Constitution Train Chase revealed

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Overnight, Yahoo Movies published a hi-res photo of the forthcoming Lone Ranger set 79111 Constitution Train Chase.

It will contain 7 minifigs: The Lone Ranger/John Reid (played by Armie Hammer), Tonto (Johnny Depp), Rebecca Reid (Ruth Wilson), Danny Reid (James Badge Dale), Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner), Latham Cole (Tom Wilkinson) and Captain Jay Fuller (Barry Pepper).

The train looks pretty cool, perhaps more so than might have been expected. I'm surprised that it comes with a loop of track; usually that's left out to cut costs.

The LEGO set description reads:

"The chase is on to save Rebecca and Danny from Butch Cavendish and his gang of henchmen onboard the speeding train, Constitution!

  • Help Tonto to place the dynamite and blow up the water tower to stop the speeding train in its tracks!
  • Ride to the rescue with the Lone Ranger alongside on his trusty horse, Silver.
  • Jump aboard the highly detailed locomotive with 3 cars and dodge the gatling gun!
  • Uncover the secret coal wagon hideout, blow the prison wagon door with the dynamite and escape to safety with Rebecca and Danny!"

The New York Toy Fair starts tomorrow so we should see a lot more news like this emerge over the weekend. Unfortunately there won't be any Brickset staff at the event but we'll do our best to keep you informed of where to look for the top stories.

(Thanks MrCurtis for the news).

41 comments on this article

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By in Switzerland,

This is good news!! I'm more excited about the smaller sets, though....

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By in United Kingdom,

That train looks surprisingly excellent....

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By in United Kingdom,

Well definitely better than expected. A lovely mix of figures for Western MOCs too. Things are looking pretty good for this theme!

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By in Belgium,

I swore I wasn't going to buy a LEGO train. And now I might have to.

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By in Denmark,

Strange pile of rubble in the middle of the track

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By in Germany,

Indeed, what is this pile of grey rubble? Stones?

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By in Australia,

This looks like an awesome train set (after the TGV that came out in January) and I am super-duper excited for it.

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By in United Kingdom,

WHERE ARE ITS SIDERODS?

Come on, Lego, it's like... you have the ability to build siderods, you did it for the Emerald Night. You're even using wheels you designed to specifically allow you to do it! And it wouldn't even use that many pieces... as a steam entheusiast it seriously bugs me when siderods get left out, you wouldn't create a model aeroplane without wings would you?

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By in Australia,

The train is certainly much better than expected!

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By in United Kingdom,

Struggling to figure out who the kid figure is? It isn't James badge dale.

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By in Australia,

Any word on whether this is built to accept a motor and battery pack like Emerald Night? I would assume so looking at it, but I'd like to know for sure. If so, then this is going on the list.

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By in United Kingdom,

The omission of side rods is a bit strange but It doesn't look like it will be too hard to add your own.

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By in United Kingdom,

Train looks an excellent locomotive and great addition.

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By in United Kingdom,

The Lone Shrub is also amusing. Tumbleweed?

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By in United Kingdom,

Blimey! I wasn't the least bit interested in this series until I saw how good this appears to be. I'm fascinated to see what the cost per brick will be given that it comes with track and 7 minifigs. (^agree about the siderods though).

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By in United Kingdom,

The prices, revealed at the London toy fair, and reported by BrickFanatics are as follows:

79106 - Cavalry builder set £11.99
79107 – Commanche camp £19.99
79108 - Stagecoach escape £29.99
79109 - Colbert city showdown £39.99
79110 - Silver mine shoot out £69.99
79111 – Constitution train chase £79.99

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By in United Kingdom,

This looks great, much better than expected.

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By in United Kingdom,

That all looks very nice indeed to me, the chain gun has been well captured in particular. Also, a £79.99 price tag seems quite reasonable to me for this set.

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By in Sweden,

Fantastic-looking set, and if the price holds up at £79.99 this'll be a must-buy.

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By in Ireland,

Reminds me of the train in Back to the Future Part III. :D

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By in United States,

Side rods would have been nice, but as the Emerald Night showed, side rods often require a certain amount of tinkering. For a set that is targeting a mass market and not AFOLs, Lego is saving themselves from complaints from frustrated parents and saving some of their customers from grief.

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By in United Kingdom,

I didn't mean that I expected the same siderod setup as on the Emerald Night - simple siderods would require 3 round technic pins and 1 long technic bar on each side, nothing complicated about that.

Maybe removing those parts gives them space to add in the random rocks and bush. :P

~£80 seems a surprisingly fair price though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Agree with the comments so far regarding pricing - £80 for a licensed set of this size seems like good value.

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By in United States,

I'm with you Kumata. I blame the Toy Story train. I think Lego considered side rods on the Toy Story Train (early leaked images had them) but Lego removed them. With that train, the side rods caused problems because the wheels could get into a position in which one end of the side rod was up and one was down. Everything would lock up. At the heart of that problem was the choice to use pins to attach the drivers instead of axles; connecting the left and right drivers with axles would have made the linkages move properly. The pins also allow for undesirable wheel wobble. Rather than redesign the engine, Lego avoided the whole issue by just getting rid of the rods.

The Constitution engine, with three drivers on the side, does not have the same lock up issues. Lego could have gotten away with a side rod across them. Such a design would have worked more smoothly with proper axles. The train's designers must have considered it. But the Toy Story train showed they could get away with a simplified drivetrain.

Again, I'm with you on this. We'll be redesigning ours if we get one.

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By in United States,

I love it can't wait add to my train collection got them all and was just looking at modifying a set to get that old west look.

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By in United States,

Just amused that deepDALElegend asks about James Badge Dale, an actor I rather like since "The Pacific" and "Rubicon" (RIP), as well as a nice part in "The Departed".

I like the set, looks like it will be fun to build.

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By in United Kingdom,

£80 is far too much!

Actually it seems a very good price, but I remember when the Haunted House was announced. Everyone said what a great price that was, then Lego decided to put the price up. If we suggest to Lego that its too much, maybe they will just leave it at £80.

Flec

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By in United States,

If any Americans are wondering it will be about $120.

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By in United Kingdom,

$99.99, apparently.

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By in United Kingdom,

The quality of these sets is really impressing me. The summer wave of Super Heroes seems to be solely focused on Minifigs, with some rather poor excuses for models to accompany them. This theme seems to have both excellent figs and very well designed sets. I doubt I'll get them, certainly not because they're bad but simply because I can't afford them (my own fault, even the prices seem decent).

I was disappointed the return to Western would be a licensed theme, but as it turns out I like this theme a lot. Good job, TLG.

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By in United Kingdom,

As if the set was not looking good enough already, I have just noticed those pieces which support the water tower, in dark bluish grey! I will find those very useful I am sure.

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By in United States,

There is more to the pile of rubble than first meets the eye. I see Technic parts which would suggest some sort of function that will probably make sense to people that watch this movie. I'm hoping to build this one using primarily spare parts. I don't need more curve tracks and have no interest in the minifigs. The coal car looks like it will be able to hold the PF battery box similar to the same in Emerald Night.

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By in United States,

Can you imagine Lego coming up with some new micro-battery and micro-xl motor that is included with this?

Ain't going to happen, but imagine if this was motorized right out of the box.

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By in United States,

Shadowfax!

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By in United States,

Hmmmm, well! Looks pretty good. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

Just read deepdalelegend's comment, and checked IMDb. James Badge Dale certainly isn't a child. I'm guessing it's Mason Cook as "Will", he was the first child I found on the list, plus he's got brown hair.

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By in Canada,

Huw, you called the Colby city showdown the COLBERT city showdown! How dare you? :D

I'm wondering why there's a gatling gun on the train. As far as I know, they didn't have them in those days!

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By in United States,

Interesting tidbit about the siderods originally being included in the Toy Story Train -- any idea where I can see the original image with them included?

Andy

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By in United States,

This set looks really great, but I'll wait to pick it up after it goes on sale. I have a feeling these Lone Ranger sets are going to be on sale not too long after the movie comes out much like the POTC and PoP sets went on sale pretty quickly. I just don't see them flying off shelves, especially if the movie gets a lukewarm or worse reception.

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By in United States,

This set looks fantastic... and will go very nicely with the Cuusoo Delorean! I'd like to add driving rods, power functions, and a few MOCed western-style cars as well, which should make for a number of fun projects. I'll finally have a good use for my two 10015 cars, too.

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