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Lego Ferris Wheel Set #10247

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  • NickF22NickF22 United KingdomMember Posts: 408
    ^Do you mean because it's not quite level? I'm guessing that's because there's a minifig standing on one side of it?
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ Based on the first picture it looks like the pivot pins on the cars are "Tan Technic, Axle Pin without Friction Ridges Lengthwise" so they should pivot smoothly.  That yellow one at 10 o'clock looks tilted most likely because that minifig is off to one side and weighing it down.  Looks like the box picture is a built model and not a render but hard to tell.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Maybe, but the yellow car opposite has a similarly positioned fig and it's not tipped the same.  Then again, there's always the possibility that I'm merely speculating irresponsibly in a vacuum of information.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    graphite said:
    Looks like the box picture is a built model and not a render but hard to tell.
    It's definitely a photo. Most box images these days are actual photos. Architecture, Bionicle, CMFs, and Mixels do use renders, though.
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    Basta said:

    From the Brick Fan

    "....Ferris Wheel is an expert set and contains 2,464 pieces. It’s hard to see but the set itself is 60cm tall which is a little less than 24 inches tall."

    Bigger than I thought, looking forward to this one.

    So about 4 inches more than I said.  Usually it's the opposite.
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    ^High Five!!!!
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 478

    ^^At the North Carolina State Fair even the Ferris wheel is temporary--although it's a pretty good-sized one, larger in scale than this Lego version.

    I'm looking forward to the designer video for the Ferris wheel to see if there are some surprises in store!

  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Yeah hurry up with the designer video! I assume this is one of Jaime's?
  • PlellPlell Member Posts: 192
    I'm told the designer video and press release will come out this Friday.
    Farmer_JohnSuperTramp
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^Can't wait because im still on the fence with this one.

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    edited April 2015
    Tomorrow 15:30 BST / 10:30 NY time.
    LegoboyFarmer_JohnTXLegoguyT_LarsAdzbadboyFollowsClosely
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    You tease.  ;)
  • Lego91Lego91 GermanyMember Posts: 86
    Can someone help me think:
    I need to buy the Mixer first. Do I wait until the Retro Minifig thing in July (which is a rumour, but seems to be true) or buy it now without any additional free sets but being on the safe side? 

    What would you do? Buying it now (next week or so) or waiting until July?
    I don't want to risk it selling out. 
  • groundedgrounded Central OhioMember Posts: 73
    Lego Facebook account just posted about 20 high resolution pictures. $199 USD.
    TXLegoguy
  • cheekymunk3ycheekymunk3y Manchester, UKMember Posts: 108
    Lego Designer Video:

    - link was posted on The Brick Fan website.






    hkcrazy88ChubblesdougtsTXLegoguybluemodern
  • Faedian7Faedian7 Member Posts: 50
     Lego91 said:
    Can someone help me think:
    I need to buy the Mixer first. Do I wait until the Retro Minifig thing in July (which is a rumour, but seems to be true) or buy it now without any additional free sets but being on the safe side? 

    What would you do? Buying it now (next week or so) or waiting until July?
    I don't want to risk it selling out. 

    I went ahead and bought one the day the Ferris Wheel was announced. Surprisingly the wife really loved the look of the Ferris Wheel and thought I should get it. No argument from me! :)
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,253
    edited April 2015
    I still think, and maybe this is the entitlement talking, that for 199.99 USD, power functions should be in included to make it spin by itself.

    Still looks great and I'm likely getting one. Will probably wait until they have some polybag giveaway though to help me justify the cost. Of course, maybe they will put out a polybag for the release like they did with the Mixer and balloon cart when it came out.
    bobabricksdougts
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    The model and design itself looks great however the colour scheme feels dull. I really like how Jaime has as made the feature of turning the entire Ferris Wheel. It's a pass from be simply because I prefer detailed display models for me it would have to be an outstanding display piece like the Grand Carousel. It looks as if LEGO are going for a different approach with these Fairground sets; direct to consumer playsets with plenty of accessories and playability rather than being outstanding display pieces. It's not something that screams purchase me!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited April 2015
    Ill definately be getting one once I can manage a good deal. Its a great looking set and I love the mixer. For me ferris wheel has the feel of a proper Lego set.
    Farmer_Johndougtsbluemodern
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    I think this'll make a nice standalone set, even with no other lego near it. Especially if power functions are added and it sits and goes round and round. To me, it is totally different to the mixer. I can see people wanting this as a one-off over the mixer. But then the mixer never really did it for me. Too much truck and not enough fairground. I'm glad this one is a static one, with no truck.
    bobabricksdougtsbinaryeyeCircleK
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    Yeah I never wanted the Mixer but this is great!
    I love the colours, the details and the minifigs!
    bobabricks
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    Now I have to figure out how to add some LED lighting to the Ferris Wheel (and the Mixer too). I mean, what are carnival rides without neon lights?
    pharmjodhkcrazy88
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    The mixer seemed like a jumble of stuff everywhere and it was a great set for kids but this is an amazing display piece, can't wait to get one!
    dougts
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,938
    CCC said:
    I think this'll make a nice standalone set, even with no other lego near it. Especially if power functions are added and it sits and goes round and round. To me, it is totally different to the mixer. I can see people wanting this as a one-off over the mixer. But then the mixer never really did it for me. Too much truck and not enough fairground. I'm glad this one is a static one, with no truck.
    All of the above completely echoes my own thoughts. 
     I'm not sure if I will get it, but my thought process is the above. I could see just getting this as a one-off, without feeling the need to purchase the mixer as well. 
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    ^Until a Roller Coaster is released. Then (right or wrong) the completists out there will be paying through the nose to get the Mixer (if it is gone by then). The Town Hall modular building is a great example of this...
    Vortex
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    I cannot wait to see what Jaime does with a roller coaster set!
    Farmer_JohnSuperTrampbobabricksTXLegoguybluemodernhkcrazy88
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    ^My hunch is the reason a Roller Coaster is later in the series is that it will require some new pieces (and corresponding molds). I can't wait either!
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    ^For just a display model I can easily come up with several solutions but to actually make it go round would be extremely difficult as you have mentioned. Hope we get it soon.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,118
    Adzbadboy said:
    It looks as if LEGO are going for a different approach with these Fairground sets; direct to consumer playsets with plenty of accessories and playability rather than being outstanding display pieces.
    In other words, pretty much the same direction they've been taking almost all of their large D2C sets:  EV, Sandcrawler, Mixer, Ferris Wheel, Modulars.  Really only the Tumbler and the Mini are what I would call a "model".  Slave 1 displays great, but it's a hybrid playset at its heart
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    edited April 2015
    dougts said:
    Adzbadboy said:
    It looks as if LEGO are going for a different approach with these Fairground sets; direct to consumer playsets with plenty of accessories and playability rather than being outstanding display pieces.
    In other words, pretty much the same direction they've been taking almost all of their large D2C sets:  EV, Sandcrawler, Mixer, Ferris Wheel, Modulars.  Really only the Tumbler and the Mini are what I would call a "model".  Slave 1 displays great, but it's a hybrid playset at its heart
    Yep, Some examples of what I feel are great models without cutaways and loads of accessories:

    Models:
    #10242 Mini Cooper
    #76023 The Tumbler
    #10241 Maersk Line Triple-E
    #75059 Sandcrawler
    #75095 TIE Fighter
    #75060 Slave I
    #10243 Parisian Restaurant
    #10246 Detective's Office

    Playsets:
    #71016 Kwik-E-Mart
    #71006 The Simpsons House
    #76042 S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
    #10247 Ferris Wheel
    #70810 MetalBeard's Sea Cow
    #10244 Fairground Mixer
    #10245 Santa's Workshop
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    #10220 T1 fits the model category along with the Mini.  Love those two together.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Adzbadboy said:

    Yep, Some examples of what I feel are great models without cutaways and loads of accessories:

    Models:
    #10243 Parisian Restaurant
    #10246 Detective's Office
    Say what?
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    edited April 2015
    Adzbadboy said:

    Yep, Some examples of what I feel are great models without cutaways and loads of accessories:

    Models:
    #10243 Parisian Restaurant
    #10246 Detective's Office
    Say what?
    DAMN, You right those need to be on the second list! I overlooked them since they look so cool :P
    TheLoneTensorbluemodern
  • glosminifigfanglosminifigfan United KingdomMember Posts: 93
    It is a shame that it doesn't use the battery box from the Power Functions Motor Set (8293), since it uses the M-Motor, but I suppose that box would be a bit unwieldy in a set like this.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,388
    I quite like it from the video actually...
  • PeteMPeteM Gallifrey (near Bristol)Member Posts: 397
    Ditto - the mixer did nothing for me, but after seeing the video this looks like it'll be moving to the top of my 'to buy' list. And the (UK) price isn't quite as bad as I had feared...
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    ^ May be there is no batteries and it is not moving, they are just waiting for dawn to get down ;-)
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    I don't actually see anyone on it
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    This is a definite purchase from me. But I'm probably going to wait until there's some sort of free set too, not least because I have no free space or free time at the moment.

    But I think it's a fantastic looking set.
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy USMember Posts: 125
    It's listed on Lego [email protected] U.S. now. I will definitely have to pick this up now and maybe the mixer too now.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited May 2015
    @Farmer_John or this one

    It's in Pripyat Ukraine and just before it was to open in 1986 the Chernobyl incident occurred. It has featured in a couple of computer games including Call Of Duty. Maybe Jamie is a bit of a gamer.
    hkcrazy88
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited May 2015
    or this one...


    hkcrazy88
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    edited May 2015
    Aren't most fairground ferris wheels pretty similar? Which is why this one will do well, most people can relate to it.

    And that is one problem with the mixer, this type of ride is not that standard. There are many different types of whirly spinny attractions at a funfair.

    PoochyAanchir
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    ^ May be there is no batteries and it is not moving, they are just waiting for dawn to get down ;-)
    I would agree, but it's lit up like a Christmas tree. If it's truly solar like Santa Monica is bragging, then they have to be using some form of energy storage to light it up.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited May 2015
    ^Nice find to match up the new Ferris wheel with the possible inspiration found in the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel in Santa Monica. I was already tempted by #10247, but now it's a must buy after realizing this.

    The Pacific Park is actually powered by both Solar and Wind power, first and only Ferris Wheel in the world to do so. The solar panels are not actually on the wheel itself and is instead roof mounted on the loading building near the Roller Coaster and Arcade. So the battery for storage is not necessarily part of the wheel itself. On a cloudy day, it runs off of traditional power generators. The current wheel is the 2nd version, the old one was built in 1996 and the new one went up in 2008 on Memorial Day.
    bendybadgerFarmer_Johnhkcrazy88
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    I've been thinking about the Ferris Wheel...it's a fascinating set with so many opportunities. Here are few of my thoughts:

    • First, a tip of the hat to Jamie for this set. He did a great job!
    • I'm sure Jamie had part limit constraints (i.e., keep it under $200, etc.), but there's no doubt his design allows for expansion into a much larger Ferris Wheel. In fact, it may be possible to double the size of the Ferris Wheel to 24 buckets by using two sets. If so, then I would expect many people to snap up multiple copies (just as I eventually plan to do).
    • There are some simple, inexpensive, and attractive mods that can be added to this set. For example, it is possible to place additional multi-colored translucent pieces on the new transparent spokes. Also, you can add more variety to the color by changing out sections of the white ring, although they would have to be opaque; not translucent.
    • I am probably going to try adding another white ring (or some other color) around the outside of the wheel. It looks like it will take some other mods, but I think it will look better.
    • On a tangent, it's interesting that this set has 12 buckets. One idea it gave me was to make a large analog Lego clock by gearing the motor or (more simply and accurately) using a Mindstorm to control the time-keeping mechanism.

    So many possibilities...I can't wait for this set to be released!
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,401
    edited May 2015
    ^Nice find to match up the new Ferris wheel with the possible inspiration found in the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel in Santa Monica. I was already tempted by #10247, but now it's a must buy after realizing this.
    Although the colors are different, it looks like tweaking this set to match up with the one in Santa Monica should be pretty easy and inexpensive. :smile: 
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    • I am probably going to try adding another white ring (or some other color) around the outside of the wheel. It looks like it will take some other mods, but I think it will look better.
    Yeah, most Ferris wheels have this, and I agree.  Plus, it'll make it look even more substantial.
  • AndyPolAndyPol UKMember Posts: 355
    AndyPol said:
    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.
    Forget my comment, having seen the extra video and picture, I love it. The only issue now is a] how do I find the money and b] how do I tell the wife?
    hkcrazy88
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