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Flexible and Straight Tracks

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Flexible and Straight Tracks2.5444590.
Average rating2.5out of 5 stars
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Get killer curves in your tracks!

Item
7499
Ages
5-12
Pieces
24

Features

Add flexible train tracks to your locomotive system to connect and move around obstacles and awkward shapes! Extend your rails to make your engines go places they never have before! Includes 8 straight tracks and 16 flexible tracks.

  • Includes 8 straight tracks and 16 flexible tracks
  • Note: Tracks do not conduct electricity and therefore are not compatible with LEGO® 9v trains
Building Instructions
Flexible and Straight Tracks

Customer Reviews

Overall RatingAverage rating2.5out of 5 stars
(90 Reviews)
48% would recommend this product.

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Play ExperienceAverage rating2.9out of 5 stars
Level of DifficultyAverage rating1.6out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating2.2out of 5 stars
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  • 6 months ago
    Average rating3out of 5 stars
    flexi use
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    I have many pieces of flexible track and find them very useful with my larger track designs. They allow your normal straights and curves to bend to exactly what shape you want. It is VERY important to only use 1 or 2 flexi tracks joined together so that your engines dont lose traction. I normally use 1 flexi part to 2 pieces of track and find I do not have any loss of traction. I agree that track pieces should be included in Pick-a-brick and you shoule be able to order 1 piece at a time.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating3out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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  • 26 days ago
    Average rating4out of 5 stars
    Flex track do serve a purpose
    | 25-34
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    Important note: Flex track only works well when attached to baseplates. For my current display, my straight tracks are 4 studs away from the side of the baseplate. That doesn't leave enough room for me to fit a tunnel on one baseplate. So I needed to change the track offset just for that portion of the layout. I tried using curves, but two connected curves are only 31 studs long, and I needed them to be 32 studs long. My solution was to use these flex track pieces to change the offset to 7 studs. Using 2x2 and 1x2 jumper plates, I was able to keep the flex tracks from moving while connected to a baseplate. The number of flex track pieces included in this set was the exact number I needed for each side of the tunnel. Yes, flex track is loud, but when used properly, it doesn't cause derailments, noticeable slowdowns, or anything like that. It's definitely not a suitable replacement for straight or curved tracks, but that's not what they were made for. I would even argue that they should never be used at their full radius. The only thing I don't like about this set is that you can't buy the straight tracks without buying flex tracks. Flex track is never used in large quantities, so it would be frustrating if I had to buy tons of these sets to accumulate straight tracks. If the two types of track were sold separately, I would give each a 5 star review. PS – Lego, please make RC x-crosses.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • 26 days ago
    Average rating1out of 5 stars
    What has gone wrong with Lego trains?
    I have loved Lego trains since I was very little.I have always dreamed of setting up giant track layouts and having huge trains. Now, my dream has turned sour. Why? Because now, not only do they stop selling individual cars, (which makes train MOCs rather difficult) they stop selling curved track! Curved track is very important to tracks with lots of switches. (The sales of switch track has likely dropped rock bottom since they`re now worthless without much sufficient curves, so this probably isn`t benifiting Lego very much either. Nobody wins with all this flexi track!) Us lego fans need more train options! I was content with the old straight and curved pack, (Which I liked so much i bought 3, and was gonna buy more, but this dumb old thing replaced it!) but now...... I`m stuck with what i`ve got pretty much. Lego, you can just do so much better than this. I think the flex track should be replaced with 1/4 sized track. I`m not too picky if there are twin packs or not, but there should at least be a straight and curved pack and maybe a cross track. ( just a suggestion, Lego, a large train bridge would be VERY popular. I would be willing to get a really big one for about 80 dollars.) I`ll cut to the chase. Lego, we only need the old track pack again! It`s not to much of a hassle! Anyway, I hoped this review helped. Miniman signing out!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • 2 months ago
    Average rating1out of 5 stars
    Trains have limited value without track options!
    | 35-44
    I agree with all of the other posts here. I have a pretty decent train collection with 3 powered trains (2 Emerald Nights and 1 Toy Story Train). Luckily in in 2009 and 2010 I bought a whole bunch of straights & curves packages (now discontinued) , 2 rail crossings (now discontinued), 4 switches & and 2 level crossings. I really need more straights, and I would like to buy a whole bunch of it. I bought into the new power functions / plastic track train concept, but now I feel my options are getting as helpless as the die hard 9volt crowd! +The #7895 rail crossing needs to be brought back. +We need a cross track (similar to the # 4519 9volt cross track). A cross track could probably eliminate the need for the #7895 rail crossing, but we really really need one or the other to make figure 8 type layouts. +And most important - Straights & Curves should be sold separately It's hard to be a Lego train fan when one of the fundamental components of training (the track) has such limited options. The trains are impressive sitting on the shelf, but my friends are really impressed when I have train track spread all over the house with powered trains running on them. ... Then I have to tell them about the limited track options available today. In summary, the trains are cool, but to really get the WOW factor, they need to be on a cool track layout. ... And that cool track layout is getting very difficult to create with the current track options.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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