One of the things that I like about the Lego City themed sets is that you can build a whole city with everything that a real city would have. Not all real cities will have everything, but the Lego City can: from a harbor, to an airport; from a space center to an arctic outpost; and all the usual services such as police, fire and transport.
I have previously done a review of the available train sets, now we are looking at that one missing item – the Lego train station. Although one of the train sets does include a platform, a train station includes everything you would expect to find at a real train station. If you are building a city, you might as well keep it realistic.
Let’s take a look at what this set has to offer.
Lego City Train Station (#60050)
- Suggested age: 5 to 12 years
- Number of pieces: 423
- Number of mini-figures: 5 (conductor, chef, taxi driver and 2 travelers)
- Special items included: 4 straight track pieces and many other items that I will discuss below
- List price: $64.99
- Amazon customer rating: 4.8 / 5
This is another of those sets where all the bases have been covered and there really isn’t anything missing except the train itself. Add this to a train set and you will have a really good railway setup.
Let’s take a look what is included in this set.
The train station is about 19” long and the 4 track pieces extend slightly beyond this length. The platform features many items that you would expect to find in a real train station: a clock, 2 seats, a bicycle and bicycle stand, 2 monitors, 2 security cameras and 2 trash cans. The building itself has a cross-track roof that is not common in many Lego sets.
With the 4 extra track pieces you can already lengthen your existing train track by another 20 inches when you join it in to be able to stop the train at the platform.
There is a taxi and a taxi driver to take the travelers safely to and from the station.
There are steps leading up to the main entrance that has opening glass doors. There is also an ATM, a Lego City shop with Lego City products, a train map, a desk and a cash register.
On the platform you will find a food and drink kiosk that the chef looks after with a cash register, 2 menu signs, a croissant, a pizza, a coffee machine and 4 beverage bottles. Other accessories include a newspaper, a sausage, a conductor sign and a suitcase.
There are many great learning opportunities for the younger children. As they play they can be taught about many aspects of train travel including safety, littering, the use of maps and the functions of the various people. With the number of mini-figures included they will have many opportunities for role-play.
It is designed to pair with the High-Speed Passenger Train Set (#60051) and the 2 sets together make for many play options. It will also combine well with the Cargo Train Set (#60052). Either of the combinations (or all 3) will give the children many hours of play.
Keep in mind that the tracks are from the newer train sets and will not work with the older 9V type of track.
There are always some building sets that seem to stand out from the crowd and this is one of those sets. Do you agree that this is another really good set from Lego?
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