Just a quick reminder that two brand new exclusive LEGO sets became available today for LEGO VIP members, two weeks before general release. The #10254 LEGO Winter Holiday Train, and the . We have talked about both sets previously (see links at the end of this post), so I will only repeat their basic information here for your pleasure and convenience. 🙂
➡ #10254 LEGO WINTER HOLIDAY TRAIN: Gather the family for some festive LEGO building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a LEGO Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreaths, string lights and white tree elements. The LEGO Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide. Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm). Includes 5 minifigures: a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl. 734 pieces (including 16 curved train tracks). Price: $99.99 – BUY HERE
As you can see, this is a super sweet set all around. Also that you get a full circle of train-tracks is a huge plus. You can run this little train around your LEGO Winter Village, LEGO city, or even your Christmas tree! While the train is fun in itself, you can also upgrade it with LEGO Power Functions for a motorized engine. Instructions can be found at the back of the building instructions to upgrade your train. To motorize the engine you will need the following: #8879 LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control ($12.99), #8884 LEGO Power Functions IR Receiver ($14.99), #88000 LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box ($12.99), and #88002 LEGO Power Functions Train Motor ($13.99). You can find them all under the LEGO Power Functions section of the Online LEGO Shop.
➡ #75159 LEGO STAR WARS DEATH STAR: Reenact amazing scenes from the Star Wars saga with the Empire’s ultimate planet-zapping weapon—the Death Star! With over 4,000 pieces, this fantastic model has a galaxy of intricate and authentic environments, including a superlaser control room, Imperial conference chamber, hangar bay with moving launch rack and Lord Vader’s TIE Advanced with space for Vader inside, Emperor Palpatine’s throne room, Droid maintenance room, detention block, trash compactor, tractor beam, cargo area, turbo laser with spring-loaded shooters and seats for the 2 Death Star Gunners, and 2 movable turbo laser towers. Includes 23 minifigures: Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Imperial Navy Officer, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Death Star Troopers, 2 Emperor’s Royal Guards, 2 Death Star Gunners, Death Star Droid, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C-3PO, Han Solo, Han Solo (disguise), Luke Skywalker (Tatooine), Luke Skywalker (disguise) and Luke Skywalker (final duel), plus R2-D2, an Imperial Astromech and a Dianoga trash compactor monster. Measures over 16” (41cm) high, and 16” (42cm) wide. 4016 pieces. Price: $499.99 –
This is a slightly updated version of the immensely popular #10188 LEGO Star Wars Death Star, released in 2008 and retired at the end of last year. The main difference in the new set is that the minifigures got a fresh look, and some of the weaker sections of the original Death Star were fixed. Other than that, it is pretty much the exact same model. If you do not have the original, now you have a second chance to own one of the most popular LEGO Star Wars sets of all time. If you do own the previous set, you might just consider upgrading your minifigures, as there is really not that much difference between the two.
Please note that the general release date for the LEGO Winter Holiday Train is October 1st, and for the LEGO Star Wars Death Star it is September 30th. I’m fairly certain that the LEGO Star Wars Death Star is going to be available through the holiday season, but the LEGO Winter Holiday Train may become hard-to-find, or even backordered as we get closer to Christmas. So if you must have one, I would suggest that you get it as soon as possible.
What do you think? How do you like these two LEGO exclusive sets? Are you planning to get either of them? Or both? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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