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  1. wooster

    2018 Lego Trains

    Who said anything about dragging around an unpowered motor? I said one of the engine cars was motorized, and one was not. And there were three passenger cars between them. So one motorized and powered car, and 4 non-powered. I'm not sure why you typed half a page to explain that dragging a car with a non-powered motor would cause a lot more drag. You even went as far as to measure this effect. Thank you for quantifying the obvious.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I doubled up 60051, and it ran with no problem. You could sense a little more drag on the motor, but it still ran nicely. I'm not sure how long it would run compared to a single set. And to be clear, I took a second set of 60051 and converted it into 2 more passenger cars. So by doubling the set, what I actually ended up with was two of the "engine" cars with the pointy nose and three passenger cars. Only one of the "engine" cars was actually motorized.
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    Creator Expert Car 2018 Speculation

    So an American brand car might alienate non-Americans. And an Asian brand car might alienate non-Asians. I don't agree with the logic, but let's go with it. So why would a European brand car appeal to everyone? Would it not alienate non-Europeans? Are you assuming European brands are universally loved while other regional brands are offensive to rest of the world?
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Just went on Bricklink and ordered more red windows (1x4x3) so I can expand and add additional HE passenger cars.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    This was my first thought too. It needs to be a bit longer. I compared the new HE to the actual locomotive in the movies, and it's really amazing how many of the details on the real loco are incorporated into this new version. But I do think it could be a few studs longer. I'll probably buy 2 sets so that I have multiple passenger cars, and enough pieces to stretch the locomotive 3 to 4 studs longer.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    If I'm not mistaken, the coveted train windows are included in the passenger car.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    I've seen the leaked images of a new Hogwarts Express!!!!! We are getting yet another train this year! And there will be a train station (probably separate) to go with it! Check the usual suspects on Instagram.
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    Seasonal 2018

    Instagram has a new Christmas train posted (30543). I'm not sure if it's legit to post the image, so I'll refrain from doing so for now and let everyone find it themselves with Google. Don't get too excited...it's a poly bag. But it looks really good for what it is.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Wow! I wonder if those vehicles that come with the freight train are meant to ride on the tracks as they are displayed in the leaked photos? The passenger train looks a LOT different than I expected based on the older grainy leaked photos. To me, both trains look stubbier than I expected, although that might be an illusion caused by the camera lens or angle of the photo. I'm looking forward to seeing the official photos to see these trains from all sides.
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    2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This looks fantastic! Except for the basketball hoop. I really hate the scale of that hoop piece, it is so far out of proportion to everything else.
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    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    The base is exactly 100 studs long (I counted), which should be about 79 cm. So the 88 cm must include the overhang at the top of the coaster.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Google "instagram legoleaks". You'll see what looks like a poster or magazine cover with a minifig on a dirt bike. In the corner you'll see a drawing of a train, and as @dimaks13 pointed out, a photo of the train behind the dirt bike. I never noticed the photo until it was pointed it out to me.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    Instagram and reddit have a pic of a poster, not sure if it's a leaked image or not, but it shows the new green train. It's only a drawing, and doesn't provide much more information than we already know from previously leaked images of the actual set. But assuming it's an accurate drawing of the new green train, it shows that it will have front couplers and few other details.
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    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Notice the map on the bottom right-hand corner of the Rollercoaster. It shows the Rollercoaster, Ferris Wheel, and Carousel. It does not include the Mixer. I have always felt the mixer seemed out of place with the Ferris Wheel and Carousel. It feels more like a carnival ride than a permanent amusement park ride. This map seems to confirm my speculation. Well, at least it justifies me not having bought the Mixer
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    In my experience (U.S.), trains of cars are far more common on rollercoasters than single cars. I have no statistics, just my observation at numerous amusement parks in the United States.