This is the LEGO version of one of the world’s most legendary trains, the Orient Express. This ‘rolling palace’ was the world’s first international luxury train that carried thousands of passengers across Europe to Istanbul from 1883 to 1977. Released to celebrate the train’s 140th anniversary, the new 2,540-piece LEGO set transports builders back to the Golden Age of travel, with some stunning features including the main locomotive, tender, dining, and sleeping cars. The set also features removable roofs to allow access to detailed interiors, and eight LEGO minifigures including the conductor, a chef, staff, and passengers.
A couple of days ago, LEGO released the designer-video for the set featuring Arthur Mettetal, Heritage and Culture Director at Orient Express, LEGO Designer Ollie Gregory, and LEGO Fan Designer Thomas Lajon. Watch the video below to journey through the rich history and wonders of this iconic train, and the design process of its authentic interpretation in LEGO bricks.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Ideas train? Are you planning to add it to your collection? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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