After the first information was leaked a few days ago, LEGO has just officially introduced the LEGO 10273 Haunted House from the Fairground Collection and listed it in the LEGO Online Shop! Here again we have all pictures and information about the set for you.
The LEGO 10273 Haunted House will be available in VIP pre-sale at the LEGO Online Shop from May 20 and will be available to all customers from June 1.
General information about the Haunted House
The LEGO 10273 Haunted House consists of 3231 parts and thus secures a place in our list of the largest LEGO sets. For the time being, the set will be exclusively available at LEGO and will cost 229.99 euros,which gives a part price of 7.1 cents per stone. The set includes 10 minifigures, including two ghosts and a skeleton, as well as a wheelchair user.
The LEGO 10273 Haunted House is released in the Fairground Collection, which should be the new (and now official) name for the fair sets already stored by fans under this name. A “Creator Expert” lettering is not visible on the box. For this purpose, the set is now also provided with the new 18+ lettering and is therefore especially aimed at adult fans.
- Set number: 10273
- Name of the set: Haunted House
- German name: Ghost house at the fair
- Theme World: LEGO Fairground Collection
- Number of stones: 3231
- Number of minifigures: 10
- Price (SRP): 229.99 Euro
- Price/stone: 7.1 cents
- Set dimensions: 25 x 25 x 68 cm (width x depth x height)
- VIP pre-sale: May 20, 2020
- Release date: June 1, 2020
- Age recommendation: 18+
Let’s get to the official pictures of the ghost house. In the following we have included all currently available pictures of the house and the enclosed minifigures. We will add more images later in the day as they become available.
More pictures of the back of the box and the house can be viewed here:
Press release for the set
Those who love ghosts and other nocturnal horror creatures will enjoy the LEGO Ghost House at the Fair (10273). This fascinating construction project gives you a welcome change, offers a lot of thrills and lets you discover countless surprises.
Scary details tell a vivid horror story
Let yourself be quiet ly spent building. When the impressive model is ready, discover the many details hidden inside the ghost house. The house can be opened to make it easier to explore the interiors and to discover a functional freefall tower including automatic doors at the top of the tower. Watch the haunting front doors close and create a real scary effect. All that is missing are the SEPARATELY available LEGO Powered Up components, and the elevator can be controlled with the Powered Up app.
A construction project that offers a lot of thrills
This ghost house is part of a special collection of LEGO model kits for adults who appreciate refined design. The model is also a scary-beautiful birthday or Christmas present.
- The creepy LEGO model “Ghost House at the Fair” (10273) offers hours of building pleasure for those who want to relax with a new construction project. Build the creepy ghost house and then discover the impressive features and fascinating details.
- Why should only children enjoy their bright lyre toys? Although the model kit is intended for adults, it contains a lot of playful functions, such as a freefall tower, haunted doors and an enchanted painting.
- Those who appreciate the great details will be happy to present the ghost house as a showpiece. By adding the separately available LEGO Powered Up components to the ghost house, the elevator can be controlled with the Powered Up app.
- The set is a great birthday gift or Halloween present for ghost hunters, adventurers and adult LEGO fans who can’t be creepy enough.
- The gloomy and scary haunted house is 68 cm high, 25 cm wide and 25 cm deep. These proud dimensions make the model a challenging construction project for adults and a spectacular display made of LEGO bricks.
- The light stone in this set is enclose in a battery so you can illuminate the model immediately.
- The set also includes an inspiring picture book with construction instructions.
- The set is part of a range of LEGO model kits for adult LEGO builders and hobbyists who are passionate about spectacular design and elegant LEGO models.
- LEGO bricks meet the highest industry standards so that they are consistent and compatible, and can always be stuck together and easily separated – and have been doing so since 1958.
- LEGO bricks and parts are subjected to rigorous testing to meet the highest safety and quality standards. This is why this model convinces with lasting quality.
“Fairground Collection” instead of “Creator Expert”
The LEGO 10273 Ghost House runs for the first time under the name “Fairground Collection” as mentioned at the beginning and no longer with the “Creator Expert” lettering that has been visible on the boxes. Until now, the Fairground Collection didn’t really exist officially, but several Creator Expert Sets have long been traded under the name in fan circles. We have created a small overview of the Fairground Collection for you:
What is exciting here is the question whether the Creator Expert lettering will also be omitted elsewhere in the future? Will we soon get sets with the lettering “Vehicle Collection”, “Modular Buildings” or “Landmark Collection” instead of the previous “Creator Expert” sets? We will probably have to wait and see if LEGO will comment on this or whether the next packaging will provide us with further information here.
To give the Haunted House a game function worthy of an amusement park, a freefall tower is integrated in the set. As in most sets of the Fairground Collection, this can either be operated manually or optionally motorized. For this purpose (in addition to the set itself) the following components are necessary:
- LEGO 88009 Powered Up Hub for 49.99 Euro
- LEGO 88008 Medium linear motor (2x) for 16.99 Euro each
- Smartphone/Table with the Powered Up app
If you don’t already own the components, you have to take another 83.97 euros in your hand to automate the Haunted House.
The Freefall Tower then works (at least according to the pictures) as follows:
The circumferential chain contains a wider element. This probably hooks into the cabin and transports it upwards. There, the cabin clinks, falls freely downwards and is gently braked by means of the four rubberized wheels on the right and left, so that it does not pop on the ground. As soon as the slower chain has caught up with the cabin, it starts all over again. The large black wheels on the back are probably used as flywheels when braking, so that the movement becomes nicely gentle and the “elevator” does not pop on the ground.
The first reviews will show us how the function looks in action.
Poll: What do you think about the Haunted House?
Now that you have seen the official pictures of the Haunted House and got a first impression, we want to know your opinion on the set again. We have prepared a small survey and are looking forward to your opinion on the set, which you may like to deepen in the comments!
Conclusion of the LEGO 10273 Haunted House
The LEGO 10273 Haunted House is once again a retrospective of themed worlds that worked well in the 1990s and that many adult fans want back. Like the LEGO Ideas 21322 Pirate Bay, the Haunted House (at least to some extent) tells a story that began in the 1990s in the LEGO Adventurers series. With this, the set should appeal to the nostalgic feelings of many adult fans and certainly trigger enthusiasm storms for many.
LEGO is also taking a step in a new direction when it comes to packaging design and age recommendation, establishing itself as a toy for adults with a product that, until recently, would surely have carried an age recommendation of 14+ or 16+.
Personally, I like the house very much and manages the balancing act between a “real” ghost house and an attraction in an amusement park quite well. In addition to the theme park collectors and Adventurers enthusiasts, the house should also be suitable for fans of creepy houses who might want to integrate the house into their city layout on a mountain. It would be fitting. We can see how well the house is received by customers at the sales launch on May 20th in the LEGO Online Shop and in the Brand Stores.
In the following days we will publish another article about the house, in which we will discuss the Easter Eggs and special features of the set. Unfortunately, this was no longer suitable for time today due to our podcast recording…
What do you think of the LEGO 10273 Haunted House? Do you like the “Manor of Barron” or are you completely uninterested here? What details in the house do you like best and what do you not like? You may discuss it in detail in the comments!