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10233 Horizon Express

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  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    The orange is starting to grow on me for this set. I don't think I have seen yellow minifigs with those ridiculous white smiles tho....are they new to this set? Hope they keep those smiles far away from future modulars.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^The modulars are pretty much the only sets I know of anymore that use the 'classic' generic smile heads. These crazy minifig heads are in just about everything anymore.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071

    Brief aside, I just noticed the male/female minfig split is 50/50 and not only that, a female is operating the train. Good progress from Lego in that domain, perhaps this is a sign of better ratios to come throughout System

    Yeah, I noticed that too. I think they're making an effort on that front. Perhaps some of that can be attributed to the criticisms after the Friends line was revealed.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    leego76 said:

    Is there a thread that explains 'trains' in general as I have a few questions?

    This might help: http://www.brickset.com/brickLists/?4855

  • mnbvcmnbvc Member Posts: 142
    I am so pleased at this news - when I saw the post last night, I had my fingers crossed for a new train...and one that's an adult build (i.e. not 5-12) is right up my street. Good looking price too.

    Also chuffed that the driver is a lady...WOOHOO!

    Totally stoked, and so happy that I bought EN last year...which led to me getting the passenger train and the cargo train and extra track. Reckon I am definitely a train convert now.
  • itsnotmeitsnotme Member Posts: 122

    Yeah, I noticed that too. I think they're making an effort on that front. Perhaps some of that can be attributed to the criticisms after the Friends line was revealed.

    On that topic, I unveiled the haunted house to my 3yr old daughter yesterday. Guess which of the 6 mini figs she immediately went for and played with nearly the entire time? Yep, the one and only female. The others did get to join in on a dance party later on then they all took naps. She doesn't understand why they don't each have their own bedroom.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 831
    Guys, we should not be praising the price tag because lego might do the same to this one like they did to the haunted house (up £30)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I think they'd really be foolish to up the price, coming soon after the HH debacle. They can only test our love so far...
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 355
    Am I the only one surprised that LEGO officially put a "bar" into a set? Has that ever been done before?
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    I don't know whether to be happy or sad that I just picked up a Passenger Train during the Walmart/Amazon fire sale. Happy that I will have the track and PF supply. Sad that I would have preferred to wait for this and use my 9V supplies to motorize.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited September 2012
    richo said:

    Wish the control panel wasn't a sticker though. grrr.

    You'll just need to make sure you make a better job of applying it than they did!! ;-) Shame on you TLG.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789
    kez said:

    Guys, we should not be praising the price tag because lego might do the same to this one like they did to the haunted house (up £30)

    They already have, if you purchase the HE (Im sure that will be its abbreviation) with Power Functions and track.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Nice looking train, will be for me and go nicely with the cargo and passenger trains the kids are getting for christmas. Just hope we dont get another price hike.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,425

    I don't know whether to be happy or sad that I just picked up a Passenger Train during the Walmart/Amazon fire sale. Happy that I will have the track and PF supply. Sad that I would have preferred to wait for this and use my 9V supplies to motorize.

    I dunno, Id say anyone that got a passenger train from Amazon for 97 got a really good deal.
    If I did not already have a few due to a BOGO50 that TRU had (long before they spiked prices on all of their sets) I would have pounced on that.
    flump said:

    richo said:

    Wish the control panel wasn't a sticker though. grrr.

    You'll just need to make sure you make a better job of applying it than they did!! ;-) Shame on you TLG.
    I think that people really need to learn how to deal with stickers from LEGO... Look at it this way, at least there does not appear to be as many stickers as is on the EN
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    @madforLEGO - Too true, although at least the EN wasn't licensed and so multiples could be sourced cheaply. Question is, is this??
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    no, otherwise they would have used the TGV logo instead of 2 arrows.
  • turtle1173turtle1173 Member Posts: 230
    Cool video. That's great that there definitely is going to be an "expert" line and that it's not just an assumption of ours.
  • MrBerreMrBerre Member Posts: 246
    Gotta love that they used VLC to play that video. ;-)
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    @jenni and @turtle1173 Thanks for the info, I think my confusion came from the fact that the set guide has the Maersk listed as a 9v subset! All makes a bit more sense now
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK Thanks - now, do I consider buying EN even at the somewhat inflated prices! And I know it is not going to get any cheaper
  • cbaker1974cbaker1974 Member Posts: 150
    Train looks ok, but to me doesn't have a lot of wow factor...Emerald Night and Maersk Train are way better IMO. Would have preferred to see the more modern TGV.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    image

    "I'll be back"
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226

    Would have preferred to see the more modern TGV.

    But there's no historical significance in doing a current TGV
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Does anyone remember what the train type in Back to the Future III was? That would make a great Lego set if they ever do BTTF.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Lol. We're not going to start a thread of quotes again are we? We can't rewrite the future you know! :-)

    Only a few weeks ago it was suggested I had a go at that train.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,623
    @LegoFanTexas It was a 4-6-0 Wood fired stea engine.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    http://www.ahrtp.com/HallofFameOnline2/pages/BO4-6-0.htm

    That kinda looks like it, but not quite...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Wow... found it...

    Turns out, the same train has been in, well, everything!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_No._3
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    Wow - the inverted tile seems like a great new piece!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 789

    Wow - the inverted tile seems like a great new piece!

    It's funny how you and the people in the video have no idea that it isn't a new piece.
    #9448 Samurai Mech has three in dark bley.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    canon03 said:

    Am I the only one surprised that LEGO officially put a "bar" into a set? Has that ever been done before?

    You mean bar as in snack bar? Nothing about it indicates they sell alcoholic beverages ;)

    I know that many cafe cars do indeed sell alcohol on trains, but consider that you also can buy a variety of other items there too and socially it's fine to bring your kids over.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,253
    The current blue/silver TGV would be rather boring in Lego form. It would almost certainly be blue/bley instead of silver bricks and thanks to SW we have quite enough giant bley sets.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Yes, but if they would do it in silver, or chrome, they'd sell a ton of them. :)
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,304
    ^ I think even red instead of orange would have the same effect. I dunno, something about orange just seems so 80s to me... and for some reason I always think of orange or yellow trains as dingy.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Of course, the irony is that if I bought this for my son, he'd probably love the orange. :)

    Will be an advanced build for a 7 year old (his birthday is next month), but he could do it with a bit of help here and there with the power functions.
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    I like the Horizon but wont be buying as many as I did with the EN as that one was a cast iron guarantee to do well.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,204

    Too bad it will take 2 to make it look authentic... that will cost a chunk

    Brief aside, I just noticed the male/female minfig split is 50/50 and not only that, a female is operating the train.

    Maybe they are linked. She was too busy doing her make-up and she left the station with only half a train :-)
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226

    ^ I think even red instead of orange would have the same effect. I dunno, something about orange just seems so 80s to me... and for some reason I always think of orange or yellow trains as dingy.

    Well it was an '80s train! And was orange! And probably became very dingy with time ;O) Historical accuracy y'know...
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    Having five trains being actively sold seems like a lot for TLG. I wonder if one or more is going to be dropped soon? If I had to guess I would go with #3677 or #10219, but I'm notoriously wrong at predictions.
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    The new year won't come soon enough to be able to pick up this set.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    I'd be shocked if #10219 goes this early, it's only been a year and a half. it's got another year to go. They had 10194 and 10219 both on sale together for a good 8 months, don't see any reason they can't overlap 10219 and 10233.

    if anything is duplicative, it's the yellow and red cargo trains. i'd bet on the yellow (older) one going away before any of the others.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,253
    I think I also read somewhere on this site awhile back that the Maersk Train could only last as long as they had the special Maersk blue ABS? Or maybe that was the Container Ship before it. Anyway, that might be a reason it would disappear quicker than normal if indeed it does.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    edited October 2012
    The official video (same one as above, but not recorded off a projector) has been posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=661790430101
    It's not on youtube yet, as far as I know.
  • typocorrectotypocorrecto Member Posts: 196
    edited October 2012
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    @typo, do you know if the video you saved is in 1080p or 720p HD?
  • givmellisgivmellis Member Posts: 23
    very excited about this set! I looks like its used some great building techniques and love the orange :) Will probably be my first train.....
  • typocorrectotypocorrecto Member Posts: 196
    720p HD...
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,918
    Thanks! :)
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    edited November 2012
    We've posted a pictorial review of the Horizon Express here -
    http://www.brickset.com/miscellaneous/reviews/10233/
    Be sure to click on the photos to see the big versions :-)
    bricksanCCCRenny
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