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Instructions For LEGO 10273 Haunted House

These are the instructions for building the LEGO Creator Expert Haunted House that was released in 2020.

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For more than a decade, LEGO has been releasing amusement park ride sets, letting fans slowly assemble a massive minifigure-scale theme park. With the latest set, LEGO has formalized the theme under the heading Fairground Collection, and 10273 Haunted House is the first set to bear that moniker. The Haunted House features all manner of spooky decorations as well as a Tower of Terror-like ride inside its tall spire.  The mansion was the home of Baron Samuel von Barron, best known as the dastardly antagonist in the classic Adventurer’s theme. His house is filled with treasures he looted from all around the world and is haunted by the ghost of Pharoah Hotep, whose tomb he disturbed. Available now for LEGO VIP members, the set will be available broadly June 1, retailing for  US $249.99  |  CAN $299.99  |  UK £209.99 . It features 3,231 pieces and 9 minifigures, and can be optionally motorized with Powered Up elements.

So let’s take a look and see just how this Victorian manor now hides a terrifying drop ride and other mysteries.

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The box and contents

The box is a lovely, minimalist design that features the model on a dark background, unlike the previous amusement park sets which featured an illustrated theme park behind the model. Even more interesting than the lack of a background is the lack of the Creator Expert logo. In fact, LEGO announced that starting with this model, the Creator Expert badge has been retired, though LEGO seems to still internally classify this model as a Creator Expert set. It remains to be seen exactly how LEGO will collectively brand its adult-focused sets outside of IPs–perhaps simply 18+, since these latest sets are the first in LEGO’s history to feature that age rating. As I discussed in the review of the Star Wars helmets , this is much more of a marketing ploy than an actual reference to the build difficulty, which is no different from any previous Creator Expert set rated 14+. The branding of all the 18+ sets so far (this is the fifth) each feature the minimalist black design with the set info in a stripe along the bottom, and it’s quite eye-catching compared to the typical LEGO lineup.

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Despite its large size, the box is stuffed quite full, with 25 numbered bags across 18 steps. There’s an inner box that houses about half the bags, along with an unnumbered bag, three loose black 8×16 plates, the sealed instruction manual, and a small flyer for LEGOLAND.

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Throughout the instructions there are small callouts giving backstory on the details. This isn’t the first set to use them, but these are fantastic, and LEGO should do even more of them, and in more sets.

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You won’t find any wholly new elements in this set, though a handful of parts make an appearance in a new color, such as the 33-degree inner corner slope, which has only been in 5 sets ever, with the most recent having been the 71040 Disney Castle that was released in 2016. It has never before been available in black, an obviously useful color for a roof slope. You also won’t find any sticker sheet in the set, as all the decorated elements are printed. Some of them make a return after a very long time away from the LEGO lineup, such as the classic computer bits. The 2×2 white slope has appeared here and there in sets since its introduction in 1984 and seems to be experiencing a resurgence, but the 1×2 computer tile which was a staple of the 90s has not been in a single set since 2004.

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The rest of the set’s printed elements are new, except the ticket tiles which have been in plenty of sets before. The new 1×2 piano/organ key tiles are particularly useful. LEGO already produces 1×4 tiles with a similar pattern, but now fans won’t be restricted to making keyboards in width increments of four. The two printed windows together create the spooky haunted painting that hangs on the mansion’s upper floor.

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The Haunted House sits on a 32×32 base (the same as a standard baseplate) but rather than using a baseplate, the foundation comprises four dark tan 16×16 plates so that it can hinge open. You’ll start with the front left of the mansion, where the organ is housed. The walls follow a standard pattern throughout, with olive green walls interspersed with dark brown plates, and corners made of stacking light grey 1×1 bricks and round plates.

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The other half of the mansion’s back foundation is added next, including the main drive gear, which is a 40-tooth gear.

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At this point, it’s time to add the set’s most unique and clever function, the system of flywheels that slows the dropping ride at the bottom. As the car nears the bottom of the drop, it transfers much of its falling energy into the flywheels, before bouncing on rubber Technic elements on the floor. The flywheels consist of a lot of Technic pulley wheels with rubber treads geared together with two large Technic wheels that originated in the new LEGO Spike educational theme and appear in all black for the first time. Together they have quite a lot of weight, and the flywheel system works remarkably well.

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Another play feature is the front doors, which are geared together and open via a knob on the mansion’s side. It’s a little thing but is quite fun, even apart from the spooky overtones mysteriously opening double doors have.

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Of course, the mansion isn’t just an empty shell. In good colonialist fashion, it’s outfitted with all the artifacts that Baron von Barron pillaged on his travels, and you’ll spot references to several other LEGO themes. The most obvious references are to the original LEGO Adventurers theme from 1998, which is where the Baron originates. All of the relics have been slightly updated with modern parts or colors, but you’ll find a pair of Anubis heads from 5938 Oasis Ambush , the Sphinx head from 5978 Sphinx Secret Surprise , and an obelisk like ones featured in several sets, such as 5958 Mummy’s Tomb . The obelisk here has a new set of hieroglyphs that employs a simplified version of the real phonetic Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet to spell OGEL. Besides spelling LEGO backward, Ogel was the archnemesis of 2001’s Alpha Team theme, and the Orb of Ogel is tucked in a corner of the attic.

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The best interior decoration, though, is the magnificent Organ of Catarino (named after Tiago Catarino, the designer whose gravestone appears out front). This beautiful pipe organ uses stacked candlestick elements in pearl gold for the pipes, and the new 1×2 key tiles for the double keyboards, and is lots of details from the stops to the pedals. This is my favorite piece of interior decoration I’ve come across in a set in awhile.

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The building’s actual structure is quite straightforward, with the instructions continuing to stack lots of olive green bricks for the walls, along with brown windows and grey bricks at the corners. All told, there are 406 olive green bricks between the 1×1, 1×2, 1×4, 1×6, and 1x8s, not counting a handful of other olive green elements, and there are 88 windows between the 1x2x2 and 1x2x3s. Once the second floor is in place and the third story walls are up, it’s time to add the roof, but first the set slips in one more play feature, which is the Baron’s haunted portrait. This clever mechanism uses a standard all-in-one red LED light brick and two unique printed panels to make Pharoah Hotep appear looming over the Baron’s shoulder when the light is turned on.

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The roof is a bit of a letdown, as it mostly consists of a few large black plates. They don’t look bad from a distance, but I would have liked more detail, even a simple mix of tiles and plates like the roof of the Byers’ house in 75810 The Upside Down .

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With the roof on, all that remains is the tower. While the build up to this point has been pretty interesting and non-repetitive, that changes here. The tower walls are nearly identical but have just enough differences that none of them are built in multiples larger than two. This can be a bit of a tedious, but the end is in sight so it goes quickly enough. Just be prepared to build walls like these a lot.

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And speaking of tedious, let’s talk about the chain. The tower ride is propelled to the top with a very long chain. Saying it’s tedious is merely an observation and shouldn’t be taken as a criticism of the set, since there’s good alternative. You’ll need to build and connect two strips of 74 links, with the 75th a wider grey link to latch onto the car. My method of construction is to assemble all the links into strips of 5, then connect those together into 10s, at which point it’s easy to count out the appropriate number (the set includes extra links, so you can’t merely connect them all and then divide by two).

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Once all the links are assembled, you loop them around a second 40 tooth gear in the top of the tower. In my opinion, 150 links felt about 2 links too short, with the chain stretched uncomfortably tight to connect. But so far the ride seems to be functioning just fine, so perhaps the set needs the tautness to function correctly.

The elevator car that rides up and down the tower is the last piece of the set (aside from a few bricks that lock it into place). The car uses four pulley wheels on each side to guide it inside the tower and is hollow to fit the removable ride seats.

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The completed model

With its Victorian stylings and strongly Disney-esque vibes, I suspect the Haunted House will appeal to an even greater range of fans that the Fairground Collection’s previous Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster ride sets. It’s clear the ride was heavily inspired by the Tower of Terror in Disney’s parks, which is a ride that has a cult following despite Disneyland’s version having been recently updated to a Guardians of the Galaxy theme.

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The set’s theme, meanwhile, is a uniquely LEGO take on Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. The front with its little cemetery near the entrance definitely brings that ride to mind. And as I remarked earlier, the handicap accessibility built into the set is a noteworthy inclusion.

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Inside is where the set really shines, though. With the two front quadrants swung open, the set feels impressively large, and you can see the full extent of the interior details.

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Ever wonder what became of Sam Sinister, the Baron’s sidekick? Well, he’s hanging around somewhere. How about the shrines from Orient Expedition’s 7410 Jungle River and 7412 Yeti’s Hideout ? Check and check. I haven’t spotted the Ark of the Covenant yet, but it may only be a matter of time.

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The mansion looks good opened up from the other side, too, if you want to display it on a shelf in that orientation (or if your shelves aren’t deep enough to fit the model otherwise).

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I do wish the exterior of the base had more details. The little graveyard in front is nice, but it is the only exterior detail on the set. The rest of the base is barren, with the exception of a single dry bush by the front door.

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So how about the star of the show, the elevator drop ride? First, you’ll need to load the car at the bottom with a few nervous guests.

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After that, you can start cranking the handle on the building’s rear. You can see here there are two cranks; the one on the left sends the ride up, while the crank below the flywheel engages the clutch (not needed during normal operation).

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As the ride ascends, you can pause for a photo at the window in the attic. There’s even a minifigure camera pointed at the car. Naturally, it also snaps a shot of the screaming guests on the way down for you to purchase at the giftshop you’ll exit through (not included).

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Motorizing the set

The box advertises that the set can be motorized by adding just three elements, a hub and two motors. The instructions contain a single image showing how to attach them to the two crankshafts.

1x of 88009 Powered Up Hub US $49.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £44.99 2x of 88008 Medium Linear Motor ( US $16.99 | CAN $19.99 | UK £14.99 )

Together, the three will set you back about $84, which is an awful lot of money to spend to turn a crank for you. However, there is also integration with the Powered Up app.

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The app has an old-fashioned elevator control panel and a TV screen that seems to only ever display noise. There is some lovely amusement park spooky music along with sound effects that do add a lot to the atmosphere and made me feel like I was waiting in a queue at Disneyland (in a good way).

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The minifigures

The Haunted House comes with a full complement of nine minifigures.

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The five park guests consist of three ladies and two gentlemen, each wearing an assortment of casual clothes. The teenage girl has a letterjacket from Newberry High School (and which previously appeared in that set), and considering that town’s proclivity for supernatural occurrences, it’s no wonder that she doesn’t have a frightened face for this pedestrian little ride. Three of the other figures, however, can express their fright with alternate faces.

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One thing I do feel the set is missing, though, is any of the original minifigures. Sure, I’ve been collecting LEGO for 30 years and have the classic Adventurers figures to go along with the Baron’s mansion. But what about all the fans who no longer have their childhood collections, or who started buying LEGO in the 22 years since that theme released? A Johnny Thunder lookalike was released in Collectible Minifigures Series 19 last year, but Baron von Barron hasn’t been seen in ages.

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And since I had the classic figures out, I couldn’t help but turn back time a little and see that portrait in progress.

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Conclusion and recommendation

The Haunted House would be an excellent set, even if it had no ride inside. The details are marvelous, and like the recent Pirates of Barracuda Bay , the nostalgic throwbacks to earlier LEGO themes are a surefire hit for any fans who grew up during the 90s. The fact that it has a unique and technically complex ride in its core takes this set to the next level.

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The ride works flawlessly (apart from the optional app integration) and it’s great fun to send the car up to the top and crashing back down again over and over. While $250 is a steep price to pay for an amusement park ride, the price is well justified by the set. This set would look equally at home slotted in right next to your modular buildings or as the centerpiece of an amusement park layout, or maybe even lined up next to your Disney Castle and Disney Train and Station .

10273 Haunted House is available now for LEGO VIP members, and will be available broadly June 1, retailing for US $249.99  |  CAN $299.99  |  UK £209.99 . It features 3,231 pieces and 9 minifigures. It may also be available from third-party sellers on Amazon and eBay .

The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews. 

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10 comments on “ LEGO Creator Expert 10273 Haunted House from the Fairground Collection [Review] ”

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Thank you. Good review.

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Gotta admit that the set itself seems rather bland to me. Not just the colour scheme but the design, I mean. The only appeal for me are the oldschool references to Adventurers and Alpha Team. I would’ve much rather more rooms in the tower than the ride thing, though the use of the Adventurers’ car cockpit is a nice touch.

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Did you end up forcing two strips of 74+1 or did you add the additional 2? I have the 2 added and both hand crank and the app have some issues getting the box off the ground.

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Personally, as a big fan of the Adventurers theme, I’m annoyed we got this stupid amusement park ride instead of an actual new Adventurers set.

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Michael, I ended up forcing the chain with just the 150 total links that are called for in the instructions. It’s a tight stretch, but it does fit. And I’ve had no issues with the mechanism apart from the app integration I mentioned. The mechanism itself works great.

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What’s the logo on puffy-jacket guy’s t-shirt? I looked through my usual source of various theme logos but didn’t see anything resembling that partial design.

@Jimmy I wasn’t able to pin it down either. If someone figures it out, I’d love to know!

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The 1×2 piano/organ key tiles were actually introduced in Dec 2019/Jan 2020 in 43175 Anna and Elsa’s Storybook Adventures and 41400 Andrea’s Play Cube – Singer.

While the wheelchair ramp certainly is much welcome, it’s a shame there’s not enough room for the wheelchair once inside the house unless it’s swung open.

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That’s not a “Where are my pants” reference. that’s a disassembled Junkbot. https://brickipedia.fandom.com/wiki/Junkbot

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@ Jimmy and Chris, The minifig represents Niek Van Slagmaat, dutch designer who participated in the design of the set and known on Instagram with the name Tooth Dominoes so on the torso are the initials TD…

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Review: LEGO 10273 Haunted House (2020)

September 20, 2020 By Jay Ong 10 Comments

Halloween is coming up, and while this year’s might look a bit different due to Covid-19, LEGO has you covered with a social distancing-friendly alternative – building the new 10273 Haunted House .

Launched in June 2020, the new LEGO Haunted House is less a successor of the 2012 version , but an extension to the Fairground Collection – the new fancy name for the subtheme that includes the  Roller Coaster , Fairground Mixer,  Carousel , and  Ferris Wheel.

I recently received the opportunity to build

Thanks to LEGO for providing this set for review. 

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The printed coat of arms which has a bat one it contains the first of many Easter eggs – the Roman numerals spell out 6007, a reference to 6007 Bat Lord, an iconic Fright Knights set and character.

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Here’s a video of the Haunted House Drop Tower in action. While impressive that the LEGO designers were able to design the mechanics for this, the execution is a little shoddy.

Turning the crank (especially if you don’t use a motor) is tiring, and gets old after awhile, and I’m not sure if I made any mistakes, but my gears/chain seem to choke and I often get that nasty clicking sound when playing with it.

What I liked:

  • A fun, varied building experience
  • Height makes it look great on display, with amazing shelf-presence
  • Exterior colour scheme
  • All the Easter eggs hidden on the inside

What I didn’t like: 

  • The Drop Tower play feature feels a little flawed
  • Drop Tower play feature gets old after awhile
  • Feels out of place from the Fairground theme

Final thoughts: I have mixed feelings about 10273 Haunted House. When judging it in isolation, the 2020 LEGO Haunted House makes for a great standalone model, that’s more akin to the Modulars than it is to the other Fairground sets.

The detailed interiors are a delight, especially for more nostalgic LEGO fans who have had fond memories of Johnny Thunder and Baron von Barren in the Adventurers heyday.

I love how much fun the designers were allowed to have, which inadvertently created the feel of a treasure hunt to research and look up all the references littered across the set.

As a display piece, the Haunted House excels primarily due to its height, making it one of the more eye-catching display pieces released in 2020.

The play feature, while clever is ultimately where this set falls short. Mechanical issues such as the grinding gears aside, it just gets old after awhile, and isn’t something you’d happily connect to a motor to run continuously, or show off as a set-piece in your LEGO room.

Thankfully, the set’s appeal (unlike say the Roller Coaster) isn’t centred around the play mechanism, and there’s so much more that’s packed into the set.

The set’s classification, as part of the Fairground Collection doesn’t make much sense to me. While yes, Haunted Houses are (albeit an increasingly rare) staple of theme parks or fairgrounds, but when placed alongside some of the other attractions such as the Carousel, Roller Coaster or Ferris Wheel, it just seems very out of place.

I think the lack of “stuff” around the Haunted House, such as an outside ticketing booth, lines, or even a stall selling horror-themed merch, or even a game booth featuring spooky elements would’ve really made the difference in helping it appear like a believable part of the Fairground.

I feel like the Haunted House is much more suited as a pseudo-modular building, given the architectural and interior similarities to other Modular structures, or even as a standalone set.

That said, it doesn’t detract from it being one of the more unique LEGO models in 2020. LEGO have been on an absolute tear this year, with large-sets applenty, although the majority are licensed sets, or have some sort of pop-culture tie-in.

The “purity” of the Haunted House, as a large detailed LEGO model makes it stand tall amongst other similarly priced sets, and is one of the better sets you could invest in this year. If you’re like most adult LEGO fans who are looking for great sets to display, the Haunted House is a must-buy IF you’re able to get your hands on it.

With Halloween coming up in about a month, and with trick or treating most likely not on the cards this year, the LEGO Haunted House is a great buy to vicariously get into the Halloween spirit, especially if you’re a responsible parent and have to explain to younger children why there’s no trick or treating this year.

One of my chief regrets in life is not buying the 2012 Haunted House when it was out, and I feel with this set, although it lacks the supernatural theme (and Zombies!), it’s my second chance at owning a Haunted House-esque set, and I’m really pleased to add this to my collection.

Rating: 4/5

Thanks for making it all the way to the end, and I hope you enjoyed my review of the 2020 LEGO Haunted House!

10273 Haunted House is available from LEGO.com or your local LEGO store.

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January 21, 2022 at 5:50 PM

I had no trouble getting the mechanism working, suspect it’s something that’s a little finicky to assemble and some get it right, some don’t. Very cleverly designed, and agree the automatic release/catch mechanisms of the ride are impressive.

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March 21, 2021 at 10:00 PM

Great build and post build set. In contrast to what you to say about the mechanism to hoist and drop the elevator box I found it exceptionally clever and it works like a charm. The automatic release and the damping of the falling elevator box are lego engineering feats. My 13 year old son build it and it is the most fun I have seen him have with a lego set during and post build. James likes lego characters so the 10 lego characters were an added bonus.

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September 22, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Shame it’s never available anywhere. Silly Covid.

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September 25, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Hope there’ll be a big restock before Christmas. I expect the major retailers like Myer or David Jones to get it in time for Christmas.

September 25, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Definitely. I was hoping to have it for the this Halloween to sit beside it’s older brother at the front door, but alas! Just the Monster Hunters one again this year. I’ve added a light up kit to it, which the kids seem to love. I’m always paranoid someone’s going to nick the whole kit though, it’s getting collectible!

September 30, 2020 at 10:26 PM

The memory of seeing boxes and boxes of the Monster Hunters house for $169 in Kmart and me deciding not to buy it haunts me to this day.

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September 22, 2020 at 1:24 AM

It’s not just you — have the same gear issues, it’s the design. I got the motors but have been hesitant to set them up with the hand crank issues being as apparent as they are.

I’m 100% with you on missing out on the 2012 haunted house — in my ideal world, they’d issue that as a re-release. Monster Hunters didn’t stay available for NEARLY long enough!

September 25, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Ahhh, I need to google to find some fixes for it. Quite surprising that LEGO would release it with such a glaring error.

Or maybe the gear-chattering is part of the experience to give you a heart attack everytime you crank it.

I feel like Hidden Side is a Monster Fighter sequel of sorts. Now if only they introduced more zombies in it, we’d be good!

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September 20, 2020 at 5:15 PM

Top review thank you. No stickers IS a really good point. I love the color scheme, the olive green IS one of my favorite color. I learnt a few things about the past thèmes thanks to the artefacts and easter eggs because i didn’t know the adventurers theme… Tiago Catarino IS a really good designer and The TC stone IS really fun. I think during thé conception process of this model the designers had white cars to include many funny things. This model IS one if the best of this year ans really nice on the shelf. And my most important point: i really enjoyed the construction. Julien.

September 20, 2020 at 5:17 PM

^i wanted to say : white card and no cars sorry. (Google corrector 🙁

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10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

Posted By Adam White on Oct 27, 2020 | 1 comment

Earlier this year, a spooky new addition to the newly dubbed LEGO® Fairground Collection was released. The Haunted House also became the first set to fall under the 18+ range of sets. But this isn’t the first time LEGO bricks have built a spooky dwelling. Still much sought after, the Haunted House from the Monster Fighters theme is considered the ghoulish holy grail of sets. Now almost 10 years on, a new contender has entered the ring and boy does it come out swinging. Packed with classic LEGO Easter Eggs and an interesting ride mechanism, the new Haunted House is the perfect treat this Halloween. Grab a ticket, strap yourself in and get ready for a trip around the Baron Von Barron’s Haunted House.

10273: LEGO Haunted House

Product Description

If you love ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night, we’ve got a treat for you – the LEGO® Haunted House (10273). Take time out of everyday life and explore something extraordinary as you discover the thrills and surprises packed into this stunning building project.

Spookily good details bring the story to life

Take your time building this impressive haunted house model, before exploring all the intricate details hidden within. The house opens up, making it easy to explore inside where you’ll discover a working free-fall ride plus automatic doors at the top of the tower. See the haunted front doors close for a spooky effect. Add the LEGO Powered Up components (available separately) to control the lift via the Powered Up app.

A building project that’s full of thrills

This Haunted House is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults who appreciate clever design. This model also makes a scarily good gift, birthday present or Christmas gift

  • Set Name: Haunted House
  • Set Number: 10273
  • Pieces: 3231
  • RRP: £209.99/$249.99/229.99€
  • Measurements: measure 26.5” (68cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep
  • Minifigures: 3 x female patrons, 2 x male patrons, 2 x Haunted House Butlers, 2 x Hooded Ghosts & Skeleton
  • Availability: LEGO Stores, LEGO.com and LEGOLAND Stores

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

LEGO fans, myself included, have a soft spot for the Monster Fighter theme. Released way back in 2012, the theme featured a band of monster hunters and a gang of spooky foe inspired by classic monsters. One of the sets from the theme which has become legendary was the Haunted House. So any other set which follows a similar vein has a lot to live up to. Which brings us to 2020 and an all-new Haunted House. Which is tangled with numerous connections both old and new. Firstly it’s part of the newly dubbed Fairground Collection which has previously included sets such as the Carousel, Roller Coaster and The Mixer. It was the first Creator Expert set to drop that branding in favour of the new 18+ one and it’s filled with so many Easter Eggs, it will have LEGO fans grinning from ear to ear, but more on that later. Let’s focus on the build.

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

The Haunted House’s foundations are four 16×16 plates, with two forming the bulk of where the house is built and the other two being hinged to allow access to the inside. You are then tasked with raising the mysterious manor from the ground up. The three quadrants of the house fit together remarkably well and the whole thing is quite sturdy. Although it’s not the most colourful of buildings, it more than makes up for it with various architectural flourishes. The sand green walls are a nod to the Monster Fighters Haunted House, these are framed by simple, yet extremely effective columns of grey 1×1 bricks and studs. The roofs are tipped with ornate spires decorated with musketeer swords and my favourite detail has to be the grey frogs sitting along the roof.

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

Inside is an even more ornate and certainly a little more colourful, with the interior of the Haunted House decorated with legendary artefacts from past LEGO sets. Most are inspired by the old LEGO Adventures theme as well as Pharoah’s Quest and Alpha Team. These all bring an impressive amount of detail to the set as well as adding a story element to the ride. Which is where the set gets even more interesting. This is not just a spooky dwelling filled with LEGO Easter Eggs, it’s an adrenaline-fulled theme park attraction. One thing you’ll notice about the set is it’s rather lofty. The tall tower houses a drop tower ride. This is similar to the old Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or Guardians of the Galaxy Breakout as it is now known, ride found at Disney parks. For those unfamiliar with the ride, it sees an elevator rise up the tower before reaching the top and plunging in freefall back to the ground floor.

The mechanics are this in LEGO form, are nothing short of impressive. Compared to some other sets which rely on gear systems to work, the one employed here appears rather simplistic. The trickiest part of building the working elements of the ride is the chain section. I struggled to connect both ends of the chain after feeding it onto the gear wheels. So I assumed I must have missed a couple of links which I added. Then as I cranked the ride it made an awful clicking noise halfway up and wouldn’t budge so I removed the links and tried any and it worked perfectly. Don’t be afraid to pull the chain, it actually has a little give.

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Then the elevator carriage simple slots into place and is carried up the tower with a turn of a handle. As it reaches the top, a set of doors automatically spring open before the riders are dropped back down again. The drop is controlled by two large wheels so even though the carriage free falls down the tower it doesn’t smash into bits when it reaches the ground. It’s an extremely clever system which has been built into the ride and adds an amazing play function to the set. This motion of the ride can be achieved by turning the handle or by adding additional Powered UP elements.

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LEGO Lore Easter Eggs

Beyond the glitz and glamour of the licensed sets exists a much-loved universe of stories often referred to as ‘adventure’ sets. These are story-driven builds based on original ideas and although they are seemingly disconnected from each other, there is a deeper connection woven across these themes. The result is an unofficial lore which continues to expand and is widely featured throughout the Haunted House. The most obvious is the name of the house, dubbed Manor Von Barron and named after Johnny Thunder’s arch-rival, Sam Sinister, who went by many names including Baron Von Barron.

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His portrait hangs inside the house and is also the source of a great little feature. A light brick is hidden behind the printed picture. Pressing the Manor Von Barron sign on the front of the house lights up the portrait and reveals the ghostly form of Pharaoh Hotep. The button can be pressed from the exterior of the house and is neatly hidden behind the printed plate featuring the ride’s name.

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Sinister travelled the world, trying to thwart Johnny Thunder and along the way he has collected a number of important artefacts, each tied to classic LEGO sets and themes. This include:

  • The Idol of Everest – from Orient Expedition set Temple of Mount Everest
  • The Obelisk of Evil – from Adventurers set Mummy’s Tomb
  • The Heads of Anubis – from Adventurers set Oasis Ambush
  • The Mask of Sphinx – from Adventurers set Sphinx Secret Surprise
  • The Orb of OGEL – from Alpha Team set Ogel Control Center
  • The Golden Dingus – from Orient Expedition set Yeti’s Hideout
  • Box of Junk featuring Junkbot – from online JUNKBOT game

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The set works perfectly fine from the box, but if you want to automate it, you can add additional Powered UP elements. With minimal effort, you can connect a Powered UP battery box and motors to bring the set to life with a press of a button. Although this is a nice option to have, the only downside is cost, with the Powered UP elements being quite expensive, especially compared to their old Power Functions counterparts. The Powered UP elements you’ll need include 88009 and two 88008. Using the Powered UP app, you can also add music and sound effects to the ride.

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The Minifigures

The Minifigures are a little disappointing if I’m being honest. Of the nine includes four of them are duplicates, with two pairs of the same character and the various theme park enthusiasts are mostly made up of generic Minifigure parts. One thing I do like is the inclusion of a chap in a wheelchair. LEGO sets continue to embrace all aspects of life and a wheelchair user shows just that. It’s not a token additional either as the entrance to the Haunted House even includes an access ramp.

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The most unique of the Minifigures included with Haunted House is a pair of ghostly figures. As expected these aren’t very detailed with a completely white torso, new skirt/robe element in white. Plus a white hood and a head element with two different faces. They look spooky enough but a classic ghost Minifigure would have been just as effective and better really. The other character is simply dubbed The Butler and he appears to be a twin. This top hat-wearing chap appears to be a rather dapper gentleman, with his waistcoat, giving him an air of theatrics.

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

Inside the Haunted House is a skeleton Minifigures, who is suspended by chains and is clutching a measuring device and wears a top hat, suggesting it could represent the fate of a past adventurer.

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

When this set was first revealed I was impressed but in no rush to go out and buy it. It seems a little too pricey for me especially as I was furloughed from work so spending was tight (even more so now I’ve been made redundant). Then I actually got to build the set as part of my run-up to Halloween and it’s one of my favourite builds of the year. Despite the similar details dotted around the set, mostly on the exterior, it never felt too repetitive. I’ve always been a fan of connected threads woven across original LEGO themes and this set is an amazing love letter to that. But not so much that it would confuse the average LEGO fan. Although the star of the set is the building, the Minifigures add an extra dimension to them and those included here are a little lacklustre. I would have liked to have seen these lean into the LEGO Easter Eggs, a shirt featuring a classic logo or characters looking like past ones from themes which have also inspired other aspects of the set.

10273: LEGO Haunted House Set Review

The techniques used to create the functional aspects of the ride are extremely impressive and don’t feel overly complex to build. Apart from the slight mishap with the chain, there weren’t any issues getting the elevator to work. I understand people saying that it’s such a radical departure from other Fairground sets, but how many theme parks have rides which all feature the same branding? I like being surprised by a set and the Haunted House certainly did that. I missed out on the Monster Fighters version and this is more than a worthy alternative.

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Review: 10273 Haunted House

Since 2014 LEGO has been releasing amusement rides under the Creator Expert range. This year LEGO has killed the Creator Expert theme but introduced a new name for all of their amusement ride sets -The Fairground Collection. The latest addition is 10273 Haunted House.

Should you add this one to your collection or give this a miss? Read on to hear my thoughts.

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When I first heard that LEGO was producing a Haunted House set I thought it would be a standalone set, possibly even a remake of 10228 Haunted House from 2012’s Monster Fighters theme. That would have been cool but the fact that this is actually a fairground ride is actually a more interesting take in my opinion.

This set is an 18+ set with 3231 pieces so as you would expect it’s a complex build, here split over 18 sections. I think the breakdown of the set is fairly good with each section containing enough parts to be engaging, but each bit won’t take too long.

The house can be presented closed or opened, which means there are three sections joined by hinges. The build switches through the three parts rather than in discrete sections like you’d find with a modular. I like that you work on one thing that keeps getting bigger rather than build a bit, put it aside and move on. By the end of the build there were bits where I had to stand up to do certain steps.

There is a lot of brick-built features throughout the model, which provide a nice little break from just building walls. For example the organ is a cool little build.

I really enjoyed putting this together. It was one of those builds where you finish a bag and check the time to see if you can get another section done before you need to go to bed – “It’s only 11pm, one more bit should be fine”. Not every build gets me staying up later than I should.

The only part of the build that I didn’t love was putting together the chain that operates the elevator. It’s just one of those tedious necessities that you sometimes get.

Beautifully spooky – inside and out

The finished product is packed with so many details. Yes this is a fairground ride but it’s one that has been given a lot of attention to detail.

The outside of the house features a small fenced off front filled with some spooky details; two different grave stones, vines and a pumpkin.

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The front door features stairs as well as a ramp. I really like that the designers have opted for a little bit of accessibility in this build.

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Also on the outside you get the Manor Von Barron sign, which actually doubles as a trigger for the internal light brick. The sign is positioned just above a simple stained glass window build.

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The rear of the building features two giant flywheels and the crank to turn to make the whole thing work. This is also where you will connect your motors if you choose to add them.

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Opening up the building you are presented with an amazing array of references to past LEGO sets. I’ll go through everything inside but I’m not going to point out every reference – learning about each thing during the build is such a fun part of the process. The general premise is that this is the house of Baron Von Barron, the villain from the Adventurers theme, and his house is full of objects he stole.

Minifigures enter through the large wooden doors, and immediately reach the ticket desk and ride control panel. Mounted on the wall behind the innocuous desk is the first of many artefacts.

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On the other side of the elevator is an Egyptian obelisk with hieroglyphics on the front.

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The final section of the ground floor is largely taken up by the impressive pipe organ. I really love this part of the build. Pipe organs are spooky. I don’t know exactly why, but they are.

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Above the pipe organ are two Anubis heads and hanging above the central elevator shaft is a brick-built sphynx head. More Egyptian relics pilfered by the evil Baron.

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The upper level of the building also features a painting of the Baron. A haunted painting that is. Built using two layers of printed elements and a red light brick a mummy will appear when the trigger on the outside wall is pushed. It’s a simple technique but the way it works is really great.

The rest of the upper level is packed with more references and spooky details such as skeletons and cobwebs.

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The house is filled with lots of touches of gold that really elevate this as something that is meant to be the home of somebody evil AND wealthy.

What goes up must come down

With a simple turn of a handle at the back the elevator will lift until it reaches the top, where the doors will open up giving the minifigures a quick view of the fairground before they plummet to their doom safe landing.

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The first time I wound that handle on the back and the elevator rose and dropped I was instantly turned back in to a kid, with a huge grin on my face internally yelling “THAT IS SO COOL”.

I don’t fully understand how the mechanism works but I know there are cogs, a long chain and two massive flywheels involved. As the elevator falls the energy is transferred to the flywheels to slow the decent. In my testing I have found the mechanism to be quite reliable.

Did I mention that it’s just super fun? If you didn’t watch it already scroll back up and check out the video.

To put your minifigures on the actual ride itself you will have to remove the seating compartment, place the minifigures in and slot that back in. It’s a little fiddly but not the end of the world. You probably aren’t going to be putting in different minifigures in all day every day.

Minifigures

The set includes 9 minifigures (10 if you include the skeleton).

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There are two identical ride operators. Essentially acting as spooky twins. While I like the idea of spooky twins it does mean that you are getting two identical minifigures. Maybe LEGO could have mixed things up and given one a hook hand or something.

You also get two identical ghosts. At least with the ghosts there is a dual face print so you can have one happy ghost and one sad ghost.

I like to picture the rest of the minifigures as a group of friends from the local high school out on a Friday night.

There are three female minifigures; a blonde with light purple top and blue pants; a brunette with glasses, leather jacket and grey pants; and another brunette with black pants and a SQUIDS blue and orange varsity jacket.

Rounding out the “teens” are two male minifigures; there is one with dark blonde spiky hair, blue pants, teal puffer jacket and purple shirt; and last but not least one with brown hair, sweater and dark blue pants. This minifigure is the one presented in the instructions as being in the wheelchair, but there is nothing stopping you from placing anybody else in the wheelchair.

I really like the inclusion of a wheelchair. People in wheelchairs deserve to go on awesome amusement rides too, but the LEGO fairground hasn’t always seemed super accessible.

Several of the minifigures also include alternate terrified face prints.

Overall this is just an amazing set. The build is well paced and complex without being needlessly fiddly or frustrating. The end result – It’s visually stunning, whether it is folded closed or presented open so you can see the details packed inside.

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As an 18+ set you may not expect it to include any sort of play features, but the drop ride part is a great inclusion. Just because you are over 18 doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy playing with a set.

One final word of warning if you are planning to get this set though – it’s really tall. It’s one of those “where the hell am I going to put this” sets. You’ll definitely want to find somewhere to put it, it just won’t be easy.

This set was provided to me by The LEGO Group. Opinions expressed are my own.

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Love it. If only it were possibly to actually buy it :(.

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Im on the fence with this one since its basically another modular building and as a pianist and fan of J.S Bach, I need that organ!! Plus it would be awesome to add some more Adventurers stuff from my collection and finally have a museum of sorts in my lego city.

However, the price tag (especially since I want Pirates of Barracuda Bay), overally tall tower and rather pointless ride (in my layout) are annoying, and Im worried the ‘drab’ colour scheme will look out of place in my bright, Continental European Lego city. I would hope that after modification it looked like a British mansion (eg Agatha Christie / Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films style).

Therefore, would you recommend it as a start for a private Egyptology exhibition (like Baron von Barron has opened his mansion to the public to show off his private collection), having removed the drop ride and thus tall tower (where there is the long section of black roof is where it would end). And would you change the walls to another colour, tan perhaps?

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I’m very much looking forward to getting this set once it hits retail (DJs or Myer) and there is a sale! Of course, with Lego currently selling so well due to the pandemic and iso-builds, who knows when that will be?

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Nicely put. Thanks!

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Ship House. 2, Bolshaya Tulskaya Str. // Built in 1981 by the USSR Ministry of Atomic Industry, this is one of the few buildings in Moscow that can withstand a nuclear explosion. The foreman who oversaw its construction spent his entire life building only nuclear reactors, which left its mark on this house. To prevent it from “folding up” in the event of an explosion, there are no 90° angles in this seismically stable house — only 87° or 93°; the thickness of the glass panes is a unique 0.23 inches. It is called the “Ship” because of its huge size (1312 feet long, 164 feet high) and encircling balconies that resemble decks.

Ship House. 2, Bolshaya Tulskaya Str. // Built in 1981 by the USSR Ministry of Atomic Industry, this is one of the few buildings in Moscow that can withstand a nuclear explosion. The foreman who oversaw its construction spent his entire life building only nuclear reactors, which left its mark on this house. To prevent it from “folding up” in the event of an explosion, there are no 90° angles in this seismically stable house — only 87° or 93°; the thickness of the glass panes is a unique 0.23 inches. It is called the “Ship” because of its huge size (1312 feet long, 164 feet high) and encircling balconies that resemble decks.

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Egg House. 1/11 Mashkova Str. // Moscow has always been famous for its crankiness and sweeping gestures, including architecture. One of the most striking and outrageous examples is the “Egg House”. Originally planned to be built in Bethlehem as a maternity ward, it was eventually put up in Moscow. Outwardly, it resembles a giant copy of a Fabergé egg. It is the only such house in the world.

Arseny Morozov Mansion (Reception House of the Russian Government), 16 Vozdvizhenka // This house was built in 1899 by order of young millionaire, dandy, and merchant family heir Arseny Morozov on a plot of land given to him by his mother on his 25th birthday. Even at the construction stage, the house, which was executed in a Moorish style unprecedented for Moscow, became the butt of ridicule and criticism. When it was finished, legend has it that his vexed mother’s words were: “Only I used to know that you’re a fool, now the whole of Moscow will know!”

Arseny Morozov Mansion (Reception House of the Russian Government), 16 Vozdvizhenka // This house was built in 1899 by order of young millionaire, dandy, and merchant family heir Arseny Morozov on a plot of land given to him by his mother on his 25th birthday. Even at the construction stage, the house, which was executed in a Moorish style unprecedented for Moscow, became the butt of ridicule and criticism. When it was finished, legend has it that his vexed mother’s words were: “Only I used to know that you’re a fool, now the whole of Moscow will know!”

Nautilus Trade Center, 25 Nikolskaya Str. // In the early 2000s, this mall became Moscow's new “Morozov Mansion” — lambasted by everyone for its vulgarity. The pretentious postmodern architecture seems to jut out of an edifice on one of Moscow’s oldest streets, but the place once sited the Vladimir Gates of the Kitai-Gorod Wall and the Chapel of St. Panteleimon — buildings that were also rich in gaudy architectural details. Furthermore, the region was always a hotbed of commerce, for which reason a shopping center is quite apropos. Who knows, maybe in future Nautilus — like Morozov’s house before it — will become a feature of classic Moscow architecture.

Nautilus Trade Center, 25 Nikolskaya Str. // In the early 2000s, this mall became Moscow's new “Morozov Mansion” — lambasted by everyone for its vulgarity. The pretentious postmodern architecture seems to jut out of an edifice on one of Moscow’s oldest streets, but the place once sited the Vladimir Gates of the Kitai-Gorod Wall and the Chapel of St. Panteleimon — buildings that were also rich in gaudy architectural details. Furthermore, the region was always a hotbed of commerce, for which reason a shopping center is quite apropos. Who knows, maybe in future Nautilus — like Morozov’s house before it — will become a feature of classic Moscow architecture.

Copper House, 3 Butikovsky Lane. // Built within the “Golden Mile,” historically the most expensive area of Moscow, this three-block residential house of 20 apartments was admitted to the Moscow Museum of Architecture’s collection of finest buildings in 2003-2004. It is faced with prepatinated copper plates and is one of the most expensive blocks in Moscow.

Copper House, 3 Butikovsky Lane. // Built within the “Golden Mile,” historically the most expensive area of Moscow, this three-block residential house of 20 apartments was admitted to the Moscow Museum of Architecture’s collection of finest buildings in 2003-2004. It is faced with prepatinated copper plates and is one of the most expensive blocks in Moscow.

Stolnik House, 5 Maly Levshinskiy Lane. // Stolnik stands among the old lanes of Arbat Street, still home to places where Pushkin once resided. This residential house made of glass and metal literally explodes the architectural environment. However, there is something vaguely classical about it, namely the three-part symmetric layout and “Corinthian column” motif.

Stolnik House, 5 Maly Levshinskiy Lane. // Stolnik stands among the old lanes of Arbat Street, still home to places where Pushkin once resided. This residential house made of glass and metal literally explodes the architectural environment. However, there is something vaguely classical about it, namely the three-part symmetric layout and “Corinthian column” motif.

Kitezh Business Center, 3-7 Kievskaya Str. // This business center resembles the Titanic. The unique shape is the result of the complex internal structure — many of the shafts and stairwells are inclined and curved. Such a project would be beyond many architects, but Dmitry Bush has been building stadiums and ice rinks in Russia for many years.

Kitezh Business Center, 3-7 Kievskaya Str. // This business center resembles the Titanic. The unique shape is the result of the complex internal structure — many of the shafts and stairwells are inclined and curved. Such a project would be beyond many architects, but Dmitry Bush has been building stadiums and ice rinks in Russia for many years.

Melnikov House, 10 Krivoarbatsky Lane. // This single-unit house, built by the great Soviet avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov for his family, is today an architectural monument of national significance. It is unique for its shape — two intersecting cylinders each truncated by a third of its radius — and its hexagonal window apertures encircling the entire circumference of the building. There are 60 windows in total, while the apertures in the walls number more than 130 — all stuffed with brick and construction debris (not a single wheelbarrow of waste was removed from the site!), but able to be unblocked to create a new window anywhere in the walls. Melnikov placed such windows in all the walls so that his hand never overshadowed a blueprint in his studio. The internal area of the house is very modest — a mere 2691 ft². Melnikov’s descendants live here to this day.

Melnikov House, 10 Krivoarbatsky Lane. // This single-unit house, built by the great Soviet avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov for his family, is today an architectural monument of national significance. It is unique for its shape — two intersecting cylinders each truncated by a third of its radius — and its hexagonal window apertures encircling the entire circumference of the building. There are 60 windows in total, while the apertures in the walls number more than 130 — all stuffed with brick and construction debris (not a single wheelbarrow of waste was removed from the site!), but able to be unblocked to create a new window anywhere in the walls. Melnikov placed such windows in all the walls so that his hand never overshadowed a blueprint in his studio. The internal area of the house is very modest — a mere 2691 ft². Melnikov’s descendants live here to this day.

Department for Brain Research of the Neurology Center under the Russian Academy of Sciences, 5-7 Obukha Lane. // Built in 1914 in the era of art nouveau, this building is a former Evangelical hospital for the poor. In Soviet times, it housed the Brain Institute, which primarily studied the brains of prominent (and deceased) state and public figures: Lenin, Mayakovsky, Landau, Sakharov, Michurin, Gorky, and others. Of all the houses in Moscow, this building most resembles a gloomy castle from a gothic novel or vampire legend, especially in overcast weather.

Department for Brain Research of the Neurology Center under the Russian Academy of Sciences, 5-7 Obukha Lane. // Built in 1914 in the era of art nouveau, this building is a former Evangelical hospital for the poor. In Soviet times, it housed the Brain Institute, which primarily studied the brains of prominent (and deceased) state and public figures: Lenin, Mayakovsky, Landau, Sakharov, Michurin, Gorky, and others. Of all the houses in Moscow, this building most resembles a gloomy castle from a gothic novel or vampire legend, especially in overcast weather.

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  1. Troubleshooting LEGO Haunted House #10273 w/ Powered UP APP

    A few tips and tricks for troubleshooting the drop mechanism in the LEGO set #10273 Haunted House. Includes new Powered UP APP

  2. r/lego on Reddit: Building the Haunted House. I finally finished the

    Gaudimus • 10 mo. ago I'm afraid to say that it might be because you assembled the elevator gears too tight. They should all be spinning freely during assembly. A bit of a nightmare if you go back now and fix them. Best of luck! 3 bubbales27 • 10 mo. ago I would start with the chain. Even 1 extra link can mess up the functionality. 2

  3. r/lego on Reddit: Is anyone else having trouble with the haunted house

    mescad • 4 yr. ago Jangbricks talked a lot about this problem in his review of the set. He said the pins on the car get caught in every little crack and protrusion of the tower, because there isn't enough clearance. Smooth out your sides and straighten all of the parts really well and it will eventually work. Klownicle • 4 yr. ago

  4. Motorising the Haunted House

    50 comments 16215 Views It's not immediately obvious from the front of the box that 10273 Haunted House includes a 'Tower of Terror'-style free-fall lift within it. As it comes, it's manually operated, but the back of the box suggests that you can add Powered Up components to it to motorise it.

  5. r/lego on Reddit: Help! Just finished building the haunted house but

    Just finished building the haunted house but the lift is not working, i tried taking out a link in the chain and it's still not working : ( i followed the instructions and the chain is still on the cog at the back : r/lego r/lego • 1 yr. ago by [deleted] View community ranking In the Top 1% of largest communities on Reddit Help!

  6. Looking for help with the Haunted House 10273 : r/lego

    Instructions available now on Rebrickable (link in my profile) I hope you all enjoy my latest train MOC :). 1 / 4. The engine features exterior detailing made from a combination of brick building and stickers, sourced from model trains such as hornby and bachmann as a starting point. 117. 12. r/lego.

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    Instructions For LEGO 10273 Haunted House. These are the instructions for building the LEGO Creator Expert Haunted House that was released in 2020. LEGO 10273 Haunted House instructions displayed page by page to help you build this amazing LEGO Creator Expert set.

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    Launched in June 2020, the new LEGO Haunted House is less a successor of the 2012 version, but an extension to the Fairground Collection - the new fancy name for the subtheme that includes the Roller Coaster, Fairground Mixer, Carousel, and Ferris Wheel. I recently received the opportunity to build Thanks to LEGO for providing this set for review.

  11. LEGO 10273 Haunted House review

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  13. Lego 10273 Haunted House Chain link length? : r/lego

    Oakwine • 2 yr. ago I just had this same issue. DON'T add links. It will appear to be 3-4 links short. However, there is some stretch available. Pull on the ends, and you can make them attach. More links will leave slack in the chain, which might cause issues with the mechanism slipping.

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  15. Haunted House 10273

    Home Creator Expert Haunted House 1 / 15 View all Hard to find Haunted House $299.99 Sold out Check Store Stock Deliveries and Returns Building Instructions Features Build a mansion filled with mystery Find surprises around every corner with the new LEGO® Haunted House. Drop in for a visit

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    This Haunted House is part of a collection of LEGO building kits for adults who appreciate clever design. This model also makes a scarily good gift, birthday present or Christmas gift. Set Name: Haunted House; Set Number: 10273; ... Apart from the slight mishap with the chain, there weren't any issues getting the elevator to work. ...

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    The Resonator Having stolen the Re-Gou Ruby from Pharaoh Hotep's tomb, Samuel von Barron built The Resonator in an attempt to harness the ruby's legendary power for his own evil empire. Alas, the device failed - and, instead, von Barron accidentally summoned two spirits from beyond.

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  21. Help: Haunted House lift not always catching and going up?

    AZymph r/place Master Builder • 7 mo. ago Take a chain link or 2 off and try again, Spider_plant_man • 7 mo. ago It's fairly taught already jakeutah_12 • 7 mo. ago This. Even if it's taut keep removing one at a time until it works. Had the same problem a couple of times and this fixed it Xinonix1 • 7 mo. ago I needed only 74 instead of 75 links

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