In this section we help promote LEGO Idea projects to help them reach the 10,000 likes needed for their idea to get created! This week we feature the idea called Narrow Gauge Steam Engine created by Concore. Here’s what the creator had to say about the idea:
Inspired by the little shunting engine from LEGO’s own City set, 4204 ‘The Mine’ which it is pictured with below, you’ll agree they make quite a awesome little duo. The official building instructions for the LEGO City Mine Train are available here. This adorable little engine is just 5 studs wide, and can run on rails at just 4-studs wide. This engine would slip right into any LEGO City, and opens up the doorway to a whole network of 4-stud wide engines that accompany your full scale LEGO Railway!
Lord Basil accompanied by LEGO’s ‘Mine Engine’4204 , both dwarfed by the mighty ‘Emerald Night’ 10184.
“I was really glad to see this project get a lot of support. There is a lot of creative use of parts here and I really enjoy the off scale nature of it.” – GlenBricker
This set accommodates every LEGO fan’s dream to own one of LEGO’s awesome trains, but now at a more affordable price point. It could easily act as a introductory set into the world of LEGO Trains. This little engine would make a fantastic desktop set, for the amateur train driver in all of us. Or could just as easily be the bases for a more expansive and intricate railway. This set come with the engine, one carriage and a guard’s van. As well as the Driver, Guard and a little Scotty Dog. And as for the part hunters among you, this set features a number of attractive Dark Red and Pearl Gold pieces which would be unique to this set, including plenty of 2×4 curved tiles, as well as a number a small rail wheels, 1×1 round tiles and SNOT pieces. The possibility to expand the range is just as expansive as any full-scale railway, if there’s interest in this project, a can upload links to instructions for other rolling stock, as well as a couple more engines and signals!
The Little Engine, named ‘Lord Basil’ adorns the colours of ‘The Castle & Kingdom Railway’, Dark Red and Pearl Gold which ooze the elegance and luxury needed to entice passengers to ride this miniature railway. It’s loosely based on the iconic miniature engine ‘Talyllyn’, which still runs today, high in the hills of West Wales on The Talyllyn Railway, the worlds first preserved railway. A LEGO set produced to honour this fact would be a fantastic tribute to a railway that began a tradition of preserving history for generations the world over to enjoy and experience. The actual engine on which it is based is also famous, as it’s the inspiration for the character of ‘Skarloey’ from ‘Thomas & Friends’, and the Little Engines series of books by Rev. W. Awdry. The carriages are also based on stock running on the Talyllyn Railway.
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What do you think about this idea? Would you buy it?