Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns. Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.
Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
Move the rails to launch a second train.
Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
This amazing set includes over 4,120 pieces.
Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel.
Rated 5 out of
The set I have always wanted!When I got my Lego freight train set as a child many years ago, I used to put bricks and books under my track to turn it into a roller coaster. Since then I have always wanted a proper Lego roller coaster set.
The set can be built in two halves at the same time. I have experienced this in other sets and it should be advertised because it makes building with a friend or family member so much easier and more fun. I built this with my partner and we clipped the two halves of the ride together at the end.
Luckily I already had some medium power function motors handy, so I used one to power the chain lift and rollers. I powered the motor with the train controller from my childhood train set.
The set has a lot of play value as it comes with a load of mini figures, some stalls and the ride platform. Cars can be stopped and started from the ride platform using the tyre mechanism. If un-motorised, the chain lift can also be hand cranked which adds to the fun.
The only con to this set is the usual one where it has some stickers instead of printed bricks. Given the price of the set it should have been all printed bricks.
The model is huge and impressive to look at, making it both a great standalone piece or a standout part of a fairground. Overall I am very impressed with this set and have had great fun making and playing with it!
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of
20 yearsI have been waiting twenty years for Lego to release a roller coaster and its finally here!
Construction time in total was about eight hours. It might seem repetitive building supports over and over, but there is more than enough variation that it isn't boring. I only encountered a few minor issues while assembling the supports. When assembled correctly the build feels stable. This set is packed with plenty of cool building techniques from the coaster sign to the roof of the station.
The only con I see in this set is I wish it had a steeper drop hill.
I've seen a lot of complaints online that this set doesn't include power functions. I feel that most people that are purchasing this set probably already have a few power functions sets themselves. Also the set has a pretty good price per piece ratio especially with the new track elements that you can buy power functions to go with it without running up the cost too much. I feel the overall value of the set for the money is great and I can't wait to purchase a second one for parts!
I hope this set brings many future coaster sets and maybe a strict coaster line with rail packs and hopefully loops, corkscrews, barrel rolls, and many more inversions.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 5 out of
Best Creator Set Yet!I have Bulit many Creator expert sets (Parisian Resturant, Fairground Mixer, Downtown Diner, and Ferris Wheel) And by Far this has to be the Greatest! let me start off by saying, I LOVE ROLLER COASTERS, with me loving legos and being a Roller Coaster Enthusiast I knew this set was for me! With a price point of almost 400 dollars I was a bit Skeptical but I can safley say the Pros outway the cons. Overall the the build is very fun, but a bit challenging at times, especially buliding the gears under the station, I had to Redo this part 3 times. besides that sometimes while buliding the collums The structure itself appeared "unstable", but at the end of the build it was decently stable. Out of all of the creator Expert sets this was the most challenging, so i would not recomend this set to anyone under 13. I love how lego took the realism of a real Roller coaster and put it into a set, I Really like the height checker, park map, no photography sign and the station itself is amazing! I love the fuction of the Coaster train running on the tracks its so smooth! The minifigures that bcame in this set are good too. For the price my only complaint is that it did not include Power Functions, but thats really minior. I TOTALY RECOMEND this set to anyone who loves Lego, Rollercoaster or Both!
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of
Thank you...I have been waiting for this set for years. It did not disappoint. It is very well designed and build order is excellent and it is so much fun to watch it run. And you can run both sets of cars at the same time :)
I think the price point is fair for this set. I definitely feel I got every penny's worth of value. Personally I am glad the motor/battery was not included, that would have driven the price to the pain point (IMHO)... especially for those of us that already had them.
I did have some trouble with the chain lift, it occasionally slipped on the upper gear. After triple checking that I had installed it correctly, I installed a small mod that resolved the problem. I removed 3 links and put a chain guide toward the top to force the gear to engage without slipping (picture included). This in no way detracts from my whole hearted positive recommendation of this set, I still assume I did something wrong.
Like the other reviewers, I hope this is just the beginning. Loops.... corkscrews... inverted... please. I am actually considering buying a second set to see if I can connect them together for twice the fun.