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New Duplo Train Sets: Easy come, easy go

I've been waiting and waiting for the new duplo track accessory sets to be available for sale in the US:
  • 10872 Train Bridge and Tracks
  • 10882 Train Tracks
I had been checking around every week.  Yesterday, I noticed Walmart.com had 7 of one and 6 of the other.  So I bought 4 of one and 5 of the other (leaving them with 3 and 1 respectively).  I just happened to check today, and I see they are now out of stock (but mine show shipped with a tracking number).  Pays to act fast I guess!

No one else seems to have them in the U.S. They don't even show up at Lego.com at all (US region).  Not sure what's up with that, or why Walmart.com had a few....but as long as they show up as promised, I guess I shouldn't care.


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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 922
    ^Cant comment on ANYTHING related to this other than the fact it warps my brain to see what train products release for Duplo while ignoring system...

  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 279
    What do you mean? Duplo has almost nothing for trains compared to regular Legos.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,071
    The bridge is massive. I bought it (in England) for a display and it was so big it could barely fit on my display table. I am currently a bit obsessed with Duplo Trains. Just love them. 
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 922
    alaskaguy said:
    What do you mean? Duplo has almost nothing for trains compared to regular Legos.
    In the last decade Duplo has had;
    -  three licensed train products (Thomas, Toy Story, Disney/Mickey)
    - Multiple level crossings (with barriers) released more frequently than system. 
    - Bridge/ line elevation system.
    - A moulded tunnel (well they call it a mine)
    - a VERY solid buffer system. That genuinely works.
    - Automated audio carriages and now activation tiles.
    - Multiple moulds for steam, freight and passenger trains.
    - a frickin ZOO train (albeit simple)
    - multiple crane systems in several mould iterations.
    - at least a dozen large, train specific moulded parts (that have been rarely used elsewhere).
     
    This is just what I can think of off the top of my head - I'll admit I may be biased because I'm a system guy but you'll have a hard time convincing me that TLG don't show Duplo PLENTY of train love...
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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 279
    alaskaguy said:
    What do you mean? Duplo has almost nothing for trains compared to regular Legos.
    In the last decade Duplo has had;
    -  three licensed train products (Thomas, Toy Story, Disney/Mickey)
    - Multiple level crossings (with barriers) released more frequently than system. 
    - Bridge/ line elevation system.
    - A moulded tunnel (well they call it a mine)
    - a VERY solid buffer system. That genuinely works.
    - Automated audio carriages and now activation tiles.
    - Multiple moulds for steam, freight and passenger trains.
    - a frickin ZOO train (albeit simple)
    - multiple crane systems in several mould iterations.
    - at least a dozen large, train specific moulded parts (that have been rarely used elsewhere).
     
    This is just what I can think of off the top of my head - I'll admit I may be biased because I'm a system guy but you'll have a hard time convincing me that TLG don't show Duplo PLENTY of train love...
    I guess we look for different things.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 279
    But what I am really interested to find out is if these two sets are released in the U.S. or not....and whether Walmart had a few grey market units that they sold.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 279
    edited July 10
    As a side note, I just ordered the Lego 10874 Steam Train from Amazon.com...and it doesn't seme to be available anywhere else in the U.S. (at RRP or better), or from Lego.com (U.S.) itself.
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