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10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Staff » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:13 am

Maersk Train


In all the tomfoolery yesterday, I neglected to notice the new 10219 Maersk Train is now available. If you've been waiting for it... you don't have to wait anymore. Unless you're ordering it online. Then you have to wait another week or so for it to arrive.

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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Andi » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:16 am

Unfortunately some Europeans have to wait still a bit longer, as it is already on back order till 4.May in at least Germany and UK
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby MisterFubar » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:15 am

If I wait for a sale or free shipping I won't be able to build this until next year... so as much as I hate paying full price for a set when it comes it this one is irresistible and I'm going to pull the trigger on it.

And before someone says I can get it shipped free from Amazon, they've lost a little bit of my business since they recently opened a distribution center here and I get the privilidge of paying sales tax.

And yes I realize that the $12.95 I'll pay LEGO to ship it is a little more than the 9% sales tax I will pay to Amazon but have any of you checked the prices of any of the PF stuff on Amazon? Ouch.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Bellicose » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:08 pm

Any clarification on that online shipping delay? I'm not seeing that listed anywhere else - no need to pay for expedited shipping if there's a delay.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Draykov » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:15 pm

MisterFubar wrote:If I wait for a sale or free shipping I won't be able to build this until next year... so as much as I hate paying full price for a set when it comes it this one is irresistible and I'm going to pull the trigger on it.


It's currently #3 on the US Shop@Home's "What's Hot" list. I'm not sure how many sets have been produced, but Maersk related sets tend to be somewhat limited. I'd be surprised if this one hung around long enough to necessitate any kind of sale.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby GIR3691 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:52 pm

My bad. I meant to say that if you ordered it online, it would be a week or so longer to get it than buying it in-store. So anyone waiting desperately for this set would have to wait a smidgen longer for shipping time. :facepalm:
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby schlectus » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:03 am

The LEGO store in Denver is sold out...but, they're doing the usual "we'll order it and ship it free to your house" thing. Can't wait for that one to show up! :cool:
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby MisterFubar » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:14 am

Just ordered one, hopefully it gets here within the week, most orders for me from LEGO do. XD I don't usually get real excited about sets but something about this one just really does it for me.

I'm seriously considering ordering 5 or 10 as an "investment" Looking through bricklink I don't think there is a train set that's ever been made that didn't go up significantly in value and add the Maersk on top of that it seems a sure bet. Of course I'd probably just end up opening them all so I could have a 5 engine 10 car train going around in a circle in my basement while I stand there and giggle at it.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Andi » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:12 am

Is it offtopic if I ask in this thread, what you would need to make this train set into a train with tracks and electrical motor?
That train looks very tempting, but it would be my first since the 12V in the 80ies...
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby MisterFubar » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:42 am

Andi wrote:Is it offtopic if I ask in this thread, what you would need to make this train set into a train with tracks and electrical motor?
That train looks very tempting, but it would be my first since the 12V in the 80ies...


To just motorize it all you would need is the 88000 Battery Box and the 88000 PF Train Motor.

If you want it to be remote controlled you would need to add a 8884 IR Reciever and 8879 Remote control.

Of course you would also need track. If you just want a basic circle, the curved pieces http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=53400 usually go for about $.50 on Bricklink and you'll need 16 of them. Straight track is generally cheaper direct from LEGO although it's only currently available with the arguably worthless Flex Track.

Or you could by either of the train sets currently out and get everything you need in one package.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Draykov » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:23 am

Andi wrote:Is it offtopic if I ask in this thread, what you would need to make this train set into a train with tracks and electrical motor?
That train looks very tempting, but it would be my first since the 12V in the 80ies...


FYI - the instructions are online via LEGO.com customer service. Steps to incorporate PF accessories start on Pg. 46 of the second .pdf and reference the following PF accessories:

8878 Rechargeable Battery Box
8879 IR Speed Remote Control
8884 IR Receiver
8887 Transformer 10VDC (North America - might be different for Europe)
88002 Train Motor
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Andi » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:38 am

Thanks Draykov and MisterFubar.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby solo606 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:39 pm

I bought mine at a B&M Lego store on Friday morning, there was a promo for a free small PaB cup when you spent $75 in store. I put the train together on Saturday morning and it is a fantastic set.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Bellicose » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:44 pm

Ordered mine Sat, it shipped today (Monday). W00t!!!
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby MisterFubar » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:49 am

Backorder already for the US, but a ship date of 22 APR isn't that bad.

I have at least 1 showing up tomorrow, not sure if the wife ordered one or not, she's getting better at surprising me. ;)
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Bellicose » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:32 pm

Well mine showed up yesterday! Is this one of the new condensed boxes, featuring less air? It felt like it, nice and dense. Hopefully I'll get to build mine soon, might get some time tonight, we'll see.

I had considered holding off on buying it, I'm moving in 3 weeks so what's the point of buying and building something I have to take apart again pretty much right away, and since I'm moving to CA I'll actually be near a B&M Lego store instead of having to have it shipped...but then I saw how quickly it was selling and remembered the 'limited edition' nature of it. Buying from the secondary market sucks.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby MisterFubar » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:36 pm

Just finished building the engine on my lunch break. Lots of fun with some interesting build techniques, it really captures the real life engine very well. Really my only complaint is the sticker on the nose and how it basically holds all the pieces together. I ended up cutting it into 3 pieces and am a lot happier with how it fits now.

I think I'll be building some copies of it in different color schemes.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Bellicose » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:34 pm

Started working on it last night...it's big!!! The locomotive and cars are quite a bit longer than regular LEGO trains.
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Gooker1 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:33 am

I am new to the lego trains, but can this work w the holiday train set?
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Re: 10219 Maersk Train Now Available

Postby Draykov » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:01 am

I suppose that depends on what you mean by "works," but the short answer is yes. The magnetic buffers will connect to other magnetic buffers. So long as you don't try to run a battery powered Power Functions train on POWERED 9v track, you should be fine. That means you'll either need to PF your Holiday Train or equip the Maersk train with a 9v engine.
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