In today’s review, we will go through different Lego City train building kits. Trains can be really exciting for children and it is actually one of the best Lego sets I would recommend for small kids. I have chosen the best Lego City train sets so let’s start with the review.
1. Lego City 60337 Express Passenger Train
The first building kit to be reviewed in today’s article is the Lego City Express Passenger Train. With this set, you can build an astonishing model of a train in green and white color scheme. The train is composed of one locomotive and two other carriages for passengers.
This Lego set contains 764 pieces, including 16 curved and 8 straight rails, with which you can build an entire circular track. Apart from the train, the building kit also contains a station platform that you can build and 6 minifigures.
You can enjoy even more fun with this train as it is motorized. You can drive the train at 10 different speeds and control the whole train via the Bluetooth remote control, which is included in the package.
2. Lego City 60336 Freight Train
If you want to expand your collection with a freight train, this building set is perfect for you. It contains a locomotive, an open wagon, a flatcar, 2 EVs and a car carrier. It also comes with 6 minifigures. The dimensions of the assembled train are 3.5“ (9 cm) tall, 2.5“ (6 cm) wide and 35.5“ (90 cm) long.
You will find 16 straight tracks and 16 curved track pieces in this Lego set. This model is also motorized and operated by a Bluetooth remote control, similarly as the train mentioned above. It is an ideal Lego model for children, who are older than 7 years old. I believe that if I were gifted this Lego cargo train set, I would certainly be impressed with it.
3. Lego City Switch Tracks 60238
If you want to expand your Lego City train collection so that you can build better railway routes, you should buy this expansion – the additional switch tracks. In total there are six tracks – two switch tracks (one right and one left) and four curved tracks. You can connect these tracks with another building kits and make your railway kingdom even bigger.
4. Lego City Tracks 60205
Another possibility how to expand your railways is to add other tracks which are in this Lego kit. This building set contains eight straight, four curved and four flexible tracks. The flexible tracks, which are not normally included in the building kits, enable you to build a railroad in many different shapes and to build the rails around different obstacles.
5. Lego Harry Potter 76405 Hogwarts Express – Collector’s Edition
The last model in this review is an authentic replica of the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express train. It is not from the Lego City collection, but from the Lego Harry Potter so it is much more detailed, and it also contains more Lego bricks – in total 5,129 pieces. The model is 10.5“ (26 cm) high, 46,5“ (118 cm) long and 8“ (20 cm) wide. Actually, it is an approximately 1:32 scale replica of a steam train.
This authentic model of the so-called Harry Potter Hogwarts Express has many interesting details like, for example, the coal tender, the engine or toad on the loose. There are also 20 minifigures included in the box, representing the characters from the Harry Potter movie. They include, for example, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy and a Dementor as well.
This building kit is the last one from my list for adults and other Harry Potter enthusiasts. It is recommended for people older than 18 years and you will definitely enjoy lots of fun when building it. Even though you can also play with this model, it is primarily made for collectors, as it contains the buildable 9 ¾ Platform as well.
All in all, I would recommend you the Express Passenger Train and the Freight Train Lego sets as I think that your children will enjoy lots of fun with these building kits. If you want to expand your railways at your home and play even more, then you should definitely consider buying the additional tracks which enable you to build even a larger network of railways.