for $80 at Target, so what's your point?

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By in Netherlands,

OMG, this is such a great set! Day-one-purchase. What I especially like is that the model is quite open in design so there are a lot of possibilities to enhance the set. Like the staircase and entrance platform. Pus the gap in the baseplates can be filled in (with something other than green). Can't wait to modify this beauty!
Now I'm also considering to delve into Boost.... not so sure if my income will allow for that...

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By in United States,

I have long speculated that the Fairground Mixer does not belong in the same "group" as the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, and Rollercoaster. The mixer seems more like a carnival ride, while the other three feel more like permanent amusement park rides.

The map shown on the rollercoaster seems to confirm that speculation.

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By in United States,

I just noticed it, not eally a specific "point", per se.

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By in New Zealand,

Day one purchase for me at $NZ 599. I have a Brickcoaster rollercoaster but this one is awesome ? Wil look great with the rest of the fairground sets ??

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By in United States,

The hospital and this set both have 11 minifigures, just the hospital has a baby, which probably shouldn't go on a coaster.

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By in Sweden,

Just amazing.

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By in United States,

Is this the largest set ever by finished volume?

Time to demolish multiple city blocks to make room for this...

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks really impressive. Although the side-on wheel drive system at the top looks a bit rushed.
I guess a lot of the bricks go into making the whole structure rigid enough that you can pick it up and move it without it all breaking apart.

I like the lift slope extension piece (judging by the size of other track pieces and the way the slopes drop in multiples of 3 studs, I'd guess it's 8 studs long and 6 bricks up). Shame we haven't seen it in the other colours the track has come in so far.

I'd love to see some third party parts to extend this system though - maybe a descending curve (right-handed if nothing else, possibly a wider radius), a 45° curve to do diagonal cross-overs (with a short straight to make up the diagonal distance), and perhaps a more obvious technical one is some brass tooled replacements for the rollers - both to extend life and add momentum to the cars.

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By in United States,

The price is certainly high, but it seems fair. The number of people balking at this price should make it pretty clear why monorail sets weren't successful, though… 6990-1 cost nearly as much as this set despite being much sparser on building/substance, and I guarantee you most potential buyers even back then knew and cared more about roller coasters than about monorails!

Overall this will be a great centerpiece for a fairground collection!

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By in France,

very cool indeed. Tempting, very tempting, but will stick to UCS.

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By in United States,

How many hundreds of the little chain link pieces are there. Ugh! Certainly depletes the value proposition. Looks great, and it would fit nicely on the table next to my Ferris Wheel. The base seems to be about 7x3 16x16 plates (the Ferris Wheel is 3x3).

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By in United States,

I don't think I saw nearly as much complaining about the UCS Millennial Falcon's $800 price as I already have about this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

Damn.

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By in United States,

WOWWOWWOWWOW! I am freaking out!

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By in United States,

How do you even begin to pickup/move something like this?

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By in United States,

I have a limit of one expensive Lego set each 3 or 4 years and Ninjago City is that one plus, there is no space on New City for this.

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By in United States,

That's a lot of empty space for almost $400. If they'd do a UCS-style modular building, I'd be all over it. This is nice, but not $380 worth of nice. I'll probably pass.

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By in United States,

Thank you, OhioBricker!

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By in United States,

Wow! This is going to be such an expensive year. The question will be if I can be patient enough to wait for double points to get this.....

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By in United States,

I agree with most comments here. Looks AWESOME. Probably a really fun build. HUGE. Can't wait to see it displayed at the Lego store.

But YIKES I can't justify the price!

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By in United Kingdom,

Stuff the unobtainable Millennium Falcon; I'm buying two of these!
Bargain, I reckon.

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By in United States,

There are certain expensive sets that I splurge on, and other expensive sets that I like but pass on. This is one that I will splurge on for sure. If someone has purchased the other amusement park sets already, it only makes sense to have one of these to go with the others.

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By in United States,

Very very cool, but way over priced

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By in Finland,

What's with all the moaning Canucks? This thing costs CAD $625 in Finland.

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By in United States,

If the fall Star Wars UCS is not the Cloud City playset, then I will be getting this. No way I can afford both.

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By in United States,

This one will sit on the shelves at my local store, so I have some time to think about it. It looks great, but I just don't know how I would feel about myself if I plunked down the dough for this set. The most expensive set I have bought was, I think, the Ewok Village set and this one is far beyond that one.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a beauty! So much want!

Ok, I'll expand a bit. I've wanted a lego rollercoaster since I was about four or five. I thought that the pirate coaster didn't really do my dreams justice, so I was hoping for a set like this.

The only problem I can see (beyond the inevitable issue of cost...) is the fact that it's ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS! It would need to be built in place, as moving it would require substantial deconstruction. Perhaps a rolling table would work, but finding an 88 by 43 centimetre space in a room will be a challenge in itself.

And finally, on the pirate coaster, it would make a good junior ride next to this.

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By in Poland,

I am thinking that it might be good to connect that one with Joker Manor rollercoster...

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By in Denmark,

I have no room for the rollercoaster... But I do ‘need’ that cutie pie of a cotton candy stand. Fingers crossed it comes in a smaller box too.

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By in United States,

Looks like the coaster elements are:
3x straight long
6x straight short
12x curve
8x short drop
4x tall drop upper
4x tall drop lower
7x tall drop middle

Start planning your big one!

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By in United Kingdom,

Day one purchase for me, some brilliant engineering went into designing this. I expected the price to be around £300 so I'm not really complaining, it's a Rollercoaster!!

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By in United States,

Although not shown on any of the still pictures, it looks like the "Queasy Man / Chunder" head from Fairground Mixer is definitely included on at least one of these figures. The minifig with the gray zip-up jacket has the reverse face for the "queasy" face.

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By in Canada,

It's great, but there doesn't look like there's a way to create a loop. Looking at the dip track piece it doesn't look like they can be made to form a loop. I imagine that if there were loop piece you probably need another chain mechanism to help the coaster complete the loop; not sure if a large enough hill and gravity would be enough.

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By in United States,

It's absolutely beautiful, but I'm definitely worried about its massive footprint and ability to move. I don't have any shelves large enough to display this, and I doubt I'd be able to relocate it without taking it apart.

One reason I adored Ninjago City is that, even though it was a huge and impressive model, it still fit onto a standard baseplate and could be easily placed on a shelf for display. It was also easy to move since it could be quickly broken down into modules.

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By in United States,

Looks like The Cyclone roller coaster here in NYC.

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By in United States,

@TitanArch made a comment up there that I haven't seen anyone else mention..

How many of the 4124 piece count are individual chain links???

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks awesome but £300?!?! :-(

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By in Canada,

@David1985 we aren't complaining about the price compared to other countries, but complaining about the price in general. Seeing as I earn CAD, the relative price makes no difference to me.

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By in Ireland,

I have no interest in any of the other Creator Export Fairground sets but this is stunning.

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By in United Kingdom,

I want one, now. :)

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By in United States,

Reminds me of classic wooden coasters, someone mentioned the cyclone, it’s also reminiscent of the Giant Dipper here in Santa Cruz California, another early 20th century classic. I would love to moc it so it looks wooden, some of the support structure would not be possible in wood.

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By in Sweden,

YOU EVIL MONSTERS, i need this now. BUT i also need all the new Harry Potter sets, the Ninjago City docks PLUS a PC!! I am broke after the pc, i need to calm down... i really want this though.

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By in Canada,

Oh my goodness gracious me . . . Hallelujah!!

Oh wait. Look at that price . . . Poopscoopy

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By in United States,

Oh man, I am so tempted to pick this up Day 1, it looks so awesome... but it would be the most expensive set I'd ever purchased, so I'm going to have to look over my budget.

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By in United States,

Is the hair piece on the female employee new?

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By in Australia,

This looks simply amazing and it would be heaps of fun to build and play with. All the extra details like the lemonade and fairy floss stands, the lettering, height chart etc are spot on. It would be nice to have enough money and display area to purchase it, but since I don’t, I won’t. Hopefully I will get to see it in person at next year’s Brickvention.

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By in United States,

Love it, but the price makes me gulp. I probably won't get this one because it has limited usage and is so expensive. We've had a fairground set up before in my city, but this would definitely widen the footprint. You never know though. Maybe during a double VIP, if all the stars align (or a Target website malfunction lol), I'll pick this one up!

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By in Australia,

This looks like a really satisfying build for a large set. Pretty excited to see this.....And a seagull too!

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By in United Kingdom,

Pity the map only shows three rides, a clue to a future set on that would have been great.

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By in Australia,

Wow.. .that just looks awesome, on another level completely.

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By in Australia,

Wow.. .that just looks awesome, on another level completely.

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By in United States,

@stupibea@yahoo.com: Aren't… all the Creator Expert modular buildings UCS-style? Or at least as much as they can be? After all, what unifies UCS as a category is that it's TFOL/AFOL-targeted Star Wars exclusives, and modular buildings are TFOL/AFOL targeted non-Star Wars exclusives. In fact, most of the modulars have a higher target age than some UCS sets!

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By in United Kingdom,

Love the stop motion video but just noticed that the ride photos when they show, have the grandad in the second car and then a split second later, the younger guy whilst grandad is back on the bench!!!
In the subject of this set, wow!! It looks everything I have been waiting for - the price is exorbitant but by passing on the downtown diner I might just be able to get it!! I agree with previous comments about the mixer though - it seems like the odd one out! Shame since personally I love playing with it more than the other sets!!

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By in United Kingdom,

This is a wonderful set. I'm not sure if there is too much friction to enable it to loop the loop, but I reckon you only need one further piece to enable that - a curved piece that joins to the bottom of the lower steep curve, running up vertically and then back on itself, and connecting to another pair of lower steep curve pieces built upside down. What do people think? (it might need two identical parts joined in the middle instead of one larger piece)

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By in United States,

This looks great! I need to pick up the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, and Pirate Roller Coaster up first, but maybe in a couple years...

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By in Australia,

The coaster looks great. I love the cotton candy machine, I've been waiting for Lego to add one in one of the Fairground sets.

The minifigures are a disgrace. Yet again it looks as if a designer has just picked out minifig parts at random and built people, instead of trying to create actual characters or even making things match.

Shame about the price. Its expensive enough at roughly $500 AU but Lego will undoubtedly make it $600 AU thanks to the Australia New Zealand Auxiliary Cost. (ANZAC).

The thing that interests me most is that the map has a picture of what appears to be a bumper car ride. Perhaps 2019 will be a Lego Creator Expert Fairground Dodge Em Car Ride?

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By in Australia,

I hated the 'designer' video. Lego, PLEASE bring back the old style videos where a designer actually talked about the model instead of their own life story or were just videoed playing with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's got a frog - I must have it! And the girl from The Exorcist whose head can turn all the way round! Take my money now!

Is it any more than a one-trick-pony? Once you've built it and run the train around is there much else to do? Somehow the smaller, pirate themed one seems much more interesting for rebuilds or MOCs. I think this one looks a bit fragile, with all those piles of 2x2 round bricks. I think I'll wait for real user reviews before deciding whether or not to buy it.

Or maybe I'll mod it to make it look more wooden, with some of those planks from the Old Fishing Store to give that old and fragile look, that'll give the passengers more to worry about...

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By in United States,

Tell me they are not trying to copy K'NEX.

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By in United States,

Not looking forward to putting together 200+ links of chain but it looks well done.

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By in United States,

@TitanArch, eyeballing the length against the baseplates, I would guess 180-200 chain link parts. Also, close to 500 of the white 2x2 round brinks.

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By in Denmark,

Re the comment that you get more buying four new pirate coasters:
That set will come with ten track pieces. Unless I'm miscounting it looks like this big coaster has a touch over 40 track pieces. And you can't build this much vertical height of a big coaster buying four pirate sets because they don't have the volume of track support pieces, but more theme/decor pieces.

So 4124 pieces for $379 or 3692 pieces for ~$360 (estimated, buying four pirate sets). I'm not sure where folks find this a worse value... unless one wants a bigger "kiddie rides" setup for their park. But that's me.

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By in Denmark,

@ChrisPChicken - And this set makes the Coaster Dynamix LEGO-compatible and closer-to-historical-look Cyclone set a great value, too.

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By in United States,

Since there is a new Lego Land being built in New York, and the "workers" on this set have Lego shirts on, could this be a hint of a similar ride in Lego Land NY? The style of this ride is similar to the Lego Land California Technic Coaster.

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By in United States,

@HugeYellowBrick: Fragility at least shouldn't be that much of a concern—most of those "piles of 2x2 round bricks" seem to be reinforced with Technic axles inside, and there's quite a bit of impressive truss work connecting it all together. Also, while this one won't include alternate instructions like the 3-in-1 coaster, I have to imagine that the wider array of track parts (including the new steep slope track) will generally make this set a much better option when it comes to making your own custom layouts.

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By in Canada,

No one seems to have commented on the 33589 Plate 2X3 W/ Hor. 3,2 Shaft used as shields in 75166-1: First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack being used here as part of the truss supports.
I thought that this and the track piece to make the long rise where the most interesting parts of the set.
Since I have already ordered a number of the other track pieces in purple and gray I may try to order a few more and some of those shields and make a giant multi-colored heap of a roller coaster that the kids will play with for a few weeks and then break it down cause it takes up to much space.
Should cost a lot less that way, and I don't ever display anything anyway.

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By in Ireland,

I’m actually delighted with the price. :P When I saw the leak a week or two ago, I was sure it’d cost in the region of €450 somehow, so €329.99 (the same price as the wonderful but not nearly as exciting Taj Majal) is reasonable in comparison.

The power functions and boost features will cost a bit extra of course, and I Will want it to be motorized. I’m not quite sure what Boost is exactly, something to do with controlling movement via an app? I see a set online with a robot for €159.99, is this the only way to get the parts necessary for the feature?

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By in Canada,

$480.00 CDN ???

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By in Canada,

I am wondering how they built the rooftop where the passengers get in. This is a series of part 2440 (snow plough) side by side. However, using regular connections, they do not touch together and leave a small gap in between.

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By in United States,

Wow, wow, WOW!!! But asking the wife for the room and money, Oww, oww, OWW!!!!

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By in United States,

Include the components to motorize the set and about 6 more figures and I'll say it's worth the very high price.

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By in Australia,

OMG, I absolutely love this, there's nothing I don't like about it. The colour is perfect, the track looks fantastic, the little extras, Fairy floss, ticket booth, the camera, the height check...there's nothing they didn't think of.
It doesn't come with a motor that's easily fixed, the price is exactly what I would expect it to be for a set like this.
I can't wait for this "Precious" to be added to my collection.
Lego I think you really got this right....love love love it

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By in United Kingdom,

No loop the loop. Expensive. Easy pass for me.

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By in Germany,

I'll consider winning in the lottery for all those great sets lately....
This chain is a real patience test though.

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By in United States,

Looks awesome. Can't imagine a better coaster within the limitations of this new track system. And initially the price per piece looked pretty reasonable. Then I realized: chain links are to this set as trans blue studs are to the Ship-In-A-Bottle.

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By in United States,

Man, time to find more shelf space. Or add a table and have the carnival come to Lego town. This thing is spectacular, I love most the details - but I do agree with one of the comments above, the mixer is starting to look a tad out of place in compared to the three other sets that have come out.

Still, day one for me - and the kiddos will love it.

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By in United States,

@HugeYellowBrick, all Lego sets are one-trick-ponies. You build them, and then that's it. You can play with them, but that's all there is to them. Are you expecting it to wash your dishes too or something? After you build it, you then play with it. Same as you do any Lego set. I really don't understand your argument.

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By in United Kingdom,

There'll be plenty of different layouts you can make with the track from this one.

As for the pirate one, it's probably a good idea to keep an eye on other sets that use bits of track for spare parts, e.g. the starting gates on the Ferrari set, the big Mining set carts and the Black Panther Rhino set. If you're going to be making you're own layouts you'll need some extra straight bits to bridge a few gaps. And it's not easy planning a layout in 3 dimensions so that the ends join up at the right level! But at least you can try to avoid having too many tracks one above the other, to make it easier on supports.

As for those wanting a loop, are you also willing to pay for the parts to make a meter-high drop ramp for the necessary speed? Take a look around at the custom coasters with loops and get some realistic expectations.

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By in Belgium,

Wow, this set brings me back to the pre-Dark Ages! I remember trying every way I could to create roller coasters out of my grey train tracks, using all kinds of 'illegal' methods (flip the track 90°, then squeeze it in between two studs). Interestingly enough, LEGO once suggested this method in its Idea Book 241 (1969).

But here it is, a fantastic, fully functional Roller Coaster with BOOST extensions (haven't seen a demo of them yet, anyone?) and tons of possibilities for MOCs! I don't even think 349,99 € (where I live) is unreasonable for such a tremendous parts pack: besides the tracks and big green baseplates, consider all those white round 2x2s, begging to be used in some palace as pilars!

Also love the juice, tickets and photo booths! Is Jamie Berard the design lead of all this? We haven't heard from him for a while (Michael Psiaki designed the new Carousel), but I wouldn't be surprised J. B. has masterminded it all. A lot of real-life observation has been invested into this project, judging from the Coaster's functionality.

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By in Switzerland,

As much as I like this set with all its details and the huge amount of track pieces, there is one thing that bothers me: I think the lift system for the cars is not very elegant. As far as I can see in the videos, the chain mostly does not run over gear-wheels, but instead over some non-rotating pieces. This will increase friction and wear. Further, the chain hangs loose on the lower side. To me this seems rushed and not very elaborate; for a Creator Expert set, the designers should have looked for a more efficient and clever solution.

Further, I think the set is vastly overpriced: The piece count is that high only due to the huge amount of black chain pieces and white round 2x2 bricks. Without these, the price per piece ratio would not be that good.

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By in United States,

Easy pass for me. I am fairly disappointed by this set.

There are not that much details, especially for the given price. I was expecting much more. Not motorized? For the same price, I think in terms of collecting, there are more sets that are more appealing for me. In terms of playset, yes this might be a good one, but I believe that any modulars, or the carousel or some other sets may be better for kids.

Too bad...

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By in United Kingdom,

looks great I was looking forward to the new creator pirate rollercoaster but this one blows that out of the water lol.. £299 is quite steep outlay at this time of year be much better if there was a double/triple points week at the same time getting £30-£45 back on my vip points card would soften the blow if only

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By in United Kingdom,

Can I suggest we have a dodgem car themed set next with remote control bumper cars to add to the theme park them already have the fairground twister, carousel, ferris wheel, and hopefully the new coaster would round the park off nicely if they did

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By in Canada,

Ashley1999: there should be one this summer, we just need a little patience

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By in Germany,

Absolutely amazing set and I think the price is OK for what you get. Would love to build it, love to play with it, but where to keep it on display? I just don't have the space for this, unfortunately.

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By in United States,

This is my favorite of the series so far... wow this is amazing!

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By in Austria,

I've been looking forward to the Playground or Amusement Park series from Lego. However, this set doesn't feel right in my opinion. Maybe I would spent the money, and likely, I have the space for it. However I don't feel the need to spend 6 hours (or more?) putting the 4k+ pieces together, with the time I would feel happier doing a good looking model, but not something ultimately to 'play' with. It's hard to explain... For coaster sets I'd rather go for K'nex. And somehow, I wonder why Lego couldn't make the components (for this kind of use cases) in larger pieces, with less piece count per set? Maybe make them more configurable at the same time (imagine the time you need to spend to re-configure this 4k+ set)? And... a coaster set without a motor is again a let down, it just doesn't feel complete. Yeah, I'd rather go for K'nex as it already comes with motor even for the most basic set (pardon me for repeating...). :)

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By in Australia,

@Brick Dangerous

The bumper car ride is on the 'park map'. It is in the bottom middle and is red and yellow with yellow flags. Its near the carousel and a pond.

I might be wrong but it definitely reminds me of the roof used on buildings that house bumper car rides.

If you go to the set details page and go to Images, the park map image is about 15 pictures down and has some minifigures around the map. (make sure you click on it to enlarge it)

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By in United States,

@Brickchap I see a park entrance not a bumper car ride. Tho here's hoping you are right!

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By in United States,

I also see it as a park entrance.

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By in United States,

Finally a rollercoaster. It is really well done wish it was motorized and really wish it wasn’t 380 dollars. I just have trouble saying I will get it at that price.

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By in United Kingdom,

Since the press release has been out for a few days now, I'm going to ask this question again.

Where is the designer video?

I don't mean the product video (naff) or the stop motion video (cool) either as neither of them answer what I'd like to see or hear about regarding the set, particularly since it is so expensive.

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By in Chile,

hello!. This set is amazing! thanks lego! I love lego.

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By in Australia,

^
Yeah I see what you all mean. It is the park entrance. A Lego youtuber called Alex Nunes made a bumper car ride with those same colours, that's probably why I thought it was a bumper car ride.

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By in Canada,

Beautiful indeed, but half a thousand dollars (CAD), that's just plain ridiculous.

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By in Norway,

@HugeYellowBrick, no. Wrong person is handling the coaster, need to use three cars to make it run properly.

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By in France,

Jang has just made his speed build video of this one on YouTube. Don't know where he got it...

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By in Portugal,

Has anyone tested whether two parallel sets of curves, turned on their side, can be made to have the right separation to "work" as a vertical loop? That is, of course, if the carts themselves will roll over the side of the tracks... I haven't personally tested this system, but am really curious about the different ways to build a vertical loop...

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