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My First Carousel

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My First Carousel359.
Average rating3out of 5 stars

Product Details

Turn the cone to make the carousel spin!



Introduce your child to basic cause and effect principles by using chunky LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to make a turning carousel. Watch them learn to turn the top of the carousel top and see the seats on the special gearwheels spin round below. With three child DUPLO figures and decorated bricks for matching, there are so many ways to play and learn with this exciting model.

  • Spark young imaginations with a buildable, spinning carousel, a buildable tree, and special story-starter LEGO DUPLO bricks!
  • This educational toy features turning gearwheels that are safe and suitable for small hands
  • Includes three child DUPLO figures and a bird figure
  • LEGO DUPLO building toys are compatible with other LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • Carousel is over 7” high, 9” wide, and 9” deep
  • 24 pieces – For boys and girls between the ages of 1 ½ and 3 years old
Building Instructions
My First Carousel

Customer Reviews

Overall RatingAverage rating3out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
44% would recommend this product.


Overall Experience

Play ExperienceAverage rating2.9out of 5 stars
Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating3.7out of 5 stars
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  • about 2 months ago
    Average rating4out of 5 stars
    Not as bad as what others have said
    | 25-34
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Son
    This is my first Duplo purchase (have been eagerly waiting for my child to hit 18months but alas I could not wait another 3 more months). I received this set just 10 minutes ago and fixed it up quickly to test it out after reading all the bad reviews. Wanted to see if it was really as bad as it is reviewed to be before deciding whether to introduce it to my 15 month old boy. Setting up for me was definitely easy and then when I set up the gears I naturally went for the spacious corners instead of what the box suggested. With this set up I could turn any gear freely and also see the other parts work flawlessly. No issues for me! I did my best to twist haphazardly but nothing flew off as the gears were seated within 4 nodes on the 'grass' base. Of course I would foresee some frustration for my child if he decides to take off the gear and try to twist it off the nodes but overall it is a fun toy to show my baby the workings of gears. I myself enjoyed the various ways to play this.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 5 mins
    Building Experience: Novice LEGO builder
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  • 2 days ago
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    It works great
    | 45-54
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    I was at a Train show, (to see the Lego layouts). I had my granddaughter (15 Months), and I bought this. It's true the gears don't snap on, but they do set on easily, she liked playing with the set. She could twist the top, and the other gears would turn. I added a few extra blocks that we already had and made a nice carousel for her. I do plan on getting a second set to expand the gears.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 5 mins
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  • 7 months ago
    Average rating1out of 5 stars
    Sadly, unstable.
    | 35-44
    Purchased for: Daughter
    We got this for our youngest (2 year-old) daughter and the quality of the pieces is top-notch, as usual; the gears are easy to place and they all interlock gracefully. Unfortunately -- and this is the reason I am writing the review -- the gears are not "Legoed" to the base but rather have a large, Primo-like circle underside covering a 2x2 section of plate and rely solely on gravity to keep them there. The connection is not friction fit because the gears have to rotate on the rim of the circle, so 95% of attempts my dear child makes to directly turn a gear herself (and not use the tower) results in them jumping out of their gravity-held positions. Did you field-test this product, Lego, or did all your subjects not think that they'd like a crack at turning all the gears to see if it works in reverse, too? Now, if these pieces would have been designed to be affixed with a rotator base in the same way that say, Lego's regular-sized fire and police station swivel office chairs are, they wouldn't literally fall off and frustrate toddlers (or their parents). As it is, I think it could only be used by an older child on a tabletop which, really, defeats the purpose of having it for this intended age. Of the tens of thousands of pieces (we have every generation including Quatro, Primo, Duplo and Lego) and dozens of sets we have up to now, this is the only set we've had sit idle after the first day. It is also the only set I wish I could return, but it was a Christmas gift. For this reason, I would not recommend this first carousel to anyone without a fix (pun intended).

    Response from LEGO SHOP

    February 14, 2017
    Haley - Consumer Service Specialist, Consumer Services
    You're correct in noticing that the gears do not have clutch power to adhere to the base plate. This was intentional as the set was designed to be a first glimpse into the workings of gear mechanisms for children as young as 18 months. The carousel is meant to be a set to introduce our young fans to the concept. We appreciate the feedback about your daughter's disappointment and it will be used to influence new DUPLO sets.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating1out of 5 stars
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    Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 5 mins
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • 6 months ago
    Average rating1out of 5 stars
    Poor concept
    | 55-64
    Purchased for: Granddaughter
    I completely ditto Miesterdad!! This carousel set is a HUGE disappointment. My 2 1/2 yr granddaughter who will play with Duplos for 30+ mins was done with this set in 5 mins, very frustrated and knocking the pieces on the ground. She could not operate the gears without them falling off. The company says they left the gears like this on purpose?? To introduce a concept? Um what concept? Failure and frustration? That gears don't work? 5 mins of a non working concept doesn't teach much. Is it possible to get friction gears? If so, where? And regardless of whether this was an intentional feature or not, the concept was clearly not field tested on the age range indicated on the box because it's a huge fail. Sorry for the snarkiness, I'm just so disappointed.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 5 mins
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