Random set of the day: Train Station

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Train Station

Train Station

©1996 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 2150 Train Station, released in 1996. It's one of 4 Trains sets produced that year. It contains 599 pieces and 8 minifigs, and its retail price was US$73.

It's owned by 516 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


 

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16 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

While I liked the updated minifigs (and isn't the design shift, from the early 90s to the mid 90s, very visible?), I think the station looked better in yellow.

It's still easily one of the best train stations they've ever made, though.

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By in United States,

To me the yellow train station will always be best, and this will be its evil cousin.

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By in United States,

My first dark age ended in 1996 and I bought a crazy number of sets, but have no idea why I didn’t get this. Maybe it was harder to find since there were no Lego retail stores at the time and many stores (including Toys R Us) didn’t stock Lego trains.

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By in United Kingdom,

Interesting choice of background lol

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By in United States,

For the longest time, I was enamored with the yellow Metro Station from the original 9V Train lineup. But I saw the red version in 1996 and felt it was superior. This was, of course, a waste of an assessment since I owned no 9V Train sets of any kind in the 1990s. However, I would suddenly enter the theme in 2015 with an eBay purchase of several sealed 1991 sets, included the yellow Metro Station. Now, I prefer the yellow station! Funny how biases work.

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By in Australia,

@DarthKriegor ... yeah, the 9V train system seemed to operate entirely out of a gigantic blue cave system, and one end of the cave always seemed to on fire (or else, the cave system ran east-west, and the trains only ever ran at sunrise or sunset).

It was just one of those things they did in the 90s. I always liked the dramatic flair of it all, even though the workplace health and safety issues would be too numerous to count.

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By in Australia,

Like the comments.
I looked at 4554, and I’m not sure if it’s the entrance or exit to hell!

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By in New Zealand,

This would be my favourite LEGO train building. So much so I have a red one and a yellow one made up. Also a red one and a yellow one still sealed in their box.

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By in France,

Best train station ever, IMO. It really looked like a real one. I still have the Yellow version somewhere ! (offered by my mom in 1996 and never destroyed since :) )

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Zordboy, stratiformus - I LOVED the drama of it all too! Health and safety would never allow a diorama like that on a box or instructions today ;-)

Echoing other comments, I much prefer the look of the yellow station, I've owned it since release and it has been in my town as a constant basically ever since, however in recent years I have bricklinked the red version with the intention of mashing the 2 together at some point - and you can never have too many of those road plates!

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By in Portugal,

In my opinion this should be the best train station that LEGO has ever done.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Very nice! So that's where those inverted 1x3 slopes went :-)

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By in Denmark,

Definitely one of the best stations - if not the best - ever made. Like most of the other commentators, I also prefer the original yellow 4554 Metro Station, though. These buildings were probably some of the first prominent ones with distinct architectural details. - I still consider if they should serve as inspiration for my central station, once I build one.

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By in United States,

@scottd that is one awesome train station! I really dig the fact you used the original figures, and your vehicles are spot on, perfectly sized and look great too. I might have to steal some of your designs :) As for the original station, and it's yellow predecessor, what a classic couple of great looking sets.

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By in Poland,

As a kid, I was delighted to conclude that the railway goes through a volcano as the background shows!

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