I thought I’d do a Lego train ride through my Lego City so I got my GoPro Hero 4 Silver on one of the Lego City 60052 Cargo Train carriages and gave it a spin!
I love train rides through my city, they are so much fun and it gives a super cool GoPro POV so you can imagine what it’d be like for a Lego minifigure riding one of the trains – that’s if they can get a seat on one of my busy trains! Let’s hope they don’t do what Jeremy Corbyn supposedly did and walk past the empty seats! That is the great thing about a Lego city – you can play out or imagine any scene you like and make it happen! The next train I will add to my layout is the Lego Creator 20154 Winter Holiday Train and I will add Power Functions to it too.
My Lego City layout is based in a spare room where I live. I don’t use tables because if I have it all on the floor then I can extend the train track layout so that it runs through the rest of my home. Currently it does just that, but what lies around the corner remains a mystery for now!
I’ve got a few Lego train sets but the cargo train is my favourite, along with the high speed passenger train. The item numbers for these sets are LEGO City 60052 Cargo Train and LEGO 60051 High Speed Passenger Train. I have joined a few Passenger Train sets together to make a train that is five carriages long. It took a while to do that because I like to wait until LEGO sets are on sale or reduced before I buy them. I did the same with the Lego Cargo Train which is a bit more expensive but also includes a lot more train track compared to set 60051.
I also have Lego City 60098 Heavy Haul Train, which I like but it looks a bit more industrial than 60052 does. I do like the carriages that come with the Heavy Haul Train set though because it includes one which you can fill with studs or small pieces to represent coal.
All of my Lego trains use Power Functions which means they run off batteries. The batteries last a few hours but the power dwindles and so the train gradually slows down but I also have one of Lego’s Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box 8878 units which is great. The battery lasts a long time and the power remains fairly consistent until it needs to be recharged. Here is a link to it if you want to have a look, it is expensive and you have to buy a charger separately so I could only afford to buy one http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/LEGO-Power-Functions-Rechargeable-Battery-Box-8878
The Lego City 60050 Train Station set was often reduced to so I have a few of those around my layout which is nice because I like the consistency it brings.
Pretty soon I’ll do a walk through of my Lego city since it can all fly past very quickly on a train ride. In the mean time see if you can spot some of these sets as the train whizzes by!
Lego City 60052 Cargo Train
Lego City 60051 High Speed Passenger Train
Lego City 60098 Heavy Haul Train
Lego City 60050 Train Station
Lego Creator 10247 Ferris Wheel
Lego Creator 10214 Tower Bridge
Let me know in the comments below if you have any Lego train sets too or what your favourite LEGO® set is!
S H O P A R O U N D
I buy most of my LEGO® from the LEGO® Store when they have promotions and I like to check the prices at Amazon, Smyths Toys and John Lewis too in case I can find a better price or promotion.
Be sure to shop around, check prices and find the best deal for you!
LEGO® Store USA or LEGO® Store UK – I always check the official LEGO® online store because they often have promotions such as a free polybag with purchase, however I find that delivery can be slower than Amazon.
Amazon USA or Amazon UK – I usually find Amazon has the lowest prices and since I have their Prime membership I get next day delivery too. However, be sure to shop around because the LEGO® Shop, while usually full price, often has free gift with purchase promotions!
Smyths Toys UK– I find delivery is very fast and they often have voucher codes so I like to check this store too. If you’re lucky enough to live near an actual Smyths Toys store you might be able to find some bargains because I sometimes see some amazing LEGO® offers that are only available in store and not online!
John Lewis UK – I love shopping at John Lewis because it is a nice store and they also price match. I have found some exclusive sets at John Lewis too.
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I use Apple iMovie and Apple Final Cut Pro to make my videos.
My camera is a Pentax KS-1 DSLR and I also use an iPhone 6 Plus. Some of the LEGO® train rides through my city are filmed using a GoPro Hero 4 Silver.
Most my videos are filmed in and around London where I live.