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.
Motorize the Carousel with the LEGO® Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included).
Collect and build an entire fairground with the LEGO® Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel.
Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 14” (38cm) wide and 13” (35cm) deep.
Rated 5 out of
My Take on the Lego CarouselThis is one of my favorite Lego Sets to build and here is my take on the Carousel build and overall look of it. First the overall look of the carousel from my perspective. This compliments the Lego Ferris Wheel very nicely and using animals instead of traditional horse is a very brilliant move. The carousel is beautifully detailed with trim that it makes you wish you could shrink yourself to that size and ride it yourself. The instructions are nicely done and if you follow it step-by-step then you should end up with a solid Lego Carousel. I have read other reviews saying that they are afraid of picking up and carrying it because it breaks on them. I for one don't find that the case and I would guess if it's falling apart easily either you don't have something right or something is not clicked down. Here are my few negatives on the carousel. The first one is the stickers, for I personally can't stand putting stickers on parts. However, I have become better at applying them and I understand it would drive up the cost of the Lego products if everything was printed. The second one is the small holes that randomly shows up on the decorative trim . It would had been nice if all of them were solid, but it's not a deal breaker for it really isn't that noticeable unless you are really looking for imperfections. I would also guess on a real life carousel that was transported from location to location you would see small imperfections - well that is how I look at it. Thirdly, I hate when I finish a Lego Build for they go to quick. LOL
I'm 53 years, so playability isn't a factor; however, I would think the Carousel would have more playability than some of the other sets that I have built.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 2 out of
Worst Lego set ever- disappointedWas excited for this set to add to my other expert sets but I'm gutted with it at present.
The base was beyond a joke, if you haven't got Lego spares to hold the excessive amount of awkward base parts together then don't even consider buying this set. The base was pathetic, every time you press something on, tons of other bits jump off and shatter.
The animals weren't all easy to put together, the tiger easily comes undone, the elephant was almost impossible to build.
The trim around the edge of the canopy was incredibly tentative to put together.
I eventually cracked it and loved it however the instructions and box do not warn you that the set is unmovable! Bits of base began to come loose being carried a short distance and the middle section with the gold railings on began to fall in - they are unrepairable! The carousel now longer turns. I cannot lie stomach down flat on the floor to fix it, I can't see under the canopy and I have a painful shoulder conditon on one shoulder that cannot also be used at such an angle and of course I can't move it anywhere higher.
Even before I tried to move it the base would need pressing on every now and again because it wouldn't turn anymore.
I've spent a lot of money ony Lego hobby but this kit took the Mickey and I wish I hadn't wasted my money.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 4 out of
Good, but could be better.This is a nice project that goes well with your fairground collection.
It is best viewed at eye level as the cover tarps make it difficult to appreciate otherwise.
Main complaint. (Similar to what others have expressed) in reference to part 6195546. The blue "tusk-like" finishing pieces around the outer edge of carousel. Comes in 2 molds (for left and right side). Instead of shipping 24 or each mold, you get any combination totally the required 48. This can be a little unsightly as they have a "hole side out" view on some that gives an unfinished look.
The main base is a little fragile and great care is needed when moving the unit.
The battery packs for running them motor unit take 6 AAA batteries, which is hefty, and these batteries don't last long. Wish they came with a rechargeable USB plug in battery or something. The extra cost for this would most likely be less than constantly swapping out 6 Duracells.
Each animal piece is connected to a bar. The top bar connection is a single click. This is fine but if kids are using at all removing or touching these pieces, they all pop off very easily. Would have preferred a slightly more secure connection.
Also wish there was space made on the base for the ticket booth. Be nice if it could all be affixed together instead of a free floating unit.
Not a bad unit overall, but the ferris wheel is a bit more fun to play with if you are on the fence over which one to choose. :)
Date published: 2018-01-02
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>!