LEGO has introduced the discharge of its new Disney Practice and Station set, which pays homage to Walt Disney World & Disneyland Railroads plus Foremost Road USA Station. On this put up, we’ll share photographs of the upcoming app-controlled brick set, and ideas about it.
The LEGO 71044 Disney Practice and Station set is a motorized, scale model of the well-known steam-powered locomotives seen at each Magic Kingdom and Disneyland, plus different Disney theme parks all over the world. The set comes with 4 buildable vehicles, the engine, the tender, passenger automotive, and a parlor automotive.
Disney and LEGO’s latest collaboration comes with a bunch of cool particulars, together with LEGO Powered Up parts and traditional LEGO magnetic couplers to attach the carriages and transfer the practice. The set additionally consists of app-controlled performance to attach through Bluetooth to the LEGO Powered Up app. This implies builders can use their good telephone or pill to drive the practice. However wait, there’s extra…
This LEGO set consists of over 2,900 items, with the practice measuring over four inches excessive, 30 inches lengthy, and three inches extensive. The Disney practice station constructing measures over 15 inches excessive, 14 inches extensive, and 6 inches deep. The oval rail monitor diameter measures over 37 inches lengthy and 27 inches extensive.
The LEGO Disney Practice and Station set additionally consists of 5 traditional LEGO Mini-figures: Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Goofy. Mickey & Minnie have been beforehand launched with the ~four,000 piece Disney Citadel set, however the different characters all differ from that launch.
The station constructing and every of the practice’s vehicles has room for a number of mini-figures to sit down. The locomotive options a big purple fender, wheels with working coupling rods, smoke stack, and a driver’s cab. The tender incorporates a LEGO Powered Up Hub and a LEGO Powered Up Practice Motor. The parlor automotive options wealthy inside detailing together with armchairs, tables full with flower vases and a small tea set.
The practice station’s exterior facade includes a balcony, clock, and a couple of flagged towers. Inside, the station includes a ticket counter, cafe nook, and quite a lot of brick-built furnishings and particulars, together with draped home windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier, and a tower room with a bit LEGO shock.
The Disney Practice and Station set will include a complete of two,925 items, and can retail for $329.99 in the US. Will probably be obtainable beginning September 1, 2019. LEGO VIP Members can buy the set starting August 21, 2019. The 71044 LEGO Disney Practice and Station is offered straight from LEGO shops and on-line.
Listed here are some extra pictures from LEGO, adopted by a few of my ideas on this set:
It goes with out saying, however that is actually cool. It ought to go properly with the Disney Citadel model of Cinderella Citadel that was launched just a few years in the past. Now, we simply want a full model of Foremost Road USA, full with cotton sweet and scorching canine scents.
LEGO has to toe the center floor right here, so the advertising could make it attraction to each Disneyland and Walt Disney World followers. That’s why this isn’t named particularly because the Disneyland Foremost Road Station, despite the fact that that’s clearly what it’s. Very similar to the “Disney Citadel” is clearly Cinderella Citadel and never Sleeping Magnificence Citadel. Will probably be a bit weird to have each Magic Kingdom’s fort and Disneyland Railroad side-by-side in brick kind, however consider it as a better of each worlds scenario.
I admire the authenticity of the structure, and the way LEGO actually managed to seize the essence of Foremost Road Station at Disneyland. Kudos on the numerous little touches, proper right down to the trash can model. There’s actually not a lot to fault right here that I can see, at the least not proper now.
My solely “criticism” could be that this seems to be too small of a monitor to circle a Christmas tree. I don’t have any expertise with (trendy) LEGO practice units, however I’m assuming this shall be fairly straightforward to treatment. (The truth is, I see quite a few choices for below $20 through Amazon & Goal.) For those who’re wanting to interchange–or maybe race–the monorail circling your Christmas tree, you’ll presumably want these.
Whereas I believe this LEGO Disney Practice and Station set seems actually cool, that is one I’ll be sitting out. For me, LEGO units are proper up there with video video games as the final word aspirational product. Simply as I’ve barely made any progress within the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild some two years after its launch, the LEGO units I’ve purchased have largely sat within the field, and are actually in storage.
I really like the concept of LEGO units, however I don’t appear to have the endurance or dedication to observe by way of with their meeting. (I’d say I don’t have the time, however that may be mendacity–I don’t discover a solution to make the time for them is extra correct.) Previously, I’ve justified this by telling myself, “at the least LEGO units are a sensible funding.” In actuality, they’re are additionally one which takes up numerous house.
That’s the place I stand on the LEGO Disney Practice and Station set. It being ~$330 helps me justify my choice to not purchase it, at the least for now. (In fact, it might turn out to be tougher to withstand if there’s a scorching deal on it come Black Friday or Cyber Monday!) I’m glad that this LEGO Disney Practice & Station set goes to exist, although. I hope it sells rather well, and Disney and LEGO proceed to make units like this. Who is aware of, perhaps some day after I’m older, wiser, and extra affected person, a whole LEGO Disney Park will exist, and I’ll spend a whole yr assembling it! 😉
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