The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !


Jump, Jump, Jump, ... :-) You think that you've already seen the frog somewhere ? This beautiful green creature stars in the new LEGO Carousel 10257 and definitely deserves our attention.
Usually being a frog do not make you a glory but in this case she outshone other five animals - an elephant, tiger, swan and a flamingo ! :-)
She's made out of 63 pieces, mostly a combination of light and dark green.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
  She has a movable mouth with a red tongue always prepared to provide her with a good lunch.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Her legs are incredible ! I'm sure that she might compete with real frogs in jumping.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Thanks to a few LEGO Technic pieces, her legs very well imitate real frog's legs.
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !

The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
There's nothing better than just to find a stone and
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
climb on the edge,
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !

prepare,
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
and JUMP ! :-) Again and again ... :-)
The FROG - Star of the new Carousel !
Isn't the frog cute ?!? :-) Moreover, it's a great build considering the number of pieces.

Is the frog also your star out of the five animals in the new Carousel ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments bellow.

Two hottest LEGO sets of this summer ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel


Summer holidays are here - the sun, the sea and days of relaxation ! ... :-)  LEGO does keep us busy also during these hot summer days with new cool releases.
I've been currently working on the 3rd edition of the Brick Market Report which should once again provide you with comprehensive and up-to-date look at LEGO sets released during Q2 2017.
2017 has been immensely rich year for us LEGO fans thanks to a number of new great releases. We witnessed introduction of long awaited LEGO Ideas Apollo Saturn V and its fast sold out at the same time. Second wave of LEGO Batman Movie sets filled shelves of toy stores all around the world. 17th Collectible Minifigure Series has enjoyed a big popularity not only thanks to the mysterious campaign for the Highwayman. Also new fresh LEGO Jungle sub theme hit the market in Q2 2017... And LEGO Technic celebrates 40 years in a big style with amazing BMW R 1200 GS and other cool sets this year. 
What are the two hottest LEGO sets released during Q2 2017 that impressed me the most out of more than 100 new sets ? Definitely the LEGO Carousel by CREATOR and the NASA Apollo Saturn V by IDEAS !
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
 I am very glad that I've managed to add both these sets into my lovely LEGO collection.
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I've mostly missed the NASA Apollo Saturn V due to its fast sold out. Hope that it will come back to shops soon so that more LEGO fans can get hands on it.  
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
Can't wait to test the stability of this 100 cm tall masterpiece.  
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
Carousel looks like the most colourful set of all times when placed next to the Apollo Saturn V. 
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I guess that there will be something about it. :-)
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
It can be clearly seen on the example of these two very different sets that LEGO is working hard on development of new diverse models to catch up with demands of 21st century consumers. 
Two hottest Q2 2017 LEGO sets ? - Apollo Saturn V and Carousel
I therefore hope that we will continue to see LEGO to prosper and to release beautiful sets like Carousel and Apollo Saturn V.

I will be very happy if you let me know what do you think about this two sets. 

Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-)


Carousel 10257 is the most expensive set released during second quarter of 2017 but the price is worth the hours of fun. I have finally decided to open the 10257 LEGO Carousel box and start building it on Friday evening. It's Sunday night and I am half way finishing this magical build and I am impressed ! I have started smoothly with the ticket booth and then jumped straight on the technical part of the boarding platform of the carousel. I am still waiting for the most interesting part of the build, for me it will be the package number 4 which contains pieces for all the cute animals from fairytales which replaced the traditional horses used in the Grand Carousel 10196. :-)
Here are a few pictures from my joyful weekend with LEGO Carousel.
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
Set 10257 Carousel - build in progress :-) 
I admire how all the pieces which makes the carousel rotate smoothly fit perfectly together. Can't wait to proceed with building again tomorrow. :-)

Are you a fan of amusement park attractions such as Carousel that LEGO has released recently ?

I will be very happy if you let me know in comments below.