Get ready to scream for LEGO’s newest Fairground Collection expansion set, Creator Expert 10273 Haunted House. The 3,231-piece set comes with a working free-fall ride and nine minifigures plus a skeleton. The spooky set will sell for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £209.99 and will be available to LEGO VIP members beginning May 20th with general availability starting June 1st.
The haunted house fairground ride opens up to reveal an organ, stained glass windows, a spooky portrait backlit by a light brick, and other terrifying details. The mechanics of the free-fall ride can be seen in the spinning product photo below, including the chain, gears, and flywheels (depicted in trans orange, though they will be black in the set).
Right off the bat, the set’s imposing sleek, black box jumps out as the new norm for LEGO sets targeting adults. According to LEGO, the previous Creator Expert branding style has been retired in favor of a consistent dark look for all packaging of 18+ models (previously seen in the new Star Wars helmets and UCS A-wing).
All new stylized sets will also come with “coffee-table-style building instructions” offering more detail and information than standard LEGO instructions. The back of the box gives us our first peek inside the haunted house and is the only picture available so far showing a clear look at the gearing for the free-fall ride (complete with two wheels only previously available in the LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set).
The haunted house stands 26.5 inches tall (68 cm) and both 9 inches wide (25 cm) and deep when closed. The set is the spiritual successor to 10228 Haunted House released in 2012 as part of the Monster Fighters line, though in this version olive green has replaced sand green as the primary color. This new Fairground Collection ride also follows 10261 Roller Coaster released exactly two years ago.
The model opens down the front revealing the ticket booth and central elevator shaft for the free-fall ride. The top window opens automatically to make sure the minifigures get a great view before falling to their doom. The interior includes themed decor winking at past LEGO themes, including an organ, a gold-rimmed portrait that lights up with a hidden sphinx from behind, Egyptian theming (reminiscent of 5978 Sphinx Secret Suprise), and a stash of other playful mini-builds.
According to LEGO, the haunted house is “modeled on Manor Von Barron, the spooky home of one of the world’s greatest villains–Samuel Von Barron.” The name refers to the constantly changing name of Lord Sam Sinister aka Baron Von Baron aka Evil Eye aka Mr. Hates who has appeared as Johnny Thunder’s arch-enemy in the Adventurers Egypt, Dino Island, and Orient Expedition product lines.
The haunted house comes with nine minifigures and a skeleton including two carnival workers in top hats (likely identical twins as only one is depicted below), five riders with appropriately scared faces (one of which is in a wheelchair–a welcome addition making the LEGO fairground more accessible), and two ghosts.
The original 10228 Haunted House also came with two ghosts, so the pair’s inclusion in this new set could be an additional wink and a nod to LEGO history. Additionally, LEGO says that the set features the “Organ of Catarino and the Orb of OGEL” which also shows LEGO is having a bit of fun with names.
The new haunted house is also compatible with LEGO’s Powered Up system allowing the free-fall fairground ride to be programmed and controlled through the app, complete with spooky sounds and screams. However, the two motors and battery box required to automate the set are not included and must be purchased separately.
You can see the free-fall ride in action in this animated video from LEGO.
10273 Haunted House will be available early to LEGO VIP members starting May 20th with general availability beginning June 1st. The 3,231-piece set will sell for US $249.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £209.99.
Full product details, a press release, and an expanded photo gallery from LEGO are included below.
10273 LEGO Haunted House
Enjoy a spine-tingling build
If you love ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, we’ve got a treat for you – the LEGO Haunted House (10273). Take time out of everyday life and explore something extraordinary as you discover the thrills and surprises packed into this stunning building project.
Spookily good details bring the store to life
Take your time building this impressive haunted house model, before exploring all the intricate details hidden within. The house opens up, making it easy to explore inside where you’ll discover a working free-fall ride plus automatic doors at the top of the tower. See the haunted front doors close for a spooky effect. Add the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the elevator via the Powered Up app.
A building project that’s full of thrills
This Haunted House is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults who appreciate clever design. This model also makes a scarily good gift, birthday present or Christmas gift.
- This creepy LEGO Haunted House (10273) model provides hours of enjoyment for anyone looking to unwind with a new project. Build the spooky horror house then explore its impressive features and delightful details.
- Why should kids get all the fun when it comes to scary toys? This building kit is designed for adults but it includes lots of playful features, such as a free-fall ride, haunted doors and a cursed painting.
- If you appreciate beautiful details, you’ll love displaying your haunted house model. Upgrade the Haunted House with the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the elevator via the app.
- Ideal for ghost hunters, thrill seekers and adult LEGO fans alike, this Haunted House set makes a great birthday gift for your ghost-loving mum, dad, husband, wife, partner or friend and also makes a fun Halloween gift.
- This dark and spooky haunted manor measures over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, making it a challenging construction kit for adults and a great brick-built model to display.
- A battery is included with the light brick in this set, so you can enjoy the illumination right away.
- This set comes with coffee-table-style building instructions to guide and inspire you.
- Part of a series of inspiring LEGO construction kits for adults, designed for LEGO building fans and hobbyists who love beautiful design and elegant LEGO models.
- LEGO building bricks meet the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent, compatible and connect and pull apart easily every time – it’s been that way since 1958.
- LEGO bricks and pieces are rigorously tested to ensure that every building set meets the highest safety and quality standards, so you can be sure that this model is designed to last.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from 20th May 2020.
PREPARE TO BE SPOOKED WITH THE BRAND-NEW LEGO HAUNTED HOUSE SET
The LEGO Group has announced the LEGO Haunted House, a hair-raising new fairground build for adult thrill-seekers – available from 20th May from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores
[13th May 2020] Gear up for a spooky ride and bring to life the ultimate ghostly fairground experience, with the brand-new LEGO Haunted House set. This latest addition to the LEGO Fairground collection is jam-packed with exciting features to surprise and entertain even the bravest of thrill-seekers.
Modeled on Manor Von Barron, the spooky home of one of the world’s greatest villains – Samuel Von Barron, the new LEGO Haunted House model is full to the brim with spine-tingling details. Its clever design features a fully functional free-fall ride with automatic doors at the top of the tower, giving brave riders a glimpse of the thrilling plummet to come, as well as intricate ghoulish details such as haunted doors and a cursed painting to warn off any trespassers.
To enhance the spooky experience even further and unlock special features, such as a moving elevator, fans can also add LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) and control and amplify the set as they build via LEGO’s Powered Up app.
The 3,231-piece LEGO Haunted House model not only makes an impressive and creepy display piece, standing at over 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep, but also gives fans the chance to get hands-on and immerse themselves in the ghostly world. LEGO builders can open the model’s exterior and enter the ultimate haunted house to discover the features hidden inside – revealing Von Barron’s extensive collection of stolen artifacts which nod to LEGO brick sets of the past, including the Organ of Catarino and the Orb of OGEL.
This brand-new set has been designed specifically with adults in mind – providing an immersive, creative experience for them to re-focus, re-charge and get creative, whether they’re enjoying alone or as a challenging build with friends or younger builders.
The new LEGO Haunted House construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation. It’s also the first set from the LEGO Fairground Collection to feature the new stylish packaging designed to make it easier than ever for adult fans to find their new build challenge based on their individual passions.
Addressing the new packaging, Senior Marketing Manager Anders Hellegaard Iversen said: “So many of our older builders love the Creator Expert products, as they allow them to show off their passion for the bricks. Whether it’s their favorite film moments, sport icons, travel destinations, buildings, fairgrounds or vehicles, LEGO sets help to bring these to life in brick form. That’s also why we have decided to stop using the Creator Expert branding and, instead, use the new adult-focused packaging design to make it clearer which hobbies or brand products they can relate to. We hope this will make it easier for fans to track down models they would be proud to display once completed. Of course, our product range will continue to include the same advanced-build, collectible products that guarantee hours of building enjoyment for fans.”
The brand-new LEGO Haunted House is available to VIP members from 20th May and for remaining LEGO fans from 1st June, direct from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
About the LEGO Fairground Collection
The new LEGO Haunted House construction set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation. The new LEGO Haunted House, designed for those aged 18+, will be the first set from the LEGO Fairground Collection to feature the new stylish packaging designed to reflect the sophisticated nature of the creative process.
All new products in the LEGO Group’s ranges that appeal to adults will now feature the sleek, minimalistic new design across related packaging, building instructions, exclusive content and in-store and online store design.
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