All aboard the LEGO® Christmas Train!
Get aboard the Christmas Train for LEGO brick-built Christmas fun! This great stocking stuffer or holiday decoration really moves with 16 silver wheels, an engine car with room for a minifigure and a train car full of LEGO brick-built candy canes. Makes a great easy-to-build gift!
- Features 16 silver wheels, train engine and car full of LEGO® brick candy canes
- Built bright LEGO Christmas dècor
- Makes a great stocking stuffer!
- Drive the train with the moving wheels!
That's the description from the Brickset site. It's got a couple of odd claims in it. The cabin of the train won't easily hold a minifig because they use two of the 1x2 Brick with 4 Knobs That puts 2 studs on each side of the brick and the inner studs are taking up the cabin space for the driver. It is now too narrow to sit or stand an minifig in. I do find the Brick with 4 Knobs to be a handy one. The other claims is the 16 silver wheels. There are only 10. If I do a search on the LEGO website for the set number it comes back with a no found message and a question. "Was I looking for air?" The link took me to planes and helicopters. That's some lack of search engine, huh. On the other hand it does make a great stocking stuffer!
That's the intention at Target where the set is one of the small items in the Christmas section at target. They have bins of small toys and candies for stocking stuffers. It used to be they had one or two LEGO polybags each season. They changed from season to season. This Christmas they had 3 items. One, a Friends poly, they've had earlier in the year for Valentines Day, the second was a crappy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles polybag, and the third was this tiny Christmas themed train. It was a 2012 release but I didn't see them last year. This year I lucked out and got several at half price when Christmas was over. It's $4.99 set with 82 pieces amd that's just over 6 cents each at full price. At the half price they come out to just over 3 cents each. There are several good parts and some in quantities. The 1x1 plates are the best find, even though they are only red and white. That's 8 of the red and 6 of the white. There are few pearl gold pieces that got added to the pearl gold stock. There are 10 of the silver wheels and 5 axles. Not sure what to do with those but they might come in handy some day, maybe as trade parts. I do like the two 1x2x2 red window panels. The rest are common enough but not unwanted. Red plates are always handy, there are 7 of them not counting the previously mentioned 1x1 red plates. There's some green and I like that. The small wall panels in red and green are going to be the least used parts in the lot. Certainly a good set for me to get a few copies of. The little train is nice and I actually built the one I brought to the TwinLUG meeting in November. I took it apart as soon as I got home. I don't decorate for Christmas. I don't really do much at all, except enjoy the day or two off, and if I did decorate it might be likely they would never come down again. It's more I celebrate inertia.