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 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 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
Rated 5 out of
Fun for the family
I purchased this train prior to Christmas and set it up around the tree on Christmas Eve ready to go so the boys could discover it in the morning. The build is easy and the instructions are fairly straight forward.
The track is a decent length, although I do recommend purchasing some more track on the future to allow for flexibility. There was an issue with the train hitting the loading platform. I found that relocating the platform to the inside of the loop solved that problem. Three minifigs are included. You have a train operator, and two passengers, one of which is identified as a member of the press. A bicycle is also included.
Of course, the main feature is the motorized train itself. Wiring the battery box, the motor, and the receiver was fairly easy. I recommend purchasing the light assembly, which is compatible with this train. I liked it before, but it is even better with the lights. The train can move in several speeds, although it does tend to derail at the faster speeds. If you need to stop the train, it is better to hit the red button rather than to try and slow it down to a stop. The other two cars are easy to assemble, and have seats inside to place some minifigs. I like the sleek modern look of the train. It could be a Japanese bullet train or one of the European ones. There are some stickers to apply, but they are not too bad. I do wish there was another way to get another "middle" car without having to purchase another set.
Overall, this is good for the whole family, because the kids enjoy using the power functions, and it can really add to a town or city scene. Supervision is recommended with the younger kids, as it does not come cheap. Make sure you have some spare AAA batteries and a small screwdriver, and you will be ready to go.
Date published: 2015-01-29