Set Name: Maersk Train
Set Number: 10219
Price: 119.99 USD / 119.99 EUR / 999 DKr
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Shop At Home Description:
A replica of the real engine that operated on the railroads of America, this Maersk train features exceptional detailing and functions, such as opening driver's cab, removable side panel revealing a detailed, 16-cylinder engine, and authentic Maersk branding. The model also includes 2 wagons and 3 containers with opening doors (1 with refrigeration detailing). The set also includes a shunter truck and detachable trailer for loading and offloading the containers. Add LEGO® Power Functions to motorize!
Containers can be loaded side-by-side or stacked!
Includes 3 workman minifigures!
Train measures 36"" (92cm) long!
Building instructions include a historical description of the LEGO Group/A.P. Moller Maersk Group cooperation and a timeline of the products launched!
Motorize your Maersk train by adding LEGO Power Functions #8878 Rechargeable Battery Box, #8887 Transformer 10V DC, #8884 IR Receiver, #8879 IR Speed Remote Control and #88002 Train Motor!
A pretty cool box that shows important stuff like the length of the entire train in inches and centimetres.
It also has the part count (1234 bricks).
And some playfeature pics on the back.
The box holds a bunch of numbered polybags (1 & 2) plus some unnumbered ones and a cardboard wrapped stickersheet and manuals. The polybags numbered 1 are for the engine, the bags numbered 2 are for the waggons, containers and truck.
The dreaded stickersheet is not that dreaded in this set.
But that may be because of the simple fact that it hasn't been crumpled and wrinkled inside the box.
There's plenty of trans stickers that goes STAMP
But they really add that little extra touch
There's the cardboard wrap 7 digit numbers should any have interest in them.
When opening the manual, you're confronted with the cooperative history of Maersk and LEGO.
The sets previously done by LEGO for Maersk.
(Morten still believe they left out some of the 10152's)
Don't pour the parts on a carpet floor, put them in random places on your table instead.
And don't mix the bags - the build depends on it!
And see? Bags numbered "1" build the engine.
Simple instruction steps, nothing too difficult in this 14+ set.
Ready to build the engine.
All parts in one pile on the table as requested on page 1.
The entire set is pretty straight-forward.
The engine is definately the most interesting build.
The tiny tip toe steps does make it a little too easy in my opinion, but I guess that if this is meant for 14+, then that's to be expected.
The ends of the engine are nifty SNOT designs which are far superior to for example the ends of the BNSF engine.
One of the set's playfeatures, that allows you to inspect the engine.
The container waggons are well designed.
There's nothing fancy pantsy about them, but then again when are container waggons fancy?
The truck is awesome.
It really looks like the kind of truck that drives around the harbours moving containers.
Plus it's more than just a sidekick, it's a part of the set and not just there to up the parts count.
It adds more playability in a good way and makes the set more versatile.
The containers are simple, yet very effective in their design.
The use of the sliding garage 1x2 bricks adds great texture to the containers.
Now it's time to purchase more on bricklink in other colours to make even more containers from other firms
A few pics of the set.
I think we'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Now for those of you who've claimed that this is a ripoff from the BNSF we can only say:
The two trains are visibly different and the Maersk Engine is superior design-wise in several ways.
For example the engine cockpit is better and without visible "cracks" and the rear of the engine is also way better designed.
If you don't have this set, then make sure you'll get it.
It's got plenty of great parts and plenty of them in Maersk blue as well.
The price is fair - no matter where you live.
What's your thoughts on this?
As you can see the LEGO Maersk sets have improved in quality and design since the first one came in 1975.
The recent ones being the 10155 Marsk Ship (remake of the 10152) and now the 10219 Maersk Train.