Discover the fairground’s star attraction with the Carousel!
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Experience the majestic Carousel with a wealth of delightful features, including a large textile canopy, ornate reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, and a 2-tier deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with 5 buildable animal rides, including a white swan and 4 moving animals. Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates. This delightful LEGO® Creator Expert model has an iconic elegance that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance and adventure. Upgrade with LEGO Power Functions for fully motorized operation. Includes 7 minifigures.
Includes 7 minifigures: a ride operator, mom, dad, boy, girl, grandmother and a granddaughter.
The Carousel features a large textile canopy, ornate, reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels, 2-level deck comprising a raised boarding platform with handrail and a main platform with 5 buildable animal rides, including a white swan and 4 moving animals: an elephant, tiger, flamingo and a frog.
Also features a sturdy, buildable base for easy transportation.
Buy your ticket at the booth, take the stairs to the boarding platform and choose your favorite animal ride.
Turn the crank and see the elephant, tiger, flamingo and frog move up and down as the carousel rotates.
Enjoy an ice cream, candy or a delicious hot dog as you watch the whirling carousel.
Accessory elements include a camera, ice cream, candy and a hot dog in a bun.
This set includes more than 2,660 pieces.
New-for-June-2017 decorated elements include printed tickets and printed storybook tiles.
Includes lots of molded golden elements, reflective golden labels and medium-blue/dark-blue elements.
Rated 5 out of
A very nice build especially the animalsThis is a very nice build, it is in 5 stages - roughly:
* The base/ground
* The deck of the carousel
* The centre of the carousel
* The animals for the ride
* The roof and it's edging
The build like the carousel was interesting - I iiked all the attention to detail; the clever use of slopes and hinges to make the base, the use of hinges to get the slopes in the centre.... But most of all the animals are so well made and have lots of interesting features about them...
Now for the bits I'm not so keen on - bag 5 (and to a lesser extent) bag 2 can be quite repetitive - although both have interesting techniques in them - but this is similar to the ferris wheel - and is due to the symmetries in the design.
The only other issue I have is the base - I think it would have benefited from a bit more rigidity and perhaps having tiles below every bit of it rather than just the visible edges - as picking it up can be tricky - as the base is the only obvious place to do it.
.. and I would have liked a slightly different gear ratio so I could make it spin slightly faster <g>!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of
Great Set, Love the color & the mechanics, BUTNot enough attention was paid when packaging the set.
I can tell this set was meticulously designed, which is why the issue I had building it is so disappointing. This set was designed so that the holes in the blue elephant trunk pieces in the top detailing always face the inside, so the outside has a smooth look.
The manual itself doesn't even differentiate between these parts, but I ended up with 25 of ones facing one way, and 23 pieces that faced the other way. Aka I have a hole on the outside of one of my blue elephant pieces. Completely ruins the smooth look the set is going for. =/
A good idea would be to split these into two part numbers so this doesn't happen to anyone else, or provide an extra of each just in case.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of
Grandson BuilderI'm so proud of my 10-year-old grandson for building the Carousel by himself I have to share his story. Jacob earned the money to purchase the kit by performing household tasks for his family. His first summer job. He researched by watching hours of YouTube videos posted by LEGO testers and fans. By the time he'd earned $200, he was ready to tackle the build.
He bought the kit from Legoland (Carlsbad) during a family vacation. Brought the box back to my house and within 3 days (approximately 4 hrs per session) he completed the build painstakingly following the manual page by page. While I sat with him throughout the project he never allowed me to help, not much anyway.
Challenges he experienced: (1) he sometimes needed help separating pieces when he attached the wrong two pieces together - he doesn't have long enough fingernails. (2) when he was constructing the elephant a single white piece was missing necessitating a quick trip to the Downtown Disney Lego store. Otherwise, he's very satisfied with the results.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of
Good, bad & uglyThis is a beautiful set and was a fun build. My wife and I really enjoyed this set. A couple of areas we were disappointed with were the wings of the Swan not going together well and their placement. We would recommend them being connected just one row higher. On the stairs, the red 2x2 slims were not gripping well and needed to be doubled to keep them together.
That was the good and the bad, now for the ugly. First of all, not all of the white blocks were the same white. I felt like I was working with my uncle's old dirty bricks along with some of my brand new bricks making my own model. Some of the bricks were almost cream not white. I double checked to make sure it said LEGO on the bricks and the box. Secondly, the red 2x2 slims #302221 were not opaque but translucent and did not lock well at all. If I'm paying a premium price because this is suppose to be a quality product, then that is what I expect. When I buy LEGO, I expect great quality control that ensures continuity and consistency of color and holding power.