I'm glad I have had a couple of months to plan for the Maersk Train release. At first I wanted to buy just one, but then I thought about it, and then wanted 2. Now I'm thinking I'm going to buy the 5 I'll be limited to, and tucking them away. The time from seeing this until release has allowed me to allocate funds that otherwise would have been surprised my bank account. It's like the difference between knowing your hot water tank is going to fail, and putting a bit of money away for it, or not knowing and having to fork out $600.
I have Emerald Night trains brand new that I'm going to resell later to pay for the Maersk trains I buy, as I like them about 25% better than EN.
Only problem now is that the address I usually get some of my Lego shipped to is closing from April 1 through May to prepare for the spring flood we get in the Red River Valley every year. I myself may have to relocate my brand new Lego stocked up in my basement to another location to prepare for the possibility of getting flooded myself. Which causes me a problem: I wanted to order 5 all at once, but I don't want to have any get damaged. I could order just one for now, but what happens if they sell out and never become available again? Then what?!?!?
I also do hate the anticipation, but it builds patience. Having to wait for things makes you appreciate them all the more when you finally do get them.
I already have the motors and battery packs in anticipation. I only wish Lego would have accepted backorders on this product so that I wouldn't have had to worry about going online and hitting their site on April 1, and possibly not getting in to order. I don't have the luxury of a local Lego store that will carry these.
Everyone I show a picture of this set to just absolutely loves it. I think Lego will have a classic here with this set, and demand for it will only go up, even if the supply is steady by hoarders, it will always be a good set, in my opinion.
If anyone who already has this set can post the inventory list somewhere, it would be beneficial to many. This has been requested on BrickLink and I do not believe anyone has posted the list. If anyone has the box, can you please take a picture of the parts list? Many thanks!!!