Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 Building Kit (677 Piece)
Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Toy Review by: Papa
I love this set so much so that I bought two of them. Here’s why.
I have purchased LEGOS for others most of my life. It wasn’t until a few years ago that my son came up with the idea to use LEGOS to build a monitor stand for his computer. I stole his idea and ran with it. I have been buying LEGOS for myself ever since.
I really enjoy building the LEGO sets. If you know me or have seen any of my other articles and reviews, then you know I also love trains. So buying a LEGO train set was a very easy decision. Even knowing that I would end up with a room filling layout, I jumped right in.
The LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 kit has 677 pieces and suggests it is for ages 6-12. It has a motorized engine and two railroad cars, enough track to make a loop, some LEGO minifigs and some track side accessories. It comes with a remote control but you can also operate the engine from your phone or tablet using the LEGO PowerUp app that is available for free. The LEGO app has the added benefit of adding sounds to your play.
The kit has everything you need to load passengers and take them on their journey. I bought the second passenger train kit because I wanted a longer train with an engine on each end. That was the reason I ended up with lithium batteries. With six new lithium batteries, the engine pulled the entire train (engine plus 4 railroad cars and a “dummy engine”) fast enough that derailments could, and did, occur! This is a very fun set and like all LEGOS, they can be added to and modified to suit your own needs.
If you’re interested in getting into LEGO train sets, I recommend you take a look at the Lego City Passenger Train 60197 on Amazon here.
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