Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.
To motorize the engine, purchase items 8879, 8884, 88000, and 88002. Instructions can be found in the back of your building instructions.
Build a Winter Holiday Train with a full circle track and a decorated tree that spins as the train moves
Includes 5 minifigures; a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl, plus festive green wreaths, decorative lights, and buildable micro toys for minifigures
The holiday train in total measures over 4” high, 20” long and 2” wide. Curved rail track diameter measures over 27”
LEGO Creator building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
734 pieces – For boys and girls over the age of 12 years old
Rated 5 out of
Just In-time for the festive holidays.As a big collector of Lego when I saw this I knew I just had to have it, Im just a big kid at heart when it comes to the festive season.
It was quite an easy build, didnt take long and looks really great once finished. I Love the rotating xmas tree as the train moves, this is a nice touch!
After I had built it I then thought this would be great if it was motorised and as the instruction booklet had stated you can add power at a later date, that was my next purchase from Lego! I purchased item 88000 battery box, 88002 Train motor, 8879 Remote Control, 884 IR Receiver.
Adding the power functions was really easy by following the additional instructions in the booklet, I even added some coal on the top of the battery pack which I think works well (check out my Pictures)
I also added an additional Lego led lighting cable that I had, so now the train has lights, super cool.
Roll on December so I can try it out under the tree!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of
The wait is over! And BOY! was it worth it.I have been waiting to get a train since I started buying the first couple WV sets on the secondary market. That's years of alternately salivating and hyperventilating at the ever escalating price of 10173. Now I finally have a train in my village.
My 6yo grandson actually built it over 2 evenings with very little help. I had to adjust the assembly and gears of the rotating Christmas tree and use big hands to secure the car platforms. Everything else was do-able for him and really, really exciting.
This is our first Lego train and I'm impressed with how smooth the movement on the track is. Looking forward to adding the motor (but that will be a surprise Santa installs on Christmas Eve).
We have added a passenger car that's a scaled down version from the 10173 train (instructions available on the Lego site; we did 3 windows per side instead of 5).
We'll have lots of fun playing with this until the rest of the village comes out after Thanksgiving. And Lego forced me to say I bought the train for my grandson but, REALLY, the village is something the whole family enjoys seeing again each Christmas season.
THANKS, Lego! I really, REALLY wanted a Christmas train!
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of
Great setThis is a fantastic set. It is easy to build and only takes a couple of hours to put together. It will look great under the tree, but you will probably have to buy more tracks. I bought the additional Power Function parts to motorize the train, because, well, TRAIN. (BTW the automation is not required, and pushing the train is just as fun as using the remote.)
MODS: Like others who reviewed this set, I found the engine car too light to carry the motor, and experienced slipping of the wheels, especially when I added another car. I took another reviewer's advice and moved the motor to the tender/coal car and moved it to the middle of the train. It then worked perfectly. I also thought the smoke was a little small for the train, so I made that bigger. Like others, I found that the lamps on the last car made putting a full sized minifig on the outside of the car impossible. I compromised by taking the lamp off of the roof and putting it on a gold pole I had in my stock and had the ticket-taker hold this pole/lamp.
MORE MODS: After all this, I watched the Polar Express and decided to turn my new train into the Polar Express. I added a couple of kids and put the hobo on top of the additional car, which I made into the toy transport car for the movie. This ended up being a great place to put the toys that you make in the set. I added an area at the front of the train to stand and made the lamp on the engine bigger.
This is a super-cool set and I had a blast making all the mods for it. I think it will be a great addition to the North Pole Workshop and Winter Toy Shop.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 3 out of
It's okThis is my first Lego train and while I'm glad I purchased it I wasn't blown away. Personally I'd like a larger, more detailed train even if it means paying more.
As others have mentioned it seems like the power functions were an afterthought. The IR receiver replaces some green with gray. The battery box takes over the coal car and sits out in the open. Basically it takes detail away from a train that was already lacking in visual appeal.
Overall I'd still buy it again but I'm looking forward to making some upgrades of my own. If you're like me and this is your first train you may want to add power functions, extra track and perhaps custom train cars. I purchased all the power functions items from Lego and the switching tracks and flex tracks from Toys R Us. I still need to add the train axles and connectors to make my own cars. That adds up quickly. My advise is to check out Cargo Train 60052. Lego charges $199 for it but Amazon sells it for $123.99 with free prime shipping. It's a complete train that comes with all the power functions pieces, the switch tracks, and plenty of curved and straight track pieces. I'm kicking myself for not just buying the cargo train instead of buying all the power function and extra track separately. It would have been much easier and I'd have more for about the same price. Not to mention I'd already be playing with it instead of waiting for backordered power functions from Lego.. ugh. I'm fighting the urge to just buy the cargo train anyways but we all know how well that usually works out.