A year ago, Esben Kolind published pics and videos of his great idea of putting Power Functions in LEGO trains to proper use by allowing the minifigs to actually board all those cars. His design has been continously evolving ever since – and this is the latest result.
Spacious cars for all urban commuters. Bliss!
This time Esben has managed to pack all the Power Function-ing goodness in even less space – and if he were to continue with this trend, his PF-ful designs would verge on wizardry. Not that they don’t already – just see for yourself.
No muss, no fuss – these space-saving sliding doors can turn every jam-packed train platform and car into a happier place. Head over to Eurobricks to thank Esben for his solution to public transport problems.
Brickshelf member, andybear enjoys travelling to Tokyo, Japan and for his very first train creation, he has decided to build one of the famous trains in the Yamanote Line of the Japanese Railway which has been in operations since 1885.
Yamanote Line of the Japanese Railway
This train is also fully functional with the assistance of LEGO Power Functions. If you are interested about this railway, take a look over here for more useful information.
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.
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.