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New LEGO Creator Expert set 10257 Carousel announced

Today LEGO announced its latest Creator Expert set, 10257 Carousel. The 2,670 piece set is the latest entry to the popular carnival theme of sets that includes 10247 Ferris Wheel, 10244 Fairground Mixer, and of course, 10196 Grand Carousel from 2009. The new Carousel has five brick-built animals galloping around its platform, which spins with a hand crank and comes ready for Power Functions integration. The set includes seven minifigures, and will retail for $199.99 USD. It will be available June 1, 2017.

10257 Carousel

The original carousel from 8 years ago is greatly loved, but the fact that LEGO is circling back to the same carnival ride after only two intervening sets is sure to raise some eyebrows. However, the old 10196 Carousel is so highly desired by fans that it’s currently selling for around $1,700 for an unopened copy, and over $1,100 for a used version, a rare figure outside the Star Wars and Modular themes. Certainly, many fans who can’t afford to spend over $1k on a single set will be glad to see this version. Although slightly smaller than the original, the new set carries a $50 lower MSRP, likely due to the Power Functions being an optional extra this time. Although we spy plenty of elements in new colors, however, we haven’t spotted any completely new elements apart from the cloth roof panels. Let us know in the comments if you see anything we’ve missed, though!

10257 Carousel

We’ve got the full press release, designer video, and all the images below.

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This week’s Amazon Sales and Deals include Star Wars, Minecraft, Technic, and Creator Sets [News]

This week’s Amazon deals include sets from Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, and Trains! Plus, see more of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for discounts on many other sets and themes. And don’t forget that sets from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are now available.

LEGO Star Wars TIE Striker 75154 is 30% off, currently listed at $48.99. See what we thought of this set in our review.

Check out the other highlights from the sale below.
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Summer 2017 LEGO Creator sets revealed at New York Toy Fair 2017 [News]

In addition to new sets for LEGO’s play and licensed themes, LEGO has revealed new Creator sets this weekend at New York Toy Fair. These sets will be available in August. In addition to the familiar 3-in-1 sets featuring creatures and vehicles, the Creator theme grows to include more sets featuring modern minifig-based habitats. Apparently the new sets are also modular, but we’re not sure yet how that works. But the star of the show is definitely this awesome little space shuttle!

31066 Space Shuttle Explorer $29.99 with 285 pieces

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First look at the new 2017 LEGO sets from Nuremberg Toy Fair [News]

Germany’s Nuremberg Toy Fair is the largest Toy Fair in the world, and where toy manufacturers go to show off their new products to potential buyers. As in previous years, LEGO has a large presence with a lot of new sets. Thanks to our friends at Promobricks, we’re able to bring you the first look at some of what LEGO has planned for the rest of the year, including Architecture, Creator, Technic, City and more. In a few weeks we’ll be covering the New York Toy Fair and bringing you close-up, hands-on coverage of these new sets and more.

LEGO Architecture 2017

Don’t miss other upcoming LEGO sets we’ve announced, including:
Summer wave of The LEGO Batman Movie sets
21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Marvel & DC Superheroes LEGO Brick Headz
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 LEGO sets

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LEGO 31065 Park Street Townhouse 3-in-1 [Review]

LEGO’s latest set in the Creator theme is 31065 Park Street Townhouse, which was recently released in both the UK and the US.  This set contains 566 pieces and retails at UK: £44.99 / US: $49.99 / EU: €49.99. The main build is the townhouse, but there are alternative instructions for a city café and a suburban home. The set comes with 2 minifigures, a moped, and the parts to build a little blue bird and a white dog. This type of Creator set  is often called a “mini modular” and interestingly one of the images at the back of the first instruction booklet shows this set linked with 31050 Corner Deli to form a mini street scene. Other examples of so-called mini modulars include 31026 Bike Shop & Café or 31036 Toy and Grocery Shop, both of which are now retired.

31065 Park Street Townhouse

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January 2017 LEGO sets available now, including Assembly Square, Adventure Time [News]

Happy New Year! To start your 2017 off right, pick up some new LEGO for yourself. The January 2017 LEGO sets are now available in stores and online starting today, and we’ve picked a few that we think our readers will be interested in, from LEGO Batman to the new Assembly Square. We’ve already reviewed many of these sets, and we’ll be reviewing more in the coming days and weeks.

10255 Assembly Square (Review)| $279.99 USD | The LEGO Shop

21308 Ideas Adventure Time (Review)| $49.99 USD | The LEGO Shop | Amazon

See more January 2017 LEGO sets available now

LEGO’s biggest modular yet: 10255 Assembly Square [Review]

2017 is a year of anniversaries for LEGO: it marks 40 years for Technic, and the 10th year for LEGO’s Modular Buildings. These highly detailed sets clock in at over 2,000 pieces and are most definitely fan favorites. In October, LEGO announced 10255 Assembly Square to celebrate the decennial anniversary of the line. LEGO sent us an early copy, so today we’re pleased to bring you a full hands-on review. It’s packed full of Easter eggs celebrating 10 years of these fantastic sets, and is the largest modular yet with 4,002 pieces. 10255 Assembly Square is available now on The LEGO Shop for $279.99 USD.

10255 Assembly Square

So just how impressive is this set? Read on, because we’re going to tell you all about it.

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New Ice Palace from Disney’s Frozen revealed, plus more Creator Sets [News]

The new sets for 2017 continue with a glimpse of Disney’s Frozen, Disney’s Princess Pets, and 6 new creator sets! Brickset reports that the Disney Princess theme will be renamed simply Disney, and should include both the general Disney sets and Frozen sets. The new Frozen lineup includes a new Ice Palace, which is a good deal larger than the previous version (which is on sale currently, along with the other Disney Frozen sets). And next up, we also have some new Creator sets, making the this the third batch of 2017 Creator sets we’ve seen. We’ve got links below for the previous reveals.

41148 Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace
LEGO Disney 2017

Check out more brand new sets:

2017 LEGO Architecture sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 1
2017 LEGO Creator sets, part 2
2017 LEGO Elves sets
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Star Wars sets

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More LEGO Creator sets unveiled for 2017 [News]

We got our first look at 5 of 2017’s new Creator sets last week, and as we suspected, that wasn’t the full lineup. Here are two more Creator set sure to delight fans looking for something more than vehicles.

31063 Beachside Vacation, 275 pieces

LEGO Creator 2017

LEGO Creator 2017

The Beachside Townhouse follows in the vein of getaway homes, such as this year’s Lakeside Lodge (currently 36% off on Amazon), and is very similar to last year’s Beach Hut (currently available on Amazon). Meanwhile, Park Street Townhouse continues the scaled-down modulars style of Creator sets, like this year’s Corner Deli (currently 25% off on Amazon) and 2015’s Toy & Grocery Shop (currently 16% off on Amazon).

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 LEGO City sets
2017 LEGO Nexo Knights sets
2017 LEGO Technic sets
LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS set
2017 LEGO Friends sets
2017 LEGO Creator sets
2017 LEGO Ninjago sets
2017 LEGO Batman Movie sets

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Five new 2017 LEGO Creator 3-in-1 sets revealed [News]

Continuing our ongoing coverage of LEGO’s 2017 lineup, here’s your first look at five new Creator sets. These are probably only the smaller half of the 2017 Creator line, so keep your eyes out for more in the near future. In the meantime, take a look at this sweet dinosaur 3-in-1 set that builds a T-rex, triceratops, and pterodactyl, and check out the rest below.

31058 Mighty Dinosaurs, 174 pieces

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 2017

Check out more brand new sets:
2017 City sets
2017 Nexo Knights sets
2017 Technic sets
BMW R 1200 GS Technic set
2017 Friends sets

And don’t miss that Amazon has some good deals on current Creator sets right now, such as 31050 Corner Deli for 25% off and 31052 Vacation Getaways for 20% off.

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LEGO Creator 10253 Big Ben [Review]

The clock tower of the British Houses of Parliament is an English icon known the world over. Oddly enough, the famously named Big Ben is actually the largest of the 5 bells housed within the tower, with the clock tower being properly called the Elizabeth Tower. However, over the last 157 years since the tower’s completion, it’s become globally known as Big Ben. And now it has inspired LEGO’s second largest architecture set ever, 10253 Big Ben, with 4,163 pieces. The set is currently available to LEGO VIP members, and will go on sale to everyone beginning July 1 for $249.99.

10253 Big Ben

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LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben officially announced [News]

LEGO’s Sydney Opera House was released in 2013, but now LEGO has finally announced their next Creator Expert model of a famous piece of architecture, that grand icon of England, 10253 Big Ben. It will retail for $249.99 USD, and will be available beginning July 1, just in time for Big Ben’s 137th birthday.

10253 Big Ben

10253 Big Ben

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