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Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster is LEGO set 10261-1. It has a score of 89. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 4 reviews, based on 8 scored reviews and 13 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 17.38% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2018, and it is categorised in Creator Expert.


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10261-1 Roller Coaster

Review breakdown

Scored reviews 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Brickset 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Jay's Brick Blog 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Shop 4.9 / 5 → 98 / 100

The Rambling Brick 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

ttpm 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Eurobricks 30 / 40 → 75 / 100

Brick Architect 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

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Compared to other 2018 sets


Average score for 2018 is 83.79. This set has 89, which is better.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2018 is 0.21. PPP for this set is 0.09, which is better.

Price per minifig (PPM)

Average PPM for 2018 is 12.93. PPM for this set is 34.54, which is worse.

Set information

Set ID: 10261-1
Name: Roller Coaster
Parts: 4124
Minifigs: 11
Retail price (USD): 379.99
PPP (USD): 0.09
PPM (USD): 34.54

2018 Creator Expert

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 from 1 review

This is an awesome LEGO set... it's long overdue and has been highly anticipated by the LEGO community. This set goes perfectly with the fairground mixer and ferris wheel for your LEGO carnival. However, the retail price for this amazing set is $379.99. It's brand new and just came out, so I would recommend you be patient and look around before paying an inflated price. Overall, the biggest issue with this set is the sheer size and trying to find the best place to put it. That's a good problem to have if you ask me. :) Lastly, you'll want to check out the LEGO power functions (two small additional purchases) to get this set moving and actually operating like a roller coaster. Happy bricking!

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 from 3 reviews

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Recommendation: yes good 5 / 5 by Jay

It's pricey, but the value that's packed in the set is more than worth the price of admission. If you consider yourself a serious LEGO fan, I would seriously consider adding this set to your collection (or building it if you already own it!) if you haven't already.

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Recommendation: meh average 4.9 / 5 from 94 reviews

When I got my Lego freight train set as a child many years ago, I used to put bricks and books under my track to turn it into a roller coaster. Since then I have always wanted a proper Lego roller coaster set. The set can be built in two halves at the same time. I have experienced this in other sets and it should be advertised because it makes building with a friend or family member so much easier and more fun. I built this with my partner and we clipped the two halves of the ride together at the end. Luckily I already had some medium power function motors handy, so I used one to power the chain lift and rollers. I powered the motor with the train controller from my childhood train set. The set has a lot of play value as it comes with a load of mini figures, some stalls and the ride platform. Cars can be stopped and started from the ride platform using the tyre mechanism. If un-motorised, the chain lift can also be hand cranked which adds to the fun. The only con to this set is the usual one where it has some stickers instead of printed bricks. Given the price of the set it should have been all printed bricks. The model is huge and impressive to look at, making it both a great standalone piece or a standout part of a fairground. Overall I am very impressed with this set and have had great fun making and playing with it!

This score from LEGO Shop is an aggregate of 94 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes good 4.5 / 5 by Richard

It is a great functional model in its own right, as well as proving inspiration for many ways to build up structures around it, or design your own track. In short, I enjoyed putting it together, and enjoyed the sense of achievement. After several days, it is still very easy to just send a train for a run when I am walking past…

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Recommendation: meh average 4.5 / 5

For LEGO builders and roller coaster fans, this is a lot of fun. We were intrigued by the building process, of course, but we really enjoyed the play, too. There's a lot of creativity and ingenuity built into this model, which you can discover for yourself as you build and play, all of which adds to the long-term appeal of the model.

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Recommendation: no average 30 / 40 by VBBN

It's a big, all out roller coaster design that's mean to be displayed, and it does that well. For me, I think my roller coaster cravings will be better satisfied with the Pirate coaster; but if you are a coaster fanatic, this is a really fun set to have. it just carries with it a high cost, a build that can suffer from repetitiveness at times, and honestly a large footprint which can be a problem itself.

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Recommendation: no average 3 / 5 by Koen Van Der Hoeven

Despite coming into this set with high expectations I was left with mixed feelings. The cool selection of minifigures and my inner engineer nerding out at the mechanics behind how to operate the coaster and watching the carts seamlessly glide through the tracks leaves a soft warm feeling in my heart. Despite that however, this is one of the few sets I have built recently that I would not like to build again. Repetition for me and the lack of finer details and varied building styles within the set left a feeling of being glad to be done after building this set, which is something that I have not yet experienced, nor want to experience with LEGO. Scale was something I did not anticipate on, and to no fault of the set I feel it is very large for the average collector so this is not a set one would purchase on a whim to display, this does not affect my review or rating of this set but is something to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to purchase this set.

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Is this set for you? If you couldn't already tell, it's not for me. It's far too big, it costs too much, the build experience was very repetitive, it's too fragile to move around, and while it looks exactly like some old-style roller coasters (Luna Park in Melbourne is what it reminds me of), I don't think it's a particularly attractive model - at least until the cars start running around the track and starts mesmerising the audience!

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by caperberry

With the resources needed to develop a brand-new track and car system for the Roller Coaster, TLG must have pinned a lot of hope in it. The LEGO City Miners sub-theme came at an appropriate time, making use of the rails, and I am eager to see what other new ideas they come up with to exploit the elements. [...] It is a good time to be a LEGO fan with three iconic fairground rides available at the same time. I can't wait to see the humongous reinterpretations of these rides in upcoming AFOL conventions. Suspended railway, anyone?

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The Brothers Brick

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by Bre Burns

For anyone who is in love with the whole series of Creator Expert Amusement Park sets, this is definitely a perfect addition to the collection. I personally really love this color scheme. After seeing grey track in a couple other sets recently released, I was worried that the whole thing would be grey. So it was a wonderful surprise to see such a vibrant outcome! Even though the set is pretty sturdy, my one concern is the fact that is doesn't quite stand up to a ton of repetitive play. Eventually you have to make sure the track pieces are all still firmly connected, or else risk a derailment. If a derailment occurs on the lift, and you are running a motor, the binding up of parts can be tough on both the mechanisms and motor. To anyone who chooses to purchase the set, I would suggest being extra cautious while building the mechanical components.

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by Huw

There is no question that this is a fantastic set and the best fairground ride produced so far. An official LEGO roller coaster is long overdue and this set will make many dreams come true. Price-wise, £300 / $330 for over 4000 pieces represents pretty good value and my only complaint about it is that it might have been better to have charged a tenner more and include a motor and battery box because without them it's not as much fun.

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