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#1 Trijntje

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

Here is my entry to the Summer of Friends building contest for the category 1.

The Friends Funny Flowers Train ( 7-8 wide 4,5 volt )


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This train does not need coals, this train needs flowers!
The train is motorized by a 4.5 V trainmotor.
Necessary tools are aboard.
The battery wagon is covered with Clickets photoframes.
I also used some Paradisa and Belville parts.
Two identical passenger wagons with a firefly that lightens the wagons (Yes – I know it is a ladybug – but just imagine….)
And finally a special wagon for the animals.

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Why did I build this train?

After launching the Friends series, my 12 year old daughter was very enthusiastic.
For that reason I wanted to build a special Friends train for her, because of she rarely had a profit of mom’s hobby (instead of her younger brothers who are also train fanatics like me)
I started to collect some Friends sets who I needed for the train that was in my imagination.
Then it has to wait - there was another running project which  I wanted to finish first, before start building this Friends train.
Unfortunately my daughter announced two weeks ago that she didn’t want her Lego anymore (except a few things!) – her dark age has started.
Therefore I changed my work in progress, and I started immediately building this train – hopefully if my daughter would like it a bit – maybe there is still a little bit of liquid Lego in her veins?
During the building process she was very helpfully with sorting bricks and giving good advice .
And although she won’t play with this train, she liked building the Friends sets! (before I broke them down for using the parts).
Because of I remembered I read once about a Friends contest – here is my entry!
Building this train was not for nothing…
I hope you all like this train!

More pictures on my Brickshelf: link
Edit: Movie!

Edited by Trijntje, 26 August 2012 - 09:52 PM.


#2 lowbike1

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:26 AM

awesome!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

Excellent and CUTE train 'Trijntje'....very colourful, very Freind's indeed ! :grin:
Good luck in the contest and Brick On with your Friend's 'Trijntje' ! :classic:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 01:27 AM

Great build.  Very flowery!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

This train looks very interesting. I especially liked the wide variety of colours and details. :sweet:
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

Very nice train, I love the last car especially! G reat job, and very friendly!  :thumbup:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Flower Power! A hippie would not have felt out-of-place on that colourful train of yours!  :thumbup:

Is that a buffet car I spied in the last picture?

Good luck to your entry!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Amazing Friends Train !
And the flower power is very imaginative !

Great build and I really like it !
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

Wonderfully Friendly flower train.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

#10 Vincent Kessels

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:20 AM

That's a very nice train.  :thumbup:

The rounded ends of the passenger cars look great.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

Cool train, very FRIENDsy  :thumbup: It running on flowers and not coal is a neat touch  :classic:
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#12 Trijntje

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:21 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments!

The short movie I made is now visible (see above).

View Poststreifen, on 25 August 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

Flower Power! A hippie would not have felt out-of-place on that colourful train of yours!  :thumbup:

Is that a buffet car I spied in the last picture?

Good luck to your entry!

@ streifen: it is not special a buffet car, but both of the passengercars have 4 containers aboard, and there is some food and drinks stored



View PostVincent Kessels, on 26 August 2012 - 10:20 AM, said:

That's a very nice train.  :thumbup:

The rounded ends of the passenger cars look great.

@ Vincent Kessels:
the rounded ends are inspired by "the Polar Express".
That train is (since years) on my wishlist to build once (just I don't know when... but: allready busy collecting parts I think I need for that project)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

I'm sure you daughter would have fun playing this. Love it...

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

View Postmaundythursday, on 04 September 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

I'm sure you daughter would have fun playing this. Love it...

Great build but I'm sad that your daughter is entering a dark age. :(

I hope she doesn't start liking Justin Bieber and X factor!
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Hi Trijntje, During the SoF this is one of the entries I voted for :classic:  

Just wanted you to know:
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   Plus, I hope since the new LEGO Horizon Express Train has a female Engineer, we'll get more train builds from female fans too!

Edited by LegoMyMamma, 13 January 2013 - 09:44 PM.





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