The LEGO sets for adults digital catalog recently revealed an upcoming LEGO train set, the #21344 LEGO Ideas The Orient Express.
The finalized set hasn’t been officially announced yet, but as you can see, the train has a beautiful dark-blue and black color-scheme with gold highlights and features a steam engine, a coal cart, and two passenger cars with fully detailed interiors.
Although the train looks really good there is some controversy about this set. Mainly, that the train significantly differs from Thomas’ original submission. In the video below, there is a good analysis of the pros and cons of the new train set.
I personally really like the new train. I love the cute engine and the color-scheme, and I appreciate that the train comes with two passenger cars (unlike the #10194 LEGO Emerald Night, which was an other beautiful train, but it was highly criticized for having only one car for passengers). It’s also worth noting that the new train is 8-studs wide, allowing more interior space. I assume the train will be ready for Powered Up components and will be able to run on regular LEGO train tracks (and not just a display piece).
What do you think? How do you like the new Orient Express train set? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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