Lego announces Roller Coaster set

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

From the official site:

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.

See the set from Lego.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:50 PM

"Shut up and take my money!"

Just added it to the wish list of my Lego account. And set a calendar alarm on my phone for June 1st. They'll likely sell very fast to collectors and scalpers.

My son and I are in the beginning steps of rebuilding all of the sets that are currently in buckets. And it's a lot.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:51 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2018 8:11 AM

I'm very Lord Business about my Lego sets. They all return to the box in numbered bags when it's time to put them away. They're a lot easier to build when you go back to them, especially the big sets with 4k+ pieces.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 9:58 AM

I was always Lord Business with my sets, too. My 11 year old son, on the other hand, has multiple sets that he's built, rarely ever takes them apart once built, and the floor in his room is covered with completed sets, half-disassembled sets that he accidentally dropped or kicked over, and an abundance of loose pieces, the corners of which always find the bottom of my bare feet every time I walk through the door.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 11:20 PM

Jeff said:

I'm very Lord Business about my Lego sets. They all return to the box in numbered bags when it's time to put them away. They're a lot easier to build when you go back to them, especially the big sets with 4k+ pieces.

Yeah, "Yours" maybe, but your kids'? Hahahaha. I know all kids are different, but our son would build them, play with them "stock" for a while, but then they underwent all sorts of modifications. Now that he's 15, the more serious sets, like the VW's, the Millennium Falcon, etc, are on display, but the more playset type ones are all mixed in a bucket.

I'm just glad we thought far enough in advance to keep the instruction books.

My ultimate goal is to turn it all into some kind of model train set using Lego trains and track.

I just ordered the Ferris Wheel and Carousel as well, because they'll be out of stock soon and we already missed out on the Scrambler, which, IMO, is the coolest one of them all.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Friday, April 27, 2018 11:21 PM
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Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:05 AM

Honestly, I like the Ferris wheel better than the Scrambler. The wheel has a certain elegance and simplicity to it in terms of its "engineering." Also, the skeleton arms for the Scrambler lap bars break easily.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 1:01 PM

Only going by pictures, but I just think the idea that you can display the Scrambler in either ride mode, or folded up on the truck is pretty cool.

I signed up for the VIP club, so hopefully can buy the Roller Coaster on May 16th!

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:35 PM

Look what arrived today!

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Monday, May 21, 2018 12:06 AM
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Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:21 AM

Sweet! You got a blue question mark!

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:54 AM

I want that small, empty, square box.

(To be fair, I’m overdue for an update)

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:59 PM

It's the Lego Coaster. The Lego Coaster came yesterday. I don't know, it shows up on my computer.

I hate to say it, but it's kinda boring and repetitive to start out with. I mean, we knew it would be just looking at the pictures. You're pretty much just building supports over and over again.

We're about 1/4 of the way through, if that, but it's starting to take shape and we can't wait until it's built.

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Monday, May 21, 2018 12:07 AM
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Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:47 PM

Mine came yesterday as well, but I'm not home yet to build it.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 12:05 AM

We did the first of the 2 books today, or the "right half" of the coaster if looking at the picture on the box. It's a big project for sure. The mechanics of the tire system installed along the top portion of the track, before the drop, is pretty neat. Not sure if we'll get it finished in the next 2 days before I leave for work for 5 days, but I'm sure our son will have it done when I get back.

It got a little more exciting once we started building the sign, the tire drive system, etc. I think the 2nd half will be more fun since it's more about building the trains, station, motor, etc, and not as much just building support after support after support.

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Monday, May 21, 2018 9:12 AM

Vater said:

I was always Lord Business with my sets, too. My 11 year old son, on the other hand, has multiple sets that he's built, rarely ever takes them apart once built, and the floor in his room is covered with completed sets, half-disassembled sets that he accidentally dropped or kicked over, and an abundance of loose pieces, the corners of which always find the bottom of my bare feet every time I walk through the door.

Your 11 year old sounds like my 9 year old. He has a lot of minecraft sets put together. However, his are not on the floor, but we have a sofa table dedicated to all of his sets. He gets any more and they'll have to go in the floor.

This set looks really cool for sure.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:15 PM

This guy is one serious collector and builder:

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:26 PM

^Dude spent over a thousand dollars on legos in a week and he's got his eight year old kid in the video. Coulda gone into his college fund, just sayin''.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:28 PM

Why do you assume to know anything about the kid's college fund or the income of the father?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:01 PM

We finished our coaster set tonight! It's a lot of fun turning the crank and running it through the course. The gear system is really neat. And if you connect the 2 trains to make a 5 car train it looks even cooler

This guys collection is what I want ours to look like once we finish putting our sons old set back together.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:19 PM

I've still got bags 10 and 11 to go, but yeah, the station mechanics are pretty cool. I've got a motor to plug in to the lift, but I'm a little disappointed it doesn't also power the station advance, given the neat kicker wheel engagement mechanism.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:35 AM

Jeff said:

Why do you assume to know anything about the kid's college fund or the income of the father?

Because grown adults with families and children don't get to fritter away money like that. And I'm jealous of the ones that do.

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