Give Minifigures A New View Of Their City With The LEGO Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel Building Set
So many major cities in the world have a Ferris Wheel as a main attraction these days. The London eye is the pinnacle of them all, and it would be a stretch for LEGO City to compete with that, but they have been given the chance to own their own wheel. This LEGO Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel Building Set from the more experienced Creator range lets citizens, tourists and guests of all ages take a ride in the heart of this LEGO metropolis, see the sights and have fun as a family. It may not be a grand or famous as the London wheel, but it is easily much prettier. There are 12 multi-colored gondalas with opening doors ready to take characters on a ride. The scale and the work that goes into this model means that it is a great permanent fixture that collectors can add to the skyline of LEGO City.
This is sold as a 16+ LEGO set because of the complicated nature of the build and parts, yet it is still entertaining kids of all ages.
There are a lot of fiddly pieces that go into creating this impressive 60cm high structure. In fact, the whole set includes an impressive 2464 elements. It is the use of the mechanics and fine details that lead to this 16+ age recommendation. However, there are younger children that have been given this as an ongoing project and a bigger challenge. 12 year olds can finish this with patience and a love of LEGO.
Like the other fairground ride pieces in the LEGO Creator range, there is the choice to turn the wheel using the crank at the back or to add LEO Power functions. Both have their charm. The crank means that buyers are not forced to spend extra money on expensive components to make this work, and the manual method adds a sense of control to the motion and speed. The power functions provide automation and a smooth, consistent motion for the minifigure riders while builders can focus on other elements of the story.
With this in mind, it is important to note that there is more in the box than just the pieces for the wheel.
There are some great details to this Creator set. There are accessories and elements that add to the scenes and story and a range of mini-figures wanting to see the sights. There are 10 mini figures in total: the wheel operator, a vendor, 4 adults and 4 kids. Then there are landscaping elements, such as flowers, trees and a bench for the area around the wheels, as well as food stalls for pretzels and ice cream and even a place to buy a balloon. The final element that ties it all together is the boarding ramp, which has a lever to raise it into position.
All the elements of the LEGO Creator Expert 10247 Ferris Wheel Building Set come together brilliantly to transform this 16 plus building kits into something more than just a moving wheel. The scenery, details and moving parts means that it is easy for figures to line up, climb aboard and have a great ride. It is the sort of model that looks great as a permanent fixture, yet still adds to the game play.