For many buyers, the LEGO Winter Holiday Train 10254 Set will be another addition to their growing collection of LEGO locomotives and train-themed sets. Many would say that this really is more of a train set than a Christmas set in many ways. The main element of the build is the engine, tender and wagon and there are plenty of track pieces for a circular set-up. The green and red engine has a smoke stack, coal tender, flatbed and caboose for great diversity of play. The train is a great building project for fans wanting something new, but it is the holiday theme that really sells it.
This train has the ideal look, parts and characters for a great Christmas display
The great thing about these holiday themed LEGO sets is that they can be built as a Christmas present or bought prior to Christmas to be used as a holiday decoration. There has long been a tradition of having cute toy train chugging away around the base of a tree and there is no reason why this set can’t be used an attractive decoration. This can be used as a static display or you can add additional Power Functions elements to the engine.
This idea of a scene and story is where all the mini-figures of this train set start to play their part. There are five people in this scene and there is a boarding platform and bench for them to use. Firstly, and most importantly, we have the train driver, complete with blue uniform and shovel for the coal. He is joined by the smartly-dressed ticket conductor for the passenger carriage. There is also a family waiting at the station. The boy and girl are eagerly waiting to head off on their holiday with their grandmother. They have heard that there are toys and cocoa on board the train and they can’t wait for it to arrive. While they wait, they can play on their roller-skates, which is a new addition for 2016.
Then there are the extra details in the Creator Expert LEGO set. There are wreaths on the carriages and lamp posts, decorations on the side and there is a holiday tree element. This can either a static element on the platform or precious cargo for the next destination. There are also lots of opportunities for creative play thanks to the final element – the toys. There are tiny brick built toys including a train, care, fire truck, boat, spaceship and robot. These toys can be loaded on to the flat bed or given to the children to play with.
This is multi-functional train set for the 2016 holiday season
This attention to detail on the accessory elements and designs ensures that this model is great to look at all holiday season. Kids should never get bored playing with it because of the detail in the parts and visitors can marvel at the cute designs. This LEGO Winter Holiday Train Set 10254 is due for release in October 2016 so there isn’t too long to wait until you can get your hands on this new train, or at least pre-order it for the holiday season.