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10257-1 Carousel



Carousel is LEGO set 10257-1. It has a score of 89. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 9 scored reviews and 14 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 10.49% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2017, and it is categorised in Creator Expert.

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Average rating



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.


Indifference 56%




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)

Average PPP for System in 2017 is 0.11. PPP for this set is 0.07, 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)

Average PPM for System in 2017 is 16.56. PPM for this set is 29.8, 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

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 98 / 100 → 98 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 9.7 / 10 → 97 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

True North Bricks Recommendation: meh 86 / 100 → 86 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 → 86 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 → 78 / 100

Unscored reviews

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New Elementary

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Set information

Set ID: 10257-1
Name: Carousel
Parts: 2670
Minifigs: 7

Retail price (USD):
Original: 199.99
Inflation adjusted: 208.59

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.07
Inflation adjusted: 0.07

Price Per Minifig (USD):
Original: 28.57
Inflation adjusted: 29.8

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5

The level of detailing on the finished model is truly remarkable and it looks like one of the classic Victorian creations with mirrored surfaces and a large central platform. And this isn't just a static model: part of the assembly is to put together the mechanics, and with a turn of the crank, you can set the whole model in motion. All that's missing is the calliope music!

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: yes 98 / 100

10257 Carousel was reviewed in issue 34 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: yes 9.7 / 10 by WhiteFang

One of my highest ratings ever. You ought to have this piece of history and opportunities don't knock thrice.

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The final result, however, looks great and goes nicely with the Fairground Mixer (10244) and the Ferris Wheel (10247). One may even want to play around with it and change it out to a certain theme like the Star Wars Microfighters or even the Super Heroes Mighty Micros. I'm actually looking forward to seeing some of the fan-made changes to the Carousel.

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True North Bricks

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Recommendation: meh 86 / 100 by Tom

In terms of value, this set is hard to beat. You get a really low cost per brick, and a hours of build time. The design of the carousel is amazing. It looks really good when it is all set up too. Be forewarned though, if you hate stickers, you will be spending a lot of time putting them on. As with many Creator sets, the Minifigures are nothing special, and you do not get many of them considering the number of bricks in the kit. Overall, the Carousel is a gorgeous set, and I do highly recommend it.

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Recommendation: meh 4.3 / 5 from 81 reviews

The LEGO building experience is one of controlled success - with little chance to 'fail' - thus giving those who play (children and adults, alike) an outlet for both their OCD, follow-the-directions life as well as their messier side which joins bricks in pseudo random fashion. I love the time I spend, only half concentrating on my Legos, allowing my mind to wander into fertile fields of thought. This is truly an investment every child deserves and every adult craves!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 81 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 from 42 reviews

i have done all the Genius line and City and all the trains and everything Christmas. I finished the roller coaster and now i am working on the carousel. the lights are a terrible add on but i love the carousel. i hope to get the Ferris wheel for my birthday next month. i am a 73 year old grandma and great grandma who loves her legos. i have an entire room full. all my kids and grandkids love them too.

This score from is an aggregate of 42 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 4.2 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh 3.9 / 5 by Jme

With 2669 parts at six pence a piece, the Carousel is quite reasonably priced, particularly when you factor in the number of uncommon parts and new colors. Those looking to bolster their fairground collection will definitely want this set, which despite repetitive building at times, meets the high standard expected from a Creator Expert set.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

The new Carousel it's smallet than the old one, but it's a great improvement compared to the prior one. It has 593 less parts but the set is spectacular and more playable compared to the old version. The animals look great and it works smoothly.

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by Huw

I would like to say that I enjoyed building it but, as you have seen above, and can understand given the symmetrical nature of the set, it does get a bit tedious, with 4-of this, 6-of-that and 12-of-the-other to be built at times. As a result, it's not a model you'll want to finish all in one session. Building the animals and appreciating their design while doing so just about makes up for it, though.

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

The designer's choice of replacing the traditional horse ride carousel with different brick-built animals gives us more variation in the choice of pieces in interesting bright colours. Instead of having complete moulded animal elements like the old 10196 Grand Carousel had, or the mini version from 10235 Winter Village Market, I feel the brick-built animals are more in the spirit of the Creator theme. Besides, since they don't represent real animals, but rather models (usually fibreglass), their slight blockiness can be entirely forgiven.

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The Brothers Brick

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by Elspeth De Montes

The best part of this build are the adorable animals and admiring the final model, but you will have to push through a period of repetitive building to get to the end point. I would recommend building with a friend/minion who will build 24 Medium Blue microscale ‘jets' to split some of the building process. There are some lovely colours supplied with the selection of new medium blue parts being a particular highlight.

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