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10247-1 Ferris Wheel

10247-1

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel is LEGO set 10247-1. It has a score of 92. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 8 scored reviews and 12 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 4.48% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2015, and it is categorised in Creator Expert.

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Average rating

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We calculate the average rating when we've found two or more scored reviews. This set is good compared to all other sets. Read more about the ratings distribution chart here.

Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2015 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.09, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Average PPM for System in 2015 is 14.13. PPM for this set is 21.57, which is worse.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

ttpm Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 9.7 / 10 → 97 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.83 / 5 → 97 / 100

BrickNerd Recommendation: meh 4.75 / 5 → 95 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: yes 91 / 100 → 91 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: meh 8.5 / 10 → 85 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 10247-1
Name: Ferris Wheel
Parts: 2464
Minifigs: 10

Retail price (USD):
Original: 199.99
Inflation adjusted: 215.72

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.08
Inflation adjusted: 0.09

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 20.00
Inflation adjusted: 21.57

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ttpm

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5

The Ferris wheel has 12 cabins with working doors. There's also a ramp and boarding platform that can be raised and lowered by a lever attached to the base. The wheel itself spins using a crank that is built out of LEGO pieces.

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Recommendation: yes 9.7 / 10 by WhiteFang

One of my highest ratings ever. Get this set no matter what, because this is a must have iconic set in every LEGO AFOLs city layout or display.

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Recommendation: meh 4.83 / 5 from 109 reviews

One of the most colorful fun Lego yet...My grandkids ( 4 and 7 ) love to play with this.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 109 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.75 / 5 by Sid Dinsay

This is the first $199 LEGO set that I believe is worth every penny, from both a playability factor but also from a collector or displayer's point of view. Kids faces will light up just seeing this in stores, and adults like me will get to reminisce about the first time they ever went up in a ferris wheel whenever they lay eyes on it.

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Recommendation: yes 91 / 100 by Tom

This is one of my favorite LEGO sets. It is phenomenally designed, it gives you tons of build time, and it is a great value. I wish the Minifigs were not quite so generic, but they are good for populating my city. I highly recommend this set!

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Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 from 8 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 8.5 / 10 by John

All in all, it's a brilliant set – one that takes pride of place on my display shelves. There's so much to look at! Loads of minifigures that make it come alive, some serious design and though has gone into this. Everyone that has seen it is amazed that it is made from LEGO.

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Recommendation: no 4.1 / 5 from 118 reviews

A Christmas present to my 70+ year old wife who loves to build Lego. This was an extraordinary challenge, very delicate. Several times she got something wrong and we had to backtrack or disassemble. But once it was done, with the power motors to drive it, it delighted us all - still does every time we look at it. The grandkids are not going to get to play with this one - except maybe to turn the driver on that turns the wheel :-)

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 118 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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JANGBRiCKS

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by Jang

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

The 6x6 dishes are used as the Ferris Wheel's carriage roofs, while the walls of the carriage are formed by the Front 2X2 Sport slopes. As Yellow and Dark Purple have already been introduced, Bright Green is the only new colour in this part. A supply of 32 suggests there may be a repetitive nature to their use when building the Ferris Wheel! Some people see cars and mechs when they look at this particular slope; I see landscape, rolling hills with little sheep munching on the grass as shown in my alternative build for the new parts in set 10247. Much more peaceful than a fairground!

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by Huw

I like it, a lot. I didn't think I would but now I've seen it 'in the ABS' I'd rate it as one of the best, of not the best, set of 2015. Price-wise, at £150/$200 for almost 2500 parts, it would seem to be good value, particularly compared to licensed sets. Highly recommended!

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by Nathan

Building the Ferris Wheel may take a while and can be repetitive, but it doesn't seem to really be an "expert" build. I'm not sure what the criteria is for that classification, maybe the use of the dodgy "stretch" technique to stop the platform friction when moving up and down. My 8yo son helped with most of the building and had no problems following the steps.

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