Update 4/26 @ 1PM: LEGO has noted that its VIP Members will be able to purchase the new Creator Expert Roller Coaster on May 16th.
Following yesterday’s release of an all-new hospital kit, LEGO is debuting yet another new set, this time focused on bringing some joy to your brick-built city. As an expansion of its line of Creator Expert kits, today LEGO has announced it’ll be releasing the very first roller coaster set. Comprised of 4,124 pieces, the kit packs extensive details alongside being a fully functional coaster replica.
LEGO’s line of Creator Expert kits have long been fan favorites thanks to their complex structures, intricate details and display-worthiness. Recently, the sets have been focused on bringing amusement park fun into your LEGO collection, with today’s newly announced kit preceded by a brick-built Ferris Wheel and Carousel.
The new Creator Expert Roller Coaster functions similarly to a real-life coaster thanks to its chain-lift drive system and gravity-driven track. It includes other authentic features like a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand and other things you’d expect to find at an amusement part. The coaster itself includes two trains with functioning lap bars and room for six minifigures.
Speaking of minifigures, the new coaster kit comes packed with 11 different figures, all of which perfectly fit in to the amusement park theme. You’ll get food vendors, ride attendants as well as a variety of characters to enjoy the coaster and rest of the attractions. Eight of these figures feature reversible heads so you can choose which emotions your patrons are showing off.
The set is also privy to a few brand new LEGO elements which are headlined by a new rail slope piece, allowing the coaster to pack all of the twists and turns it does. You’ll also find a new bow brick alongside a variety of new plant-elements to cover your park in.
While not included in the box, the Creator Expert Roller Coaster packs the ability to be upgraded by LEGO’s line of BOOST and Power Functions kits. Many of the lineup’s kits include this functionality, which bring motorized features to the brick-built creations. In this case, you’ll be able to send your figures on a ride much like an authentic coaster.
The latest LEGO Creator Expert kit is slated to hit store shelves come June 1st, so you won’t have to wait too longer for this brick-built coaster.
It launches with a $380 retail price. And given that it stacks up to over 4,100 pieces, it enters the lineup of kits with a pretty solid part-per-dollar ratio. The 11 minifigures certainly help justify the higher price tag alongside the kit’s novel functionality.
Take a ride with the ultimate Roller Coaster!
Enjoy the thrills and excitement of the fairground with this chain-lift Roller Coaster featuring a wealth of brick-built details and 11 minifigures. Upgradable with LEGO® Power Functions and LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects!
Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns.
Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.
• Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options
• Upgrade with LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience
• Roller Coaster model measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep
• LEGO® Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
• Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
• Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
• Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
• Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
• No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
• Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
• Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
• Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
• Move the rails to launch a second train.
• Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
• Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
• Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
• Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
• Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
• Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
• Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel and 10247 LEGO® Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
• Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.