The next LEGO Exclusive set is...

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...absolutely fantastic!

Thanks to Bert who found this image of a forthcoming Maersk train set, consisting of a Maersk liveried locomotive, container flats and container handling vehicle, at LEGO.com. It looks great and it's a set that people will be certain to want to buy multiples of, so that trains can be double- or triple- headed and to get more wagons. Personally I can't wait...

Update: I've been asked to remove the image, despite the fact it was found on LEGO's own server. I will leave the link to it intact, if they want it removed, they can do it themselves.

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By in Germany,

Absolutely fantastic indeed! :) Looks WONDERFUL! :) Who doesn't love Maersk blue construction hats? :) I saw it in the new additions bar! :) What do you mean by "...it's a set that people will be certain to want to buy multiples of, so that trains can be double- or triple- headed..."?

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By in United States,

Wow....a stunner of a set!! I see muliples in my future.

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By in United Kingdom,

You are right Huw, it is absolutely fantastic. I think I will be buying at least 2 Just for the extra rolling stock.

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By in Sweden,

absolutely awesome!
don't you think that the truck looks a lil bit like Mog U400?

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By in Germany,

@3dom: Remember, there's going to be a Unimog U400 Technic set this Summer! :)

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By in United States,

@3dom What? It doesn't look like a mog at all!
Definetly getting this set. I'm gonna take apart the two cars and use the blu for something else

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm trying not to get too excited, just in case this ends up being an exclusive set for Maersk employees like the container ship initially was (although thankfully LEGO eventually made them available to all), and like the Vestas windmill still is....

I agree that it looks absolutely superb, and I can certainly see myself getting a couple of them. If we're given the opportunity of buying officially, that is, rather than being held to ransom by gleeful Maersk employees on eBay....

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By in Canada,

@Alemas, it's common practice in the USA to haul trains with 2 or more locomotives.

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By in Germany,

@Huw: O_O Two locos? One each end? Or one attached to the other?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Alemas, i was going to say the same thing myself about them hats...If i am not mistaken, is this the first minifigure scale Maersk set in a good ten+ years?

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By in United States,

It looks nice. But given the inexplicably large price hike of the recent Maersk ship re-release and the overall price point of trains in general, I shudder to think how expensive this "perfect storm" of costliness will be.

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By in United States,

Love this new set! Makes me even more tempered to but the Maersk Container Ship.

"@Huw: O_O Two locos? One each end? Or one attached to the other?" Over here in the USA, the trains you always seem to see have 2 engines in the front, either facing the same way of opppsite ways. And yes some of our trains even have 1 or 2 engines at the end of each train. This is usually what you see when trains go cross-country and have a long cargo line to pull.

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By in Germany,

@jjfan and riot_act: Yeppers. 100-120 freight cars? That's MASSIVE!

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By in United States,

Wow... I want the instrucitons so I can make this in black with a red base! THANK YOU LEGO! We've been needing a new 1033-styled set ( http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=10133-1 ) for a long time... seven years to be exact. I can't wait!

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By in Australia,

Want.

WANT.

Oh man, I think I just passed out.

Although, honestly? One big engine, two reasonably sized carriages *plus* the truck -- I'm scared to think what the price will eventually be (particularly given that in Australia, we're currently paying twice as much as overseas Lego buyers).

Still. Holy cow. AWESOME.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Dodge - I can't see this coming with a 9V motor I'm afraid. I actually don't think it'll come with a motor at all, to be honest. Motor or no motor, it will of course fit on both the old 9V and the newer tracks I'm sure.

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By in Canada,

Yes, sorry, my mistake, it won't be 9v. But I suspect it'll be convertable to 9v.

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh!!! This is awsome i hope it comes out around april when the emerald night did and i hope they do a catolog special thing so we can get the stuff we need to power it for a discount

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By in United States,

It's nice looking but not worth the price. It's a nice engine, very details with a cool truck. However the train cars are lacking. I think I'll just find the directions and make my own version.

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By in United States,

Hooray! What a neat set! If you look carefully, you can see that the train has Power Functions! On the roof of the locomotive you can see the IR Reciever, and the SNOTted sides of the loco are probably to cover the 4 stud wide battery box!I can't wait for this train to come out!

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By in United States,

I'm not into trains myself, but this set looks great!

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By in Italy,

That's a nice set! Maersk might soon make it's own theme if it makes any more sets! There are like 7 sets!

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By in United Kingdom,

look good

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By in United States,

Umm... What's Maersk?

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw, please can you add a new option: I REALLY want this set?! :-)

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By in United States,

Woah....this is odd...I'm psyched, although I know I'll be ultimately disappointed when the price tag proves to be more than 150 dollars

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By in Slovakia,

AWESOME ! I'm wondering what the price will be?

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By in United States,

Awesome! Diffently want 1 of these! Just hope it's within budget :) Yup, we live by train tracks, Union Pacific to be exact, they have 2-4 locomotives on each end all the time.

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh!!! This is awsome i hope it comes out around april when the emerald night did and i hope they do a catolog special thing so we can get the stuff we need to power it for a discount

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By in Sweden,

@superbrick - well, my first thought was Unimog, especially because of the release of 8110 Technic U400, there are some similarities with Mog - steep windscreen, very short and typical for U400 bonnet, on the other hand the construction of the truck looks quite similar to 1651 Maersk truck - 4 wide cab, 6 wide body

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By in United States,

Hey bsquiklehause, you're right you can barely see it but I think it has studs there so I'm thinking you have to buy the stuff yourself but yes that could be a possibility. good eye : ) and also I hope the price isn't too high

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By in United States,

Oh, god. My cousin is gonna freak over that. :)

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By in United States,

This looks stupid. I was hoping for another HP special... I dislike the train theme (apart from Hogwart's Express) but that's just me.

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By in United States,

..sigh.. yep there goes my Lego Budget for the year....My first guess is that it will be 100 dollars US.
Especially if it does not come with track or engine....So it probably should fall in line with the Emerald Night.. But I guess it will go up to 149.99 As it has the truck and three minifigs. But if it does come out at 150 then I have a feeling Lego will have a ton of these left for a clearance...

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By in Germany,

THE IMAGE HAS DISAPPEARED!!! :(
EDIT: About the update: I expected it... :(

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By in Germany,

Yep, thats typical release an image to stir up some hype, and then remove it, shame on TLG. Release the HR pics!

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By in Canada,

This looks amazing. I love the baby blue colour scheme.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like a lovely set; a *proper* train model. Very much targeted at adult collectors ... and priced to match I'll wager. I'm not really into trains, but I'll make an exception for this :-)

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By in Denmark,

Maersk is a danish fright company, owned by the richest man i denmark Maersk M. Møller. (And yes i can do the æ, ø and å because the danish are really weird. Who add 3 letters to the alphabet for fun??) Anyway, Maersk transports goods all over the world. If you live near a port or an airport, you are most likely to see a container with the name Maersk on it. Now you know!

Oh yeah, nice set by the way.

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By in United States,

If the set is in fact the "next exclusive", if the set is marketed much like the Emerald Night (special, fancier than usual) set...it sure looks like it's intended to the AFOL market (me).

I'm very hopeful Lego would not deny AFOL's the chance to buy this set. Besides, train collectors must want other 10133 style locomotives. I would buy this style locomotive no matter what the color. The black and baby blue is a fantastic bonus.

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By in United Kingdom,

Quick everyone, save the image to your computers before it disappears everywhere!

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By in United States,

Man this set looks like one of the best train sets yet! Not to mention the large amount of Maersk Blue Pieces. Just hope it's not too pricy.

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By in Slovakia,

What does it mean "BABY BLUE" ? I know only "MAERSK BLUE".

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By in Germany,

@KLF: Baby blue IS Maersk blue. :P

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By in United States,

Here in Colorado BNSF uses 4 engines on the coal trains, they don't come over the mountain passes. But Union Pacific uses 6 engines because they come over the Rocky Mountains with their coal trains. As for the maersk train, put me down for 5 atleast

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks amazing , I probably wont be able to get it as Iam short on space and money so will probably have to live with the cargo train from 2010. I reckon the train will cost £132.99 and $149.99 probably.

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By in Poland,

WOW. I want that!

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By in Germany,

@1265: The Maersk loco looks like a recoloured Santa Fe... :|
@eMouse: O_O

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By in United States,

Santa Fe, maersk etc... trains are the same North American EMD engine.
Looks great, though I have no room for a train :(

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By in United States,

It looks like Lego is attempting to make an EMD SD40-2, one of the most popular locomotives in the U.S., though the set loco has 2 wheel trucks instead of 3 wheel trucks.

Also, it is common practice to place a pair of locos at the end of a train as it goes over mountain routes near where I live.

If you are a train purist, you may need to get up o six of this set, which would give a nice intermodal consist, 4 locos for the head, and a pair of helpers for the rear. Though if you are a train purist, you would also have to modify all of the trucks on the locos to make them 3 wheel type.

I am definately interested in this set as a train/Lego/HO scale model railroading enthusiast.

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By in United Kingdom,

As we've seen with the Emerald Night, I bet we'll see a lot of custom versions of this set from fans after it's released. Maersk holds a special place in the hearts of many older LEGO collectors and fans, and I think this set is going to be a big seller :-)

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By in United States,

I am so going to buy this

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By in United States,

Cool set, I can't wait to get my hands on a couple of those.

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By in United States,

@ bluemoose: I plan on making a black diesel with red base on Lego Digital Designer once the instructions become public. However: I want to order it eventually, so I will be restricted to the Design By me pallet. Hopefully it will work out. By the way, does anyone even want to guess how long the engine is? My guess is a 28 studs long base, with extensions of 2 studs on each end. But then again: it looks longer than the freight cars, which are 34 studs long. Mabye a new, longer train baseplate?

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By in United States,

It looks like a sweet train and will eagerly await an official release from LEGO.

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By in Australia,

Well remember how the BNSF engine (and the Santa Fe carriages, IIRC) was on a 28 stud baseplate, but they added 6x2 plates on either side to make the base longer?

They've probably done the same thing here, I would guess.

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By in United States,

I haven't bought a Lego train in many years, but I think I may have just found a reason to purchase one again. Of course, that's assuming this set isn't $150+. Even with so many great sets priced $150+, I haven't been able to push myself to buy one in that range.

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By in United States,

This set is awesome! I need it :)

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By in United States,

Truly Amazing! It's wonderful that Lego has decided to expand upon the Maersk Line. We haven't had a new Maersk set since 2004. I will most certainly be buying multiples of this set.

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By in United States,

@ Murdoch: don't order from the design by me directly. Get the parts from Shop @ Home and you'll save a lot of money

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By in United Kingdom,

I find this ironic. I was complaining to myself about how long it's been since a ''real'' locomotive has been produced and if one were to be released about not hesitating to purchase multiples, and then WHAM! Here one is. My wallet is already cringing.

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By in United Kingdom,

@ Brickmeister That looks like a 3329, which actually has 2 wheeled trucks.

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By in Canada,

My birthday is in August, this would be a great gift for me! ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Oops, the 3329 actually does have 3 wheeled trucks.

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By in United States,

The reason I believe it is based on an SD40-2 (6 axled locomotve with 3 axles per truck) is because a Norfolk Southern SD40-2 (3329) was one of the 3 locomotives painted into this promotional sceme along with a Santa Fe ex. Amtrak SDF40-2 and a Santa Fe GP60M.

My guess is Lego made it 4 axeled becasue the train motor cannot accept a 3rd axle. Otherwise it seems to be pretty accurate. I still would love to see the NS logo on the Loco though...

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By in Canada,

Well this has definately jumped to the top of my wanted list. I already told the wife this evening that my Lego buying has been put on hold until this comes out - aside from Series 4 Minifigs, of course.....;)

I am not really that big into the train scene, but love vehicles and that truck is a must have. The last train theme I bought was this: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=10170-1

Hopefully the price wont be higher than $130 either. I guess we'll have to wait and see on that, however.

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By in Canada,

Lets hope this set isn't an exclusive for only the Maersk Company workers.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am amazed that the link to the image STILL works despite the LEGO concerns about the image being in circulation.......

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By in Spain,

If this one is 10219, what would be 10218???

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By in Slovakia,

@slinger: modular house.

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By in United Kingdom,

im not really into trains but this looks amazing:size,detail,range of colours,minifigures!!!!

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By in United States,

The image is back up.

@Slinger-there isn't always a set next to them. And they aren't done in order

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By in United Kingdom,

Ironic isn't it? The CEO of The Lego Group asks fans not to publish pics of pre-release sets pinched from elsewhere, whilst at the same time then they go and upload some to their own public web server. And instead of taking down the image when they realise their mistake, they ask other websites not to link to it. You couldn't make this up.
Memo to TLG top brass: please read up on web based marketing techniques. You have much to gain and little to lose.

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By in Slovenia,

I think it's not fair LEGO doesn't make 9V exclusive train sets. I mean, at least there could be both versions for the same price. Afterall, this set is collectable.

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By in United States,

I hate Lego's copetitors, why not just have them all meet and make one big group called Lego Bloks. We get Lego's great quality and Mega Bloks cheap prices! Anyway, this set have an awesome color scheme and looks really great, but I won't be surprised when the price is $99.99; sadly. :(

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By in United States,

I would. 99 seems too small

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By in United States,

It looks like the picture has now been removed from the LEGO website.

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By in United States,

$99 is crazy. In USD, this will be $169 or $199.

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By in United Kingdom,

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Posted by BobaFett2 in United States, Jan 23 2011 9:26PM:
@ Murdoch: don't order from the design by me directly. Get the parts from Shop @ Home and you'll save a lot of money
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Yep use this link (bottom of the last page) http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?s=4ab34daf9d46c2da33d90cccb90afb22&showtopic=49657

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If anyone didn't save the pic then email me and I will send it to you. (surely this is allowed as it wasn't watermarked?)

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By in United States,

@mlavwilson - Sorry, I forgot to add "or higher" to "when the price is $99.99"

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By in United States,

@Classicsmiley: "It looks like the picture has now been removed from the LEGO website."

The genie is out of the bottle now. Every search on google points back here and to the dozens of blogs and flickr users that are referencing Brickset and a copy of the webserver image. Brickset is certainly a powerful Lego media partner now. I've never seen such urgency and oversight from a company based on one fan website...big brother is certainly entrenched in this place now...feels kind of icky...

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By in New Zealand,

looks great this is tempting me into getting the maersk ship beacause you could set up a great scene. hopefully it is a good price in nz like the ship is.

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By in United States,

Does this mean no Cafe Corner building this spring? But I was saving for it and there is room in town for it. Please tell me there will be a new modular building.

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By in United States,

I'm guessing that they released it on the server for publicity.
@ekreuser: we have no knowledge of a new modular building. There would have been news for a long time if there were was going to be another one coming son.

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By in United Kingdom,

We've been told that the reason for keeping it under wraps was because it was meant to be officially unveiled at an AFOL event in the near future; so LEGO are officially unhappy (with themselves) that it's been released early ... suggestions that it was a 'marketing leak' don't really add up.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Gowinkle - If that ship was minifigure scale I would have it built and waiting for that train. I wish that TLG would make a new, minifigure scale ship to go with the train.

Anyone who has the ship: A, is it worth it? and B, can you put minifigs in/on it? How out of scale is it?

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By in Australia,

If the company has an internal leak (which it would seem to do), shouldn't that be just as much a concern to them as fans posting the picture? You'd think they would've taken the photo down straight away.

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By in United States,

Had to do some digging to find a pic of this set but WOW! Going to get 2 for sure.

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By in Australia,

Looks like the photo of set 10219 has finally been removed from LEGO's web server...

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By in United States,

Simply awesome set.

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By in United Kingdom,

@bluemoose - thanks for sharing the explanation. I guess my fears that it might be employee-only were unfounded - no point in unveiling the model at an AFOL event (AFOLCON ?) if nobody can buy it. Excellent !!

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By in United Kingdom,

HI DADDDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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By in United Kingdom,

Just seen a picture of this set on another site, have to say it does look very nice indeed, hope the price wont be to steep, my guess is that it will be about £90, lets hope its officially unveiled soon.

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By in Ireland,

They don't seem to learn from their mistakes, do they? How many times have we found out about new sets from Lego uploading images too early?
The engine looks good, as does the tractor. The container cars however look pretty bland. At least there's two of them. Maybe all that moaning about the Emerald Night with its single car has had some effect after all?

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By in Germany,

@HuwsDaughter: *Facepalm* :P Welcome to Brickset! :P

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By in United States,

@ Duq: You know, container cars are quite bland in reality. I think lego did a pretty good job with them myself (especially considering how thin they are in reality), though I do not see why they are not articulated cars like they often are in reality. See Below for a pic:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/36o1yyCkmW6L-W_cGNaKEA
As I said, Not Much to look at.

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By in United States,

I cannot wait for this! I'm going to use it with my custom Union Pacific Engine (An Alco Century 855), and my TTX Intermodal Cars to make a double headed train.

@Duq. I agree with you on the Container Cars being bland. But they are the first container cars LEGO has done since 2005.

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By in United States,

@legocoastguard - The Maersk ship is not necessarily worth the price (about 25% too high). It is not minifig scale but if you like midi scale realistic sets it's not too bad. It actually is about the scale of the Tower Bridge set (a little bigger), but the two together look great!. You need two cargo ships combined to make a decent minifig scale ship though 250 bucks for a cargo ship is pushing it. Also, you'll be shocked by the size of the box, about the size of a shoe box, the Train is easily $159 in my opinion.

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By in Italy,

That's a shame the picture was removed!

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