This LEGO Creator Expert Carousel 10257 is an elegant and delightful set. This majestic set features a large textile canopy, ornate, reflective rounding boards with blue and gold detailing, reflective center panels. It includes a two-level deck comprising a raised boarding platform. The platform has a handrail with five buildable animal rides, including a white swan and four moving animals: an elephant, tiger, flamingo, and a frog.
This set includes seven minifigures: a ride operator, mom, dad, boy, girl, grandmother, and a granddaughter. Accessory elements include a camera, ice cream, candy, and a hot dog in a bun.
You can turn the crank and see the animals move up and down as the carousel rotates. Or motorize the carousel with the LEGO Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included).
This set includes more than 2,660 pieces and measures over 12″ (32cm) high × 14″ (38cm) wide × 13″ (35cm) deep. Collect and build a fairground with other LEGO Creator Fairground sets.
Will LEGO Creator Expert Carousel 10257 retire this year?
LEGO released 10257 Carousel in June 2017 and is already in the market for two years. Sets in the LEGO Creator Fairground series generally had about 1 to 2-year lifespans, like 10244 Fairground Mixer and 10196 Grand Carousel. With very few exceptions, for example – 10247 Ferris Wheel (3 years).
Currently, LEGO has labeled 10257 Carusel as “Out of Stock” in the Australia LEGO online store. So LEGO is maybe doing “the dance” before they retire those sets. Usually, when LEGO retires sets in one region, other regions will follow, and the US market is no exception. So this is a high possibility that LEGO will retire it in the US market this year. Therefore, if you are still haven’t bought this set yet, don’t wait anymore! Buy it now before it is too late!