Rated 4 out of
Great Train Set
Quite a nice set to build. The design has been well thought-out as the detail allows the builder to be wowed and amazed as you build. The quality and the meticulous design has truly been why people always purchase Lego. Thanks for reminding me how much I love Lego.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 4 out of
Perfect For Minifigures
I have been researching LEGO trains for a little while and decided to get the High-Speed Passenger Train because of its sleek design and price. Not only is this my first train set, but it is also my first set with Power Functions and I am thrilled. The Power Functions on the train make for great play and it is really fun to watch the train fly around the track.
One of my favorite parts about the train is that it can hold a ton of minifigures. There are eight seats total in the train, and you can make other minifigures stand in the train. I was able to fit 24 figures in the train at once!
The only critique I have has to do with the design. If the train is moving too fast it will derail around a corner. I did a little research on this issue and was able to find an easy fix to the problem.
All in all this set is amazing and I look forward to playing with it for years to come!
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of
Looks and goes great
This is my first train I have bought, and it makes me want to expand my collection, I bought it for my 3 year old son who plays with it everyday, putting passengers on in the train and the occasional animal on the top, he picked up the remote controls straight away, controlling its speed and stopping range to stop it in the station. The only down side is it will easily derail if too fast, and can be a hands and knees job to get back in line. Overall, once you learn its limits its an amazing little thing! It does use a lot of AAA batteries so be prepared to get shares in Duracel ;)
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of
A Modern Addition to a Train Collection
This train looks very sleek and modern when compared to the previous version, the red passenger train (7938). The set includes the train, three minifigures, a bicycle, a small platform and a narrow crossing, presumably for pedestrians and bicyclists.
I thought the build was easy until I had to put the nose part on. In the end, I had to place the train on its side to get the piece attached. There are a few stickers, but I guess they're inevitable. The battery box problems that I had with the Cargo Train continued with this train, but after some fiddling with the batteries everything started working.
The track is rather short (but it was just as short in the set 7938) and as previous reviewers have pointed out, the nose does stick out. This means you have to place the platform on the inside of the track or right in the middle of two straight track pieces and the pedestrian crossing on the other side of the track. If you don't, the nose will chafe against the platform. The instruction booklet number 2 actually shows how to place the platform and the crossing properly. Also, the way the map of train services is attached to the platform is a bit flimsy as it's connected to the black fence piece with only two studs at the center.
All in all, a very nice and good-looking set with a few minor problems. Definitely a must-have for the average train enthusiast.
Date published: 2015-02-21