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Latest LEGO Ideas Review Results – One New Set Coming

LEGO have revealed the outcome of the third 2018 LEGO Ideas review. The line-up for this review period included a total of 5 sets; Dinosaur Fossil Skeletons, Chemical Plant, Food Stand Diners, Playable LEGO Piano and Queen Victoria Cruise Ship.

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Of those 5 one has been given the definite go-ahead, while another is pending further review.

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.

Bricking Around Now A Recognised LEGO Fan Media Site

Last week I received the exciting news that Bricking Around has been approved as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media site. After years of hard work trying to make Bricking Around the best it can be, this approval should help make the site better than ever.

Recognised LEGO Fan Media is a new program offered by LEGO to help support sites that contribute to the LEGO fan community.

Bricking Around RLFM

Being part of the program means that I am now a LEGO Ambassador, and have new ways to communicate directly with LEGO and other members of the community. It should mean more timely news about announcements and potentially new content such as more reviews.

The content that you come here for won’t change, but hopefully things just get better.

I’d also like to say thanks to everybody that reads Bricking Around, acceptance in the program wouldn’t have happened without so many regular readers.