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LEGO train Horizon Express coming!

by admin on October 6, 2012

in LEGO Trains

LEGO train fans have something to look forward to next year! LEGO just announced an upcoming LEGO train set, the #10233 LEGO Horizon Express, scheduled to be released in January 2013. Interestingly, this LEGO train is under a new category called LEGO Creator Expert. As I love LEGO Creator sets, I’m really looking forward to what else LEGO will release under this theme. Likely it will be the continuation of the more advanced building sets, which would be awesome!  🙄

Back to the new LEGO train, here is the official announcement:  #10233 LEGO Train Horizon ExpressBuild the ultimate high-speed LEGO passenger train! 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, LEGO 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 6×28 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 LEGO train 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 and contains 1,351 pieces
  •  Recommended for ages 14+
  • US $129.99 CA $149.99 DE 99.99€ UK 79.99 £ DK 899.00 DKK

And here is the intro video with LEGO designer Jamie Berard, showing you all the details of the Horizon Express. Looks like this is going to be a really great building experience for LEGO train fans!

A gorgeous LEGO train, isn’t it? The details are fantastic and the deliciously orange-white-black combination is very sleek. The design is obviously based on the earlier look of the French high-speed train, the Train à Grande Vitesse, also referred to as TGV.

So what do you think of the new LEGO train? Are you planning to add the Horizon Express to your LEGO train collection? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

And while you are waiting you may also want to check out the currently available LEGO trains at the Online LEGO Shop: BUY LEGO TRAINS

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Cool! Didn’t watch the video, but that is one cool set! 😎
BTW Admin the smiley 🙄 in your first paragraph didn’t work.

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admin October 6, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Thanks for pointing that out. I just fixed it. Sometimes smileys need two spaces in between the text and the smiley instead of just one. Not sure why. 😕

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I’ve had that happen before. It’s annoying.

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Cool. 😎 I don’t collect LEGO trains but this is nice. 😉
BTW Admin your 🙄 smiley didn’t work in the first paragraph.

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Whoops. I re-typed my comment because it didn’t show up. 😳
Now it did. 🙄

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM

I like it but does it come with track

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM

It should ’cause without one it can’t move.

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Does it come with track

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admin October 6, 2012 at 10:50 AM

For exclusive trains like the Horizon Express no tracks are included. Exlusive sets are more geared towards collectors and serious train fans who want a more complex building experience and a more detailed set. You can however purchase tracks separately. Also you can motorize the set with the optional kit.

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM

yikes! is everyones comment not showing up?

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admin October 6, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Noah, no need to worry. When there are a lot of people on at the same time a temporary delay gets activated to make sure the site doesn’t crash. This just delays comments by a few seconds or maybe a minute. But the point is they all show up as soon as the congestion is sorted out. No need to retype the comment, that would just make the congestion worse. 😉

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nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM

BTW this is off topic but Admin do you know if the codes for finding series minifigs really work?

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admin October 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Noah, I rather have you post questions like that in the appropriate section to keep comments clean. But to answer your question I have tried codes, dots and the feel method, and I find the feel method to be the most accurate. Now I zip through minifigures really fast, going through a whole box in about 15-20 minutes with 100% accuracy. The trick is tho shake the package, so all small accessories fall into one corner. Those are the easiest to identify. 😉

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Whoops double

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I have the motor and the other stuff so i am going to save up for it 😀

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ihope they do a 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive that would rock [:D]

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I am going to save for it even thogh i am younger the 14 [:D]

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nicster2000 October 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I find the feel method absolutely wonderful too. I have used it for so long and has never failed me. By the way the Horizon Express is an outstanding train set,with so many new,intelligent and creative features. I especially love the horizontal windows,female driver,miniature restroom and the engine’s back arrows which are brick built.

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nicster2000 October 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM

I also love the name. Horizon Express!!!! It is like so… Tranquil and calming,given the color of a horizon. At least that’s how I feel about it. 😀

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Dude October 6, 2012 at 5:12 PM

LOL!

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Maxx October 7, 2012 at 6:08 AM

I am not a train fan, but what a nice train it is:)

Loved reading a watching the clip, thanks.

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Maxx October 7, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Btw, did you not mention the 2×2 inverted tile……
That is one usable part.
Also love the newspaper:-)

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admin October 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Maxx, yeah, that tile is going to be awesome! I didn’t specifically mention it because Jamie does stalk about it in the video. 😉

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jo November 14, 2012 at 11:42 PM

this horizon express train is alsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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