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LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242

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LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper

Ride through the countryside in the LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper. The vehicle is an authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII, with a green and white color scheme featuring white wing mirrors and racing stripes. Remove the roof to access the interior, complete with patterned seats, a veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, moving gearshift and a handbrake. Stash the picnic basket and blanket inside to spend lunchtime outside. Use the separate compartment to store a spare tire in case of roadside emergencies. The detailed engine and fog lights will be sure to guide you home after a long day of cruising in this classic vehicle.

Product Highlights

  • Picnic basket, bottle and blanket for a countryside picnic
  • Authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII with the classic green and white color scheme
  • Remove the roof to access the detailed interior
  • White wing mirrors and racing stripes
  • Opening doors, hood, trunk and spare tire compartment
  • Detailed engine and two fog lights

What's Included

  • LEGO Creator Expert MINI Cooper
  • Picnic basket
  • Bottle
  • Blanket
Cruise in style
Prepare to head out into the country for a picnic with the picnic basket, bottle and blanket.
Classic design
This vehicle is an authentic replica of the MINI Cooper Mk VII, with the classic green and white color scheme, white wing mirrors and racing stripes. Remove the roof to show off the tan-colored interior with patterned seats, a veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, moving gearshift and a handbrake.
Spacious ride
The MINI Cooper features opening doors, a hood and a trunk for a fully functional design.
No worries
Use the separate compartment to store your spare tire for peace of mind on your journey.
Safe ride
The detailed engine and two fog lights will help guide you home through all types of weather.

Product Description

Take the iconic MINI Cooper for a drive! This beautifully crafted LEGO brick replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII is full of authentic details, from the classic green and white color scheme with white wing mirrors and racing stripes, to the opening doors, hood and trunk, sporty fog lights, detailed engine and separate spare tire compartment. You can even remove the roof to access a tan colored interior with patterned seats, veneer-style dashboard, turning steering wheel, and moving gearshift and handbrake. And of course, no MINI Cooper would be complete without a picnic basket and blanket, the perfect accessories for a fun day in the countryside!

The LEGO Creator Ex Mini Cooper Building Set 10242 Features:

  • Features opening doors, hood and trunk, spare wheel in separate compartment, detailed engine and 2 fog lights

  • Accessories include a picnic basket, bottle and blanket for nostalgic picnic theme

  • Lift the hood to reveal the detailed engine

  • Go on a countryside picnic with this iconic classic!

  • MINI Cooper measures over 4" (11Centimeter) high, 9" (25Centimeter) long and 5" (14Centimeter) wide


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Additional Info

085087

992D18B8

673419210287

6061192

3 pounds

14.7 x 13.9 x 3.7

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Solid little model!

I put the LEGO Mini Cooper together in about two hours and loved every minute of the build. I like the colour, the detail and the novel building techniques used here. I will...Read complete review

I put the LEGO Mini Cooper together in about two hours and loved every minute of the build. I like the colour, the detail and the novel building techniques used here. I will admit that it's hard for me to come up with any dislikes for this set. And I only include these because they jumped out at me as I was building. Keep in mind, these are minuscule complaints and the model must be really spectacular if these are the only faults I can find. 1. The scale. Another reviewer mentioned that the scale of the MINI is a bit different than than the recent VW Camper van. I agree that it would have been nice if both were in the same scale. 2. The stickers. To make the angle of the front windshield and back windshield work, the designers employed four 'black out' stickers. These are a bit of a cheat. 3. The steering wheel. It's built so that it adjusts forward and back with tilt. But then, when the dash is install, the dash smashes the steering wheel down into the seat. I know the scale of the model isn't such that a mini figure (or even a LEGO Friends figure would logically fit inside, but the wheel look silly resting so close to the front of the seat. 4. On my model, the printed dark green 1x4 bolster pieces were a fun surprise. Unfortunately, mine had pin stripes that were printed on an angle and ruin the effect of a car-length racing stripe. I took them all apart and fussed with them until I got them in an order that mostly made them line up. But still. Now for the pros. 1. Love the colour. The white plus dark green plus the choice of the interior checkered pattern is smashing. Even love the tinted glass panels -- those made the whole model pop. 2. Details like the skates for the door handles, the rear tailpipe, the curved lid of the boot (trunk) and the curved side mirrors make this one an exceptional capture of the real vehicle. 3. Love the insets for the wheels, the metallic bumpers (front and back). 4. All the opening and moving features. We take for granted the rolling wheels but I love these soft rubber ones. Also, the opening trunk, hood, realistic engine (with metallic pieces inside), two opening doors and removable roof. 5. The dash with all the gadgets, wood paneling and instrument gauges. Shifter knob and emergency brake. Might have liked the roof to be made with larger white tiles. 6. The clever picnic basket, contents, wine bottle and blanket. When I showed my wife, it reminded her of one of our earliest dates. I had forgotten that moment until she reminded me (Shhh! Don't tell her!) and was instantly transported back to that night when we had a picnic with wine on the banks of a beautiful lake. Great build! Great memories. And when my kids get older, they can enjoy building this one too!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Mini Cooper

This is a nice model to build and looks ok once complete I feel that it needed a little bit of a polish up though the steering wheel and gear lever both to big,...Read complete review

This is a nice model to build and looks ok once complete I feel that it needed a little bit of a polish up though the steering wheel and gear lever both to big, there no sun visors rear view mirror or wipers but seems there was meant to be, the bonnet sits proud and roof not finished off on the corners, the mini badges should not be stickers, spear wheel dose not match the other 4 wheels and last of all it has a black exhaust not silver. I know it seems a lot and bit picky but this is an expert model and has a steep price to go with it I felt that it was easy to build and did not take to long. Over all this is not much harder than most of the standard Lego creator sets that iv built.

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5.0

Yay! a Lego I can display at work!

By bobross

from Reno

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

This model car is perfectly whimsical and mature enough that I can display it on a nice floating shelf in my office without losing my credibility as a responsible business person. This is the car I have always wished I could drive, but never could in the States. I'm so happy that Lego went with the original Mini Cooper design, rather than the BMW version. I appreciate all the details, like the plaid upholstery and the picnic basket with baguette and cheese. The British Racing Green color is the greatest.

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5.0

This set helped get me back into lego

By Warrowsmith27

from Lytham

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

When wondering what to do with some Christmas money I thought back to my childhood Christmas where I would spend Christmas day building my new Lego set. So onto the Lego site I went and came across the mini Cooper, I was looking for something that was going to be a challenge to build and enjoyable and this set certainly ticked both boxes. It was great to build and now I am looking for what to buy next. I would recommend this set to everyone.

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5.0

My first Expert build

By Jayke1981

from Leicester

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

I have been wanting this Lego set for absolutely ages - since it was announced as a Lego set in fact. So today I started the build and enjoyed every minute of it. However, as other reviewers have pointed out - the front and back windows are 2 studs deep at the top and 3 at the bottom. Can they be replaced? Do they even exist? I hope Lego can answer the question for me.

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5.0

Buy this set!

By Krammin

from Hobart

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

The set that put me back on the Lego bandwagon. Saw the box art and it sang to me. Was not dissapointed. Fantastic overall design and finish. The check pattern on the front and rear seats are a highlight for me, as was the clever design for the headlights. Minifig ice skate blades for door handles? Brilliant! Love the addition of the picnic basket! It serves no purpose other than to put a smile on your face. I did not rush this build, i savoured it! The most enjoyably relaxing 8-10 hrs i have had in a long time. Nothing frustrating or complex about this set at all. Well worth the price. Looks awesome on display. I am officially now an AFOL because of this set. Now to try for a raise to support my new addiction!

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5.0

Brilliant Build

By MiniMaker

from London

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

This was for my 9 year old daughter, after completing the Camper Van last year, she wanted another challenge, She loved building the mini and seeing all the parts of the mini come together. Definitely recommend this for any expert lego maker. Looks great!!!

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4.0

Wrong parts with set

By propane94

from PORTSMOUTH

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

Same as another review I read on this product, the front and rear windows are not as described in the instruction manual. They are 10x2 in the manual and the ones received in the set are 10x3. This makes the edges poke out and it looks untidy. Minus this fault, it is a very good model.

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5.0

Nice model, but incorrect parts also !

By Zooropa

from West Malling

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

No question, the Mini model, is brilliant aesthetically speaking. The design is superb, the end product is stunning. No mini-figure supplied, but I guess this is more a model for display / collection rather than play (although I must say, you can play with it very easily: steering wheel, boots, doors open etc ...). I won't add pictures, as previous reviewers have already provided ample examples. The build isn't particularly complex (my 5 year old helped me built it: although 5, he does build a lot of Legos, virtually on a daily basis !, so he is very used to it, and apart from wheels he could pretty do everything in this model). The main reason for writing this review - and I must say this came as a surprise, as this is the first time I have had issues with a Lego set (apart from a few break-ups caused by our little boy, playing too enthusiastically with certain parts :-)) - was that I too had wrong parts supplied in this box. As with a previous review, I was also sent the wrong parts for both windscreens. The box contained 2 windscreens that looked like 4581989 (although I can't be 100% sure these were the ones sent), instead of the 2 x 6133615 mentioned in the instruction set (p.51 of booklet 1, and page 42 of booklet 2). Although the back windscreen isn't too much of a problem, the front windscreen doesn't look good at all, as it really is protruding: I quote a previous reviewer who summarised the issue very well: "The part [should be] 2 bricks deep at the bottom and only one row deep at the top. The ones you get are 3 rows deep at the bottom and 2 rows deep at the top. This means that both the front and back windows protrude too far into the vehicle and look a little sloppy with the overlap" ! Note: I can see from the pictures sent below, and on the official video, that they also seem to have protruding parts, which is completely different from the instruction set (which threw me at first !). I am hoping that this will get sorted out by Lego very quickly. Incidentally, I must have been pretty unlucky with my X-Mas present, because part nb 6047220 was also missing 1 unit (roof top): I got 17 instead of 18 in the instruction set. I must say this is a very rare occurrence in Lego sets, and as always I expect Lego Customer Service to sort this out very quickly, I reached out to them (usually Lego is first class for that type of issues, I must say). Other than that. As always, another brilliant model I would highly recommend to any Lego fan !

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5.0

Very fine model - apart from front and rear screen

By oldno1

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

Hi, Had a good time building this fine MINI model but the front and rear screens seem to be of the wrong type. The MINI would look better with screens like the ones shown in the instruction.

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3.0

WRONG PARTS!!

By Wazzmastermax

from King's Lynn

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

I love this model and my opinion of it is largely very positive. I'm going to use this review to highlight a detail that most other reviewers and the official Lego picture seem to miss. The windscreens that you get are not the windscreens that you SHOULD get. If you have the model, go to page 52 in Book 2 and look at the windscreen. It says you should have 2 x 6133615. The part is 2 bricks deep at the bottom and only one row deep at the top. The ones you get are 3 rows deep at the bottom and 2 rows deep at the top. This means that both the front and back windows protrude too far into the vehicle and look a little sloppy with the overlap. If you look at the customer submitted photos closely, they indicate this mistake. Even the official photo on the main page shows the overlap on the back parcel shelf and in the front doors. Why has this not been raised before? I've contacted Lego and I'm awaiting a response. Pasting the element ID into the search function at Lego's pick-a-brick website and it returns no results, like the brick doesn't exist...? Did someone forget to design and make the part? Did you just hope nobody would notice? Attention to detail has failed here Lego. Sort it out please.

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5.0

Fantastic Set

By Capsicumber

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Ex MINI Cooper Building Set 10242:

As a disclaimer to my raving ratings of the set, it is objectively tremendous however I am a bit biased due to being a huge fan of old cars and the mini. To begin with, the build itself is great and demonstrates the level of thought and detain in it, for example the way an extremely thin gap is constructed and maintained through the entire join of he door and rear body. The highlights of the build were the engine bay, front fascia and rear luggage compartment. The exterior proportions are pretty much spot on, and the completed model has a satisfying denseness and heft, with such a concentration of elements in a fairly compact package. The British racing green is the perfect colour for this car. Stickers are also used fairly sparingly, and the pinstripes down each side look excellent. The grille and bumpers are pretty tricky shapes but look awesome, adding to the realism, which can be summarised with the fact that excluding the light clusters and fuel cap, there are exactly four exposed studs. The interior of the mini is ridiculously detailed and realistic. The patterning on the seats looks awesome all the way around and the front two in particular are packed with detail. The dashboard is a triumph, and I love the new gauge elements. I suppose I could always hope for a specific vintage radio print or sticker but the element used is perfectly suitable. I also enjoyed having proper door trim, adding the right amount of thickness and proper proportions. My single fault in the model is the steering wheel being a touch too big, but in trying other steering wheel elements, it is doubtlessly the best. With the inclusion of luggage and so many functioning details this model is pretty versatile when it comes to play value, despite being aimed at a slightly older audience. The basket has a really cool assembly. I really cannot recommend this model highly enough, for anyone with a passing interest in cars, or lego collector pieces. It was the perfect way to get back into lego.

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