Build anything that passes for a 6×16 container – it is that simple! Maersk-blue-loving Eurobricks Ambassador Mikael Sjöstedt (or CopMike, as we all know him) has got a hold of 15 sets of Maersk employees who seem to have somehow lost their 10219 train and are therefore looking for a new home. He’s giving them away for free to 15 random participants in the Container Raffle taking place in Train Tech over at Eurobricks.
Dreaming of containers? I'm sure CopMike is...
If the fact that the dilligent workers come sans the orange vests actually bothers you, you should probably look for another easy way of getting a hold of these rare minifigs. Since I couldn’t care less about vests though, I just can’t see when’s the next time anyone would stand the chance of getting 3 rare and highly desirable minifigs for free. There’s just about a week left now – so get container building!
Quoted from an ongoing Eurobricks Train Tech discussion forum. The new recent discovery of the unexpected 3677 LEGO Cargo Train set was spotted in LEGO World 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The new 3677 LEGO Cargo set
More images can be found here. What do our fellow readers think? I, for one never expect to see a new Cargo Train to be scheduled for the 2011 releases. It certainly looks appealing with all of the train elements together.
As we continue the journey in the Brick Adventure 2011 LEGO Event, we have found another contributor and a member of Eurobricks to share with us his mega Japan Railway Kyoto Station. You ought to take a moment to view all of the beautiful details with close proximity. Thanks PrinceWilliam for showcasing the oriental approach of rail transportation.
Onboard the Kyoto Express
In case you did not notice, his MOC comes in day and night version!
Apparently, it’s Hong Kong MOCcers appreciation week! After Andybear officially introduced his gorgeous Spanish pub a couple of days ago, his self-proclaimed understudy, Prince William, has now displayed a freshly-built Japanese train station with a couple of Series 40 locomotives keeping it company.
Two locomotives = double fun, I guess.
This sweet train diorama is going to be displayed at Brick Adventure 2011 in Hong Kong and judging by the recent influx of cool creations from that part of the world, I think it’s safe to assume it’s going to be an event to look out for.
Quoted from the TSRR website, the Engine number 7 is the second oldest diesel locomotive operated on the Texas State Railroad. This engine was built in 1947 by the American Locomotive Company at their Schenectedy, New York, locomotive plant for the Point Comfort & Northern Railroad of Lolita, Texas. The Point Comfort & Northern was owned and operated by Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) and served their aluminum manufacturing plant at Point Comfort, Texas. This type of engine is representative of the first wave of diesel engines that started replacing steam locomotives immediately after the end of World War II.
Eurobricks member, Esben Kolind’s latest creation has made my jaws dropped wide open. This is not a joke and you have to see it to believe the complexity combined with the Power Function for this amazing one of a kind Commuter Train with automatic sliding doors. It even comes with a working front, interior lights and a moving platform. He is a genius to come up with such incredible advanced techniques and it have certainly made Train Lovers going nuts about it.
Commuter Train with automatic sliding doors
Be sure to check out the video below in which Esben Kolind demonstrates all the functionality he built into his commuter train. You will not feel regret after watching this short clip.
The new 2010 Power Function (PF) trains have arrived and thanks to Eurobricks Fellow, Holodoc for sharing with us this remarkable 7939 Cargo Train.
7939 Cargo Train
This amazing set is equipped with high playability features such as the main engine compartment, tanker wagon, containers wagon, cars wagon, cargo crane, cargo truck, 4 minifigures and a whole load of rail tracks. Apart from the expensive price listing, this Cargo Train set is truly enjoyable and could be integrated with its 2006 predecessor, 7898 Cargo Train Deluxe.
Inspired by some recent train set purchases, Eurobricks user tunamint creates this classic-looking goods train. The design is reminiscent of 1980s LEGO train sets and I bet anyone growing up browsing LEGO catalogs in those days will be struck by nostalgia watching the pictures. The train features a small diesel loc in bright red, a ballast wagon, a working tipper wagon, and a box car.
Got that nostalgic feeling yet?
Head over to Eurobricks Train Tech to find out what that box car is carrying.
I know a lot of people over the past couple of years have been bashing the RC and PF systems say that they will never be as good as the 9V system and I couldn’t disagree more. I think the new systems offer a plethora of innovation possibilities that we as LEGO builders never had prior to now. It appears that EB user Esben Kolind agrees with my sentiments as he has built this fantastic high speed train using an RC train base.
High Speed Train
But what really makes this MOC so amazing is how he has incorporated the PF system to provide internal lighting as well as … (wait for it) … actual working doors for the coaches! This is a perfect example of how the RC and PF systems can come together to form something that we never saw with the old 9V system.
I encourage everyone to stop over to the thread on EB to take in what Esben has done here and offer your comments. It’s great to see LEGO builders stepping up and embracing the new PF system and we will be highlighting this at the Train roundtable discussion at Brickworld 2010.