LEGO City Cargo Train Review (LEGO)

What It Is

The LEGO City: Cargo Train is an 888-piece set that builds a motorized R/C Cargo Train, Station, Truck, and Forklift. The set comes with 30 rail-track pieces and four LEGO City Minifigures-a train driver, forklift driver, truck driver, and a farmer. The Cargo Train features a motorized locomotive that moves forward and backward using the IR remote control. There's also a cattle wagon, two cargo wagons, and multiple items to load onto the wagons, such as the farmer's cattle, cable drums, and a fuel tank. The train station features an overhead crane that slides along a track. The crane has a winch that can be used to lower items onto the train wagons. There is also an office so the Minifigures can keep track of the entire cargo heading to and from LEGO City.

Is It Fun?

The multiple train cars, tracks, accessories, and minifigures in this set give kids hours of imaginative, open-ended play possibilities. This would also be a great set for a large scale, LEGO City display.

Who It’s For

The set is intended for kids, ages 6-12, but we think older LEGO fans will like it also.

What To Be Aware Of

The directions for this set are excellent and divided into six separate books. It took our Master Builder two hours and 15 minutes to build so it will probably take three or more hours for most people to complete.

The locomotive and remote control require a total of nine, "AAA" batteries, which are not included.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    9 AAA batteries required