Lego Roller Coaster - 10261

Updated: Mar 8

The Basics

  1. This Roller Coaster bas 4124 pieces

  2. Contains 11 Lego minifigures

  3. 20 piece train track to move round

  4. Fully functional chain-lift Roller Coaster

  5. The Roller Coaster is 20" high, 34" wide and 16" deep.

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Lego Mania Fan Review

I love the concept behind this model, it is functional but also extremely technical. It is not enough to take on this challenge as a build, now you have to marry the build with the functionality. With a fully functioning chain-lift mechanism you can now build a roller coaster that you can ride. The best part of this model is that it has a hint of old school Lego with strong primary colours, thick structuring and vintage-esq packaging, however, this is met by new school Lego which is technological, functioning and locomotive.

This is a real life Lego rollercoaster experience.

Let me set the scene for you. You stand in line as a minifigure awaiting excitedly for the thrill of the big coaster. You have a cotton candy stand to your right and themepark full of fun to your left. Your turn approaches. You are guided by a conductor to check your height, then pass the gate and instructed to your carriage. You're strapped up and slowly work your way to the summit of the ride, one clink of a chain at a time. You reach the summit, slowly stalled at the top building dramatic tension as the chains exchange and the position moves. You descend rapidly around the roller coaster and return behind the front carriage. This incredible model depicts all of those familiar details with perfect accuracy. The chain-lift mechanism slowly gripping the carriage, the stall at the top of the ride and then the toweing drop into the ride. This is a childhood memory that everyone should experience!

The ultimate Roller Coaster

Build this challenging and exciting fairground favourite. Relive your amusement park memories with a working chain-lift model packed with authentic detail.

Check out the opinion of the designer in this video.

From the Manufacturers

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.

Detailed, realistic model for skilled builders!

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.

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

A real theme park experience

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!

Powered Up Functionality

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. Motorize the Roller Coaster with the LEGO® Power Functions 8883 medium motor and 88000 AAA battery box (not included). Measures over 20” (53cm) high, 34” (88cm) wide and 16” (41cm) deep.

Customer Reviews of This Build

This model is coming in hot at a rating of 4.5 out of 5 in Amazon and 4.6 out of 5 on Lego. This is rated as a challenging but rewarding build suitable for working on as a family. It is a slow build that gives you heaps of time to enjoy with a lot of good minifgures and other accessories to spark the imagination. The chain is mentioned in a couple of the reviews, however, it is difficult to determine if its a fault or issues with applying this mechanism to the build. Overall, it is rated well according to price and a great experience to build and enjoy on display.

In Summary

This meets the needs of any collector who is nostalgic about their chilhood. It ignites sound, smell and visuals into the stereotypes we all look out for at a theme park. Ice cream, cotton candy, height charts, tickets, the lot. The model standing alone is a towering product, full with excitement, colour and shape, The beams are intimidating just like a real rollercoaster and the colours are true to the childhood memories of white and red with huge rollercoaster signage. This is a great model to build with family and visualise the roles played within the theme park. This is a cool, functional product that is worth every penny. The perfect gift for anyone.

Keep on Building

Much Love

Lego Mania x

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