Release Year: 2014
Pieces: 888 (with four minifigures)
Parts & Minifigures
This set comes with a lot of great parts, some of which are new. Much of the diesel locomotive is made up of parts in new colours, including the doors, side walls, front windscreen, and crane uprights. There are so many great parts in this set, it’s hard to mention them all. Some of my favourites are the chassis beds in blue and black, a cow (I’m a big fan of getting LEGO animals), the left and right switch tracks, four of the circular plates with four studs, 13 black and four yellow hand rails, a pannier (as the cow’s feed bucket), and six lattice that form the cow’s carriage, among others.
Finally, in bag eight, is the overhead crane assembly. It’s a very simple design, but extremely effective! The motion is smooth, and it’s fun. It took me a while to figure out, but the red frames on the left of the station are for cargo storage. I placed a piece of cargo on it, and when the train comes past, it falls off after a while – even the LEGO trains have a bit of a rumble with them!
The tracks can be set up in such away that there’s a diversion so the train can go around the station. I couldn’t help myself, so I diverted the train around the station, cranked the speed right up and waited to see what happens. It’s a pretty quick train, so of course, it did go off the rails after a couple of laps. I laughed like an idiot, and did it again. Playability is still important for adults!
Next on the review list is the last set for the Construction subtheme – 60075: Excavator and Truck.