2010 LEGO Train Sets

I saw a link to this image on the WamaLUG mailing list.

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You can read a bit more about 2010 LEGO Trains in this article on BrickSet.  A couple of initial thoughts:

  1. It is nice to see LEGO Trains coming back and as expected, they are Power Function based.
  2. 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.

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7 Responses to 2010 LEGO Train Sets

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  2. Kumo says:

    This is an amazing news for me !!!

    I started Lego trains a few years ago with the Hobby Train (in fact I ended with four of them…) and I was never convinced by the train sets since.
    I got the Emerald Night recently and this is one on the most beautiful lego set I have, but as you said, individuals cars sets would be nice…

    Those two new sets (plus the station) looks really great, I think I’ll get them both ! And seeing they are arriving with the PF systems on City sets is good.

  3. brandon says:

    When is the yello diesal train comming to the market…?

  4. Mike Walsh says:

    From what I understand, it will be later this year, probably in September or October.

  5. Elliot bell says:

    the lego trains come out at august 2010

  6. giuseppe says:

    Seen on toys’r’us in Coventry UK. on july 3rd

  7. PATRICK STOLZ says:

    I REALY HOPE THAT PERHAPS SOMEWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE IT WILL BE DEAMED OK TO CREATE AND RETAIL A AFFORDABLE ADDITION OF AN EMERALD NIGHT SINGLE PASSENGER CAR .

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