The theme park fan, as well as the LEGO fan inside of me are both gitty with excitement from the most recent announcement from LEGO Brands. LEGO is finally bringing us the Roller Coaster set that many of us have been wanting since the first time we boarded a roller coaster train.
The fully functional set that features 4,124 pieces, 11 minfigures and every little detail that roller coaster fans would look for will be available early to LEGO VIPs starting on May 16, and available to the public on June 1 of this year.
This isn’t the first roller coaster that LEGO (or a LEGO-like brand) have created. In 2015 LEGO Friends featured a working roller coaster in the popular ‘Amusement Park Roller Coaster’ set which won Toy of the Year in 2015 of the same year. Granted it had a much smaller simpler layout of just a big oval. This new set is much more complicated.
Other stats (from Lego.com):
- 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!
- This amazing set includes over 4,120 pieces.
- 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.
- Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.
When the set debuts it will retail for $379.99 and can only be found HERE on Shop.Lego.Com or inside of LEGO Store locations.
Are you as excited about this new set as we are?