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Cricut® Lilac Explore Air 2

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Overview & Details

Cricut Lilac Explore Air 2  
From quick cuts for your kid's school project to precision cuts for intricate embellishments, the Cricut Explore Air 2 gives you freedom to create more than ever before. This pretty powerhouse features cutting speeds in Fast Mode up to two times faster than previous models, depending on material, machine settings and complexity of design. Work wirelessly from your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device, finding inspiration with the included projects or customizing your own designs. Because creativity is in the Air. 

What You Get

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 die-cutting machine with embedded Bluetooth - Lilac
  • Blade (pre-installed) 
  • Accessory adapter (pre-installed)
  • Power cord 
  • USB cord 
  • 12" x 12" Standard Grip cutting mat 
  • Black fine-tip pen sample 
  • 3 Cardstock samples 
  • Iron-on sample 
  • 50+ Cricut Make it Now projects (electronic content) 
  • 100+ Images (electronic content)   
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty

Bundled Goodies 
  • 3-month subscription to Cricut Access in Cricut Design Space (excludes licensed content)
  • 12" x 12" LightGrip cutting mat
  • 12" x 12" StrongGrip cutting mat
  • 5-piece Wisteria Pen Set - Magenta, Tawny, Light Green, Turquoise and Light Turquoise 
  • Cricut Pen Pouch - Lilac

Good to Know
  • Broadband internet connection and internet browser are required to use the Cricut Explore Air 2. Standard data rates may apply.
  • For wireless use, you must have a Bluetooth connection from your computer or mobile device.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac, iOS devices and supported Android devices.
  • Not compatible with Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire devices.
  • From time to time, the recommended minimum system requirements for Cricut Explore machines and/or Cricut Design Space software may change to help improve software performance. As updates are made to the software, some minimum system requirement updates will be required.
For warranty information, please call Customer Service at 800.933.2887 (8 am-1 am ET).
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Measurements: Approx. 21-1/2"L x 7"W x 6-1/2"H
Weight: Approx. 10.82 lbs.
Country of Origin: China

System Requirements

Operating System (Windows): 8 or later
Operating System (Mac): v10.11 or later
Processor: Intel Core series or equivalent AMD processor (Windows) or 1.83 GHz (Mac)
Free Disk Space: 50MB
Display: 1024 x 768 resolution
Browser: Current version of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge
Port: USB
Software: Current version of Adobe Flash
Internet: Broadband connection minimum 2 to 3 Mbps download and minimum 1 to 2 Mbps upload
Mobile Devices: iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPhone 4S or later and iPod Touch 5th generation or later
Beta Cricut Design Space for Android mobile devices: Android OS 4.4 or later, Samsung Galaxy S 4 or later, Samsung Galaxy Note4 or later, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 or later, Samsung Galaxy TabPro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S or later, Samsung Galaxy Tab E or later; other Android devices are not recommended for use


Cricut Explore Air 2 system 
  • Cut Smart precision cutting
  • Embedded Bluetooth for wireless cutting
  • Write or draw with Cricut pens
  • Compatible with Cricut cartridges (sold separately)
  • Integrated storage compartments
  • Multiple cutting modes give you freedom to personalize the way you design and create

Fast Mode in Cricut Design Space
  • Cuts and writes in Fast Mode up to 2 times faster than previous Cricut Explore machines (cut speed will vary depending on material, machine settings and complexity of project design)
  • Fast Mode is available for Smart Set dial settings in vinyl, vinyl+, iron-on, iron-on+, light cardstock, light cardstock+, cardstock and cardstock+
  • Fast Mode may reduce cutting and writing precision, which may be more noticeable in complex designs

Make custom projects
  • Choose Make It Now projects
  • Make quick cuts with the Cricut Design Space app 
  • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .dxf) 
  • Cuts printable images

3-month subscription to Cricut Access in Cricut Design Space
  • Gives you access to the Cricut Image Library of over 30,000 non-licensed images, 1,000 projects and 370 fonts

Easy to use
  • Just plug in your Explore, connect it to your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device via USB or Bluetooth and go to

Dual carriage 
  • For cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in 1 step

Design on the go
  • Create on your computer, iOS mobile device or supported Android device

Smart Set dial
  • For easy material settings
  • Cut more than 100 types of materials, from vellum to leather



Create the fun, fast and convenient way with Cricut—the leader in crafting and scrapbooking innovation. Maximize your creative potential with the advanced, but easy-to-use technology found in cutting machines. Then take it to another level with an unparalleled array of content cartridges, accessories and stylish totes that exceed your expectations. Cricut makes it easy to explore new and exciting ways to express your imaginative best.


Cricut® Lilac Explore Air 2

135 reviews 4.4 out of 5
5 Star
71.11% 96
4 Star
9.63% 13
3 Star
8.89% 12
2 Star
6.67% 9
1 Star
3.7% 5
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  • Cricut Lilac

    I had the Cricut Explore Air 2 and just couldn't resist when the new lilac came out that is much faster than my other explore Air 2 and now to find out that I can use my androids to access it just added ice cream to the cake! The new Air 2 is much faster and more quiet than my other. So much smoother and designs look neater when cut.

    billybob1949, FL
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  • lilac explore air 2

    I love it, I have the expression and the cricut explore and this machine is so much faster and easier to use. so glad I was able to get it and love the color.

    catstout, MI
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  • Best purchase ever!

    I LOVE this machine!!You can get all the help you need by watching tutorials on YouTube. Love love love!!

    lannanicole, WA
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  • Satisfaction

    I am very pleased about my new toy! It makes my scrapbooking experience has upgraded to the fullest! I'm in love!

    laflacs, FL
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  • Cricut Lilac Explore Air 2

    I already had the Explore Air and just HAD to upgrade to this.... It's beautiful and is amazingly fast.

    gemistar51, WV
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  • Amazing Cricut!

    This machine is a must have for everyday crafting. The possibilities are endless. I haven't even ventured into the many items it can cut yet but I will soon. I'm hoping Cricut makes a matching cuttlebug for it ;-)

    jimmm59, NY
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  • Love at first cut!

    I have been using Cricut cutters for years. I even have the original Baby Bug. I think they have a winner with this machine. I have been using for about 2 weeks now and I have had perfect cuts with no wasted paper. I have many other brands of cutters and this Cricut Explore is very user friendly. It is a great starter machine for newbies and can handle some pro work as well.The material setting dial makes it easy to get a perfect cut. I love the color as well. Looking forward to the updated software that was mentioned during the presentation.

    rorylion, NJ
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  • Incredible Cricut!!

    Absolutely fabulous! Love it...just as all of my Provo Craft products...just perfect!

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  • Amazing Machine

    This newest Cricut is worth every penny I paid for it! Aside from the beautiful color, this machine has the ability to cut multiple types of paper/vinyl/iron on transfers, etc. It also has a writing feature where you can put a men in the machine and it will write for you! Scrapbookers and crafters new and seasoned would all love this machine.

    wvu10ees, WV
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  • Wonderful machine.

    Still learning the ins and outs! But love not having to use cartridges and can do anything. Can't wait to learn it all!

    ValOrr, ME
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