Lego Xtra – Three New Packs

In addition to the five polybags (Botanical, food, traffic lights, street lamps and bicycles) , unveiled a few days ago, there will be three new sets, different in terms of size but definitely useful and similar in terms of concept, playability and utility.

The three new bags consist in different cardboard plates (2 on each pack), presumably with a size of 32×32,  with different environments namely road, water and grass, that can be stuck to each other with extra 8×8 plates with different colors, that will surely be a good addition for other Lego sets, namely city, creator or friends.

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Lego 60198 – Cargo Train

This is probably my favorite set of this next wave! The new Cargo Train set is absolutely a popular model with lots of staff to enjoy and play with and at the first glance, this one seems to be on the same level, not only with different carriages but most of all, it will be one of the trains that will show the new power functions kit as well as the app controls.

The set has exactly one thousand and two hundred and twenty-six pieces and features a new green locomotive, the usual three cargo carriages, a control tower with a big cabin on top, an armored truck with values and money inside, a traditional orange forklift, and six mini-figures (four workers, a robber and the van’s driver) with accessories. And of course, the usual rail tracks, this time with an always useful level cross and a new end line for the train.

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New Polybags Found!

Five new Xtra Polybags are now available on retail. At the first glance, they feature some nice and useful accessories that can be used on several themes, namely City, Friends or even Creator for instance.

They don’t have properly a name, but it’s quite simple to identify their subthemes: Food and drink, Bicycles, Traffic, Street and garden. Despite have different pieces counts ( between twenty one and forty six), each one of them should retail around the four bucks, which is a very attractive price to get some extra elements that aren’t very easy to find sometimes.

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Lego 60197 – Passenger Train

Here we go for the new Passenger Train. And at the first glance I can’t hide a bit of disappointment regarding a couple of details. First of all, the first wagon, definitely is not my favorite in terms of design! Second, it looks like an unfinished train without the symmetric carriage in the back.

However, there is obviously some great new stuff to enjoy among the eight hundred bricks! The new color scheme with blue and dark yellow is good, there are four extra rail tracks compared to previous models, and best of all, it will be one of the first City trains that will bring the new 2.0 power functions kit with Bluetooth features.

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New Lego City Trains Revealed

A couple of official pictures of the new city trains have finally been revealed, showing the new passenger train (60197) as well as the new cargo train (60198). If the passenger’s set didn’t excite me too much for several reasons, I must say that the new cargo train left me quite curious and anxious to put my hands on it!

The passenger train will bring around seven hundred bricks and will feature also the usual small station, a light sign as well as four mini-figures. The cargo train is considerably bigger with more than a thousand and two hundred pieces and will also present a cargo truck, five mini-figures, a forklift and a new control tower. And, of course, plenty of new details and feature to enjoy, namely the new wagon with a crane!

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