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Ah, Microfighters... I feel sorry for you. You're like a rebound relationship, unfortunately, and so many of us aren't over the sting of losing the Planets series for you. It's not really your fault, it's just that everything you do is always going to be compared to those glorious little orbs of swirly colors. It's kind of a shame, really. If we weren't so stung by the fact that we miss planets, we could look back and see that they weren't really the right series for us. Sure, the minifigs were cool, but there weren't hardly any cool parts and most of those spheres now sit in a bin that we totally swear we are going to use someday. Okay, in truth, I wasn't shocked at all to see Planets go. They languished on shelves, distribution was sketchy at best, and LEGO was hampered by poor distribution and marketing choices for...(read more)
- Bubblyhai writes:
Pros:I really like the selctions of mini figs. I also like the build of the set.
Cons: I agree withe the other ppls: No track and the Locomotive would be difficult (not impossible) to motorize while keeping the same look.
Comments: This is my first LEGO train i was expecting a little more but it was a fun build. I don't have a city for the train to go around or tracks for the train to sit on so it is just sitting in a display case ATM. The TLG did a good job on making it look exactly like the trian in the Toy Story movie. The scene in the movie with the train was one of my favorite scene.
- MisterFubar writes:
Pros: It really captures the set from the movie well. It's proportions are off just enough that it feels and looks like a toy, not a scale model. Good selection of minifigs/characters.
Cons: No track and the Locomotive would be difficult(not impossible) to motorize while keeping the same look.
Comments: This is my first LEGO train(unless my daughter's DUPLO trains count) and I'm going to have to admit that I am hooked. I never realized how large they are, for whatever reason I was thinking the set was going to be about 2/3 the size it actually is. I don't usually pay that much attention to piece counts, I look more at the size of the model you get for the price and even though I paid about 1/2 price for this set I don't think I would have been disappointed at all if I had paid close to full price.
- Draykov writes:
Pros: a unique addition to LEGO trains; some nice printed parts
Cons: locomotive is a bit flimsy; motor incorporation w/ loco difficult; no rail included
Comments: This set has a fun cartoony/western aesthetic; a few pieces of straight rail for display would've been welcome; the intricate wheel assemblies of the loco will make adding a motor (PF, 9v, etc.) tough to do without compromising the original design.