Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:06 PM
That is a pretty big panel that is on both sides (6x16?). Wow, big piece.
This set seems to use alot of decals (look at the cab windows).
This set has some interesting additions that could be used on other models. The light structure above the windshield looks nice. The addition of the steps than many add onto the BNSF model. The back end of the body looks much nicer than the BNSF.
Looks like LEGO did alot of homework on this one and incorporated alot of additions that fans have added to older models.
Well done. Keep'em coming.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:22 PM
I think the panels on the sides are meant to hide a battery box, should you decide to PF-up the model. They easilly fit behind there.
I will be adding a 9v motor though, and that's it.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:45 PM
Well, i hope it is on stock....im living in Holland..so in that case it would be easy to get one....BUT....i alos live near the German border, so maybe i can get it there, when its out....might even be cheaper there!!!
Anyway, hope we do not have to wait very long....!!!
Posted 04 February 2011 - 12:31 AM
Good set this one, TLG did well. I'm finding it surprising that we've gotten our two AFOL train sets in such a short timeframe. I have my doubts that we'll see another AFOL train for a few years now, but to be honest I'm happy. The two sets are great.
A shame that this doesn't come with one extra car, two kinda seems a little short for a cargo train. But perhaps I'm just being a pain.
Well done LEGO! I'd be curious to see who designed it...
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:23 AM
In regard to the PF system:
8878 - rechargeable battery box (No stock anywhere until end of March. Could this be a hint for the release date?)
8887 - PF transformer
8884 - IR receiver
8879 - speed remote control
88002 - PF train motor inc wheels & axles (Where is this available, other than US?)
Does anyone know if 88002 is the same as 8866 for those of us in the U.S.?
Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:48 AM
No it isn't, 8866 is the older RC train motor. 88002 will be the PF train motor currently only available in the 2010 train sets.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:58 AM
While Jim Foulds was at Brickvention, I asked a bunch of direct questions about how pleased TLG was with the sales of the Emerald Night and if we would see more AFOL focused exclusive trains. Jim said as far as he knew the Emerald Night was considered a success. He very particularly said he wasn't at liberty to discuss upcoming products, by which I inferred at the time there must be at least one, and I guess the this train confirms that. He did say that if I was happy with the Emerald Night, just wait and see whats coming. He was pretty sure train fans would not be disappointed. He has a background in trains himself so I'm pretty sure he is well aware what would please us. If we get an exclusive train of the quality of this one every couple of years I'd be well happy. Even every three to four years would be OK if we get city trains in between. We have been very well served lately with licensed trains as well.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:35 AM
@buddy: I'm pretty sure that they don't have it in stock yet. Dutch stores do not generally have the exclusives right away, the LEGO stores will have them earlier most of the time.
Well, looking at the brickshop.nl site: they got their own set as 'one of the first' in the world. So they have one set. They are very excited about it. They will also sell a complete train set PF:
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:49 AM
That's because that's the 'reverse' side of the train from the other photos. Still the same build, just facing a different direction.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:23 PM
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