Train sets have been a part of LEGO building for a long time but this new Crocodile Locomotive Creator Expert 10277 Lego Set brings us something a little different. Here we don’t have a children’s toy that will run around a Disney park, Christmas tree or other big LEGO sets. Instead, this is something much more grown-up. The model lets train enthusiasts recreate a replica of the Crocodile Locomotive. The finished model should end up as a prized possession in many adult fan’s collections.
This set has lots of interesting pieces and elements to appeal to train fanatics.
The locomotive itself is an interesting choice for those that love vintage trains. It is the complete opposite of the colourful fun child-friendly train sets with its old-fashioned design and black, grey and brown colour scheme. But, this just means that it is the ideal replica of the real thing. The attention to detail is great and fans will have fun sorting through the tiny elements and putting it all together.
Once the model is finished, the fun doesn’t stop there. You have two options here. Either you leave this as a beautiful static model or you can take advantage of the Powered Up compatibility and the little minifigures and play around. The display stand is perfect for this model as you get a section of track to showcase the scale and the wheels of this locomotive. There is also a little plaque to commemorate the train. Those that choose to add in the appropriate Powered Up elements can turn this into a working model. It might add to the price but it is fun to see all the parts in motion.
As this is an 18+ adult’s LEGO train set, you have to expect a bit of a challenge here.
There are lots of little pieces that require thought and patience in order to finish this complex model. This is a 1000+ pieces LEGO set and the finished model is 52 inches long. So, it will get fiddly in places. Still, this little details on the exterior and the wheels transform this from a fun toy into a true replica. Therefore, this Crocodile Locomotive Creator Expert 10277 Lego Set should be a great gift for LEGO fans that want to upgrade their train collection.