Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LEPIN 15012 Ferris Wheel Review

It's been a while since I wrote my last review. Sorry about that, readers. Been busy lately with work and well...a bit of gaming but I'll talk about that later.

Alright, I'll be writing a review for the set, LEPIN 15012 Ferris Wheel, which is the bootleg version of the LEGO 10247 Ferris Wheel which was released back in 2015. The original set consists of 2,464 pieces while the LEPIN version consists of 2,518 pieces. I'm not sure what was added and/or removed because I don't have the original to perform a comparison.

Let's start unpacking. If you look at the picture below, you will notice I have divided the smaller bricks into containers to make my searching a bit easier. I advise you to do the same if you want to finish assembling faster.

Since everything is in place, let's start assembling! (Warning! Picture heavy!)

And it's completed! Took me 3 days to complete due to work so I had to take 1 day break from assembling.

But I wasn't satisfied. I have a Ferris Wheel but the wheel only turns if you turn the lever on the side manually. Boring. So, I decided to play God and added a couple of add-ons to make it to you say it...marvelous.

So, what did I add? Notice those dangling thin wires around the Ferris Wheel? Those are the LEDs which I purchased from It costs about 210 ringgit Malaysia (USD 50) for the lightings but it's worth every penny spent on it.

I also added a LEGO Technic 8293 Power Functions Motor Set to turn the Ferris Wheel for me. The motor set costs about 160 ringgit Malaysia (USD 40).

Yes, the amount I spent on the add-ons already exceeded the price of the LEPIN Ferris Wheel. But why spend so much? Because it makes the assembling process more...FUN! Instead of a boring Ferris Wheel, now I have a Ferris Wheel with lights and runs on motor. Refer to the Youtube video below.

Now, for the review. As usual, LEPIN's mini figures quality has not improved one bit since day one. Bricks quality are good, no missing pieces and the amazing thing is...the mechanical features for the Ferris Wheel works! From the gears to the works. I was afraid they don't work properly and I'll waste the money I spent on the LEGO Technic Motor Set. I would recommend you to get this set only if you have enough space. The fully assembled set is about 60 CM tall, 50 CM wide and 40 CM deep. Yes, it's huge so plan your space wisely.

You will be wondering what I'll be assembling next. The truth is...I am not sure myself! I have too many sets lying in my bedroom; from modulars to Star Wnrs to Avengers to Creators. I was planning to assemble the Super Star Destroyer or the Death Star but I think I'll start with something smaller; probably Wall-E, Mini Cooper, VW Camper Van or the Ferrari. I'll decide by Friday.

Thanks for reading~!

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  1. Is the set coming with rubber band? I have mine, but there is no rubber band in it, and it is not spinning properly. How do you fix that?

  2. Mine comes with rubber band. You need the rubber band to force the rubber tyres to touch the body of the wheel to make it spin nicely.


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