It’s another big moment for Disney Parks and LEGO fans– this morning the internationally popular toy company announced the Disney Train and Station LEGO set, which replicates Disneyland’s Main Street Train Station and a motorized version of the world famous Disneyland Railroad in buildable brick form.
The Disney Train and Station LEGO set, available Sunday, September 1– or Wednesday, August 21 if you’re a LEGO VIP member– includes 2,925 pieces, five minifigures (Engineer Mickey, Minnie Mouse with a cloth skirt, Conductors Chip ‘n Dale, and– for the first time ever in LEGO minifigure form– Goofy!), and a full loop of track so you can run your very own Disneyland Railroad to your heart’s content.
LEGO Disney Train and Station is set #71044 and will retail for $329.99 in the United States. The steam-style railroad train includes tender, passenger car, and a luxurious parlor car (which Disneyland fans know as the Lilly Belle). Builders can control the train with a downloadable app, with forward and backward movement plus realistic sound effects. Remember: batteries are required but not included!
Other cool details of the LEGO Disney Train and Station building set:
- Train cars connect via magnetic couplings.
- Panels on the parlor car open for access to its interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
- Inside the train station there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings, including draped windows, wall clock, and a ceiling chandelier.
- The tower section holds a LEGO surprise– a tiny minifigure-scale version of the 2016 Disney Castle set’s packaging.
- Set includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track.
- 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.
- Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and two flagged towers.
- Station interior features a ticket counter and café corner.
As a lifelong Disney Parks fanatic and LEGO collector, I’m personally very excited to own the LEGO Disney Train and Station, though I do think it’s a little odd that they went with such a generic name for the set, even though the building and train are clearly modeled after those you find at the original Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California.
I also don’t love that the station building is only a facade. I would have paid a little more to have the complete building and even the loading platform, though I suppose that’s something I can complete myself. After all, that’s the wonderful thing about LEGO– it’s endlessly customizable. All that said, I can’t wait to get my hands on this set, and the best news is I won’t have to wait too long!
Mike serves as Laughing Place’s lead Southern California reporter, Editorial Director for Star Wars content, and host of the weekly “Who’s the Bossk?” Star Wars podcast. He’s been fascinated by Disney theme parks and storytelling in general since a very young age and resides in Burbank, California with his beloved wife and cats.