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10257 Carousel Now Available For VIPs

If you are a LEGO VIP and have been eagerly awaiting the release of 10257 Carousel, then now is your chance to add this fantastic looking set to your collection.

In order to order the set you will need to be logged in to your VIP account.

Carousel VIP Release

The Australian RRP is $299.99 for this 2664 piece set.

Are you ordering one? Let me know in the comments.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Carousel-10257?icmp=LP-SHLPM-DPC-CR-carous-107

Australian Price For 10257 Carousel Revealed

Overnight LEGO updated their Australian store with a page for the just announced 10257 Carousel.

The Australian RRP is confirmed to be $299.99.

10257 Carousel AU Price

Let me know what you think of the price.

LEGO Announces 10257 Carousel

When the Fairground Mixer set was first announced a lot of LEGO fans hoped it was the start of a new sub-theme. Well after the Ferris Wheel last year LEGO have just announced the third ride in their growing fairground – 10257 Carousel.

10257 Carousel

The set features a fairytale inspired design with animal rides instead of the more traditional horse and carriage. Included is a swan, tiger, frog, elephant and flamingo. There is also a small ticket booth build included too.

Design wise there are plenty of blue elements with lots of gold decorations. The central pillar of the ride features gold mirrors (unfortunately achieved with stickers). Topping off the ride is six new fabric panels in yellow.

There are no included Power Functions, but turning the crank will spin the ride. The animals will also move up and down as the ride spins, with the exception of the swan. For those of you who already own Power Functions elements they can very easily be connected.

It’s undeniable that this set is going to be compared to 10196 Grand Carousel, which is a set that is well loved by the AFOL community. It seems LEGO have made a conscious decision to not reproduce the older set but instead make something new. The Grand Carousel featured included power functions and a sound brick. Neither is included here. This new carousel is smaller in overall dimensions and pieces but I actually really like the overall design.

No Australian price as yet, but expect this to be around $300 when it is released on June 1. Hopefully we will see a VIP pre-release in late May but this is not confirmed.

Check out the full gallery, press release and designer video below.