LEGO Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster announced

The LEGO Group has officially announced the next Creator Expert set, 10261 Roller Coaster.

When a new roller coaster track element was introduced last year, fans mind started racing – now, they can see just how those new pieces will be utilised. [geot exclude_country=”United States”]Creator Expert[/geot][geot country=”United States”]Creator Expert[/geot] 10261 Roller Coaster is a detailed, adult targeted LEGO set that recreates a chain-lift roller coaster using a massive 4,124 pieces. The set will launch for VIPs on May 16, before its wide release on June 1.


The set will be priced at [geot exclude_country=”United States”]£299.99 / €329.99[/geot][geot country=”United States”]$379.99[/geot], and can be made even more expensive by incorporating Power Functions and LEGO BOOST to add even more realistic motion.

Here is the official description and a boxed image:

Capture the speed, thrills and excitement of the ultimate fairground attraction with this incredible LEGO® Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster. This fully functional chain-lift model comes with 2 trains and an array of authentic features and functions, including a ticket booth, cotton candy cart, concession stand, height marker, and a covered boarding station complete with opening barriers and a control panel. Lower the lap bars to secure the riders into the cars and release the brake to send the train to the foot of the first climb. Then activate the chain lift and enjoy the ride as the gravity-driven cars hurtle through the Roller Coaster’s twists and turns.

Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO Power functions for a motorized chain lift or LEGO BOOST for an added movement sensor and realistic sound effects! This incredible collectible toy has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm. Includes 11 minifigures.


• Build a fully functioning Roller Coaster with 2 trains, lots of big dips and upgrade options
• Upgrade with LEGO® BOOST and LEGO Power Functions for an even more immersive experience
• Roller Coaster model measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep
LEGO® Creator Expert building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
• Includes 11 minifigures: a cotton candy vendor, 2 ride attendants, 2 grandparents with their granddaughter and 5 riders. 8 of these minifigures feature reversible heads to display different emotions.
• Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster model features a classic brick-built sign, control panel, 2 trains—each consisting of 3 train cars with low-friction wheels, and a 44-piece track consisting of 7 different rail elements.
• Also features a ticket booth, fountain, cotton candy cart, concession stand, waiting area with bench, camera element and a pond with a frog figure.
• Buy your ticket at the booth and make your way to the covered plaza.
• No cheating at the height marker—the ride attendant has an accurate measuring stick!
• Help the riders into the cars and secure the lap bars.
• Release the brake to send the cars to the foot of the first climb.
• Activate the chain lift to pull the train cars to the top of the first drop.
• Move the rails to launch a second train.
• Serve refreshing beverages at the concession stand or spin some cotton candy.
• Don’t forget to smile as you race past the camera!
• Upgrade the Roller Coaster with LEGO® Power Functions for a motorized chain lift, or with LEGO BOOST for automated chain lift activation and realistic sound effects!
• Decorated elements include a ticket, money, arrow tiles, pressure gauge, number pad and a ride control panel.
• Special new-for-June-2018 elements include a 2x8x6 Rail Slope, 1x2x1 Bow Brick, plant leaves, stalks and flowers.
• Other elements include a height checker and 2 cotton candy treats.
• Makes the perfect fairground addition to the 10257 LEGO® Creator Expert Carousel and 10247 LEGO® Creator Expert Ferris Wheel
• Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

LEGO Creator Expert 10261 Roller Coaster will be available from May 16 for VIPs, and from June 1 for everyone else. The current LEGO Creator Expert sets are available now at [geot exclude_country=”United States”][/geot][geot country=”United States”][/geot].


Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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