The Lego Creator Fairground Mixer (10244) Revealed, a Magical Traveling Carnival

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Box

Lego has recently announced the new Lego Creator set, the Fairground Mixer (10244). A great complimentary set for the Grand Carousel (10196). The Fairground Mixer arrives aboard a huge truck, along with all the other pieces for a traveling carnival. The Mixer ride can be unfolded from the truck, and in a few easy steps it can be ready to ride. The ride features some ingenious mechanicals allowing it to spin and turn with the help of a hand crank. If that seems too laborious, then you can hook up your own Lego Power Functions for a fully automated experience. The Fairground Mixer will include 1,746 pieces at $149.99. It will be available this June, 2014.

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244

The Fairground Mixer comes with a whole lot of other stuff too. A ticket booth, a dunk tank, and a strongman game (high striker). All of this can be packed up on the two include trucks for easy transportation.

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Truck

These two trucks are really neat, and Lego has done a great job squeezing all of the rides and details onto these fully functioning vehicles.

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Trucks

What would a traveling carnival be without the crowds. Lego has included 12 Minifigures, which seems to be very generous (compared to their other recent releases). There is the quintessential queasy man who is holding it all back after a ride on the Mixer. A female carnival guest and two children (boy and girl).

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Minifigures

There is also another female guest ready for some fun. A strong man challenger. A truck driver/ride operator. And, a juggling man/carnival employee.

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Minifigs

Finally there is the ticket booth operator, two more children (boy and girl) and the dunk tank lady.

Lego Fairground Mixer 10244 Figures

“Climb aboard the LEGO® Fairground Mixer and hold onto your hat!

Unfold the awesome Fairground Mixer, turn the crank and see it come to life! The fair has come to town and children and adults alike can’t wait to try the rides. Buy your ticket from the ticket booth and climb aboard the Mixer. Then try reaching the golden bell on the high striker or hit the target to plunge the dunk tank lady into the water. As evening falls, the swirling Mixer ride glows in the darkness, before being folded down onto its own trailer for transportation to the next town. This magical fairground is packed with wonderful details that will capture everyone’s imagination. Includes 12 minifigures: a juggling man on stilts, dunk tank lady, strong man challenger, ticket lady, truck driver/ride operator, 2 women, 2 girls, 2 boys and a queasy man who tried the mixer one too many times.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the fairground with the LEGO® Fairground Mixer, packed with exciting features and imaginative details.

Ages 16+ | 1,746 Pieces

US $149.99 – CA $179.99 — AU $199.99 – DE 129.99€ – UK £119.99 – DK 1,199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit for regional pricing

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning June 2014 via and LEGO® Stores”

Lego Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse / Gotham Park. Fully Animated MOC.

Brickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin, Joker's Funhouse

Batman and Joker go together like peanut butter and jam. No other hero / villain duo are as famous or an entertaining. It seems that in every version of Batman (the Comics, original TV show, the Tim Burton films, the Animated Series, the various video games or the recent Christopher Nolan film trilogy) these two eventually have an all out showdown. Usually involving some sort of abandoned theme park or funhouse. Lego has released their own version of the funhouse with “The Dynamic Duo Funhouse Escape (6957).” As awesome as that set is, one has to wonder what it would be like if money was not an issue. For instance, Brickbaron created “Lego Batman and Robin, Joker’s Funhouse” as a tribute to several Batman video games. This giant automaton funhouse is so much fun. This is Lego at its best.

Joker’s Funhouse is a fully animatronic and extremely well lit MOC. Make sure to check out this YouTube video:

There are three levels built into Joker’s Funhouse, and each one contains a story. On the left side is the entrance to “Gotham Park.” At one time this little seaside park would have been a blast, but has since rundown and has been taken over by Joker and his goons. The entrance to the park features an intense fight with Batman, 2 goons, Killer Croc, and the Scarecrow. There are many hidden features, such as Robin up on the roof ready to surprise some bad guys.

Brickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin. Joker's Funhouse, Goons

The whole scene is topped off with a dilapidated roller coaster. Which leads over to the right side of the pier, where a spinning ride has been taken over by Joker and the Penguin. Here Batman and Robin are in a desperate fight for their lives as an army of armed penguins is closing in. The simple spinning mechanism add a lot to the energy of the funhouse.

Brickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin, Joker's Funhouse, GamesBrickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin, Joker's Funhouse, Ride

The interior of the Gotham Park is by far the most deadly. Robin is in a fight for his life against Poisen Ivy and her carnivorous plants. While Harley Quinn is holding Commissioner Gordon hostage over a boiling pot of Lego. Which is not distracting Two Face from torturing an innocent girl with explosives. The Riddler seems to be hosting some sort of decoding game show, while Catwoman is off in the corner stealing diamonds. The whole time this is going on, Batman is fighting a giant robotic version of the Joker in the center. Whew. Even more impressive is that everything is animated with technic and lit with fancy dramatic lighting.

Brickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin, Joker's Funhouse, Two Face

Gotham Park is a masterpiece MOC. It perfectly captures the mood and feeling of a funhouse thats been taken over by the Joker. Brickbaron spent some two months working on this creation. And has since been bringing it around to various Lego conventions. Joker’s Funhouse made its debut at Brickcon 2013 in Seattle.

Brickbaron's Lego Batman and Robin, Joker's Funhouse, Gotham Park

Make sure to check out all the photos over on Flickr:

Lego Winter Village Market (10235)

Lego Winter Village Market (10235)

Lego has announced its latest entry in the Winter Village theme. The Lego Winter Village Market (10235) will be available in October, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. This new set will come 1,261 pieces and be part of the Lego Creator theme. The whole set will include 9 minifigures, with Lego specifically calling out that there will be 3 females, 2 males, and 4 children. Sadly most of these minifigs have been seen in other previous sets.

This Winter Village is actually a Winter Carnival. Featuring a brick built Merry-Go-Round, Bucket Challenge carnival game, and 3 food stands. The Carousel includes two horses, with some extremely lovely bridle printing. This set is great for filling in your Winter Village with more life and activity.

It is not too late to build your own Lego Winter Village. Some of the sets from previous years are still available, for instance the Lego Winter Village Cottage (10229) can still be purchased at Amazon.

Check out the official Lego Design video for all the details:

“Bring home the holiday spirit with the Winter Village Market, continuing the popular LEGO® Winter Village Series. Turn the handle and take a ride on the rocking horse as the carousel spins! Visit the carnival booth. Fill up on holiday and fair favorites including a pie, pretzel and croissant at the baker’s stand, chicken and sausage at the grill stand or sweet treats at the candy shop. Celebrate a holiday season full of traditions and building with the Winter Village Market! Includes 9 minifigures with accessories: 3 females, 2 males and 4 children.” — Lego

Lego Winter Village Market (10235) Detail