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Cricut® Lilac Explore Air 2

Retail value: $385.92
or 5 FlexPays of $59.99
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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

123 reviews 4.3 out of 5
5 Star
69.11% 85
4 Star
10.57% 13
3 Star
9.76% 12
2 Star
6.5% 8
1 Star
4.07% 5
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  • great!

    Easy to use, love the projects on Design Space! there is a learning curve but you have this with anything new.

    jnk, VA
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  • Wonderful Machine!

    The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the best cutting machine I've owned. It was easy to set up and very easy to operate. The machine makes very precise cuts on simple as well as complex designs. I've enjoyed learning more helpful tips on how to cut various materials from the Cricut website.

    Scrapchef, AL
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  • IN LOVE!

    I absolutely love my Cricut!!! so easy and quick to use!

    linz93, AR
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  • Lovin' it!!

    It looks great and cuts great. I have only done a few small projects but I am liking the interface as compared by other cutter I have (S). I am lucky enough to now have both and love the design space which tells me what layers I am cutting and what I need to adjust - for a weekend only crafter this makes life much easier!

    cmv08527, NJ
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  • cricut

    I love my cricut ! it met all my expectations and more. I love the very intricate designs I am able to do.

    annod01, NY
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  • Amazing Product... Amazing Results

    My wife and I have been wanting one of these for some time now to supplement our collection of DIY crafting project tools. With a recent new project on hand, we definitely needed one. So after seeing the promotion for the new Cricut Lilac Explore Air 2 with extras, as well as the initial discount on the Flex-Pay option, it was a no-brainer to proceed with the purchase. The Cricut got here really fast and completed one of our projects that same evening. We had just been shopping for this at local retail stores, but the lack of model availability and skimpy supplies turned us away. We got a better deal... more bang for the buck... through HSN. We have had it for a little over a week and finalized a handful of projects, which puts the return on investment at 50% already, when compared to having someone else do the work we just did. By my calculations, our investment will yield a full return within another month. This is truly an amazing machine capable of doing just about anything.

    miagon66, NC
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  • Love my Cricut

    Love my new Explore 2. Love the color!! I do agree that it is faster than the original Explore version. I like the 2x faster cutting feature. I had only used the green mats so trying out the other 2 has been a nice touch. Not a big fan of the pen holder. Just not something I would use, but I have friends that love them. All in all I'm super excited about my purchase!!

    DClark, MD
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  • My favorite toy!!!

    Just love my Cricut Explore 2-use it all the time for cards, crafts, decor etc. Easy to learn and can do so much! I also loved the free 1 year subscription to Design Space-so many different projects and images to choose from. And Cricut knew what they were doing-now I won't be able to do without it!! :-) Thank you Cricut for making such an awesome product!!!

    divadeb51, CT
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  • Cricut Explore Air 2

    This item is great. Cuts vinyl, transfer, chipboard. Love it.

    alcunn01, FL
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  • Explorer Air 2

    Best machine yet, LOVE LOVE it!

    Shutch, UT
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