PeteM

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  1. Just amazing - wow! Such a great model - fits in with the ‘grey era’ aesthetic while still being impressive in size and construction! And amen to that!! :)
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    So I’ve seen Jang’s video and was expecting the worst, but . . . I’m not really getting the derailing issue. I’m using Lego plastic track in a rough loop with some points, placed on the floor (as I don’t have a layout) and, even with some random curves thrown in, it’s not happening. It will if I try to take it full tilt through thrown points, but then so will most of my other trains... Is this a 9v track issue only (I don’t have any to test and haven’t had time to set up a 12v loop) or am I testing it wrong?
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Yes, assumed it was something to do with British Summer Time :) Just the one train for me, and sadly I missed out in the promo - but there is no way I could stay up till midnight and they would have been gone by the morning so I’m happy. Had shipping notification so will hopefully be here in a couple of days :)
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    It seemed to be available before midnight on the UK store so I managed to get one at just gone 11 last night (and was a limit of 2 when I saw the page)... After an initial ‘hang’ the site behaved, and I even managed to use points and a gift card easily :)
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    Is it worth it to get into 9V trains now?

    You could always go full crazy and start getting into 12v! ;)
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I suppose its the nature of the market they’re aiming at here that they assume everyone who buys it will have a smart device to control it with, unlike the City trains which also have the controller.... I love this one - a good rendition of one of the more quirky locomotives out there, and different enough from the previous trains that it offers something new. Just need to research some carriages for it now... On the continuation of the ‘train line‘ - I would love to see Rocket and an A4 too, though I imagine any train for next year would need to be in advance design stage by now. Even the last line of ‘Expert’ trains were spaced two years apart. Though I’m crossing my fingers that this is the start of a new set of releases, the interviews didn’t give me the feeling that this was anything but an experiment within the wider ‘adult targeted’ line rather than it being about producing a series of new trains specifically. I think the problem Lego have is that, while trains sell ok, they have a limit on their production facilities. It makes more sense to devote as much of that production capacity to sets that are produced in greater volumes and for more profit - City, Harry Potter, Star Wars etc - rather than keep producing sets that have more limited reach. Obviously there are slots for these kind of things, but I wonder if they will try a range of diverse adult sets in there. Anyway, still excited for this release, might even try to pre-order when the option comes up... :)
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    The new Haunted House was announced on the 13th May prior to sale on the 1st June, so here’s hoping for a similar timeframe here and an official announcement will come in the next few days :)
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    If the rumoured release is July I wonder how soon we might see an official announcement (with more detailed information!)? Will they take it up to the wire (so another month :( ) or did the leak come out because an announcement is imminent...? Fingers crossed for the latter :)
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    7740 power functions

    It is incredibly tight but can be done (with a lot of force). I would not recommend it if you are planning to ever return it to its original state as getting it back out is even more difficult.
  10. Wow, love these! The larger green engine is especially reminiscent of early 12v designs but on steroids! I think my favourite is the little blue engine, like an updated 7720... :)
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    LEGO 40th anniversary classic train

    And due to the cost of new moulds they may not be replaced if the parts are no longer required or another in-production part can be substituted - that’s my theory as to why we don’t have the ‘train’ window frame any more :(
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    LEGO 40th anniversary classic train

    Same here - it was the excuse I needed to get the Bookshop :) I have the original 7810 somewhere though I think it’s mostly in pieces so I’m going to try to get it I together before the ‘tribute’ set arrives...
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    2019 LEGO Trains - 70424

    You could combine the two if they gave us the Metropolitan One!
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    Are Minifigures Overrated?

    Obviously any answer is going to be entirely subjective based on the poster’s personal predilection and no minds are going to be changed in this discussion :) Having said that, I find nothing more frustrating than reading a user ‘review’ on Brickset (or anywhere) that spends 4/5th of the text going into minute detail on every aspect of the minifigures, then quickly mentions right at the end that there was some Lego included and the build ‘was great’. There are YouTube reviewers with a similar, and equally irritating approach - people for whom the minifigures included are the be all and end all of a set, and it’s simply not a viewpoint I have any particular understanding of. I get the occasional CMF for myself or my daughter based on what appeals (and certainly don’t collect whole runs of them), and generally appreciate the minifigures in the sets I buy, but I can’t think of a single set I have bought where the minifigure(s) feature in my decision to purchase at any point. I think the only time I feel like I ‘missed’ a minifigure is in 7725 (see my review linked in my signature) - a set that calls itself a ‘passenger train’ but doesn’t actually include any passengers!! The best thing about it all is the abundance of cheap Lego sets available on eBay - I bought two (minifigless) Spiderman bridge battles for around half the cost of just one!
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    2019 LEGO Trains - 70424

    Interesting (though I wasn’t that keen on the Monster Fighters train) - and doubt that PUP will be included at that price. There are pictures of some of the other sets around, but frustratingly not one for the train!