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10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby johnbrickford20 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:51 pm

This was revealed today, did anyone see it?

Who's putting it on their wish list?

I think it's an awesome set. 129.99 is a reasonable price and it's festive, fun and cute! :)

The original 2006 10173 Holiday Train has skyrocketed in value. http://brickset.com/sets/10173-1

The new train is sure to become a collectible as well.

Available September 15 to VIPs, October 1 everyone else.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Kyler » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:02 pm

I was expecting one of the two sets available to VIPs September 15th would be their annual Holiday Creator set.
I'm collecting them, so I'd be getting it no matter what it was, but since my collection doesn't date back to the last Holiday Train, I'm excited to see that a new one's coming.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Lettuce » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:11 pm

Can we move this to the public side of the forum? No reason for it to be on the members only side, and we really do need to stimulate more activity to draw in the public.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby TheRebricker » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Topic moved. Thanks Lettuce!
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Lettuce » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:12 am

On topic though, I hafta say that I'm disappointed with this set, and the Christmas Village theme in general in the past 3-4 years. The first four years were series of cool, snow capped buildings that looked a bit more mature than most other LEGO sets. Then came the Winter Village Market, which seemed like a bit of a cop out (no building). Then Santa's Workshop, which is a cool set, but doesn't fit in with the rest of them, then a reissue (essentially) of the Toy Shop, and now a train. I want them to get back to the cool new buildings like the Bakery, Post Office and Cottage.

That all said, I'll most likely be getting the train. :lol:

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Ok, looking at it more, my biggest gripe is the colours. The older sets featured less common (at the time) colours, whereas this one is mainly red and green.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby TheRebricker » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:30 am

I was about to gripe about it not being power functions, and I still will. A push train, really? That said I see on the box that it does support power functions being added to it so it was built with that in mind, so that's great!

As to the colors, unless there are any new parts, this set could easily be re-themed and it's a great way to get those harder to find train wheels for building steam style locomotives.

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Also, it appears to ONLY come with curved track...
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Kyler » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:06 am

I was reading complaints, then realized it sounds like none of you have watched the designer reveal video yet.
So here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IIpLW1DYa4

No doubt to keep the cost to the standard range for the winter village theme the power functions are an add-on option, but the set was designed to accommodate (which was apparently one of the biggest challenges).

Another feature not visible from viewing photographs is the micro train going around the tree on the flatbed car. It spins when the car moves.

While it would be awesome to get some straight track, it would not make sense given the intent for the perfect circle is so that the train can be installed underneath one's Christmas tree.

Red and green are typical Christmas colours, and probably help it look like a "holiday train".
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby TroopaDee » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:48 am

Seems a bit on the pricey side for me, compared to the previous winter theme sets. But then the price per piece ratio has also gone up significantly. While the compatibility with the power functions is nice, it doesn't come with the set which means there's a lot of extra side shopping to do.
Anyways, probably won't be getting this set.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Lettuce » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:11 pm

Kyler wrote:I was reading complaints, then realized it sounds like none of you have watched the designer reveal video yet.
So here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IIpLW1DYa4
Thanks for the link. I do enjoy those designer videos and hadn't seen that one yet.
No doubt to keep the cost to the standard range for the winter village theme the power functions are an add-on option, but the set was designed to accommodate (which was apparently one of the biggest challenges).
I couldn't care less about Power Functions, though it is a nice option. 9V was better :p
Another feature not visible from viewing photographs is the micro train going around the tree on the flatbed car. It spins when the car moves.
It's visible, people on the Brickset forums noticed this a few days before the set was announced (the different coloured technic axle in the wheel gives it away). It's a nice feature.
While it would be awesome to get some straight track, it would not make sense given the intent for the perfect circle is so that the train can be installed underneath one's Christmas tree.
Amen, some straight track would be nice, even 4 would be nice to make it fit under a tree better.
Red and green are typical Christmas colours, and probably help it look like a "holiday train".
A good point. Still disappointing rotflol
All my disappointment aside, I'll still get it.
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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby Andrew » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:50 am

too bad it doesnt come with a train base plate for one of the cars.It should come with six steam wheel drivers like all the other train sets(4 flanged and 2 blind)even though it only uses 2 wheels.
I also noticed on flickr this am that notes are in the photos again,which is a nice touch they got rid of a couple of years ago

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Re: 10254 Winter Holiday Train

Postby D_R_Watson » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:52 am

I was really looking forwards to this, but seeing it am a little disappointed by the lack of realism in the locomotive. It really could have done with a couple of extra wheels or a different design (as a tank engine maybe to keep the cost down). I'm also not keen on colors, too much of the brighter green and the red wheels aren't great.

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