It is a game set designed for the whole family, since the complexity of the construction and the double instructions included allow several participants to be involved in assembling the Christmas train, being suitable for users aged 12 and over.
The train is not motorized, and if you want to add this function you need to buy separately the Power Functions accessories to drive the locomotive with a remote control.
This can be the ideal Christmas gift for any child or fan of Lego trains, as there are more than 700 pieces that make up this model with beautiful finishes.
Main Features Explained
When making a list of the best Lego trains, the Christmas collection is an almost obligatory purchase for fans of construction sets and Christmas decorations, where a nice train at the foot of the tree cannot be missing.
To do this, the 10254 model has a traditional design in red, green and black, in addition to numerous accessories that evoke the happiest time of the year; among which we mention the Christmas tree, which, being mounted on the wagon, can turn when the train is in motion, accompanied by gifts and toys, in addition to the decoration of the train with green garlands, white branches and strings of lights.
Also, the minifigures that accompany the train enhance the play experience, because they can be placed sitting in the station next to the lantern, decorated to wait for the train, and then, when they get on the locomotive, they can visit the driver’s cabin to better enjoy the walk.
It is important to note that this game set is of an expert level, so greater dexterity and skill in assembling construction games is needed in order not to have difficulties with this product.
However, Lego does not disappoint its users and one aspect that buyers highlight in their opinions is precisely the clarity of the instruction manual. Likewise, they highlight the duplication of this, which is functional to assemble the train between several members of the family, avoiding the centralization of instructions.
On the other hand, we must mention that this set is made up of 734 pieces, so the minimum age indicated is 12 years due to the small elements included. However, with constant adult supervision, all children in the family can participate in the project.
Measurements and mechanization
Once assembled, the train measures 4” (12cm) high, 2” (7cm) wide and 20” (52cm) long. For its part, the pieces of the tracks included allow to form a circle of 70 cm in diameter, dimensions that can be adapted to the base of different models of Christmas trees.
As for the mechanization of the train, you should know that the necessary accessories are not included, but the models compatible with this and other Lego trains are specified in the box, which you can purchase separately to make it work with a motor and an infrared receiver, In addition to the battery and the remote control. Clearly, these elements increase the final purchase price, but it is a necessary purchase if you want to mechanize the train.
Now, if you want it as a decorative object to complement the Christmas setting in your home, you may not need to buy these accessories.