Trijntje

SoF: The Friends Funny Flowers Train

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Here is my entry to the Summer of Friends building contest for the category 1.

The Friends Funny Flowers Train ( 7-8 wide 4,5 volt )

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This train does not need coals, this train needs flowers!

The train is motorized by a 4.5 V trainmotor.

Necessary tools are aboard.

The battery wagon is covered with Clickets photoframes.

I also used some Paradisa and Belville parts.

Two identical passenger wagons with a firefly that lightens the wagons (Yes – I know it is a ladybug – but just imagine….)

And finally a special wagon for the animals.

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Why did I build this train?

After launching the Friends series, my 12 year old daughter was very enthusiastic.

For that reason I wanted to build a special Friends train for her, because of she rarely had a profit of mom’s hobby (instead of her younger brothers who are also train fanatics like me)

I started to collect some Friends sets who I needed for the train that was in my imagination.

Then it has to wait - there was another running project which I wanted to finish first, before start building this Friends train.

Unfortunately my daughter announced two weeks ago that she didn’t want her Lego anymore (except a few things!) – her dark age has started.

Therefore I changed my work in progress, and I started immediately building this train – hopefully if my daughter would like it a bit – maybe there is still a little bit of liquid Lego in her veins?

During the building process she was very helpfully with sorting bricks and giving good advice .

And although she won’t play with this train, she liked building the Friends sets! (before I broke them down for using the parts).

Because of I remembered I read once about a Friends contest – here is my entry!

Building this train was not for nothing…

I hope you all like this train!

More pictures on my Brickshelf: link

Edit: Movie!

Edited by Trijntje

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Excellent and CUTE train 'Trijntje'....very colourful, very Freind's indeed ! :grin:

Good luck in the contest and Brick On with your Friend's 'Trijntje' ! :classic:

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This train looks very interesting. I especially liked the wide variety of colours and details. :sweet:

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Very nice train, I love the last car especially! G reat job, and very friendly! :thumbup:

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Flower Power! A hippie would not have felt out-of-place on that colourful train of yours! :thumbup:

Is that a buffet car I spied in the last picture?

Good luck to your entry!

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Amazing Friends Train !

And the flower power is very imaginative !

Great build and I really like it !

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That's a very nice train. :thumbup:

The rounded ends of the passenger cars look great.

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Cool train, very FRIENDsy :thumbup: It running on flowers and not coal is a neat touch :classic:

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Thanks you all for the nice comments!

The short movie I made is now visible (see above).

Flower Power! A hippie would not have felt out-of-place on that colourful train of yours! :thumbup:

Is that a buffet car I spied in the last picture?

Good luck to your entry!

@ streifen: it is not special a buffet car, but both of the passengercars have 4 containers aboard, and there is some food and drinks stored

That's a very nice train. :thumbup:

The rounded ends of the passenger cars look great.

@ Vincent Kessels:

the rounded ends are inspired by "the Polar Express".

That train is (since years) on my wishlist to build once (just I don't know when... but: allready busy collecting parts I think I need for that project)

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I'm sure you daughter would have fun playing this. Love it...

Great build but I'm sad that your daughter is entering a dark age. :(

I hope she doesn't start liking Justin Bieber and X factor!

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Hi Trijntje, During the SoF this is one of the entries I voted for :classic:

Just wanted you to know:

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Plus, I hope since the new LEGO Horizon Express Train has a female Engineer, we'll get more train builds from female fans too!

Edited by LegoMyMamma

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