LEGO Creator Corner Deli

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO Creator Corner Deli 31050

Manufacturer: LEGO

Review By: Papa

This is a very cute set with lots of colors.  The Corner Deli features a deli sandwich restaurant with outside dining, two miniature “deli sandwiches,” a cook minifig and a customer carrying her sandwich.

The actual structure is two stories tall and can be set up open with the interior exposed, or as a closed building. The first floor is either wood or “brownstone” while the second story is a very pleasant shade of blue/green. There is access to the roof via ladders and a ceiling hatch.

The roof has a TV antenna and a colorful bird sitting on it. There is an easy chair upstairs for the deli owner to relax after a long day making and selling sandwiches. I like the red and white canopy above the sandwich counter and flip-up window so sandwiches can be passed to customers outside.  It even comes with a fire hydrant (and I will have to add the dog leaving his mark!).

I added this set to the LEGO City sets that I own to give my city more variety in terms of building designs. I really enjoyed building this set. LEGO Creator sets can be built three different ways and I see myself picking up more of these to enlarge the structure.

If you’d like to add the Corner Deli to your display, you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.

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LEGO City Cargo Train 60198

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 [Amazon Exclusive]

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toy Review by: Papa

If you like trains and LEGOS, then this is the set for you!  The LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 is one of the newer remote control motorized train sets that includes Bluetooth control so you can operate the train from your smartphone or tablet.  The Lego Powered Up app is is a free download from your favorite app store.

This train set is full of features and accessories.  Besides the motorized, remote control engine, you get the parts to build a operating crane railroad car, a loaded log freight car, and a flat railroad car with 2 cargo containers.  One of the cargo containers contains a bank vault with money and gold and there is an armored van for making deliveries. The set includes 6 LEGO minifigs and a siding control tower.

I love that this set comes with a turnout switch and a track dead end bumper stop. It has enough track to make a nice loop with the siding on the inside of the loop. You can park Lego railroad cars on the siding.  Kind of makes you want more railroad cars or another engine. Yep, that’s how I think. When it comes to toys, more is better, don’t you agree?

I really enjoy playing LEGO trains with my grandson, who is just starting to understand that if you take your LEGO apart, and don’t know how to put it back together again, then you end up with a tub of parts, but no toys to play with.  I added the LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport 60183 Building Kit to this layout and my grandson, who is six years old, put the entire kit together by himself. He has played with it almost daily for the last two weeks and it is still all put together.

If you’re looking for a new engine to add to your LEGO City layout, you can find this one on Amazon here.

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LEGO City Passenger Train 60197

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 Building Kit (677 Piece)

Our Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review by: Robby

*Reviewer’s note: I do not own this train. It is my Papa’s. But, he lets me play with it sometimes, so I know a bit about it.

I like the LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 because it can plow things like logs off the tracks with its cone shaped nose, just like my LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train 60051 (You can see my review about the 60051 model train here). I like using the Bluetooth LEGO Powered Up controller on my Papa’s cell phone. It’s a lot of fun, and the Bluetooth controls are really neat.

The main thing I don’t like is that the LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 isn’t my model train set, so I can’t crash it or tear it apart. Papa wants me to always keep it together and keep it un-crashed. I also dislike that it doesn’t fit through the Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Express station because of the electricity hooks on the roof. If you want to play with this with the LEGO Hogwarts Express train station, take the electricity hooks off the top of the passenger train, then it will fit through the Hogwarts Express station (but ask permission first so you don’t get in trouble).

If you want to get the LEGO City Passenger Train 60197 to build, you can find it on Amazon here. But, make sure you figure out your LEGO rules before you start running your train, so you know if you’re allowed to crash, or not!

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LEGO City Cargo Train 60198

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 [Amazon Exclusive]

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toy Review by: Robby

*Reviewer’s note: I do not own this train. It is my Papa’s. But, he lets me play with it sometimes, so I know a bit about it.

What I like: I like that the LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 is as green as Christmas. I like using the Bluetooth LEGO Powered Up controller on my Papa’s cell phone to move the model train around the track. I like running this model train on the LEGO Bluetooth app, even more than I like running my O Scale Lionchief BNSF RS3 model train on the Lionchief bluetooth app.

The only thing I don’t like about the LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 is that it isn’t my train, so I can’t crash it or tear it apart (and I love train crashes). Papa likes to always keep his trains put together, and keep them un-crashed. Although this train set is for 6 and up, Papa’s rules about not crashing makes it seem like it’s for kids 69 and up.

If you want to get the LEGO City Cargo Train 60198 to build, you can find it on Amazon here. But, make sure you figure out your LEGO rules before you start running your train, so you know if you’re allowed to crash, or not!

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LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train 60051

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City High-speed Passenger Train 60051 Train Toy

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toy Review by: Robby

The LEGO City High-Speed Passenger Train 60051 model train set reminds me of a real-life bullet train. It’s white like the Cascades of Amtrak, which is really awesome. I like moving things off the tracks with this train’s bullet nose. It’s a great pusher! Because the engine nose is made of one giant piece, it doesn’t fall apart as much when it crashes. Which is good, if you like crashing trains like me!

I like to combine the LEGO track that comes with this set with the track from my LEGO City Cargo Train 60052 to make a giant LEGO train layout. I like that you can set the controllers to run two trains, so I can run this bullet train and my freight train at the same time, with the same controller.

What I don’t like: This set is hard to build without help, similar to LEGO City Cargo Train set 60052 (You can read what I think about that set here). Also, the bullet nose sections of this train are hard to get connected. Although this train set is for 6 and up it’s very difficult to build without a grownup helping.

You should get the LEGO City Cargo Train set 60052 if you love Legos and model trains. You can find it on Amazon here and build it with your kids!

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LEGO City Cargo Train 60052

Amazon Product Name (APN): LEGO City Cargo Train 60052 Train Toy

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Toy Review by Robby

I saved my own money for a long time to buy the Lego City Cargo Train 60052 train set. I built it with Dad the first time. It’s L Scale, which is close to O Scale model train size, but it’s L for LEGO! I like to crash my trains a lot, and I like to take my LEGO kits apart and build new things. Mom has helped me rebuild this set a couple of times, too.

The LEGO City Cargo Train 60052 set reminds me of a real-life CSX Freight Train. I like that it’s blue like Amtrak. I love crashing this train set. When I first got it, I would crash the train into the truck, and crash the forklift into the crane.

I don’t like that when I crash it, the headlights on the bottom fall off. It’s pretty hard to build, and I have a hard time building it without help because it’s such a big set and I just want to play. Although the LEGO City Cargo Train 60052 model train set is for kids 6 and up, it’s very difficult to build without a grownup helping. If you want to build this set with your kids, you can find the LEGO City Cargo Train 60052 on Amazon here.

Make sure you build it together, and you decide if you’re okay with crashing it or not. It’s more fun when everyone agrees on how to play trains!

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Melissa & Doug USA Map Wooden Puzzle

Amazon Product Name (APN): Melissa & Doug Wooden USA Map Puzzle, Wipe-Clean Surface, Teaches Geography & Shapes, 45 Pieces

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by: Robby

I play with this puzzle all the time! I like building the USA Map and learning where all the states go. It’s cool because it shows pictures of things about each state. It’s funny because the puzzle has 45 pieces. But there’s 50 states! That’s because the tiny states like Rhode Island and Connecticut are added to bigger puzzle pieces, so you don’t have teeny tiny puzzle pieces that would make it hard to play.

It’s hard to remember where all the pieces go when they’re out of the puzzle. We use the Melissa & Doug USA Map to help us learn about the U.S.A. in school. Did you know that Alaska is actually much bigger than Texas? Why don’t they print it that way on the maps? I don’t know!

I think this puzzle is really good for kids 5 and up, because that’s when I got the puzzle to learn about the U.S.A. If you want to get this puzzle for your kids, you can find it on Amazon.com here.

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Ryan’s World – Deep Six Ryan Figure and Bonus Mystery Figure

Amazon Product Name (APN): Ryan’s World – Deep Six Ryan Figure and Bonus Mystery

Our Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by: Robby

When I looked at the package, I could see the Deep Six Ryan, and then there was a blind bag. Inside the blind bag was a Blue Titan. I wish I had the other titans as well, but Dark Titan is ultra rare. I hope I get one someday.

What I like about Deep Six Ryan is that he looks a bit rare with his silver hammer. He makes me want to build a statue of my mom because he’s wearing a hard hat, which makes me want to build!

What I like about the Blue Titan that came in my mystery bag, is he’s Red Titan’s pal. So, I think I need to find a Red Titan. It was fun to have a surprise pack inside the packaging. But, I think I would have preferred the Ryan in the diving suit. Maybe next time, I’ll get one of those.

If you want to get your kids a Deep Six Ryan Figure you can get it on Amazon here. I hope you get a Dark Titan in your mystery bag!

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