Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrainFan98 My favorite cargo train.
This is my favorite cargo train because of the American diesel locomotive. I think its either a GP40 or a GP38-2, I use it as a GP40. I am really glad Lego has made an American locomotive with this set. One thing that I didn't like about set is the cattle car, why? because American freight trains do not transport cattle. I think they should have replaced the cattle car for something else example: a box car, I can use the cattle car for different cargo instead of cattle. But anyway for all the train and Lego fans out there buy this set cause its really great. Everything else to the set was excellent. In the future I would like to see more American diesel locomotives.
10 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brycej1021 best christmas present ever!
I got this set for Christmas and it is truly amazing! As this being my first
train set I was not that familiar with all the electronics and remote.
I wish that they used a box car instead of a longhorn cow car. I love the crane although I wish the crane could stay on the track. I do not like the hole right behind the cab. My favorite part of the train is the front of the train.This train looks just like a CSX railroad system. All I need is the passenger train and my dream is complete. You get 16 fence pieces, a new windshield, two new doors, and a new 6x15 plate. The cab's front part of the roof is also new. I like the forklift, but it is rubber band powered so do not stretch too much. See ya!
09 January 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by woerthers2003 Not Too Shabby For $200.00 USD
It's me again, but I'm a little behind thanks to my account being locked.
I surprisingly got this early and never typed up the review for it.
Some things to note:
-the set provides good value for the set's components, the cars and crane work together greatly.
-is a good companion with the other summer 2015 train releases.
-is a good set in general (see JANGBRiCKS') Youtube review for the set).
The play value is okay by itself but when combined with the other train sets it becomes a true time-passer. The train was put together okay, but the price was a little beyond my taste. As a science fiction fan and a transportation geek, be expecting reviews from City, Creator, Ninjago, Chima, Star Wars and Ultra Agents in the future.
Bye for now. ;-)
27 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jodie Yeah okay only 1 livestock......but
More livestock can be purchased through Lego pick a brick, or just use part number from booklet. LED lights would have been a different option...what's a train without the bright lights...lol. Would have liked the rechargeable lithium battery & AC charger though for the price. Just a market catch to buy later. Overall great value & lots of future fun! Thank you all from Lego great service & helpful staff! :D
07 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by redknight4 a very good diesel electric train
a pretty good and easy build. i like the styling of the engine and the gantry crane.
wished the smaller loads were using the 4x6 plate pallet design used by the cargo sets previously released.
a box car would have been nice though i could build one for it. i did have to add a few pieces to make the engine look a little better.the attached pics show what i did
18 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MinerTheBoss WOW...
Well... THIS IS AWESOME. It Is One Of The Best sets ever!
Ok So It comes with quite a lot of tracks, enough to make a decent track.
Then There Is The Train. While The Train Its self isn't that great, The Rest Makes It Feel Great. It Is Blue with yellow stripes and has the set number on the sides.
Next Is The Cargo. There Is A Trailer With an octan oil tank, a wheelbarrow and a little forklift.
After That We Build a cargo truck with a trailer complete with hay,food and basically all the cow needs to be trailed along a bumpy road (not to mention there is a cow that comes with it)
There Is a VERY TINY train station entrance, nothing much
Finally There Is a Trailer With A Little Big Of heavyweight cargo (don't quite know that it is) which can be pulled along with the truck or train.
a remote (batteries needed but not included) so you with the tracks it comes with can see the train in action.
Some Wheelbarrows, boxes etc
09 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BondiSuperWAGs All about the loco
I love this train. The "GP" style is one of my favourite train shapes. I was surprised by how long it actually is, it looks more stubby from the pictures, but it is not that much shorter than the Maersk train (of which I also have two). I have bought multiple trains sets in the past, mainly to get more cargo cars, but I think I will buy another of this set just for the Loco. I am starting to build my first full layout and an ore train with two of these at the front fits perfectly into my plan. I like the gantry, though I would rearrange it slightly to allow a vehicle to be loaded and drive straight through. At the moment the control room gets in the way, but I can see several uses for this crane and the techniques in other areas of my layout too. Even the flat bed reminded me of a much loved toy car I had as a child. I look forward to remodelling it slightly to recreate it. My only complaint would be how long it took to come out in shops here in Australia.
27 August 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Branshammer Solid starter set or expansion to your railway
Its a good starter set for anyone wanting to get into Lego trains.
and decent playability.
For long time lego fans its a bit simplistic but makes a decent general addition to any layout or to custom build your own using it as spares.
So all in all i rate this one as Average or a starter set . ^_^
24 April 2015