Everybody loves an amusement park or fairground! We all have favorite
rides or features in the park. Lego offers a way to create a small
replica of one of the most beloved amusement park rides: the carousel. Just
looking at the finished creation brings joy and fond memories to mind.
The carousel is a popular ride simply because anyone, of any age, can ride. Even new mother's can take their babies on many carousels because they have the bench seat option.
Children opt for the animals. They want to ride the horses, elephants, tiger, or other animals. The biggest question beyond which animal, is whether they want one that moves up and down.
The Lego carousel set has moving fairy tale animals featuring an elephant, a tiger, a frog, and a flamingo. Plus, the set includes a swan, which is the Lego version of the non-moving bench seat. There is a center ring platform with a staircase to make mounting or dismounting the animals easier for Lego children.
Sadly, the Lego Carousel Set #10257 does not include a horse. Otherwise the detailing is fabulous! There is a strong base on this set that allows you to carefully pick it up without damaging the completed Lego carousel.
Building The Lego Creator Expert Carousel Set 10257
The Creator Expert set is recommended for ages 16 and up. It has over 2600 pieces and will require patience and time to build.
As a parent of a huge Lego fan & builder, I can tell you that the
recommended ages are important to consider when buying a Creator Expert set.
If you consider the child and their individual Lego building aptitude, you
may well know that your child is ready to jump into the Creator Expert world
before they are 16, especially if they have a parent, grandparent, or older
sibling who is willing to help them. Some children are exhilarated by
the challenge, while others will get frustrated and never want to build a
Lego again. For a child who has been successfully building Lego sets for
years, they may well be ready for the challenge of the Expert Creator sets
before they are 16.
Helping your child build a complicated Lego set can provide hours of fun for both the parent and the child. There is a true sense of accomplishment when the masterpiece is finished and ready for display. Most importantly, there are cherished memories of working together that are priceless.
In our case, we would sit at our dining room table for hours, often across a period of days. I only helped by separating pieces into organized piles for easy identification while my son built his Lego masterpiece. Sometimes, I would look at the upcoming steps, pull the needed Lego pieces and have them waiting for him so he could maintain his concentration and focus on building. Sometimes, we would talk and other times we quietly kept each other company. One constant in our Lego building days was that the gift of a Lego set was always a gift to me.
Lego Carousel Creator Expert Set Specifications
- LEGO Creator Expert Carousel 10257 Building Kit (2670 Pieces)2670 pieces
- Recommended age: 16+
Finished Measurements: 14.5" wide, 12" tall
- 5 Buildable Animals (4 move, 1 stationary)
7 Mini-figures (ride operator, mother, father, grandmother & 3
- Crank to make animals move up & down while the carousel turns
- 2 level carousel deck
- Large textile canopy
- Accessory pieces include ice cream, hot dog, candy & a camera
Can be motorized with a separate power sets - #8883 Lego Power Functions motor
& #88000 Power Functions battery box
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