I saw a link to this image on the WamaLUG mailing list.
You can read a bit more about 2010 LEGO Trains in this article on BrickSet. A couple of initial thoughts:
- It is nice to see LEGO Trains coming back and as expected, they are Power Function based.
- I really wish LEGO would release individual train cars. The lack of expandability is, IMNSO, the single biggest reason why LEGO trains don’t succeed in the market.
They are interesting but I don’t see myself buying any of them unless they are really good deal. I recently sold four trains that I still has NISB to help me buy a camera lens I wanted. So for me this is both good news and bad news. Good news that Trains continue on, bad news that they still don’t believe that there is a market for individual cars. One of these days I need to dig up the White Paper on marketing LEGO Trains that I wrote when I worked on the Hobby Train project and post it. When I originally wrote it (about five years ago) I was asked not to post it on the web but that was so long ago, it probably doesn’t matter any more. I went back and read it about six months ago and I think it is as accurate today as when I first wrote it on a flight back from Munich.