I got this set for my 8 year old train fan. He has no trouble building it by himself. We are very disappointed because the motor is very weak and the train cannot navigate a turn on the tracks. It stops when it gets to the turn. We tried different brands of batteries. Thinking maybe they were not strong enough, but still the same issue. It cannot toe any of the cars. It will just stop moving. I am a very disappointed parent.
As a stand alone set, lot of play features, good crane, cow is fun....really nice set. Glad we added to our collection
The only issue is the pallets are not compatible with the older cargo trucks. The pallets won't fit in our cargo truck 60020. Truck can only hold 6 stud long pallets, the train uses 8. My kids were very disappointed when they couldn't put the pallets of the train into the cargo truck. The truck that comes with the set is open so not an issue, the 60020 is enclosed and per my kids much cooler. We have modified our old truck, but disappointing pallets were not consistent along the cargo city line. After all, isn't the whole point of staying within a certain theme is so all the sets will work together? Hoping the Lego Designers in the future will stick to a common pallet length standard to avoid this issue in the future.
This is a great set. I see a lot of play value for the young ones. I love Lego trains and have several sets. I think Lego is getting better with them as new ones are made. My only complaint would be that Lego doesn't make individual railcars for expanding the trains. It would make the trains even more popular if they sold individual railcars. If you haven't gotten a Lego train you can't go wrong with this set.
The vents under the flatbed of the truck are not symmetric. And I can not find a similar design in a real life. Is it an error?
This is a great set, or as an addition to an existing train layout. I love the look of the engine, and the cars are easily customizable to carry any cargo you might want to move about. There is a good amount of track that can be laid out a few different ways.