Review of Hot Shot Carnival set# BL19010-1



  • This year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of LEGO, Bricklink teamed up with The Lego Group to pilot a AFOL Designer Program. 13 lucky designers had their creations become limited edition sets. I was fortunate to purchase one of the Hot Shot Carnival set#BL19010-1 designed by Brixonator, a AFOL from Austria. The AFOL Designer Program was a crowd sourcing competition, that require each design to be financially backed by a minimum numbers of orders, to make it into a official set. It did take several months after my initial pledge to purchase this set to receive it in the mail this week, but it was definitely worth the wait.

    Hot Shot Carnival is a mini-figure scale air rifle shooting game like you find at carnivals, fairs and amusement parks around the world. It fits in perfectly with the official Lego Creator series rides like Carousel 10257 and Ferris Wheel 10247. The set is comprised of 149 unique parts and 591 total parts. As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations The Lego Group included 1 exclusive piece with each set, sealed in a bag with a authenticity paper. Mine had a red Technic brick 2x4 with 3 axle holes, with '60 years' pattern printed on one side. The first thing that stands out to you is how nice the packaging is. The set comes in a black embossed cardboard box that is wrapped in a double sided printed sleeve. On one side of the sleeve is printed a picture of the set from both the front and back, and on the inside is a large picture of a amusement park Ferris wheel, that can be used as a background when displaying the set. Each sleeve is hand numbered with the edition, mine is number 325. Inside the box is a thank you card, the instruction manual, and the parts. The parts are all brand new and where sorted into five build bags, that corresponded with stages of the build. The instructions where clear and easy to follow. The most fun and challenging part was building the lettering for the sign. I plan to use these techniques in my own upcoming moc's. The details on the interior of the build, specifically the variety of prizes to attract customers is great. One of the design details that sold me on this project was the fantastic use of the part number 34732 red Panel 1 x 4 x 6 Wavy, it definitely looks like the billowing canvas siding found on these types of carnival games. This part in red is only found in 1 other set The Joker Manor 70922.

    The Final verdict is 8.5/10
    The build was fun, it compliments existing sets really well, and it has a innovative use of parts. The only downside to this set is that it is a sold out limited edition, that has quadrupled in value on the secondary market. Consequently getting additional sets for parts for moc's is a outrageously expensive proposition.
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    Great post @vdog ! I wanted to get the firetruck but the price after conversion to CAD was too much for me to justify getting it. I wonder which set has risen in value the most? It seems the western saloon has been very popular as well (based on posts on different LEGO fb pages from people receiving theirs) and incorporates a lot of cool techniques.



  • @krista It seems people are just receiving their copies in the mail now. Whether or not they choose to sell, will determine the value in the coming days, as supply and demand average out. As of yesterday Löwenstein Castle BL19001-1 sellers were asking over $1000 on a set that was retail $200, but today there is someone who has undercut the competition and is asking $650. I would of liked some of the other sets, but like you the Budget decided I could only afford the one set before the sale ended.


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    @vdog I started seeing posts about people getting their sets last month, but perhaps they were all in the states so it was quicker or they are distributing in US first and then internationally? Or by set? Who knows.