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« on: September 08, 2022, 05:06:44 am »

From Bricks Fantastic

LEGO explains why its new Hogwarts Express isn’t compatible with regular trains

The LEGO Harry Potter designer behind 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition has explained why the new locomotive doesn’t fit with other LEGO trains.

Perhaps the chief criticism levelled at the 5,129-piece set – which also happens to be the biggest LEGO train of all time – is that it’s not compatible with the rest of the LEGO Group’s trains. While standard track in the LEGO system is six studs wide, the new Hogwarts Express’s brick-built rails are seven studs wide, which means it’s ultimately just a massive display model.

According to former LEGO Harry Potter Design Lead Marcos Bessa, however, there’s a very good reason 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors’ Edition doesn’t fit standard LEGO train track – and it’s entirely born out of the decision to scale the set to its included 20 minifigures.

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2022, 06:59:27 am »

An IKB (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) fan involved?
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2022, 09:37:20 am »

DfT» (Department for Transport - about) have just ordered £10Bn worth to replace the IETs (Intercity Express Train) !
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2022, 10:29:17 am »

At £599.00, I don't think many would be bought to play with.   I wonder how long it would take to put those 5,129 pieces together.

Here it is on eBay

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 01:17:37 pm »

I wonder how long it would take to put those 5,129 pieces together.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 01:47:03 pm »

Is there a clue in

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