Rumours of a new LEGO Fairground Collection set may have been exaggerated

Rumours of a brand new addition to the LEGO Fairground Collection in 2021 may have been false or otherwise inaccurate.

Back in May, reports emerged that product number 10291 would be attached to a new Fairground Collection set, with a corresponding price tag of just $99.99. That would have been $50 less than the previously-cheapest Fairground Collection model, 2014’s 10244 Fairground Mixer, and would therefore have been the smallest addition to the range yet.

However, new information states that LEGO for Adults 10291 will actually be based on Netflix’s reality TV show Queer Eye, consisting of a buildable apartment space in the same format as 10292 The Friends Apartments and 21328 Seinfeld. If that rumour pans out, it means the expected Fairground Collection set will either carry a different product number, or may just not exist at all.

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Image: Carin Baer/Netflix

The price point across both rumours has remained consistent – $99.99 / €99.99 – suggesting that it’s more firmly attached to the product number rather than the identity of the set, and this one could therefore really go either way.

Supporting evidence does seem to point more heavily to Queer Eye, though, including Vice President of Design Matthew Ashton’s tease that the new hairpiece in 40516 Everyone is Awesome will appear in another set in 2021. The blue element seems like a perfect fit for Tan France’s hair (with a quick recolour, obvs).

This also wouldn’t be the first time rumours have incorrectly attributed a product number to a specific set that’s then failed to materialise, and is really just a great demonstration of why nobody should put too much stock in any of these reports until otherwise confirmed by the LEGO Group.

You can catch up on the current Fairground Collection right now at LEGO.com, including last year’s 10273 Haunted House and the retiring-soon 10261 Roller Coaster.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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