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LEGO City Cargo Train: old going, new coming

One of the nicest recent LEGO train sets is the #7939 LEGO City Cargo Train. It was first released in 2010, it is motorized and includes a full set of train-tracks, plus a bunch of other extra stuff. The normal price is $180, and it is totally worth it. Please note that this set is soon going to be retired and replaced by the new #60052 LEGO City Cargo Train (video below) with similar features and another nice train, but for $20 more. To get rid of their old stock Amazon is having a 25% off sale on the #7939 LEGO City Cargo Train. This is a no-brainer deal on this very solid LEGO train set, and I would suggest that you take advantage of it while it last, and before prices jump up when the set gets retired. Further details below…

#7939 LEGO City Cargo Train Box

The #7939 LEGO City Cargo Train is still available at the Online LEGO Shop for $180, although it is currently shown as out of stock with an expected shipping date of April 14th. I’m pretty sure this will be the last stock available before the new #60052 LEGO City Cargo Train becomes available. Even at full price this set is wonderful for any LEGO train fan. Here is the official description and details: Load up the new Cargo Train and send it down the line! Use the big crane to load and unload containers and cars from the train and container truck. Open the canopies on the engine to reveal the driver’s cabins on either end; use the 4-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control to transport the goods along the tracks around the LEGO City! Includes 4 minifigures: 1 train driver and 3 freight yard workers. Includes a full set of tracks: 2 switch tracks, 8 straight tracks, 16 curved tracks, 16 flexible tracks that equal the length of 4 straight tracks.

#7939 LEGO City Cargo Train
  • Includes 4 minifigures: 1 train driver and 3 freight yard workers
  • Train features engine, tank wagon, flatbed container wagon and auto carrier with 2 cars
  • Also includes LEGO Power Functions AAA battery box, infrared receiver, train motor and 4-channel, 7-speed,
    infrared remote control that controls up to 8 different trains at once
  • The big crane’s winch really works!
  • Train measures over 34″ (88cm) long
  • Requires 9 AAA batteries
  • Train is compatible with LEGO 9V tracks; Tracks are not compatible with LEGO 9V trains.
#7939 LEGO City Cargo Train Details

As I have mentioned the #7939 LEGO City Cargo Train is at a 25% off sale on Amazon at the time of this writing for $134.39 with free shipping and no tax to most states. Please note that prices can fluctuate on Amazon quite a bit, so if you still see the deal when you read this, grab it! See here: LEGO CITY CARGO TRAIN ON AMAZON

LEGO City Cargo Train on Amazon

LEGO City Train Pack on Amazon

As far as the upcoming #60052 LEGO City Cargo Train it is going to be a great set, and in fact the two trains together would be perfect! The #60052 LEGO City Cargo Train is also motorized with an 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control. It includes rail tracks, truck, forklift and cargo train station as well. Price is $199.99. There is also going to be two other train-related sets, the #60050 LEGO City Train Station for $64.99, and the #60051 LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train for $149.99. You can see all three upcoming LEGO train sets in the following video:

I don’t really care for the new high-speed passenger train, however both the old and the new cargo train sets are wonderful in my opinion. What about you? How do you like the LEGO train sets? Are you planning to pick up the #7939 LEGO City Cargo Train before it sells out? And are you looking forward to the new one? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • LK901 April 12, 2014, 12:13 PM

    I actually prefer the passenger train.
    But, Ninjago and TLM and Agents before this…… 🙁

    • Lloydguy April 12, 2014, 3:27 PM

      Me too…

      • ninja of stealth April 14, 2014, 11:43 AM

        hey me too! (same three theme as well 🙂 )

  • Tom April 12, 2014, 3:54 PM

    Much as both cargo trains look awesome I made a promise to my wife I would never ever do trains. I can’t afford it and have a love of the 9v setups and it would ruin me!

    I’m gutted I missed emerald nights as thats one of the best sets I’ve ever seen but at least castle/kingdoms/medieval town stuff is an awful lot cheaper!

    • admin April 12, 2014, 5:02 PM

      Tom, yeah, LEGO trains are like that. You have to really think it thru before you get your first train. Otherwise if you buy a LEGO train on impulse, they are so much fun that you end up buying more tracks, more trains, then you need to setup a town to go around it so you also have to get into the Modulars… and by then it is too late to undo all the damage to your bank-account and relationships.

      I know the feeling exactly because I’m in the same dilemma. I love LEGO trains, but I have no place to display them, nor do I have the money to give them the proper setup. I had the Maersk train, and I absolutely loved it, I have priced out what it would take to motorize it and get the tracks for it… I was dreaming of this whole train-track going around the living-room with the Modulars in the background and minifigs happily boarding and unboarding trains, but then I looked at my bank-account and had to stop dreaming… I ended up trading my Maersk train for the VW Camper…

      This is one part of the hobby you either have to be prepared to fully get in and know the consequences, or be firm and stay away from it completely. LEGO trains are very addictive and you can’t just get into it a little. It’s either fully in, or cold turkey. Of course you can try to convince your wife that you will ONLY get one train, and ONLY set it up for Christmas to go around the tree and that’s it. 🙄

  • Tom April 12, 2014, 5:20 PM

    Agree 100% with everything you have said! It wouldnt be one or two it would be a full layout etc probably mixing the new track with a 9v layout and then yes the town (and underground) would cost way too much in space time and money.

    I have a real love of engineering which is why they appeal so much but it really would get comically expensive! I’ll stick with micro trains as at least they are small. My main display spot is only 3 1/2 ft by about 7″ (140 stud by 18) so way too small for a full scale set (its a windowsill outside of reach from little hands). Enough to do a good micro display or medieval scene but until I have a loft/basement anything bigger will have to wait.

    For an idea of size etc the flikr link will show what I have to play with (the cthulu 80s revenge uses the whole shelf)


    • admin April 12, 2014, 6:09 PM

      Oh, so you do have some trains! That micro train is gorgeous. Nice little set-up too! I’m going to post here the main link for you in case others are interested. The link you posted is for the mobile version of flickr and it took me a while to figure out how to get to your regular size gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/121196432@N02/

  • Tom April 12, 2014, 6:17 PM

    Thank you 🙂 the train is a mod from the unofficial “The big lego builders book” but after doing the train based on the British intercity 125 I had to build the rest!

    Thanks for cleaning up the link, flikr from a mobile is a bit of a nightmare for persistent links!

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