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Lego Ferris Wheel Set #10247

Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
edited April 2015 in Buying & Selling Topics
Wow...I guess TLG officially has a Amusement Park theme going since there will be a Ferris Wheel set released on May 13th to VIP members. I'm looking forward to more information, and will likely grab one when they become available...
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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    I'm surprised there are no pictures yet (or are there?) as it will be released in only 17 days.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,322
    edited April 2015
    Adzbadboy posted a photo in another thread:

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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 829
    That is one strangely shaped baseplate
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    edited April 2015
    Wow! The mixer did nothing for me, but that looks awesome. Easily on my "must buy" list.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2015
    That's not a baseplate by my view.  Looks like the thickness of plates to me.

    If only it had an LED light component like this one...



    madforLEGOGoldchainsAndor
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    It's nice, but I was hoping for a collapsing one to match the travelling carnival theme of the Fairground Mixer. Oh well...
    madforLEGOGoldchains
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    10 minifigs?? This is a great looking set. Color me surprised....
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,259
    The base appears to be 8 16x16 plates and one 8x16 plate.  Not sure why they'd bother making the middle portion narrower instead of just doing 3x3 grid of 16x16 plates.
  • groundedgrounded Central OhioMember Posts: 73
    I'm going to believe this will be $150 until proven otherwise ;)
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    It's 200.
    gmonkey76
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    My halfassed method of measuring based off the height of a minifigure in the picture puts it at about 19 inches tall.

    But it's at an angle, and I've had a few, so grain of salt, etc.
    T_Lars
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 349
    If this is going to be a recurring theme, then LEGO needs to come up with some better carnie minifigures.  Maybe we'll get one in the next CMF series. 
    gmonkey76
  • david325david325 Member Posts: 138
    It's all looking slightly Technic...
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,646
    edited April 2015
    It's definitely the best Ferris Wheel released by LEGO. I don't think I will be getting this bring on the final four exclusive sets:

    #10248 Ferrari F40
    #70751 Ninjago Temple
    Hoth Echo Base
    #10249 Winter Toy Shop

    It would have been more appealing if it was like this one by Pete Strege on Flickr:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/redcokid/8982435311/
  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    That one is also 8000+ pcs
    goshe7TheLoneTensorPitfall69GoldchainsFollowsCloselybluemodernAndor
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    #10247 makes me think of this ferris wheel:

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/aptV35As8jY/maxresdefault.jpg

  • 3stackshs3stackshs Member Posts: 299
    Chernobyl....then wouldn't we need mutant minifigs?
  • hkcrazy88hkcrazy88 USA/ItalyMember Posts: 163
    I think the Ferris Wheel looks great! Can't wait to pick up this set! :smiley: 
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,891
    Plell said:
    It's 200.
    That means if they ever did a proper roller coaster, it'd be $350+.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    edited April 2015
    epyon396 said:
    My halfassed method of measuring based off the height of a minifigure in the picture puts it at about 19 inches tall.
    I mocked up the wheel assembly in LDD and it's about 46 bricks tall, which is 17.4". The height below the wheel has to be at least 5", and I'm guessing the cars are at least 3", so that would make it about two feet tall when a gondola is at the apex.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,608
    Personally? I'm not keen. It just looks wrong to me - I think because the spokes that hold the cars stick out past the final circle.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    edited April 2015
    lol prypiat ferris wheel. for next year they should make the prypiat bumper cars XD
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    binaryeye said:
    epyon396 said:
    My halfassed method of measuring based off the height of a minifigure in the picture puts it at about 19 inches tall.
    I mocked up the wheel assembly in LDD and it's about 46 bricks tall, which is 17.4". The height below the wheel has to be at least 5", and I'm guessing the cars are at least 3", so that would make it about two feet tall when a gondola is at the apex.
    Scratch that. I thought the hinge bricks were 1x6 but they're (very) obviously 1x5.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    prevere said:
    Plell said:
    It's 200.
    That means if they ever did a proper roller coaster, it'd be $350+.
    I could see that.  And I'd likely buy that over a helicarrier.
    madforLEGOPitfall69Goldchains
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    prevere said:
    Plell said:
    It's 200.
    That means if they ever did a proper roller coaster, it'd be $350+.
    Which I would promptly purchase (well...at least when double VIP points came along). Would love to have a roller coaster, with or without the rest of the amusement park sets.
    dougtsmadforLEGOLegoboyPitfall69Goldchains
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    By my estimate: the wheel (sans gondolas) has a diameter of a little over fifteen inches and sits at least five inches above the ground, and the axles holding the gondolas add another two or three inches on top, for a total height of nearly two feet.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,891
    I would really like to see some $10-$15 supplement vendor packs as well. It's frustrating that SO MANY KIDS will never get a chance at these sets because of the pricing.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    All the poor Timmys!
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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    prevere said:
    I would really like to see some $10-$15 supplement vendor packs as well. It's frustrating that SO MANY KIDS will never get a chance at these sets because of the pricing.
    Need some carnies...circus folk, nomads, you know. Small hands...smell like cabbage.
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    prevere said:
    I would really like to see some $10-$15 supplement vendor packs as well. It's frustrating that SO MANY KIDS will never get a chance at these sets because of the pricing.
    There's really no way to make a substantial fairground set not be priced out of "so many kids" though right?  Yeah, the Mixer could have been the Mixer for $99, then add on all the ticket, dunk, stilts guy, etc. for $10-$15.  But with the Ferris Wheel, there's no way to modularize it down.

    That being said, I'm all for the supplemental fairground packs, which we've (kinda) already gotten with things like the balloon and hot dog carts.  It'd be nice to have a whole slew of them though with lots of things like games, food stalls, pony rides, a petting farm, etc.
    hkcrazy88
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    there was a winter village set which was like 3 or 4 stands and a merry go round. and the merry go round itself didn't look that big, probably would cost like 40-50€
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,613
    Fauch said:
    there was a winter village set which was like 3 or 4 stands and a merry go round. and the merry go round itself didn't look that big, probably would cost like 40-50€
    I think the WV Market was overpriced by a bit though.
    That merry go round was no where near 60-75 USD.
    I would say that Merry go round was more like 30-40 USD and that is LEGO gouging I think.
    While an interesting idea I'm not sure we will see little vignette type sets for an amusement park anytime soon (then again there is always LEGO ideas to submit such an idea to them).
    My guess it would be a single set with 4-6 smallish carnival 'sets'/booths sets for 60 USD.

  • goshe7goshe7 Columbus, Ohio, USAMember Posts: 515
    prevere said:
    I would really like to see some $10-$15 supplement vendor packs as well. It's frustrating that SO MANY KIDS will never get a chance at these sets because of the pricing.
    As a kid, I found the largest (and frequently the 2nd largest) set in a standard theme like Pirates was priced out of my range.  Never mind awesome things like the monorail or trains.  This isn't a new issue, as far as I'm concerned, and any frustration is long since gone despite never obtaining the expensive sets I desired as a kid.
    bluemodern
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    To be honest, that's the kind of thing that fuels people getting out of the dark ages though.  Hey, I have money now, $100+ sets, here I come!
    gmonkey76chuckpbluemodern
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430

    100€ + sets hardly existed when I was a child, except for a few technics and model team maybe.

  • AndyPolAndyPol UKMember Posts: 373
    I'm open to the idea as it is only one photo, but it looks like a Knex set with minifigures on it at the moment. I will wait and see what it looks like once advertised and reviewed.
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    How do you think this set will do once it retires? Should I stock up? 
    (sorry, wrong thread...)

    For this set, I think I need to see the designer video and perhaps in-person before I figure out how I feel about it? I can see things I really like about it, and things I don't like. That said, I would much rather have a LEGO ferris wheel that I kinda like, than not have one at all. Kudos to LEGO for doubling down on a nice family friendly, non licensed theme. 
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,108
    I wonder if there will be an uptick in Mixer sales now as a result? People are going to want the "first" release of this theme more and more as time goes on.
    bobabricksMordoor
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    edited April 2015
    The Ferris Wheel set is kinda invisible to me, I don't say, "cool, or I don't say "yuk"....I just cant imagine myself ever buying it or having a desire to build it.   Actually, I'm not even sure I identify it as "Lego"....it looks more Kinex to me.  But for those who like these things, go for it.
    Rsa33
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,322
    Interesting to see a LEGO roller coaster in the background... hope!
    bobabrickspharmjodFarmer_Johnbrickupdate
  • ourmoneydiaryourmoneydiary Member Posts: 12
    Looks like a fun set to me.  This will also force the completist in me to buy #10244 as well.  Good job, LEGO!  :/
    brickupdate
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited April 2015
    samiam391 said:
    Interesting to see a LEGO roller coaster in the background... hope!

    I'm digging the Tower Swing Ride, looks to be this one.

    Both the rides are also on the Fairground mixer box. I wonder what the chance of them ever been made is?

    canon03
  • LegoTTLegoTT Member Posts: 479
    No power functions, I suppose. A bit of a bummer, but no surprise.
  • NikaliptusNikaliptus AustraliaMember Posts: 27
    ^ I suspect it will be 'Power Functions ready' like the Fairground Mixer, which not long after the normal version became available to non-VIPs, had a limited release upgrade version with the Power Functions included (at a higher price than the Mixer without the PF, but cheaper than buying the relevant PF elements separately).

    If they included the PFs in the standard version of the set, people not interested in motorising it, or those who already have the parts, would complain about the added cost of something they don't want, so better to release it without including the PF elements, but provide additional instructions at the end of the manual for those who wish to modify it.
    NickF22madforLEGObeemoMODVLEX
  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    Doesnt appear that it will be mobile, which doesnt line up with the mixer.  I was hoping for a "traveling" ferris wheel and future installments to the series.  Might be an odd setup for people who have a stationary wheel and mobile mixer?
    madforLEGOdougts
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ It looks temporary in style so would probably fit fine with the mixer, even though it doesn't pack away. Personally I would have preferred it pack-away-able but can imagine that would be very difficult for a decent ferris wheel.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,259
    jpcz said:
    Doesnt appear that it will be mobile, which doesnt line up with the mixer.  I was hoping for a "traveling" ferris wheel and future installments to the series.  Might be an odd setup for people who have a stationary wheel and mobile mixer?
    The Ferris wheel at the State Fair of Texas is a permanent installation but most of the other rides and attractions that form the midway are temporary/mobile set ups much like the mixer and are only in town for event.
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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Noticing on the box the yellow car at 10 o'clock.  Technic pins can be pretty friction-minimal, but I'm worried this thing will be a little jerky as the cars move around.
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