Christmas spirit has pulled into the station on the Norman Rockwell Christmas Express, part of LEC U.S.A.'s USA Train Series Collector's Edition. This Steam Locomotive 4-4-0 American train set captures the look of artist Norman Rockwell in an easy-to-assemble train set that even the youngest train enthusiasts can play with.
The set comes with four train cars (first car, motor car, coal car, and log car), 14 rail pieces, a station, a coaling tower with coal pieces, a market, a library, and stickers for decoration.
Once you connect the four train cars, flip the switch on the motor car to turn it on, and watch the train chug around the track. There are two track pieces that will cause the train to stop when you flip the switch. So you can make the train stop at the station or make the train stop at the coaling tower.
Fill the coaling tower with the coal pieces, and when the train pulls up, open the bottom chute to pour the coal into the coal car.
Whether you're looking for a Christmas-themed train set to run around the base of your Christmas tree or you want to give your child his or her first train set this Christmas, this is a well-made, classic train set that would be perfect for either option. Older train fans who also like Norman Rockwell's artwork will find the Norman Rockwell connection with this train set appealing and may also want to add it to their collections.
The Norman Rockwell Christmas Express train set is for ages 3 and up, but we also think that older train enthusiasts and Norman Rockwell fans will like adding this train to their collections.
It took us 20 minutes to set up this train set, and the instructions were easy to follow. The train track size is 39 inches by 16.1 inches.
You'll need one AA battery, which is not included.
The coal pieces are very small, so if you've got a preschooler playing with this, make sure you keep the coal pieces out of reach of a younger sibling and supervise the play.
1 AA battery required
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