What you see here is the LEGO 71044 Disney Train and Station. I should say it is a must-have for super fans of Disney and Disneyland. The LEGO 71044 Disney Train and Station is a LEGO replica of the famous steam-powered locomotive and railroads found choo-chooing around Disney theme parks around the world. It comes with four buildable cars, the engine, the tender, passenger car, as well as a parlor car.
It is minifigure scale, so the included five minifigures could go on a ride. Speaking of minifigures, they are why this set is so collectible as they includes the de facto icons of Disney, namely, Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and the first time ever, Goofy. Unfortunately, Pluto ain’t part of the team. It will nice if Pluto was included.
Another highlight is the LEGO Powered Up elements hidden in the tender car, and classic LEGO magnetic couplers that are employed to connect the carriages and also to move the train. The set can be controlled by app, allowing you to use your smart devices to drive the train forward, reverse and produce realistic train sound effects.
In addition to the incredibly detailed interior, the set is further complimented by a buildable Disney Parks-inspired train station with models of miniature locomotives, picture frames with details inspired by the actual stations, and then there are more details, from draped windows to ceiling chandelier to the tower room “with a little LEGO surprise.” The following is a rundown of the details:
• Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
• Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
• Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
• Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
• Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
• Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
• Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
• Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
• Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
• Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
• This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
• The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
• LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
• Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.
All told, the LEGO 71044 Disney Train and Station packs a cool 2,900 pieces. It will be available starting September 1, 2019, retailing for a hefty $329.99.
All images courtesy of LEGO Group.