LEGO Duplo Cargo Train Review (LEGO)

LEGO Duplo Cargo Train
What It Is

The LEGO Duplo Cargo Train combines beginning construction play and train play for toddlers and preschoolers who like both. Plus, with a motorized train and action bricks, there are many ways for kids to bring this train set to life.

The Cargo Train set comes with 105 pieces for building the 24-piece train track and the train with two cargo trucks with tipping function. There's also a harbor area with a small crane and boat, a large crane, a cafe, and a loading and unloading station. There are also Duplo figures of a train driver, a boat captain, and a shopkeeper, plus a seagull. And you can't have a cargo train without cargo. Kids can chug around and set up a variety of accessories, including a gas pump, coffee machine, cup, chocolate bar, milk bottle, fishing net, bread, bananas, parcel, cash register, wrench, fish, and a menu.

To set the train in motion, just give it a gentle push forward or backward. A firm hold or lifting it off the tracks will make it stop. When the train chugs over one of the five colored action bricks (which kids can place wherever they like along the track), it will sound the horn, turn its lights on or off, pause and refuel, change direction, and stop.

Is It Fun?

This will be a fun way to encourage creative building and play. Adding in the action bricks gives kids more control over what the train does and allows them to set up new play scenarios each time. This is a big set that will inspire a lot of imaginative storytelling and be a fun first construction and train set.

Who It’s For

The LEGO Cargo Train is for ages 2 to 5, and will be a fun train set for kids who like building with LEGO and playing with trains.

What To Be Aware Of

Four AAA batteries are required but not included.

You can download the free iOS and Android LEGO Duplo Connected Train app to give kids more play possibilities with this train set, including remote control functionality and fun activities.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    4 AAA batteries required