Looks like Lego is ready for fair season! They’re doing summer right with an awesome new carousel set that has way more animal variety than your average merry-go-round. Not only that, you can get the ride started with a separate motorized pack, at which point it’s highly recommended to get your Lego Batman minifig in on the action.
Seriously, I defy you to find a better-looking real-life carousel. The blue and gold color scheme looks awesome, and it looks like Lego has really gone all-out creating unique elements on the canopy and center panels. And yes, those canopy flaps really are fabric — Lego wasn’t messing around with this set.
But look at the animals! The designers must have found the horse carousel passé, because they’ve opted for small buildable models of a tiger, an elephant, a swan, a frog, and a flamingo. If you were wondering how intricate this set is on the inside, here’s your answer — the animals actually move up and down as the carousel spins around!
The 12″ tall set by itself can only be rotated by hand, but it can be paired with a Lego Power Functions 8883 medium motor and a AAA battery if you want a really cool automated centerpiece.
And, no Lego set would be complete without awesome minifigs and accessories. Seven minifigs come with this set — the ride operator, a mom, a dad, a boy, a girl, a grandmother, and her granddaughter. They’ll be bringing cool little elements like a camera, ice cream, a hot dog, and candy — they’re clearly all way readier for summer than we are.
The 2,670-piece Lego Creator Expert Carousel set will be available on June 1 for $200.