MOC: Easter Train
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:37 AM
First up is our bunny engine. We did have to 'sacrifice' 3 Bunnies to put the engine together, fortunately I got about a dozen of them on sale a year ago.
Next is our little egg carrier, filled with an assortment of tasty plastic eggs :
The clikits decorated boxcar comes next, the clikits snap into the back of a headlight brick. Looking out of the car is our very own easter bunny. I debated whether to make him brown or white and ended up choosing white. Too bad they didn't make the head in white to match the body. Credit to Kenneth Nagel on MOCpages for the boxcar design idea.
Last is the caboose based on 10014, but with some nice easter colours. It's a little plain and we should have added some clikits - maybe next year :)
Overall shot :
We're looking forward to the next special holiday train. Halloween is too far away - maybe Canada Day eh!?
cheers - mark
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:43 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:31 AM
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:52 AM
As I understand it 'Friday Night is Hockey Night'; that would give you an opportunity to trial a Toronto Maple Leafs train and you could switch the colours for Canada Day In fact with the number of teams in Canada you'd be set for most of the year
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:21 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:02 PM
- The train is motorised, the engine is built on a 9V motor. I have PF stuff in the closet but haven't actually built a train with it yet!
- Funny thing about the clikits on the boxcar. For some reason I had in my head that clickits snapped into technic holes, so I built the whole boxcar with 1x2 & 1x1 bricks with technic holes. Then I brought over my 3 year old daughter to pick out the decorations and realized the clikits need a reversed headlight brick. Argh! Had to take apart and replace all the technic bricks with headlights.
- I should have made bunny legs rotate around as the train moves (like pull toys)
I've got a few fun ideas for a Canada day train. The maple syrup car is a great one. Maybe a BeaverTail car to go with it :)
cheers - mark
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