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#1 Rick

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

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10233 Horizon Express
Ages 14+.  1,351 pieces.
Build the ultimate high-speed LEGO® passenger train!

US $129.99 CA $149.99 DE 99.99€ UK 79.99 £ DK  899.00 DKK

Fly down the track in the Horizon Express! Collect this highly detailed LEGO® interpretation of a modern, high-speed electric passenger train! The detailed body features black train windows, brick-built chevron detailing, extendable pantographs, printed windscreen and brick-built doors. Remove the roof to play inside 2 detailed passenger cars! Steer from the front engine car with, a control panel and brick-built electrical box! Then take to the tracks in luxury with the first-class car’s seats, luggage, newspapers, computer screen and even a bathroom with sliding door! The rear car features a bar with hinged counter, tables for the passengers with seats, a coffee machine, cups and bottles. For the ultimate high-speed experience, attach a second Horizon Express model, or motorize it by adding LEGO Power Functions! Hard-to-find elements include orange LEGO bricks (including 6x28 chassis plate) and printed tiles. Includes 6 minifigures: train engineer, train steward, and 4 passengers.

•  Includes 6 minifigures: female train engineer, male train steward, 2 female passengers and 2 male passengers
•  Features 3 train cars, detailed engine room, printed windscreen, black train windows, brick-built chevron detailing, extendable pantographs, seats, a bathroom with sliding door, bar with hinged counter and tables with seats
•  Accessories include luggage, newspapers, computer screen, coffee machine, cups and bottles
•  Discover sideways building techniques!
•  Ride the rails in high-speed LEGO® style!
•  Upgrade your model by adding LEGO Power Functions 8878 Rechargeable Battery Box, 8887 Transformer 10V DC, 8884 IR Receiver, 8879 IR Speed Remote Control, 88002 Train Motor and 8870 Lights
•  Train measures 31" (79cm) long

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
January 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:

US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652
CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346
European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111


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Update: Now also available as a kit bundled with the PF accessories.

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#2 fred67

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

NICE!!!!   :classic:   :thumbup:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:29 PM

Nice  :classic:

Edit : Doors? Strange bogie configuration  :wacko:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:30 PM

Looks like I'll be getting two of these!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

I'm going to have to get a bunch of these to make a nice long train! Looks awesome! And a fairly good price too for a nice looking set!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:35 PM

It is certainly one of the most beautiful sets ever made, I cannot comprend the most elegant, fantastic and awesome LEGO set ever! At last an offical look a like to the TGV colouring I love the most, the Sud-Est.

Please don't talk to me as I drown in its beauty.

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(I am so sorry for the excitment.....)

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#7 Seehas

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

This is awesome!

I want to have at least two of it!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

Fantastic news for train fans. This is an absolute must buy for me. The standard of Lego trains in recent times has been superb with the Emerald Night and the Maersk, and this high speed train just continues the quality. I love the colour scheme, I love the design, frankly I love everything about this and can't wait till January for its release.

I think its also important to mention the price, £80 for 1,351 pieces is an absolute bargain. The price of new sets often raises eyebrows due to the steep cost, its nice for once to be surprised at just how cheap this set is.  :sweet:

#9 1974

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

Ahh, the facebook link explains everything!

WUNDERBARRRR!!!! Best TLG train ever
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:45 PM

More pictures at fbtb's flickr

#11 paul_delahaye

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

wow, certainly crushes any rumours that the Train theme is dead in Lego's eyes!

And 6 minifigs with a lego set costing £80, this must is a rarity now days!

Nice Orange train bases, great parts

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:50 PM

Woaaaa!  :cry_happy:
Nice looking train, the french TGV is now turned officially in LEGO! And in it's nice orange color!
That remind me when I was a child, my mother, who works at the SNCF (the french train company) has shown us it in real, it was very impressive!
I had to wait some years to take it, making Paris-Marseille in only 3 houres, and the driver saying after 30 minutes "our train is on its hightspeed, 300km/h".
It was fantastic!
Nostalgia aside, TLC has made a very nice looking train, and I think tha lot of people will probably buy two copies of this set to have a complete TGV. It will be my case!
They have put some nice details inside and outside, like the two white arrow (in place of TGV letters), with cheese slopes.
Great work, you have made my day TLC!

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#13 1974

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Yeah, with no track and PF stuff price seem to be very fair indeed!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

I suppose that most of us will get at least two of these, to have the end carriage matching the front.

I hope they won't raise (too much) the price, cf what they did with the haunted house between the announcement and the start of sales.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

This is certainly a dream come true! I LOVE IT! I can't wait to have it for Christmas. Should be out just before that anyway. LEGO is finally listening to its fans I suppose, as this has been on many AFOL wishlists for ages. Brilliant and GREAT Move LEGO!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

Brilliant and really looks the part  :wub:

Have always liked the Yellow TGV La Poste as here
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

Yay! I can't wait to discover side ways building! Maybe we could create a new abbreviation so we can recognise it, I dunno. Something like SNOT (Studs Not On Top) or something...
Is it new that they describe the gender of minifigs in the minifig list?

Well, apart from that, this is awesome news, down there with TLC's best trains sets.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

Wow; Nice!

Have to buy two to make a somewhat reasonable looking train, but I'm in! probably will buy the usual five  :tongue:

Great surprise though wander whats coming next week????

Loaded all the HR images up on Brickshelf but still needs to clear! Can take ages these days............. :pir_bawling:

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:23 PM

Wow, very nice!

I don't visit Train forum very often so I found this on Facebook... Creator!  Quite a surprise!
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#20 Monorailrulez

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:25 PM

Excellent this new train!Looks like a real Thalys / TGV. Hopefully extra powerfunctions to create extra speed! :sweet:

#21 Rick

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:28 PM

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#22 KristofBD

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

Beautiful indeed!  ...And cheap!
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

Love it, the running coffee machine joke appears in this set

great interior as well.  I'm wondering if we might see this set on display at the Steam UK exhibition next week?  Someone had the Castle jousting set which came out 1st Jan 2012 on display there last year so there is some hope.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Wow what a surprise. Looks great TLG!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:36 PM

Its beautiful.  :wub:  I was surprised when I saw creator associated with it. I will be buying at least two.




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