In 2016, the LEGO® Group released the iconic Disney Castle set. Since then, we have gotten some new Minifigures, and the Ideas Steamboat Willie set, but no similar park themed sets. Finally, after three years, that is about to change. On August 21, VIP cardholders will gain early access to set 71044, the Disney Train and Station.
My first impression of this set is positive. The train station looks great. Both the exterior and interior appear wonderfully detailed. This kit will make a great addition to any custom LEGO® Disney or amusement park. Even if you are not building a theme park, this set seems to be loaded with choice pieces for custom projects. Not only do you get train tracks and power functions, but just look at all those red 1×2 masonry bricks! When it comes to characters, the set includes new variants of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, and Dale. Additionally, Goofy makes his debut as a Minifigure.
In terms of what you can expect from this set:
- Name: Disney Train and Station
- Set #: 71044
- Cost: $379.99 CAD ($329.99 US, $549.99 AUD, £99, approx. €329.99)
- Brick Count: 2925
- 20 pieces of train track (16 curved, 4 straight)
- A LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO® Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
- VIP Release Date: August 21, 2019
- General Release Date: September 1, 2019
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Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!
Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building.
This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!
Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 21st August, 2019This press release and all images in this article were provided by the LEGO® Ambassador Network.