10268 Vestas Wind Turbine revealed!

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Vestas Wind Turbine

Vestas Wind Turbine

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4999 Vestas Wind Turbine was produced for Vestas employees in 2008 and is now returning with a new set number, 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine, following the example of 10256 Taj Mahal last year.

10268 Vestas Wind Turbine, 826 pieces

US $199.99 - CA $249.99 - DE 179.99€ - FR 179.99€ - UK £159.99 - AU $329.99 - DK 1499.00DKK

Available on the 23rd of November.

Build and discover the iconic Vestas Wind Turbine!

Celebrate green energy innovation with the LEGO Creator Expert 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine. Developed in partnership with Vestas, this detailed, motorized LEGO model captures the elegance and graceful movement of a traditional wind turbine and features a new-for-January 2019 spruce tree, manufactured from sustainably sourced plant-based plastic. At approximately 39” (1m) high, the structure towers above a wooded hill and a house with furnished patio, mailbox, flowers and a white picket fence. Turn the nacelle left or right and switch on the included Power Functions motor to rotate the adjustable wind turbine blades and illuminate the cottage’s porch light.

This collectible model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and makes a great display piece for the home or office. This big LEGO set also includes a Vestas service vehicle and 3 minifigures: 2 Vestas service technicians kitted out with safety helmets and a woman, plus a dog figure.

  • Includes 3 minifigures: a woman and 2 Vestas service technicians with v-printed torsos, plus a dog figure.
  • Includes a LEGO Power Functions medium motor, battery box and 2 new-for-January-2019 19.6” (50cm) extension wires.
  • This LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine set also features adjustable wind turbine blades, detailed tower, movable nacelle with aircraft warning lights, Vestas service vehicle, trees, greenery and a house with garden, flowers, picket fence and a patio with 2 chairs, table and a parasol.
  • Turn the nacelle left or right and switch on the included Power Functions motor to activate the adjustable wind turbine blades and working porch light.
  • Celebrate renewable energy technology with this buildable science toy.
  • Open the service vehicle doors and slide out the retractable tool compartment.
  • Includes a new-for-January-2019 spruce tree; manufactured from sustainably sourced plant-based plastic.
  • Accessory elements include 2 safety helmets, tools and 2 envelopes.
  • This set includes over 800 pieces and is suitable for ages 12+.
  • Measures approximately 39” (100 cm) high, 24” (62cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.


You can view additional images on the set details page.

Are you pleased to see 4999 Vestas Wind Turbine return? Let us know in the comments.

108 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

Price NL and BE € 199,99... Why so high?

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By in United Kingdom,

"Remember the Vestas wind turbine? It's back, in Pog form!"

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By in United Kingdom,

Stupidly expensive, who do they think they are fooling with this?

Don't get me wrong, I remember the original reveal and think it's a really, really nice set, but these pricetags?! No way, man. LEGO has been having huge issues with fairly evaluating the pricing of their sets, and this is just the latest episode in a long, long list of misguided decisions.

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By in United States,

$200 USD for <900 Pieces? I mean ya, there's a baseplate and a few power functions parts, but thats maybe $40-50. Anything over $150 for this and I fail to see where they got the price. Unless there's something in a contract somewhere with Vestas that was completely misjudged

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By in France,

I just don't understand the price, and thought when I first saw it that there was a mistake... But reading former comments it seems to be true. I don't understand.

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By in Belgium,

Nice opportunity since i missed the previous one, but the pricing is ridiculous!

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By in United States,

A lot of Power Functions included plus a base plate and larger green "rock wall" pieces and the parts to make the turbine are bigger... All those things will make the price go up. That being said, the price still seems high. Makes this one a pass for me.

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By in United States,

This set looks great! I think it would have been funny if it came with a way to power it with a solar panel so that it was green all the way.

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By in Switzerland,

I mean...yes, everyone agrees that the price is ridiculous, but they only charge 10 EUR/GBP over the actual conversion rate! yay!

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By in United States,

So it looks like you can change the pitch of the blades? I can't wait to see how they did that! I will add it to my model for sure!

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By in Belgium,

So no-one's asking why there's a building at the base of a giant turbine? I understand taking creative liberties with a child's toy, but this is just weird.

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By in Poland,

I want Haunted House!

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By in United Kingdom,

Is this a simple re-issue of the 2008 model?

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By in Netherlands,

That. Price. Is. Insane.

Before I saw the prince tag I thought: that is a nice €100 set. Now they charge twice the amount. Insane.

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By in Australia,

what does the line: "2 new-for-January-2019 19.6” (50cm) extension wires." mean?

50cm PF extension wires have been around for years!

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By in Germany,

When I heard that this set would be re-released, I was totally excited to get a cheap second wind turbine for my city, as 4999 is one of my favorite sets, but 180€ is almost as much as I paid for the first one.
The pricing for this set is at least 40€ off.

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By in United States,

Do Europeans really set up little cabanas at the foot of giant wind turbines?

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By in United Kingdom,

@cehable01 if you actually buy LEGO regularly on the continent, a shack right beneath a wind turbine is the only piece of real estate you will be able to rent, honestly.

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By in United Kingdom,

A new PF extension cable? Why not 'Powered-Up'?

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By in United States,

No stickers this time, it seems!

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By in Belgium,

Lovely indeed that it has returned, I wanted this one! But that price is Dubya Tee Eff, mate. Let's hope for Amazon discounts!

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By in Denmark,

The old set used to go for twice that (MISB), so that's where TLG got the price from ;)

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By in Netherlands,

@1974 so why was Taj mahal not €1000 then?

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By in United States,

I don't remember this set the first time it was released. I'm so not interested. And what's with the house at the base of the turbine? Either the woman is a security guard or its caretaker.

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By in United Kingdom,

I wanted to buy this, perfect teaching toy for my kids, but this set deserves to sit on the shelves at that price! Seriously Lego, who do you think you’re kidding...?

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By in United Kingdom,

@zmarkella - Looking at pics of the original, it does appear pretty much identical. Although the new one does have a 1x1 round jumper plate in the centre of the turbine that the original didn't have.

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By in United States,

Given the price, I will stick to my 7747-1: Wind Turbine Transport.

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By in United States,

$200?! I've wanted a LEGO wind turbine for some time now, and I guess I'll still buy it, but that's a lot more than I wanted to pay. I guess there are quite a few very large pieces and power functions, though I still wouldn't think that justifies an extra $100.

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By in United States,

Saw the pic and became instantly excited, this set has been on my Wanted List for so long. Then saw the price tag and the excitement quickly cooled... I know it has Power Functions, but geez!

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By in United States,

Looks cool, but you won't catch me emptying my wallet for this...

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By in United States,

People wanted this? Where did they get that info from? Waste of a D2C and a set.

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By in Switzerland,

@Golem25 - reply of the year so far :D Sadly true though

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By in Czech Republic,

Easy pass.

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By in Spain,

It would be nice if instead a battery, the set would include some solar charger or a generator to make energy by manually rotating the wings...
Anyway, power functions v1.0? Really?

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By in United States,

My ex girlfriend worked for Vestas when they gave out the original ones so I actually got to build it. I wish instead I would have kept it sealed up knowing now how much it’s worth and considering it was free, although I’m sure it will drop a little now with this re-release.

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By in Puerto Rico,

I have this in my sights but $200 is well, $200 for me. I so want for Lego to remake the Wind Turbine Transport which is much cheaper and wouldn't look out of place in a City.

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By in United States,

I really hope these make it to Target and/or Walmart, as it looks like a nice set once you knock at least 30% off that price. It looks like a direct remake of #4999, so the R&D was done a decade ago, and nearly all of it is common parts except the green BURP and some cables.

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By in Netherlands,

They're killing collectors' fun with these re-issues.

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By in United States,

Lepin version is 55$. Thank you very much.

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By in United States,

while super cool, no way can i justify paying that for my town

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By in Denmark,

To merman:

(I wrote a reply earlier but using the AT symbol seems to have chewed up my reply)

The Taj Mahal is an easy set for TLG to replicate, tons of common parts, very popular worldwide = no risk

The Vestas set was a limited set, has stickers, rare BURPs and most likely not that popular worldwide

Now, why TLG decided to make this set (again)? Who the funk knows. They move in mysterious way in Billund

I live just a few kilometers from Vestas HQ btw and I know quite a few of these sets (the originals) left very cheaply/was handed down/scalped by AFOLs and ended up on the grey market later on

Maybe someone at TLG got annoyed by that ;)

Cheers,

Ole

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By in Australia,

After all these comments about how THIS one is overpriced, I am now actually too embarassed to say how much I spent getting 4999.....
200 is like a 40% discount.

It seemed worth it at the time since it was so limited and hard to get ahold of. This....will definitely put a damper on my enjoyment of it. At least I didn't buy an reseller MF in 2016....

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By in Netherlands,

The set by itself looks really nice and I like the inclusion of Power Functions in Creator sets just like in the 2008 version.

But the problem with this set is, I don't see any way to justify this price. DE 179.99€ or NL 199.99€ seems absolutely ridiculous to me. Even if you'd subtract the additional cost of the 5 Power Functions parts (€35.95) it would still cost DE 144.04€ or NL 164.04€. That's DE 17.5c or NL 20.0c per piece and makes it relatively by far the most expensive Creator (Expert) set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yess but not a fan of the price

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By in Belgium,

In your face scalpers!! Woehahaha

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By in Denmark,

It's a boring set to build, imho. TLG should have remade it as an off-shore turbine with a boat + land transformer instead with much nicer build techinques (think Apollo) .. THEN it might be worth 200EUR ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, that's Christmas sorted

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By in United States,

Due to the number of large pieces, it is often better to look at price per weight than price per piece.

So I checked the weight of the original set on BrickLink. It says it weight 2200 g (4.8 lb). So at $200, its still over $40/lb. Most sets are in the range of $25/lb (sorry metric people).

So it's expensive no matter how you consider the price.

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By in Canada,

Lego has always priced by weight, not piece count.

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By in United States,

I would pay $99 for this set. Not a penny more.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice set but rip off price, no thanks LEGO, enough is enough

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By in United States,

Now, just need some Lego geese that fly through it and get pureed. At least that's what happens with the real turbines... ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

For a 1m tall set with power functions... that’s going to make an amazing display piece. The price doesn’t put me off either. Love it.

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By in United States,

Like others have said, it's a nice set, but not a nice price.

Hope to eventually see it discounted somewhere...

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By in Italy,

20 euro cent per brick is too much money, I like it but I think i will rebrick it

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By in United Kingdom,

Joining the chorus: love it but just can't justify the price.

And like some of you, if they're going to keep redoing sets, I really hope that extends to the Haunted House...

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By in United States,

@esfrolios I agree. In fact, if they included a solar panel and battery it may be worth 200.00!

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By in Netherlands,

Does anyone else think that little house looks delightfully oldschool? It reminds me of late 80s Town sets, I love it. If the set was just the small building by itself at a lower price I would buy it immediately.

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By in United States,

BURPs in green! Alas, not for that price. :(

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By in United States,

I'm happy to see the return of large spruce trees (made of plants, no less)! Now we just need cypress trees to come back. The house at the base reminds me of some of the simple LEGO house designs from the '80s, and I like that. I'm with everyone else about the price.

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By in United States,

When I was collecting, this set was definitely in my top 5 favorites (maybe even one of the top 2). As a display piece, it always drew comments. Considering what I paid for the original 4999, $200 does not sound all that bad to me, but if you price it like current sets, then yeah, $200 is crazy expensive.

With that said, I am so glad that I sold off my collection* before these re-issues started. Just reaffirms my decisions to ditch LEGO completely.

* Still have three sets left is anyone is interested! https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/21131/selling-off-my-collection-southwest-ohio-usa#latest

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By in United Kingdom,

Am I the only one who is thinking what a completely and utterly pointless set that doesn’t fit in with any other Lego theme. I can see why it was released originally for employees but as a Black Friday release I’m hardly excited and the expense. That’s another story!

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By in Canada,

Price per height is not bad.

Anyone knows if it turns fast enough to be used as a fan? Air circulation is slow in the bedroom of one of my sons.

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By in United States,

There is probably a license fee too lego is paying as well

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By in United States,

Watch this sit on the shelves for 50% off in 6 months, and STILL noone buys this.....

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By in Belgium,

As such, it's a nice set (despite the unrealistic presence of a hut below), but the pricing is totally bonkers!!! I understand there are Power Functions, but it should cost no more than 120 euros (and also be the same price everywhere in the Eurozone!).

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By in United States,

Why is this a creator expert set? The build looks very basic. The building is so boring and not detailed, I wish they had upgraded it. Oh yeah, and the price sucks

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By in United Kingdom,

???
I didn't even think they would make it more expensive just because of stickers!!

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By in United Kingdom,

All these re-releases worry me. The last time we saw so many was back in the early 2000s when Lego was on the ropes, financially speaking. That said, this is a very odd one to fall back on.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very nice update to a set that lego have made in the past, love the minifigs & scenery involved in the build, i, e: the house and hills & trees but its about £100 overpriced people..
Im sure they could of done this cheaper maybe with more but smaller turbines.

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By in United States,

Why would it need Power Functions? You should just be able to blow on it really hard, constantly, in order to power your entire tabletown!

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By in United States,

I'm not one to balk at the ever-increasing prices (hell, I ponied up for the UCS Falcon reissue), but the US pricing seems like double what it should be. I was thinking this would be somewhere in the neighborhood of the Saturn V and was debating if that was too rich for me, but $200? Nice set, but no thanks (and good thing because I am running out of space!).

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By in United Kingdom,

Come on Lego, us serious fans are getting a bit tired of very high price points, they keep creeping up and up and up. Thanks, but no thanks, not at that price

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By in United States,

@CM4Sci: I think the whole "waste of a D2C" mindset can be overly simplistic. A re-release of an existing set often doesn't require as much development time as a brand new design, and the time saved can then be reserved for other sets (either increasing the number of sets planned or allowing more opportunities to refine and improve already planned sets).

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By in Sweden,

Now, that's a surprise! As already elaborated above, in several different ways... :)

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By in Austria,

I shudder to think what a "reincarnation" of a monorail would cost today.
But I think Lego should try the market for more rereleases of popular classic sets.

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By in Germany,

This will be another nail in Legos coffin. Hence it's so tall.

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By in Netherlands,

I figured it might be something nice for in my physics class room.... but not at this price. Then the Apollo rocket might be a better choice.

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By in United States,

What is this? I wanted a rerelease of the millinieal falcon!

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By in United Kingdom,

Well I am very tempted!
It's a shame the power function lights weren't used for the aircraft warning lights rather than the cottage porch lights.

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By in United States,

I was not aware of the original set so I'm quite excited to see this. But $200 ... yikes. Even at $150, I'd have to think about it so I'll probably pass on this. It is however, a great theme for a set. I hope we see more (reasonably priced) entries along this line.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just sold my 4999 set at just over £300.00 can now buy it back at half the price.

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By in United States,

The price stings, but this set is my white whale so I'll probably get it.

I plan to hook it up with some solar panels so it'll be self powered. Then it'll be a great prop for my office.

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By in United States,

This is really unfortunate. 4999 has been my white whale for several years now. When I saw the email this morning from LEGO announcing this re-release, I almost chocked on my bagel in excitement. And then I saw the price... Ridiculous. I just can't justify it. Sad really.

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By in Netherlands,

So does Lego read Brickset? Did they ever change a price tag? Can’t imagine the license is that expensive...

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By in Netherlands,

way too expensiven even with the power functions. This is an Commercial set should have been paid for in large by Vestas.

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By in United States,

This is about $80 over priced. Glad I'm not the only ones to think this. I probably will get it, only because its like 3ft tall like the Saturn rocket and wind turbines have fascinated me for some time.

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By in Belgium,

Looks an OK set, nice addition to lego cities and stuff. I skipped over the price while reading the article but man....

You can bricklink this set for half the price AND have fun building it. Sorry Lego, nice try, but no.

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By in United States,

> By vynsane in United States, 26 Sep 2018 13:44
> Why would it need Power Functions? You should just be able to blow on it really hard,
> constantly, in order to power your entire tabletown!

Technically, you could. The motor can work in reverse. If you rotate the axle, it will generate current. With the gear reduction, you'd get so little voltage though (and probably break in internals). And blowing on it would use so much of your own energy, it would be more efficient for you to simply rotate it by hand.

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By in Australia,

Why does it say ‘new for January 2019’ for the trees and cable extensions when it is being released in November?

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By in Australia,

$329 AU. $200 US. Okay ANZAC tax. Wait, 826 pieces! I know that it includes all power functions pieces but thats still only maybe $130 AU. (say $150 with ANZAC tax).

But $329?! What, do they makeup random prices and full them out of a hat? Its not even a round number! (like $300 or $350).

I would seriously consider buying a real life size turbine better value then this. At least its realistic, being ridiculously ripped off by energy companies!

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By in United Kingdom,

Can't wait to get this... When it's on offer. That being said it's peculiar to have a house directly under a massive turbine, dangerous two if it were to get struck by lightning, causing debris to fly off. It's not strange to have houses built near them though, in Aylesbury, Bucks where I live here in the UK there is a massive housing estate, recently built in the last 5 years with I believe the largest wind turbine in the UK within probably 70 - 100 metres from a house.

On a side note Aylesbury has been designated a Garden Town, so this set is a must have considering its connotations to me as well as what I'm studying at uni - urban design, planning and development.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd love to see a re issue of emerald night.

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By in Australia,

As an owner of the original which I picked up second hand, I’d say this is one of the most enjoyable builds in my collection. It is taller than the Saturn V and the classic City 7905 Building Crane, I believe only the Eiffel Tower is taller in height. It is full of very large panel and wedge pieces, long PF cables and for those wondering what the house is about it lights up when the turbine is turned on.
I agree the price is still inflated, but perhaps the subject matter is a little niche. Renewable energy is something that obsesses and fascinates me, but for some reason it antagonises a lot of people - meh? It’s still great this set will see a wider audience, it was too beautifully designed to remain so exclusive. Along with Trains and Fairground rides it makes a largely static LEGO city come alive with movement. Seeing more of these at LEGO shows is something I look forward to.

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By in United States,

Adding my name to the list of those disappointed by the outrageous price tag. I’ll wait until it’s at least half off before I consider it.

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By in United States,

@Brickeric

“Windmills do not work that way! Goodnight!” - Morbo

Though this one actually might, I guess.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was thrilled with the Taj Mahal rerelease last year but don’t really see the appeal of this. I don’t know what Lego are smoking with that price tag either.
If they are going to rerelease old sets I’d much rather see the early modulars or perhaps 3450 Statue of Liberty.

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By in New Zealand,

@mrdoofa- I do. This element is made from plants. ;-)

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By in United States,

I've always loved the look of the original, and it actually inspired me to buy 7747 and motorize it a while back, but I'm with everyone else in thinking this is quite overpriced. Obviously the motor and light elements add to the price, but not by that much. This set feels more like $120 or less. You could plausibly charge the same for this as the Saturn V rocket, but not more. Certainly not $80 more.

Sometimes I think Lego pegs their prices based on size and not by piece count, thinking that they can get away with an inflated price if a set looks impressive enough in person. But I have to question the effectiveness of that strategy when just about everyone buys sets based on value by taking a look at the piece count. Especially here in America where the piece count is right there on the front of every box. I dunno, maybe it actually is working out for them. But I wouldn't be shocked to see this set get a discount either.

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By in France,

easy pass

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By in United States,

Gotta blame the aftermarket for this one. A quick check on EBay shows the original currently being sold for $400 to $600, one as high as $800. Easy to see where that $200 comes from.

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By in Germany,

I am so waiting for Jang's review of this set and his comments about the price :-)

Compare this to any Modular, or the Ferris Wheel, the Creator Expert vehicles, and so many other sets with far more "stuff you get" for far less money.

TLG seems to be losing their marbles in the pricing department. Who on Earth is going to buy this set at RRP???

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By in Australia,

Much like the other Antipodeans in the forum I find the pricing ridiculous. However, it is still cheaper than what I paid for 4999 8-9 years ago (still sealed awaiting my retirement!)
So typically us Australians will wait for the regular 20-25% off sales to get closer to a more palatable North American market price.

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By in United States,

Way too expensive. Should be $120 max even with baseplate and power function. You get way more from a modular house for way less money.

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By in United States,

It is always nice to see a re-release of an old set. It is much better to pay 200 for it to Lego than 400+ to the bandits of the after-market. I hope Lego reissue also Cafe Corner, Green Grocer and Market Street.

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