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What Ever Happened to Lego's Train Mystery?


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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:34 PM

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I don't know if any of you remember, but Lego use to have a train page that had two very nice additions:

One was a mystery game in which you are aboard a green passenger train (with cars similar to 10015), in which players help a local sheriff apprehend Senor Palomar; I believe a jewel thief.

Secondly, the site also had a "build your own train" feature using the My Own Train locomotives and rolling stock.  You could add a light, change the background, time of day/night, and speed up the train. After building, you could "price your train and order".

While I can see why Lego no longer has the "Buid a Train" component, the mystery was pretty neat.

Does anyone remember this?
I wonder if the link is still out there somewhere?  Sites like Orient Expedition are still available after the theme long since retired.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

I do remember, there where two train mystery games if I remember correctly.  :cry_sad:

Maybe diggin round the Lego Club area will yield some results, I remember seeng some old games there.



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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:45 PM

Yeah, I remember that. On my dial-up connection I had back then, I don't think I ever actually won. :sceptic:

But I don't think we'll ever see them again, they were based on 9v trains which are no more. :cry_sad:

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Posted 05 August 2009 - 09:11 AM

Yes, I remember that game. I played it on one of the free Internet computer things n Singapore airport years ago...good times.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:20 PM

I used to love that game, probably the best TLC game in recent memory. I looked and couldn't find anything though, it's probably lost in the sands of time...
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:49 PM

I suggest you try using the wayback machine. Just type "internet archive" into google and it should give you a link to the website. Then type in lego.com and ckick on the year this site was up the find it.

I hope this helps you find what your looking for.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 09:40 PM

Thanks Reaper.  I didn't know about the Internet Archive.

I was able to find it at the following link from the February 4, 2003 web site:

http://web.archive.o...legoexpress.asp

The name of the game is "Tales on the Lego Express".

I can't seem to run it on the computer that I'm currently on, but I'll try later today.

This is great!  Thanks a lot. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:15 PM

I'm glad I could help you out Brickster. Good luck getting it to work.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 04:49 AM

I wasn't able to get the game to work.  Unfortunately, only the title page loads.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:36 AM

View PostTheBrickster, on Aug 8 2009, 02:49 PM, said:

I wasn't able to get the game to work.  Unfortunately, only the title page loads.
I would say that the site is just an archive of cached pages. So it wouldn't work because chaches don't execute scripts. (Don't quote me on the last bit)
But I thought it was interesting to see the original LEGO page and just how amature it was, but then a again, fancy web stuff wasn't around then.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:13 AM

I loved that game.

It's a pity it isn't there anymore, and the train-building one, too.

I'll do some digging around as well -  A TEAM EFFORT!

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